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Phishers Dodge Content Filtering

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Security

Phishing criminals are using a new technique to slip by the content filtering software some enterprises use to protect their workers from scams, a U.K.-based Web metrics and monitoring firm said Friday.

Planet search postponed to fund Hubble rescue

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Sci/Tech

NASA will delay two ambitious missions to search for extrasolar planets in order to fund a shuttle mission to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope, agency chief Mike Griffin told a US Senate subcommittee on Thursday.

Revolution confirmed for 2006; will play DVDs

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Gaming

Nintendo's next-gen console will also be around an inch tall; will support GameCube and DVD discs. The combination of its compact size, wireless Internet, backward compatibility, quick start-up time, and quiet, low-power operation add up to the start of a great game system."

Game physics starts to get real

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Gaming

Part of the appeal of computer games is that they can take you places and show you things you would never find on Earth. Better physics means you can let the computer work out what happens when rockets are fired at zombies, bunnies or rebounding surfaces. It will be different every time.

Why Wait for Eiger When Linux is Ready Today

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Linux
Microsoft

Well, well, well. Microsoft has decided to offer a thin desktop operating system in the United States after all. Could it be that the Linux desktop, with some help from the low-cost Mac Mini, is finally making the boys from Redmond sweat?

TV download sites hit by lawsuits

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Sci/Tech

The movie industry has turned its legal campaign against net piracy to TV file-sharing sites. It is a shift in focus for the MPAA who say "Protecting the television industry is essential."

Movie cars up for sale

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Misc

The man who built the cars and trucks for generations of Hollywood movies is selling 80 of his icons, but will keep his all-time prize...

Faulty M$ Update Rekindles Patch Quality Concerns

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Microsoft

Problems have been caused by M$'s recent "critical" update and hotfixes have been offered to provide temporary respite. "A hotfix for a patch? I hope it works properly, or what's next? A hotmend for the hotfix for the patch?"

KHTML - Webcore - Firefox: Know your facts!

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KDE

There is a big ballyhoo on Slashdot and many other newssites regarding a “KDE Apple divorce", as well as “Firefox scolding the KDE Team”. Let me summarize what happened. The story starts in 2003:

Two girls are better than one

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Hardware

OVER THE PAST week, there has been one word on everyone's lips: dual-core. Makes you wonder just what the next phase of dualism will be. I'm going to add in the sister of my existing girlfriend so they can work in parallel, giving me a better user experience.

M$ OneCare gets a bashing

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Microsoft

Microsoft's plans to charge for its security service has annoyed users. "Am I just being cynical or does this sound like a way to make money rather than fix the product?"

IBM backs Firefox in-house

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Moz/FF

IBM is encouraging its employees to use Firefox, aiding the open-source Web browser's quest to chip away at Microsoft's Internet Explorer.

Gaming as stroke therapy

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Gaming

A study published in Thursday's issue of the journal Stroke found a possible link between stroke patients playing virtual reality games and improving their ability to walk.

Trojan horse hacker jailed in US

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Security

A US hacker has been jailed for 12 months for using a Trojan horse virus to break into US Department of Defense computers.

MasterCard fights back against phishing sites

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Security

MasterCard has shut down nearly 1,400 phishing sites and over 750 sites that purported to illegally sell credit card information, in less than a year.

Tech Firms Owe Debt to 'Star Wars' Creator

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Sci/Tech

After filming the first "Star Wars" movie with special effects far from special, George Lucas spent millions to develop a complete digital editing system to populate his sequels with armies of X-wing fighters and Gungan warriors. Then, he virtually gave it away.

Gentoo Store: Closing its doors

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Gentoo

May 22, only 10 days away, will be the last day that the Gentoo Store will be open for business and accepting new orders.

Reasons to adopt Linux – part 94

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Linux

BEAR WITH US as we write one more story on the whole ‘Is Windows more or less expensive to run than Linux?’ debate.

Gates Says IPod Success Won't Last

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Microsoft
Mac

Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates says Apple Computer Inc. shouldn't get too comfortable atop the portable music playing world.

Psycho girlfriend on eBay promises 1-month fantasy

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Web

"Let me be your fantasy imaginary psycho girlfriend for a month. I am 29 years old, 115 pounds, with natural purple hair and a fascination with death. I am certifiably insane (copy of certificate available upon request)."

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