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Internet to Obama: 'Pass the joint'

President-elect Barack Obama has promised change. And there's one change that internet-happy Americans want more than another other. In an age of crippling recession, skyrocketing unemployment, and a looming threat environmental armageddon, their primary request is this: Pass the joint, yo
Austin Modine, 17 Jan 2009
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Infineon unleashes 4G chip

German chipmaker Infineon Technologies is sampling a new multi-standard transceiver chip sure to heat up the ongoing 4G contest between LTE and WiMAX.
Rik Myslewski, 17 Jan 2009
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EU says Microsoft violated law with IE on Windows

Microsoft has violated European competition law by including Internet Explorer with Windows, according to the European Commission.
Gavin Clarke, 17 Jan 2009
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Silverlight to follow Obama into US presidency

Barack Obama's inauguration as US president next week will be broadcast online using Microsoft's Silverlight browser-based media player.
Gavin Clarke, 17 Jan 2009
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Symantec boss on US Commerce Secretary shortlist

Symantec boss John Thompson is on a two-person shortlist to fill the role of the next US Commerce Secretary, the final unfilled vacancy in President-elect Barack Obama's cabinet.
John Leyden, 17 Jan 2009

LG shows off quad-band GSM watchphone

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Hitachi highlights gesture-controlled HD TV

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