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Microchip Pioneer Kilby Dies

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Obits

Nobel prize winner, co-inventor of integrated chips that ushered in digital age of personal computers, cell phones and Internet, succumbs to cancer Monday at age 81.

Rodents May Be Partly to Blame for Outage

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Sci/Tech

New Zealand's largest telecommunications provider was checking Tuesday whether rats gnawing a cable were partly to blame for an outage that disrupted mobile phone and Internet services and shut down the country's Stock Exchange on Monday.

ABIT Factory Tour

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Hardware

Join hardwaresecrets.com as they tour the Abit factory in SuZhou, China. From R&D, passed the assembly line, programming, and burn-in to rigorous testing, one can get some wonderful insight to the process of motherboard manufacturing.

Kicking Linux's Tires

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Linux

Tips for installing and road-testing Linux relevant to those who are still computing Bill Gates-style.

M$ Announces DRM-Oriented Programming Language

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Humor

No programming language is complete without its own set of paradigm-enriched buzzwords, and that's exactly what Microsoft has promised with its latest gift to the programming world, code-named Freedom Unencumbered (or FU for short).

Chess grandmaster to battle supercomputer

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Misc

The latest battle between man and machine will kick off at London's Wembley Centre on Tuesday afternoon, when UK's Michael Adams becomes the latest human chess player to take on a supercomputer.

Sun tries sharing Java again; still not open source

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OSS

Sun Microsystems is trying a new way to share its Java server software, launching a project called GlassFish that lets outsiders tinker with the project's source code but that stops well short of making it actual open-source software.

Japan cardholders 'hit' by theft

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Security

The hacker who was behind the biggest data theft seen in the US may also have compromised the data of Japanese cardholders, the government has said.

Korea brings open source to 10,000 schools

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Linux

No offence to Microsoft...

The South Korean government is rolling out a homegrown open source platform to 10,000 schools in the country.

Senator blasts Eidos' 25 to Life

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Gaming

Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-New York) is embarking on a crusade against Eidos, telling the New York Daily News that the British publisher is readying a game that makes "Grand Theft Auto look like Romper Room."

USPS & eBay team up

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Misc

The U.S. Postal Service and Internet auction site eBay have teamed up to offer a co-branded Priority Mail shipping service, in special boxes with a flat rate of $7.70.

Security tools face increased attack

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Security

As the pool of easily exploitable Windows security bugs dries up, hackers are looking for holes in security software to break into PCs, analysts said.

Black Market in Stolen Credit Cards

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Security
Web

"Want drive fast cars?" asks an advertisement, in broken English, atop the Web site iaaca.com. "Want live in premium hotels? Want own beautiful girls? It's possible with dumps from Zo0mer." A "dump," in the blunt vernacular of a relentlessly flourishing online black market, is a credit card number. And what Zo0mer is peddling is stolen account information - name, billing address, phone - for Gold Visa cards and MasterCards at $100 apiece.

Browser Comparison

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Software
IE6 verses Netscape 8 verses Opera 8 verses Firefox 1.0.4

While I was upgrading our Statistical hit counter, I was required to download the latest versions of Netscape 8.0.2 and Opera 8.0.1 in order to ensure I could correctly detect their browser strings in the counter. I already have IE6 SP2 and Firefox 1.0.4 installed so this looked like a good time to do a “first impressions” review of the four browsers. I’ll start with the browsers I am most familiar with and work my way down from there.

L4L interviews VP of Appgen Tech

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Software

Joanie Mann is a no-nonsense, “get it done and I don’t want to hear any excuses” type of executive. She not only believes that Appgen’s product, MyBooks is the best solution for the business world, she is highly capable of convincing you why it is as well. Lobby4Linux is sold. Will you be after reading the interview?

NVIDIA graphics drivers to go multithreaded

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Software

techreport.com recently spoke with Ben de Waal, NVIDIA's Vice President of GPU software, and he revealed that NVIDIA has plans to produce multithreaded ForceWare graphics drivers for its GeForce graphics products.

Sony spotlights films for Europe PSP launch

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Gaming

Sony will have 20 video games and 10 films on sale in September for the European launch of the PlayStation Portable, executives said on Monday, with 100,000 pre-recorded movies already sold around the world.

HP Ships More Than 1 Mil Linux Servers

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Hardware

HP has announced that it has set an industry-first milestone by shipping more than one million Linux servers to customers since 1998, 45% more than any other major hardware vendor.

Does the OS matter anymore?

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OS

Most of us have been conditioned for so long that the Microsoft "platform" is essential that we scarcely pause to think about alternatives. But as long as we can perform our essential tasks - print that report, send that email - does the operating system really matter?

MTV acquires virtual critter site NeoPets

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Web

MTV, which also owns runs Nickelodeon and Nick.com, said the addition of NeoPets.com to its portfolio will boost its presence in the online entertainment segment for children and young adults.

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