Microsoft releases six patches

Microsoft today issued its July security update, which includes five bug fixes for remote execution vulnerabilities as well as a patch for the firewall in Windows Vista.

Update: New DSL service from Earthlink does not require extra phone service

Earthlink today launched its “Freestanding DSL” service, which the company says does not require customers to sign up for separate local telephone service from their phone company.

Dresden unveils 3D map for Google Earth

Following Berlin, Dresden is the second German city to release a complex map of the city for Google Earth. The map is available free of charge and shows imagery of more than 150,000 buildings, city representatives said.>> In pictures: Dresden in 3D  

Campgrounds going Wi-Fi

You might want to bring a laptop to your next camping trip because more camp sites are adding wi-fi to attract customers.

iPhone Nano on the way – analyst

Apple will release a Nano-sized version of the iPhone in the fourth quarter, according to a new report issued by Kevin Chang of JP Morgan.

Microsoft convinces TurboLinux to join Open XML-ODF translator project

Microsoft robotics software adds support for Win CE, Ageia PhysX

Scammers testing out stolen credit cards with charities

Credit card thieves are increasingly donating to charities with stolen credit card numbers.

New worm takes aim at Harry Potter

Malicious code writers are getting more clever every day, with a new worm marking its individuality by infecting computers with the message "Harry Potter is dead".

SiS 680-series chipsets aim for Q4 07

Acer begins testing water for Gemstone-design consumer notebooks in the US

Transmeta gets a much needed cash infusion from AMD

Transmeta gets some financial breathing room thanks to a $7.5 million investment from AMD, which boosted the company’s stock by more than 30% today.

RIM preps Wi-Fi Blackberry

Research in Motion (RIM) today received approval from FCC for a new device the company calls a “handheld organizer and cellular phone with Wi-Fi” capability. Details about the device with the model number RBG41W were withheld, but sketches published on the FCC website reveal that RIM will introduce the Wi-Fi feature in a new version of the Blackberry 8800 series. RIM declined declined to comment on a possible release date of the phone.

AMD feels “confident” about Barcelona performance estimates

Chicago (IL) – Two Barcelona benchmark charts published on AMD’s website caused quite a stir yesterday: Intel wasn’t happy about outdated performance numbers causing AMD to remove the charts.  

Youtube, SKorea's LG agree to develop mobile phone

Intel begins shipping entry-level P31 and G31 chipsets to motherboard makers

Intel phasing out Dempsey and Paxville MP server processors

Six updates ready for Microsoft security bulletin

Microsoft announced its advanced notification for this month's security update, listing three critical updates and six patches in total.

Nokia and Motorola say fake batteries could explode

Nokia and Motorola are telling Chinese government officials that fake mobile phone batteries could explode.

4-year-old does denial of service against 911

A four-year-old girl is in big trouble after calling 911 hundreds of times on a mobile phone.