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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Soccer fans beware: Virus a click away

Soccer fans, before you click that mouse and run screaming GOAL!, read this article in the Legit Review Forum.  Not to worry, clicking the link below is quite safe. Promise free stuff and they will click. Around the world, and especially in Europe, soccer fans are falling for an e-mail promise of free tickets to the 2006 …more

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Intel’s Dual-Core Chip Aces First Test

Intel’s first dual-core desktop processors are ready to ship, and our tests show they’ll deliver some real benefit when you run software on them that’s designed to take advantage of the two cores, or when you’re performing multiple tasks simultaneously–running a virus check while surfing the Web, for instance. PC World

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SANS Updates Critical Internet Vulnerabilities List

What is the most striking part of the SANS update is that the top vulnerabilities identified include, in addition to the commonly targeted Microsoft software, security software from major antivirus companies and media-player software from companies like Apple and Real Networks. NewsFactor Technology News

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Next-Generation Xbox to Be Media Hub

Microsoft Corp.’s next-generation Xbox gaming console will be more of a digital entertainment hub than its predecessor, making it even more of a PC hybrid than ever, Bill Gates told a meeting of business journalists on Monday. The console, code-named Xenon, is due to be previewed in an MTV half-hour special later this month. The …more

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Spotlight on Spotlight

Spotlight in a Nutshell — Spotlight’s approach is simple: everything is indexed quickly and efficiently in an ongoing manner. Install Tiger and reboot, and the first thing the operating system does is index your hard disk. In multiple test installations, I didn’t even notice the indexing taking place, although some users report 50 percent of …more

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Apple tries to recover in the classroom

Apple Computer announced on Monday that it will sell as many as 63,000 iBook computers to a Georgia school district in one of the company’s largest education deals ever. The sale is part of a new program, which, as previously reported, will provide 17,000 iBook G4 laptops this fall to all teachers in the Cobb …more

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Limelight Networks Chosen to Deliver Xbox Live

Limelight Networks today announced it has been selected by Microsoft as the Content Delivery Network for Microsoft’s Xbox&153; Live, the online gaming service for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. With full implementation of Xbox Live on Limelight Networks’ powerful delivery network, the synergy of Xbox Live and the Limelight Networks platform will provide …more

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Macromedia Extends Breeze 5 with VoIP

Macromedia has cast its Breeze 5 Web communications and collaboration software into the marketplace. Notably, Breeze 5 now has voice over IP (VoIP) Internet telephony on top of its existing on-demand-video and real-time conferencing capabilities. The upgrade arrives just as rival Microsoft debuts Service Pack 1 for Live Communication Server (LCS) 2005. Unlike Microsoft’s LCS, …more

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In-Stat Analyzes Carrier Movement to VoIP

In-Stat, a high-tech market research firm, predicts that the migration of the international telecommunications industry to VoIP will reach its peak in the 2010-2014 time frame. The firm says that consumers and small businesses will ramp-up to VoIP over the next four years, with incumbent carriers lagging about five years behind. Communications Convergence

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Firefox Frenzy

As new web browser gains in popularity, retailers need to re-assess their site design Until recently, it seemed a safe assumption that most end- users would access web shopping sites using Microsoft Internet Explorer indefinitely. Depending on who was counting, more than 90% of hits were from Internet Explorer. The exceptions were typically anti-Microsoft zealots …more

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How “search” is redefining the Web ? and our lives

Is the search feature really becoming the new “fabric of our lives?”  Well, it’s certainly easy to imagine such a thing in this information driven age.  Certainly, the fierce competition and emerging innovations characterizing the world of the search engine today, says  a resounding Yes!  Great article.  When search engines can change the lives of pastry chefs, …more

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