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Applesoft, Ogg, and the future of web video

Two years ago, cosmonaut and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth challenged open sourcers to turn the Linux desktop into a piece of art.
Gavin Clarke, 03 May 2010
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Egenera spans more iron with PAN Manager 6.0

Egenera was one of the pioneers not only in blade computing, but also in what we have come to now call unified computing. And while the company, which was spawned from the IT bowels of banking bad boy Goldman Sachs, doesn't make as big a splash now as it did a few years back, it's business is growing again, three years and one economic meltdown after changing gears from peddling server hardware to pushing virtual server management tools.
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Ten Essential... iPhone Games

Product Round-upProduct Round-up Despite Nintendo and Sony’s cries to the contrary, the iDevices are fast becoming serious players in handheld gaming.
Andrew Bailey, 03 May 2010
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McKinnon's mum fights for civil liberties in parliamentary run

InterviewInterview Janis Sharp, mother of accused Pentagon hacker Gary McKinnon, is upbeat about her run for Parliament despite acknowledging she has little chance of becoming an MP.
John Leyden, 03 May 2010
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DVLA off-road system seriously off-message

The DVLA’s off-road notification system is a shambles: legally unenforceable and administrative chaos. Two recent court cases suggest that the DVLA has been acting unlawfully and does not have the powers it thinks it has when it comes to pushing motorists around.
Jane Fae , 03 May 2010
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Semi sales rush to new peak

After a slight dip in February that was nothing compared to the precipice that chip sales plummeted over a year ago during the economic meltdown, global semiconductor sales did a sequential bump and are kissing the peak sales the industry hit in November 2007.
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Jobs: One million iPads sold

Apple announced on Monday that one million iPads were sold in the first four weeks of the "magical and revolutionary" device's availability in the US market.
Rik Myslewski, 03 May 2010
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OpSource adds storage to compute cloud

OpSource has created a storage utility called Cloud Files to accompany its virtual private compute cloud, OpSource Cloud, introduced last summer.
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iPhone code ban facing antitrust inquiry?

The US Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission are exploring an antitrust inquiry into Apple's ban on iPhone code translation, according to a report citing a "person familiar with the matter."
Cade Metz, 03 May 2010
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Hackers release jailbreak for iPad and newer iPhones

Hackers have once again wrested a measure of control from Apple's iron-fisted grasp of iPads and newer iPhones with the release of jailbreaking software that allows hundreds of unapproved apps to be installed on the devices. The package, called Spirit, was released over the weekend for devices running firmware versions 3.1.2, 3.1.3, and 3.2, which until now weren't easily freed from Steve Jobs' Howard-Hughesian control. The software allows users to customize homescreen images, tether the devices to a PC so they can be used as a modem and do other things that Apple considers verboten. It also allows users to install third-party apps from unapproved repositories such as Cydia and RockYourPhone.
Dan Goodin, 03 May 2010
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IBM shells out for Cast Iron

IBM has purchased Cast Iron System, an outfit that sells application integration appliances. Everything is cloudy these days, and now, the appliances sold by Cast Iron will have that puffy label slapped on them after Big Blue shelled out an unknown amount of cash for the company.
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Google borgs 3D desktop

Google has acquired Bump Technologies, a more-than-three-year-old startup that offers a 3D desktop interface known as, well, BumpTop.
Cade Metz, 03 May 2010
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Microsoft defends death of free video in IE 9

UpdatedUpdated Microsoft has gone on the defensive over its decision to exclude free video from the next version of Internet Explorer.
Gavin Clarke, 03 May 2010
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Hacked US Treasury websites serve visitors malware

UpdatedUpdated Websites operated by the US Treasury Department are redirecting visitors to websites that attempt to install malware on their PCs, a security researcher warned on Monday. The infection buries an invisible iframe in bep.treas.gov, moneyfactory.gov, and bep.gov that invokes malicious scripts from grepad.com, Roger Thompson, chief research officer of AVG Technologies, told The Register. The code was discovered late Sunday night and was active at time of writing, about 12 hours later.
Dan Goodin, 03 May 2010
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Twitter boots BitTorrent sites for 'abuse'

Twitter has suspended the accounts of two BitTorrent sites without prior notice and little explanation.
Cade Metz, 03 May 2010
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ATI Stream upgrade embraces OpenCL

The ATI Stream software development kit was bumped up to version 2.1 on Monday, receiving a hefty dose of OpenCL capabilities in the run-up to AMD's Fusion series of "accelerated processing units" (APUs) scheduled to appear next year.
Rik Myslewski, 03 May 2010
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Wayward 'zombiesat' poses risk to other satellites

An out-of-control Intelsat satellite that stopped communicating with ground crews last month poses a threat to other satellites as it wanders about 36,000km above the earth. Dubbed Galaxy 15, the satellite stopped responding to ground controllers on April 5, according to Space.com. Since then, engineers have sent more than 150,000 commands to the roving craft in an attempt to regain control of it.
Dan Goodin, 03 May 2010