14th April 2006 Archive
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More search-by-voice than American Idol
Google is back in the news again after it emerged that the firm recently filed a patent for technology which could lead to voice-assisted search. Patent no 7027987, which was published on the US Patent and Trademark Office website on Tuesday, is for a "voice interface for a search engine". The patent describes the interface as …
Financial News 14 Apr 2006, 07:02
In a move that will suddenly set back the US satellite community, Wal-Mart has decided to go into business selling Comcast services including its full suite of triple play services, cable TV, broadband and telephony. The deal was announced this week by Comcast, and jaws must have dropped at DirecTV, where Wal-Mart has been a …
Telecoms 14 Apr 2006, 09:39
Sun Microsystems may have already found its first customer, in a Korean IPTV system, for its DReaM (DRM Everywhere Available) open source DRM, a system that is not meant to be completed for at least another 12 months. This was revealed by the director of conditional access at Korean company Alticast, as he was speaking at a Sun …
Telecoms 14 Apr 2006, 09:48
Letters Communing with nature or Exxon?
Silly us. We thought the tale of a man driving 7 hours to and from his job at Cisco would impress The Register crowd. What commitment. What passion. What a fantastic opportunity to catch up on the latest audio book discussing the pros and cons of FB-DIMMs. The story, however, of America's longest commute angered many of you - …
Letters 14 Apr 2006, 16:13
AMD vs Intel Anything with 'Intel' on it will do
AMD this week served Microsoft with a subpoena, seeking documents that may relate to its ongoing anti-trust case against Intel. The particular documents AMD is interested in relate to Microsoft's thinking around developing software for 64-bit processors from both AMD and Intel. In addition, AMD wants to know about Microsoft's …
Music and Media 14 Apr 2006, 22:10