Technology News Archive - July 27, 2005


America Online plans to begin testing a new service that lets wireless phone users search the Internet and link to regular Web pages that it will reformat for tiny cell-phone screens.

"To anyone outside, a speeding train is a thunderbolt of driving rods, a hot hiss of steam, a blurred flash of coaches, a wall of movement and of noise, a shriek, a wail, and then just emptiness and absence, with a feeling of 'There goes everybody!' without knowing who anybody is...


On a hot summer weekend in India's technology capital, 28,000 young graduates converge on a suburban indoor stadium and create a stampede for jobs in the exploding software and business service industries.

Astronauts on the shuttle Discovery slowly scanned the wings and nose of their spacecraft with a laser-equipped robot arm on Wednesday to begin a critical safety inspection never before performed on a shuttle mission.

Indonesia's major telecom companies predict fast growth JAKARTA, July 26 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia's two largest telecommunications companies, PT Telkom and PT Indosat, projected that telecommunications revenue will see a twofold increase in 2010, executives with the companies have said.

XM Satellite Radio and digital music provider Napster Inc. on Wednesday said they would launch a service that lets XM subscribers buy music they hear on XM radio, sending Napster shares up 7 percent.

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.