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Lawrence Lessig's other court case

A dramatic update on Professor Lawrence Lessig's other court case written by his friend John Heilemann appears in New York Metro magazine this week. And this is a battle that critics as well as supporters are praying will end in victory for the lawyer and scholar this time.

All the best from Gizmoville

Certified gadget obsessives Tech Digest and Shiny Shiny scour Gizmoville for the oddest digital goodies, while Bayraider keeps tabs on the best and worst of eBay. Here are this week's top picks:
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Pointy knives can kill: official

The British Medical Journal has discovered something which may have escaped the attention of the less well-informed reader: that long pointy knives are sharp and can be stuck into people thereby causing them damage or even provoking a death-related incident.
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VCs warm to LAMP and services

One of IBM's senior venture capital investment authorities is encouraging software start-ups to follow the money, and back the LAMP open source stack.
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US biometric ID request raises ID concern in UK

The UK government plans to issue its ID card as a passport with biometric identifiers stored in a chip – and the US wants those chips to be compatible with its own scanners, raising the possibility that US agencies could have access to the ID Card database.