Google takes on AOL, Yahoo and Microsoft with its own instant-messaging program that allows text chat and computer-to-computer voice connections.
The hurricane hit land in Louisiana but changed direction to miss New Orleans--but spread devastation into Mississippi instead.
Microsoft introduces its first line of laser mice along with more comfortable keyboards.
iPod Nano, which is 80 percent smaller than the original iPod, and an iTunes-enabled cell phone called the Rokr are unveiled.
Sun shows off its new line of x86 servers, a move the company hopes will rebuild its reputation and finances.
Sun is launching the first members of its new family of Galaxy servers.
Lenovo's new ThinkPad Z-series laptops have a magnesium alloy frame that acts as a shock absorber.
At Microsoft's Professional Developer Conference, Bill Gates showed off some key features of Office 12.
Big money can be made if you're the first to claim a new invention. Sometimes the routine even slips through.
Toshiba's fuel cell for portable music players runs on methanol and adds as much as 60 hours of playing time to a flash memory or a hard disk drive music player. Toshiba said it expects the cells to be ready for sale by 2007.
Patients can attach a patch to their arm, and it will wirelessly transmit blood pressure readings.
Yahoo's new Instant Search Beta tool gives you sometimes off-beat results as you type.
Lenovo demoed the ThinkPad Z60 family which comes in 14- and 15-inch widescreen models. It also has a roll cage (in the foreground), a stiff inner frame similar to how cars are built to withstand crashes.
The National Hurricane Center described this storm as a "potential catastrophe" with its current winds of 165mph.
Dell unveils its own mini-player, the DJ Ditty, to grab sales from the iPod Shuffle.
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