Bill Gates gives boost to Computer History
Bill and Melinda Gates' charitable foundation has given $15mn to the Computer History Museum in California.
The donation from the trust set up by Microsoft founder and his wife will be used to create an interactive exhibition showing the history of computing and its impact.
'The impact on our society of the computing revolution is simply breathtaking. ...more
Recording with your Palm
Fancy yourself as the next Noel Gallagher or perhaps you are more of a Badly Drawn Boy? Well forget spending hundreds of pounds hiring a swanky recording studio, you can now record music using your Palm.
It sounds crazy but Singapore-based Shinei International have been showing off a gizmo at the Comdex 2000 show in Las Vegas that turns the Palm into a mini-recording studio. The unit has a built-in speaker, headphone socket, MIDI ports and comes with audio applications. ...more
Software Update poses security risk
A serious security hole has been found in the Software Update feature of Mac OS X.
Security Web site SecurePoint received an email detailing how the automatic update feature of Software Update could be exploited by a hacker to compromise an entire Mac OS X system.
By default, Software Update automatically checks once a week for any software updates released by Apple and downloads and installs them. ...more
Visual Studio.NET, in Beta 1 form
For those who like to work at the bleeding edge of software releases, a Beta 1 version of Microsoft's Visual Studio.NET is now available.
It provides a preview of the official development environment for . ...more
Lixxus meets BT bandwidth hike with 2Mbps service
Broadband seller Lixxus has added 2Mbps services to its Pay-As-You-Go tariff.
With the likes of BT boosting its services to 2MB over the coming months, Lixxus is offering the same bandwidth but only paying for the data you use, not the rate at which you receive it.
The service is capped at ?44. ...more