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Technology News Archive - November 26, 2004

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Digital video recording pioneer TiVo Inc. has long promised TV "Your Way". But the company's plans for pop-up ads and restrictions on copying have sparked worries that the service may be eroding consumer control in favor of Hollywood and advertiser interests.

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City officials hope there are people willing to pay plenty of money to own a vintage Playboy Bunny costume, toss green dye into the Chicago River or throw a dinner party prepared by Oprah Winfrey's chef.

Sun Microsystems, the US software company with a centre in Dublin, announced last week it was going to offer its new Solaris 10 version of Unix free next year, and will also make it open source. These moves, says Sun, will make it directly comparable with Linux.

ESPOO, Finland, November 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nokia today announced that TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile), the leading mobile telecoms operator in Italy, running operations in Greece, Turkey and almost all over South America, has selected the Nokia 6630 smartphone for its 3G WCDMA product portfolio.

1. Construction crews reload a pipe into the vault. 2. Crews work on the drilling portion of the project. 3. Saying goodbye aboard the CMI barge. From left to right: Terry Turner (OPALCO), Mark Tilstra (OPALCO), Jim Applegate (CMI), Dave Smith (CMI), and Adam Brown (CMI). 4.

Sun Microsystems (www.sun.com) has announced the Sun Technology and Academic Resources (STAR) initiative, bringing together several programs to reduce the cost and complexity of managing network systems for the education IT community.

AS PCs have become more powerful, software has become more sophisticated - and the graphics controller has become an important component. It's responsible for converting the electronic data that flows through the processor into the picture that appears on the monitor.

ATLANTA -- Cingular Wireless LLC, the nation's largest cell phone company, will cut about 10 percent of its 68,000 jobs over the next 12 to 18 months as it combines operations with the recently acquired AT&T Wireless, Cingular's chief executive said Tuesday.

ATLANTA, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Cingular Wireless, a joint venture between SBC Communications Inc. and BellSouth Corp. , and ALLTEL today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement on the sale of certain Cingular assets.

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Owners of pirated copies of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows XP operating system can trade them in for the real thing as part of a bid by the software giant to fight counterfeiting.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.