New eBay site lets people finance the world's poor

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EBay Inc, the world's largest online auctioneer and payments company, launched on Wednesday a Web site allowing ordinary investors to buy securities aimed at improving conditions in the world's poorest countries. MicroPlace, located at http://www.microplace.com,...

Google Service Lets Users do the Publishing

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An ambitious new Google Inc. service lets anyone upload almost anything to a publicly searchable database, potentially laying the groundwork for a foray by the Internet juggernaut into classified advertising. The venture,...

HP Technology Lets Future Chips Live With Mistakes

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Researchers at Hewlett-Packard believe they have developed a manufacturing technique that will allow chip makers to push the performance envelope after conventional transistors reach the atomic level, the company is expected to announce Thursday. ...

Microsoft plan lets subscribers download away

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Chris Gorog is convinced people won't continue to pay $1 a song for online music. That is despite Apple's record string of recent achievements, including 200 million songs sold at its iTunes Music Store, and...

Cherry OS lets PCs emulate Macs

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Microsoft Corp.'s Virtual PC software has been lauded by critics as a convenient way for Mac users to run Windows applications on their Macs, but what if you need to do the opposite? Maui, Hawaii-based...

IBM Technology Lets Processors Heal Themselves

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IBM is creating technology that will enable microprocessors to monitor, regulate and heal themselves. The Armonk, N.Y., company on Friday unveiled its eFuse chip-morphing technology, designed to enable processors to dynamically adjust themselves in response...

Lets All Laugh At Michael Robertson

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One of the most insane things I've ever read in my entire life just made me laugh and cry. Stop the press, don't install Microsoft Office 2003 guys, it's the world's most dangerous virus according...

RIAA to file swappers: Lets chat

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The recording industry is turning file-swappers' own tools against them with a new campaign that will send warnings to people who are offering copyrighted materials online. Tapping into the chat functions...

Orange Lets Developers In

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"As previously reported in The INQ, network operator Orange had originally taken steps to prevent anyone unlocking their SPV smartphone in order to allow 'unsigned' applications to be run on the handset. This incensed a...

Smart alarm clock lets you lie in

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Mommy.. I want this for Christmas! A smart alarm clock that will allow you a lie-in or wake you up early depending on traffic conditions has been invented by researchers at Brunel University in southern...

AMD lets loose with new flash memory

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Advanced Micro Devices is sampling a new flash memory chip that promises to double storage capacity and give Intel a run for its money in the market for cellular phones and other consumer electronics devices....

Steve Gibson lets rip with UnPlug n'Pray

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It looks like our good old friend Steve Gibson has decided to get into the mix, with the recent UPnP fiasco for Windows XP (and below) by releasing a program "UnPlug n'Pray", which as steve...

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