A whiteboard you can take everywhere, without carrying it

With the eBeam Edge and a projector, you can create an interactive whiteboard on any flat surface. Price is its only downside.

Cybersecurity

DHS unveils first SECURE technology from industry venture

The Homeland Security Department's Science & Technology Directorate has introduced its first counterterrorism product produced under the System Efficacy through Commercialization, Utilization Relevance and Evaluation (SECURE) partnership program it has with industry.

Display adapter an inexpensive way to improve presentations

The Warpia wireless adapter can turn your old classroom television set into a new presentation tool.

NEC projector moves to the head of the class

Almost perfect for an educational setting, the NEC NP-M260X is inexpensive, can complete almost all display tasks adequately, and is absolutely perfect for showing movies or other moving pictures.

A videoconferencing tool that gets it right

Passport from LifeSize Communications, a division of Logitech, attempts to find a happy medium between large and expensive, and small and cheap.

DOD evaluating situational awareness tool for coalition aircraft

The Joint Forces Command is considering server technology that provides pilots with a previously unavailable on-demand request capability for ground-based friendly force location information.

Acer LCD monitor is built for office work

The Acer S243HL LCD monitor is thin and light, but that doesn't stop it from delivering heavy image quality.

Remote tents can morph into war rooms with this rugged display system

The lab takes a rugged interactive whiteboard system out for a field test.

Audio file: A rich sound from inexpensive, analog speakers

Analog speakers can still rock — the wood-framed Genius speakers go head-to-head with expensive, high-end models.

State & Local

Better, faster, cheaper: What to look for in technology this year

With budgets ever tighter, you need to get the most for your IT dollar. The GCN Lab will be testing some essential, useful and very cool products this year that fit the bill.

The top 10 products of 2010

The GCN Lab picks the best of the best from the products it reviewed this year. Any of these superstar products will serve well in the office, and do it better than other products in its class.

State & Local

NYC surveillance initiative is triple threat to terrorism

The Lower Manhattan Security Initiative -- originally instituted in 2005 by the New York Police Department -- is moving forward with its plan to install license-plate readers, biological, chemical, nuclear and radiation detectors, and some 3,000 cameras in New York City.

Cybersecurity

Black Hat video feed hacked

For a conference made up of professional hackers, you'd think they would ensure the security of the video feed. But at least one person managed to hack the Black Hat Briefings video, offered for $395 as an alternative for people who couldn't travel to the Las Vegas conference location.

Not rain nor snow nor dead of night will stop this LCD

The GCN Lab looks at a 37-inch display that will keep working even in hard, wet outdoor conditions.

NFL technology is in play on the battlefield

The idea of the military tapping replay technology used by the National Football League to manage the fast-growing volume of battlefield video shouldn’t be overturned, GCN Lab director John Breeden writes.

Emerging Tech

Sony working on hair-thin video technology

The military, which has been using organic light-emitting diode screen technology in a growing number of apps, could now have a new technology for its toolbox. A new Sony prototype is thinner than a human hair and is flexible enough to be rolled tightly around a pencil, even as it continues playing a video.

Portable projectors: 7 for the road

The lab looks at seven portable road warrior projectors, ranging from the very small to the very powerful.

LCD monitors continue to break new ground

LCD monitors continue to evolve, with LED backlights, IPS displays and some built for specific purposes. The lab tests eight large-screen LCD models that run the gamut.

FAQ on the Apple iPad’s IPS display

GCN Lab director John Breeden II is surprised the iPad features an IPS display—they’re total power hogs.

Sharp debuts line of 3-D projectors

Sharp has introduced a line of 3-D projectors, designed to work with 3-D content and glasses, as well as traditional 2-D projection.

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