Mobile phone users who forget or refuse to switch off their phones will no longer be able to irritate audiences in theaters and movie cinemas across France because the right to block phone signals within such buildings is now effect. The block is strictly limited to the perimeter of the performance area and excludes jamming outgoing calls to emergency services, according to a news report.
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SCO is apparently tired of the drubbing it's taking on the primarily pro-open source and anti-SCO Groklaw Web site.
If you've been reading any of my stories regarding Windows, Linux, or Mac, then by now, you've picked up on the fact that I use SAMBA to facilitate Microsoft-based (SMB) file and printer sharing on Linux.
Talk about striking the right balance!
As evidenced by two application service providers (ASPs) -- Salesforce.com and Rightnow.
Baseline makes a...
Yankee Group divides the security market into three broad components: threat mitigation, command and control, and managed security services. Respectively, Cisco, Symantec and VeriSign currently lead each of these categories, which make up a market expected to generate $12.
Richard Branson may know a thing or two about flying airplanes, balloons, taking commercial flights into space, and being in the record industry, but his company Virgin Electronics has a bit of a warped sense of reality when it comes to technology standards.
Is the Federal Trade Commission getting an extreme makeover? Perhaps the FTC should be called the FSC -- The Federal Spyware/Spam Commission.
In a move that Novell says is designed to make its intentions clear when it comes to any patents it may have to the open source software (OSS) it distributes, Novell has issued a policy statement saying that those patents are purely for defensive purposes. Patents on software is a controversial issue these days because of how they basically result in government-sanctioned monopolies.