FCC tells Internet phone carriers to provide 911

U.S. regulators on Thursday ordered Internet telephone carriers to provide full 911 emergency calling services to customers later this year, after hearing from people who were unable to get through during life-threatening crises. Reuters Technology News

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Google CEO defends privacy policies

“Google does not discover things that are not public,” said Schmidt, answering questions on the stage of the Gartner Symposium here Wednesday. “Many people are disturbed to find their home phone number. But we found it because it was a public piece of information.” CNET News

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Netscape browser claims to sink phishers

The latest Netscape 8 browser, the first to claim protection against phishing scams, has been in beta since February. Its developers promise several advantages over rival browsers including Firefox and Internet Explorer. Netscape 8 will include a blacklist of malicious websites that are used for phishing scams, and will warn surfers of the danger. If …more

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Microsoft to debut new Office program in 2006

Looks like Microsoft has a new version of Office (codenamed Office 12) and it will be out sometime in 2006.  The trial, or beta, version of Office 12 would be ready by the end of this year though. SEATTLE (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp. will launch the next version of its Office spreadsheet, e-mail and word …more

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Nintendo sparks a Revolution

Read more buzz from the E3 in the Legit Reviews Forum. The Revolution, slated for release in 2006, will be the smallest of the next-generation consoles, about the size of three DVD cases stacked together. The company said the Revolution will feature wireless Internet access and will be compatible with games for all of its …more

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Yahoo offers free phone calls via IM

The Internet portal Yahoo! has introduced a new beta version of its popular instant messenger program. In a bid to take advantage of the world wide interest in VoIP telephony the company is introducing a ‘free phone’ facility that will allow subscribers to make calls to anywhere in the world. PC Pro

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Intel Desktop PC Platform Seeks More Corporate Business

As the company’s Centrino technology has become almost a standard on laptop computers, Intel wants to duplicate that success on business desktops. Announced today prior to its CEO changeover where Craig Barrett will step down in favor of Paul Otellini, Intel will begin work on its Professional Business Platform. The platform will include one of …more

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Google Launches Enterprise Desktop Search Tool

Google Desktop Search for Enterprise creates a single interface from which a business user can search the Web with Google, as well as search through files on his or her own desktop and a company’s intranet. The software will be available for free download starting today. Unlike the consumer version, none of the search information …more

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PalmOne Drives Your Life With 4GB

The new LifeDrive mobile manager offers Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity built-in, as well as a 4GB hard drive. First, it isn’t 4GB, but more like 3.85GB of usable storage. But that’s ok. Most users of the LifeDrive will find there is plenty of room to tote around e-mails, documents, PowerPoint presentations, plus songs, photos, and …more

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Nokia starts to shift N-Gage from console to platform

… the Finnish giant is now promising to build N-Gage’s gaming component into a raft of smart phones due to ship early next year following a September 2005 launch. Essentially, the technology that lifted the N-Gage above Nokia’s handsets is now ready to be included in phones as well as consoles, the company claimed. In …more

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Tablet PC That Lasts For A Day

Motion Computing is releasing the LE1600, a slate tablet PC that it claims has a day of battery life. By ‘day’, they seem to mean 8 hours, but TechSmec.com can see where they are coming from, even if achieving that length of use requires hotswapping a standard and an enhanced battery. TechSmec.com

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E3 and New Gaming Consoles

Well, at the crack of dawn E3 started, and the web is abuzz with information on the new gaming consoles that are currently on display down in California. Information on the new Nintendo Revolution, the Sony PS3, the XBOX360, as well as the new Game Boy Micro are all available! Check it out!

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Sun and Microsoft: Initial Steps

The companies announced new standards and plans to enable customers to use one computer log-in to reach both .Net and Java-based software and Web sites, as well as some other licensing and technology agreements. NewsFactor Technology News

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Yahoo, SBC Give Away Security Suite

Partners Yahoo and SBC Communications launched a free security suite for their DSL subscribers, saying that the service’s users overwhelmingly wanted a more secure surfing environment. Dubbed SBC Yahoo! Online Protection, the suite includes anti-virus and anti-spyware defenses, a pop-up ad blocker, parental controls, and anti-spam and other tools for members’ e-mail inboxes. All the …more

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