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posted in May 2006
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.
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.
IBM's latest project could spell extended life for cardiac patients.
European Union leaders fought a requirement to give airline passenger data to the United States, saying that they did not trust that it would be protected.
The human rights organization has launched a Web site to fight online censorship. Among other actions, the site will spotlight technology companies and service providers seen as abetting efforts to suppress free speech.
The bill, also called the Internet Freedom and Nondiscrimination Act of 2006, was introduced last week.
Calling themselves freedom fighters, a group of protesters is taking its battle against DRM to the streets.
Outsourcing may be one of the hottest trends in technology, but Sprint Nextel Corp. is so unhappy about one outsourcing contract that the company is suing.
IBM's new software uses speech-recognition technology to listen and provide tailored feedback.
A new interface allows near real-time operation of a robot without invasive incisions to the head and brain. The breakthrough, demonstrated this week in Tokyo, opens up possibilities for new interactions between machines and people.
Walkman phone owners can identify the music they're hearing via Gracenote's Global Media Database.
The mock emergency included rising heat and humidity, packed hospitals, power failures, commuters stranded in sweltering subway tunnels, media-fed panic, and Microsoft Internet Explorer crashes. In other words, just a typical holiday weekend in New York.
The patent owners were requiring universities to pay up to
administer tests for distance-learning programs.
Many schools didn't enforce the policy until last month, when security guards used new metal detectors to confiscate more than 800 phones.
Both Democrats and Republicans are backing bills supporting net neutrality, while telecommunications companies are lobbying to be permitted to offer tiered access.
The center will provide tools for NASCAR to collect and process timing and scoring data. It gets rolling Saturday.
Musicians including Moby, Nine Inch Nails, and the Indigo Girls are supporting a law that would ensure Internet traffic flow remains equal for small and large corporations and media. Telecommunications companies have been pushing for tiered access, which would allow providers to charge premium rates for premium access.
Internal AT&T documents are in, but a closed hearing is out. That's what a judge has ruled so far in the class-action lawsuit filed against AT&T by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
City leaders are trying to provide public access to wireless networks in parks in all five boroughs.
Rather than focus on expensive and high-bandwidth networks, Gartner analysts say most companies would be better served with technologies that are geared to a distributed workforce.
The Z61 series offers integrated or discrete graphics, an integrated camera and stereo microphone for videoconferencing, Wi-Fi, and an integrated wireless WAN.
A Federal Communications commissioner calls for an investigation into their possible roles in secret federal surveillance and data mining programs.
Government health officials in Scotland are offering software that allows people to see what they'll look like when they're 65.
A new bill in Congress would remove federal funding from schools and libraries that allow children unsupervised access to sites that could reveal objectionable material. A professional group says this is redundant because another law already bans libraries from allowing children to view harmful content.
In a welcome posting, Police Chief William Bratton said he hoped to encourage dialogue between residents and the police department.
One AT&T employee was required to connect fiber optic circuits carrying AT&T customers' private Internet-based data to a device that diverted that same data to a room controlled by the government, his lawyer wrote in papers filed in federal court last week.
He was dinged after criticizing officials for not working back-to-back games as the players routinely do.
Despite a lot of money being thrown at the problem, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said this week that the goal of emergency-system interoperability across the nation is still a goal, not a reality.
Losses due to counterfeiting are costing the music industry more than $300 million per year, according to the RIAA.
CBS has launched a new broadband channel aimed at Web-savvy youth.
The sound quality of the stolen version of the band's unreleased album--a version now available over the Internet--isn't even close to what the new album is really like, according to a Chili Pepper band member.
The federal government's next Grand Challenge contest will require robots to navigate through a city environment--and follow traffic laws as they go.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a class-action lawsuit in California in January, accusing AT&T of cooperating with a government surveillance program. The U.S. Department of Justice responded with a notice stating it plans to intervene to protect military and state secrets privilege, as well as request the lawsuit's dismissal.
More than three-quarters of companies reported marketing and promoting products without clearly understanding consumer expectations, according to the IBM report.
Michael Hiltzik of the Los Angeles Times reportedly acknowledged using pseudonyms to post a comment on his own blog and several other blogs, saying it's common practice in the Web world.
Students built robots that could shoot foam balls through hoops and score goals by rolling the balls on the ground.
If granted class-action status, the case could involve thousands of artists signed to Sony since 1962 and millions of dollars.