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  • News: Silicon laser could replace copper in PCs

    Researchers from Intel and the University of California have found a way to build low-cost 'laser chips' that could eventually shuttle data around PCs at much higher speeds than today's copper wire interconnects.

  • News: Sandisk, Real take on iPod, iTunes

    Real is hoping to make a stronger push into the portable digital music market with the introduction of Sandisk's Sansa music players that come bundled with RealNetworks Rhapsody music service.

  • News: HP probe involved stalking, email tracking

    HP board members and journalists were under physical surveillance by investigators trying to find out who was providing information to reporters and private investigators tried to put tracking software on a journalist's computer to keep tabs on email.

  • News: Gartner predicts rootkit trouble ahead

    Research analysts at Gartner are predicting a sticky web of security hazards for IT professionals over the next two years, ranging from targeted financial attacks to spyware to rootkits.

  • News: More Origami devices coming soon

    Asus will begin selling its first ultramobile PC, the R2H, worldwide by the end of this month, while Samsung is readying one that eschews Intel microprocessors in favour of Via chips.

  • News: Vista 'won't affect PC market growth'

    Gartner analysts expect the release of Windows Vista next year will have little impact on boosting PC sales.

  • News: AOL's program for video search opened up

    AOL has created a program to let external developers build applications based on its video search engines, a step AOL has taken for other online services, such as its AIM instant messaging platform.

  • News: Patches for Firefox security bugs released

    Mozilla developers have released an updated version of their Firefox browser that fixes a number of security issues, four of them rated critical.

  • News: Adobe Acrobat 8.0 unleashed

    Adobe today released Acrobat 8.0, the latest version of its popular document authoring and reading software, and integrated it with its upgraded Creative Suite 2.3 Premium.

  • News: In-flight broadband still on track

    One provider's planned in-flight Wi-Fi and voice services may arrive a bit later than expected, but US business users should keep their eyes open for possible good news, too: competition.

  • News: Microsoft sued over 'Forefront' name

    Microsoft may have thought it was being original when it decided to brand its security portfolio Forefront in July, but a Seattle software company begs to differ.

  • News: Music download store uses watermarks

    A German company is offering MP3 files for download, unencumbered by DRM technology. Instead, Akuma discourages copying by adding a unique 'watermark' to each download.

  • News: Segway scooters need firmware upgrade

    Segway has recalled all 23,500 of its electric scooters to fix a software glitch that can topple users off the platform and has caused six head and wrist injuries.

  • News: Microsoft Zune in US stores by Xmas

    The first Microsoft Zune offerings will hit US retailers in time for the busy Christmas season, with a 30GB digital media player and a Zune Marketplace online service the first to reach consumers.

  • News: BT Corporate Fusion coming next year

    After testing the waters with consumers for more than a year, BT plans to extend its converged fixed-mobile communications service to businesses early next year.

  • News: EU considers Vista's effect on economy

    Microsoft tried to dazzle the antitrust regulators in Brussels today with research that illustrates how immense the effect of Windows Vista will be next year on Europe's IT industry and the broader economy.

  • News: Vista-optimised peripherals on the way

    Microsoft refreshed its line of keyboards and mice yesterday, introducing a desktop system that includes a keyboard designed for use with Windows Vista and Windows Live services.

  • News: Nintendo Wii to hit Japan in December

    Nintendo will launch its Wii game console in Japan on 2 December, company president Satoru Iwata said at a Tokyo news conference today.

  • News: Sufficient evidence to charge HP officials

    A day after HP chairman Patricia Dunn promised to step down for her role in a spy scandal, the state of California is continuing its effort to invesigate company officials and the private investigators they used.

  • News: Forget Dell, here comes Dell 2.0

    In a bid to reassure nervous investors in the wake of a federal investigation and a battery recall, Dell executives have announced a corporate overhaul dubbed 'Dell 2.0'.

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