Surgeons 'are better after playing Nintendo Wii'

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Trainee surgeons will soon be practicing operations from the comfort of their sofas after a study found they performed better after playing games on the Nintendo Wii. US researchers are designing software that will allow...

Google Talk Gadget - Better than Google Talk?

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Google has released the Google Talk Gadget – a web-based module of Google Talk. What better way to communicate than from your home page (assuming it's the Google Personalized Homepage)? Both Gmail and Google Talk...

The (Few) Ways Vista Makes Office Work Better

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Microsoft's dual launching of Office 2007 and Windows Vista to the general public was the second time the software giant released the OS and office productivity products simultaneously, the first time being with Windows 95....

WinSnap 1.1.9 - makes screenshots better

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WinSnap is a small but powerful utility for taking and editing screenshots. It can easily capture windows of non-rectangular form with the background of your choice, automatically perform simple canvas transformations and coloring effects, add...

EA and Xbox live= you better worry.

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If you sign up to play EA games through Microsoft's Xbox Live Service, Microsoft will provide your Xbox Live user account information to EA so that we can establish an EA Online account for you....

Gaming Google? Better Watch Out...

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In a rather high profile move, Google has once again signalled its lack of tolerance for dissent websites who attempt to game Google search results. Recently, the Germany website of car maker BMW was...

Microsoft Streamlines to Compete Better

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Microsoft Corp. streamlined its businesses into three divisions on Tuesday to compete more effectively against Google Inc., Oracle Corp. and the Linux operating system. The three divisions are aligned along Microsoft's core Windows product and...

Microsoft builds a better Bit Torrent

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Researchers at Microsoft's computer science lab in Cambridge have developed a peer-to-peer filesharing system that they say overcomes the scheduling problems associated with existing distribution protocols such as Bit Torrent. The researchers claim...

Start-up to use genes to build better chips

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If start-up Cambrios is right, semiconductors and other computer parts in the future won't be built. They'll be bred. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company is using methods that will allow researchers to...

Building a better Mozilla

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Wired have a great article on how to get the most out of Firefox or Mozilla; we've written articles like this in-house before. In other news, last week, the group saw a stunning 700,000+ downloads...

IBM to help better manage computing resources

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IBM has developed an add-on to its WebSphere server software designed to improve the management of back-end computing gear in demanding situations. The new WebSphere Extended Deployment is meant to let corporate customers...

Merrill Analyst Tells HP: Better To Break Up

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Hewlett-Packard would be better off splitting up its business operations, says Merrill Lynch analyst Steven Milunovich. The most valuable and established pieces of HP's portfolio, such as its printing division, should be saved from the...

Microsoft Promises Better Mobile Gaming

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Better games on your handheld or smartphone – that's what Microsoft is claiming to bring to users of the Windows Mobile operating system that powers these devices. This push to get more...

MSN Messenger 6 Just Got Better

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Patchou has just posted news on an update on his popular Plus! software addon for MSN Messenger. This new upgrade (version 2.20 Beta), now features Full compatibility with MSN Messenger 6.0. Included are...

New Gates fund seeks better cures for world's ills

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Saying that medical science has solved the "easy" problems of the rich world, Microsoft founder Bill Gates Sunday announced a $200 million fund aimed at luring researchers into finding original cures for...

Gates promises better security

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Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates said in an e-mail Thursday that the software giant has taken great strides to secure its products, but acknowledged that the company still has far to go to achieve its goal...

Building a better spam trap

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Unsolicited e-mail messages, or spam, are on track to make up the majority of traffic on the Internet. But a group of researchers and developers gathered here Friday hopes to halt that by coming up...

OASIS mad for a better web

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Well, its my first news post of 2003, and a welcome return(?) for cheesy puntastic titles :D An international standards body announced Wednesday that it has taken on the task of...

We've build a better WPA says company!

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One way to build a better mouse trap is to always take the current crop of mouse traps and take them apart to see what makes them tick. Well, remember that German company,...

Hi-tech workplace no better than factories

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Staff in technology jobs work in the white collar equivalent of a 19th century factory. suffering from isolation, job insecurity and long hours, research has found. Much needs to be done to...

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