NEC breaks long-range speed record with terabit transmission

The company combined four superchannels to simultaneously transmit 4 terabits/sec over 6,213 miles.

Why ultrabooks actually could be the Next Big Thing

They promise a lot of what's new in user experience -- including a Siri-like voice interface and gesture recognition -- along with a treasured oldie.

Kinect for Windows, free software kit to drop Feb. 1

Along with the retail version of Kinect for Windows arriving Feb. 1 (for $249), a free commercial software development kit will also be available for download.

AT&T shows off Windows Phone-powered HTC Titan II at CES

According to AT&T, the phone carrier will carry the HTC Titan II with the Windows Phone operating system in the next few months.

A space-time cloak? Time holes? It's not science fiction anymore.

New research in creating time holes to cloak events sounds esoteric, but hackers might be able to use it to mask online intrusions into IT systems.

3 reasons to beware of the hype at CES

Although a lot of buzz will come from CES, the hot new product doesn't always do so well in the real world. Here are three past "darlings" that didn't catch on.

Non-Latin Top Level Domain names grew in 2011

The number of country code Top Level Domains using non-Latin scripts and alphabets rose with the addition of 26 to 30 names in the last year.

GPO 2012 funding reflects shift to electronic publishing

Appropriations for the remainder of the fiscal year are down to $126 million, about 70 percent of which is for preparing for digital access and printing.

Internet Hysteria Index: Are we losing our edge?

The Technology Policy Institute has developed a model for evaluating just how well the Internet is fulfilling its potential for hyperbole.

Microsoft bids farewell to Consumer Electronics Show

Next month's Consumer Electronics Show will be the last for Microsoft, the company announced Dec. 21.

Got research? NIST could show you the money.

NIST has opened its research funding programs for fiscal 2012, with the IT Lab among nine grant programs that are accepting applications.

2012: 5 reasons it's not the end of the world (and 5 reasons to worry)

The Maya didn't predict the end of the world, just the end of a calendar. And new technologies even give us reason to look forward to 2012.

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