CeBIT 2007: Hands-on with 'world's smallest UMPC'
South Korean company Digital Cube has unveiled 'the world's smallest UMPC' - and PC Pro has been given a hands-on demonstration at CeBIT 2007.
Most UMPCs fall into that awkward middle-ground between a PDA and an ultraportable laptop. The G43 is definitely at the lower-end of the scale, shoehorning Windows XP into a device the size of a compact MP4 player. ...more
Analysis: Mobile industry pursues Linux platform
Mobile companies are clubbing together to create a foundation in pursuit of a Linux platform for mobile phones.
Handset builders Motorola, NEC, Panasonic, Samsung and operators Vodafone and NTT DoCoMo announced yesterday they will build the world's first 'global, open Linux-based software platform for mobile devices'.
It aims to develop an API specification, reference architectures and implementations, and a set of developer tools. ...more
Berners-Lee blasts US Copyright Office
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has taken issue with the US Copyright Office over its insistence that certain online forms can only be submitted using Microsoft's Internet Explorer.
In an open letter from the W3C which seeks to establish standards for web usage, Lee says that restricting submissions to a single browser is not only against the whole spirit in which the world wide web is established, it is also against the spirit of Federal Information policy.
At issue is a new 'pre-registration' system for establishing copyrights. ...more
Trust bars way to mobile working
A survey by UK company LogicaCMG on pan-European attitudes to mobile working shows that although the vast majority of senior managers, boardroom execs and employees agree on the benefits, they are suspicious of how the technology would be used by each other.
Nearly 60 per cent of UK employees felt that mobile working would force them to take work home, while the French would flatly refused the idea. But 85 per cent of UK employees said they would take advantage of being able to fit their job around personal commitments and 90 per cent of all employees surveyed agreed mobile working was 'a great idea and right for the company'. ...more
W3C sets standard for internationalisation of XML content
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has released Internationalization Tag Set (ITS) version 1.0 as a W3C Recommendation, enabling creators of XML content to use the ITS set of elements and attributes to prepare schemas and documents for localisation and to internationalise them for a global audience.
ITS 1. ...more