New discoveries in VoIP tapping research

Federal police can stop fretting about criminals using VoIP to mask their communications with proxy services as new tapping methods of VoIP are coming to light. (Proxy services are offered by FindNot.com, Proxify.us and Anonymizer.com) George Mason University researchers claim they have found a new way to trace Net-phone calls and would like to receive …more

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Macromedia Flash Pro 8 software to be released next month

Macromedia Flash Professional 8 software is expected to begin shipping sometime next month according to sources inside Macromedia. The Flash authoring software will cost $699 for a full commercial license and $299 for an upgrade. A basic version, meant for simple-motion graphics and animation, will cost $399. Macromedia’s new Flash video encoder will deliver some …more

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Google Sued Over Claims of Excess Advertising Fees

Google is now being sued over accusations that it overcharged advertisers who use the Web search giant’s paid search advertising program. Shares of Google (GOOG) are down $1.53 for the day as a result of the news. Shares of Google had a record close of $313.94 on July 21 and is currently trading today at …more

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Microsoft settles case with spammer Scott Richter

Microsoft has settled a case with the “Spam King” and will take a nice lump sum of $7 million from Scott Richter and his company.  It just goes to show how many millions of dollars can be generated from spam e-mails and the scams that they promote.  While $7 million seems like a ton of …more

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Korea: Man dies after 50 hours of online gaming

Remember when your mom told you that video games won’t pay the bill and told you should go  finish school work? They were dead wrong on that one, but if your parents told you that video games will kill you they were not too far off. A 28-year old man in Seoul passed away due to …more

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CPU-Z 1.30 released

CPUID.COM has released the newest CPU-Z, 1.30. Those of you who need the latest and greatest can find it here. Some of the issues fixed: Latest Sempron and Turion support improved. Intel Xeon Potomac, Pentium M 780 support. New Windows versions added. Support for SMBus on latest SiS bridges (964, 965, 966) and ULi bridges. …more

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AMD FX-57 and AMD X2 4800+

Hardware XL took a look at both the FX-57 and the X2 4800+ the past week, and I must say, they are some smokin’ technology.  Take a look at those reviews as well as other ones listed in the forums. Last week I had a look at two new processors from the AMD stable, The …more

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Peter Jennings dies of lung cancer at 67 years young

Longtime ABC “World News Tonight” anchor Peter Jennings lost his battle with lung cancer today at just 67 years old. Many Americans under 35 grew up watching Peter Jennings on television and have fond memories of one of the best TV anchors of our time. Our best wishes go out to his friends and family. …more

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NTL more than doubles broadband speeds

Over in the UK leading broadband provider NTL has increased the basic speeds of its broadband service from an entry level of 3Mbps to 10Mbps at NO additional cost! Cross your fingers and hope that providers in the United States follow NTL’s lead and up service levels. Subscribers will get a standard minimum 10Mbps connection …more

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Longer daylight saving time could mean tech trouble

Did you get worried with all the year 2000 hype?  Good thing you bought that bomb shelter since Mini-Y2K is coming up in 2007. When daylight-saving time starts earlier than usual in the United States come 2007, your electronic devices are not going to know the change is going to take place. Already dubbed mini-Y2K, the …more

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Logitech Harmony 880 Advanced Universal Remote

Cooltechzone took a look at one of Logitech’s Universal Remotes.  I do have to say, it looks very nice, and I’m sure it’s functional too, now all I have to do is justify spending the money on more things to use one on… Now that you?ve set up your new entertainment system, you know what?s …more

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U.S. racing to help Russians trapped in sub

The U.S. Navy says it is sending a crew to Russia’s Pacific Coast to rescue seven Russian sailors trapped in an AS-28 mini-submarine. The sailors cannot swim to the surface nor can divers reach the vessel because it is too deep at 190 meters (623 feet) below the surface, according to Russian Navy spokesman Capt. …more

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A-Data launches 4GB 200x MMCplus card

Following its recent announcement of a 4GB 150x (22.5MB/sec; 1x = 150KB/s) SD card, A-Data Technology has just unveiled another high-end flash-memory product, a 200x 4GB MMCplus card. Some really fast SD memory cards are coming onto the market right now.  All that we need is consumer products and card readers that take advantage of …more

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Gigabyte Aurora Chassis and Watercooling Kit

Gigabyte jumps into the case market it seems, and Bit-tech has a review of their classy looking Aurora Chassis and a watercooling kit from them.  Looks like the case is a great addition to the Gigabyte lineup, but the watercooling kit is a little lacking.  Check out the review for yourself. On the bit-tech test …more

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