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World+dog parades iPod wannabes

Reg Kit Watch Sales of digital audio players are surging. According to market researcher Gfk, the market for MP3 players in Europe has grown 200 per cent in the last six months.
Jan Libbenga, 04 Sep 2003
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Blaster-F suspect arrested in Romania

Romanian police yesterday arrested a man on suspicion of releasing a variant of the prolific Blaster worm. It's the second arrest of a copycat author of the worm in the last week.
John Leyden, 04 Sep 2003
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Samsung touts dual-die 1Gb DDR chip

Samsung yesterday unveiled a 1Gb DDR SDRAM chip that beats the size problems common in parts of that capacity by combining two 512Mb dies in a single package.
Tony Smith, 04 Sep 2003
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Intel to launch HT Mobile P4s on 21 Sept.

Intel will bring Hyper Threading technology to its Mobile Pentium 4 processor family during Q4 before replacing the part - at the high end, at least - with mobile versions of Prescott during the first three months of 2004.
Tony Smith, 04 Sep 2003
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Israeli boffins crack GSM code

A team of Israeli scientists have uncovered a possible means of cracking the GSM mobile phone network encryption code, opening the door to attacks that could enable eavesdroppers to listen into calls.
John Leyden, 04 Sep 2003
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2000 jobs safe as PowerHouse sold

More than 2000 jobs at electricals retailer, PowerHouse, have been saved after the company was sold to New Zealand-based Pacific Retail Group (PRG).
Tim Richardson, 04 Sep 2003
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Mobo makers to bundle CPUs with Athlon 64 boards

Motherboards manufacturers plan to bundle Athlon 64 chips with their motherboards in order to ensure that their retail customers can get their hands on the processor as soon as possible.
Tony Smith, 04 Sep 2003
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Universal to slash US CD prices

'Top five' music label Universal Music Group (UMG) is to slash CD prices by up to 31.5 per cent in the US in a bid to persuade punters to start buying them again, the company said yesterday.
Tony Smith, 04 Sep 2003
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99c iTunes song auction bids top $100,000

Update Does the owner of a legitimately bought and downloaded music track have the right to sell his or her copy? That's a question one George Hotelling wants answered and has put a track bought off Apple's iTunes Music Store up for auction on eBay to find out.
Tony Smith, 04 Sep 2003
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Easynet ups revenues, narrows loss

Pan-European broadband outfit Easynet has seen its revenues increase and its loss narrow as it continues to target businesses with its high-speed Net services.
Tim Richardson, 04 Sep 2003
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MS launches Office security blitz

Microsoft issued five security alerts yesterday. Thankfully, only one, involving a buffer overflow vulnerability with the software giant's applications development suite, is serious enough to merit the dreaded "critical" designation.
John Leyden, 04 Sep 2003
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Creative unveils MuVo 2 MP3 players

Reg Kit Watch Reg Kit Watch MP3 Player Creative has followed up its MuVo compact Flash drive MP3 player with a beefier model the MuVo 2. In place of the older ciggie lighter-style case comes a 6.6 x 6.5 x 2cm (2.6 x 2.6 x 0.8in) shell. It weighs 90.7g (3.2oz) with a battery. The player features 1.5GB of storage. Whether it's solid state or …
Tony Smith, 04 Sep 2003
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New worm tries to bring down Downing Street website

AV firms are warning of the appearance of a new Internet worm which attempts to launch a distributed denial of service attack on the Downing Street website.
John Leyden, 04 Sep 2003
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Over 500m handsets to ship next year

More than half a billion mobile phones will be sold next year, market watcher IDC has calculated, thanks to an eight per cent increase in sales over 2003 driven by demand for GPRS and 3G handsets.
Tony Smith, 04 Sep 2003

IBM pulls built-in Ethernet from Unix workstation

IBM has stopped shipping a built-in Ethernet controller with one of its workstations but won't say why.
Ashlee Vance, 04 Sep 2003

HP sends services team into the grid

HP stepped up its grid computing attack on Thursday with a new set of consulting services for customers looking to manage large groups of servers and storage systems.
Ashlee Vance, 04 Sep 2003
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World's most notorious cybersquatter arrested

The world's most notorious cybersquatter, John Zuccarini, has been arrested in Florida and will be prosecuted under new legislation aimed at protecting children online.
Kieren McCarthy, 04 Sep 2003
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BT cuts wholesale BB charges again

BT has avoided a showdown with the telecoms regulator by agreeing to further cost cuts on a key wholesale ADSL product that enables rival telcos to compete with the dominant telco.
Tim Richardson, 04 Sep 2003
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Freedom2Surf in 1Mb ADSL promo

St Albans-based ISP Freedom2Surf has begun taking orders for a new consumer-based 1 Mb ADSL service.
Tim Richardson, 04 Sep 2003
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Intel stays positive on Q3

Intel tightened the range of its third quarter revenue forecast on Thursday, pushing toward the high side of previous predictions.
Ashlee Vance, 04 Sep 2003