U.K. Scales Back National Identity Plan
Still, efforts toward a national ID system have not been scrapped completely, and the British government also is still considering requiring foreign nationals to register biometric data.
Sony Settles Rootkit CD Suit With Texas, California
Under terms of the agreements, each state will receive $622,000 in damages and $128,000 to cover legal costs and fees, and Sony will refund up to $175 to people in those states who spent money to repair computers.
The End Of The VCR Era
The percentage of U.S. households with DVD players has surpassed those with VCRs, Nielsen Media Research said Tuesday.
Former HP Board Member Signs Book Deal
According to Gotham Books, Tom Perkins -- who blew the lid off the HP spy scandal -- also is set to write about his marriage to author Danielle Steele, his trial for manslaughter in a backwater French town, and the creation of Genetech.
Cingular Signs Exclusive MySpace Deal
A set of tools will let Cingular subscribers edit their MySpace profiles, view and add friends' profiles, post photos and blogs, and send and receive messages.
IBM, Intel Roll Out Virtualization Tools
Customers can predict the effects of running multiple instances of consolidated database, mail, Web, and Java workloads in multiple, virtual CPU partitions on IBM's Intel-based System x servers before moving into production.
AMD Updates Opteron, Turion Road Maps
AMD already had announced that its first native quad-core offering will come out in the middle of next year. That will be followed by Shanghai in the first half of 2008, which will feature HyperTransport 3.0.
Five Questions For Tom Crowley, CEO of MBX Systems
Tom Crowley is a musician and entrepreneur who's opened for the Beach Boys and managed popular bands. He's also managed a successful computer reseller business. He thinks networked appliances tuned to run specific software packages will be music to customers' ears.