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IBM gets fashionable with wearable mobile phone

Are Tiffany's and Cartier about to be challenged by IBM? The company once famous for its white shirt-black tie uniforms is leaping into the world of fashion with prototype digital jewellery that could be either the best thing in nerdwear since pocket...

AOL, Microsoft revive browser wars

Watch out: Tech goliaths America Online (AOL) and Microsoft are gearing up for another rumble. On the same day that AOL 6 debuted, Microsoft released an update to its competing MSN Explorer.

Netscape Revamps Site and Browser Beta

Netscape is unveiling a redesigned Netscape.com, highlighting simpler access to small-business services and applications. Also, many bugs are fumigated from Netscape's third and final preview version of its Netscape 6 browser.

Iomega ships digital music player

Iomega is hoping its next big hit will be on your hip. The storage maven is entering the crowded field of portable digital music players with the release of its HipZip player. The device uses Iomega's own 40MB PocketZip storage disks, which cost cons...

Excite@Home upgrades searches

Excite@Home has launched a new search engine this week, geared to making search results more relevant and easier to navigate.

IBM makes Linux portable

Windows alternative Linux got a boost Monday when IBM expanded its support for the operating system, saying it will preload it on upcoming ThinkPad portable computers.

Gates: Windows Is Glue

Microsoft promotes voice, video, and music streaming from Windows on systems from Pocket PCs to servers.

Doing the Jailhouse Rock

Interested in those powerful new tools for swapping MP3 files? So's the FBI--and the crackdown begins next month.

You've Got Broadband Content

Starting tomorrow, America Online Inc. (AOL) moves into bandwidth overdrive, for the first time piping media-rich content to broadband users of its AOL 5.0 software.

Bug Bites Dell Notebooks

Owners of Dell Latitude and Inspiron notebooks might find their computers have a hard time waking up after drifting into sleep mode.

Shopping Wirelessly

Wireless firms want you to think of your mobile phone as a shopping mall, wallet, and credit card

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