A sneak peek at 8 fabulous Windows 8 features

Windows 8 is still a couple of years away, but Microsoft (MSFT) is already telling partners what to expect in the next generation operating system. Luckily for the public, Microsoft planning documents shared

Published on: July 5th, 2010 Jon Brodkin

More companies roping in IT to spy on workers

It's 9:00 in the morning, or 3:00 in the afternoon, or even 10:00 at night. Do you know what your users are up to?More than ever, IT managers can answer "Oh, yes" to

Published on: June 17th, 2010 Tam Harbert

Technology to get you in shape at home or on the road

With personal trainers producing YouTube fitness videos, iPod Nanos sporting pedometers, and yogis practicing tree pose using the Wii Fit--technology has become one of the best ways to set and maintain fitness goals.

Published on: June 14th, 2010 Narasu Rebbapragada

Woman who ‘didn’t know how to look both ways before crossing street’ sues Google for bad directions

Search Engine Land, the news and information site that broke the story about how Lauren Rosenberg was struck by a vehicle and is now suing Google, has an update to the story: it

Published on: June 3rd, 2010 Sarah Jacobsson

Fabulous apps to transform your BlackBerry into a road warrior’s powerhouse

Whether you're out on the road for weeks at a time meeting with clients, just popping into the city for a weekend conference or taking the family on a hard-earned vacation, a few

Published on: May 28th, 2010 Logan Kugler

What those matter-of-fact error messages really mean

Even when we make the stupidest errors while using our computers, phones, or whatever, the canned message that informs us of our blunder typically adopts a tone that ranges from completely matter-of-fact to

Published on: April 7th, 2010 Mark Sullivan

Skymeter protects all your driving secrets

Visualize a global positioning system (GPS) device that knows where you've parked, and for how long.Imagine it can send this information directly to a company that will bill you, without allowing that company

Published on: February 18th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Essential facts about augmented reality for mobile devices

Augmented reality technology is getting a lot of attention these days -- particularly the use of AR with smartphones. The idea is that by using certain software, you can turn your iPhone, Droid

Published on: January 27th, 2010 Howard Wen

The “Holy Grail” of marketing with mobile web access

Looking ahead to 2010, I expect to see more articles online and offline about how GPS technology is exploited more “fruitfully” by enterprises reaching out to persons carrying the latest PDAs. While it

Published on: December 16th, 2009 ITBusiness Staff

Ontario firm named Canada’s ‘innovation leader’

Markham, Ont. based CognoVision Solutions Inc. has been named Canada's 2009 Innovation Leader for its face-detection and people-tracking technology that provides retail audience measurement. CognoVision was selected as the winner from among the

Published on: December 4th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Google’s Latitude service improved but still provokes paranoia

Google has added new features to its Latitude location mapping and tracking service, allowing users to see where they have been and automatically be alerted (warned?) when friends are nearby."One of the most

Published on: November 17th, 2009 David Coursey

Collision warning systems help distracted drivers, prevent accidents

Technology and new laws may have a role in curbing dangerous vehicle accidents caused by distracted driving while texting or using a cell phone or a music player. But federal officials today also

Published on: October 2nd, 2009 Matt Hamblen

Tech start-ups showcase innovative products for work and play

At Demo Fall 09 in San Diego, more than 60 startups and a few veteran outfits strutted their stuff before a skeptical audience of venture capitalists, tech aficionados, and journalists. A lot of

Published on: September 25th, 2009 Bill Snyder

Smartphone application helps drivers avoid speeding tickets

A smartphone application coming this fall could help drivers use GPS to detect speed traps, cameras at red lights and more than 200,000 related alerts based on a database of locations compiled with

Published on: September 16th, 2009 Matt Hamblen