Thursday, May 26, 2005


Review: Ergonomic Keyboards Ease Strain (AP)
AP - A decade ago, there was much talk about keyboards causing repetitive motion injuries. Attention was focused on ergonomics and leading manufacturers including Microsoft introduced special curved and split keyboards.

Singapore leasing firm buys 20 Boeing 737s in billion-dollar deal (AFP)
AFP - Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise (SALE) has bought 20 Boeing 737s with a list price of 1.1 billion US dollars in the biggest deal of its type since the September 11, 2001, attacks.

CIA Overseeing 3-Day War Game on Internet (AP)
AP - The CIA is conducting a secretive war game, dubbed"Silent Horizon,"this week to practice defending against an electronic assault on the same scale as the Sept. 11 terrorism attacks.

Vendor Support Key To Big-Business Adoption Of Open Source (TechWeb)
TechWeb - At LinuxWorld, Cendant, Citigroup, and E-Trade talk about what swayed them to open source, and what it'll take for them to expand its use.

Friendster Taps CEO Amid Market Challenges (AP)
AP - Friendster Inc., one of the biggest startups in the"social networking"niche, appointed a new chief executive Wednesday, hoping to make the company profitable and revive its status as a trendsetting Internet destination.

EchoStar To Roll Out Portable DVR Device (Investor's Business Daily)
Investor's Business Daily - Satellite TV broadcaster EchoStar is about to find out whether portable video players will strike consumers'fancy as much as Apple Computer's iPod.

Feds Shut Web Site in Piracy Crackdown (AP)
AP - Federal raiders. Internet pirates. Intergalactic screen adventures. The government announced a crackdown Wednesday on the theft of movies and other copyright materials that has the elements of a film plot.

Novell reports loss, shares slip (Reuters)
Reuters - Novell Inc. on Wednesdayposted a quarterly loss on restructuring charges, while revenuerose slightly from a year earlier, but shares in the softwarecompany dropped after both fell short of expectations.

AAA members can look for cheap gasoline on the Web (Reuters)
Reuters - U.S. drivers will have another toolavailable in their pursuit of low-priced gasoline this MemorialDay weekend when AAA members on Thursday gain access via AAAclub Web sites to retail prices at individual service stations.