Windows 8 core apps updated

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Microsoft rolls out more updates for its core set of productivity apps. Mail, Calendar and the People hub are all in line for some tweaks and improvements. Updates to these apps are always welcome....

Four People jailed in Lebanon for Facebook comments

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A Lebanese Facebook group began as a collection of juvenile jokes revolving around a fellow student. After complaining to university authorities and being told that the matter was not a university concern, the woman took...

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,...

Blind People Say Quiet Hybrid Cars Pose Safety Risk

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Gas-electric hybrid vehicles, the status symbol for the environmentally conscientious, are coming under attack from a constituency that doesn't drive: the blind. Because hybrids make virtually no noise at slower speeds when they run solely...

Publishers testing e-books for young people

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Two leading children's publishers, Scholastic, Inc., and Disney, will soon discover whether the laptop compares to the lap in the hearts of young readers. Scholastic is officially launching BookFlix, an educational Web site pairing short...

People Power Fuels New Search Engine

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Backed by a group of investors with impressive track records, Jason Calacanis has launched Mahalo into alpha stage – a search engine that does not rely on computers to scan the Web and does not...

IPTV for deaf people takes off

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A new web-based television service, or IPTV, for British Sign Language (BSL) users has recently launched in the UK. VeeSee TV airs news and other programmes in BSL and is available 24 hours a...

Self-Destructing DVDS to Reach More People

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The Christmas-themed movie "Noel" most likely won't be coming to a theater near you — but if you miss it on cable, there's always the self-destructing DVD. The movie's producers hope its "trimultaneous" roll...

New MyDoom Variant Uses Yahoo People Search

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Another new version of MyDoom is worming its way through the Internet, and this variant—like the last one—uses Yahoo as part of its infection routine. MyDoom.P is similar to most of the other MyDoom variants...

Microsoft Gets More People Talking

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LAS VEGAS -- Jan. 8, 2003 -- Microsoft Corp. today announced at the 2004 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) plans to expand the current capabilities and availability of its popular Microsoft® Voice Command software for...

I see bugs, people

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A new glitch in one of Microsoft's server software packages is causing headaches for some small businesses. The problem affects all customers who installed SharePoint Services after Nov. 24 and prevents SharePoint...

People lying to make linux look better?

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When I saw this on Slashdot, I was appauled that they would post such a thing: I can't believe that they had actually read through the article. This article is about how Windows 2000 Pro...

1/2 Billion people online!

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Well - what an impressive figure. It would appear that after recent survey results were published that near to half a billion people are online- heres the registers take on it. "Elsewhere,...

People canceling broadband accounts

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Not only is broadband not expanding as forecast, current broadband users are dropping the service in rising numbers. It is likely that cancellations are rising because of the bad economy, the rise in broadband pricing...

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