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Leading brains take on big ideas

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Luminaries from the worlds of technology, entertainment and design are gathering in Oxford to share their thinking about our future.

Good Laptop Gains Little From Built-In Cell Receiver

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WiFi isn't always there for the taking, even if you're willing to pay for it. Sony's new Vaio T350 includes a built-in GSM cellular data receiver that works out of the box and leaves the PC Card slot open for other uses.

Man Charged With Stealing Wi-Fi Signal

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Police have arrested a man for using someone else's wireless Internet network in one of the first criminal cases involving this fairly common practice.

Big Brother recruits cameraphone users

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A UK firm today unveiled plans for a service that allows members of the public to send pictures of antisocial behaviour to local authorities using mobile phones.

Explosions Rock London's Transport System

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Communications networks remain largely intact, but mobile and fixed-line phone networks are severely congested.

Downloading not unethical

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Two-thirds of U.S. college students see nothing unethical about downloading digital copyrighted files without paying, a survey found.

Nasa probe strikes Comet Tempel 1

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US space agency (Nasa) scientists are celebrating after seeing a probe crash into the heart of a comet.

Etch-A-Sketch to Be on U.K. Cell Phones

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For doodlers who can't get enough etching and sketching at home, Etch-A-Sketch is coming to a cell phone.

Ultra-high speed network bows in Florida

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The Florida LambdaRail Network -- the next-generation Internet with 100 times the capacity of the previous system -- has gone live at 10 Florida universities, moving information at 10 gigabits per second.

Space station gets HAL-like computer

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A voice-operated computer assistant is set to be used in space for the first time on Monday – its operators hope it proves more reliable than "HAL", the treacherous speaking computer in the movie 2001.

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