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In-game advertising in video games, may boom

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Gaming

More and more U.S. TV viewers are fast-forwarding through TV commercials and as a result, in-game advertising in video games, may boom.

War of the Worlds premiere

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Movies
SciFi

Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds starring Tom Cruise will be having its world premiere in Tokyo, Japan on Monday 13 June, Stewart Till, Chairman and CEO of UIP confirmed today in London.

Fashion industry covets 'iPod factor'

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Sci/Tech

CAN you imagine putting your address book and photo album on in the morning along with your socks? Or how about using a "3D printer" to make your own shoes on demand? How about clothes peppered with plastic LEDs that let you change the fabric's pattern at will?

Red Hat wants the patent legislation changed

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Linux

The Red Hat announcement related to Fedora Foundation, an organization whose purpose will be to develop the distribution that bears its name, is a proof of the company's vision on patents.

NVIDIA CoolBits For Linux Guide

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Hardware

NVIDIA, however, has released its new drivers that include some interesting features. In addition to Xinerama and OpenGL 2.0 support, CoolBits also accompanies this latest package. For those who haven't heard of or never used CoolBits, this is a NVIDIA overclocking utility for Microsoft Windows (until now) which could be enabled by a simple registry tweak and allows the user to substantially increase their VPU and memory speeds

Mandriva Linux: The next generation Distro ?

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MDV

Linux distributions have become better and more user friendly over the years while retaining their characterising stability. To prove this I have just run a completely new installation of Mandriva Linux 2005 limited edition. Mandriva Linux has always been renowed as one of the most user friendly distributions available.

High-Tech Industry Is Unresponsive To Online Customers

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Misc

The high-tech industry has conquered many technologies, but when it comes to online customers, e-mail isn't one of them, according to a study released Friday.

Push for California violent video game bill stalls

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Gaming

A bill before the California Assembly to ban the sale of violent video games has been shelved because of a lack of support, an aide to its author said on Friday.

Triple-Barreled Trojan Attack Builds Botnets

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Security

The three-pronged attack is being described as "unprecedented" because of the way the Trojans communicate with each other to infect a machine, disable anti-virus software and leave a back door open for future malicious use. "This is so slick, it's scary.

Mytob's Hackers May Spawn Unstoppable 'Super Worm'

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Security

There's mounting evidence that a group of industrious hackers is working on an especially destructive "super worm" that could spread from PC to PC indefinitely, or until it ran out of targets to infect.

Red Hat set to release Fedora 4

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Linux

Red Hat is readying the first major update to its free Fedora Core Linux distribution since November 2004. Expected June 13, a week behind schedule, the software will be delayed because of a snafu securing legal permission for the software's code-name.

Apple to ditch IBM, switch to Intel chips

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Mac

Despite denials when the story was first leaked by Wall Street Journal last month, Apple Computer plans to announce Monday that it's scrapping its partnership with IBM and switching its computers to Intel's microprocessors.

MSN site hacking went undetected for days

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Microsoft
Web

Password-stealing software planted by hackers was active on Microsoft's popular MSN Web site in South Korea for days before the world's largest software company learned about the break-in and removed the computer code.

Phishers going after small fry

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Security

The number of credit unions in phishing e-mails has been growing over the past months, Hubbard said. The total rose from three in February to 21 in May.

Community Debates M$'s Open-Source Agenda

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Microsoft

Analysts and insiders-including Linus Torvalds-say they think that Microsoft's move to start a dialogue with the open-source community shows that the company is recognizing that open source has real, lasting value.

Mini-Review of A mini slack

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Linux
Reviews
-s
Slax Popcorn Edition v 5.0.5

Contained in 124 MB is Slackware scaled down. An attractive desktop experience was had by all. The popcorn edition is a smaller version containing XFCE and Fluxbox as opposed to KDE and is said to be able to run from an usb flash drive. It comes with Firefox for browsing, thunderbird for email and gaim for instant messaging in addition to the file tools included with XFCE and the underlying linux os foundation.

Red Hat Creates Fedora Foundation

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Linux

Red Hat Inc. has decided to hand over control of the open-source Fedora Project, creating the new Fedora Foundation to manage the project.

Open source licence pruning about to begin

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OSS

As the Open Source Initiative (OSI) is readying a group to tackle the issues of licence proliferation, earlier proposals to solve the problem have fallen into disgrace.

Linux Muscles Into M$'s Space

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Linux
Microsoft

Is Linux a better choice for business than, say, a proprietary operating system such as Microsoft Windows? The debate, full of passion and conviction, rages on both sides of this issue.

With Linux, the uptime is high, the price is low, and the flexibility is amazing.

Nothing Says Hot Like Babes Wearing Shiny Plastic

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Hardware

The use of booth babes in trade shows is nothing new. However, Computex uses booth babes for more than just decoration. Unlike other trade shows where the girls just stand around and look good, the babes are Computex can be divided into four working groups.

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