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Intel's 'Penryn' to launch 11 November

Intel's anticipated 45nm chip design, 'Penryn', looks set to be formally launched on 11 November, reports citing the chip giant's own website claim. More are coming in Q1 2008.

Intel Core 2 Duo T7800 to debut 2 September

Intel will launch its fastest mainstream mobile microprocessor on 2 September and tweak the prices of some of its existing Core 2 Duo and line-up. The same day will see Celeron M prices cut too as the new 550 debuts.
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RIAA: Pay as we say, not as we do

While the legal arm of the Recording Industry Association of America is lightning fast to attack at the slightest inkling of copyright infringement — justified or not — it appears the arm which holds the organization's billfold isn't nearly so quick on the draw.

MS cuts Xbox 360 prices Down Under

Microsoft has today slashed the price of the Xbox 360 in Australia, bringing the basic Core model down to the same price as Nintendo's globally popular Wii console.

Newer offers low-cost Mac Mini-alike network storage box

Mac accessory specialist Newer Technology has rolled out a low-cost network storage box with up to 750GB of on-board file archive capacity that cab double up as an external hard drive.

Intel speed-bumps mid-range desktop CPUs

Intel will extend its Pentium Dual-Core line-up - its series of new Core-based CPUs using the old brand name, launched in June - later this month. In October, it will do the same with the Core 2 Duo desktop family.

Logitech brings Bluetooth to mice

Logitech is once again embracing Bluetooth technology: the V470, launched today, is a cordless mouse that dispenses with the USB-connected receiver device the company usually connects its wireless rodents too.
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Land Registry denies ID fraud risk

The Land Registry has attempted to dampen accusations that its online register leaves home owners open to ID fraud.
Kablenet, 15 2007
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YouTube-Viacom trial turns comic

As if its court battle with Viacom wasn't funny enough, YouTube has now asked for testimony from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert - the faux newsmen whose exploits on Viacom's Comedy Central cable TV channel once made for prime viewing material on the video-sharing site.
Cade Metz, 15 2007

Forensic data stolen in server theft

Thieves have stolen a computer server that contains files of forensic evidence used by police in serious criminal investigations.
Kablenet, 15 2007
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Google denies Oz-blurring black op

Internet world superpower Google has denied conducting an Oz-blurring black op with its client state the US of A, which appears to have thrown out of focus swathes of Sydney ahead of the forthcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit.
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High-level tools offer key to HPC

Last summer at the University of Southampton, Microsoft sponsored an engineering summer school for senior school students to demonstrate just how easy it is to harness the power of high performance computing (HPC). In a couple of days they created a supercomputer which they used to design and simulate an aircraft.
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Red Hat integrates Exadel and JBoss

Red Hat has got out its soldering iron and brought together the tools that were contributed to it by Exadel back in March with the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform to create a newly branded, Eclipse-based integrated development environment called Red Hat Developer Studio.

Ex-CA boss Kumar checks in for 12 year sentence

Ex-Computer Associates boss Sanjay Kumar began his almighty bowl of porridge yesterday when he checked in at a federal prison in New Jersey.
Joe Fay, 15 2007
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GFI says 'non' to Fujitsu bid

Fujitsu is feeling rejected after its bid for French IT services group GFI was bounced by investors, management, and staff.
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'Hush drive' hand-launch spybot for US special ops

The US special forces are now using a "hand-launched" flying robot propelled by stealthy "hush drive" in the mountains of Afghanistan, according to recent revelations.

Sony threatens to evict naughty gamers from Home

Woe-betide any gamer looking to cause a nuisance on the forthcoming PS3 Home entertainment network, because Sony’s got its eye on you. The company has announced that it will not hesitate in banning any such gamers and their machines from the service.

Intel and Symantec team up on 'bare metal' security

Symantec and Intel have teamed up to develop security technologies that operate underneath an operating system.
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Oz foetus becomes Facebook star

An Australian foetus has become an internet "star" after doting parents-to-be Claire Gillis and Luke Waring decided to set up a Facebook page to keep friends up to speed on the pre-sprog's progress, Reuters reports.

Russian cops cuff neo-Nazi murder film suspect

Russian police today arrested a man on suspicion of the internet distribution of a neo-Nazi "promotional video" which apparently shows the murder of two men.
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Droid pilots beat humans at air-to-air refuelling

The Pentagon killer-boffin agency DARPA (the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency) has made another move forward in its plan to replace all US military humans with robots. The latest trick the droids have learned is that of flying a plane during air-to-air refuelling.
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Judge doubles Qualcomm patent damages

A US judge has doubled the damages that mobile phone chip company Qualcomm must pay to rival Broadcom in a patent dispute to over $39m.

