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Shades of the Stasi

833775_sneak_a_peek Bad news from Germany, Deutsche Telekom has been caught doing an HP spy job on its own directors.

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May 28, 2008 at 11:43 AM | Permalink | Comments (178) | TrackBack (0)

Sneaky work

Say what you like about the Patriot Act, and there’s plenty to be said, but it is going to hurt US business.


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March 26, 2008 at 02:54 PM | Permalink | Comments (137) | TrackBack (0)

Before they were famous

Just found a fascinating site looking at computer company logos through the ages.

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February 9, 2008 at 06:14 PM | Permalink | Comments (110) | TrackBack (0)

Christian hackers hit the web

Despite dire warnings of internet terrorism we've seen remarkably little political hacking, and nothing from the Christian church until recently.


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February 5, 2008 at 10:20 PM | Permalink | Comments (99) | TrackBack (0)

$1.5 million for one CD???

The proposed law that would introduce outrageous charges for copying CDs is s stunning move of hubris by a media industry that seems to have forgotten who its customers are.840638_pirate_flag_2

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January 31, 2008 at 02:45 PM | Permalink | Comments (76) | TrackBack (0)

CES flu?

It appears the must-have item at CES this year is antibacterial hand wash, as a preventative to "CES Flu".


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January 7, 2008 at 10:35 PM | Permalink | Comments (85) | TrackBack (0)

Slash and Gates!

Not sure who lost the most credibility on this one.

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January 7, 2008 at 05:03 PM | Permalink | Comments (115) | TrackBack (0)

Blu-ray puts the boot in

Leaving Gates to one side for the moment the other big news of the show was Bly-ray's pre-show spoiler for its HD-DVD rivals.

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January 7, 2008 at 04:02 AM | Permalink | Comments (78) | TrackBack (0)

Back in the saddle again

After an extended Christmas break its back with a bang and CES time again. The cream of the IT world, and other forms of life that bob to the surface, have converged on

Las Vegas

for the traditional January hoedown.

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January 7, 2008 at 01:35 AM | Permalink | Comments (147) | TrackBack (0)

Taking the fun out of gaming

As if games companies didn't have it hard enough. What with rampaging lawyers, ID theft, moral panics and ever increasing piracy there must be very few "ho, ho, ho's" in the halls of EA, Namco et al this coming Christmas.



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December 13, 2007 at 01:11 PM | Permalink | Comments (78) | TrackBack (0)

Google's baby boom

As Thanksgiving approaches there's a heart-warming tale or two from Google to put everyone in the holiday mood.

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November 21, 2007 at 08:43 PM | Permalink | Comments (86) | TrackBack (0)

Good news for GPL

There's an interesting take on the GPL here from 451 Group, pointing out that the increasingly legal action by the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) is proving highly effective.

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November 21, 2007 at 12:42 AM | Permalink | Comments (52) | TrackBack (1)

Bad news for Her Majesty

Looking for another reason to be happy you're in California? Then think of the data breach laws here.

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November 20, 2007 at 10:55 PM | Permalink | Comments (72) | TrackBack (0)

Intel fellowships named

Intel has named a new round of Fellows for the company, including a new Senior Fellow, of which there are only 11 in existence.

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November 20, 2007 at 02:40 AM | Permalink | Comments (216) | TrackBack (0)

Internet immunity

When Cory Doctorow publishes one of his well written musings it's almost always worth listening to his point of view. This latest missive on an internet immune system is a case in point.

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November 20, 2007 at 12:22 AM | Permalink | Comments (52) | TrackBack (0)

Beating online bullies

Bullying is a problem in probably every classroom, and more than a few workplaces. But online bullying, while increasingly common, may be easier to stop than you think.


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November 20, 2007 at 12:03 AM | Permalink | Comments (62) | TrackBack (0)

Colossus no more

That the World War Two era computer Colossus was beaten at decryption doesn't really come as a surprise to many, given the current state of processing power.320pxcolossusrebuild

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November 16, 2007 at 11:56 PM | Permalink | Comments (50) | TrackBack (1)

Two bullets for a PlayStation?

Now people love their technology, but it seems some people take this way too far.

Bullets_x2 Witness  the case of young Cory Ryder, who at the tender age of 16 tried to hire a hit man to have his parents whacked after they took away his PlayStation and posters. He told an undercover police officer posing as the assassin that "two bullets is all it takes," the court trying him heard.

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November 13, 2007 at 11:56 PM | Permalink | Comments (47) | TrackBack (0)

Moore's law victorious once again

Intel on Monday officially unveiled its 45nm chips at a media event in San Francisco, claiming another victory for Moore's law (see video below).

10_24_base_hafnium Penryn, as the 45nm technology is known, isn't just another step on Moore's law. Intel had to overcome a major barrier to curb power leakage which essentially forced it to reinvent the transistor.

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November 13, 2007 at 07:39 PM | Permalink | Comments (38) | TrackBack (0)

Oracle pulls a Red Hat on VMware

Oracle today unveiled its own implementation of the Xen open source platform.

Img_83631 The application will join compete against VMware as well Xen based virtualization platforms from XenSource and Sun Microsystems.

Even though Oracle didn't make much of a fuss about it, the announcement has "Oracle Linux Repeat" written all over it.

Last year at Oracle Open World, the database vendor unveiled a "support program" for Red Hat Linux. In reality, Oracle launched its own Linux distribution which was based on Red Hat Linux. Customers would save money, but there was one major catch: applications supported for Red Hat Linux would not be supported on Oracle Linux. The market responded with a collective yawn.

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November 12, 2007 at 11:46 PM | Permalink | Comments (59) | TrackBack (0)

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