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11 Security Companies to Watch

In spite of the headwinds from a stormy economy, these start-up companies are down the runway and taking off with innovative products and services for IT security. On their radar can be found a focus on botnet and malware detection as well as mobile and virtualization security.

In Pictures: Sony's New Vaio W Netbook

Sony is the latest computer maker to enter the netbook market. Here's what you can expect from the new Vaio W netbook, coming next month.

From Palm Pilot to Palm Pre: A Brief History of Palm's Handhelds

Will the Palm Pre be the last in a storied line of products, or will it mark the beginning of a new era for the once and former Palm, Inc.?

Mobile Deathmatch: Palm Pre vs. iPhone, side by side

Which mobile device can do the most for you? See what each can do - or not - in this comparison.

Mobile Deathmatch: BlackBerry vs. iPhone, Side by Side

How much more than a phone can these devices be? See what each can do - or not - in this comparison.

Inside the Posh Pads of Tech's Elite

Super-wired, super-plush and, of course, super-expensive: Check out the homes of Steve Jobs, Larry Ellison, Marc Benioff and their tech titan peers. Bernie Madoff's now-seized cribs had little on these palaces on land and sea when it comes to luxury.

The Worst U.S. Cities to Work in IT

IT workers have their choice of many great U.S. cities for work and play (Atlanta, Chicago, Seattle), but what are the cities that you probably should avoid? Here's a very unscientific, highly subjective and unapologetically snarky list of our least favorite U.S. tech job locales.

Windows 7 in Pictures: 10 Cool Desktop Features

In anticipation of Windows 7 being released into the wild on Oct. 22, here is an up-to-date pictorial guide to the most compelling navigation and networking features of the OS.

The Best and Worst of BlackBerry App World

We strolled through the virtual aisles of Research in Motion's fledging application marketplace and found five great titles - and as many clunkers.

Desktops of the Future: Say Goodbye to the Tower

A look at some of the slickest, sleekest, most stylish desktops of the future that are currently available.

World's Most Outrageous PC Cases

We have PCs packed into pianos, barbecue grills, gas pumps, and whisky bottles - and that doesn't even scratch the surface. Check out these 20 wild, working pieces of PC art.

Forget iPhone 3G S: Eight Great New iPhone Alternatives

Apple unveiled its latest smartphone offerings this week, in the form of two new devices: the 16GB and 32GB iPhone 3G S. That's all fine and good for Apple fanatics; you can have your spiffed up iPhones. Here are eight more devices we like just as much - or more - than Cupertino's new mobile wares.

9 Management Apps That Won't Bust Your Budget

Open source world delivers enterprise capabilities at a price that's hard to resist.

10 Apple Trivia Questions

Think you know Apple? Take our Apple trivia quiz to find out how much you really know.

Two Turntables and a MacBook: IT Geeks Get Their Groove On

By day, they work in IT- designing and developing software, building microchips, setting up servers and performing QA. But when the work day is done, these five techies hit the 1s and 2s (turntables), beat-matching, mixing and scratching, spinning tunes that will make you wanna groove.

The World's Weirdest Mice

A mouse is such a simple device that not even the worst inventor could screw it up, right? Wrong! We'll give you 13 examples.

5 Tools to Prevent Energy Waste in the Data Center

Data centers are filled with power-hungry racks of storage and servers, but many products and services are capable of reducing the power usage of existing IT equipment. The five tools highlighted here will help data centers stop wasting energy.

15 Nifty BlackBerry Apps for IT Pros

The BlackBerry App World store, which can be downloaded for free onto your BlackBerry, offers hundreds of applications for social networking, productivity, reference, entertainment, personal finance and more. For both work and play, these 15 BlackBerry apps will help a busy IT pro get through the week.

Where the IT Jobs Are: 10 American Cities

New York City and Washington, D.C. are among the areas having the most IT jobs available. Check out the list cities looking for IT professionals along with a few reasons why IT pros might want to search for work there.

Coolest Robots of 2009

The latest wave of robot technology can enrich and save lives. Some of the coolest robots highlighted here perform a variety of duties in the healthcare and military fields.