Samsung says Yepp to all-girl rollerskating troupe

Samsung is set to expand its Yepp portable multimedia player (PMP) series with a new sleek black offering. Dubbed the YP-P2, the device is rumoured to boast a whole host of functions ranging from videos and music, to FM radio, datacasts and Bluetooth.

Blu-ray trumps HD-DVD in USA

US sales of Blu-ray movies outstripped those of its rival HD-DVD format during the first half of 2007, according to figures from industry body Home Media Research (HMR).

Shark 2 dumbs down Trojan creation

Malign coders have created a new version of a tool that dumbs down the process of creating Trojan horse malware.
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PETA slams 'sickening' Hamas cat-torture vid

Animal rights group PETA confirmed today it would protest to Hamas-run al-Aqsa TV regarding a "shocking and sickening" clip featuring a comedy bee mistreating cats and lions at Gaza zoo, Reuters reports.
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Bandwidth crunch to squeeze carriers

Online customers already frustrated by the lack of choice in either their supplier or available content have a new issue to contend with: degrading levels of service.
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Clarins' electromagnetic-blocking cream ad blocked

There's no evidence to suggest that Clarins Expertise 3P beauty cream will protect users from electromagnetic radiation, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has found.
Bill Ray, 15 2007
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Tesla electric supercar may be delayed

Tesla Motors, the widely-lauded California company behind the Roadster high-performance electric car, may have run into problems.
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Webmail-creating Trojan targets Gmail

A strain of malware capable of setting up bogus Hotmail and Yahoo! accounts in order to send spam has been adapted to also target Gmail accounts.
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UK press body raps paper over online video

The Press Complaints Commission (PCC) has issued its first ever ruling on video content published online by a newspaper. It said the Hamilton Advertiser breached school pupils' rights to privacy with a video of an unruly classroom.
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Down with secular ringtones

Gold River Productions has launched a Christian Ringtones service, using the annoyance of a ringing phone to spread the word of God, in this world and beyond.
Bill Ray, 15 2007

Fujitsu spins out two convertible PCs

Fujitsu has unveiled what it claims to be the world’s smallest tablet convertible PC, in addition to a new notebook PC with a bi-directional swivel display. The LifeBook U810 mini and LifeBook T2010 convertible notebook are both designed for those on-the-go, and their looks may turn some heads too.

Wacom Bamboo tablet

Review The latest in Wacom's range of graphics tablets is the stylish and compact Bamboo model, which in addition to assisting with hand-written notes and memos, is also designed to replace the more standard-issue mouse.
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God appears in eggplant slice

It looks like American religious artifacts are becoming big business on eBay.
Cade Metz, 15 2007

US phish feeder jailed for seven years

A US man has been jailed for seven years following his conviction for ID theft and credit card fraud.

Citrix breaks the bank to get XenSource

Citrix Systems has acquired server virtualizaton start-up XenSource for the astonishing sum of $500m - a move reported yesterday by The Register.
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Google-funded startup to offer free Wi-Fi in San Francisco

Things are looking bleak for boosters of a plan to bring a city-backed Wi-Fi access to San Francisco.

Xandros celebrates Microsoft union with patents

Xandros is licensing key communications protocols from new best friend Microsoft on email and collaboration - areas where they compete.

Google and Sun tag team MS Office

Google has given web users yet another reason not to use Microsoft Office.
Cade Metz, 15 2007
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AT&T's race car logo lawsuit crashes and burns

A federal appellate panel in the US brought AT&T's fight to display its logo on a race car to a screeching halt last week, ruling that the telecomm giant did not have standing to challenge a NASCAR decision refusing to allow the company to place the logo on the car.
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NFL enlists Christian soldiers in anti-gambling fight

The behind-the-scenes putsch that forced the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) through a skeptical Congress last year saw a little sunshine this week. Witness the news that the National Football League has teamed up with James Dobson's Focus on the Family and other right-wing Christians to head off efforts to liberalize and regulate the online gambling industry.
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NetApp Q1 profit down 37%

Network Appliance posted sluggish revenue growth and lower profits for its first fiscal quarter of 2008, as the company faced a slowdown in sales from its largest customers in the US and Europe.

FTC: Web scam artists pilfered $24.7m from American businesses

After allegedly pilfering more than $24.7m from small businesses and non-profits across the country, a gaggle of web scam artists - sorry, alleged web scam artists - will fork over a measly $1.2m to settle a court case brought by the federal government.
Cade Metz, 15 2007

Ending a nightmare - Overstock's data center journey

Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne refuses to believe that technology doesn't matter. The outspoken CEO watched as his computer systems crumbled in 2005, resulting in a customer service nightmare. Then, he watched data warehousing specialist Teradata barge into his computing center and save the day.