Google Sends Lobbyists to Washington

With Congress rewriting telecommunications laws, Google faces ever-mounting challenges on the privacy front and is sending lobbyists to Washington to fight their case. “It is quite clear that there are enough issues in the policy space that impact our users and our company that we need to have a full-time presence in Washington,” says Google …more

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Internet traffic disrupted as providers feud

The next Internet price war has begun and it’s all behind the scenes. Cogent and Level 3 handed off traffic from one network to each other free of charge, until Level 3 said that it was handling too much Cogent traffic. Yesterday Level 3 pulled the plug on Cogent and has increased their pricing based …more

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America Online Buys Engadget Tech Blog

One of the original gadget and tech blogs has been sold in a recent deal with Ameria Online and Weblogs.com. Say goodbye to the old original Engadget and welcome the new AOL run site. America Online will inherit Engadget, Autoblog and other popular Web journals as part of a $25 million deal announced Thursday that …more

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Fourth Generation (4G) wireless access technology discussed

Experts are talking about 4G-based services more often these days, but don’t get your hopes up too quickly as it is not expected to become reality before 2010. Reading about 100 megabit per second downloads is good news though. Fourth generation (4G) refers to a next-generation wireless access technology that promises an ultra high-speed mobile …more

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T-K Worm Creators Jailed For Hacking

The hackers that created the T-K Worm back in 2001-2003 have been jailed for their coding efforts. They got off lightly if you ask me as they only servered three to six months in jail. Andrew Harvey, 24, of Sherburn Village, Co Durham, was jailed for three months, and Jordan Bradley, 22, of Darlington, was …more

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VeriSign snags Weblogs.com for $2.3 Million

Internet domain registrar VeriSign acquires Weblogs.com and its “ping” service in a $2.3 million cash deal. Before I read this article I didn’t know that Weblogs.com does 6,000 updates everyfive minutes. Pretty impressive if you ask me. With the acquisition from Scripting News, VeriSign said Friday that it is seeking a slice of the rapidly …more

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ECS and Tatung in strategic alliance

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) and Tatung have reached a deal in which the motherboard maker will issue new shares in exchange for the Taiwan electronics player?s desktop PC department. The deal will take effect on January 1, 2006, after which ECS?s revenues will be included as part of Tatung?s consolidated revenues. With Tatung?s and ECS?s …more

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ATI RADEON X1800 XL Available For Pre-Order

It looks like a few online retailers have put up ATI Radeon X1800 XL’s on their sites for pre-ordering sales. Our friends over at Monarch Computer Systems have placed it on their site for $430 plus shipping costs. This card is labeled as the ATI Radeon X1800 XL 256MB GDDR3/PCI-E/AVIVO/Dual-DVI (Retail Box) version with a …more

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IRobot’s Battlefield robot can detect military snipers

IRobot Corp.’s joint project with Boston University’s Photonics Center could protect soldiers by helping them quickly locate snipers and either steer clear of them or fire back. Sounds like the robot works as it was found to be 94 percent effective in first firing range tests In field tests last month at a firing range, …more

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AMD Is The Official Technology Partner of NASCAR!

Are you one of the millions of NASCAR fans around the world? If you answered yes then you would be happy to know that AMD is now the official technology partner of NASCAR. AMD today announced it will become the Official Technology Partner of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR), the …more

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ATI Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2005 Results

ATI Technologies Inc. today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended August 31, 2005. These results are in line with the preliminary results announced on August 29, 2005. Shares of ATI (ATYT) are trading up $0.93 (7.01%) per share at the noon trading hour. Revenues for the fourth quarter were $470 …more

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Windows XP SP3 Preview Surfaces Online

Does the Windows “Validation” software drive anyone else nuts? Anyway, heres hoping SP3 with actually IMPROVE the performance of Windows XP. Though Microsoft still won’t confirm that it will release a third service pack for its Windows XP operating system, a preview version of the software update has been made available on the Web. Info …more

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For Dell, will luxury PCs boost profits?

Dell has actually had some pretty decent deals lately. On the other hand, I will never buy another Dell product again, as they have without a doubt the worst customer service I have ever seen. Then again, can you put Intel and performance PC in the same sentence? Dell, the low-cost king, may be trying …more

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PlayStation loses chipping case

As most people already know that the Sony PlayStation can be modified to allow imported games to be played. In the UK this is has being ruled as illegal. In Australia Sony have lost their battle to ban “chipping” or modifying of the PlayStation to allow imported games to be played. More details can be …more

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