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AMD's Fusion details break from containment

After AMD announced plans for the CPU/GPU 'Fusion' processor on the back of its acquisition of ATI in 2006, the company has since been extremely guarded with details.
Austin Modine, 05 Aug 2008
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LiMo lands seven new phones

The battle of open-source mobile systems continues to heat up. Motorola, NEC and Panasonic are rolling out seven new mobile handsets based on the LiMo (Linux for Mobile) software platform.
Austin Modine, 05 Aug 2008
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Apple reneges on Black Hat security talk

Black Hat Apple's politburo has put the kibosh on a presentation scheduled for the Black Hat security conference that was to give an inside look at the ultra-secretive company's security response team.
Dan Goodin, 05 Aug 2008
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US court liberates Cablevision 'remote DVR'

A US appeals court has given the thumbs up to Cablevision's new-age DVR, which stores recorded shows on remote servers rather than in-home hard drives.
Cade Metz, 05 Aug 2008
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DVD distie goes titsup

DVD and CD distributor S Gold & Sons has gone into administration, throwing 120 people out of work.
John Oates, 05 Aug 2008
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Hard 'core'? Birmingham City Council's net filtering

Back in early July, the Birmingham Post reported on Birmingham City Council's adoption of online filtering software. It will block Council workers from accessing sites on subjects as diverse as smut, porn, cannibalism and witchcraft. But is it a sign of (bad) things to come for net users in public service?
Jane Fae , 05 Aug 2008
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Spanish 'electronic tongue' to lick established techniques

Catalan and German boffins have developed a highly sophisticated "electronic tongue" which is expected to greatly increase the satisfaction people achieve during oral recreation activities. But don't worry, this isn't some kind of touchfree onanism device for the terminally lazy or multi-tasking boudoir loner* - in this case, we're talking about drinking wine.
Lewis Page, 05 Aug 2008

Orbitsound T12 soundbar

Review The T12 stereo ‘soundbar’ represents a totally unique take on the category; it goes back to the dawn of stereo technology itself to deliver a genuine revolution in sound reproduction.
Lewis Caliburn, 05 Aug 2008
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Slimmer and lighter cameras promised

Significantly lighter and more compact DSLR cameras and lenses are on the way from Olympus and Matsushita, thanks to the development of new lens technology.
James Sherwood, 05 Aug 2008
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South Korean prez turns on the internet

South Korean president Lee Myung-bek is seeking to crack down on the internet community which has helped intensify and focus criticism of his unpopular government, by introducing a Cyber Defamation Law.
John Oates, 05 Aug 2008
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Mobile-based payments set to soar

Sales of digital content, such as music and TV, through mobile phones will have soared by 2013, according to the latest forecast.
James Sherwood, 05 Aug 2008
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US woman celebrates cloning of 'precious Booger'

South Korean scientists have performed the first commercial dog cloning, making five copies of a US woman's pit bull terrier called Booger.
John Oates, 05 Aug 2008
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Twitter Trojan targets tossers

Micro-blogging service Twitter has fallen prey to malware. Users of the micro-blogging service are being offered up links to booby-trapped sites from a compromised profile.
John Leyden, 05 Aug 2008

Analysts slam iPhone security and battery life

Industry analysts have decreed that the new iPhone's lack of security and poor battery life make it unsuitable for all but the lightest enterprise use.
Bill Ray, 05 Aug 2008
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Telly stand technology

A home filled with the latest technology is good, but finding enough space for it can be tricky. Consequently Sony and Sharp have each given the humble TV cabinet a technological makeover.
James Sherwood, 05 Aug 2008
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Profs: Teacher-student relationships key to sex education

Researchers from Ohio and Kentucky looking into sex education in schools have discovered that "teacher-student relationships are key" to making sure that kids achieve a healthy sex life.
Lewis Page, 05 Aug 2008
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Web giants ink a*se-covering China-dealing deal

Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! have assured US politicians in the run-up to the Olympics that they are close to signing up to a new code of conduct for trading under repressive regimes.
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Jobs in 'Apple not perfect' shock

An internal email sent by Steve Jobs admits that MobileMe was "not up to Apple's standards" and that the company tried to do too much too quickly.
Bill Ray, 05 Aug 2008
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Micron debuts SSD duo

America's last standing DRAM manufacturer, Micron Technology, has bulked out its solid-state drive range, with two large capacity models offering huge performance and power-management benefits.
James Sherwood, 05 Aug 2008
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MPs lambast BBFC over Batman

