Technology News Archive - April 20, 2006

Microsoft and its critics agree that the future of innovation is at stake when the U.S. software giant challenges a landmark 2004 antitrust ruling next week before the European Union's second highest court.

One man's discovery of a treasure trove of Vietnam War-era memorabilia has spurred the creation of an online museum commemorating one of the longest running variety shows in the history of the armed forces.

Hewlett-Packard Co. is recalling about 15,700 HP and Compaq notebook computer batteries worldwide for a burn and fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Thursday.


Google Inc.'s first-quarter profit rose 60 percent, soaring past analyst estimates as the company's Internet-leading search engine solidified its position as the Web's most popular advertising vehicle.

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'