Technology News Archive - July 26, 2005

Jul. 26--MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. -- A bus will continue to roll in and out of Morehead City for a few more weeks, but today marks the end of the line for bus station operations.

Jul. 24--CEDAR RAPIDS -- If there is one word that describes Herald Smith's approach to business over the years, it would be persistence.


Microsoft Corp. is adopting more stringent controls for registering legitimate copies of its flagship Windows operating system in an effort to curtail piracy of its products worldwide, the world's largest software maker said on Tuesday.


Motorola Inc., the world's second biggest mobile phone maker, unveiled on Monday an ultra thin mobile phone with a keyboard, aimed at people who have become addicted to Blackberry e-mail and messaging devices.


Internet telephone service providers are getting a month longer to get their customers to acknowledge they know about the limitations of dialing 911 for help, U.S. communications regulators said on Tuesday.

Word of the Day
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.