Technology News Archive - March 22, 2006


Microsoft Corp. will delay the consumer release of its new Windows operating system until January 2007, missing the holiday sales season and throwing some PC makers and retailers into turmoil.


Microsoft Corp. said on Wednesday it is taking new voluntary actions to comply with European Commission sanctions, as it seeks to avoid fines of up to 2 million euros ($2.43 million) daily.


Mobile operators in Japan have created a new category of phones for grade-school children, equipped with a range of anti-crime safety features, educational content and censored mobile Internet access.

What is the online contestant test, Alex? The answer is, the innovative method "Jeopardy!" has devised for potential participants to take the first step toward appearing on the long-running game show.


Yahoo Inc. on Tuesday said it is launching a service in the United States that lets people make phone calls through the company's instant messaging software.


MIT engineers report they may have found a way for structures -- and materials -- to move in this way, essentially morphing from one shape into another.

The government wants China to show "measurable progress" on piracy and other issues straining trade relations at a high-level meeting next month, the top U.S. trade official said on Wednesday.


The delayed release of Microsoft Corp.'s much-anticipated Vista operating system until after this year's holiday shopping season could hurt consumer electronics and office supply retailers, analysts said on Wednesday.

Word of the Day
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.