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Week in pictures: Extreme makeovers

roundup Microsoft spruces up Office 12, while Dell's DJ Ditty takes aim at Apple's iPod Shuffle. Also: Hurricane Rita, a photo neutralizer and Demofall's big ideas.

Microsoft spruces up Office 12, while Dell's DJ Ditty takes aim at Apple's iPod Shuffle. Also: Hurricane Rita, a photo neutralizer and Demofall's big ideas.

Office 12's makeover

Microsoft's revamp could alert people to overlooked features but risks alienating longtime users.
September 20, 2005

DJ Ditty

DJ Ditty steps onto the dance floor with the skinny iPod, promising 240 songs in a $99 package.
September 19, 2005

Rita

National Weather Service gives dire warning about Hurricane Rita with its sustained winds of 165 mph.
September 22, 2005

Snapshot blocker

Photo-blocking system from Georgia Tech could put the digital paparazzi out of business.
September 19, 2005

DEMOfall 2005

Demofall lets people learn about scores of companies' products and services in a very short period of time.
September 20, 2005

Return to the moon

Plans are being made to send astronauts back to the moon. But they'll take a different route.
September 20, 2005

Model 2652

Cell phone giant unveils a model meant for places where affordability is a key consideration.
September 21, 2005

Thin is in

The company says its newest handset is less than a half-inch thick when folded.
September 21, 2005

Charles Phillips

Exec outlines plan for melding company's own applications with those picked up via acquisitions.
September 19, 2005

Scott McNealy

Sun CEO Scott McNealy gets stage time at Oracle OpenWorld, showing off six key initiatives.
September 20, 2005

Opera

The latest free version of Opera Software's namesake browser will be available without an advertising banner.
September 20, 2005

Humdinger of a Hummer

It isn't the sportiest design, but the Ultra Armored Patrol Vehicle aims to be both fast and strong.
September 19, 2005