Bluetooth gives Spies a Window into your Life

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Worried about your civil liberties and privacy? Then it may come as a shock to discover that you have unwittingly been allowing your phone to signal your every move. Bluetooth, a wireless link built into...

Dell gives Geek Squad the Thumbs Up

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With the recent announcement of Dell selling its PCs at Best Buy, many began to wonder who would be responsible for the Tech Support. It turns out that Dell has authorized both the Geek Squad...

HP Gives AMD's Phenom a Boost

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After a bruising month where it had to admit a series of missteps with its quad-core microprocessor strategy, Advanced Micro Devices got a boost Jan. 3 from Hewlett-Packard. On Thursday, HP announced that it would...

Microsoft Gives WebFives the High Five

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Microsoft's WebFives acquisition should bolster the company's services for sharing digital content and online socializing about it. Like many other Microsoft acquisitions, there was no splashy announcement. There is simply a notice on WebFives' home...

United Nations agency gives boost to WiMax

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The United Nations telecommunications agency in Geneva gave the upstart technology called WiMax a vote of approval, providing a sizable victory for Intel and something of a defeat for competing technologies from Qualcomm and Ericsson....

New Nintendo game gives beauty tips

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Japanese women may soon be tapping on the hit Nintendo DS handheld game machine for beauty tips: "Dream Skincare" is part of recent efforts by Nintendo to attract newcomers to gaming. Players input their daily...

Samsung Gives Mobile Phone Memory a Boost

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Samsung has announced that it has developed a new 4GB multi-chip package destined for mobile phones. The electronics giant calls its new chip package "moviMCP" and calls the NAND flash memory included within the package...

Microsoft gives bar codes a splash of color

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Microsoft finds monochromatic stripes dull, and has put its weight behind a colored bar code format. The color bar code is being targeted especially for use on commercial media such as movies, video games and...

Logitech Gives PC Mice New Moves

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PC peripheral player Logitech has motorized the computer mouse scroll wheel with two new models that ease scanning and scrolling through large computer documents, spreadsheets, pictures, lists and other data. The Fremont, Calif.-based company said...

Blue Security Gives up the Fight

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"According to The Washington Post, Blue Security has closed its doors, which can be confirmed by the Blue Security application failing to work today and their domain no longer resolving. Blue Security's CEO is quoted...

Judge gives go Ahead to Grand Theft Auto Lawsuit

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An Alabama judge has denied a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed against Take-Two by the families of two police officers and a dispatcher killed by a Grand Theft Auto-playing teenager. Judge James Moore's decision...

Gates gives Xbox 360 the thumbs up

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Microsoft boss says early launch will give the Xbox 360 an advantage, but concedes PS3 will be "a little faster in a few areas." In a meeting with financial analysts at Microsoft's...

Microsoft gives Indigo preview

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Microsoft on Wednesday plans to release the first preview version of Indigo, giving developers a chance to test drive the new communications subsystem for Windows. Set for general availability in 2006, Indigo is intended to...

Opera Gives Away Educational Licenses

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Opera Software has announced that it will make its popular web browser available free of charge to universities and colleges. Originally, schools had to purchase licenses in bulk at a cost of $1 each. Institutions...

Gates gives $42.6 million to fight malaria

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Combating malaria has been one of the primary goals of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and its latest gift of $42.6 million will fund a nonprofit drug company's high-tech take on an ancient Chinese...

Japan Gives OK to Sun Desktop Suite

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The Japanese government has approved Sun Microsystems' open-source desktop software for use within one of its ministries, Sun is expected to announce. Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has endorsed Sun's Java...

Microsoft gives MSN TV a face-lift

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Microsoft is getting ready to release a new version of its MSN TV set-top box, this one aimed at the Internet-savvy buyer rather than the technology neophyte. Whereas the original WebTV and...

Microsoft gives Japanese watchdog the brushoff

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Never one to let a government agency push it around, Microsoft has politely declined to follow the Japanese Fair Trade Commission's (JFTC) request that it alter sales practices when dealing with Japanese PC makers. ...

Google Gives Away Digital Photo App

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Last week Google acquired Picasa which enables users to easily manage and share digital photographs. Now you can download Picasa from Google for free (version 1.6). Before Google acquired Picasa its software was...

FTC gives games industry mixed report card

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In its fourth annual report on marketing violent entertainment to children, the Federal Trade Commission applauds and chides publishers. The Federal Trade Commission yesterday released its fourth report on the marketing...

PayPal gives credit

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Just a short piece of news that I came across and thought that it might interest the Neowinians who use PayPal's services regularly. Appearantly, PayPal is hoping to improve customers' protection standards by introducing a...

Yahoo Gives Adware a Second Chance

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In its spyware-fighting tool released in beta last week, Yahoo Inc. left out for automatic detection a category of often-unwanted software for which its paid search division has a financial stake. Yahoo's Anti-Spy beta for...

Gates thinks big, gives big

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How do you measure Bill Gates' success? Forbes magazine puts a dollar figure on the Seattle, Washington-area native's net worth -- $46.6 billion in 2003 -- and crowned him the world's richest...

Sun Gives Early Peek at J2EE 1.5

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If Java 2 Enterprise Edition 1.4 was about bringing Web services into the enterprise Java fold, then J2EE 1.5 is all about ease of development in the enterprise Java space. In a session at the...

Yahoo gives Messenger an 'all new' look

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Yahoo on Monday is expected to launch a makeover of its popular instant-messaging software, just days after similar moves by rivals America Online and Microsoft. Called "The All New Yahoo Messenger," the...

Opera Gives Its Browser a Voice

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Software will include IBM's ViaVoice voice recognition technology. Opera Software will include voice capabilities in its updated browser software, using IBM's embedded ViaVoice technology, the company says. The upgraded...

Dell's Michael Dell gives up CEO post

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Dell Inc. said Thursday that Michael Dell, the PC maker's founder, will relinquish the chief executive post in July but remain as company chairman. The company said Kevin Rollins, currently president and...

Big Blue gives 90-nano boost to PowerPCs

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IBM has begun to produce PowerPC chips using a new manufacturing process that promises to improve their speed and energy efficiency. The tech giant plans to announce on Friday that it has...

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