John Quain

John Quain is the Wireless Center Editor and wireless columnist for Ziff Davis Media. He is also the on-air Computer Consultant for CBS News, appearing regularly on the network's overnight newscast Up to the Minute for over 7 years. In addition, Quain does occasional reports for CBS News The Early Show and has been reporting on technology and related business and entertainment news for over 20 years. Quain has appeared regularly on ABC News, CNN, CNNfn, MSNBC, and CNBC.In addition to his online and on-air work, Quain currently contributes articles about computers, the Internet, consumer electronics, and technology to PC Magazine, Popular Science, Esquire, and The New York Times. Other publications Quain contributes to include Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Men's Journal, Tech Edge, and Good Housekeeping.Past positions Quain has held include working as a Contributing Editor at Fast Company magazine for 4 years and at PC Magazine for 9 years. He also wrote a technology column for Brill's Content magazine, was the gadgets columnist at My Generation magazine, was the daily Internet columnist for Time Warner's Pathfinder, and was the computer columnist at The Globe and Mail newspaper.

The VoIP Debates

Are roadblocks standing in the way of VoIP? Pioneering Voice over Internet Protocol companies like Vonage and old-school telecom companies like AT&T are racing to bring inexpensive VoIP services...

Tiny Hard Drives Coming to Cell Phones

As manufacturers cram many more features into cell phones, theres one glaring problem: storage capacity. So hard drive makers are looking to spin up tiny drives for wireless handsets."Beyond...

Putting Spammers in the Pokey

The government wants you to know that violating its CAN-SPAM law can send you up the river. In April, the Department of Justice busted its first accused spammers.Four defendants...

Almost Blue

To hear some analysts tell it, Bluetooth is already dead. Never mind the Bluetooth expansion cards for PDAs, the wireless earpieces and the handful of handsets available. The protocol...

Opera-Based Smart Phones Headed to China

Opera Software ASA hopes the fat lady is singing for WAP. According to the Norwegian developer, its full-function Opera 7 browser for smart phones will be introduced into the potentially...

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