Sony Expands Wireless Options For Vaio Notebook|
Sony Corp. on Tuesday unveiled a wireless notebook with integrated technology for accessing the Internet over Wi-Fi technology and Cingular Wireless's nationwide Edge network.
The Vaio T-Series is being marketed to "highly mobile professionals" that need convenient access to email and data services. The notebook contains an "exclusive combination of hardware and software" that can link up to the Cingular network anywhere there is cellular coverage.
The Japanese company's SmartWi technology allows the user to toggle between various connectivity options by using the PC's function keys. Options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or wireless wide-area networks for access to Cingular.
The Cingular service is available through Sony for $49.99 a month with a two-year service agreement, or $79.99 a month with a one-year service agreement.
Microsoft To Launch MSN In China |
Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday said it would launch its MSN portal in China under a joint venture with a Shanghai company.
New Yahoo Music Service Wants To Play Developers' Tune
An already crowded field of music download services got a little more crowded today, as Yahoo unveiled a beta version of its new online music offering. The service comes with an interesting twist--an open architecture that invites developers to create plug-ins and custom features--but its use of Windows-only file formats could slow Yahoo's efforts to attract tech-savvy users.
Vonage To Make 911 An 'Opt-Out' Option
Under fire for its lack of a comprehensive solution for emergency 911 services, Voice over IP leader Vonage Holdings Corp. said it will change its registration process to make 911 services an opt-out rather than an opt-in option.
Media Players Need Wireless Connections, Researchers Say
In the future, you'll do more than just enjoy a latte and check e-mail at wireless hotspots. You'll also recharge your portable media player with more music and video.
Nearly Half Of All Adults Contacted By Phishers, Study Says
DENVER (AP) _ Rebecca Tennille considered herself a savvy consumer, but when she got an e-mail that looked like it was from her bank, she followed its instructions to go to a Web site to verify some personal information.
DoD Hacker Sentenced To 21 Months Hard Time
A 21-year-old Indiana member of a hacking gang was sentenced to 21 months in prison for breaking into Defense Department computers, federal law enforcement officials said.
Open Source Extends To Portals
Open-source software has become an equalizer for small companies and departments within larger companies and organizations, providing inexpensive access to tools that can increase productivity. In some cases, open-source software complements more established software packages. In others, open source competes head on.
Major Search Engines Deliver Significantly Different Results
The search results delivered by Ask Jeeves, Google, and Yahoo differ substantially from one another, according to a study conducted by search site Dogpile.com in conjunction with researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania State University.
Yahoo's Music Unlimited Pummels Rivals' Shares
The launch of Yahoo's Music Unlimited music-subscription service Wednesday pushed down shares of rivals Napster and RealNetworks, with the sell-off continuing Thursday. Even Apple, which analysts have said is in no direct danger from Yahoo's low-cost entry into the music market.
Quickie Google Search Lays Out "Brothels"
What do the University of Oregon's history department in Eugene, Ore.; the Happy Ending bar in Manhattan; and the Abstinence Clearinghouse in Sioux Falls, S.D. have in common?