Firefox Still Chipping Away at IE

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Moz/FF

The Mozilla Foundation's Firefox managed to slightly increase its usage share in the Web browser market in May, as it continues to compete against the market's Goliath: Microsoft's Internet Explorer. More mainstream users are discovering the alternative browser.

Xbox cable danger resurfaces

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Microsoft

Microsoft must be kicking themselves or those manufacturing their Xbox console this morning, after it was discovered the cable issue from earlier this year has resurfaced.

Security chip to limit OS X to Macs

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Mac

Apple could use the Trusted Platform Module chip to ensure that only Mac computers can run its OS X operating system.

Linux Lure

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Linux

It was nearly a disaster when Cedar Chang installed a Linux operating system in his notebook two years ago, eventually reinstalling the Windows XP bundled with his IBM notebook. But when the 27-year-old technology buff downloaded Linux-based Firefox, the experience was considerably different. So Chang rethought his decision to switch back to Windows XP.

Forbidden fruit

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Mac

Apple seeks more federal business, but along with Bigfoot and the Bermuda Triangle, its strategy remains a mystery.

Gamers turn cities into a battleground

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Gaming

Matt has been abandoned on Tower Bridge, London, with nothing except his clothes and a mobile phone. A woman dressed in black walks past, and Matt receives a text message to follow her. He doesn't know who she is, or where she is going. All he knows is that he must follow her if he is to find Uncle Roy.

MiniSlack is no mini Slack

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Linux
Reviews
-s

I have mentioned on more than one occasion that Slackware is one of my most favorite Linux distributions. So when on Friday, June 10, it was announced that Minislack 1.1 is ready, I thought this would be a good time to install and test this mini version. But is MiniSlack a mini Slack?

Tex says Pre-9 close

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PCLOS
-s

Possibly to be announced tonight or in the morning, barring any unforeseen delays, PCLinuxOS Pre-9 is about to be released.

RSS, Spyware’s next frontier.

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Security

VP of Threat Research at an anti-spyware company announced his predictions for 2005 in relation to security vulnerabilities. Most of the predictions were fairly predictable, however at least one of the predictions causes a pause for further thought.

Geforce 7800 to arrive in eight days

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Hardware
GTX not GFX

I MADE a nasty little typo calling G70 the Geforce 7800GFX, not the GTX but it won't change the realité that much. "Prepare yourself for the ultimate graphics experience coming in eight days".

Apple's NZ distributor happy with Intel decision

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Mac

Apple's decision to switch from IBM to Intel chips isn't fazing Renaissance, Apple's New Zealand distributor.

"It's very exciting news, but it's very early days yet," says Renaissance's Apple division head, Steve Ford.

Digital shakes up entertainment

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Sci/Tech

The people who make films, TV and music are trying to work out how to survive in a digital era where the consumer is in control.

Hong Kong plans to enact anti-spam law

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Security

Hong Kong plans to enact an anti-spam law next year to crack down on companies that send unsolicited e-mails or make automated telemarketing calls to consumers, an official has said.

NVIDIA Headquarters Tour

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Hardware

VR-Zone has got a chance to tour around the NVIDIA Headquarters at Santa Clara. However, we are not allowed to take any pictures inside their labs but here are some of the other pictures that might interest you guys.

Tour Pix

Enough Keyword Searches. Just Answer My Question.

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Web

SEARCH engines are so powerful. And they are so pathetically weak. When it comes to digging up a specific name, date, phrase or price, search engines are unstoppable. Yet for anything but simple keyword queries, even the best search engines are surprisingly ineffective.

Voluntary Disclosure Is the Threat to Password Security

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Security

Computers can remember complex bits of data effortlessly, but people routinely fumble that task. Naturally, one of the big trends in computing security is making users memorize complex passwords -- then regularly wipe those from their memory in favor of equally obscure replacements.

Viewing porn could cost judge

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Legal

A Salina, Kan., judge who used his office computer to view pornography will lose his job if the Kansas Supreme Court follows the recommendation of a judicial conduct commission.

YAHOO! Browsing

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Web

Yahoo! Inc., owner of the most-visited Web site, may consider developing its own Internet browser to help attract more users and advertisers to its Web sites, Chief Executive Officer Terry Semel said.

Text messages deliver woman from abductor

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Sci/Tech

Police in New York state were able to rescue a kidnapped 19-year-old Glen Burnie woman with the help of text messages she secretly sent over her cell phone while her abductor drove her to Long Island, N.Y., Maryland police said.

Tips for finding the perfect PC

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Hardware

Computer buyers shopping for themselves or their graduates this year have plenty to be happy about: Prices are still shrinking, and performance is still increasing. Here's a rundown of options to consider when looking at a computer.

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