Who uses MS Live Search?

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". . . it's mostly people that are searching for files on their own hard drive who accidentally click the 'search the net' button." If that theory is correct almost all Live Search sessions would...

New MMOG Uses Entire Internet As Gaming Arena

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GAMELAYERS, a San Francisco startup, has developed a massively multiplayer online game, which uses ordinary Web browsing. The game's aim is to "improve" the experience of navigating the Net, by adding guidance and companionship to...

Film Festival Uses P2P to Attract More Participants

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The Cinequest Film Festival has turned to file-sharing this year in an effort to attract a broader array of participants. Vuze Inc., makers of the popular Azureus Bittorrent client, will be handling the technology for...

Hacker uses iPhone for Video Recording

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An iPhone user by the name of drunknbass has succeeded in turning Apple Incorporated’s smartphone into a video camcorder. The application he has written allows the device to capture 2MP quality videos at 10 FPS...

Microsoft Uses Inkblots in Password Generation

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Microsoft Research has just launched a new Web site InkBlot, which shows, a series of Rorschach Inkblots and helps users create a secure, personal password that is easy to remember. The user is presented with...

Bank Robber Uses Own Check in Robbery

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A man robbing a bank demanded the money by writing a note on one of his own checks, authorities say. Not surprisingly, he was caught soon afterward. Forest Kelly Bissonnette, 27, apparently tried to cover...

Storm Worm Uses YouTube Ruse

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Security pros are warning that distributors of the Storm Trojan are now using a YouTube video to lure users. Contained in e-mails with subject lines such as "sheesh man what are you thinking," the malicious...

F-Secure: Sony uses rootkits again

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The included fingerprint-reader software in Sony's MicroVault USM-F line of USB drives installs files in a hidden folder under "c:windows" that can be used maliciously, Finnish security company F-Secure has found. That directory and the...

Opera Uses Mozilla Fuzzer Tool To Find 'Highly Severe' Bug

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During the recent Black Hat security conference, the Mozilla Foundation publically released an open-source application security testing tool. Security fuzzers are software tools that test an application for problems like buffer overflows, format string vulnerabilities...

AOL Sues Over Identity Thefts, Uses New Law

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America Online said on Tuesday it had filed lawsuits this week against three identity theft gangs, seeking combined damages of $18 million and using a new law against so-called "phishers." The...

14% of Internet Uses iTunes

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According to the BBC, Statistics gathered by Nielsen NetRatings shows that traffic to Apple's iTunes Music Store grew by 241 percent in 2005. The research revealed that teenagers aged...

Teen Uses Worm to Promote Site

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Using a self-propagating worm that exploits a scripting vulnerability common to most dynamic Web sites, a Los Angeles teenager made himself the most popular member of community Web site MySpace.com earlier this month. While the...

Nano-Printer Heralds Many Scientific Uses

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A New Hampshire company, putting down Silicon Valley roots, is developing nano-printing technologies that could eventually make better electronics, labeling and even the foundation for human skin cells. The business, called Dimatix, has...

Virus Uses Tsunami to Spread

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A new virus has appeared on the internet, trying to trick kind-hearted users into executing it by pretending to be looking for donations to the tsunami appeal for south-east Asia. The mass mailer worm, known...

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...

Philips 3-D Display Uses Patented Lens Technology

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At this year's Society for Information Displays (SID) conference Royal Philips Electronics is showcasing multi-view 3-D display technology for video entertainment -- including gaming, automotive display and mobile applications -- that allows consumers to enjoy...

Wallon worm uses Yahoo, MS to spread

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Antivirus software companies issued warnings and software updates on Tuesday and Wednesday for a new worm, Wallon, that uses deceptive Web links to Yahoo.com to trick users into downloading malicious programs. Wallon first...

Athlon 939 uses HT at 1000MHz

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WE'VE SPENT some time investigating what it means when people say that the Athlon 64 939 will use 1000MHz HyperTransport, apparently 200MHz faster then the current one that runs at 800MHz. AMD told us that...

Microsoft Finds New Uses for Usenet

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Researchers at Microsoft are working on technology that makes it easier to navigate Usenet news groups and could eventually help clear clutter in e-mail inboxes, a Microsoft researcher said Tuesday. A Microsoft concept called the...

SGI finds 2,048 uses for an Itanic

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If anyone can find a use for an Itanium chip, it ought to be SGI. Although the processor remains stillborn as a commercial computing proposition, the benchmarks are impressive and improving, and SGI's technical computing...

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