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HP recalls notebook RAM

Hewlett Packard has said it will replace memory in over a dozen series of its notebook PCs, affecting almost a million users, because of a design flaw. HP characterizes this as an "industry wide" design flaw not restricted to one memory supplier. Other PC manufacturers will be affected, said HP. Symptoms include more BSODs (Blue Screens of Death) than normal.
Andrew Orlowski, 26 Jun 2004
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Dirty rotten inducers - the law the IT world deserves?

It may soon be possible to carry around an AK-47 assault rifle and an iPod with you down the street - and be arrested for carrying the iPod.
Andrew Orlowski, 26 Jun 2004
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Acquisitor blocks Baltimore cash return

Acquisitor Holdings has said it will block efforts by Baltimore Technologies' board to return cash to shareholders.
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Wi-Fi hopper guilty of cyber-extortion

A Maryland man with a grudge against a Connecticut-based patent firm used unsecured wireless networks at homes and businesses in the Washington DC area to penetrate the company's computers and deliver untraceable threats and extortion demands, until an FBI surveillance team caught him in the act.
Kevin Poulsen, 26 Jun 2004
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Amazon goes to court to fire Toysrus.com

Amazon has filed suit in New Jersey, seeking to scrap its distribution deal with Toysrus.com and claiming $750m in damages from the online subsidiary of Toys R Us.
Drew Cullen, 26 Jun 2004