Town tries out Cybercar concept

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Daventry, a Northamptonshire town, is investigating ways to increase the use of public transport and reduce reliance on cars by testing a driverless car which is controlled by computer and uses lasers to avoid obstacles....

Xbox for your gun? Mexico tries swaps in drug fight

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Newly elected Mayor Marcelo Ebrard has moved quickly to restore order to Mexico City by going after well-known crime dens and clearing the city's narrow streets of informal vendors. Police who have raided the capital's...

Adware Maker Tries Image Makeover

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In an apparent attempt to shed its image as an aggressive adware pusher, 180solutions is alerting PC users whose computers run its ad-serving software and is offering tips on removing it. The...

Microsoft tries to quell TCP/IP 'danger'

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To fully implement the TCP/IP protocol in Windows XP would make denial of service attacks a walk in the park, Microsoft said. The company was responding to claims by a well-known security...

EA tries to revive DICE takeover

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Publisher picks up additional shareholder votes and extends its offer for another month. Electronic Arts today said that attempts to buy Digital Illusions CE, the Stockholm-based developer of the successful Battlefield franchise,...

TiVo tries rebate to lure subscribers

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TiVo will drop the price of its low-end digital video recorder to $99, the company said Monday, as part of a plan to rapidly increase subscribers to its service. The San Jose,...

Audiogalaxy founder tries new P2P venture

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Two years after finding his way off the recording industry's "most wanted" list, Audiogalaxy founder Michael Merhej is back with a new peer-to-peer software venture. The Austin, Texas, programmer's new company, ByteTaxi,...

SCO tries to reinvigorate product line

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The company that has been known mainly in lawsuits now a day's has released some new UNIX products. SCO announced version 7.1.4 of UnixWare. Along with new versions for embedded devices and small...

Sun tries new pricing model

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Sun Microsystems Inc. of Santa Clara has a deal for countries in the developing world on its computer servers and software. According to a plan announced by Sun today in Shanghai, countries classified as developing...

DVD copying software tries to skirt law

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Court rulings have pulled the most popular software for copying DVD movies off the market, but a new program, already on sale at CompUSA and Wal-Mart, is trying to get around these rulings and still...

Intel Tries to Keep Its Cool

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Steve Pawlowski, the director of Intel's Microprocessor Technology Lab, knows Intel has a heat problem. As processors like Intel's Pentium 4 have increased in performance and power, they've also become generators of intense heat. Pentium...

Mob Tries to Create Supercomputer

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Hundreds of area technophiles joined laptops Saturday in an attempt to create a computing force on par with the world's most powerful supercomputers. The experiment organized by researchers at the University of San Francisco was...

Microsoft tries new tack in license deals

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Microsoft's decision to remove language from a licensing agreement that has long rankled computer makers reflects a growing willingness by the software giant to tweak the way it does business, according to analysts. ...

Virus tries to con PayPal users

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Security experts are warning e-mail users about a virus which tries to fool people into giving away bank details. Mimail.J targets customers of web payment system PayPal, and is the latest "phishing" scam,...

E-mail scam tries to fool PayPal users

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PayPal subscribers are being targeted by a fraudulent e-mail scheme designed to con them into handing over their personal information. Over the past week, users of eBay's online payments service have been receiving e-mails...

GRACE robot tries to live up to name

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Cheers Matt and Tonny Phang for sending this in. A group of scientists who set out to build a robot with human social skills may have actually improved on humanity: Their creation courteously...

Microsoft tries to steal Macworld thunder

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Microsoft on Monday launched the first of several pre-emptive strikes against Apple Computer's Macworld trade show by making announcements about new technologies far ahead of their delivery to market. In Microsoft's first...

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