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  • News: Free MP3 player for Napster subscribers

    In a bid to tempt users away from iTunes, Napster is to offer a free MP3 player to subscribers.

  • News: DRM-free video downloads from 4flix.net

    Online video site 4Flix.net has introduced a monthly subscription plan that allows unrestricted access to hundreds of feature-length movies, TV shows, cartoons and independent films for $9.99 a month.

  • News: Three-layer HD-DVD disc prototype developed

    Toshiba and Memory-Tech have developed a three-layer optical disc that can be read by both DVD and HD-DVD players.

  • News: Record sentence for software pirate

    A US judge on Friday sentenced the owner and operator of iBackups.net to 87 months in prison, the longest sentence ever given for software piracy, according to a software trade group.

  • News: Samsung unveils first 40nm flash chip

    Samsung showed off its first 40nm flash chip, a 32Gb NAND flash memory that can be used in memory cards able to store up to 64GB of data, or 40 movies.

  • News: NEC selling off Packard Bell

    NEC executives are negotiating the sale of the company's Packard Bell division, reportedly to eMachines founder Lap Shun 'John' Hui.

  • News: HP board meeting makes no progress

    HP's board of directors took no action at a special meeting yesterday and will reconvene later today to continue discussions about the scandal that has occupied the company over the past week.

  • News: Using Vista RC1 on a MacBook Pro

    Ever since Apple released its Boot Camp software in April, thus enabling Intel Mac owners to run Windows on their Apple hardware, we've been working with various permutations of Windows on a 17in MacBook Pro.

  • News: MS exec gives company B+ on security

    Since Microsoft launched its Trustworthy Computing initiative in January 2002, the company has substantially improved the overall security of its products, a company executive said this week.

  • News: Browzar 'no more than adware platform'

    A free browser that claims it can safeguard privacy has been hit with accusations that it is really a platform for advertising and – worse still – is insecure.

  • News: Apple acknowledges MacBook shutdowns

    Apple has published a rather blunt note effectively requesting feedback relating to reports of intermittent shutdowns affecting MacBooks.

  • News: Video download store opened by Amazon

    Amazon yesterday unveiled the Unbox Video Store, a direct rival to Apple's iTunes 24-7 video store, which allows users to buy or rent TV shows, movies and other video content from the internet.

  • News: HTC unleashes Windows smartphone family

    HTC, the largest maker of handsets that use Microsoft software, has launched four smartphones, including one that's designed to rival the BlackBerry.

  • News: Cheap Xbox 360 to hijack PS3 launch?

    Microsoft is planning to launch a cheaper version of its Xbox 360 games console in Japan a week before the PlayStation 3 is due on sale.

  • News: IBM microprocessors to power Wii

    IBM has begun shipping millions of microprocessors to Nintendo, keeping the gaming company on track to launch its Wii gaming console as early as November.

  • News: Intel launches vPro business bundle

    Intel yesterday launched its vPro technology bundle for business desktops built into PCs from Gateway and HP.

  • News: AOL wants developers for VoIP service

    AOL will open up AIM Phoneline to external developers to let them create hardware devices and software applications for this internet telephony service.

  • News: Just three Microsoft fixes for September

    After handling 19 sets of patches in July and August, system administrators will have a bit of a break next week, when Microsoft is expected to release just three security updates for its Windows and Office products.

  • News: EU criticised for Microsoft action

    Four European Parliament members have warned the European Commission that its actions toward Microsoft could endanger the competitiveness of businesses by delaying the release of Vista.

  • News: Mozilla after Microsoft security secrets

    Mozilla has hired a former Microsoft security strategist to help lock down its open-source products against online attacks.

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