FCC Anti-Piracy Play Rejected

“Television audiences, whether they subscribe to cable or satellite service or not, are benefiting from the higher quality picture of digital programming,” said MPAA President Dan Glickman. “If the broadcast flag cannot be used, program providers will have to weigh whether the risk of theft is too great over free, off-air broadcasting.” TechNewsWorld

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‘Extremely Critical’ Bugs Found In Firefox

A pair of unpatched vulnerabilities in Mozilla’s Firefox Web browser — rated as “extremely critical” by one security firm — could allow an attacker to take control of a PC simply by getting a user to visit a malicious Web site, Mozilla said Sunday. Because proof-of-concept code has been leaked — as were the vulnerabilities …more

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Google Knocked Offline Saturday, But Not A Hack

Google was off-line for a short time Saturday evening due to an undisclosed DNS problem. The search service was unavailable from 6:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EDT, Saturday, May 7, Google acknowledged. Some users were unable to reach google.com for longer periods as individual DNS servers took different amounts of time to update once Google …more

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PalmOne Confirms New Type Of Mobile Device In Works

PalmOne Confirms New Type Of Mobile Device In Works

Will this new Mobile Manager help PalmOne recover their waning market shares in the PDA marketplace?  I for one would like to see them offer some choices in the operating systems they offer on their devices. Within days of the accidental posting on Amazon.com of its forthcoming LifeDrive Mobile Manager, palmOne Monday issued a press release acknowledging it is …more

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AMD Dual-Core Chip faster & better than Pentium EE840

Advanced Micro Devices have succeeded in beating rival Intel once again. Their Dual-Core desktop processor was tested and compared to Intel?s dual-core Pentium Extreme Edition. It was found superior to the latter in many ways, or nearly ?across the board? as the company said. Essentially, dual-core chips are like having two CPUs built in one. …more

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Motorola Debuts First Ever Nano Emissive Flat Screen Display Prototype

Building Upon Carbon Nanotube Technology, Motorola Prepares to Revolutionize the Flat Panel Display Industry. Motorola Labs today unveiled a working 5-inch color video display prototype based on proprietary Carbon Nanotube (CNT) technology ? a breakthrough technique that could create large, flat panel displays with superior quality, longer lifetimes and lower costs than current offerings. Optimized …more

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U.K.: Open source could halve school IT bills

The Information and Communication Technology agency’s research, carried out by the British Educational Communications and Technology Association (BECTA), concluded that primary schools could cut computer costs by nearly half if they stop buying, operating and supporting products from software companies such as Microsoft, according to the London Times. ZDNet

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Qualcomm Throws Support to Linux

At long last, Qualcomm < ?XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = QUOTE />is supporting Linux on its chip solutions. This marks the first time the company has ever supported a third-party OS. Integrated single-chip Linux support on Qualcomm’s Mobile Station Modem (MSM) 6550, according to the company, improves the efficiency of running Linux on a cell phone, becuase …more

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Antipiracy Rule for Broadcasts Is Struck Down

A federal appeals court handed a major setback to Hollywood and the television networks on Friday when it struck down an antipiracy regulation requiring computer and television makers to use new technology that would make it difficult for consumers to copy and distribute digital programs. New York Times Technology News

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Asetek VapoChill Lightspeed AC

The legendary OCTools, infamous for their submersive cooling methods and crazy LN2 and Flourinert overclocking. They took a look at the Vapochill Lightspeed AC, a nice, compact phase change system that matches your Lian Li! Take a look. For those who can afford it, the asetek VapoChill LightSpeed is the ultimate choice! It is the …more

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UTT Memory IC’s Explained @ Legit Reviews

In recent weeks it seems that every hardware enthusiast has been asking about UTT based memory modules. Everyone that brings up UTT memory modules such as OCZ’s VX Memory thinks these are new and super fast IC’s that just hit the market. These “new” IC’s are based off the old Winbond die revisions, and the …more

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Young Tiger Shows Strength But Has Room to Grow

Of all the new features, the new OS-level search tool called Spotlight is getting the most attention. It’s fast and flexible–and its smart searches make keeping track of files much easier, because you can set up and save searches based on criteria such as keyword, file type, and date created. Your saved search becomes a …more

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Microsoft shares spare technology

It wants investors in small, young firms to take advantage of 20 technologies which have not yet been let loose on the technology market. Developments which are going to be made available include face detection and tracking software and a natural language-processing technology. Research costs billions, but many good ideas fail to make it into …more

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Latest Google service ruffles feathers

Google Web Accelerator, released yesterday, is a free browser plug-in that speeds up web surfing by routing all web page requests through Google servers and by caching web pages in desktops before they have even been requested. The software is designed to make web browsing faster, using an interesting combination of a few old tricks …more

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