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GamesAid charity launched

A new videogames industry charity called GamesAid has been set up with the purpose of raising money predominantly to support children's charities in the UK. Founded by seven trustees, including Mastertronic's Andy Payne, Sports Interactive's... More...

Microsoft Student Experience website launched

Microsoft has launched Microsoft Student Experience beta website, which has a lot information, targeted at students. It contains information from Microsoft internships, getting discounted software and is conveniently tabbed under Home, Academics, Socialize, Get Involved... More...

Pirates Online Launched to Public

Pirates of the Caribbean Online has been released to the public from the beta stage. Set sail on the vast blue waters of the Caribbean in search of adventure, fortune, and fame in the... More...

Wi-fi sharing plan launched in UK

BT has backed a global wireless sharing service called Fon, touting it as the "world's largest wi-fi community" since it lets people share a "small portion" of their home broadband connection by opening up a... More...

'3D' Screen Launched

IO2 Technology has released its Heliodisplay that projects a 2-dimensional mid-air display with a maximum resolution of 1024 x 1024. It appears to be convincingly 3-dimensional though, and thanks to an optical tracking system, it... More...

Germ Free Mouse Launched

When I read things like, "the average desk harbors 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat" (from a University of Arizona survey), I just cringe! I hate to think what kinds of germs... More...

Google Flight Search Launched

A new search feature on Google lets people quickly get to airline flight information. Users can type in two different cities, or airport codes, in the Google search box to bring up... More...

MP3Tunes Launched

As previously reported here, Michael Robertson of Linspire fame has launched a new music company, MP3Tunes. Users of the service can get content for 88¢ per song and $8.88 per CD, slightly cheaper than Apple's... More...

MSN Spaces Launched

MSN Spaces, Microsoft's blogging service, has opened itself to the public for beta testing. The service, previously only available in Japanese, is now available in English. Like the recently launched search beta, it does appear... More...

MSN Search Beta Launched, Google Fights Back

Today, Microsoft launched a public beta of their search offering, MSN Search. New features include integration with other Microsoft sites (e.g. Encarta, MSN Music), basic questions search (e.g. What is the capital of Turkey? ->... More...

TotalGaming.net Launched

TotalGaming.net is a new gaming network from Stardock that enables users to purchase and download retail games. Games can be purchased both individually as well as all together as part of a single TotalGaming.net... More...

Spaceshipone launched

Spaceshipone has (according to Reuters) been launched. "SpaceShipOne lifted off early on Monday in the initial stage of the world's first attempted commercial space flight. The privately funded rocket plane was... More...

Apple iTunes launched in Europe

Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, has just announced the launch of iTunes for Europeans (UK, France, Germany). iTunes is a online music store, allowing PC and Mac users to download their songs legally. The service... More...

'Live Alerts' launched

It's always the way - unless you're the sort of determined soul who's permanently hooked up to the interweb then you're unlikely to be online at the same time as your Xbox Live buddies and... More...

MSN 9.1 BETA program launched

Our member, apoc_xp has reported that the BETA program for MSN 9.1 has been launched. The BETA tester should have already recieved the e-mail welcoming them to the so-called "MSN® Beta Butterfly Program" by now... More...

Mobile Skype launched for PDAs

Thanks nathanintu. The peer-to-peer phone program Skype, which lets computer users make free calls to each other anywhere in the world, is going mobile, with a version released for PDAs (personal digital assistants). ... More...

Phantom forum launched

Infinium Labs announces the launch of an official forum dedicated to its upcoming Phantom game system. Infinium Labs has today announced the launch of an official forum dedicated to its upcoming Phantom... More...

MusicMatch launched its iTunes-clone

MusicMatch launched today its own clone of highly successful Apple's iTunes service. MusicMatch's service can be seen as the first real "clone" of iTunes as it uses, just like iTunes, the desktop application to deliver... More...

Official Half-Life 2 forum launched

Sierra launches an official forum dedicated to Valve Software's upcoming first-person action sequel. Sierra has launched an official forum dedicated to Valve Software's Half-Life 2. The forum, which already appears to have... More...

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