MPs Keith Vaz and Iain Duncan Smith have weighed in on the hoohah over the violent content of The Dark Knight and its controversial 12A classification.
Sarah Bee, 05 Aug 2008
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Facebook throws open developer fund compo

Facebook is offering grants to developers making applications for the social networking site - entries must be in by 29 August.
John Oates, 05 Aug 2008
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Mac users urged to ditch Safari

Surfers should steer clear of Safari until it introduces better anti-phishing protection, a US consumer rights magazine has advised.
John Leyden, 05 Aug 2008

Wii MotionPlus will be cheap

Nintendo isn’t willing to say how much MotionPlus will cost whenever it finally hits the shops, but the firm’s president has stated that it’ll be fairly cheap.
James Sherwood, 05 Aug 2008
HP

Deutsche Post axes massive HP services deal

Deutsche Post has jilted Hewlett Packard at the altar barely six months after the pair announced a seven-year outsourcing deal.
Joe Fay, 05 Aug 2008
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Samsung scores Chelsea camera duo

Fans of the “The Blues” rejoice, 'cause in addition to wearing Chelsea Football Club’s strip to Stamford Bridge, you can now snap Lampard and the gang on Samsung’s Chelsea compact cameras.
James Sherwood, 05 Aug 2008
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The solar-powered gadget purse

We all carry a stack of gadgets around with us, but whether you keep them in a handbag, manbag, pocket or plastic bag, it’s keeping them charged up that’s important. Enter the Power Purse.
James Sherwood, 05 Aug 2008
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Tasing of unarmed opposition peaks among firearms cops

The latest Home Office figures show Taser usage by English and Welsh police firearms teams in non-firearms situations has peaked. However, overall plods' usage is up as the weapons are being more widely issued.
Lewis Page, 05 Aug 2008
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Webcam hacker-ogler jailed for four years

A middle-aged Cypriot has been jailed for four years after he was convicted of hacking into internet webcams in order to spy on teenage girls.
John Leyden, 05 Aug 2008
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Pioneer's 500GB Blu-ray disc

Pioneer launched a 400GB Blu-ray disc just last month, but the firm’s already smashed its own capacity ceiling by unveiling a 500GB successor.
James Sherwood, 05 Aug 2008
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World's dumbest file-sharer: Judge to the rescue

The Judge who presided over the first successful prosecution of an American P2P file sharer has hinted that he has changed his mind - and may nullify the trial.
Andrew Orlowski, 05 Aug 2008
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Microsoft charts security vuln MAPP

Microsoft has announced plans to share additional details about security vulnerabilities in its products in an attempt to prevent attackers from exploiting them before patches are released to its customers.
Dan Goodin, 05 Aug 2008
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Symantec drafts nSuite for virtualization ops

Symantec is still keen to buy clout in the endpoint virtualization space after purchasing Altiris in early 2007 and creating a new group around it.
Austin Modine, 05 Aug 2008
IBM

IBM gets hip with 'cool' Ubuntu PC deal

LinuxWorld IBM is today expected to announce expanded backing for Ubuntu in a desktop and collaboration software deal to challenge Microsoft's Windows and Office.
Gavin Clarke, 05 Aug 2008
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EMC in fourth-gen CLARiiON call

EMC's fourth generation CLARiiON mid-range storage array is announced today with a 4-model range topped by a quad-core processor and offering flash drive support.
Martin Edwards, 05 Aug 2008
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Unencrypted traveler data laptop disappears then reappears

Updated Updated Update The missing laptop has now been found – in the office from which it was apparently stolen. A spokesperson for Verified Identity Pass which operates the program said late yesterday the laptop was “not in an obvious location” according to local news station CBS 5. She added that the firm was investigating whether …
Dan Goodin, 05 Aug 2008
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Delta aims Wi-Fi at American planes

Despite a champion effort to nickel and dime its way to profitability, Delta Airlines knows there's still some loose money in customers' pockets to be won.
Austin Modine, 05 Aug 2008
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IBM's Ubuntu deal favors the server

LinuxWorld Ubuntu is the latest Linux distro to fall under the loving gaze of systems giant IBM, in its endless march to unseat Microsoft from business desktops and servers.
Gavin Clarke, 05 Aug 2008
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Online cult decides federal court case

Jimbo Wales and his worldwide online cult are now deciding federal court cases.
Cade Metz, 05 Aug 2008