Ask.com Unveils Blog And Feed Search
The search site plans to add a Blogs & Feeds tab to its Internet search tools menu and to more thoroughly integrate its search engine with its online news aggregation site, Bloglines.
Segway Scooters Take New Direction
Although popular in Europe, the electric scooters haven't caught on here en masse. The company is hoping the rising price of gas and a new consumer finance program will change that.
Do The Math: EU E-Mail Tax Doesn't Add Up
Comes now that a French MEP is proposing a tax on SMS and e-mail messages as a way to partly supplement the European Union's general fund. Every time I hear one of these proposals, I have to wonder if people have even done the math on this stuff.
Linksys Launches IP Security Camera
Aimed at small businesses, the camera is the first of several products to come to this new market from Linksys. The camera allows customers to integrate security into their existing IP networks.
Red Hat Turns Over Testing Tools To Fedora--For Now
The Dogtail and Autobuild automated certification and testing tools will be offered to customers as part of Fedora initially, but could become a commercial value-added service in the future, Red Hat's CEO said at a conference this week.
Secure, Mobile E-Mail Bows For Shared PCs
The new service, called MobilityEmail.net, uses a memory stick. No browser is used in accessing the e-mail service, so no information related to the user is left on the computer.
Lenovo Unveils Portable Widescreens
The notebooks, targeted at SMBs, include integrated optical drives for watching movies, playing music, or installing software; new multimedia features; and 802.11 wireless LAN and 10/100 Ethernet on all models.
Where The Jobs--And Bucks--Are In IT Now
Nearly 10% of CIOs are planning to add IT staff this quarter. The industry with the greatest optimism for IT hiring is retail, and CIOs there are spelling out key skills in demand. Among them: retail-specific apps and networking.
Microsoft Adds Database Software To Visual Studio
The role-specific software will include tools for managing changes to database schema, a unit test harness, and a feature that generates test data mimicking the volume and format of production database information.
Review: Treo 700p
Palm has fixed the memory issues, increased the quality of the camera, and made a host of improvements that add up to the best Treo ever--and for Palm OS fans, the best smart phone you can buy anywhere.
Lenovo Debuts Subnotebooks For SMBs
The V100 addition to the 3000 Series features a 12.1-inch screen, a built-in optical drive, 4.4 hours of battery life, and a weight of 4 pounds.
Europe To Consider Tax On E-Mail
A French politician is proposing that the European Union tax every email and text message sent from within the 25-nation bloc, according to online reports.
Vista Secrets: Read 'Em If You Can
Microsoft has re-released a 300-page guide to Windows Vista that was posted and then pulled in April. But even though there's now a link to it, Microsoft still seems to be working pretty hard to keep it a secret: it's available in two formats -- a 60-megabyte Word file, and an XPS file. (A what file?)
BitDefender Ships Perimeter Security Suite
BitDefender introduces a suite of anti-virus, spam and anti-spyware tools, combined with enterprise or SMB-focused admin and management features, for mail and file servers running Samba or FreeBSD.
Microsoft's Security Rivals Talk Up OneCare Killers
McAfee is planning a summer launch for a multi-edition set of security subscriptions, while Symantec says it will release a beta version of its contender this summer, with the final release slated for March 2007.
Iranian Nuclear Crisis More Than Just Fun And Games
The Iranian government claims its nuclear program is for the production of energy -- peaceful purposes only. The U.S. government claims Iran is secretly working on nuclear bombs for its long-range missiles. America and Iran both say they'll go to war over the issue. Doesn't the conflict sound like the basis for a really fun game?
Apple Against The Rest Of Us
The company that made media history with its classic "1984" Super Bowl commercial is acting suspiciously like an organization out of the George Orwell novel it was based on.
Yes, I'm talking about Apple's attempts to force online publishers to disclose their sources of confidential information.
Symantec Patches Flaw In Five Days
A stack overflow in several products, including its anti-virus family, was fully patched as of Sunday, according to an updated advisory on Symantec's Web site.
Microsoft Names Vista Browser IE7+
The new moniker will denote Vista-only features in that operating system's browser, including protected mode, parental controls, and better network diagnostics--all of which are missing from the Windows XP version.