Stories by Ephraim Schwartz

Reality Check: Is LCD supply manipulation afoot?

The Crystal Cycle is an industry term that refers to shortages in the supply-and-demand cycle for LCD displays. When notebook PCs started taking off, we saw the first shortage. There was another serious shortage with the emergence of 14-inch and 15-i...

Gadgets and gizmos add spark to DemoFall

What would Demo Fall 05, the now bi-annual conference for the introduction of new products and servers, be if it didn't have its share of gadgets and gizmos to entertain the audience of high-tech investors?

Nokia and Sun prep Java for handsets

At the Sun Microsystems JavaOne Developer Conference this week both Sun and Nokia laid out their plans to enhance the Java environment for the next generation of handsets.

IAnywhere gives Microsoft mobile management help

On Monday iAnywhere Solutions, a division of database management system company Sybase, announced a partnership with database rival Microsoft to integrate the Afaria mobile management suite into Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003.

Multimedia broadcast technology selected

Digital Fountain, a vendor of telecommunications infrastructure technology, announced Tuesday that 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) selected Digital Fountain's DF Raptor technology as the single standard for the broadcasting of multimedia st...

Microsoft, SPSS work to embed analytics in SQL 2005

SPSS, a provider of software for predictive analytics, unveiled the results of its behind-the-scenes work with the Microsoft database development team this week. SPSS announced a version of its statistical analysis toolset that can be embedded into t...

Samsung unveils 4GB Flash memory

Samsung Electronics announced a breakthrough in flash memory for mass storage last week with a 4GB flash device in a 70-nanometer chip.

PalmOne unveils handheld with 4GB hard drive

Going where no other handheld has gone before, PalmOne unveiled today the LifeDrive Mobile Manager, a device that includes a 1-inch, 4G byte hard drive. LifeDrive also includes the capability to synchronize entire directories of data, pictures and vi...

7-Eleven drops DOS, moves to .Net

Retailing giant 7-Eleven announced this week that it will transition its 5,300 convenience stores from using a DOS-based batch data-processing handheld to a somewhat newer device.

Mac-to-BlackBerry synchronization app launched

In what may someday may be nicknamed the MacBerry, Information Appliance Associates (IAA) announced this week a product called PocketMac BlackBerry, a synchronization application that will give RIM BlackBerry users the ability to do two-way synching ...

Good-bye PCI, hello PCI Express

One of the most comprehensive refreshes of Intel architecture will start rolling out in the coming months. The PCI Express bus will replace current I/O interfaces, such as PCI for device interconnects and AGP8X for graphics, on all servers, workstati...

AppForge ships cross-platform .Net environment

AppForge, under new CEO Gary Warren, who has a mandate to refocus the company's target market from consumer to enterprise developers, this week began shipping Crossfire 5.0, a mobile and wireless cross-application development environment designed for...

Apple renews IBM chip partnership, launches G5 Macs

Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs kicked off Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference on Monday with the renewal of a chip partnership with IBM and the launching of an instant messaging system featuring video and audio capability.

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Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.

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