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  • News: Sony to launch Blu-ray PCs in June

    Sony will begin selling its first personal computers with Blu-ray Disc drives in Japan next month, the company said today. But there's no word yet on a UK launch or UK pricing.

  • News: Hitachi hard drive goes perpendicular

    Hitachi has released a laptop hard drive using perpendicular recording technology. The Travelstar 5K160, like Seagate's Momentus 5400, spins at 5400rpm and has a 160GB capacity.

  • News: Elaborate chip fraud unravels

    Last week's firing of a prominent Chinese academic for faking the development of one of China's best-known chips is an embarrassing setback for a government that sees high-tech R&D as key to the country's economic future.

  • News: Court asked to extend MS antitrust judgment

    The US DoJ (Department of Justice) asked a judge last week to extend for at least two years parts of an antitrust order for Microsoft because of the company's delays in supplying technical documentation to licensees of its communications protocols.

  • News: Microsoft beta tests Dreamweaver rival

    Developers will today get their first chance to play with a web-layout and -design tool Microsoft hopes will lure developers from Adobe's Dreamweaver.

  • News: Researcher sacked for faking chip development

    A university in Shanghai has fired the dean of its microelectronics school for faking the development of a series of digital signal processors, the official Xinhua News Agency reported today.

  • News: Microsoft 'not gunning for Google'

    Steve Ballmer played down his company's rivalry with Google yesterday, saying Microsoft is more focused on creating content and services that will attract advertising money.

  • News: Dogs trained to root out pirate DVDs

    The Motion Picture Association of America is putting some bite behind its bark in its fight against illegally copied CDs and DVDs.

  • 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.



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