Hardware


Encrypted laptop can't take the Fifth, federal judge rules

Is being forced to provide your decryption password a violation of the constitutional guarantee of freedom from self-incrimination in a criminal trial? Not in the eyes of a U.S. district judge.

Dell Latitude

Rugged Dell Latitude has plenty of attitude

Dell's inexpensive E6420 ATG holds its own against bigger, pricier rugged laptops — and wins a Review's Choice.

DOD must trim, restructure network infrastructure

DOD's Deputy CIO Robert Carey says military networks, including 900 data centers, need to be cut and allowed to share data to achieve true efficiency levels and interoperability.

Amazon's new NoSQL-based database is a real Dynamo

Amazon Web Services has launched a new database service that enables customers to store and modify unstructured content while proving rapid access to data.

DARPA seeks ways to rebuild space junk

DOD is developing new ways to get high-resolution images of spacecraft as part of a plan to build new satellites in orbit from parts salvaged from deactivated crafts.

House adds machine-readable docs site, iPad app

The House of Representatives is giving transparency a shot in the arm by providing easier access to the text of legislation and the Congressional Record with a new website and iPad app.

A pioneer in plug-and-play graphics

The Accell UltraVideo USB 2.0 to DVI-I Adapter shows that there is a lot of power in cables, if we know how to use it.

Users: We want a federal app store

A mobile app store and common mobile acquisition practices were among suggestions received from a call for comments by federal CIO Steven VanRoekel.

Survey: Nearly half of federal IT staffers use mobile for work

A research firm found 45 percent of federal IT employees said they were using mobile devices for work every day, mainly for e-mail, project management and social media.

Forecasters eye continual PC sales decline

Sales of PCs may have fallen more drastically than analyst predictions, and that decline will continue in the coming quarters.

Ultrabooks and smart TVs are fine, but holographic talking windshields?

From ultra notebooks, smart TVs and windshields that let you know you're passing your favorite Tex-Mex place, CES was filled with gadgets that are becoming all-too-human.

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.

Motorola's encrypted smart phone meets FIPS, NSA standards

The AME 1000 Secure Mobile Telephony System combines a hardware-based encryption and certification module with a software-based secure voice system.

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.