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Starbucks: more wireless coffee

Starbucks is continuing to expand its in-store Wi-Fi net connection services.
Datamonitor, 04 Jul 2003
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Study: Wi-Fi users still don't encrypt

Think you've heard more than enough about war driving and Wi-Fi insecurity? Two days of electronic eavesdropping at the 802.11 Planet Expo in Boston last week sniffed out more evidence that most Wi-Fi users still aren't getting the message -- or are comfortable broadcasting their e-mail into the ether.
Kevin Poulsen, 04 Jul 2003
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AMD to launch Opteron 246 on 4 August

Let no one doubt the power of email... to cock up the best laid launch plans. AMD yesterday inadvertently emailed a host of reporters to tell them that it will launch the Opteron 246 on 4 August.
Tony Smith, 04 Jul 2003
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Printer ink seven times more expensive than Dom Perignon

Printer manufacturers are ripping off consumers by overcharging for printer cartridges, according to a study by the Consumer Association's Which? magazine.
John Leyden, 04 Jul 2003
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Court worried over Microsoft compliance

A court-ordered status report on the Microsoft antitrust settlement has expressed concern over the way Microsoft is complying with the terms of the deal.
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Hacker group releases software-only Xbox mod details

Free-X, the Xbox hackers who were at the heart of the controversial attempt to extort a signed Linux boot loader for the console from Microsoft, claim that they have now released details of their software-only Xbox security exploits.
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Earth to Andreessen: browser innovation is at hand

Netscape founder Marc Andreessen doesn't think there's going to be any innovation in web browsers in the next five years. Someone should buy him a flight to Glasgow.
Andrew Orlowski, 04 Jul 2003
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Dell abandons hi-tech chain gangs

Deciding that robots are cheaper than felons, Dell Computer is to sever its contract with the US prison labor program. Dell was one of several IT companies to employ Federal Prison Industries, Inc., or UNICOR in a widely-criticized recycling scheme.
Andrew Orlowski, 04 Jul 2003