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Technology News Archive - October 01, 2005

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Marking its biggest step into the wireless communications market to date, Google Inc. said on Friday it has proposed to provide free wireless Internet services across the city of San Francisco.

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Alongside the multiplayer universe is a marketplace for the virtual characters and other assets created online. Online games are all about fantasy worlds, but sites that enable trading of virtual goods such as powerful game characters and currency help players broker and buy status and power for cold hard cash.

By Jane Roberts robertsj@commercialappealcom For the third time since Sept. 11, 2001, FedEx Express has suspended personal jumpseat privileges, citing an internal security review. In an internal memo dated Aug.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'