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  • News: Critical vulnerability in Sophos antivirus product

    More accustomed to issuing alerts about threats in other companies' software, security firm Sophos this week has had to warn customers of a vulnerability in its own products.

  • News: CD ripping could become legal

    Under UK law it is still illegal to rip CDs to be played back on MP3 players or similar devices – all because there is no definition of what constitutes fair use.

  • News: Patches released for critical Windows flaws

    Microsoft yesterday released two security updates for Windows, one of which was critical. It also released a critical update for Exchange Server.

  • News: Botmaster lands in the clink

    A malicious hacker was sentenced to a record five years in jail on Monday for spreading computer viruses.

  • News: Truphone starts the 4G ball rolling

    Operator Truphone has announced a scheme that uses Wi-Fi-enabled handsets to provide users with low-cost phone calls from public hotspots.

  • News: Windows Live Messenger beta released

    A beta version of Windows Live Messenger has been released today. It is the next version of Microsoft's MSN Messenger instant messaging service.

  • News: PS3 to hit market in November

    After months of silence Sony named the launch date and price for the PlayStation 3 yesterday, confirming its status as the most expensive game console yet produced.

  • News: Gamers on tenterhooks before E3

    The 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo, otherwise known as E3, kicks off next week. As in previous years, there's sure to be loads of juicy details on the latest consoles and games even before the show floor officially opens on Wednesday.

  • News: Security features 'may put businesses off Vista'

    The security features of Microsoft's next OS, Vista, will be so disruptive that businesses users might want to avoid deploying it for the time being, according to analysts at Yankee Group.

  • News: And the winner is... Apple

    Apple Corps has lost out to Apple Computer in a High Court case concerning logo use in iTunes.

  • News: Intel announces Core 2 Duo brand

    Intel plans to sell its next generation of 65nm CPUs under the brand name 'Core 2 Duo' when they launch in summer, it has announced.

  • News: Opinion: the future of Windows

    When Microsoft sprung the fact that Windows Vista wouldn't reach most folks until next January, it was momentarily startling - but it was also déjà vu all over again.

  • News: Latest Skype beta more difficult to block

    The recently released Skype 2.5 beta has so far been praised by enthusiasts, but one significant feature is being ignored, it seems – the program is now much more difficult to block.

  • News: Microsoft prepares to release critical patches

    Microsoft next week plans to release critical patches for several products, including two updates for known vulnerabilities, according to its monthly security update.

  • News: Intel attempts to stymie AMD lawsuit

    Intel this week filed a motion to dismiss part of an antitrust lawsuit by AMD in the US District Court in Delaware.

  • News: First Blu-ray Disc movies delayed

    Sony will delay by a month the launch of its first titles on the Blu-ray Disc format, it said yesterday.

  • News: Trojan lurks in World Cup email

    German football fans have been complaining vociferously about the performance of their national team, recently humbled 4-1 by Italy, ahead of next month's World Cup.However, they've got problems of a different kind now in the shape of a Trojan, masquerading in a downloadable tournament fixture list.

  • News: NEC to show off its first HD-DVD drive

    NEC has stated that it will be showing off its first HD-DVD drive at the Computer Trade Show in Birmingham next week.

  • News: Community Patent moving closer, says EU

    The EC today intimated that progress has been made toward developing an EU patent agreement - a dream of statesmen across Europe for over 30 years.

  • News: EU to mandate battery recycling

    Manufacturers and resellers of batteries for devices including laptops and phones will be obliged to dispose of spent batteries, and new batteries will be restricted in the amount of mercury and cadmium they can contain.



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