Microsoft has already begun hinting towards the release of Windows 7, the next version of Windows as the successor of Windows Vista, to potentially already be released in 2009! This obviously gets everyone excited, but does Microsoft really want to recreate the same hysteria about their next operating system while Windows Vista is still trying […]

Hopefully I am not the only fool out there to have posted about Google’s public April Fools’ joke, Virgil! Apparently Google is historically known for their annual hoaxes. So a word of warning come next year…don’t believe any news on April 1st, even if it is on the Official Google Blog. So really, did anyone […]

If this wasn’t posted on the Official Google Blog I probably wouldn’t have believed it. Google is teaming up with Sir Richard Branson to form Virgle, the goal of which is the establishment of a permanent human settlement on Mars. If you ever dreamed of being a pioneer here is your chance. The adventure begins […]

CNET is sponsoring the Webware 100 Awards where you can vote for the best Web 2.0 apps. The winners will be announced at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco on April 21st, 2008. Here is a look at my picks from the productivity category (you can vote up to 3 times), plus a few […]

I haven’t been able to report about all that I have seen here at CeBIT nearly as much as anticipated. If you want to find a more complete list of all the new hot items go to Engadget. Continuing my previous list of attention grabbers here at CeBIT, here is more of what caught my […]

After 4 days here at the CeBIT trade fair I was finally able to break away from the stand to go see some other fair exhibits. Here is brief summary of what is being shown at the fair, reflecting some interesting trends in the IT industry. Mobile Device & Communications This section of the fair […]

This week I am attending the world’s largest IT trade fair, CeBIT, in Hannover, Germany. Each year the fair reflects trends in the IT industry and as such has determined this to be a big enough issue to focus CeBIT 2008 on green IT. This being the theme they have a Green IT Village to […]

Google announced the introduction of Google Sites as part of Google Apps. This is a nice addition to the free suite of Google Apps services. Here is a brief introduction to Google Sites: It’s an online application that makes creating a team web site as easy as editing a document. You can quickly gather a […]

Samsung DuoS, the first mobile phone to support 2 active SIM cards simultaneously. This may not have much significance in the US, but other areas such as Europe will greatly appreciate this long anticipated phone. The reason being that people who are not tied down to a contract, but rather use the prepay model typically […]

2006 brought us a lot of exciting new technology from software to electronics. What was the best new technology of 2006? Well this gets greatly debated and the right answer is surely different for ever person, however I would like to take a look at some of the canidates. BBC Nominations: Playstation 3 (next generation […]

To kick off the series on the Best of 2006 we have Forbes list of Top 5 Nanotechnology Breakthroughs of 2006. 2006 brought nanotechnology into the spotlight, opening our imaginations up to the possibilities that it can enable. 2007 will surely continue this trend leading us deeper into this untrodden territory. DNA ORAGAMI – a […]

With the start of a new year we look back to analyze what we have learned and what progress we have made in the previous year. This reflection can not only be a source of motivation for the new year before us, but also give us insight for what we can expect to continue to […]

Forbes Newsletter points out 5 wireless trends, that according to them, can double your portfolio this year. Whie this may be too optimistic, I think they have put together a strong list of trends and technologies that accurately reflect where the industry is headed. Here are the 5 trends: TREND # 1: Faster speed through […]

As RFID continues to emerge and develop as a promising technology, new applications of the technology are being presented each day. Here are some of the more interesting ones that I have come across: Australia Post tracks mail delivery using RFID e-Passports with RFID Chip RFID to track airport passengers Cattle producers using RFID to […]

I was listening to a podcast from IT Conversations and one of the speakers mentioned how he no longer uses bookmarks within his Internet browser and that bookmarks are something of the past, no longer needed with today’s web. The reason for this being the advancement in Internet search engines, making it so easy to […]

What Web 2.0 is, is continuously being defined or interpreted. Beyond Ajax, RSS, pastel colors and big buttons you will also find social searching (the ability to interact with the search engine and promote what they feel are the relevant results). One popular manifestation of social searching is a tag cloud or a swicki. The […]

Faster wirless connections are on their way. Two updates today on 2 wireless technologies that I am looking forward to: Certified Wireless USB (WUSB) -? Wireless USB devices are finally expected to hit the market by the end of the year. This technology, offering connectivity speeds matching those of todays wired USB 2.0 at 480 […]

If you live in the US and you make a lot of internation phone calls you may want to check out http://futurephone.com. This is a free service that allows you to make free international phone calls to over 50 countries by calling their gateway access number. The international portion of the call is free, you […]