Death of the Mouse

New touchscreen and voice recognition technologies could make the mouse obsolete. Here are some products that don't require pointing and clicking.

10 Hot Netbooks - From Pricey to Dirt Cheap

Why are so many people buying netbooks? Well, they're light as a feather and fulfill all the basic computing needs. But it's the killer price that seals the deal for many. Here we highlight top-selling netbooks, from the (relatively) high end to the under-$300 range.

10 Most Anticipated Ultraportables and Netbooks of 2009

Thinking of buying an ultraportable laptop or a netbook soon? Check out this top 10 list of upcoming portables before you open your wallet.

The Triumph of the Geek: The Evolution of Tech-Obsessed Nerds Through Time

"I am a geek" hasn't always been something to proclaim proudly. No matter: Thanks to smartphones, Facebook and other must-have tech, we reign supreme today.

Smartphones of CTIA '09: The 10 Hottest Handhelds

The world's foremost handset manufacturers showed off their latest and greatest wares last week at the international CTIA Wireless 2009 event in Las Vegas. CIO.com hit the show floor hard to bring you images and details on the hottest new and upcoming smartphones that may earn a home in your pocket.

14 Weird and Wacky Keyboards

Keyboards without keys, keyboards with mirrors, or keyboards for just one hand: Get ready for some wacky input devices.

15 Must-See Sights in Google Earth

From desert artwork that covers 62 miles, to a family of elephants, to the Firefox logo, Google Earth gives armchair explorers exciting images galore.

Laptop Wars: The MacBook Air vs. Dell Adamo

You know all about the on-again, off-again PC-Mac turf war, of course. Which is better? One thing we can tell you is that PC makers sure are taking note of Apple's awesome design work. And that's the setup for the welterweight matchup we have going on today.

Robots: The Good, the Rad and the Plain Ol' Scary

Today's robots have not reached the level of self-awareness or service that robots in sci-fi staples such as Star Wars, A.I. and Wall-E demonstrated. Still, what they can do will either have you marveling at technology or fearing for your future as the dominant species.

CEO Pay: Big Bucks for Tech's Chief Executives

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's pay package grew 38% in 2008, while HP CEO Mark Hurd's climbed 31%. Motorola co-CEO Sanjay Jha was granted $103 million in stock and option awardsbut like many CEOs' long-term equity incentives, they're underwater now. Read on to find out more about the salaries, bonus, stock awards and perks that tech CEOs took home in 2008. Our talliesarranged from lowest to highest paid CEOare based on data included in public companies' proxy statements (DEF 14A form), as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

BlackBerry Bling: The Hottest - and Priciest - Pimped-Out BlackBerrys

For the CrackBerry addict who has it all: These 10 BlackBerry smartphones and related accessories will break the banksome cost tens of thousands of dollars! But if only the best will do, check out these swanky handhelds and accessories, from diamond-studded cases to custom BlackBerry purses in python.

8 PowerPoint Train Wrecks

In the "so bad it's good" category, we honor eight PowerPoint slides that will make you say, "Holy $#@%, What were they thinking?"

10 Movies That Predicted Future Tech (or At Least Came Close)

With movies ranging from Tron to The Truman Show, we highlight flicks that foretold today's technology trends.

Indulge Yourself: Laptops of Luxury

10 Mac and PC laptops that are among the world's most luxurious.

9 Cutting-Edge Car Technologies

Technology that keeps drivers awake, monitors teenage driving habits, and creates truly mobile offices. Here are nine automobile technologies that have us reaching for our wallet (or wishing we had more in it).

Fitness Tech: 15 of the Hottest Health and Exercise Gadgets, Gizmos and Apps

Technology is serving in the battle against the bulge. Here are 15 ways to encourage victory.

The Mac Evolution: Looking Back at Apple's 11 Most Intriguing Computer Designs

Considering that this month marks the 25th anniversary of the Macintosh, it's a good time to take a look at this computer's past. From the first Apple to the MacBook Air, Macs have been regarded as technologically innovative, beautiful in product design andâ¬over timeâ¬become just plain cool.

