Technology News Archive - March 16, 2006


people in their 50s and beyond searching the Internet for romance, companionship, sometimes marriage.

Microsoft Corp. Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates on Wednesday mocked a $100 laptop computer for developing countries being developed with the backing of rival Google Inc. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Movie ticket provider Fandango is set to expand its service further into the mobile space Thursday by adding Cingular, the nation's largest wireless carrier, to its roster of cellular partners.


Cheap radio chips that are replacing the ubiquitous barcode are a threat to privacy and susceptible to computer viruses, scientists at a Dutch university said on Wednesday.

SAN CLEMENTE, California, March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rogers Communications is Canada's largest wireless voice and data services provider.

By Kevin Hoffmann, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Mar. 16--A Kansas City woman pleaded guilty today to running into her boyfriend in a vehicle and then leaving him in the street, where another car ran over and killed him. Regina R.

California prison officials have begun using Global Positioning System anklets to track known gang members.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.