Hacking For Good = Getting Paid Legally

Hackers who seek out loopholes in popular programs could soon get cash rewards for their finds. Those who top the scheme’s rewards system could be earning $50,000 a year from their bug hunting. While $50,000 will not make you rich it is plenty of cash for the vast majority of hackers who are under 21! Only …more

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Vista software Flaming Hot Over Windows Vista

By naming the next version of Windows “Vista,” Microsoft may have stepped on the toes of another software company just down the road in Redmond. That would be Vista, a business software and services company founded in 1999 by John Wall. He was not amused when Microsoft announced its choice yesterday, setting the stage for …more

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“East Fork” Platform to get Intel Pentium D9 support, with ICH7-DH southbridge

Some more info was published today on Intel’s famed “East Fork” desktop platform.  This would of course be the Yonah Pentium M processors platform that is designed for desktop PCs, Intel?s digital home strategy, and not the mobile crowd.  Nothing like having a dual-core Pentium D9 series processor, which is based off good old time proven Pentium 3 designs. For the …more

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Korea To Offer Free Nationwide Mobile Broadcasting in 2006

Free broadcasting services to handheld devices like cell phones may be offered across the country next year after testing later this year in Seoul and the surrounding Kyonggi Province. Now if we can only get something like that going in major US cities!  America was first to embrace cell phones, but are slow to move …more

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New York City Sues Nextel, Sprint, T-Mobile Over Ads

City officials claim that wireless operators make misleading pricing promises in their ads. Deceptive advertising has been something everyone has become used to with cell phones, but at least New York is trying to clean up the system a bit. New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Thursday said it is suing Nextel, Sprint …more

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Mozilla Firefox 2.0/3.0 Roadmap Published

Ben Goodger over at Firefox has posted up a nice little roadmap of Firefox’s past and future releases.  If you are a Mozilla fan go check it out and see how the progress is going! We are planning for a Firefox 2.0 and 3.0, but will divide the planned work over (at this point) three …more

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Microsoft unveils Windows Vista (No Longer Longhorn)

Mirosoft announced Friday that it will call its next-generation operating system “Windows Vista.” The much-anticipated operating system had formerly been code-named “Longhorn.” Microsoft also unveiled the Windows Vista Web site and said the first beta testing of the system, which will be targeted at developers and IT professionals, will be available by August 3, 2005. …more

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ATI CrossFire to support Intel 955X chipsets

ATI Technologies has released CrossFire-compatible dual graphics card drivers to support Intel 955X chipsets, according to sources at motherboard makers. Products supporting ATI?s dual-card graphics solution, including motherboards with CrossFire-enabled 955X chipsets, are scheduled to hit the market in August, noted the makers. First-tier motherboard makers Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology, as well as Intel, …more

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Gateway Stops Selling Plasma & LCD TV’s

The computer maker Gateway confirmed Thursday that it is exiting the business that it entered with much fanfare in late 2002. At the time, Gateway snagged plenty of headlines and attention from rivals when it started selling a plasma TV for $3,000–thousands less than many competitors were charging. The company later added LCD models. Gateway’s merger with …more

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Rockstar’s Sex scenes force ‘Grand Theft’ re-rating

Bad news for the gaming industry as Take Two Interactive admitted to putting the sex scenes into GTA: San Andreas and the video game industry has changed the rating from Mature to Adult Only.  Shares of Take-Two rose 12 cents to close at $27.07 on the Nasdaq, but later dropped $3.07, or 11.3 percent, in …more

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Microsoft to Buy E-mail Security Provider FrontBridge

Microsoft is buying FrontBridge Technologies, its second acquisition this year of an e-mail anti-virus protection provider. FrontBridge provides an outsourcing service that allows companies to have their e-mail and instant messaging scanned before it reaches internal corporate networks. FrontBridge’s subscription service also allows companies to back up their messages and comply with regulations. Eweek.com

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Super-speed broadband seen coming in 2006

Broadband Internet access via TV cables can reach 100 Megabits per second as early as next year, 50 times faster than the average broadband speeds now offered to cable TV homes, a Finnish firm said on Wednesday.  It is looking like broadband is getting faster, but so are the needs of consumers.  Teleste, whose rivals …more

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Buggy FireFox 1.0.5 Prompts Release of FireFox 1.0.6 beta

The open-source Firefox browser and Thunderbird e-mail client will be updated for the second time in a week because of code changes that have unintentionally stopped some third-party extensions from functioning correctly. This means Firefox 1.0.6 will be rushed out to replace version 1.0.5 that just came out less than a week ago. Boy oh …more

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Infineon CEO Andreas von Zitzewitz Steps Down

Evidence that a senior executive with German chipmaker Infineon Technologies AG may have taken kick-backs as part of a sports sponsorship deal has hardened up.  This is bad news for France’s Le Mans car race and Formula One team Jordan-Honda as Infineon has now suspended all motorsports sponsorships.  Funny because I just saw a Le …more

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