PDA sales on the rise

The first quarter of 2005 has seen healthy growth in shipments of personal digital assistants, fueled by the rising popularity of high-end wireless gadgets, according to market researcher Gartner. ZDNet

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Next-gen Xbox to be unveiled at E3 show

Xenon, Xbox2, NextBox, call it what you will – Bill Gates says Microsoft’s new gaming console will be unveiled later this month. After all the jostling to be first into the next-gen console market, it seems Microsoft has successfully stolen a march on the imminent PlayStation 3. The new version of Microsoft’s gaming console will …more

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Mobile-Phone Worm Hits 20th Country

A worm that has been infecting mobile phones as it slowly spreads around the world has reached its 20th country, a security firm said Tuesday. Cabir, which was first reported in the wild in the Philippines in August 2004, was recently sighted in Luxembourg, Finland-based F-Secure said. The latest reported brings to 20 the total …more

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Microsoft recruits bloggers to preview Longhorn

Revving its Longhorn marketing engine, Microsoft Corp. is forming a team of bloggers who will get early access to prereleases of the operating system and will be asked to review the Windows XP successor. Microsoft Longhorn evangelist and blogger Robert Scoble on Sunday started soliciting nominations for “Team 99″ on Microsoft’s Channel 9 Web sitefor …more

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Sony Burns Up The DVD Burner Market

Sony added two new DVD burners to its offering in the 800 series. The internal DRU-800A and the external DRX-800UL burners support 4X DVD R Dual Layering technology and can burn roughly 8.5 gigs of video, audio or data onto a single DVD-R-UL. This will get you 4 hours of video. WebProNews.com

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Apple Releases Panther Security Update

The Panther security update includes fixes for Apache buffer overflow problems, AppKit issues with TIFF images, AppleScript, Bluetooth security issues, Finder, Help Viewer, LDAP, libXpm, lukemftpd, NetInfo (Server only), Server Admin (Server only), Terminal, VPN, and X11. TechNewsWorld

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64-Bit Windows XP On AMD’s New X2: How Fast?

The performance benefits of dual-core AMD processors over single-core processors will be obvious to end users, and the company has unreleased benchmarks to prove it, De Onis says. Those benchmarks, however, were completed running the 32-bit version of Microsoft?s Windows XP SP2 operating system, not the new 64-bit Windows XP x64 operating system that was …more

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Microsoft readies industry for switch to 64-bit systems

While 64-bit-enabled hardware and software have been around for some time, the real transition for the majority of the world’s computer systems will only occur when Microsoft is ready. Microsoft started the process in earnest last week by announcing 64-bit editions of Windows Server 2003 and XP operating system software at WinHEC, its annual hardware …more

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Hackers finding new ways to compromise PCs

The online criminals turned their attention to flaws in antivirus software and media players like Apple Computer’s iTunes according to the Sans Institute. The new vulnerabilities are being exploited because more Windows users are receiving security upgrades automatically. This has forced hackers to take advantage of other software programs that might not be patched as …more

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Bluetooth to evolve via UWB

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group – the body that controls the wireless connectivity standard – has formally chosen ultrawideband as the foundation for future versions of the technology. It comes as no great surprise. Over a year ago, at Intel Developer Forum, it was made clear that Bluetooth would ultimately establish itself as yet another …more

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9th Annual Webby Awards(R) Unveil Best Sites Of The Year; Former Vice President Al Gore, Webby Winne

The winners of The 9th Annual Webby Awards will be saluted alongside former Vice President Al Gore at the internet honors’ ceremony in New York City on June 6th, the International Academy of igital Arts & Sciences announced today. Winners of The Webby Awards, selected by the Academy, were revealed today in over 60 categories …more

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Microsoft’s Metro Technology Has Adobe Acrobat in the Crosshairs

Dubbed “Metro,” the new Microsoft technology would give the next Windows version a built-in method to let people accurately view and print graphical documents even without the application that created the original file. That’s also the basic idea behind the Adobe technologies. Sci-Tech Today

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Dangers Lurk Along Windows’ 64-Bit Upgrade Path

Microsoft Corp. is encouraging PC owners to make the move to 64-bit software with a cut-price upgrade offer for its Windows XP Professional Edition x64 operating system, which came out last week. But there’s a catch. Those who take advantage of the $12 upgrade and move from the 32-bit version of Windows XP Professional that …more

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New chips offer speed without the heat

The next time you shop for a computer, there’s a good chance the salesman will try to sell you two. He’ll have no choice. The next generation of chips from Intel Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. actually contain two processors on a single slab. They’re called dual-core chips, and they’re a clever solution to …more

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