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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IE pop-up spoof won't get patch

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Microsoft

Microsoft does not plan to update Internet Explorer to prevent a spoofing attack that could trick users into giving out personal information to hackers.

'Virtual brewery' could float on stock exchange

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Web

"A beer company by the people for the people"

A 'virtual brewery' started by former employees of Computer Associates and Red Hat could be listed on the Newcastle Stock Exchange by the end of the year.

Muppets move to center stage for Movies.com

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Web

Curmudgeons don't come much more lovable than Statler and Waldorf, the grumpy old men who offered unsolicited and witty comments on "The Muppet Show." Now the puppet duo is getting a regular spot on http://www.Movies.com to share their inimitable reviews of upcoming films with online fans.

March of the Penguins

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Movies
Reviews

PENGUINS, who pretty much stole the animated "Madagascar" in supporting roles, are the whole show in "March of the Penguins," a remarkable, eye-popping nature documentary directed by France's Luc Jacquet.

Open source strikes at M$ Office

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Software
OSS

Microsoft Office faces stiffer competition from the open-source world following major releases of Office competitors for the Mac OS X, Unix and Linux platforms this week.

RealPlayer Flaws Trigger PC Hijack Alert

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Security

RealNetworks issued a high-risk alert and confirmed that all four flaws affect RealPlayer 10 and 10.5, RealOne Player versions 1 and 2 and RealPlayer 8.

Confidential data from Japanese nuclear plants ends up on Internet

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Security

Confidential data from Japanese nuclear plants was posted on the Internet when a worker's computer software was attacked by a virus, a company said Thursday.

Quick Fix in Linux Kernel

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Linux

Just days after the much-anticipated Linux 2.6.12 kernel was officially released, an update has been issued to fix two security vulnerabilities.

Cutting Here, but Hiring Over There

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Misc

Even as it proceeds with layoffs of up to 13,000 workers in Europe and the United States, I.B.M. plans to increase its payroll in India this year by more than 14,000 workers, according to an internal company document.

Australia outlaws using Internet to incite suicide

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Web

People who use the Internet to incite others to commit suicide or teach them how to kill themselves face fines of up to A$550,000 ($430,000) under tough new laws passed in Australia on Friday.

Aussie arrested for spam e-mail

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Security

A Perth businessman has become the first Australian to be charged under the Spam Act for sending out unsolicited e-mails, news reports on Friday said.

The Matrix: Path of Neo Screenshots

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Gaming

The Matrix: Path of Neo is the follow-up to 2003's hit action videogame based on The Matrix trilogy of films and is expected out the fourth quarter of this year.

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