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OSU Four's PCs held without charge

The future of four Ohio State University students remains in question one month after police stormed into their dormitory rooms and confiscated computer equipment used in an alleged file-trading ring.
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Tablet PC sales climb in April

Sales of tablet PCs are chugging along, despite a dip in growth during April.
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Italy finally joins the WiFi club – Portugal next?

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Mobile Service Delivery and partnerships from BEA

Recent results have shown just how tough times are for mobile operators, writes Rob Bamforth, of Bloor Research. Not only a market increasingly saturated with existing customers, competitive pressures from overseas, but also the 3G-license millstone they'd expected to be a milestone. No wonder there are so many proclaiming they have the solution the operators need.

Intel chips to power high end routers

Avici Systems has fleshed out plans to build high end routers using network processors from Intel rather than more traditional ASIC technology.
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Apple to ship PPC970 Macs ahead of 64-bit OS X

Apple may not await the arrival of a 64-bit version of Mac OS X 10.3, codenamed 'Panther', before shipping new Power Macs based on IBM's 64-bit PowerPC 970 processor.
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IBM, Infineon build 0.18µ magnetic RAM chip

'Instant on' computers moved a step closer today, according to IBM and Infineon claimed, thanks to the two companies' joint efforts to develop magnetic memory chips.
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Sun speeds phone Java

Sun is speeding up mobile Java thanks to a new partnership with Intel to accelerate ARM-based code on the latter's XScale platform. This takes the form of a HotSpot accelerator for the CLDC reference that underpins J2ME, and Juan Dewar told us that it wasn't related to ARM's own Jazelle Java accelerator.
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Sony launches Bluetooth Clié

Reg Kit Watch Reg Kit Watch PDA Sony has launched its latest Clié Palm OS-based PDA, the PEG-NX73V, in the UK. Sony's touting the device as a wireless unit, and while it has Bluetooth built in, Wi-FI support comes via an optional CF Card - an interesting expansion option to offer given Sony's keenness on promoting its own card format, …
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TDK adds Bluetooth to arcade games, cash registers and more

Bluetooth TDK Systems yesterday released a range of Bluetooth adaptors designed for industrial, manufacturing, utility and telematics applications. The company's blu2i portfolio comprises five products, which can be used to embed wireless capabilities in new equipment or add cable-free connection to legacy hardware. The …
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Sun's network computer goes missing

Sun Microsystems will tell anyone in earshot that the "network is the computer," but reporters at the JavaOne show are having trouble believing the company lives by its motto.