List of exciting new services on the web… Coghead – Service that lets anyone create a Web-based business application—from expense management to inventory tracking to CRM. Googe Docs & Spreadsheets – Google has finally combined its online word processor (from it’s Writely acquisition) and its online spreadsheet into one Webtop application. Netvibes – A customizable […]

Shumla.com had an interesting post on their blog discussing ‘After YouTube, Who’s Next?’. I found the following report taken from Morgan Stanley’s Internet Search Trends analysis on Emerging Companies to be very interesting and possibily predictive. Below are the companies they suggested to watch out for:

A blog post recently revealed the following interesting facts to show how the globalized market is creating a level playing field… If you are one in a million in China, there are 1,300 people just like you. The smartest top 25% of people in China represents a population greater than all of North America. China […]

All you Skype users, have you tried out Gizmo Project yet? Check out the list of cool features and options available and you may want to make the switch. Features I like about Gizmo that I haven’t seen with Skype: FREE phone calls to all Gizmo friend’s (these are your contacts in Gizmo) landline or […]

The Business 2.0 Blog tuned me into an interesting project by the creators of Skype to extend their P2P technology into the television realm. Code named The Venice Project, it will be interesting to see how this business model works out and, if successful, whether the major networks will try to replicate or adopt it. […]

Nokia announced the release of a new short-range wireless technology that aims to be a valid and interesting alternative to Bluetooth that, thanks to its reduced power consumption, will be able to extend its use to a whole new range of devices. CNet reports that “Because of their small size and low energy consumption, Wibree […]

CNet writes about T-Mobiles planned service to offer seamless switching between cell and wi-fi networks. Similar services are also planned to be offered here in Europe by Telecom Italia and Orange, charging between 10 and 15 euros per month for unlimited calling from dual-mode Wi-Fi/cellular phones used in home networks. This is an exciting big […]

Last week the Buzz Out Load podcast informed me about one of Google’s latest beta programs called Google Apps for Your Domain. Google is extending some of their online applications to business and educational organizations. The beta program allows you to use Google’s Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Talk and Google Page Creator with your domain. […]

Italy’s two larges cellular phone service providers, TIM and Vodafone, each offering mobile email solutions, recently offered product trials of their proposed mobile office solutions. TIM with the Blackberry 8700g Vodafone with an HP iPAQ hw6515. After a test drive of the 2 devices here are some of my thoughts. Blackberry The sleak design and […]

Tomorrow’s cars on display in Japan… The Pivo, from Nissan, is an electric car with a bubble-shaped cabin that rotates 360 degrees. If you get stuck in a tight spot, just spin the cabin and head back the way you came. URL: Photos: Tomorrow’s cars rally in Tokyo Source Blog

E-Paper is becoming a reality! Dubious as it may have seemed, the speculation for years about electronic paper seems to be developing into reality. The prototype by E Ink consist of oppositely charged black and white pigments floating in a clear fluid. The pigments rise or fall in the fluid, depending on an electrical charge. […]

From design to delivery, custom manufacturing is coming soon to a desktop near you. Writer Clive Thompson joins the fab Lab” revolution. New software and service allows anyone to design and create anything they want!…. URL: Machines that can make anything Source Blog

Slashdot reports: “U.S. scientists have managed to revive dead dogs to life, by using a technique similar to cryogenation, in which the dogs’ blood was drained and replaced by a cold, saline liquid. A couple of hours, their blood was replaced, and an electric shock brought them back to life with no brain damage. The […]

Google continues their march towards Internet domination in various fronts. The most recent target being their multimedia services. In April Google began collecting video streams allowing the publisher to choose payment types. This service is now ready for public display. Could pay-per-view movies be next? URL: Google Video search ready for playback Source Blog

CIOs polled in silicion.com’s jury think many IT departments will receive the death sentence within the next five years. URL: Will IT departments still exist in 2010? * Source Blog

Company’s Connexion unit will provide live TV to airline passengers using laptops as it rolls out more in-flight Wi-Fi Net services. URL: Boeing to offer live in-flight TV feeds Source Blog

Jim Bruer writes “Microsoft sends news today that founder Bill Gates has announced a MSN Virtual Earth service is to debut in the summer. The service is promised to provide: *Satellite images with 45-degree-angle views of buildings and neighborhoods *Satellite images with street map overlays * Ability to add local data layers, such as showing […]

The upcoming release of Star Wars Episode III along with the release of the new XBox 360 have both hit the headlines today! Both exciting news for the tech world…

We will soon be living and moving around just like the Jetsons!! Ant writes “CBS News has an article, images, and a free streaming video clip of Elwood (Woody) Norris’ invention of a working flying machine, AirScooter. He asked one of his test pilots to demonstrate it for 60 Minutes on a hilltop outside San […]