Wind River Donates Code To Eclipse Projects
Wind River Systems will donate more than 300,000 lines of code to four Eclipse Foundation projects, supporting the growth of an open-standard development framework that will benefit both embedded and desktop software makers.
Radio Killed The MP3 Star?
Imagine free music available 24 hours a day -- not .99 cents -- which you can choose according to the musical style. Better still, the music is accompanied by commentary identifying what it is, and random contextual information, as well as occasional breaking-news, podcast-like audio feeds.
It's called "radio."
Craigslist Founder's News Venture Named
Daylife, backed by Craig Newmark, will "gather, analyze, organize, and create a new, distributed platform for the world's news," in the words of one participant.
E-Mail Threats Plunge In July
Caution is still needed, though, a security researcher says. While there may be fewer viruses and worms in the actual e-mail, hackers are spamming out messages that link to malicious sites where Trojan horses lie in wait for innocent victims.
Gen Y Taking Technology To New Level
While Baby Boomers and Gen Xers are using technology to do the same old things, these young adults are doing new things with new technology. Text messaging and games are hot.
Linksys Releases Wireless-N For Small Businesses
The local area network product line uses the 802.11n wireless draft specification, designed to better handle bandwidth-hungry apps like video and VoIP. Still, there's no assurance they'll work with other products using that spec.
F5 Debuts Web App Acceleration Technology
The company launched new WebAccelerator modules for its Big-IP application switch, which will add Web application acceleration capabilities to its flagship traffic management product line.
Review: Sonos ZP80 Sound Integrator
The company's newest offering is a more affordable, entry-level system than its original product, but you'll have to spend considerably more than the initial $1,000 by the time you put music in every room.
Days After Entering 12-Step Program, Microsoft Falls Off Wagon
Whatever happened to the "12 tenets," announced just 10 days ago, that were supposed to help a seemingly humbled and repentant Microsoft assume a more ethical stance toward allowing competition? Could it be that its self-imposed 12-step program has already failed to cure Microsoft of its monopolistic impulses?
Lockheed Martin Set To Make Seed-Sized Spy Plane
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Lockheed Martin a $1.7 million, 10-month contract to design a remotely controlled nano air vehicle capable of collecting military intelligence both indoors and in urban outdoor environments.
SanDisk Acquires Competitor Msystems For $1.3 Billion
SanDisk, a leader in flash memory subsystems for imaging and audio storage, is acquiring one of its largest solid-state memory competitors, Msystems of Israel, in a stock transaction worth approximately $1.35 billion.
Microsoft To Offer 3-D Photos
Dubbed "Photosynth," the technology allows users to combine their photos with thousands of others collected on the Internet to present a detailed 3-D model of a subject, giving viewers the sensation of gliding around a scene from every angle.
New Intel Chips Fuel Price War
Intel slashed prices on its older chips when it introduced its new dual-core processors for desktop and notebook PCs, so buyers should be looking for bargain computers.
Web Brings War Home
It has become common for soldiers to take digital cameras, video equipment, and laptops to war. They carry the devices or attach them to their gear and capture sights and sounds that range from gory to mundane, and then share their images via the Internet.
5 Ways To Get Vista's Security Now
Windows Vista is months away, and so is the additional security it's promising. Or is it? Why wait when you can give Windows XP a taste of Vista's User Account Control protection now?