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Robotics in the Special Needs Classroom

Robotics, which has played a longstanding role in industrial applications, has finally entered the classroom in the form of applications for disabled students. It's a trend that could move beyond special needs and into the education mainstream. Gallaudet University, a school for the deaf and hard of...

Big Three Search Engines Back Single, Open Protocol

The top three search titans are joining forces to make it easier for people to find information on the Web. Google, Yahoo and Microsoft on Thursday agreed to support a single open protocol to make Web sites more visible to search engines. Sitemaps 0.90 is freely available to webmasters. The protocol...

Microsoft Inks Mobile Search Deal With Sprint

Microsoft is flexing its muscles this week with strong moves against its rivals. The software giant on Monday released the Zune digital media player hoping to take a bite out of Apple. Three days later, the company inked a mobile search deal with Sprint Nextel, leaving Google out in the cold. Micros...

Microsoft Patches Address Five Critical Security Flaws

Microsoft on Tuesday released six security fixes to address a diversity of bugs in Windows and Office. The security flaws range from important to critical, the company said. Five of the vulnerabilities carry Microsoft's most severe rating: critical. All six allow a hacker to execute code from a remo...

Microsoft Jumps on Municipal WiFi Bandwagon

Microsoft is beating the WiFi drum in a pilot project designed to push MSN content and services to wireless users -- and to generate advertising revenue. Following in search rival Google's footsteps, the software giant on Wednesday inked a deal with MetroFi to publish its content over MetroFi's WiFi...

AMD Mothballs Low-End Personal Internet Communicator

AMD is discontinuing the PIC, a line of inexpensive PCs designed to help consumers in developing countries gain Internet access, according to the chip maker's latest regulatory filing. The PIC was part of AMD's global "50x15" initiative, which aimed to bring Internet and computing capabilities to ha...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Quintum CTO Tim Thornton on Remote VoIP Deployments

Internet telephony, or Voice over Internet Protocol, is well beyond the "what's that" phase, but not yet into the mainstream phase. Companies like Skype and Vonage have raised awareness of this next-generation telephone option, but only a relative handful of enterprises have adopted the technology. ...

Nintendo Unleashes $200 Million Wii Ad Campaign

Nintendo plans to invest at least US$200 million in marketing its new Wii video game console in an effort to regain the market crown from Sony. The company is going to what it called "unprecedented lengths" to let people see, feel and experience the Wii system. The marketing campaign is designed to ...

Lycos Launches ‘Watch and Chat’ Cinema

For those who can't resist chatting in the midst of a movie, Lycos Cinema is offering a way to help them express themselves -- to folks who will listen. Lycos on Monday unveiled a "watch and chat" video experience. Lycos Cinema brings the social networking aspect to movie consumption with its Screen...

HEALTH AND MEDICINE

Perrigo Recalls 11 Million Bottles of Acetaminophen

In a move reminiscent of the Tylenol scare of the 1980s, Perrigo on Thursday recalled 11 million bottles of store-brand acetaminophen caplets. There were traces of metal in some of the products, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Perrigo is voluntarily recalling 383 lots of the 500 ...

Vista Finally Released to Manufacturing

Microsoft on Wednesday released Windows Vista to manufacturing after multiple delays, backlash from security vendors and European Commission wrangling. The release to manufacturing means that Microsoft has finished development work on the new operating system and is preparing for the final product r...

Microsoft Chases Google With 3D Mapping

In a move to catch up with search rival Google, Microsoft on Monday added an online mapping interface to its Live Search offering. Allowing users a more realistic Earth to explore online, Virtual Earth 3D compiles photographic images of cities and terrain to generate textured, photo-realistic 3D mod...

Microsoft Forges IPTV On-Demand Content Deals for Xbox

Microsoft has announced content partnerships that will transform the Xbox 360 into an on-demand IPTV device. The software giant inked deals with CBS, MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures, Turner Broadcasting System, Ultimate Fighting Championship, and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. An initial lineup o...

Microsoft Backpedals on Vista Licensing Restrictions

In the wake of heated criticism, Microsoft on Thursday eased restrictions on Windows Vista licensing. The controversial policy would have limited the number of times a user would be able to transfer the operating system software to a different PC. In September, Microsoft indicated that users would b...

Universities to Research Web Growth, Long-Term Impact

The University of Southampton and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Tuesday announced the Web Science Research Initiative, a long-term collaboration that will identify scientific, technical and social challenges necessary to guide the future design and use of the World Wide Web. Of partic...

Google Revamps Gmail for Mobile Devices, Partners With Sprint

Google on Thursday released an enhanced version of Gmail for Mobile Devices, a free Java-based application that allows users to access their Gmail via a cell phone. The interface looks and feels like Web-based Gmail, but with features that are optimized for handheld devices. "We realize the role mo...

Cingular Launches Mobile Music Onslaught

Cingular Wireless on Thursday threw down the mobile music gauntlet with several digital media partnerships and the launch of Cingular Music. However, it may be too little too late when it comes to competing with the market leading iPod. Cingular Music, which teamed with Microsoft to incorporate Wind...

Nintendo Announces Wii Lineup, Supply Shortages

Nintendo is pulling out all the stops for the launch of its next-generation video console. Nintendo will make about 4 million Wii systems available globally during the next six weeks, beginning with the Nov. 19 launch in the Americas. The company expects supply will be outpaced by demand, based on r...

Holiday Scammers’ E-Greeting Card Tactics

As e-tailers prepare for a booming online shopping season, e-scammers are already making moves to gather stolen identities. Researchers at Exploit Prevention Labs recently uncovered a major cyber criminal ring operating in Australia using what appear to be Yahoo Greetings e-cards to infect thousands...

Microsoft Adds 85 Features to Xbox Live

In a move to one-up the competition during the peak season for video game console sales, Microsoft on Tuesday launched its fall Xbox Live Update complete with more than 85 new features. Microsoft is distributing the free update via Xbox Live to its Silver and Gold members. The initiative is meant to...

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