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K-Y Jelly is key to science

Letters Re: Robosnail: Science or sex toy?
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Transmeta wins deals, loses money in Q2

Despite a number of nice design wins, Transmeta posted another set of lackluster results in its second quarter.

Legato investors sue to block EMC bid, but why?

A pair of lawsuits have been filed against Legato as several befuddled investors seek to cut the rope attached to a lifesaver thrown out by EMC.
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Is this contract a robust defence against IR35?

A standard contract supplying a "robust defence against IR35" has been devised by the Professional Contractors Group (PCG) and The Association of Technology Staffing Companies (ATSCo).
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Aussie unis ordered to hand over hard drives to labels

Shock and Awe is coming to Australia, where the Federal Court in Sydney has ordered three universities to hand over hard drives, CDs and documentation to a recording industry "expert" for examination for evidence of music piracy.
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CA takes Linux to Heart

At CA World this year, CA made a chunk of announcements along all product lines. This was par for the course, so we should not be surprised, but in amongst it all there was some interesting stuff, writes Robin Bloor of Bloor Research
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Deadline looms for E-Commerce Awards

Small firms from across the UK have been urged to enter the E-Commerce Awards for the chance to win £40,000, with just two weeks now left until the application deadline of 31 July.
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Small.biz has crap security

Small firms are at risk of disclosing their financial statements to unauthorised parties due to a lack of IT security, KPMG says.
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Who cares what operating system a phone uses?

Who cares what operating system a phone uses? Well obviously the suppliers of the operating system care with the blinkered rose-tinted vision of any parent, writes Rob Bamforth of Bloor Research.
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DARPA to invest in digital butlers

Many years after Apple's renowned Knowledge Navigator vision-video and Microsoft's ill-fated agent-as-eager-assistant Bob, Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science (SCS) is creating a digital butler.
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Microsoft profits and sales go skyward

Microsoft, the biggest software company on earth, once again bucked the trend in the IT sector by posting higher sales and earnings.
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Bulldog offers 2Mbps at 512K prices

Bulldog is offering its PrimeTime 2000 service for £29.36 a month (including VAT) in a special promotional offer for new customers signing up to the service before the end of August.
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Bush's e-mail faces DoS attack

The President's revamped mailbox has been hit with a denial-of-service attack, as users rushed to see if the White House's e-mail system is as awful as billed.
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No more Computer for Dell

Dell's shareholders have made sure no one will mistake the company for a computer maker.

PeopleSoft brings J.D. Edwards on board

With 88 percent of J.D. Edwards shares in its pocket, PeopleSoft has declared victory in its bid to acquire the company.