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What the hell happened to StoragePoint?

An online storage company - once blessed by Bill Clinton - has vanished into thin air, leaving an untold number of users in a data void.
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Snags hold up biometrics, experts say

While widespread use of biometrics technology is expected by 2008, a lot of work still needs to be done to iron out its shortcomings, according to experts.
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Cisco and Intel: the alliance the wireless world should fear

The announcement says "Intel and Linksys." But you have to remember that these days, Linksys is owned by Cisco. Together these two giants, Intel and Cisco, are setting up their own little rival to the WiFi Alliance. Well, not so little, maybe...
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OptimalJ proves its case

On Monday (July 21st) Compuware announced version 3.0 of OptimalJ. This has some important new features, writes Phil Howard, of Bloor Research.
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Brits ‘spend’ £25m a year at work on chat, sex, TV vote calls

According to research by BT, UK workers blew £25 million last year dialing chat lines, sex lines and TV vote lines from their desks.
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Punters climb on board MMO2

MM02 attracted half a million new punters during the last quarter, bringing its total customer base to just under 19 million.
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DDR 400 prices up 14 per cent

Top-end DDR SDRAM prices are on the rise, Taiwanese online DRAM trader DRAMeXchange has reported.
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Michael Jackson ‘speechless’ on P2P jail bill

Michael Jackson has slammed a proposed US bill which could see music file traders jailed for downloading just one illegal copy.

Court slams Vogon for overbilling Serious Fraud Office

Data recovery specialist Vogon was heavily criticised n court last week for attempting to overcharge the Serious Fraud Office.
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ATI schedules Radeon 9200SE for July launch

ATI will launch a budget graphics chip, the Radeon 9200SE, before the end of the month, DigiTimes reports citing unnamed sources.
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Philips spin-off sells design tools team to ARM

ARM has bought DSP specialist Adelante Technologies' A|RT co-processor design tools operation.
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Intuit opens UK small.biz support service

Sometimes it appears that a small business can't move without having someone, somewhere trying to proffer advice how to do it properly.
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Transmeta TM8000 to support LPC Flash

Transmeta's long-awaited TM8000 processor will support Low Pin Count (LPC) Flash from Sharp and STMicro, the company said today.
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Post TI deal, Sendo and Orange settle MS phone suit

Sendo and Orange today announced the "settlement" of Sendo's patent lawsuit against the phone network, with a singularly minimalist statement. "Sendo and Orange today announced settlement of the patent action between Sendo and Orange. Sendo have withdrawn the lawsuit and will contribute to Orange's costs. The terms of the settlement are to remain confidential", the pair statemented in harmony.
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Unexpected GSM mobile phone network found in Baghdad

A Reuters report so wacky we feel sure it must be true reports the mysterious appearance of a mobile phone network in Baghdad yesterday. And it is erm, a GSM mobile phone network.
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Euro Q2 smartphone sales sky rocket

The European PDA market is bouncing back, according to the latest figures from market watcher Canalys, with Palm and Sony doing particularly well out of growing demand for mobile devices.

Linux and Linus in Las Vegas

At CA World in Las Vegas, CA devoted a day to Linux, writes Robin Bloor of Bloor Research. This included a panel session for press and analysts, chaired by Sam Greenblatt, SVP and Chief Architect of CA's Linux Technology Group.
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Palm Tungsten T2 launch imminent

Exclusive Palm will release the Tungsten T2, the follow-up to the popular Tungsten T, later this month, possibly as early as Wednesday, 23 July.
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One US.gov smartcard ID to fit all

The United States government is moving towards issuing single smart card identity credentials for all federal employees.
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Nvidia powers up high-end Quadro FX

Nvidia today introduced the latest additions to its Quadro line of workstation graphics cards, the FX 3000 and the FX 3000G.
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Lindows unveils HDD-less $169 Linux appliance

Consumer Linux company Lindows.com is getting into the information appliance business, the company said today.
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Logical flogs French ops to MBO team

Logical, the Datatec-owned networking equipment reseller, is flogging its French ops to an investment constortium including the current management. Terms are undisclosed.
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US names the day for biometric passports

A senior US government official has laid out detailed plans for the timing and form of US government issued biometric passports.

Broadcom awful quiet about server chip flaw

Broadcom will not utter a peep about how many customers may be affected by a defective chip that caused Sun Microsystems to suspend shipments of two servers.
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Linux in Munich – Gartner gets retaliation in prematurely?

In what some less incisive souls are viewing as ammunition for the counter-attack, a recent Gartner 'first take' (the research outfit's free info-gobbets) warns that Munich city council's decision to migrate to Linux should not be seen as proving the case for Linux on the desktop. Which is no more than, as we say over here, the bleedin' obvious, but although the conclusion is sensible enough (in a bleedin' obvious sort of way, that is), the note also includes some claims that some people might interpret as suggesting Munich's decision was thoroughly perverse.

IBM giving SuSE Enterprise Linux away

IBM has put on a clean, white glove and given a slap to both Intel's Itanic chip and SCO.
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BT talks tough in biz market

BT has hit back at claims that its telco services to business customers are dearer than its rivals.
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Sun holds onto profit as revenue falls

Sun Microsystems continued to see revenue slump in its fourth quarter, as hardware sales remain tough to come by.