Technology News Archive - July 13, 2005

Jul. 13--In what is billed as a nationwide first for a cable company, Time Warner Cable is letting its customers in Mira Mesa and Tierrasanta watch television over their home computer's high-speed Internet connection.


Microsoft Corp. warned users on Tuesday of three new security flaws in its Windows and Word software and issued patches to fix the flaws, which could allow attackers to take over a computer system.

More Britons are accessing the Internet via broadband connections than using slower dial-up services as increasing competition pushes down prices and increases connection speeds.


Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. Chief Executive Mel Karmazin is considering a bid for Walt Disney Co.'s ABC Radio unit, the New York Post reported on Wednesday.

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'