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Cars: The New WiFi Hotspots?

Autonet Mobile hopes to turn the car into the next WiFi hotspot. The San Francisco-based start-up plans to unveil its Internet service provider for cars at International CES next week in Las Vegas. Its first product is a US$399 box that plugs into a cigarette lighter or standard wall plug. The box u...

Social Networking Sites in the Crosshairs?

Social networking is meeting an unfriendly visitor -- social engineering. Social engineering tactics -- scams that depend on user-interaction to execute an attack against them -- rose dramatically in 2006. Over the past 12 months, Internet users got a little savvier to fake e-greetings and breaking ...

Bloggers Debate Ethics After Microsoft Giveaway

In what marks one of the new year's first public relations blunders, Microsoft's move to buddy up with bloggers has backfired. The software giant recently gave dozens of expensive laptops loaded with its new Windows Vista operating system to bloggers. Instead of goodwill, the gesture generated conte...

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Open Source, BI and ERP: The Perfect Match?

Open source technologies may not be taking over the world, but they are finding a niche and a large one at that. To be sure, companies large and small are becoming more comfortable deploying open source technologies on the server. Now, an an increasing number of firms are looking into the possibilit...

Predicting the Top Security Threats for 2007

Professional cyberthieves and organized crime rings are looking to cash in on stolen identities and are releasing an increasing amount of malware in the process. McAfee predicts the following disturbing trends: a rise in the number of password-stealing Web sites that use fake sign-in pages for popul...

Ford ‘Syncs’ With Microsoft’s Bluetooth-Based System

Ford is jumping on the Bluetooth bandwagon, and it is betting on Microsoft to help it gain momentum. The companies reportedly have reached a deal to put the software giant's technology into some Ford cars. Microsoft's Sync, which includes hands-free Bluetooth wireless and an in-vehicle operating sys...

‘Happy New Year’ Worm Spawns Computer Zombies

Beware of e-mails with the subject line "Happy New Year!" VeriSign is warning that the message may appear to come from a well-wisher but actually contains a worm that could infect computers and use them for malicious purposes. The Happy New Year worm is being heavily spammed at a rate of five e-mail...

California May Spend $95 Million on Clean Technologies

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday announced that he will propose nearly US$95 million in the state budget to create the Governor's Research and Innovation Initiative. The initiative would provide funding for major projects aimed at growing California's economic strength in key innov...

Samsung Unveils Fuel Cell-Equipped Laptop Docking Station

Samsung Electronics has developed a docking station complete with a fuel cell that can power a laptop computer for up to a month. Samsung plans to launch the product at the end of 2007. A fuel cell is an electronic device similar to a battery that produces electricity from an external fuel supply as...

Same Spam, Different Image

Unsolicited e-mail is an old Internet nemesis, but spammers have come up with a new twist, and it's causing corporate and individual users alike e-heartburn. It's called "image spam," and it's waiting in an in-box near you. Image spam contains little ordinary text to analyze. Instead, it uses the .g

Vista Flaws Leave Door Open for Hackers

For all the talk about safety and security as a foundational promise of Windows Vista, Microsoft's new operating system, released to business users in late November, has already been found to contain several potentially serious vulnerabilities. A programming flaw, thought to be the first identified ...

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Novell’s Roger Levy: Desktop in Linux’s Future

Novell is evangelizing its Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 10, but the company is not looking for an all-out war with software giant Microsoft. Rather, it is looking to find its niche on the business user's desktop. Novell has already gained Linux desktop momentum with transaction and fixed-function a...

News Corp. Agrees to DirecTV Swap With Liberty Media

Two billionaires are burying the technology hatchet this holiday season. Rupert Murdoch and John Malone ended a two-year battle over Liberty Media's stake in News Corp. with a US$11 billion deal. Specifically, Liberty Media has agreed to exchange its 16.3 percent stake in News Corp. for News Corp.'s...

Opera to Provide Browser for Samsung Handsets

Opera Software on Thursday announced a deal with Samsung Electronics to deliver Opera Mobile on Samsung mobile handsets. Opera Mobile, the company's standards-compliant Web browser for advanced mobile phones, uses Opera's small screen rendering technology to reformat Web pages, and it allows users t...

Microsoft Fixes Zune-Vista Compatibility Issue

Microsoft has fixed at least one of the issues with the Zune digital media player: a compatibility problem with Windows Vista, its new operating system scheduled for release on Jan. 30. The patch may not be enough to turn around poor holiday sales of the software giant's so-called iPod-killer, thoug...

Sony Antes Up $1.5 Million to Settle DRM Suits

Sony BMG on Tuesday settled lawsuits with consumers in Texas and California whose computers were infected with spyware hidden on CDs. The attorneys general of both states filed lawsuits last year charging the music giant with unfair business practices and violations of anti-spyware statutes. Each st...

Samsung Unveils Mobile Phone With ‘Optical Joystick’

Samsung Electronics' latest mobile phone sports a gaming element -- a joystick. The company on Tuesday released the SCH-V960, which features a unique "optical joystick" to help users navigate the wireless device's menu and user interface. Unlike most cellular devices -- which depend on the use of a ...

Missouri Lawmakers Look to Overturn Stem Cell Amendment

Two Republican lawmakers launched an initiative on Tuesday to overturn a voter-approved amendment protecting embryonic stem cell research in Missouri. Rep. Jim Lembke and Sen. Matt Bartlett hope to replace the amendment with a constitutional ban on a specific research method: embryonic cloning. Miss...

Skype IM Falls Victim to Trojan Attack

WebSense on Monday identified a Trojan horse that targets Skype IM users in what marks the latest in a series of instant messaging attacks this year. The security researcher first reported the attack as a self-propagating worm called "sp.exe." After a full day of investigation in cooperation with Sk...

Google Enters the Final Frontier With NASA

NASA Ames Research Center signed a Space Act Agreement with Google on Monday that may pave the way for the search giant to explore space. The organizations will collaborate on a variety of challenging technical problems ranging from large-scale data management and massively distributed computing to ...

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