DST issue reappears on IT radar; How Gateway tech support tortured an editor

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ISSUE REAPPEARS ON IT RADAR

The Daylight Savings Time scramble of last spring may be in need of a cleanup this fall for companies that spent the summer rolling out new servers, desktops and time-sensitive applications.

HOW GATEWAY'S TECH SUPPORT TORTURED AN EDITOR

Tech editor documents nightmarish tech support from Gateway.

BOOZE, BOMBS AND WIRELESS NETWORKING PROVE A GOOD FIT

Wireless network proves boon to U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

BARRACUDA ANNOUNCES PURCHASE OF NETCONTINUUM

Security appliance maker Barracuda buys NetContinuum, looking to bolster Web application protection.

MICROSOFT LOSES APPEAL AGAINST EU ANTITRUST RULING

Microsoft failed Monday in its bid to overturn a European Commission antitrust ruling against it, when the European Union's second-highest court dismissed the company's appeal and ordered it to pay the bulk of the Commission's legal expenses.

MCAFEE LOOKS TO EASE SECURITY MANAGEMENT

McAfee ships updated security management console and unveils Security Innovation Alliance program with SDK and APIs to integrate third-party products under ePO.

KERBEROS GETS SECOND WIND

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology next week is throwing a 20th birthday party for the Kerberos authentication system and the big present is a new consortium devoted to keeping the security system going well into the future.

4 NEW EMC OFFERINGS AIM TO EASE IT SERVICE MANAGEMENT

EMC on Monday was to unveil a slew of products that the company says will help enterprise IT managers analyze compliance, IPv6 networks, automate IT processes and generate performance reports.

DEFENSES AGAINST DDOS STRENGTHENING: SURVEY

While most networks are adept at repelling small distributed denial-of-service attacks, few are prepared for large-scale botnet attacks attacks that employ tens of thousands of zombie hosts, says a new report by Arbor Networks.

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BLOGS

TODAY AT CISCO SUBNETthe results? Following Cisco's launch of an access point based on draft 802.11n, Aruba is preparing to launch its own in November. Brad Reese asks: Are there reliable, cost-efficient alternatives to great Cisco products? Cisco trainer Wendell Odom finishes his series on tips for answering Cisco exam questions with speed. Jamey Heary finds an innovative way to do e-mail encryption.

Meru outperforms Cisco in a Tolly wireless LAN test - the test was commission by Meru. Are we surprised by

TODAY ON MICROSOFT SUBNETforces MSN Messenger users to upgrade to Windows Live Messenger. Microsoft loses EU antitrust appeal; owes $613 million. Tour Bill Gates’ 66,000-square-foot estate.

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BUZZBLOG: 'TIRE CRUMBS' UNDER FAKE GRASS CAUSE REAL FEARS

Researchers say they have more than ample reason to conduct further studies into artificial turf technology that relies on rubber beads from old tires to provide cushioning. It seems the rubber gives off noxious fumes.

TODAY ON LAYER 8, WHERE WE KNOW WE'D NEVER INTENTIONALLY JUMP OUT OF AN AIRPLANE, EVEN IF WE HAD WINGS LIKE THIS:

This one is straight out of a James Bond movie or Batman script. German researchers this week showed off their Gryphon personal strap-on jet wing that lets the pilot scream through the air at about 135 MPH. The Gryphon features a six-foot wing and handheld rotary controls for the rudder.

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