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Lighting a Fire Under Hard Drives

Researchers at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands believe that lasers will one day take over conventional magnetic data writers in hard disk drives. In laboratory experiments, they used laser light to write data to... More...

Japan Reports Battery Fire in Mac

On Tuesday, the Japanese government said that it knew of one case in Japan of a Sony made battery used in an Apple Computer notebook overheating and catching fire. The incident, resulting in a minor... More...

Lighting a fire under Solaris

Solaris has been the most widely used version of Unix. But much wind was taken from the operating system's sails by the quick arrival of Linux and the equally quick departure of Sun's prestige when... More...

New MagSafe Adaptor Catching Fire

When MacBook Pro owner Rogier Mulder returned to his home, he found something that was simply shocking. His MacBook Pro had caught fire or better put, its MagSafe power adapter, Apple's new power adapter... More...

Copy Controls Bill Draws Fire

Four technology groups are fighting a U.S. Senate bill that would allow copyright holders to sue creators of products that "induce" copyright violations. The bill would discourage technology companies from offering new media players or... More...

Virus Buster Network Associates Under Fire

Computer security giant Network Associates said Tuesday that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating its accounting practices. The announcement comes after antivirus vendor McAfee.com rejected the network security giant's... More...

Porn watchdog under fire

Britain's online porn watchdog, the Internet Watch Foundation, has announced a new chief executive and a tough new policy on child pornography amid resignations and criticisms. The IWF was set up in... More...

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