In geek world, he's a celebrity

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Misc

Mention Chris Pirillo on your blog or Web site and, soon enough, he'll show up with a comment. This happens so often that bloggers call it "The Pirillo Effect."

Nvidia graphics chip to debut at game bash

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Hardware

Hard-core game enthusiasts descending on San Francisco next week will get first crack at buying Nvidia's long-awaited GeForce 7800 graphics cards.

Diesel powering 'Hitman' game to big screen

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Movies
Gaming

Vin Diesel, who returned to box office glory recently with the family comedy "The Pacifier," is bringing Agent 47 to life. He has signed on to star in 20th Century Fox's upcoming adaptation of "Hitman."

Rambus names Samsung in antitrust lawsuit

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Hardware

Rambus has added Samsung Electronics to its antitrust lawsuit against most of the DRAM industry, another development in the souring of relations between the two former partners.

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Three SATA-II Hard Drives Reviewed

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Hardware
Reviews

Today, we're looking at three sata-ll drives, plus we're comparing them with the Western Digital Caviar RAID Edition drive we reviewed several months ago. This allows us to see if there's any real performance difference between the old and new.

M$ sues US software pirates

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Microsoft

Microsoft today announced that it is filing four lawsuits against companies in Virginia and California for alleged distribution of counterfeit and/or illicit software and software components.

PC makers snub Windows sans media player

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Microsoft

Four major PC makers have no plans to sell the media-player-free version of Windows, which Microsoft was ordered to offer by Europe's competition commissioner.

Nvidia GF 7800 GTX $639 option

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Hardware

The Geforce 7800 GTX with 256MB - for now - sporting with DVI and TV out will add $639 to your PC's price.

Hashing exploit threatens digital security

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Security

Cryptographers have found a way to snip a digital signature from one document and attach it to a fraudulent document without invalidating the signature and giving the fraud away.

Falling CD sales can't be blamed on P2P swappers

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Web

Declining CD sales cannot be blamed on the rise of internet file-sharing networks, according to a new report into the state of the global online digital music industry.

FCC sets rules for VoIP 911

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Sci/Tech

Internet telephone service will soon come with a warning sticker.

Britney Spears a hit with hackers

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Security

The celebrity whose name is used most by hackers creating computer e-mail viruses has shifted from Microsoft chief Bill Gates to pop singer Britney Spears.

Space shuttle Discovery rolls toward launch pad

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Sci/Tech

Space shuttle Discovery is making its glacial crawl to launch pad 39B this morning to prepare it for blastoff next month.

Most Want U.S. to Make Internet Safe

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Security

Most Americans believe the government should do more to make the Internet safe, but they don't trust the federal institutions that are largely responsible for creating and enforcing laws online, according to a new industry survey.

Linux Fans Greet New Kernel Release

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Linux
Linux-2.6.11.12

A new version of the Linux kernel has been released, adding support for virtualization and showcasing the use of a new release-management tool developed by Linux inventor Linus Torvalds himself.

Java flaws open door to hackers

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Security

Sun Microsystems has fixed a pair of security bugs in Java that could be exploited by attackers to take over computers running Windows, Linux and Solaris.

The State Of Internet Security

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Web

While the scams that daily flood our e-mail in-boxes show no signs of abating, there is some good news for the users who have to sort through them all. So says VeriSign in its latest "State of Internet Security" address covering the first three months of 2005.

OpenSolaris Needs Time to Shine

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OS

Competitors and analysts are waiting to see whether possible Linux challenger OpenSolaris will build enough of a community to change Sun's business future.

M$ patches more holes

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Microsoft

Microsoft has released 10 security bulletins, three of them describing critical flaws that could let an attacker take complete control over a computer system

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