Microsoft has made available a "Community Technology Preview" of Longhorn's Avalon (works in XP and 2003).

A company called Streamload is offering consumers a free 10 gigabyte online storage locker for multimedia files, potentially raising the stakes for larger companies such as Yahoo and America Online.

Intel Chips Cache In - Web site reveals future plans for Xeon, Pentium 4 processors.

Microsoft's MSN is slowly turning up the dial on its Web search beta, sending more and more visitors home-baked results over results from partner Yahoo.

PCI Express boards are hard to build - hence the lack of options in the market.