Technology News Archive - April 04, 2006


AOL unit MapQuest on Monday unveiled a mobile map service that customers can use on their cellular phones, complete with voice directions, text and maps in a bid to expand on the popularity of its Internet maps.


Police in East Orange, NJ say that thanks to new technology there has not been a single violent crime in almost a year on a street where the notorious Bloods gang sold $10 hits of crack cocaine and drive-by shootings were once commonplace.

The widely hyped merging of the PC and TV is finally taking shape in a way that only a few people imagined in the late 1990s Internet boom.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- emBoot Inc. today announced the availability of winBoot/i, software which uses Microsoft's iSCSI Software Enabled SAN boot architecture to boot Microsoft Windows Server 2003 from iSCSI SAN using the Microsoft iSCSI Software Initiator.


Online DVD rental service Netflix Inc. on Tuesday accused Blockbuster Inc. of illegally copying its ideas in a patent infringement lawsuit challenging the video store chain's recent Internet expansion.

U.S. lawmakers plan to propose fines of up to $500,000 for violating regulatory principles aimed at preserving consumers' ability to freely surf the Internet, a senior House of Representatives Republican said on Tuesday.

Virtual carnations, memorial messages and tribute songs are some of the online services available to China's Web surfers too busy on Wednesday to pay proper respects at the graves of their ancestors.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.