Instant messaging products are everywhere, but the proliferation is turning the Internet into a tower of Babel. New technologies that promise interoperability are trying to change that.
The MIT Media Lab's Neil Gershenfeld tours the building of the future, where interchangeable power sockets, switches and appliances snap into the walls--then plug into the Internet.
Why video games need the protection of the First Amendment.
An old radio technology learns some new tricks.
A U.S. shield against foreign spam and hackers: national security or censorship?
The Joint Strike Fighter may be the most complicated manufacturing effort ever. How will they do it? With IT, and lots of it.
Virtual reality is still more virtual than real, but new technologies may soon change that.
Most companies have no clue how people use their products. A little covert observation could help.
Construction sites go wireless.
Think thumb keyboards and portable hard drives--not the overhyped notions of cell phone Web browsers and "pen-based computing."