Trading movies and other large data files online through the popular BitTorrent delivery platform may soon happen on simple consumer devices, thanks to a pair of companies that are creating specifically designed processors that can handle what PCs can do today.
Parallel precessing was used since the beginning of the computational era, but it was only available for supercomputers because of serious programming issues. These programming difficulties arise when you try to make each processor handle a certain job in an efficient manner, so that all tasks are done in order.
Love it or hate it, there’s no turning back the clock on RFID folks, this is one technology that’s here to stay. It’s been kicking up a storm of privacy issues, and the FDA approval for VeriChip to implant human beings in the name of medical advances hasn’t done anything to settle the dust.
Social news sites have had to develop copyright policies and work to comply with the DMCA. Most larger social news sites have designated DMCA agents and processes in place to handle complaints of copyright infringement. Here’s how the major social news sites (Digg, Reddit, Slashdot, Netscape) stack up…
Our list of the new and/or undiscovered Web sites that have grabbed our attention this year. You’ll see a large collection of Web applications and tech sites, excellent blogs, offbeat social networks, and, as always, a handful of addictive Flash games for those slow days at work.
Right now, smartphones are the new hotness and PDAs are old and busted. At least that’s what a new report from research firm Gartner says. During the first half of 2006, shipments of PDAs and smartphones grew 57 percent over the same period in 2005, totalling 42.1 million units. 34.7 million of those were smartphones, with the remainder PDAs.
If you’ve only heard about Vonage and Skype when it comes to VoIP, you’ve only scratched the surface. Dozens of startup companies from the U.S., Canada and Europe are bringing out innovative IP telephony products. Here are our picks for the Top 25 new VoIP companies set to change the way we all work and do business