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Investors to commercialize open source

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Increasingly, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists are using open-source software and a subscription-pricing model to build new companies. In particular, the area of open-source infrastructure software, which is typically an expensive purchase for customers, has seen a great deal of activity.

Radio receivers record cosmic rays hitting Earth

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A small prototype array in Germany has detected several radio flashes from cosmic rays that smack into the Earth's upper atmosphere.

Price of next-gen gaming? $1,710

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Gaming

Want to enjoy the full experience of a next generation console game? It could cost you somewhere in the neighborhood of $1,710.

Internet Phones Given 911 Deadline

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Internet phone providers were ordered Thursday to begin supplying reliable 911 emergency call service after regulators heard an anguished Florida woman describe how she was unable to summon help to save her dying infant daughter.

Big Linux 2.1 (3D) Screenshots

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Linux

A new version of BIG LINUX has been released. Besides being the first Linux distribution with 3D desktop capabilities (in GNOME and KDE), the most important improvement in BIG LINUX 2.1 is the ability to use a web cam with AMSN.

phoronix.com has posted some nice screenshots.

Data theft involving four banks

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Security

Electronic account records for some 500,000 banking customers at four different banks were allegedly stolen and sold to collection agencies in a data-theft case that has so far led to criminal charges against nine people, including seven former bank employees.

Cell phones top lists of what gets us steamed

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Sci/Tech

For a gaggle of reasons — confusing bills, poor customer service, spotty coverage, long-term contracts, handsets that die early — cell phones have become the thing people hate yet can't live without.

BSA slams lack of action over piracy

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Misc

The Business Software Alliance (BSA) urged the UK government on Wednesday to take tougher action against copyright violation to combat the spiralling rate of unlicensed software.

Porn Valley Goes Blogging

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Web

Porn stars, porn gossip scribes and porn production workers are turning to blogs to expose what it's really like to live and work in the San Fernando Valley-based sex industry.

Why the FCC is targeting VoIP 911 calls

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Most Americans take it for granted that when they dial 911 they will reach a dispatcher who can immediately summon an ambulance, fire truck or police patrol. Because of a range of technical and other problems, VoIP 911 calls are often unreliable, in particular may be misdirected to emergency-services administrative offices.

Netscape's Two-Headed Monster

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Web

Like something out of Dr. Frankenstein's laboratory, the programmers at Netscape have resurrected a browser that most Internet users had left for dead. Netscape 8 lets you view Web pages using either the Firefox or Internet Explorer engine.

Call for radical rethink of games

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Video games have to change if they are to become mainstream, a leading figure in the gaming industry has warned.

Doom Comes to Wireless Phones

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Sci/Tech

Jamdat Mobile announced at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles that it has acquired the rights to a wireless version of the popular videogame Doom from game maker id Software. The company will develop and release the game to coincide with the release of a motion picture version of Doom.

Daily Earthquake Forecasts for CA Now Online

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Starting today, Californians will be able to check the Internet for their daily earthquake forecast.

Is your boss monitoring your e-mail?

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Misc

If you're working for a U.S. company, there's a good chance you're being watched--and you may get fired for how you use your computer or office phone.

SourceForge.net Surpasses 100,000

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SourceForge.net, the world's largest Open Source collaborative development site, has announced that it has surpassed the 100,000th project milestone and registered users have surpassed the one million mark as of May 17, 2005.

How To Use Your Oven To Surf The Web

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A new broadband networking scheme could have Web surfers plugging their computers into the oven.

Netscape ready to launch antiphishing browser

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Netscape is expected to release on Thursday the final version of Netscape 8, a Web browser designed to protect users against online scams such as phishing.

Sun signs StarOffice agreement for 4,000 Irish schools

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More than 4,000 Irish schools could be moving to Sun Microsystems' StarOffice productivity suite after it signed a deal with Ireland's NCTE. The agreement is the second piece of good news for supporters of alternatives to Microsoft.

Flipper is going wireless

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South African researchers plan to collar dusky dolphins next month with a new tracking device that uses cell phone sim cards.

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Software: Open Build Service (OBS) and Spotify 'App'

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KDE: Sponsorship, GSoC and KDE Connect

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Security Leftovers

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