We may be on holiday here at ZDNet, but I felt this one was worth coming out of hibernation for. Amazon has set up an on-line collections center if you want to donate money to the American Red Cross and ear mark it for tsunami disaster relief.
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Cell phone camera and messaging capabilities are apparently being used to cheat on tests. Students snap photographs of questions and send them to confederates who SMS back the answers.
Directions on Microsoft put together a list of 10 challenges for Microsoft in 2005. "Left unattended, each (challenge) could ultimately interrupt Microsoft's 25-plus-year run of growth and profits and leave the door open for younger, smaller and more nimble competitors," the analyst house said in its end-of-year research note Wednesday.
Wal-Mart may be single-handedly moving the RFID industry along with its ambitious project, but those 100 suppliers who have to meet the directive set by the massive retailer sure don't look convinced.
Google just published its annual roundup of top queries, based on the billions of searches performed by users...
News.com's Stephen Shankland tracked down Richard Stallman in Morocco and learned that the author of the General Public License...
Search blogger John Battelle makes his predictions for the coming year about the world of search, blogging...
Software quality has always been a thorny issue. You can invest money in better coders, slicker tools, more diligent QA and instrument applications...
Phil Windley says that corporate IT infrastructures are created to be extremely homogeneous as a form of self defense. True, heterogeneous environments can be more expensive to maintain and user support can be more difficult.
News.com's Stephen Shankland gets some raw quotes in an interview with Linux Linus, as he disses Solaris ("Solaris/x86 is a joke, last I heard.