Secret code lurks in Sober variant

Security vendors have discovered a variant of the Sober worm which they say is programmed to download an unknown piece of code from various Internet addresses early next month, launching a potential barrage of traffic on the Internet.

Broadband mobile wireless standard approved

The standard for the broadband wireless technology known as mobile WiMax has been approved. Mobile WiMax networks will allow customers to wirelessly access the Internet anywhere they may be in a city.

BT secures content for planned IPTV service

British telecommunications service provider BT Group (BT) has taken another key step forward in its ambitious interactive television plans by securing content from three of the world's largest entertainment companies.

Gmail gains 'Web clips' feature

Google is adding a new feature to its Gmail Web mail service that lets users display links to various types of Web content, such as news articles and blog entries, according to information posted this week on the What's New section of the Gmail Web s...

Study: Big benefits from reduction of software piracy

A 10-point drop in the estimated 35 percent global software piracy rate would create 2.4 million jobs and US$400 billion in economic growth over four years, according to a study released by a software trade group Thursday.

Microsoft gives local search a new view

Microsoft has added an enhanced satellite view along with other new user features to its local search product, which was rebranded this week from Virtual Earth to Windows Live Local.

After 2005 drop, chip gear sales to rebound in 2006

Global sales of chip production equipment will likely rise 9.1 per cent next year after falling this year amid declining orders in nearly all regions, according to the industry group, Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI).

Yahoo's IM gains dial-out and dial-in features

Yahoo plans to upgrade Yahoo Messenger with a capability that lets US users dial out from the instant messaging service interface to traditional or mobile phones, a Yahoo executive said Monday.

New IM bug chats with you

A new breed of malicious instant-message bots is on the loose, according to IMlogic Inc., the developer of enterprise instant messaging security applications.

Intel working on rootkit detection techniques

Intel is working on a research project that would immediately notify PC users if they inadvertently download a rootkit like the XCP (extended copy protection) software found on certain music CDs shipped by Sony, researchers said Tuesday. tops list of domain name requests was the most sought after domain name using the European Union's own TLD (top-level domain) on the opening day for registrations. According to data supplied by EURid, the body responsible for registering .eu domain names, received the h...

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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