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This phone is stolen

A Dutch company has introduced a small downloadable program for mobile phones, called SimWatcher, which sends out an SMS message when someone steals a mobile phone and replaces the SIM card.
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Using 3G wireless for domestic broadband

Vodafone and O2 have now rolled out the 3G-based home broadband service they promised earlier this year: prices look more aggressive than first expected. But can it succeed? Well, maybe, just maybe, in some apartment blocks.
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Dell gives Xeon servers a 64-bit injection

Dell last week juiced up the high-end of its server line with a pair of new 64-bit systems.
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Billionaire backs P2P firm's battle with Hollywood

Technology entrepreneur, Dallas Mavericks owner, billionaire, blogger and sometime blowhard Mark Cuban has pledged to finance P2P software maker Grokster's legal war with the major record labels and movie studios.
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DHS comes clean on CAPPS, lets self off hook

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has done a bit of institutional soul searching, and concludes that it did nothing wrong in demanding, and later disseminating, passenger data from JetBlue, Delta, and numerous other airlines, or in misleading the public and Congress about the extent of its data-mining activities and snafus.
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Dial N for Windows 'reduced'

Microsoft will brand the EU-antitrust-complaint version of Windows XP, "Windows XP [Home | Professional] N". Last year's provisional verdict from the Commission's antitrust division requires Microsoft to ship a version without Windows Media Player in the European Community.
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HP eyes 'younger man' for CEO post - report

After being Fiorinaless for almost two months, HP might introduce a new CEO as early as Tuesday, according to a report.
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MIT invents computer that runs away

MIT has taken the unfriendly computer interface to its natural conclusion: and created a computer that runs away from you.