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  • Microsoft sued in China for black screen of death

    10/22/2008 7:02:36 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 42 replies · 1,104+ views
    Channel Register ^ | 10/22/08 | John Oate
    Microsoft sued in China for black screen of death WGA wins more enemies By John Oates • Get more from this author Posted in Software & Security, 22nd October 2008 11:42 GMT A Chinese lawyer has filed a legal complaint against Microsoft for installing Windows Genuine Advantage on his computer. He has asked the Ministry of Public Security to file criminal charges against Microsoft. Dong Zhengwei accused the company of hacking into people's computers. He said: "I respect the right of Microsoft to protect its intellectual property but it is taking on the wrong target with wrong measures. "They should...
  • Upgrade your iPhone:Windows mobile on the iPhone

    10/14/2008 9:01:04 PM PDT · by papasmurf · 26 replies · 806+ views ^ | 10/14/08 | papamsurf
    Finally the iPhone unleashed! Break away from the stranglehold Jobs & Co. have on you and your iPhone. Download and install the software you've really been wanting to use. Never again suffer from "windows" envy or be ridiculed for having a small software repository. Upgrade NOW to the NEW, Dual Boot Windows iPhone Mobile...Coming in Jan. 09.
  • China: Blue Screen of Death Strikes Bird's Nest During Opening Ceremonies Torch Lighting

    08/12/2008 4:44:59 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 52 replies · 1,225+ views
    GIZMODO ^ | 08/11/08
    Blue Screen of Death Strikes Bird's Nest During Opening Ceremonies Torch Lighting Well this is just perfect. At the exact moment Li Ning was rounding the lip of the Bird's Nest during the amazing torch-lighting climax, someone snapped this photo of our good friend the BSOD nestled amongst the Nest's steel twigs. Perhaps an Opening Cermonies IT dude spit out his coffee on the machines in the server room when Li took to the sky? Another question is what a projection screen is doing inside the Nest at that location, but I think the better question is what wasn't going...
  • HELP-- A computer has gotten a blue screen and doesn't work.

    05/20/2007 6:04:28 AM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 63 replies · 1,812+ views
    A timeline: A Windows update icon shows up on the bottom of the computer screen to show that a new update is available. It is the patch so that hackers don't use Windows updates to piggy-back onto the computer. Try to download and install patch. The icon shows up repeatedly for several days, even though it states that it has been downloaded. A BBC article about malware using a trojan to piggy-back on Windows update is put on the BBC site. Mentions the patch. Download and install Avast anti-virus. Next day, put in registration key for Avast. Later, the Avast...
  • Need help: problem installing Windows XP upgrade to a Windows ME machine

    05/06/2007 3:13:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies · 878+ views
    My bad self | May 6, 2007 | My bad self
    I need help on installing a Windows XP upgrade to a Windows ME machine. The computer is a Micron Systems IBM-compatible machine with 640.0 mb RAM and a 667 MHz CPU clock. I'm getting the following error after the Windows XP setup restarts the computer: A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps: Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly-installed hard drives or hard drive controllers....
  • Software squeezes PC onto an iPod

    09/26/2006 7:29:37 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 6 replies · 428+ views
    MSNBC/AP ^ | 6:15 a.m. PT Sept 26, 2006
    Software squeezes PC onto an iPod RingCube's MojoPac works on any portable storage device The Associated Press Updated: 6:15 a.m. PT Sept 26, 2006 Mobile computing just got more portable. Making even the latest pocketbook-sized ultra-mobile personal computers look more like lumbering giants, RingCube Technologies Inc. unveiled software that can virtually squeeze a PC onto an iPod, USB keychain drive, cell phone or any gizmo with digital storage space. RingCube's MojoPac software mirrors a computer's personal settings, programs and data on a storage device. Then, when it's connected to any computer running Microsoft Corp.'s Windows XP operating system, the virtual...
  • Need computer help: Windows XP driver problem

    09/10/2006 12:06:39 AM PDT · by GB · 24 replies · 531+ views
    Brother Freepers, you've given me computer help in the past, I'd appreciate it if anyone who's fluent in Windows XP could help me out with this current issue.
  • Microsoft plans network through human body

    11/03/2005 12:42:43 AM PST · by Lorianne · 15 replies · 519+ views
    gizmag ^ | November 2005
    Microsoft has been awarded a patent for a technology that uses the conductivity of the human body to create a network. The patent covering transmitting power and data using the human body was awarded in late June and is a fascinating insight into the type of personal network we may all be using within a few years, in the words of a company which will almost certainly be one of the defining players in the evolution of human computing. Microsoft's patent covers a technology that distributes both power and data to devices (e.g. a speaker, display, watch, keyboard, etc) coupled...
  • Longhorn surprise: 'Red Screen of Death'

    05/12/2005 7:27:38 AM PDT · by dware · 89 replies · 2,041+ views
    TechRepublic ^ | 5/11/05 | Jo Best
    Microsoft has come up with a unique solution to the legendary Blue Screen of Death in the next version of its Windows operating system.With the release of Longhorn, the Redmond behemoth has added a red screen to face users when their system crashes. According to Microsoft techie and blogger Michael Kaplan, who has been experimenting with a Longhorn beta, as well as being confronted with the Blue Screen of Death, now users will also see red. The Red Screen of Death appears to be the bigger, badder cousin to the traditional blue screen and is designed to let users know...
  • Technical glitches mar Gates' promotion of "digital lifestyle"

    01/06/2005 5:57:14 AM PST · by mental · 95 replies · 1,496+ views ^ | Thursday, January 06, 2005 | Denver Post news services
    Las Vegas - Despite technical glitches that prompted jokes and guffaws, Bill Gates promised Wednesday that Microsoft Corp. would help millions of consumers stay seamlessly plugged into a world of digital music, movies, video games and television shows. In his keynote speech at the International Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft's chairman said broadband Internet access and the falling price of data storage are compelling people to put music, photos, movies and other aspects of their life into a digital format. But while promoting a "digital lifestyle," Gates showed how vulnerable consumers are to hardware and software bugs. The address was made...
  • Caption Bill Gates

    05/08/2003 10:58:55 AM PDT · by Alouette · 61 replies · 307+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | May 8, 2003