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Micro Warehouse files for Chapter 11

Micro Warehouse, one of the biggest and best-known computer dealers, has filed for Chapter 11 in the US.
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Grand Theft Auto in the dock over US road killing

Videogames are on trial yet again in the US, as the family of a man killed by teenagers who shot at passing cars on a freeway file a lawsuit against Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two. The two teenagers - William and Joshua Buckner, 16 and 14 years old, respectively - opened fire on vehicles on the Interstate 40 highway in …
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BOFH beats the Boss

Episode 20 BOFH 2003: Episode 20
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Lamo denies $300,000 database hack

Days before going public with his penetration of the New York Times internal network last year, hacker Adrian Lamo created five new user accounts with the LexisNexis database service under the Times corporate account, which he used to rack up $300,000 in charges over the following three months, a federal complaint in New York charges.
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Nvidia driver update lets slip NV38 brand name

Nvidia appears to have inadvertently leaked the name of its next graphics chips, previously known by the codename NV38.
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Public Wi-Fi failing to attract road warriors

IDC's latest research into the mobile Internet market will not make pleasurable reading for public wireless hotspot entrepreneurs. Only 30 per cent of the company's 2500-strong Mobile Advisory Council (MAC) admit to being regular or occasional users of Wi-Fi hotspots.
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Dell to sell TVs, hi-fi, etc.

Dell is to branch out even further into consumer electronics goods, the company's COO said yesterday.
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Delayed Intel Centrino WLAN part to arrive next month

Intel will release its upcoming dual-band Wi-Fi adaptor card next quarter, the chip giant said yesterday. The part was to have shipped in the first half of the year, then early in the current quarter, Q3.
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Cybersex blamed for half of divorces

There's further evidence that cybersex is increasingly being blamed for the break-up of marriages.
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Blaster-F suspect charged with cybercrime

A 24-year-old man suspected of releasing a relatively tame variant of the Blaster worm has been charged with cybercrime offences by Romanian police.
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Citizens Advice Bureaux test Govt e-services

The Government's Web sites are being put to the test to see if they actually provide useful and helpful information relevant to people's needs.
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Cisco adds colour to IP phone range

Cisco this week announced a new IP telephone with a high resolution, colour touch-screen, as well as enhancements to two of its entry-level IP phones to make them better suited for the delivery of business applications.
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FAST to tackle font filching

Two unnamed companies are being investigated by the Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) for possible breaches of font piracy.
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PC add-ons tempt ‘back to school’ buyers

Reg Kit Watch Reg Kit Watch Memory Card Readers Memory specialist Crucial has added three USB 2.0 memory card readers to its product list. The Hi-Speed USB 7-in-1 reader supports a bevy of formats: SD, MMC, CompactFlash, IBM Microdrive, SmartMedia, Memory Stick and Memory Stick Pro. Unlike the new Hi-Speed USB CompactFlash reader and the Hi …
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Bill Joy's greatest gift to man – the vi editor

Out of all of Bill Joy's contributions to technology, users appear most fond of one of the simplest - the vi editor.

Storage switch users place McData and Cisco ahead of Brocade

The storage switch users have spoken, and it's not looking good for Brocade.
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Satellite biz wants govt hand-outs for broadband

The satellite industry wants greater co-operation - read 'financial aid' from governments if their technology is to help make broadband services available to all.
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UK firms tout camera phone blinding tech

A pair of British companies today teamed up to market a technology that allows camera phones or digital cameras to be disabled in a localised environment.
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EMC drops WideSky, swallows pride

The sky has fallen over EMC's headquarters in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, and oddly enough you've hardly heard anything about it.
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BT streams videos over GPRS

BT Broadcast Services (BTBS) is to make it easier to deliver live streaming media video feeds to mobile users courtesy of a technology deal with Vemotion.
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Microsoft in reasonable Net action shocker!

It’s not something you often hear but Microsoft seems to be taking an entirely reasonable approach to the Internet when it comes to domain names.
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Coming soon? ‘Safe’ zones that disable picture phones

Been snapped in a lap-dancing joint when you're supposed to be working late? Asleep at the Oval when you've 'got flu'? Serves you right then, but you can probably see advantages to a system that can be used to disable picture phones. Whereas the 'friends' who took the compromising pictures of you will no doubt see clear disadvantages.
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Litigation frenzy driving IT contractors under

A spiralling cycle of litigation against independent IT contractors is forcing many firms out of business as they try to cope with the costs of fighting lengthy legal battles.
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CGEY: a backwards step

If Cap Gemini Ernst & Young goes ahead with its proposed takeover of French systems integrator Transiciel, it would go against most conventional thinking in the IT services sector. CGEY needs to invest in longer-term benefits, rather than just improving short-term earnings.
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My 12-year-old nephew is going to rob your house

FoTW Re: The RIAA sees the face of evil, and it's a 12-year-old girl