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Linux watch: Only time will tell

The IBM/Citizen Watch prototype wristwatch comes with calendar-scheduling software, a pager-like application and a Bluetooth chip.

By October 11, 2001


IBM clocks in with new Linux watch

Big Blue creates a second-generation Linux wristwatch, this one smaller than the original and sporting a gleaming golden display, but still just as impractical.

By March 23, 2001


Linux kernel gets an update

Kernel 2.6.17 of the open-source operating system includes support for Sun's Niagara chips, wireless-friendly changes.

By June 20, 2006


NTT DoCoMo flicks wrist phone

The Japanese carrier begins taking orders for a new wrist phone that would make Dick Tracy drool. Microsoft, HP and IBM are all working on their own versions of wearable wireless.

By March 26, 2003


Fossil connects Palm to wrist bone

The maker of trendy watches and other accessories has started selling its Palm-compatible Wrist PDA, which displays appointments and other info.

By April 30, 2002


Linux grows up in a hurry

It was 10 years ago that Linus Torvalds sent an e-mail to the open-source community saying an experimental version of the Linux kernel was up and running.

August 14, 2001


Is it gloom or boom at CeBit?

The CeBit trade show in Germany kicks off with exhibitors trying their best to be upbeat about new products while acknowledging the slump throughout the high-tech industry

By March 26, 2001