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.

Video games attaining a greater literary bent

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Gaming

There is an unequal alliance between movies, books and video games. Best-selling books frequently have been made into movies, and popular video games increasingly are turning into Hollywood fare. But finding a connection between books and video games is far less common, although not unprecedented.

IBM lays off 100 workers

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Hardware

IBM announced Friday that it had laid off 100 employees at its Silicon Valley Laboratory in San Jose, part of the company's efforts to shed 10,000 to 13,000 jobs worldwide.

IBM Left in the Dark

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Mac

Apple purportedly pulled a bit of a fast one on IBM, with Jobs only informing IBM of the decision late in the day Friday, right before Monday's big announcement. IBM apparently learned of the possibility of the deal the way most of us did, through news reports.

Planet Mandriva

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MDV

Providing a unique source for updates about the work and lives of Mandriva Linux contributors, around the world and around the clock.

Ati: Xbox 360 will outperform PS3

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Gaming

"I think PS3 will almost certainly be slower and less powerful," says graphics guru Richard Huddy in an interview. Of course he'd say that, he's ATI's Developer Relations Manager.

NVIDIA Geforce 7800 GFX

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Hardware

430MHz core, 1400MHz memory, 24 pipes

As for the specs, the Geforce 7800 GFX will be clocked at 430MHz core with 1400MHz memory. It will be equipped with 256MB of 256 bit memory, at least the version we are telling you about will be. It will also feature two DVI's, VIVO and HDTV support.

Windows Mobile 5.0 is vulnerable

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Microsoft

Windows Mobile 5.0 Messaging and Security Feature Pack (MSFP) don't succeed to meet the security requirements of an enterprise environment.

Plasma in reactors echoes distribution of galaxies

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Sci/Tech

Nuclear fusion reactors could be used to study what the universe was like just after the big bang. So claims a physicist who noticed that the plasma created inside these reactors is distributed in a strikingly similar way to galaxies in today's universe.

AMD Details Early Quad-Core Plans

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Hardware

In a detailed briefing for analysts in New York on Friday, executives at Advanced Micro Devices painted the company as making "irreversible progress" into new architectures, specifically multicore microprocessors and 64-bit processing.

Burden is on us to protect our data

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Security

If you had to guess, how many companies would you say have enough of your personal data stored in various databases to make even a rookie crook ready for prime-time conning? Ten, perhaps? What about 50, 100 or 1,000? You probably don't know the answer, and that is exactly the problem.

Hard drives for 'terabyte lives'

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Hardware

As hunger for storage grows unabated, hard drive makers are continuing to push storage capacity up, while keeping physical size down.

PHP celebrates 10th birthday

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Software

It has been 10 years since Rasmus released the first version of PHP. PHP is an open-source programming language used by many dynamic websites.

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