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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Microsoft expands Windows Genuine Advantage program

Microsoft is expanding the Windows Genuine Advantage program in the United States to help customers who unknowingly purchased counterfeit versions of Windows XP Professional. The company recommends that these customers first seek remedy from whomever sold them the product. If that fails, Microsoft will offer those who qualify a complimentary genuine copy of Windows XP …more

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Apple shatters Windows with Tiger

Mac OS X 10.1 actually made Mac OS X usable. 10.2 sort of wiped away all of the lingering bad ideas from 10.1, and 10.3 was the first release to score highly in both the compulsory and the freestyle portions of the competition. But with 10.4 — called Tiger — Apple’s acting like a bunch …more

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As cell phones bulk up, how much is too much?

Even when it’s turned off, the cool cell phone of the moment–the slender, silver Moto Razr by Motorola–makes a statement: It knows what it is. The Razr has a collection of nice features, like a sizable screen, a decent camera, good battery life and Bluetooth for cordlessly communicating with a personal computer or a headset. …more

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How To Stop The Sober Worm

Whoever wrote the Sober.P worm is persistent. The worm, which raced around the Internet this week, is the 18th version of a worm that first made it appearance two years ago. This one first surfaced in Western Europe on Monday and began to infect computers, but it fizzled out when it crossed the ocean and …more

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Sprint and Intel Join Forces On WiMAX

Sprint and Intel will join forces in their efforts to advance the development of WiMAX technology, an IEEE standard for offering wireless broadband over metropolitan sized areas. The agreement between the two companies calls for collaboration on technical specifications, equipment trials and interoperability testing with the goal of examining possible next-generation wide-area broadband devices and …more

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Yahoo Stokes Search Engine Rivalry By Propelling Video Search

Yahoo’s engine searches both the Web and the content of its media partners and those companies that distribute video via Media Really Simple Syndication, a self-publishing specification that enables publishers to distribute audio and video to Web-content aggregators. InformationWeek

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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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