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Wireless World: Aisle displays for shoppers

CHICAGO, July 28 (UPI) -- Wireless retailing is growing beyond mere point-of-sale service and inventory management, as new displays are coming to market that interact directly with custo
GENE KOPROWSKI, UPI Technology Columnist

The Web: Designing like an expert online

CHICAGO, July 26 (UPI) -- Design and graphics software used to be targeted solely at commercial art professionals -- creative directors at ad agencies and magazine production editors. An
GENE KOPROWSKI, UPI Technology Columnist

Wireless World: PDA makers eye small firms

CHICAGO, July 21 (UPI) -- Christopher Bennett started two small businesses this year and recently made the executive decision to drop the BlackBerry wireless device he had been using to
GENE KOPROWSKI, UPI Technology Columnist

The Web: Indian tech M&As growing

CHICAGO, July 19 (UPI) -- Indian technology companies are no longer just taking computer-related projects -- Web development, software coding and IT drudge work -- from their U.S. and European counterparts as outsourcing suppliers. They are actively acquiring U.S. and European tec
GENE KOPROWSKI, UPI Technology Columnist

Networking: Downloading movies a hit

CHICAGO, July 17 (UPI) -- Consumer spending on mobile networking applications -- mobile search, movie downloads and other innovative applications -- surged in the United States and overs
GENE KOPROWSKI, UPI Technology News

Wireless World: A looming 'cell hell'

CHICAGO, July 14 (UPI) -- You may have left it in the back seat of the cab. Or in the booth at the restaurant at lunch. Or even at your client's office. Whatever the case may be, it is likely that you lost your mobile phone last year. Research shows that 65 percent of Americans lo
GENE KOPROWSKI, UPI Technology Columnist

The Web: Net neutrality discriminatory?

CHICAGO, July 12 (UPI) -- The idea of Net neutrality sounds fair in the abstract, but experts are telling UPI's The Web column the policy proposals emanating from Congress and the federal bureaucracy may actually be quite discriminatory.
GENE KOPROWSKI, UPI Technology Columnist

Networking: Consumers eying home networks

CHICAGO, July 10 (UPI) -- New research indicates that demand for home networks -- to connect home theaters, security cameras, home lighting systems, and the like -- is increasing rapidly
GENE KOPROWSKI, UPI Technology Columnist

Wireless World: WiFi now in rural areas

CHICAGO, July 7 (UPI) -- Just two years ago, wireless fidelity technology was an utterly urban phenomenon. Urbane computer users in the cities frequented coffee houses and Kinko's shops
GENE KOPROWSKI, UPI Technology Columnist

The Web: Niche search tools proliferating

CHICAGO, July 5 (UPI) -- You're exceptionally bored at work and want to search the Internet for tonight's TV listings to see when the reruns of "Law & Order" are on the Bravo cable netw
GENE KOPROWSKI, UPI Technology Columnist

Wireless World: 'Card-less' loyalty promos

MANCHESTER, N.H., June 30 (UPI) -- Isn't it frustrating when you go to the corner drug store, buy some milk and bread, and at checkout have to fumble when the girl asks you if you have your store
GENE KOPROWSKI, UPI Technology Columnist

The Web: The Age of Individualized Adverts

CHICAGO, June 28 (UPI) -- Online marketing today is about more than inserting "Hello, Roger," in the subject line of an e-mail and hoping it somehow convinces the recipient, in this inst
GENE KOPROWSKI, UPI Technology Columnist

Networking: Portals for medical care

CHICAGO, June 26 (UPI) -- A patient refills her prescription for Diuril online, a high-blood-pressure medication, without having to walk down the street in the summer heat and wait for t
GENE KOPROWSKI, UPI Technology Columnist

Wireless World: Lifestyle now for boaters

CHICAGO, June 23 (UPI) -- Captain Roger Sardina navigates the Sea Ray Run, a 40-foot-long Sundancer motor boat made by Brunswick, through the "Danger Spot A" of Burham Harbor on Lake Mic
GENE KOPROWSKI, UPI Technology Columnist

Cyber-protests grow over soccer sex slaves

CHICAGO, June 21 (UPI) -- The international campaign against sex-slave trafficking in Germany at the World Cup is gaining momentum online, where one group has generated a petition with 2
GENE KOPROWSKI, UPI Technology Columnist

Networking: Syndicated online content

CHICAGO, June 19 (UPI) -- The cost of online content continues to climb, but Internet retailers are not paying the full price for producing it, sources are telling United Press Internati
GENE KOPROWSKI, UPI Technology Columnist

Wireless World: Next-generation tracking

CHICAGO, June 16 (UPI) -- The second generation of wireless package tracking technology -- radio frequency identification (RFID) gear -- is emerging rapidly, changing the way manufacturers monitor shipments.
GENE KOPROWSKI, UPI Technology Columnist

The Web: 'Reality TV' online for World Cup

CHICAGO, June 14 (UPI) -- From online "reality TV" to sporting blogs to fantasy soccer games, the Internet is emerging as the new way that FIFA World Cup 2006 fans are keeping in touch w
GENE KOPROWSKI, UPI Technology Columnist

Networking: Investors eye power-line trend

CHICAGO, June 12 (UPI) -- Institutional and individual investors are eagerly examining prospects in the so-called broadband over power line (BPL) market and are helping finance proof-of-concept projects in the field, experts tell UPI's Networking.
GENE KOPROWSKI, UPI Technology Columnist

Wireless World: Mobile maps

CHICAGO, June 9 (UPI) -- You're on vacation, and, after a brief walk about town, you realize you can't find your way back to the hotel. Relax. You're not going to be lost for long. Sour
GENE KOPROWSKI, UPI Technology Columnist

The Web: Social networking searches

CHICAGO, June 7 (UPI) -- Media mogul Martha Stewart is launching an online social network for women -- joining other entrepreneurs who are starting similar projects and are collectively propelling social networks into the mainstream of the Internet, sources tell UPI's The Web.
GENE KOPROWSKI, UPI Technology Columnist

Networking: Y2K hangover finally ending?

CHICAGO, June 5 (UPI) -- Remember the Y2K panic back in 1999? That was the largely unfounded and shamelessly hyped by rapaciously greedy computer companies fear that all computers would
GENE KOPROWSKI, UPI Technology Columnist

Wireless World: PDAs reduce medical errors

CHICAGO, June 2 (UPI) -- Medical errors are declining dramatically at hospitals and healthcare centers that are using sophisticated wireless technology to let physicians communicate with nurses and other medical practitioners, experts tell UPI's Wireless World.
GENE KOPROWSKI, UPI Technology Columnist

The Web: World Cup soccer spam hooligans

CHICAGO, May 31 (UPI) -- The stars are out on the playing field already -- even though the World Cup soccer matches haven't quite started. These are the midfielders and strikers of e-mail spam -- malicious messengers, and hooligan hackers -- who are hitting headers aimed at the n
GENE KOPROWSKI, UPI Technology Columnist

Networking: Old hardware, new applications

CHICAGO, May 30 (UPI) -- The market for virtual servers -- software that lets computer users employ more than one operating system, whether it is Windows or Linux, on a single server -- is surging. Experts tell UPI's Networking that more than 45 percent of servers in corporate ne
GENE KOPROWSKI, UPI Technology Columnist
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