Man convicted for chipping Xbox

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Legal

A 22-year-old man has become the first person in the UK to be convicted for modifying a video games console.

9 PC makers, retailers to help AMD in lawsuit against Intel

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Legal

Nine out of the 32 PC manufacturers and retailers to which AMD has sent letters seeking support in its antitrust lawsuit against Intel say they are willing to assist AMD.

More Computer Classes Urged for Kids

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Misc

Even in a nation where most every school has Internet access and computer use often starts by nursery school, teachers of technology see a warning message flashing.

My Kinda Gal: KateOS 2.1

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Linux
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KateOS 2.1 was released on June 21 and you knew tuxmachines was gonna take a look. Originally based on Slackware, KateOS has evolved into it's own wonderful distribution. Full featured, ready to go out of the box, and with updateos, KateOS could very well replace your current distro of choice. By way of introduction, I quote the site: "Kate OS is a Polish lightweight distribution. It is a multitasking operating system, which brings all that is necessary for: programmers, webmasters, administrators and home users. The most important Kate OS features are high efficiency, safety, reliability and low system requirements." It didn't take long to realize that Kate was my kinda gal. I was in love.

Teenager slain for his iPod portable music player

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Misc

Two teenagers were under arrest Sunday on suspicion of killing another teen for his iPod portable music player, police said.

Famed HP garage returning to glory

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Hardware

For the past year, HP has been restoring the Palo Alto home that birthed both the company and Silicon Valley's garage start-up culture.

Downloading not unethical

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Sci/Tech

Two-thirds of U.S. college students see nothing unethical about downloading digital copyrighted files without paying, a survey found.

War of the Worlds passes $200 million worldwide

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Movies

"War of the Worlds" took in more than $200 million worldwide in its first four days in release, with foreign grosses slightly larger than domestic box-office.

Aussie Linux body faces growing pains

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Linux

The future of Linux Australia (LA) is in doubt as the organisation debates how to best carry out its operations with limited resources.

C3 Show Sees Search for Simple Security

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Security

The C3 Expo offers products, services and seminars galore addressing the increasingly vast area of computer security. But what do IT managers and business users need most?

Nasa probe strikes Comet Tempel 1

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Sci/Tech

US space agency (Nasa) scientists are celebrating after seeing a probe crash into the heart of a comet.

AMD wins anti-shred request

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Legal

AMD asked the court on Friday to serve subpoenas for the preservation of documents in the possession of specified third parties so they may be used as evidence in the litigation. The court granted the request shortly after.

AMD's quest may benefit M$

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Hardware

The antitrust suit singles out Microsoft for its willingness to support an innovative processor that AMD pioneered. A victory for AMD could give Microsoft more influence in its dealings with Intel, under the notion that the Redmond software company could just as easily work with AMD instead.

PowerColor X700 Bravo Edition

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Hardware
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I have such a special card on my hands today, the PowerColor X700 Bravo Edition, a card designed to deliver optimum visual quality featuring Dual DVI and HDTV outputs, good 3D performance while remaining completely silent. You can guess which portion of the market it is aimed at; HTPC systems and people obsessed with silence. Let us see how well it manages to compete in the video card arena.

Graphic cards to get water cooling

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Gaming

We recently met with the founders of one of the few major graphic card manufacturers in the US and chatted about upcoming trends in the graphic card industry. BFG expects heat dissipation to become one of the focus areas for the development of future high-end cards, some of which could sell for more than $1000.

E-mail today is 69 percent spam

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Security

Bickering among software companies over who should set e-mail standards has allowed the amount of worldwide spam to jump to 69 percent.

Japanese breaks pi memory record

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Misc

A Japanese mental health counsellor has broken the world record for reciting pi, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, from memory.

More arrests, computers seized in FBI piracy bust

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Web

The Justice Department seized hundreds of computers and arrested four people in an international crackdown on Internet pirates illegally distributing copyrighted video games, software and first-run movies, such as the latest episode of "Star Wars."

AMD accuses Dixons of colluding with Intel on chips

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Hardware

Dixons, the electrical goods retailer headed by John Clare, has been dragged into the vicious legal dispute between the rival computer chip makers, AMD and Intel.

Paid for messaging from MS MSN Messenger

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Microsoft

The latest deal between Microsoft and Vodafone brought forward a new but disturbing fact. Microsoft has started charging its Messenger subscribers to send IM messages to mobile phones in nine different countries.

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