Shimmin On Software: SOA Gets Real, Virtually
Enter SOA virtualization. Well, almost. The notion of tricking a server into running various operating systems or databases within separate virtual machines may be old hat, but it's just now beginning make its way up the stack.
Wal-Mart Rethinks RFID
Although Wal-Mart is still bullish on RFID and plans to add it to hundreds more stores this year, it now talks about the technology as more of a baby-steps approach.
Online Porn Act Dead For Now
A federal judge ruled that the Child Online Protection Act is unconstitutional, partly because it is both too broad and too narrow.
Apple TV Goes On Sale
In the next five years, Apple's latest device could overtake set-top box maker TiVo and mail-order DVD renter Netflix in delivering content, according to one financial analyst.
PS3 Game Consoles To Support Scientific Research
PS3 systems will be able to help study the causes of cancer, Alzheimer's, and other diseases by connecting to Folding@home, Stanford University's computing project that simulates protein folding.
Skype Offers A PBX-like System For Four Users
The DUALphone 3088 from RTX Telecom A/S has Skype software embedded in it and operates with up to four wireless handsets, permitting conference calls, intercom calls, and call transfer among handsets.
Another Week, Another Scam On Cisco Systems
With four retailers charged with defrauding Cisco Systems of $1 million, the Justice Department says it will continue to investigate fraud schemes against the networking equipment maker.