Nexuiz Released

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Gaming

After many years of development, Nexuiz has been released to the public! Nexuiz is a fast-paced, chaotic, and intense multiplayer first person shooter, focused on providing basic, old style deathmatch.

Comet put on list of potential Earth impactors

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Sci/Tech

A comet has been added to the list of potentially threatening near-Earth objects maintained by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Domain system creator honoured

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Web

The man largely responsible for developing the system which turns addresses on the web into numbers has received a prestigious award.

Sony tests CD protection technology

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Legal

Sony Entertainment has just introduced new form of compact discs that feature First4Internet's XCP copy protection technology that is expected to control piracy on a simple level with regular users.

Next-gen leaders talk about their consoles

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Gaming

Corporate mudslinging between game console makers begins as leaders on all sides size up the competition. The Japanese newspaper Asahi Shinbun's Friday edition featured an article with comments taken from the heads of the three console makers.

M$ makes last ditch effort to appease EC

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Microsoft

Microsoft has filed its latest attempt to comply with last year's EC anti-trust ruling mere hours before the deadline set by European authorities.

Computex 2005 Day 1

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Hardware

Day one of Computex has already been quite eventful; we've seen yet another working R520 demo performing some impressive H.264 GPU acceleration, as well as motherboards based on NVIDIA's new C51G. All that and much more in this Computex article...

Quake 4 Website Goes Live with Trailer

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Gaming

Id Software's Quake4 gets a home. The website has gone live with a chilling trailer and summary of the story.

Tech-Minded Kids Hike to Computer Camp

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Sci/Tech

With the summer camp season fast approaching, kids across the country will be stocking up on hiking shoes, bug spray and other necessities for adventures in the great outdoors. Thousands of others, however, will be enjoying adventures of the indoor variety: creating video games, building robots and designing Web pages.

Secure open source desktop gets public funding

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Linux

A UK company is using a six-figure sum from the UK government to develop a secure Linux-based desktop operating system.

Watergate's Deep Throat revealed

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Misc

The Washington Post has confirmed a former deputy chief of the FBI was Deep Throat, the source who leaked secrets during the Watergate scandal.

Coming Soon: National ID Cards?

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Security

Recently passed Real ID Act undermines civil rights. Driver's licenses will become national ID cards--and Americans will be at greater risk of identity theft--under a new federal law that passed without significant congressional debate, critics charge.

Forgetting to renew domain name can be disastrous

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Web

No statistics are available, but Larkins and other experts in the field say they see a fairly constant stream of businesses letting their domain name registries lapse. That omission, in turn, can lead to breakdowns of their Web sites or their e-mail systems. Just look at some of the names that have had this happen in the past couple of years:

GAO study of RFID technology, policy seen flawed

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Security

A recently released Government Accountability Office study of radio frequency identity device security is flawed because it omits discussion of technologies and federal policies in the arena, according to smart-card industry executives.

Linux drives worldwide server sales boom

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Linux

Huge demand for Linux servers has help push the overall server market to new heights, according to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker.

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NVIDIA Supports AMD 64 X2 Processors

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Hardware

NVIDIA announced that their entire line of NVIDIA nForce media and communications processors for AMD64 platforms fully support the new AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor.

Konstruct updated

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KDE

Konstruct updated to KDE 3.4.1. Konstruct is a build system which helps you install KDE releases and applications on your system from source tarballs.

X Factor - understanding the X window system

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Software

X was originally created in the mid-80s by a research group from MIT. Its goal was to create a windowing system quite unlike any that had been conceived before. Thus X's design differs greatly from that of other windowing systems, having designed-in support for many elements which are unique.

Is your laptop a pain in the neck?

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Hardware

Statistical information on injuries related to notebook computer use is scarce, but doctors report a steady stream of new patients who've overdone it on the machines.

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