Source: CNet News
CEO Steve Ballmer said Microsoft may pull its Xbox game console from the Australian market because of a court decision that legitimizes "mod chips" for hackers, an Australian newspaper reported.
Mod chips are gray-market add-ons that, once soldered to a console's main circuit board, defeat security systems and enable the machine to run legally and illegally copied discs, import games and homemade software.
Microsoft Corp. said on Tuesday it started preliminary testing of the next version of its Office productivity software, as the world's largest software maker prepares its products for Web-enabled services.
Source: ZDNET U.K.
UK mobile phone operator Orange and hardware maker Sendo unveil the first two handsets to use Microsoft's smartphone software
Mobile phone network operator Orange and equipment maker Sendo have announced the first mobile phones featuring Microsoft's software, Windows Powered Smartphone 2002, at separate events in London.
Microsoft only announced Palladium -- its initiative to build anti-copying technology into the hardware and operating system of a PC -- a few months ago. It's already causing a great deal of consternation among cypherpunks and hackers.