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posted in June 2006
It's a new high and a jump from last year's ownership levels, and it's nearly double the ownership rate reported in 2003.
"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.
Some said they would be willing to pay more for a machine that’s easier on the environment.
Because today's students are already so tech-savvy, educators are using computers to teach other subjects instead of basic computer literacy.
Researchers in Italy are trying to encourage robots to develop their own language based on their own experiences.
The company maintains that statutory and common law immunities protect corporations from civil laws that allege cooperation with government agencies for national security reasons.
How far would you go to get your cell phone back? One man combined old and new techniques and won the day.
Users can connect five music sources, including CD players, iPods, satellite radio, and traditional radio, into one audio card with a self-programmable interface that controls six zones in a house.
The author of The Unwanted Gaze: The Destruction of Privacy in America urges technology executives to think about privacy in broad terms.
Critics are claiming that judges who ruled against an MP3 search site linking to illegal downloads cannot be neutral.
Germany took the highest number of medals in the event, which set soccer-playing teams of robots against each other.
An appeals court ruled that making files available constitutes publishing. It also overturned a lower-court ruling in favor of an MP3 search directory and ordered damages.
The prototype, announced this week, shows promise for stopping piracy and espionage.
It's one of a series of organized global efforts to promote technology initiatives, especially in developing countries. The alliance will encourage businesses and civic groups to help bridge the digital divide.
A philanthropic project by IBM will enhance real tours of the 800-building complex in the Forbidden City, while also bringing the city to a global audience with technology borrowed from gaming applications.
The battle over who gets access to the Internet, and how, is playing out in Congress. Google, Amazon, eBay, and bloggers on all sides have weighed in. Here's what Lawrence G. Roberts, Craig Newmark, and others are saying.
USA Video Technology is suing Time Warner, Comcast, and other cable companies for alleged patent infringement.
Coming soon from Big Blue: on-the-spot applications, delivered in five minutes.
Roughly only a quarter of U.S. high schools require students to take computer science courses, due in part to a misperception that computers are for video games and surfing the Internet, says a new report.
Cablevision says its digital video recording system is similar to Betamax and therefore doesn't violate copyright and fair-use laws.
Contractors will look at facial and fingerprint biometric capabilities for security and identity verification at designated ports, border stations, an airport, a refugee processing center, and immigration offices in Canadian provinces, Seattle, and Hong Kong.
La Martiniere is suing Google for counterfeiting and breach of rights by scanning about 100 books into its Google Book Search. Other European publishers are also threatening to sue.
Google Video Player for Macs allows Mac users to download content from Google Video and is designed to run on both Intel and PowerPC Macs.
Web surfers are getting more ways to maintain privacy thanks to new technologies displayed this week at the Society of Information Display Conference.
The file-sharing site returned Saturday, but has had sporadic problems since then, including complete, though temporary, failure Monday.
The service will provide an independent review of an organization's pandemic response plans based on best practices, government guidelines, and the IBM crisis team's experience.
Targeted at CA mainframe business assets, the products are said to help streamline core administration tasks and simplify user management and access rights for z/OS.
Providers have about 20 days to push for changes to cable
franchising rules and universal service fees.
A Swedish site called The Pirate Bay directs people to more than 157,000 movies, including newly released blockbusters, according to the Motion Picture Association of America. Police have seized the site's server farm.