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IBM steps into open-source Java project

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OSS

IBM has begun participating in open-source Java project Harmony and intends to contribute code to the initiative, according to a Big Blue executive.

Web Publishers Eye Your Wallet

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Web

Remember a time before cable, when everyone just got broadcast TV for free? That's kind of where the internet is right now. Don't expect it to stay that way.

Sun plans to make all its software free

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OSS

Sun Microsystems president and COO Jonathan Schwartz on Thursday cited the company's plans to eventually offer all of its software for free as a way to build communities around its technologies.

Mobile networks bear blast calls

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Misc

Mobile phone networks are bearing the weight of calls once more as news of four blasts across London spreads.

Sizing up the Linux desktop market, part 1

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Linux

A vice president and senior analyst with Ideas International in Port Chester, N.Y., Iams has spent 13-plus years evaluating and contrasting the features and functionality of the leading operating systems. Despite years of hearing that a Linux on the desktop explosion was just on the horizon, he said the market has yet to take off. But that's just half of the story.

Sony to Release Web Browser for PSP

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Gaming

Sony officials Thursday said the company will release a software upgrade that will let the PlayStation Portable video game system surf the Web without a cumbersome software trick.

The future is open source

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OSS

In 1995, at an IDC conference in Europe, Bill Gates said his biggest enemy was the unknown. Business challenges in the IT sector can come from left field in a very short time, he said. Ten years on, his enemy may now be known.

AMD loses QuakeCon 2005 sponsorship to Intel

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Hardware

INTEL WILL BE SPONSORING this year's QuakeCon - a free gaming convention held in Dallas - it was revealed this month, in what could be a large blow to AMD's gaming fanbase.

Driven to distraction by technology

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Sci/Tech

The typical office worker is interrupted every three minutes by a phone call, e-mail, instant message or other distraction. The problem is that it takes about eight uninterrupted minutes for our brains to get into a really creative state.

Online pirates pounce on new Harry Potter book

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Web

The sixth book in the Harry Potter series, the fastest-selling book of all time, has become among the quickest to fall prey to Internet piracy, with illicit copies available online within hours of its release.

Matrix-style 'bullet-time' in multiplayer gaming

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Gaming

In a strange example of the cyber-world imitating Hollywood imitating the cyber-world, Finnish researchers have developed a way to achieve the "bullet-time" effect of the movie The Matrix in real-time multiplayer games.

What's your number, Kevin Mitnick?

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Security

Elite ex-hacker Kevin Mitnick says most of the social engineering attacks using fraudulent identities that made him famous could have been stopped if his targets had just asked for his phone number.

Internet phone firm advances 911 service

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Sci/Tech

The nation's leading Internet telephony service moved closer to offering a complete emergency calling service Monday, signing an agreement with a vendor experienced in providing enhanced 911 data to public safety officials.

Feds Accuse Firms in Porn E-Mail Scheme

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Legal

Federal regulators accused seven companies Wednesday of hiring others to send illegal e-mails with pornographic messages to tempt consumers to visit adult Internet sites.

HP Propelling Linux Into Truly 'Big' Time

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Linux

In a move that suggests Linux is finally ready for prime time, Hewlett-Packard is giving the free software a bigger role on some of its toughest servers.

'GTA' Game Rating Changed to Adults-Only

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Gaming

The video game industry on Wednesday changed to adults-only the rating of "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas," a best-selling game in which explicit sexual content can be unlocked with an Internet download.

What CIOs should know about the open source revolution

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OSS

CIOs can gain competitive advantages by taking part in the open source revolution, a movement that will shake up the power structure of the IT world, said Julie Hanna Farris, the founder of Scalix. Farris explains why open source is not a fad and how it will benefit the business world.

Oh no, James "Scotty" Doohan dies at 85

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Obits

James Doohan, the burly chief engineer of the Starship Enterprise in the original "Star Trek" TV series and motion pictures who responded to the apocryphal command "Beam me up, Scotty," died early Wednesday. He was 85.

Mozilla Releases Firefox-1.0.6

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Moz/FF

Mozilla has released version 1.0.6 of Firefox. This release is a stability update and Mozilla recommends users to upgrade to this latest version.

Spam King goes legit

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Misc

He's been called the King of Spam, sued by Eliot Spitzer, forced into bankruptcy by Microsoft, and even soundly satirized by Jon Stewart's The Daily Show, but now Scott Richter says he has gone legit, and expects others will follow.

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