Stories by Matt Hamblen

Motorola announces touch-screen mobile TV device

Motorola announced six new products and technology demonstrations Wednesday that are designed to improve the consumer mobile media experience. The devices include a new mobile TV with a touch-screen user interface.

Gore uses videoconferencing to make global warming point

Global climate change was the topic of discussion via live videoconference Wednesday between Nobel laureate Al Gore and Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers, both speaking from separate cities to an audience in the US.

Plogg uses Zigbee to monitor electricity usage

And now, the plogg.

Does iPhone 2.0 have what it takes for the enterprise?

More than a week after Apple introduced iPhone 2.0 beta software with Exchange e-mail and powerful security tools, there are lingering questions over whether it can gain wide acceptance inside corporations for mission critical needs.

Motorola launches 802.11n-capable switch and access point

Motorola this week announced a new wireless LAN switch and a new Wi-Fi access point, both designed to support the faster 802.11n draft specification.

Wireless system helping send troubles down the drain

Founded in 1935, Roto-Rooter Group has flushed out the competition because its plumbers arrive on the same day of a cry for help to clear a clog or fix a leak.

Analysts: Security a concern for business use of iPhone 2.0

While Apple's iPhone 2.0 software announcement last week includes vastly improved security protections, questions remain over whether it will meet the demands of large corporations, such as banks, that must meet rigid government standards for data protection.

IT execs intrigued but skeptical of iPhone corporate support

Apple said it has enterprise business support for its iPhone 2.0 beta release, but several senior IT executives expressed skepticism and even ridiculed Apple for having little big business expertise.

'Green' building windows can block cell signals

"It's not easy being green," said Kermit the Frog.

As wired costs drop, wireless voice, data charge issues rise

Reducing mobile voice and data costs is a top concern for CIOs, judging by comments at an enterprise mobile and wireless conference this week.

Robots! To the nurses' station, stat

While deadly "Terminator"-style robots are making a comeback in one new television series, a more benign variety of the machines are delivering drugs and tracking medical equipment throughout a US hospital.

3Com, Bain and Huawei still talking buyout

3Com immediately adjourned a shareholder meeting last week and reconvene it this week to allow time for merger discussions to continue with Bain Capital Partners and China's Huawei Technologies.

What next for 3Com? Another merger may be in the works

The future of 3Com remains unsettled since Bain Capital and Huawei Technologies last week withdrew a joint filing for a deal to purchase the company that was being considered by a U.S. committee on foreign investment.

Motorola licenses WiMax chip set designs

Motorola announced yesterday that it is licensing its reference design for mobile WiMax radio chip sets, and that Enfora is its first licensee.

Sony Ericsson details first phone with Windows Mobile

Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB's first Windows Mobile device, to appear in the second half of 2008, will be called Xperia X1.