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(News) There's more to see in Beijing than the Forbidden City and Great Wall, especially if you are a geek or simply interested i...
(News) Samsung Electronics says it remains committed to its sponsorship of the Olympic torch relay despite large protests in London on Sunday that dogged the progress of the torch through the city.
(News) A survey of IT professionals found a roughly even split supporting Obama and McCain, but more than a third have another favorite candidate
(News) Voters generally prefer electronic voting machines to paper-based alternatives, but some e-voting machines have error rates of 3 percent or more, according to a study released Friday.
(News) County clerks in New Jersey asked the state's attorney general to investigate discrepancies observed in last month's primary.
(News) Science fiction writer, inventor, scuba diver, and visionary Sir Arthur C. Clarke died Tuesday at his home on the island nation of Sri Lanka at the age of 90.
(News) A Web programming flaw on the State of Pennsylvania's Web site has exposed sensitive voter registration data.
(News) OLPC isn't the only charitable effort, as vendors pursue different paths and philosophies of philanthropy.
(News) A Chinese government official has criticized local governments who conduct their voting via text message, saying the practice "'vulgarizes the activities that are serious in nature.'"
(News) Analysis: Every campaign has a site, but this presidential candidate uses technology effectively to connect with voters.
(News) Economic uncertainty prompts companies to delay contracts, but may soon benefit outsource services.
(News) From broadband speeds to patent reform, lots of important technology issues face the United States. Here's your guide to how the presidential candidates view the major questions.
(News) Businesses should lead philanthropic efforts, Microsoft chief tells economic summit.
(News) Organizers of the 2008 Olympics gave up on plans for online ticket sales Monday, admitting defeat after a crush of eager buyers crashed the ticketing system last week.
(News) The delayed start of winter hours may--but may not--confuse digital equipment; here's where to update just in case.
(News) The U.S. government needs to step up its push for electronic health records because they are not being adopted quickly enough, a group of health advocates said Friday.
(News) The One Laptop Per Child Project (OLPC) is toying with a novel source of power for its low-cost XO laptops: cows.
(News) For Qualcomm CIO Norm Fjeldheim, it's been anything but a typical working week. On Monday, Fjeldheim became one of the more than 250,000 San Diego area residents driven from their homes by the fiercest set of wildfires to ravage Southern California since 2003.
(News) Climate change is both a large-scale crisis and a huge opportunity, and IT has a role in both, industry executives said at a panel discussion Thursday.
(News) Hundreds of thousands of commuters in Tokyo got a free ride to work Friday morning after a systems glitch caused more than 7,000 ticket gates at 662 railway stations to fail.
(News) The reported assassination of an alleged Russian spammer is a hoax, according to security researchers.
(News) The Federal government pulled the plug on the ca.gov Web domain used by the State of California on Tuesday, setting into motion a chain of events that threatened to grind government business to a standstill within the state.
(News) Japan launched on Monday morning an automated system that intends to provide several seconds warning before shaking occurs after a major earthquake.
(News) Dramatic footage of a Japanese journalist shot and killed during anti-government protests in Myanmar has drawn hundreds of thousands of viewers on YouTube, stirring outrage among viewers in Japan and elsewhere.
(News) If the One Laptop Project keeps its promises, the small green US$100 laptop could very well revolutionize teaching in developing nations. Computerworld Denmark asked Jan Soelberg, an expert from the school of education at the University of Aarhus, to try the computer.
(News) Requiring print-outs as a back-up to electronic voting machines would not improve security but would increase costs of U.S. voting systems, according to a report released Tuesday.
(News) When Beijing won the right to host the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, officials promised to use it as a showcase for new technology and China's economic development.
(News) The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote as early as Thursday on a bill that would require a paper record for electronic voting machines.
(News) Reporters Without Borders criticized the Chinese government for what the press advocacy group considers a move to end anonymous blogging in the communist country.
(News) Election Systems & Software Inc. (ES&S) sold nearly 1,000 electronic-voting machines that were not certified to five California counties in 2006, Secretary of State Debra Bowen said Tuesday.
(News) The price tag for IT and communications at the world's biggest sporting event will run to around US$400 million and use the expertise of thousands of IT managers and engineers.
(News) Researchers commissioned by the State of California have found security issues in every electronic voting system they tested, California Secretary of State Debra Bowen said Friday.
(News) The 2008 Summer Olympics is going to be China's coming out party, a chance for the country to show its modern face to the world.
