Wearable devices and emerging technology

  • August 19, 2003 19 Aug'03

    Analyst: Linux could have 'bright future' in smart phones

    Linux, which has been gaining momentum in the enterprise, has not become nearly as popular with handheld devices. In 2002, Linux was used on 1.7% of PDAs. In 2003, that number is expected to grow to 3.7%, according to the Framingham, Mass.-based ...

  • July 16, 2003 16 Jul'03

    Partnership poised to make RFID user-friendly

    Savi Technologies and Matrics are teaming up on systems that can read both passive and active radio frequency identification tags, enhancing interoperability and making RIFD tags more supply-chain friendly.

  • June 24, 2003 24 Jun'03

    Forgot lunch reservations? Your cell phone already made them

    Everyone who has seen the Austin Powers movies would like their own Mini Me. Wouldn't it be nice to have a teeny helper to buy plane tickets and make restaurant reservations? Well, some wireless juggernauts are developing a mobile phone-based helper...

  • June 11, 2003 11 Jun'03

    Analyst: Don't expect your employer to buy you a PDA

    The PDA market has taken a beating lately. Sales are not what anyone expected just a few years ago, when the devices were touted as the best link to the wireless Web (which has also been slow to materialize). One of the reasons the market never took...

  • June 03, 2003 03 Jun'03

    Itronix tablet offers tri-mode connectivity

    Rugged device maker Itronix has released a new tablet PC that offers three types of connectivity methods: Bluetooth, wireless LAN and wireless WAN. An analyst says the tablet provides the mobile flexibility that field force workers need.

  • April 28, 2003 28 Apr'03

    Expert sees use for Tablet PCs in some verticals

    Tablet PCs have received plenty of attention since they debuted last fall, but these keyboard-less notebooks, which feature a stylus and a modified version of Microsoft's Windows XP operating system, are likely to corner only a tiny portion of the ...