Technology News Archive - July 20, 2005

Jul. 19--Basic cable customers will need to upgrade to Charter Communications' digital service if they want to keep the Hallmark Channel or Soap Net on their TV channel lineup. There is a way to keep the channels for free, but only until the end of the year.

DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Texas, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Six years of design and nearly five years of construction later, DFW International Airport's new International Terminal D will open July 23 as the world's largest post 9/11 airport expansion.

Microsoft Corp., the world's largest software maker, said on Wednesday that it would buy FrontBridge Technologies Inc., its second acquisition this year of an e-mail anti-virus protection provider.

Jul. 20--LITTLETON, Mass. -- Hewlett-Packard Co. announced yesterday it will cut 14,500 jobs -- about 10 percent of its global work force -- casting even more uncertainty on the fate of the company's two Littleton facilities.

Word of the Day
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.