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54% of companies ban social networking sites

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News reported on the Wired blog 'Epicenter' warns office workers to check their employment contract or workplace rules before logging into Twitter, Facebook, or any other social networking website. According to Epicenter, a recent study...

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Steve Jobs back at Apple?

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Our Apple-loving pals over at CNBC have confirmed that Steve Jobs, who was away from work due to health complications, is now back working at the Cupertino company. There's been a few employees who have...

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Massive continue work with Activision

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In more Massive news, Activision have announced that they will continue their partnership with Massive Inc for a further 18 titles. If you've ever played "Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock", or "Tony Hawk's Proving...

Work Progressing on Army's Future Combat Systems

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El_Oscuro brings us a Washington Post update on the progress of Future Combat Systems, the U.S. Army's Linux-based operating environment that has been under development for several years. The project, which currently surpasses 63 million...

ISPs don't work for the RIAA

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The EFF chimes in on the leaked RIAA letter that earlier this week exposed the industry's new effort to avoid the legal process in their campaign against p2p file traders. "EFF and others have...

The (Few) Ways Vista Makes Office Work Better

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Microsoft's dual launching of Office 2007 and Windows Vista to the general public was the second time the software giant released the OS and office productivity products simultaneously, the first time being with Windows 95....

Intel to Work with Ericsson on Mobile Broadband

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Swedish telecommunications equipment maker Ericsson will work with computer chip giant Intel on applications for mobile computers that will increase their attractiveness in the market, Ericsson said on Friday. Ericsson said the joint effort...

Proving Which Spam Filters work Best

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Thanks Andareed for submitting this in Back page News on our forums. Do spam filters work? Which is the best one? How might filters be improved? Without standards, one must depend on unreliable evidence, such...

Apple Adds Mac At Work Section to US Site

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Apple has quietly introduced a new "Mac at Work" section to its US website. The new zone is available through the navigation buttons at the top of the company's US website. It's UK website still...

Microsoft Halting Work on "Photoshop Killer"?

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According to ZDNet, Microsoft is halting production work on software that had been described as a serious contender to Adobe Photoshop. Previously code named Acrylic, the software was released as a development preview last year,...

Mortal Kombat actors get film work

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When Mortal Kombat burst onto the arcade scene in the early 1990s, manygamers were taken aback at how the characters looked like real people.Of course, they were real people, digitized and animated. In fact, themajority...

Sims 2 Work Retail

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Open for Business expansion is...open for business; add-on lets Sims trudge off to work, manage store, hire, and fire employees. With more than 58 million units moved, the...

Microsoft, Google to Work Together in New Lab Project

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In the interests of helpingentrepreneurs bring their ideas to a larger audience, Microsoft corp. andGoogle Inc. have set aside their differences and will jointly fund a new labdubbed Reliable, Adaptive and Distributed Systems, or...

Torvalds: GPL Needs Minor Work

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The GNU General Public License, which is the most widely used free-software license and is used to license the open-source Linux kernel, is set for its first revision in 13 years. Linus Torvalds, the creator...

Energy Dept. Funds Open-Source InfiniBand Work

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The U.S. Department of Energy has funded a consortium of InfiniBand advocates to build Linux software support for the high-speed networking technology. The three-year project will support programmers at chipmaker Intel and InfiniBand...

McNealy: Microsoft integration work slow going

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The integration of Microsoft and Sun Microsystems technology is progressing, but it is more complex than envisioned, according to Scott McNealy, Sun's chief executive. The companies' integration project, headed by Microsoft's Bill...

Jobs back to work as Apple chief executive

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Apple Computer Chief Executive Steve Jobs has quietly returned to work full time after taking a leave of absence to recover from cancer surgery. Jobs has been participating in high-level staff meetings over the past...

Microsoft: Core Longhorn work not outsourced

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Microsoft has denied reports by the Washington Alliance of Technology Workers (WashTech) that it's outsourcing core development to Indian contractors. Earlier this week the WashTech reported that Microsoft was planning on outsourcing the core...

Labor group: Microsoft offshoring work on Longhorn

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Microsoft is outsourcing some of the work related to its next-generation operating system to India, according to a labor group. The WashTech organization said Wednesday that it obtained internal Microsoft documents showing...

BTX may not work for Athlon 64

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The crew over at The Tech Report has discovered BTX may not work on AMDs Athlon 64 processors. I've spoken with several sources here on the show floor from motherboard and enclosure...

Opteron Puts AMD to Work

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Advanced Micro Devices has gone from an afterthought among server customers to the darling of the enterprise world in just a year. The company's Opteron chip has opened the doors of corporate server rooms for...

Good Technology System to Work with PocketPC

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Good Technology Inc., a developer of mobile corporate data and messaging systems, on Tuesday said its software will now work on handheld devices powered by Microsoft Corp.'s Pocket PC platform, potentially allowing millions more people...

Microsoft at Work on Next Xbox - Gates

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Microsoft Corp. is hard at work on the next generation of its Xbox video game console, even as the current version starts to show its full potential as an entertainment hub, founder and Chairman Bill...

Work emails are mostly personal

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More than half of the emails sent from company systems have nothing to do with work, according to exclusive research for vnunet.com's sister title Computing. The study, by email management vendor Waterford...

RIAA turns up heat on file-trading at work

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An attack on corporate use of peer-to-peer software is under way, as companies face increasing pressure from record labels and other copyright holders to stop employees from file trading. The latest salvo...

Investors plug Linux for phone work

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An international trio of venture capital firms has banded together to try to spark businesses that use IBM and Linux technology for telecommunications purposes. The three venture capital firms--3i, Mayfield and Worldview Technology...

Microsoft, Sony work to bridge products

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LAS VEGAS — Microsoft and Sony have competed ferociously over whose technology will dominate digital entertainment in the future, but they've also been quietly working on a partnership that could build a bridge between the...

Nvidia-Microsoft to work on Xbox II

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Thanks Robert for the email. Peace appears to have broken out between aggressive graphics chip company Nvidia and belligerent graphics chip company Microsoft, if reports in today's Economic News of Taiwan are to be credited....

Kiss your MP3s at work goodbye

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OK, hands up, who at work has MP3's.... Stash those headphones and trash that file-swapping software: Companies are cracking down on employees who use streaming media and swap MP3s at work. ...

CERT warning: Oldest IM tricks work best

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Security experts have warned that a wave of hack attacks is striking tens of thousands of PCs via instant messenger (IM) or Internet Relay Chat (IRC) clients, using nothing more high-tech than old-fashioned social engineering....

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