Category «Computer News»

Playboy coming to iPod

From CNNmoney: Playboy magazine is offering galleries of photographs that can be viewed on digital media players such as the Apple iPod. The magazine said it will offer galleries of both non-nude and nude models, using the name ‘iBod.’ I highly doubt that Apple was thinking of this sort of thing when they created the …

Yahoo to Provide Real-Time Traffic News

From eWeek: Many travelers by now are accustomed to getting maps and driving directions on the Internet. A new offering from Yahoo Inc. will now provide real-time traffic conditions as well. Using information from radio traffic reports, police scanners, embedded road sensors and traffic helicopters, Yahoo will warn motorists of construction and other delays along …

The year in technology

A nice review from MSNBC: Technology proved a mixed blessing in 2004, taking three steps forward and two steps back –maybe even two and a half steps back. Biometrics were supposed to make our borders safer; but chip-enabled visas and the US-VISIT fingerprinting program raised just as many questions as they answered. Online banking soared …

U.S. Still Spam King

From NewsFactor: The U.S. has maintained its dubious distinction of being the world’s top producer of spam, leading the ‘Dirty Dozen’ list compiled by security Latest News about Security authority Sophos by a wide margin. After scanning all spam messages received at a global network of traps throughout the past year, Sophos researchers determined that …

Big Month for Firefox

From NewsFactor: As December comes to a close, the group that launched the upstart Web browser application Firefox can look back on 2004 with satisfaction. Mozilla has seen the Firefox browser downloaded over 13 million times since its release in November. A companion e-mail program — Thunderbird — was released in December. And the nonprofit …

ISP gets $1B in anti-spamming lawsuit

From USA Today: A federal judge has awarded an Internet service provider more than $1 billion in what is believed to be the largest judgment ever against spammers. Robert Kramer, whose company provides e-mail service for about 5,000 subscribers in eastern Iowa, filed suit against 300 spammers after his inbound mail servers received up to …

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