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Articles by Laurie Sullivan
posted in May 2006
A handheld device could boost overall profits for software sales and in-game advertising, putting Microsoft's recent acquisition of video game advertiser Massive to good use, a new report says.
Their interest is driven in part by the impact that blogs and social networking sites are having on consumer decisions and purchases.
Wireless phones that are GPS-enabled can help public safety authorities determine the location of a caller, even if the caller doesn't know where they are or is unable to speak.
Three physicists say they have developed a possible means for making physical objects appear as though they've disappeared when covered. The key is an exotic artificial composite called "metamaterials."
Yahoo becomes eBay's exclusive third-party provider of all graphical advertisements for eBay.com and will sponsor some of eBay's search result pages in the U.S.
McCann Worldgroup selected Microsoft's Connected Services Framework to facilitate collaboration among its network of offices and more than 3,000 clients in 100 countries, speaking dozens of languages.
SAP this year will add new features for perishable foods, fresh-item management, and in-store services such as bakery and deli.
Fans can download free software that correlates the number of busy signals for each contestant, providing a good idea of who's getting the most votes.
The group aims to provide services for RFID networks across diverse hardware platforms, operating systems, applications, and databases.
Activision Inc. Tuesday said it has signed an agreement for exclusive worldwide distribution rights to sell video games based on Mattel Inc.'s Barbie brand.
Netamin aims to create a virtual sports league and community through its contest, which will let sports fans and gamers play a virtual version of baseball in real time on any PC with a broadband connection.
The InsideNASA Intranet help employees at 11 facilities stay informed about office closures, evacuation procedures, and when it's safe to return to work, among other things.
Both companies separately introduced complete point-of-sale platforms for retail on Monday.
Apple accused Creative Labs of infringing on seven patents, ranging from a PC processing card for decoding operations to icon displays and several types of user interfaces.
Companies can use the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to go after ex-employees for stealing intellectual property such as customer and employee contact lists and internal marketing materials.
RedlightCenter.com aims to become a "social experience within a 3D virtual reality" for adults 21 and older.
Strong growth in emerging markets will push mobile global data subscriptions to 2.6 billion by the end of 2006.
The privacy office says the technology offers little performance benefit for identification purposes when compared with other methods.
MSN said it will give movie buffs an insider's view into this year's Cannes Film Festival by taking them there online.
Contestants can go online to remix the movie's video and still clips into a trailer to promote the film.
Frictionless' package helps large and midsized corporations cut costs by managing and selecting their suppliers more efficiently.
Together they will develop software and methods to help companies view links between business processes and IT infrastructure.
The service, which will officially launch in late June or early July, allows users to upload videos up to five minutes long that can be viewed by anyone on the Internet.
Video game sales rose 16 percent in April to $699 million, ending seven consecutive months of year on year declines.
Members can create networks and share information just like at other sites, but CollectiveX also offers password-protected networks targeting organized groups ranging from large associations to small book clubs and social groups.
Unlimited monthly downloads start at $9.95 and allow consumers to transfer songs to more than 100 different types of portable music players.
A federal jury convicted Shane Robert Ferguson after a forensic examination revealed more than 120,000 images of child pornography on his computer.
Mobile music phones could push portable digital music players into the tar pits with the dinosaurs within five years, according to a report released Friday.
New software simulates the human nervous system to make movements appear more natural. Read our article and see video of the new and improved in-game Indiana Jones' moves.
The card, which can store up to 12 hours of games or 64 hours of MP3 music tracks, is geared at gamers who play on the Sony PlayStation Portable.
The owners of a Hollywood video game store pled guilty to installing pirated games on modified Xbox consoles and could be sentenced to up to five years in prison and fined as much as $250,000.
The ability to communicate and process data collected from radio frequency identification technology and other types of sensors would enable networks that can hand off information to different infrastructure layers as needed.
The battle of the video game consoles got under way in Los Angeles on Monday when Sony Corp.'s entertainment division gave the world its first glimpse of PlayStation 3.
Enterprises now have test tools and methods to certify that applications can integrate with the JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite.
Few retailers have big plans in the works to tag individual products. But they're taking the privacy fears seriously.
The latest tech buzzwords, such as RSS and VoIP, are little more than gobbledygook to more than half of American adults.
By 2012, Frost & Sullivan says, the Web will be out of IPv4 addresses. It may be time to consider migrating to IPv6, according to the consultancy.
The original theatrical versions of the first three movies are coming to DVD in stores September 12.
Advertising-supported daily comics, both new and old, will run on Java-enabled cell phones.
Authorities say William Boudreau operated a Web site identified as a distributor of piracy devices and software used to steal media content from EchoStar and DIRECTV.
Losses from Internet piracy alone were pegged at $2.3 billion, a new study says.
The Access Control Toolkit, built on Java and open-source tools including SQL and OWL parsers, acts as a filter for data being electronically shared between companies.
Oracle Sensor Edge Server, an important piece in Oracle Fusion Middleware 10g, lets companies integrate a variety of products from existing IT infrastructures with RFID and sensor networks.
Microsoft is inviting gamers to attend the Electronic Entertainment Expo by taking them there virtually, for free, via their Xboxes.
The Clipped Tag lets consumers disable RFID tags after purchase by tearing off part of the antenna.
Only 33% of companies surveyed acknowledged they would be prepared to keep supply chains moving if the global flu epidemic hit, says a new AMR study.
Nicolas Cage will star in a 2007 film adaptation of Marvel Comics' motorcycle-riding Ghost Rider. The video game will be released simultaneously.
What's on Paris Hilton's Xbox? Guests at the Access E3 party on May 10 may get a chance to ask her.
The MobiBLU players allow for one-click podcast downloading and promise 150 hours of battery life.
The suggestions, backed by Procter & Gamble and other big names in consumer products, say businesses must inform consumers when they embed RFID tags in clothing seams, labels, and packages. They must also let people know how to disable and dispose of the tags once items are purchased.
The site, Yahoo Tech, will offer expert advice and user-contributed reviews to help consumers research and buy technology products.