Nintendo 3DS can damage a child's eyes

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It seems that today everything is in 3D -- movies, television, console games, and now handheld games. Even though a decent percent of the population gets discomfort after viewing 3D content, technology and entertainment companies...

Acer Eyes the SMB Market

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Taiwan PC vendor Acer, which has been focusing on the consumer market and fighting for space in retail stores, is turning its attention back to the North American small- and midsized-business market. The company announced...

Adobe eyes move to software-as-a-service

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Over the next ten years, Adobe plans to shift its business away from selling boxed software to a web-based distribution model. Chief executive Bruce Chizen told the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco that money...

Microsoft revamps Windows Live search, eyes Google

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Seeking to narrow the gap with Google, Microsoft Corp unveiled a retooled Web search service that aims to deliver more relevant results and combines text, video and other information onto a single page. Microsoft, the...

Endeavour heads home early as NASA eyes hurricane

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Space shuttle Endeavour undocked from the international space station a day early Sunday, as NASA kept a wary eye on Hurricane Dean. Space agency managers worried that the storm would move toward Houston and force...

Lenovo Eyes Packard Bell for Acquisition

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Chinese computer giant Lenovo Group, which acquired IBM's PC division in 2005, is now planning for further expansion, announcing today that it is in exclusive exclusive discussions about a potential acquisition of Packard Bell. Lenovo...

Via eyes consumer electronics

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Taiwan's Via Technologies Inc. will next month begin shipping a new motherboard series and chipset designed to be used in consumer electronics products. The EPIA EX series motherboard is a mini-ITX board, measuring 17 centimeters...

Amazon Eyes DVD Rentals

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Amazon.com job listings for software engineers raise the specter of the internet retail giant entering the online DVD rental market in the United States, challenging companies like Netflix and Blockbuster. Advertising for positions...

IRS eyes Net phone taxes

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Looks like Uncle Sam has his eye on taxing VoIP calls (voice over Internet Protocol). The IRS and Treasury Department are considering reinterpreting the federal excise tax in order "to reflect the changes in...

Microsoft Eyes Pay-as-You-Go Licensing

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Microsoft Corp. officials are mulling potential changes to the company's enterprise volume licensing program that could let large systems integrators and service providers license software on behalf of their largest customers. Enterprises now must negotiate...

Novell eyes role of Linux champion

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Conference delegates told how vendor wants to be the 'catalyst' for desktop Linux. Novell will be the "catalyst" for desktop and enterprise Linux, according to its chairman and chief executive Jack Messman. ...

Sprint eyes labels for ring tones

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Two of the world's largest record labels plan to license their music to Sprint PCS in an effort to mine new markets to offset a slump in music sales, Sony Music and other sources familiar...

The Eyes Have It

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Iris Recognition Could Mean the End of Physical Privacy Security and privacy always seem to be in the balance when we think about emerging digital technologies. Encryption vies with detection. ...

Bush eyes $196M for rural Internet

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President Bush wants to spend $196 million of the Agriculture Department's 2004 budget on loans to telecommunications companies to improve Internet access in rural towns and communities, Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman said Wednesday. ...

Cisco eyes WLAN enterprise markets

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Networking giant Cisco Systems Inc said it is fully committed to WLAN (wireless local area network) technology, and is positioning its products specifically at the enterprise market space. "There are clearly two...

Sun eyes application server market

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Sun Microsystems is expected to announce Wednesday that it is bundling its application server software into its Solaris operating system, a move that could change the competitive landscape in the lucrative application server software market....

Sony Eyes Square Relationship

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Japanese developer Square made headlines earlier this month when it announced plans to squelch years of bad blood with Nintendo. Specifically, Square announced plans to support the GameBoy Advance and GameCube with software through a...

Microsoft eyes new turf to conquer

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While Microsoft is focusing much of its energy these days on developing Web services and on tightening the security of its software, it hasn't stopped exploring new markets. The Redmond, Wash.-based company...

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