Technology News Archive - October 26, 2008


Amazon.com’s Kindle just got a big boost on Friday when the $359 e-book reader received a rousing endorsement by popular media mogul Oprah Winfrey.


Just one day after Microsoft distributed a rare emergency security patch, hackers have found new ways to exploit the bug.

PC makers say they're introducing a new generation of machines that can start up in 30 seconds or less. "It's ridiculous to ask people to wait a couple of minutes. People want instant-on," said Sergei Krupenin, spokesman for DeviceVM, a company that makes a quick-start program for PC makers.

Microsoft Corp.'s release of its Windows 7 operating system could be vital to the U.S. company's future success, experts say. Michael Cherry, an analyst for Directions on Microsoft, a firm that monitors developments at Microsoft, said increased competition from Apple Inc.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.