Technology News Archive - February 27, 2008


After two children and countless visits to the waiting rooms of doctors’ offices, 35-year-old Kyle Piechucki decided to develop a computer for people who spend more time in their doctor’s waiting rooms than they would prefer.


Killer robots may pose a threat to humans sometime in the all-too-near future. Noel Sharkey, a professor at the University of Sheffield, presented this information to Britain’s Royal United Services Institute on Wednesday.

MP3 players and iPods have become some of, if not the most, popular tech gadgets for teens to own.


A new online Encyclopedia of Life debuted yesterday, but quickly crashed on its first day of operation after its servers were overwhelmed by the high numbers of visitors to the site.


Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, with the use of molecular dynamics simulations, have solved a decade old mystery that could one day lead to commercially practical designs of storage materials for use in hydrogen gas fueled vehicles.

Barclays Wealth, a wealth management firm, has appointed Nathan Dawes as the head of marketing and communications for its direct brokerage business, Barclays Stockbrokers.


A spokeswoman for Pakistan Telecommunications Authority denied responsibility for the near-global blackout of YouTube access on Sunday.


Microsoft announced the worldwide release of Windows Server 2008, the successor to Windows Server 2003, and the first attempt by the firm to venture into the virtualization technology market.


Microsoft Corp. was fined by The European Union for a record $1.3 billion Wednesday accusing the Redmond, Washington firm of imposing "unreasonable prices" on rival software developers who wanted to make their products compatible with Windows operating systems.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]