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Microsoft's Fix It Center in Beta

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Microsoft is releasing "Fix It Center", a tool that allows users to quickly solve their PC problems by letting Windows do everything for them. This tool, currently in beta, will be available to anyone using...

SNotW: Computer can help your Dog communicate

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Hungarian scientists are working on computer software analyzing dog barks that could allow people to better recognize dogs' basic emotions, Hungarian ethologist Csaba Molnar said. Molnar and his colleagues at Budapest's ELTE University have tested...

PS3s help Folding@Home Break PetaFLOP Barrier

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PetaFLOP is such a great word. It perfectly straddles (as few other technical terms can) the borderline between scientifically impressive and downright silly simultaneously. Strictly defined as a quadrillion Floating Point Objects per Second, a...

Government mulls broadband help

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The UK government is considering intervening in the way broadband is rolled out, in an effort to speed up the deployment of super-fast services. Stephen Timms, Minister for Competitiveness, ordered a summit to look at...

Rockstar pleads for help

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Controversial publisher Rockstar is asking for the industry's support in its battle to revoke the BBFC's 'no rating because it's revolting' decision on Manhunt 2. In an interview with Develop, Rockstar Leeds chief Gordon Hall,...

Google wants U.S. help fighting censorship

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Once relatively indifferent to government affairs, Google Inc. is seeking help inside the Beltway to fight the rise of Web censorship worldwide. The online search giant is taking a novel approach to the problem by...

Beta API to help MapQuest developers add mapping features

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Denver-based online mapping vendor MapQuest Incorporated has released a new beta API that allows software developers to use Adobe Systems Incorporated's ActionScript 3.0 programming language to create richer online applications and capabilities for MapQuest users....

Robots to help children to form relationships

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Professor Kerstin Dautenhahn, Dr. Ben Robins and Dr. Ester Ferrari at the University of Hertfordshire's School of Computer Science are partners in the European Sixth Framework funded, €3.22 million Interactive Robotic Social Mediators as Companions...

Cell phone cameras help Japanese lose weight

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Some Japanese cell phone users are photographing their meals and sending the image to nutritionists for analysis and recommendations. Public health insurance offices in Osaka prefecture in western Japan have launched the service on a...

Windows Help program (WinHlp32.exe) for Windows Vista

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Windows Help (WinHlp32.exe) is a Help program that has been included with Microsoft Windows versions starting with the Microsoft Windows 3.1 operating system. However, the Windows Help program has not had a major update for...

The Top Reasons Users Call The IT Help Desk

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A new study released by SupportSoft, a provider of technology-glitch automation software, evaluated about 2 million call logs for 20 large global companies and found five problem areas contribute to 75% of the calls corporate...

High-End Chips Help Lift Intel's 4Q Profit

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Intel posted a quarterly profit that beat the average Wall Street estimate. The top computer chip maker owes the success to new high-end processors. Intel's fourth-quarter net profit was $1.5 billion, or 26 cents per...

IBM To Help Educate China's Outsourcing Pros

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IBM said Tuesday that it will work with the Chinese government to develop a tech and business services curriculum for the country's top universities. "This services initiative will strengthen our role as China's innovation partner,"...

Apple Goes Hollywood with Disney's Help

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The clamour continues as press and pundits ponder Apple's 'Showtime' announcement next week, and the prospect of online movie sales through iTunes is the topic driving the debate. Apple is widely expected to be...

Google Asks Surfers for Help

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Google is asking surfers with time on their hands to help it categorize and label the images indexed by its search engine, building a database of knowledge about the contents of the images. The company...

Videogames help burn calories

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A recent study says that playing games is a workout. According to a study done by Dr. Arlette Perry from the University of Miami, playing videogames can be a physical workout. Dr. Perry gathered...

Rose Online Art Help

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ROSE Online, the North American service has announced that it needs help! For future reference, ROSE stands for Rush on Seven Episodes and NA means North America. ROSE NA...

EFF wants your help to sue Sony

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EFF is collecting stories from EFF members and supporters who have purchased Sony-BMG CDs that contained the "rootkit" copy protection software. We're considering whether the effect on the public, or on EFF members, is sufficiently...

Tiny robot to help cancer diagnosis

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British scientists are developing a tiny robot to fit inside MRI machines, which will improve the accuracy of biopsies taken to screen for prostate cancer. Needle biopsies are currently taken from the...

Legal Help for Think Secret

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Thanks to Hurmoth on BPN for the heads-up A leading internet lawyer will defend Mac news site Think Secret after it was sued by Apple for publishing details of the company's new...

Neowin Appeal : Help Tsunami Victims

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Reuters is now reporting that 120,000+ people are dead as a result of the tsunami that hit countries on Boxing Day. There are tens of thousand of people still un-accounted for, and the real figure...

Antiphishing group gets help from Microsoft

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Today Microsoft donated $46,000 dollars worth of software to agencies fighting internet crime (phishing). Crimes like sending fake e-mails to bank customers and other institutions, asking for personal information. Personal information like back...

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...

Microsoft, Russia, UN help refugees

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Good old Microsoft. Hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers here are flocking to a local community center where they can develop IT skills and obtain information to help improve their lives. In...

RealNetworks seeks Microsoft's help

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Real Networks wants to make its music files playable on Microsoft's Windows Media Player format. The company, which is suing Vole for a billion dollars, said it needed the Redmond Giant's help to flog its...

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