Measuring the Supply Chain Carbon Footprint

Sure, green is good. It's important to know the impact transportation has on carbon dioxide emissions. But, when I see comments like the one below, I raise a few eyebrows. A few weeks ago, Claire Whittaker, the EU's transport directorate-general, told delegates of Green Freight Europe, a recently launched environmental initiative, that the European Commission…

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Where Are the Game-Changing Technologies?

News from this year's Consumer Electronics Show reveals that the high-tech industry won't develop a game-changing technology anytime soon. In fact, much of the technology at CES reflects an industry fiddling around the edges with designs that add or reduce the size of a mobile device, sharpen images with more megapixels, increase battery life, and…

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Nokia Hit Hard by India Tax Fine

While casually browsing online magazines over the weekend, I came across an article that nearly made me spill my coffee on my keyboard. According to the Register, India has knocked on the door and asked {complink 3847|Nokia Corp.} for 30 billion rupees (nearly $545 million) for irregularities related to tax matters. Nokia says it is…

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Why PCs Aren’t Selling

I finally understand some the hype around tablet devices. I gave a tablet and received one during the holidays and I’ve been attached at the hip with mine ever since. However, hour for hour, I still spend more time at and do more with my PC and use the tablet as a supplement. Between setting…

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Year of the Phablets

The new is chewing up the old. A set of hybrid products analysts call “Phablets” are eating deep into the shipment of traditional PCs, and causing grief for PC vendors with no strong offerings in the segment, according to industry consultants and research firms. Phablets, which DisplaySearch's Richard Shim defines in a recent report as…

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Spectrum: The Invisible Grand Canyon

Every year here, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), I hear milling crowds of multicultural geeks talking about “spectrum.” I've written entire CES dispatches about “spectrum” without knowing what it really is. I mean, I have a sense of what it is. I know it's everywhere, like God's grace, or karma. Sometimes, I envision spectrum…

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