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The Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24-inch LED-backlit display features 1920- by 1200-pixel resolution, delivers 2.3 million pixels, features in-plane switching (IPS), a 2,000,000-1 contrast ratio, DisplayPort and DVI connectivity. Plus, it only costs $399.
[Hot new 24-inch display that doesn't break the bank]
Upgrade your organization’s browsers and operating systems while keeping legacy Web applications running seamlessly. UniBrows, a lightweight Internet Explorer add-on, enables organizations to run IE6-dependent applications in IE8 or IE9 without modifying a single line of code.
Git is a top open source development tool designed for decentralized development teams -- where a central source code repository may not exist, it handles small to very large projects. Every Git clone is a repository with complete history and revision tracking capabilities, not dependent on a central server.
Version 12 of Google's Chrome has arrived: Most notable, the browser alerts users to potential security risks (based on whether downloaded Web files are on Google's Safe Browsing API blacklist) and supports hardware-accelerated 3-D graphics in Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Mac's Snow Leopard.
Cortexica Vision Systems has created a biologically inspired system that enables intelligent image recognition using principles derived from the human visual cortex. This platform will be used to create radically new products.
Naratte's Zoosh mobile app neatly sidesteps the radio requirement for near-field communications (NFC). It operates a secure link by generating a sound too high-pitched for the human ear -- all you need is a speaker and microphone. It even works for phones that don’t run apps.
The Yocto Project is an open-source project that provides a complete Linux development environment with tools, metadata and documentation for creating custom Linux-based systems for embedded products, regardless of the hardware architecture.
It comes with a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 4-inch high-res display (960 x 540), 8MP camera for 1080p video, an HDMI jack, 3G mobile hotspot capabilities, Wi-Fi, a MicroSD Card slot, a front-facing camera and tons more. The phone is enterprise-ready.
Asahi Kasei Corp. is introducing a tiny, inch-square RFID device that can be read by a computer or smartphone. It holds such info as name, birth date and blood type, and can transmit links to data, like X-ray images. Only $25.
The cloud-based Meraki Enterprise Cloud Controller makes it easy to manage multiple wireless enterprise LANs across multiple locations. It scales to 10,000 Access Points and provides network-wide visibility, automatic RF optimization, network monitoring, alerts and more.
This light, slim premium tablet sports a 10.1” HD resolution (1280x800) display. Its 1GHz processor runs Android 3.1 Honeycomb, it plays Flash content and its 3MP camera shoots 720p HD video. Connects via Wi-Fi, 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth.
It's been years, but the latest Java platform upgrade, Java SE 7, is worth the wait. Java has better multicore and parallelism support, support for dynamic languages like JRuby, compiler optimizations, enhanced audio and graphics.
Norton Mobile Security protects against malware, phishing, theft and spam. Facing potential Android and mobile security risks, review this security software for further peace of mind.
Eucalyptus version 3 is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution, Amazon Web Services (AWS)-compliant and supports cloud storage platforms.
Apache Hadoop is an open-source software framework for distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of computers. Designed to scale to thousands of machines, it detects and handles failures at the application layer.
Microsoft developer Truong Do built Mouse Without Borders, which lets you control up to four computers on the same wireless network as if they were one machine with multiple displays. Read about it here .
McAfee's DeepSAFE operates close to the processor and below the operating system, enabling new protection technologies against rootkit attacks that provide a direct view of system memory and processor activity. (Available in winter 2011.)
[Protection against rootkit attacks]
In Windows 8, Microsoft's Windows Share is a live clipboard for sharing text, bitmaps, HTML, files and other type of data between applications.
Android 4.0, a unified mobile OS for tablets and smartphones, features: facial recognition for unlocking your device, near field communication wireless technology, security enhancements and more.
Microsoft’s Project Roslyn introduces experimental compilers for .Net that aim to bring powerful new features to C#, Visual Basic and Visual Studio. Analysts think it may well reinvent how we view compilers and compiled languages altogether.
KVM is an open-source virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware. It runs within a conventional operating system, and can run multiple virtual machines running unmodified Linux or Windows images.
LaCie’s solid state drive delivers data transfer speeds up to 480MB/s using Intel’s Thunderbolt 10GB/s technology. Small enough to fit in your hand (just 1.6” x 5.5” x 3.3”), it’s suitable for any computer with a Thunderbolt port.
The 13-millimeter-thin Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook rivals the MacBook Air, with solid state drives, battery that lasts up to seven hours, second-generation Intel Core, and 1.3 MP HD webcam. Plus, it goes to sleep and awakes in just two seconds.
Splashtop Pro lets IT manage tablets accessing remote desktop computers. This Web-based service offers secure access that backs up company data in the case of a lost device.
CloudBees is a platform service for building, testing and deploying Java web applications into the cloud. It eliminates infrastructure costs by giving IT a single platform to develop and maintain apps.
Dell has partnered with mobile phone service Fongo to offer Dell Voice, a free-to-download VoIP phone alternative that may help users of Android and iOS devices save on the costs of their mobile calls. Currently available only in Canada.
This mobile security app features anti-malware, firewall and anti-theft features and browsing protection in case you visit malicious websites. It identifies installed apps that use permissions that could be dangerous, and provides remote locating and locking.
MongoDB is an open-source data store written in C++ that supports diverse programming languages, has an SQL-like query language, plus powerful features for performance and scalability for MongoDB actively supported, out-of-the-box scalability.
[Open-source database technology]
LibreOffice is a free open-source productivity suite that’s supported on a range of platforms (including Windows, OS X, GNU/Linux and BSD) and fully loaded with applications for document production and data processing: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base.
This free open-source application provides a collection of triggers, events and reactions, allowing nonprogrammers to use their computers to automate anything -- when an event happens, have a reaction.