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Microsoft Translator Strengthens Open Standards Commitment

Microsoft's self-proclaimed commitment to open standards became more tangible Thursday when it released the first Open XML translator for Word. Version 1.0 of the translator, which is a free, downloadable add-on to the word processor, allows users to convert Office Open XML documents into the OpenDo...

Microsoft’s Zune Leader Stepping Down

The Microsoft executive who led the company's Zune product launch, among other things, is retiring from the company, officials announced Wednesday. Bryan Lee, corporate vice president of Microsoft's entertainment business, plans to leave the company in the next several weeks to pursue personal inter...

Wii Outselling PS3: A New Gaming Order?

Sony's profits are down, while Nintendo's sales are way up. The Wii video game console is selling faster than Nintendo can keep up with. Following Sony's announcement of its disappointing results Tuesday, which it partly blamed on huge costs for the PS3 launch, speculation is running rampant about ...

Key Hubble Telescope Cameras Feared Lost

A problem that arose in NASA's Hubble Space Telescope over the weekend means that many of the orbiting telescope's key capabilities may be permanently lost, officials announced Monday. The observatory entered protective "safe mode" on Saturday as a result of a power malfunction in its Advanced Camer...

Smartphones vs. Dumb Phones: No Contest

With the upcoming release of Apple's iPhone, smartphones are becoming one of the most hyped categories of consumer technology today. The combination of telephone technology with e-mail, Internet access and multimedia -- among other features -- serves many consumer needs in one tidy, sleek little pa...

E-Learning Software Patent Under Scrutiny

At the request of the Software Freedom Law Center, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced Thursday that it will re-examine a patent held by e-learning software company Blackboard. The Software Freedom Law Center, an open source software group, made its request in November on behalf of three...

Microsoft Adds Five Years to XP Consumer Support

In a move sure to bring joy to the hearts of many consumers, Microsoft yesterday announced that it is extending the availability of support for users of Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Media Center Edition by an additional five years over what it had previously announced. Since the unveiling ...

SanDisk, Toshiba Unveil 56 Nanometer NAND Flash Chips

In the ever-intensifying race to deliver the most memory in the tiniest chip, SanDisk on Tuesday rolled out its 8-gigabit, 56 nanometer NAND flash technology and promised to deliver a 16-gigabit version in the second quarter. Both versions of the 56 nm chip use multilevel cell technology to pack mor...

Google to Distribute Sony, Warner Music Videos With Ads

Google said Monday it will be expanding tests of its video advertising system by delivering music video clips from Warner Music Group and Sony BMG Music Entertainment along with advertising over its AdSense online advertising service. As part of a trial during the next four weeks, Web sites that use...

Google Pushing Forward With Online Book Access

Google is reportedly working on a platform to allow users to download the entire content of books in a format that they could read on their computers or maybe even mobile devices. Google officials confirm that the company is continuing to work on online access, but assert that they have not announce...

Google Taps North Carolina for New Datacenter Site

Google plans to build a new, $600 million datacenter in North Carolina designed to help support its online operations, the company announced Friday. The site, to be located in the city of Lenoir, is expected to create about 210 jobs over time. North Carolina awarded Google a 12-year job development ...

MySpace to Add Parental Alert System

News Corp.'s popular social networking site MySpace.com will soon offer parents a glimpse of what their teenagers are doing online. The site, which is one of a group of social networking sites used regularly by more than half of American teens, has recently come under fire for inadequate security co...

New Vista OS to Be Available for Download

Microsoft on Wednesday announced plans to make Vista, the newest version of its Windows operating system, available to consumers online when the product is officially rolled out at the end of this month. The launch of the consumer version of Vista, which has been postponed several times, is now sche...

Oracle Rolls Out 51 Security Patches

Oracle on Tuesday released a new Critical Patch Update addressing 51 security flaws across a variety of its products. The release was Oracle's ninth such quarterly update, and was the first to be preannounced. The release was initially announced last Thursday. Included among the patches are securit...

BlackBerry Pearl Takes a Walk on the White Side

Research In Motion and T-Mobile on Monday rolled out a new, "pearl white" version of the popular BlackBerry Pearl smartphone. Previously available only in "piano black" from T-Mobile and Cingular, the white version is available exclusively from T-Mobile. Discounted pricing is $149 with a two-year co...

Dell Faces Class Action Suit Over Notebook Defect

Just five months after it issued a massive recall of notebook computers because of defective batteries, Dell on Friday became the target of yet more legal problems involving its notebook equipment. A group of Canadian consumers is suing Dell over what they allege are faulty Inspiron notebook machine...

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