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M$ fined $9 million for patent infringement

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Microsoft

Microsoft has been ordered to pay $9 million for infringing a spreedsheet patent with Excel. The jury in a Californian court awarded $8.96 million to Guatemalan inventor Carlos Amado who had sued the software giant for infringing his patent.

Devil's Advocate: M$ foolish patent policy

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Microsoft

Company out to patent innovations that precede its existence... If large companies are to be granted patents on ideas that have been commonplace for years and are based on fundamental concepts well understood for decades, they might as well be given taxation powers. The idea that their revenues are hard won in competitive markets will be defunct, if it is not already.

Genes blamed for fickle female orgasm

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Misc

Is this the ultimate excuse for poor performance in bed? "Sorry, darling," the man says, just before falling asleep. "It's your genes.

Seattle Is 'Most Unwired City' In America

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Sci/Tech

"Wireless is becoming a fundamental part of how we live," said Bert Sperling of Sperling's Best Places, which conducted the surveys. "The ability to access information and entertainment when and where you want it is simply irresistible to business people seeking greater productivity and consumers who live an on-the-go lifestyle." Seattle narrowly unseated former top position holders San Francisco and Portland , Ore.

AMD SLI vs Intel SLI

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Hardware
Reviews

This year has seen the arrival of many new interesting technologies such as PCI Express and DDR2. Yet to this day SLI still remains by far the most hyped about technology. SLI was designed by NVIDIA and allows two select graphics cards to work together. The results have been good, leaving us to wonder who really does offer the best SLI performance, AMD or Intel.

Apple opens up open-source effort

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KDE
Mac

Apple Computer has expanded its open-source operations, cheering volunteer Web browser coders who had raised complaints against the computer maker.

What does Apple’s move mean for Linux?

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Linux
Mac

Now that the rumors have turned out to be true, what is this going to mean for Linux — if anything?

Got computer rage? safe ways to vent

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Misc

Kent Norman did something most people would like to do with their workplace irritations. After work one day, he torched the source of his angst: a computer mouse.

Citigroup Says UPS Lost Data

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Security

Citigroup, the world's largest bank, on Monday said account and payment history data on 3.9 million of its customers were lost in transit by United Parcel Service.

Spoofing flaw resurfaces in Mozilla browsers

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Security

A 7-year-old flaw that could let an attacker place malicious content on trusted Web sites has resurfaced in the most recent Firefox browser, Secunia has warned.

United Airlines Cleared for Wi-Fi Onboard

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Sci/Tech

United Airlines, the world's second-largest carrier, received regulatory approval Monday to install wireless Internet access to its fleet in a partnership with Verizon Communications Inc.

Apple's Deal With Intel Won't Rattle IBM

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Hardware

While Apple Computer Inc.'s new embrace of Intel Corp. microprocessors leaves IBM in the cold, the news really isn't bad for Big Blue, which may have found the Apple account more trouble than it was worth.

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Apple to Switch Macs to Intel Chips

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Mac

Apple Confirms Plans to Switch Its Macintosh Line to Microprocessors Built by Intel

High Court Sides With States in Pot Case

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Legal

Federal authorities may prosecute sick people who smoke pot on doctors' orders, the Supreme Court ruled Monday, concluding that state medical marijuana laws don't protect users from a federal ban on the drug.

Pacman comes to life virtually

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Gaming

A human version of the classic arcade game Pacman, superimposing the virtual 3D game world on to city streets and buildings, is being developed by researchers at Singapore. "These games symbolize the dawn of an era where real and virtual interactive experience will form part of the routine of our daily lives."

EU praises M$ plan, to market test

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Microsoft

"I am happy that Microsoft has recognized certain principles which must underlie its implementation of the Commission's decision." Open source licensing was one of the problematic areas in negotiations between the Commission and Microsoft.

Lenovo Unveils Tablet PC-ThinkPad Device

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Hardware

Lenovo Monday unveiled a version of the ThinkPad X41 laptop device that incorporates a Tablet PC functionality.

AMD; Down On It's Luck Again

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Hardware

AMD, it is trapped in a vicious circle of supply and demand. AMD wants to supply its chips, but OEMs need enough quantity to cover the millions of PCs they retail annually.

XBOX 360 Shortages Possible, Says M$

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Gaming

UK Xbox chief admits that you might have trouble finding a 360 this Christmas, but blames demand rather than supply.

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