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Supercomputing and Visualization: SGI Moves Forward

Silicon Graphics recently completed the third quarter of its fiscal year 2004 with what the company says is "continued momentum" for its products introduced throughout the past year: the SGI Altix family of servers, SGI InfiniteStorage products, Silicon Graphics Onyx4 UltimateVision systems and Silicon Graphics Tezro visual workstations ...

Open Park Launches Free WiFi on Capitol Hill

The Open Park Project, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, launched the first public outdoor wireless Internet hotspot in the nation's capital today. The free service provides coverage in front of the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress and the Capitol Visitors Center site. The Capitol Hill hotspot is the initial step in Open Park's plan to provide free public wireless Internet service across the National Mall...

Yahoo Updates Messenger, Expands Services Integration

Yahoo yesterday announced a new public beta version of its Yahoo Messenger application. Leading the instant-messaging industry in time spent per user, at least according to recent reports, the latest version of Yahoo Messenger introduces several new features and deeper integration with Yahoo services. ...

Forgent Sues 31 Companies for JPEG Royalties

Forgent Networks announced today that its subsidiary, Compression Labs, has initiated litigation against 31 companies for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 4,698,672 -- the so-called '672 compression patent -- in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division. ...

Tim Berners-Lee Wins Finnish ‘Nobel’ Prize

World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee has won the first-ever Millennium Technology Prize -- worth 1 million euros (US$1.2 million) -- which is bestowed by the Finnish Technology Award Foundation. ...

LindowsOS Becomes ‘Linspire’ in Wake of Lawsuits

Lindows today renamed its desktop Linux operating system, LindowsOS, to Linspire. The Web site lindows.com also has been replaced by linspire.com, which will now be the primary site for consumers who are looking for information, want to purchase Lindows products or are seeking support for previously purchased software ...

Iomega Offers REV Drive as Tape Alternative

Iomega, one of the largest storage peripherals providers in the United States, began shipping a new drive today designed to go head-to-head against tape backup systems. The new REV drive, which comes in 35-GB and 90-GB capacities, consists of a drive housing plus the new REV removable media that is said to offer performance equivalent to standard hard drives.

Intel CEO Barrett Sees IT Transforming China

Intel CEO Craig Barrett is urging China to use information technology to transform and advance the region's competitiveness in an expanding global digital economy ...

Gateway Goes Gigabit, Wireless

Even in the aftermath of a major announcement about shutting all its retail stores, Gateway continues to push new products, this week launching a new line of managed and unmanaged Layer 2 network switches designed for small businesses. ...

Microsoft Forms RFID Council

Microsoft has announced the formation of a new Microsoft Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) council that will focus on promoting RFID technology. The group will look at RFID requirements and address how best to take advantage of today's technology to make it easier for retailers and manufacturers to track and ship merchandise. ...

PRODUCT PROFILE

Sharp Brings Linux PDA to US

Sharp's Linux-based SL-6000 -- newly introduced in the United States this week and available at major retailers like Amazon.com -- offers a full 640x480 VGA screen and integration with IBM enterprise software to connect to remote offices, applications and databases ...

DOJ Bans Linux from US in Wake of iWidget Brouhaha

In a bizarre twist of fate for the burgeoning Linux community, the U.S. Department of Justice has banned Linux from the United States ...

Microsoft Exhibit Offers Vision of Future Office

When the managers of a Danish manufacturing company arrived at Microsoft's main campus, their expectations were as unclear as the weather outside. They wanted technology to eliminate the hassles created by their disparate business systems and streamline their operations. They just didn't know how -- or if -- Microsoft could help them do these things...

Novell Builds NetWare-SuSE Bridge, Opens iFolders

Accelerating its delivery of promised networking capabilities by a year, Novell has announced Novell Open Enterprise Server, a combined NetWare and SuSE Linux product. OES will deliver networking capabilities associated with Novell's NetWare platform and the company's newly acquired SuSE Linux and Ximian offerings ...

SOFTWARE TOOLBOX

Free Utilities To Annihilate Spyware

Spyware has surpassed viruses as the number one threat facing your computer today. In fact, most estimates report that 90 percent of computers already have been infiltrated by spyware, which is the name given to any program that installs itself on your hard drive, collects personal information about you and your computer habits, then sends it to a third party without your knowledge.

Microsoft Outlines Vision for Reducing IT Complexity

Today at the third annual Microsoft Management Summit, Bob Muglia, senior vice president of the Windows Server Division at Microsoft, laid out Microsoft's vision and technology road map for reducing the cost and complexity of managing and securing enterprise systems: the Microsoft "dynamic systems initiative." ...

Scientists Develop Breakthrough Internet Protocol

Researchers in North Carolina State University's Department of Computer Science have developed a new data transfer protocol for the Internet that makes today's high-speed digital subscriber line (DSL) connections seem lethargic ...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Technology and Religion: An Interview with the Episcopal Church’s Tom Ferguson

These are indeed tumultuous times, particularly with international and local political conflicts shaping what appears to be a turning point in U.S. history. Clearly, technology is helping to define these changes at the global level, especially with third-world countries coming online every day and technology transforming the way first-world countries communicate and interoperate. But in discussions about technology in the IT press, ethical questions about technology's role are often sidelined or folded into questions about technology's benefits from the perspective of efficiency, information handling or processing power.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

SCO Director of Public Relations Blake Stowell Speaks Out

In December 2003, at the same time that a judge's call for evidence sent SCO Group's stock price lower, the Lindon, Utah-based company was taking a hit on its Web site, against which malware writers had launched a denial-of-service attack. Just a few weeks ago, the company was hit again by a reportedly similar DoS attack. Overall, SCO has been the subject of a great deal of criticism from the open-source community after charging that its proprietary Unix System V source code was illegally used in IBM's AIX operating system and Linux distributions...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Technology Meets Music: An Interview with Composer-Singer Paul Korda

As the writer for several top-20 MP3.com hits last year, Paul Korda's perspective on the convergence of technology and music comes from many years of working as a musician and songwriter -- not to mention being a producer at EMI in the late 1960s. He has seen the old technology meet the new -- and witnessed the transformation of monolithic Big Music into a distributed network of thousands of peer-to-peer enthusiasts.

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