2009 CES Wrap-Up: The Hottest Tech You Missed

The recession may have kept you away from this year's Consumer Electronics Show, but don't worry: We went for you.

Strong Brew, Free Samples and the Drive-Thru: A Week in the Life of Starbucks' New CIO

Starbucks CIO Stephen Gillett participated in the coffee company's executive immersion program, where newly hired senior leaders spend a week serving up coffee samples, working the drive-thru and doing much, much more. Here's a photographic sampling of his week and the reason why Starbucks thinks the immersion program is important.

Swanky Tech for the Filthy Rich

Planning on hitting the jackpot soon? From a gargantuan HDTV to your own flying car, here are nine new tech toys you'll want to decorate your life.

10 Gifts for the Hardcore Techies in Your Life

Gadgets, kits, and hacks for the geek who has everything.

Smartphones of 2008: The Eight Hottest Handsets of the Year

To celebrate the closing of 2008, we've hand-picked eight of the best smartphones to hit retail shelves throughout the year. We've got all the heavy-hitters, but a few of our choices just might surprise you.

Cool Computer Mouse Alert: 12 Useful, Unusual and Blinged-Out Mice You'll Love

For those who consider their computer mouse a fashion accessory, a work of art, or a key piece of gaming, we've assembled 12 mice that will have you scurrying to upgrade now.

18 Cool Tech Toys: Your Geek Gift Guide for the Holidays

Eighteen ways to make the techies in your life happy this holiday season.

10 Laptop Bags You'll Love: From "Green" to Gucci

Searching for the perfect laptop computer bag? You've come to the right place. We've collected 10 intriguing, functional and fashionable laptop carrying cases for even the pickiest of laptop enthusiasts. But bring your checkbook: most of our choices don't come cheap.

How 10 Famous Technology Products Got Their Names

From iPod and BlackBerry to Twitter and Wikipedia, we take a look at the processes and people who came up with the names for these iconic tech products.

9 Ways Leaders Can Boost Morale and Lower Stress During Tough Times

Today's workplace is fraught with difficult emotions and tension. As a leader, be sure you deal with those head-on or risk the consequences.

Tech Tricks and Treats of 2008

From a ghostly look into death and a topsy-turvy ad campaign from a tech giant to sweet and shiny tech toys, celebrate Halloween 2008 with a look at the year's notable tricks and treats.

Event Networking Etiquette: A Step-by-Step Plan for Working a Room

Etiquette can lead to greater business success, and rarely are one's manners more on display than at a conference or event. But if the thought of meeting new people at conferences or networking events causes your stomach to knot up, know you're not alone. Assuage your nerves and gain confidence with networking etiquette know-how.

7 Cool, Weird and Useful Computer Keyboards

Not every computer keyboard or input device is a boring hunk of plastic. We look at several ergonomic, wireless, high-tech and just plain fun keyboards to brighten your day and give joy to your fingertips.

Nine Places Traveling Techies Will Love

Hotels are going high-tech. And with good reason: People are becoming increasingly dependent on 24/7 connectivity and on other techie requirements of both our work and home lives. Here are nine hotels that set themselves apart with amenities like room service Wii and rooms that greet you when you enter.

22 Signs You're a Geek

Love of gadgets, a fat wallet and extensive online social networks are just three signs that you're probably a geek. (And we mean that in the best way.) In honor of geeks everywhere, we compiled a list of your defining traits.

11 Geek Visionaries Who Created Technology We Can't Live Without

Can't imagine life without e-mail, your cell phone or the Internet? Luckily, these technology visionaries couldn't, either.

Wearable Technology: Nine Can't-Miss Examples of Geek Chic and Nerd Fashion

Technology has increasingly become a part of mainstream daily life. It was only a matter of time before it infiltrated your closet. From the practical (shirts that monitor your posture) to the attention-getters (clothes that light up) wearable technology is giving us new alternatives to standard geekwear.

Geek America: The Top 10 U.S. Cities for Technology Jobs

Where's the best place for you to get your professional geek on? From Los Angeles to New York, we take you on a tour of the best towns for tech, including a comparison of local salaries.

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