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Net video and audio to go to trial

Video and audio transmitted over the Internet is set to go to trial following another successful patent challenge in the US courts.
Kieren McCarthy, 05 Nov 2003
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Bluetooth boom spawns ‘bluejacking’

With Bluetooth finding its way into an increasing number of devices, a new pastime called 'bluejacking' has popped up.
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Why the Friendster bubble 'has peaked – will pop'

The good times must be returning to the blighted technology industry. Silicon Valley's VCs are doing what they love best, and throwing investments at start-ups which don't know how to make money themselves.
Andrew Orlowski, 05 Nov 2003

NetApp hoists $300m for Spinnaker

Network Appliance is looking to add some wind to its sails with the acquisition of Spinnaker Networks for close to $300 million in stock.
Ashlee Vance, 05 Nov 2003
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Small.biz gets teeny tax refund for online returns

The Inland Revenue yesterday promised that small employers in the UK - all one and a half million of them - can get up to £825 tax-free if they send in their employer end of year tax returns online.
Robert Jaques, 05 Nov 2003
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How to grab a slice of EU R&D funding pie

The Government yesterday kicked off a programme to help UK firms get their hands on a share of €17.5 billion earmarked by the European Union has for research and development projects.
Robert Jaques, 05 Nov 2003
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Baby alarm snares bungling burglar

All parents know a baby alarm can deliver reassurance that their toddler is sleeping safe and sound in its cradle. What they may not, however, be aware of is that this humble piece of electronics is now at the cutting edge of crimefighting technology.
Lester Haines, 05 Nov 2003
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Sony Playstation Portable pics pop up on web

Sony Computer Entertainment chief Ken Kutaragi yesterday revealed the company's prototype design for its upcoming Playstation Portable (PSP) handheld gaming console.
Tony Smith, 05 Nov 2003
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Sony Cell CPU to deliver two teraflops in 64-core config

'Cell', the massively parallel processing chip currently being designed by Sony and IBM, will scale from single-chip systems through to entire server rooms packed with thousands of them, Sony's executive deputy president Ken Kutaragi told attendees of the company's Transformation 60 conference yesterday.
Tony Smith, 05 Nov 2003
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Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition

Review It's not very often that Intel falls behind in the processor technology stakes, but that's exactly what has happened recently. When AMD launched its Athlon 64 range of CPUs it grabbed the accolade of having the most advanced x86 processor, writes Riyad Emeran.
Trusted Reviews, 05 Nov 2003
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UN warns of e-gov ‘white elephants’

E-government isn't all it's cracked up to be, according to a United Nations report published yesterday.
Tim Richardson, 05 Nov 2003
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MS puts $250k bounty on virus authors' heads

Updated Microsoft today announced two $250,000 rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the virus authors behind the infamous Sobig and Blaster worms.
John Leyden, 05 Nov 2003
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Campaign calls for safe e-voting

A coalition of technical, legal and political experts yesterday launched the free e-democracy project to ensure that electronic voting can be trusted by voters and politicians across Europe.
John Leyden, 05 Nov 2003
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ADSL snag catches Virgin.net

Virgin.net said it will consider compensating punters who've suffered a spluttering broadband service in the last four weeks. The problem has since been identified as dud routers.
Tim Richardson, 05 Nov 2003
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Microsoft vs Massachusetts

Attorneys for the state of Massachusetts' today argued that the antitrust settlement between Microsoft and the Department of Justice is completely inadequate.
Andrew Orlowski, 05 Nov 2003
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Intel claims high-k material will slash chip power hunger

Intel today outlined its plan to build the millions of transistors that make up its microprocessors using high-k dielectric materials.
Tony Smith, 05 Nov 2003
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Sony to offer $60 iPod? Not likely

Sony will take Apple head on next year with the launch of new portable music players that pitch directly against the Mac maker's iPod.
Tony Smith, 05 Nov 2003
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Virgin Mobile claims record Q3

Virgin Mobile is reporting a record Q3, signing up 270,000 new punters for the three months to September end. This takes the customer base for the mobile network operator to more than three million.
Tim Richardson, 05 Nov 2003
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WorldPay fights 'massive, orchestrated' attack

WorldPay, the Royal Bank of Scotland's Internet payment transaction outfit, is continuing to fight a sustained Internet attack which has left its services mostly unavailable for a second day.
John Leyden, 05 Nov 2003
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Dell is looking for a few good men

Prison industrial complex. Military industrial complex. It makes no difference to Dell. The company knows exactly where to look for a few able-bodies to drive its manufacturing lines.
Ashlee Vance, 05 Nov 2003
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Lara Croft to hit the catwalk

Next week sees the launch of the so-called "Miss Digital World" competition - a chance for designers and programmers to win a virtual beauty contest by sending their computer-generated e-Babes down the online catwalk.
Lester Haines, 05 Nov 2003
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Italian charged in porn dialler virus scam

A 39-year-old Italian man accused of running a porn dialler scam has been charged with fraud and virus distribution.
John Leyden, 05 Nov 2003

Veritas drills into disk with new NetBackup

Veritas is getting down and dirty with data management, rolling out a new version of NetBackup and a host of complementary products that can scan deep into a customer's data stockpiles.
Ashlee Vance, 05 Nov 2003