Microsoft Settles on "Windows 7" For Official Name of Next OS

Here we were, thinking Windows 7 » 10/13/08 6:27pm 10/13/08 6:27pm was simply a codename (and a fairly boring one at that—where's ? ?). Now, on the official , MS has came out and declared "Windows 7" the official name of Vista's successor, dev-only pre-betas of which will be released at the upcoming WinHEC and PDC developer conferences over the next…

Dispute Over Model Train Control Software Just Became a Landmark…

Robert Jacobsen wrote a nice piece of software for everyone with a Lionel set in their garage and released it under an open-source license. Fine and dandy. But after a company jacked his code and released it as a commercial product, Jacobsen understandably got a little pissed and sued. After God knows how many… » 8/14/08 8:56am 8/14/08 8:56am

Resistance Isn't Futile: Explosive Edible Flour, Cigarette Guns and…

To kick off our CIA gadget series, I'm starting with something from the beginning, well, before the beginning: covert weaponry sent to resistance fighters behind enemy lines during WWII. They thought of all kinds of disruptive technologies, including exploding edible flour, cigarette-shaped single-use guns and other… » 5/21/08 2:20pm 5/21/08 2:20pm