U.S. Won't Cede Control of Net Computers

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Web

The U.S. government will indefinitely retain oversight of the main computers that control traffic on the Internet, ignoring calls by some countries to turn the function over to an international body, a senior official said Thursday.

Adware companies not breaking law

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Web

Adware companies do not break trademark laws when they use a retailer's Web address to trigger coupons and other ads for rivals' products, a federal appeals court has found.

Feds Target Internet Piracy Organizations

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Web

The government announced an 11-nation crackdown yesterday on Internet piracy organizations responsible for stealing copies of the latest "Star Wars" film and other movies, games and software programs worth at least $50 million.

KDE Announces the 24 Google Projects

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KDE

The KDE Project and Google announce the 24 KDE projects selected for the "Summer of Code" project. The lucky students and the KDE e.V. will receive a total of $120,000 if they can complete their projects in the allotted two months.

XP Starter under the gun

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Microsoft

Even as Microsoft's low-cost version of Windows reaches more corners of the globe, some analysts are wondering whether it is hitting the mark.

IBM to Apple: Watt Me Worry?

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Mac

Apple said earlier this month that it will switch to Intel chips from PowerPC chips as IBM's future PowerPC processors' projected power consumption will make them too difficult to design into future Apple systems. But IBM begs to differ.

Tom Cruise admits to alien belief

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Movies

Actor Tom Cruise has admitted that he believes in aliens, saying it would be "arrogant" to think that extra-terrestrial beings did not exist.

AMD Leaves Lenovo Out of Antitrust Complaint

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Hardware

Advanced Micro Devices' 48-page antitrust complaint against rival Intel reads like a list of major players in the global PC industry, with one glaring exception: there's no mention of China's Lenovo Group.

Etch-A-Sketch to Be on U.K. Cell Phones

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Sci/Tech

For doodlers who can't get enough etching and sketching at home, Etch-A-Sketch is coming to a cell phone.

AMD Japan sues Intel Japan for $55 million

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Legal

Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s Japan unit said Thursday that it has filed two lawsuits against Intel Corp.'s Japanese unit for $55 million in damages.

Unsung heroes

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Misc

Bill Gates, the web's Tim Berners-Lee and Linux developer Linus Torvalds are among the stars of today's IT industry but they stand on the shoulders of the many visionaries, inventors and entrepreneurs who gave birth to the modern computing business.

The Xbox 360 and the PS3: late bloomers or complete failures?

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Gaming

The most ironic bit of it all is that according to developers, if either manufacturer had decided to use an Athlon 64 or a Pentium D in their next-gen console, they would be significantly ahead of the competition in terms of CPU performance.

Learn PHP - Getting dynamic

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Software

The whole point of coding in PHP instead of just using HTML files is to make everything dynamic. You want the pages to make themselves, so you can spend more time counting your loot. The ideal way to get content onto your pages is from a database. First of all, databases are, as the name suggests, great places to store data. Secondly, clients pay more if you use the words "database" and "dynamic" in the quote and invoice.

Heat up the asphalt with 'Juiced'

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Reviews
Gaming

THQ's new racing title makes flying around a corner at top speeds pretty fun stuff. Steer your custom vehicle all the way to the top of the standings. Fans of the Gran Turismo series and Need for Speed will enjoy this game.

Dell begins shipping newest Red Hat Linux

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Linux

Dell has begun shipping Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, the computer maker said in its Linux blog.

Did Intel Kill Opteron?

AMD's antitrust lawsuit against Intel, which alleges bullying behavior on a massive scale, offers one explanation as to why one of AMD's hottest chips never caught on.

Google sued over 'click fraud' in Web ads

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Legal

A seller of online marketing tools said on Wednesday it sued Google Inc., charging that the Web search giant has failed to protect users of its advertising program from "click fraud," costing them at least $5 million.

AMD vs. Intel Leaves Apple Untouched

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Hardware

Martin Reynolds, an analyst at Gartner Inc., said "it does raise the question of why Apple selected Intel over AMD. It isn't too presumptuous to assume that Apple made the decision based on the facts that AMD and Intel offered."

'Destroy All Humans!' Is Campy Fun

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Reviews
Gaming

What would an advanced, space-faring civilization possibly need from creatures who think sliced bread is a marvel?

Antispam proposals advance

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Security

An Internet standards group approved two "experimental" antispam proposals, sidestepping a controversy dividing Microsoft and its e-mail competitors.

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