Hardware


Georgia to test smart-phone video conferencing

The state's health department is planning to use a cloud-based product that will allow it to create between four- and nine-way meetings.

Contractors, mobile users pose threat to critical infrastructure

When contractors and mobile users connect devices to the secure systems of critical infrastructure providers, they potentially open a loophole for malicious software.

Kodak i2800

Tiny scanner is perfect for road work

The Kodak i2800 is light and small enough to be portable, but its high throughput potential is anything but.

Calif. targets cell-phone crimes from prisons

The state wants to block unauthorized cellular transmissions and increase the penalties for smuggling phones inside prison, which is so easy even Charles Manson can get one.

The missing iPhone 5: Hoax or happenstance?

Another iPhone goes missing from Apple, but did it really?

More 'Mango' smart phones on their way

HTC showed off two devices running Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" Sept. 1.

TrippLite SRCOOL12K

A cool way to beat server room hot spots

The SRCOOL12k from Tripp provides a highly efficient way to cool hot spots that pop up all the time, especially in aging government buildings with many corridors, nooks and crannies.

LOK IT drive

At last, a key drive the government can love

The LOK-IT drive is the only one on the market that has both hardware authentication and FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification.

TouchPad frenzy holds a lesson; should Apple be worried?

The $99 price is no business model, but cracking the artificial $499 barrier could be the HP tablet's real legacy.

Cellcrypt mobile phone

When calls must be private, app creates a cellular cone of silence

The Cellcrypt software will use a data channel instead of the voice network to make a call and encrypt its contents so nobody can snoop.

Second-guessing Irene: Could 120-petabyte array make better predictions?

A massive, 120-petabyte storage array could help improve predictions of natural disasters, suggests GCN Lab technology analyst Greg Crowe.

BlackBerry PlayBook

A government tablet from the ground up

Research in Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook is an adequate tablet for consumers, but it really shines in government circles.

The myths and realities of mobile computing

Federal agencies considering mobile applications should be aware of these common myths that could limit their potential, a GSA official said.

Chris Knotts

10 ways telework will change in the next 10 years

Over the next decade, the word "telework" will be as outdated as a rotary phone, writes Force 3's Chris Knotts.

18 keyboard shortcuts you really should know (and probably don't)

If 90 percent of computer users don't know how to use the "Find" function, they might also need to know these tricks.


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