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Pop-Up Ads Shed Blocks, Tackle Consumers

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Security

This one affects Linux users directly, advertisers have begun figuring out new ways to evade pop-up restrictions, and companies with goods and services to sell have been more than happy to place ads via these new channels, resulting in unpleasant surprises for users of such pop-up-blocking browsers as IE, Firefox, Safari and Opera.

Some Video on new UT2007

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Gaming

We've got a look at UT2007 in action on the latest GPU technology. GeForce 7800 Demo Footage!

Worry. But Don't Stress Out.

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Security

The problem of keeping data secure "exists on lots and lots of levels," said Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington. "You begin to see that the United States has an enormous problem that is spiraling out of control."

9/11 'JET' For Sale on Ebay

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Web

A creep posted an Internet ad claiming to be selling a piece of American Airlines Flight 11 - one of the planes that struck the Twin Towers on 9/11 - for close to $200,000.

Little Agreement on Spyware Guidelines

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Security

Many anti-spyware programs scour computer hard drives for those data-tracking files called cookies that we often get from Web visits. No surprise, then, that there's little agreement on what should be considered spyware, and what adware is exactly. Part of the challenge stems from how the term "spyware" evolved.

L4L hosts a Live Chat with the KmyMoney folks

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Software

Come one, come all! On 27 June, 2005 at 9:30 pm CST, Lobby4Linux is proud to sponsor a Live Chat with some of the DevTeam of KmyMoney. This personal finance application is quickly becoming the “Quicken Killer” for Linux. Remember, this Monday, 9:30 PM CST at Lobby4Linux.com. The chat board is powered by X7 Chat and can accommodate everyone who is interested.

Microsoft's Xbox 360, Sony's PS3 - A Hardware Discussion

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Gaming

The game developers are the ones that have to worry about which system is faster, whose hardware is better and what that means for the games they develop, but to us, the end users, it is the games and the overall experience that will sell both of these consoles.

'Star Wars' creator Lucas opens new HQ

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SciFi

Lucasfilm Ltd. on Saturday celebrated the move of the company - and most of its work force - to the Letterman Digital Arts Center.

Nerds unite at MIT Swapfest

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Misc

Every third Sunday from April through October, hundreds of technophiles gather in a Cambridge parking lot to pick through "All Things Nerdly."

Leaked Revolution Ad Suggests March 2006 Release

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Gaming

"Think Outside the Box" states a Revolution 'advert' leaked onto the 'net that also gives a release date. But is it genuine?

I'm innocent, says Indian in UK bank data scandal

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Legal

An Indian computer worker accused of selling the bank details of more than 1,000 people to a British newspaper says a friend had asked him to give a CD to a Briton to earn extra money, but he had no idea of its contents.

An Army of Soulless 1's and 0's

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Security

For thousands of Internet users, the offer seemed all too alluring: revealing pictures of Jennifer Lopez, available at a mere click of the mouse. But the pictures never appeared. The offer was a ruse, and the click downloaded software code that turned the user's computer into a launching pad for Internet warfare.

Hackers probe Outlook Express flaw

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Microsoft

The risk of an attack related to a flaw in Microsoft Outlook Express climbed this week, after underground hacking sites began circulating sample code for exploiting it.

M$ peers decry proposed licensing fees

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Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. was accused by its peers on Friday of trying to wring excessive licensing fees out of its settlement of the EU's landmark antitrust ruling.

Cars that run on overnight charge catch valley VC's eye

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Sci/Tech

With oil prices hitting new highs, venture capitalists are considering a kind of car you can plug into your home power outlet at night. And one person they'll be hearing from soon is Palo Alto's Felix Kramer.

NVIDIA Says No to 7800 GTX "AGP"

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Hardware

Ever since NVIDIA has introduced its 7800 GTX graphics adapter, one of the many questions that users have been asking is if NVIDIA would ever launch an AGP version of the aforementioned card. Well, information from one of the industry insiders who said that NVIDIA and ATI would probably not offer AGP versions of their upcoming product line.

E-Commerce's Growing Pains

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Web

Most of Web commerce turns 10 this year, including eBay, Yahoo and Amazon.com. The next decade produced a boom and bust that left EBay, Yahoo and Amazon, along with younger rival Google, as the Internet's top survivors. All four have been on a tear over the past year as they rushed to copy one another, roll out new services and buy a string of start-ups.

New Software Changes Wireless Technology Functions on Demand

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Sci/Tech

Taking wireless technology to the next level, NASA is leading the way in the field of Software Defined Radio, or SDR, a wireless technology that gives an electronic device the ability to quickly and easily perform new functions on demand.

Introduction to Case Modding

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Hardware

Go back just a few short years and the appearances of pretty much all computers were slight variations of the same theme. Boring beige boxes dominated the industry, and people looking to express their individuality with the style of their computer had to take matters into their own hands.

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