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Trudy Walsh

Trudy Walsh is a senior writer for GCN.
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The Pirouette Man, a sharpened nib and the Jack Black effect

GCN's Trudy Walsh bids farewell after many years covering government and information technology.

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BlackBerry Storm owners can't upgrade the OS

BlackBerry 6 OS won’t work on Storm smart phones, but the Bold 9700, Bold 9650 and Pearl 3G will be getting the upgrade.

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A computer that's light as a feather, but built for battle

General Dynamics Itronix introduces a computer that packs GPS and secure communications technology into an 8-ounce package that meets Mil-Std 810G specs for ruggedness.

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RIM unveils touch-screen Torch

RIM unveils the BlackBerry Torch, a smart phone that combines a BlackBerry keyboard and a touch screen.

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Ballmer promises: Microsoft tablet 'as soon as we can'

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer tells analysts that the company is developing a touch-screen tablet based on Windows 7 and Intel processors but doesn’t give a start date.

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NATO to employ Learning Tree training programs

NATO CIS Systems Agency will use Learning Tree's on-site and online programs for management and technical training at bases throughout Europe.


New tool validates ID credentials wirelessly

Two companies team up to offer an identity verification tool for federal employees and federal contractors.

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The summer of my Droid

A six-month stint with a Verizon Wireless Droid by Motorola eased daily tasks for GCN’s Trudy Walsh.

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Can BlackBerry's rumored tablet unseat iPad?

The rumor mill is working overtime with stories of a Flash-friendly BlackBerry tablet from Research in Motion

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Cisco enters tablet market

Network hardware maker Cisco announces the Cius, an Android-based tablet geared toward the corporate crowd.


Spy case shines light on steganography

Russian spies used ancient and modern means of secret message transmission

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Itronix offers four new thin-client Tadpoles

General Dynamics serves up four new ultra-thin client computers in its Tadpole line.

Infrastructure out to help state and local jobseekers has launched several initiatives with state and local governments to connect jobseekers with potential local employers.

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ATT intros mobile app for government

AT&T offers mobile apps to free government field workers from the office.


Global science portal goes multilingual

WorldWideScience site now offers search results in Chinese, French, German, Japanese and others, in addition to English.

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Try a tablet that acts like a book.

GCN’s Trudy Walsh is intrigued by the Kno, a prototype dual-screen tablet.


MapInfo Stratus takes to the cloud

Pitney Bowes Business Insight introduces MapInfo Stratus, an application that lets users access location data via cloud computing.

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Laptops for the homefront

Wounded warriors at Fort Belvoir and Walter Reed Army Medical Center receive donated laptops from CDW-G and Operation Homefront.

Infrastructure takes the 'Mumsy' test

GCN writer Trudy Walsh's 90-year-old mom weighs in on the usefulness of the newly redesigned

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Global Graphics software fuses documents

Global Graphics’ gDoc Fusion 2.5 lets users combine spreadsheets, text, images and PDFs into a single document.