Stories by Nancy Gohring

STMicroelectronics offers IP wireless home technology

Semiconductor company STMicroelectronics is developing technologies aimed at improving the way that consumers can wirelessly share audio and video content among devices in their homes such as set-top boxes, PCs, DVD players and mobile devices, the co...

Opera Mini browser quietly available worldwide

Users of Java-capable cell phones anywhere may find browsing the Web easier and cheaper now that Opera Software is allowing anyone to download its Opera Mini application. The official worldwide launch of Opera Mini is planned for January but Opera ha...

Kazaa owners facing contempt charges

Executives of Sharman Networks, operator of the Kazaa peer-to-peer file-sharing system, could face jail time after record companies asked the judge presiding over the trial, Justice Murray Wilcox, to find Sharman leaders in contempt of court.

Researchers work on low-cost 4G

Researchers in Dublin and scientists from Bell Labs will collaborate as part of a government-funded effort to explore new applications for 4G (fourth-generation) mobile phone technology and ways to ensure low-cost service delivery.

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.

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.

MP3tunes launches music locker service

MP3tunes, a company created by MP3.com founder Michael Robertson, earlier this week launched an unlimited online digital music storage service, called Oboe. The service costs US$39.95 per year and lets customers backup and consolidate their music fil...

'Hotspots of the world unite' says Fon

Fon calls itself a movement. It has a manifesto and uses words like solidarity and revolution. The design of Fon's Web site is reminiscent of Soviet propaganda art. Fon comes complete with its own lingo, with participants known as Foneros, Bills, Lin...

Concerns raised over Perl security flaw

Dyad Securit on Wednesday posted an advisory about a potentially serious flaw in the open-source scripting language Perl but some security experts say they find the vulnerability unlikely.

Trolltech supports VoIP on Linux phones

Trolltech AS, the maker of application development platforms for Linux devices, on Tuesday released support for voice over Wi-Fi in its Qtopia Phone Edition 2.2 software.

Google Print gets new name

Google's controversial Google Print offering has a new name, but even a Google product marketing manager doesn't expect the new name to placate critics.

Gemplus, Orange offer 128MB SIM card

In a vote of confidence for new high-capacity SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) cards, Orange SA this month will start to offer handsets by Sagem Communication that include a Gemplus International SA SIM card capable of storing 128M bytes of data.

Google to restart book scanning

Google said it will soon resume scanning books that have been protected by copyright into its Google Print database, despite two lawsuits charging the company with copyright infringement.

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