Fight For Your Entertainment Rights
If you own an iPod or MP3 player; yearn for a music-enabled phone; download, share, or mix songs and video; or even if you just want to listen to your music or watch your videos in relative peace, take heed. Pending legislation could make the simplest exercise in legal home media use more cumbersome than you could ever imagine.
BPS Upgrades Risk-Management Server
Business Propulsions Systems Inc. has upgraded its platform for operational risk, audit and regulatory compliance management for financial institutions.
(Almost) Everything You Want To Know About PC Power Supplies
"Power Supplies 101: A Comprehensive Guide" is a great little primer for understanding the power supplies that are in all your systems. Want to know how wattage really applies to amps for PCs? Curious about the different kinds of loads and what "Active PFC" really means? All is revealed in this guide.
UBS Trial: Defense Suggests Witness Altered Evidence
Despite being accused of altering evidence, forensics specialist Keith Jones stood firmly by his earlier testimony that whoever brought down the UBS PaineWebber network had to do so from inside Roger Duronio's home. Duronio is the systems admin on trial for the attack.
Bricklin, Socialtext Aim To Hatch 'Killer App' For Wiki Users
Socialtext announced earlier this month that it was teaming with software pioneer Dan Bricklin to integrate Bricklin's Web-based, collaborative spreadsheet with its enterprise wiki platform, and to encourage additional development efforts within the open-source community.
Dell, HP Clean Up Tech Waste
Dell and Hewlett-Packard last week expanded their recycling programs for consumers and put in place efforts for commercial customers.
Microsoft's WGA Sued As 'Spyware'
The lawsuit asks for class-action status on claims that Microsoft's WGA software misled users as to its true purpose, failed to obtain consent before installing, and transmitted data to the company's servers.
Microsoft Shuts Off Vista Beta 2
The closure, slated for Friday, June 30, comes because the preview has reached its copy limit. Meanwhile, users are being urged to activate their Beta 2 copy in order to receive RC1 of the operating system when it's delivered later this year.
EMC Fills Major Security Hole With RSA
EMC's decision to spend nearly $2.1 billion for security vendor RSA promises to reshape the competitive landscape of the storage and infrastructure-management segments of the IT industry.
The Complicated Web Of Content Licensing
The movie industry is afraid--very afraid--as it ponders the functionality promised by new technologies hovering on the horizon, and that fear could be trouble for Apple.
The Job-Less Factor
Industry analysts evaluate Apple's chances with and without Steve Jobs at the helm.
BI Gets A Boost From Open-Source Community
Open-source development is having a significant impact on business intelligence. Among the vendors that have adopted open-source technology within their products in a big way are Actuate, Pentaho and JasperSoft.
Survivor Accounts Released In 9/11 Podcasts
"I wanted to crawl into my fire helmet." Firefighter Mickey Kross describes a fierce wind lifting him up amid the collapse of the North Tower in a podcast from the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation.
Accounting Problems Again Plague CA, Delay Earnings
During an audit, CA discovered that between fiscal years 1997 and 2001, stock options were approved by the board at a time when the value of the stock was different than when the stock option grants were exercised by the employees.