27th > January > 2007 Archive

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Silence and 'scareware' epidemic at MySpace

Comment MySpace's immense popularity appears to have handed the social networking site an unwanted role as a clearinghouse for Web 2.0 naughties.
Dan Goodin, 27 Jan 2007
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Microsoft execs jilted by an unfaithful Dell

Microsoft executives - having been unceremoniously dressed down for, among other things, plotting to cut off rival Netscape's supply of life-giving air - discussed bludgeoning Dell over the true-blue ally's embrace of Linux.
Dan Goodin, 27 Jan 2007
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Intel cranks up next-gen chip-to-chip play

Almost always a slave to silicon, Intel this week unleashed a record-breaking modulator that shows its favored material just might play a dominate role in future fiber optic networking.
Ashlee Vance, 27 Jan 2007
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Intel exposes 45nm Core 2 Duo

Say hello to Intel's 'Penryn', the 45nm architecture that will form the basis for the chip maker's next-generation desktop, notebook and server dual- and quad-core processors, set to ship sometime in the second half of the year.
Tony Smith, 27 Jan 2007

Intel 45nm CPUs to use metal gates, high-k dielectric

Intel's 45nm microprocessors will incorporate transistors constructed with metal gates and high-k dielectric materials, the chip maker revealed today. That said, it was tight-lipped about which materials will actually make up these components in its 45nm dual-core die, 'Penryn'.
Tony Smith, 27 Jan 2007
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Put the button on your users

The commuter sitting across from you with one hand in his pocket and an intent look on his face is probably just fiddling with a mobile phone or media player.
Mary Branscombe, 27 Jan 2007
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Great moments in human research

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Stephen Juan, 27 Jan 2007
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Does urinating after sex prevent catching HIV or other infections?

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Stephen Juan, 27 Jan 2007
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Is it dangerous to wake a sleepwalker?

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Stephen Juan, 27 Jan 2007
micrograph reveals the morphology of a Taenia solium tapeworm scolex with its four suckers, and two rows of hooks.
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How much damage does a tapeworm do to the human body?

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Stephen Juan, 27 Jan 2007
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Inspirational Fortune editor changes sex in front of CEOs

Comment As someone who has suffered from intense (and very public) gender confusion for many years, I was thrilled this week to see another hack come out in Fortune magazine as a member of the genitalia flip-flopper club.
Ashlee Vance, 27 Jan 2007