On December 9, 1968, Dr. Douglas Engelbart addressed a packed theater at the Joint Computer Conference in San Francisco, demonstrating a new computing platform that heralded advancements from the computer mouse to videoconferencing. Forty-five years later, we're still reaping the benefits of his vision.
Stories by Matt Lake
It's a truth universally acknowledged that public Wi-Fi hotspots aren't secure, but they're so convenient that most of us use them anyway. That's why there was something of a panic last year when Eric Butler showed everyone how easy it is to hijack Facebook, Twitter and PayPal accounts on open Wi-Fi networks via his FireSheep Firefox add-on.
SAN FRANCISCO (11/20/2003) - Just when you felt sure the fastest wireless networks move data at 54 megabits per second, Netgear Inc. introduces a wireless firewall router and PC Card that it says will transfer data at 108 mbps--speedier than 100-mbps ethernet.