(News) Microsoft Corp.'s Japan unit plans to study more closely the use of digital technology in the lives of average Japanese to gain insight that it might use overseas, the head of its Japanese unit said Monday.
(News) Google Inc. is offering a rare public glimpse of China's new ballistic-missile submarine, according to a researcher at the Federation of American Scientists.
(News) U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said the U.S. is not just a market for foreign companies to sell into but to invest in as well.
(News) A group of some of the biggest technology companies said they've committed to a plan to improve the power efficiency of equipment they make and use.
(News) Bill Gates returned to Harvard University on Thursday to address its graduating class and receive an honorary degree after dropping out of the college 33 years ago to found Microsoft Corp. He spent much of his address on the issues of global poverty and disease, advancing ideas on how to encourage more people to get involved in trying to resolve those huge problems.
(News) Speaking at a conference in South Korea, Eric Schmidt, the chairman and CEO of Google Inc., ducked the question of whether his company's dominance of Internet search may ultimately distort democratic gains from improved information access. But he promised governments will be held to account more than ever before.
(News) Hundreds of domestic flights in Japan were cancelled or delayed on Sunday as a result of a glitch in the computer system of All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd.
(News) The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Project is asking software coders to develop free, open-source educational computer games for the XO laptop, continuing its push toward a September launch date.
(News) Europe's top privacy guardian, the European Data Protection Supervisor Peter Hustinx said he expects the U.S. and the European Union to reach an agreement on how to share information about passengers flying across the Atlantic, but not by the July deadline.
(News) Eco-friendly electronics products are increasing in number, but consumers have to work to find them.
(News) The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has ended a proceeding that would have allowed mobile phone calls on airplanes, for now ending the possibility of phone conversations during flights.
(News) MySpace launched a U.S. presidential campaign site Monday, and it has the potential of reaching millions of people who don't otherwise go to political Web sites, one analyst said.
(News) A law allowing security officials in Germany to create the largest and most comprehensive pool of personal data ever amassed in the country goes into effect Thursday as the European Union's largest member state moves to protect itself against possible terrorist attacks.
(News) An extensive Coast Guard search for Jim Gray includes helicopters and patrol boats.
(News) Florida judge rejects candidate's review of ballots as infringing 'trade secrets.'
(news) Intel Under Fire--Literally
(news) Microsoft Plays Politics
(news) Revisiting the Digital Divide
(news) New Vote-by-Phone Plan Considered by Defense Department
(news) E-Voting Progress Assessed
(news) Congress Investigates Emergency-Communications Breakdown
(news) Telecom Carriers Repair Katrina Damage
(news) Cell Operators Work to Restore Service in New Orleans
(news) Microsoft Hopes to Go Postal
(news) Explosions Rock London's Transport System
(news) Online Gamer Sentenced to Death for Murder
(news) Technology Helps Disabled Workers
(news) Interactive Cabs Hit the Streets
(news) Diebold to Market Paper-Trail E-Voting System
(news) Asian Telecom Carriers Mobilize After Quake, Tsunami Disaster
(news) Asian Tsunamis Leave IT Industry Largely Undamaged
(news) The Top Tech Stories of 2004
(digitalworld) That's Incredible!
(news) Massive database holds info on millions of voters, and is used to get people to the polls.
(news) From e-mail to meet-ups, women's march organizers extend their reach online to plan this weekend's event.
(news) The coder for Mars probe Pathfinder tells how to protect CPUs from solar flares and reboot from millions of miles away.
(news) Presidential Caucus polls promise secure Internet ballots as an absentee option.
(howto) Life without a PC; Bass 15 years ago; dBaseII retrospective.
(howto) Plus: 3G goes slow, grid computing takes flight, and Bluetooth gets useful.
(news) Fan polls, contests, trivia games, and more expand the NFL championship far beyond a single screen.
(news) GOP Team Leader site beckons digital lobbyists to churn out mass e-mail for points, prizes.
(news) Advocates say it's just a matter of time--and security--before we log on to cast ballots.
(news) In first steps toward Internet voting, e-mail ballot distribution helps military personnel vote on time.
(news) Job cuts are down, but no one's ready to predict a full recovery--yet.
(news) The brilliant, the bogus, and the bitter find audiences in blog explosion of the past year.
(news) Web offers a wealth of images, stories looking back on a year changed by a single day.
(news) You'll find fewer government resources online in the post-9/11 security crunch.