8th October 2005 Archive
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It's a balancing act
"Take the path less traveled," advises Segway Inc's corporate website - reminding visitors of the many millions who have shunned the company's $5,000, 83 pound stand-up wheelchair [*]. But Segway has now begun licensing parts of its technology assets to other companies, beginning with WowWee Robotics, a Hong Kong-based toy …
Science 8 Oct 2005, 04:06
'See, we start with the toolbar, then we do the Talking Paperclip...'
Google co-founder Sergey Brin has quashed speculation that the giant ad broker is to introduce a web-based Office suite. "We don't have any plans," he told Web 2.0 conference organizer John Battelle (pictured below). However Brin left the door open a little. Documents would be easier to work with in the future, he promised, but …
Applications 8 Oct 2005, 04:12
IBM has dropped its a number of patent infringement counterclaims against The SCO Group. SCO had filed a large number of requests for additional depositions regarding the countersuit, and IBM says it's dropping several claims - but not the suit - to speed up its defense of SCO vs IBM. "While IBM continues to believe that SCO …
Software 8 Oct 2005, 04:15
And ninethly Why isn't yours?
And seat-belts on because the most common observation in the hallways--made with tremble of panic--is that it's deja vu all over again. The workshops are jammed, the coffee-pots drained, and the massive central auditorium turning mobs away at the doors. Here's to praying that the exuberance is not a herald of rough times ahead …
Bootnotes 8 Oct 2005, 09:23
Let your fingers do the talking
Consumers embarking on a shopping spree may be able to leave their wallets behind in the near future, despite some security and privacy experts' concerns. This week, Pay By Touch Solutions, a San Francisco-based firm whose system allows customers to pay at participating grocery stores with the press of a finger, announced that …
ID 8 Oct 2005, 09:28
The European Space Agency’s latest satellite has broken up and crashed into the sea. The €135m satellite, called Cryosat, blasted off this evening from Russia's Plesetsk Cosmodrome, aboard a modified intercontinental ballistic missile, called Rockot. But it went missing a couple of hours later, around the time it should have …
Science 8 Oct 2005, 20:42