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Any port in a storm: the display tech battle

FeatureTake a look at the back of a typical HDTV, and you'll almost certainly see at the very least one or more Scart connectors; a handful of RCA jacks to feed in stereo audio, composite video and component video; and at least one High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) port...
Tony Smith, 28 May 2007

Calif. firm sues Sony over the way it makes Blu-ray disks

Sony is facing legal action from a Californian company over claims of patent infringement in its use of Blu-ray technology in the PlayStation 3 games console. Target Technology is demanding that three Sony-related companies stop manufacturing and distributing all Blu-ray discs. The firm alleges that the technology used to manufacture Blu-ray discs violates one of its patents.
ElectricNews.net, 28 May 2007
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Fujitsu wagons circle GFI Informatique

Fujitsu Services has formally published an unsolicited offer to buy GFI Informatique, the leading French reseller. The €419m ($569m) offer represents a premium of 19.5 per cent over GFI's closing price last week, the company says.
Drew Cullen, 28 May 2007

Bait and switch? Not us, says Best Buy

Best Buy is to "vigorously defend" a lawsuit filed by the state of Connecticut, accusing the US company of bait and switch tactics to deceive and overcharge customers.
Drew Cullen, 28 May 2007

RegisterFly held in contempt of court as injunction is made permanent

Could the RegisterFly mess be wrapping up at last? That appears to be the case, according to ICANN's blog.
Burke Hansen, 28 May 2007
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Hacking sexual pleasure: a hard, slippery problem

Everyone wants more pleasure with less effort, so humans have used mechanical augmentation for ages: prehistoric dildos and porn, Kama Sutra treatises, lubes, piercings, and lately vibrators and Viagra. But since sex is really all about electrical nerve impulses, shouldn't electronics and signal processing be able to enhance pleasure even further? Can't we geeks contribute technology to our favorite activity?
Bill Softky, 28 May 2007

BEA tackles real time Java challenge

BEA Systems is adding go faster stripes to its Java application server, with two products designed for time-critical work environments.
Gavin Clarke, 28 May 2007

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