Microsoft takes on Symantec with OneCare Live
Microsoft has officially launched its OneCare Live security software package in the United States. Retailing at a suggested price of $49.95, an annual subscription to the service can cover up to three PCs. ...more
UPDATED: Apple takes iMac to 1.25GHz
Apple has overhauled its iMac line-up with faster processors and accelerated graphics.
The two 17in SuperDrive models now boast 1.25GHz G4 processors with Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 Ultra graphics cards, and prices lower than their 1GHz predecessors. ...more
Now it's time for Fish Brother
Following on from the voyeuristic TV show, Big Brother, it has come to light that an aquatic version is doing the rounds.
An enterprising Norwegian web company has begun its "Tanken" Web site, featuring a Web cam trained on a fish tank. The fishy stars include a ropefish, a leopard sailfin, an angelfish, a gold fish and a labyrinth fish - all of them vying to remain the top of the tank. ...more
Joost and ITV plunge into web TV battle
Joost - the internet TV service from the founders of Skype - claims to have 'officially opened for business', even though you still need an invite to download the software.
It comes on a day of frantic activity in the web TV arena, with the BBC getting the go-ahead for its iPlayer , and ITV announcing details of its own on-demand service.
Members of the Joost beta are now able to invite as many people as they want to join the peer-to-peer television service, in a soft launch that mirrors the way Google slowly introduced its Gmail service. ...more
Mobile mobile phone use more dangerous than drink driving
Research reveals driving while talking on a mobile phone impairs driving skills more than being over the legal alcohol limit.
Tests carried out at the Transport Research Laboratory found that drivers' reaction times were 30 per cent slower while using a hand-held mobile phone than they were when over the legal limit for alcohol, and 50 per cent slower than when driving under normal conditions.
Specifically, drivers found it more difficult to maintain a constant speed and keep a safe distance from the car ahead. ...more