Stories by Charles Bermant

Microsoft unveils wireless home network

Microsoft is tackling the home network, releasing this week a wireless home networking product line designed to cut down the cost and complexity of sharing a single broadband connection between multiple computers.

Aussie device digitises your vinyl

Your analog music collection can make the move to digital with INport, a new pocket-size device from Canberra's Xitel that transfers recordings from your stereo to your PC.

E-mail habits are risky business

If your business lacks a strict policy governing e-mail behavior, you could be putting yourself at risk of legal action. That's because e-mail in the workplace now qualifies as a business record, a new E-Mail Survey points out.

TheftGuard protects Notebook Data

A stolen notebook can be a real threat to a business's security, but a new BIOS-level application offers protection and control over the use of a stolen machine.

Avoid Iraqi cons online

While the war in Iraq is unprecedented in supporting timely reports from the front lines, much of the online activity surrounding the conflict has a familiar tone. Besides the expected digital humor and free expression, pervasive scam artists are sei...

No-fee Net phone service expands

Internet telephony is moving from a communications method that only a techie could love to a potentially mainstream alternative, and a new entry is the Earthphone from Five Star Telecom in the US, which claims to be opening an era when talk is free--...

Feature: Ten tips for safe e-shopping

Online retail fraud is forecast to hit US$500 million this year, with about a third of that occurring during the holiday shopping season. While digital shopkeepers take most of those losses, consumers still need to guard their electronic wallets from...

Musician Rundgren Tries Posting Tunes (Securely)

The music industry isn't exactly warming up to the Internet, especially when it involves applications that allow online file transfers. But SecureMedia has a solution that could offer a compromise. Its new process allows an artist to retain control o...

S3 spin-off develops net appliance

What would happen if you left your PC and your cordless phone on a desk overnight, and they managed to breed? The result would probably resemble a device from Frontpath that's designed as a personal, personalisable Internet access device.

S3 closes diamond

The multimedia add-in board business is starting to resemble an episode of Survivor - pretty soon, only one may be left. The latest casualty is S3, a once powerful graphics vendor that decided to shut down its board business when it could not find a ...

What does DoubleClick know about you?

A new advertising database that determines your identity and sends specifically targeted banner ads to your browser is under attack as a serious threat to personal privacy.

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