If you're a self-avowed rebel intent on purposely violating copyright law, you could at least put your server on the *other* side of the border.BetaNews reports:Barry Gitarts, 25, was convicted of "conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement" and found guilty by a jury in US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia yesterday for his 2003-2004 participation in a release group that provided pirated content on the Internet.
Calls for Brown to "bite the bullet"
New York's CIO, Dr. Melodie Mayberry-Stewart (left), submitted a report to the governor and legislature, embracing open document formats but steering clear of picking favorites.
A judge has ruled Motorola does not have to pay damages of $4bn over the failure of its Iridium satellite venture
According to a senior UK manager for Microsoft, Windows Vista is growing in popularity due to its security and green credentials
A year ago I predicted that, right about this time, Salesforce.com would start to look a little shabby, a whole lot shabbier than it indeed looks at this time.
Every technology brings its own specialized terminology—and that includes computer graphics. This glossary offers short definitions of basic terms like "bloom effect," "ray tracing," and "tessellation...
Am I the only one that’s wary of the theory that there is a so-called ‘blur between applications and content’ in the new world of Rich Internet Applications (RIA) and web 2.0 technologies?
The changes Redmond's own OOXML underwent in becoming a standard make it more difficult for the company to support OOXML, rather than ODF, in Office 2007.(By Tom Espiner of ZDNet UK)
Poll: Most stay loyal for a couple of years…
83% of parents feel that there is a greater need to write well today than there was 20 years ago, compared with 9% who feel that good writing skills are no more or less important than ever, according to Pew Internet Project. Just 5% feel that the ability to write well is less important now [...]
Editor's Note: This was originally posted in May 2008. For my latest posts on the Apple tablet click on the tablet category.
On hold to allow further talks
The i-City intelligent community being developed in Selangor is reputed to be the country's only commercial property with last-mile fiber optics to units.
Another good announcement from Gizmo5 this week. They have added the ability to have two-way SMS chats.
T-Mobile had the highest ranking for wireless retail sales satisfaction in the J.D. Power survey, with 716 out of 1,000 points, followed by Alltel (714), Verizon Wireless (706), AT&T (693) and Sprint Nextel (654). Scores declined in four areas that J.D. Power says drive overall wireless retail sales satisfaction. Ranked by importance, they are: sales [...]
Citing sufficient competition, the regulator lifts price restrictions on most of the country's wholesale broadband market
It time for a Friday rumor roundup and if it seems like most of the rumors are iPhone-related, that's because they are. Today I'll start off with a couple that aren't iPhone rumors.
With new software from Red Hat and Novell, Linux vendors are competing to offer more compute power for less electrical power