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  • 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.

  • News: Polycom announces Skype-certified device

    Californian communications company Polycom yesterday announced the launch of the Communicator, a Skype-certified speakerphone.

  • News: Adult industry to decide format battle

    As with Betamax and VHS, the adult-entertainment industry is likely to decide between Blu-ray Disc and HD-DVD in the battle to replace DVDs for high-definition content.

  • News: Microsoft settles suit in California

    Microsoft yesterday reached a tentative £38.5m deal to settle a California class-action antitrust lawsuit, according to a statement by the law firm representing the plaintiffs in the suit.

  • News: Mozilla patches Firefox security bug

    Mozilla has released an update to its Firefox browser, fixing a known security flaw in the open-source software.

  • News: Microsoft: Vista 'on track'

    While Microsoft has a good track record of hitting its release targets for minor operating systems, its history with large, complex overhauls such as Windows Vista is far spottier, according to Gartner.

  • News: Macs now in firing line, says SANS

    The SANS Institute warned of a steep increase in critical security holes in Apple Computer's Mac OS X operating system and in previously undiscovered "zero day" vulnerabilities in web browsers.

  • News: Samsung Origami device makes US debut

    Samsung said yesterday that its Q1 Windows-based ultramobile PC is available online in the US through hardware reseller CDW Corp.

  • News: First look at the Opera 9.0 beta

    Opera released a version 9.0 public beta of its web browser application last week. It included a handful of nice new features such as widgets and site-specific preferences. Here are our first impressions.

  • News: BT buys Dabs.com

    BT has bought online IT and technology retailer, dabs.com, for an undisclosed sum.

  • News: Illegal software bounty raised to £20k

    The Business Software Alliance has doubled the bounty it offers to employees who report their companies for unlicensed software use, to a maximum of £20,000.

  • News: Pirates steal NEC corporate identity

    NEC has been the victim of a large-scale piracy ring that sold counterfeit NEC goods as well as NEC-branded products that the company does not even manufacture, it acknowledged today.

  • News: Sony to take another swing at the iPod

    Sony is preparing to take another swing at Apple's iPod digital music player, a top executive at the company said today.

  • News: Blog posts bypass for Windows antipiracy check

    Microsoft's latest update to its built-in antipiracy checks for Windows XP has spurred someone to post a method for bypassing the system on a popular technology blog.

  • News: Google releases free 3D-sketching tool

    Google has released a free version of the SketchUp application for creating, viewing and modifying 3D images.

  • News: Grappling with Origami

    PC Advisor was treated to an in-depth briefing on Samsung’s Q1 mini notebook yesterday and is currently in the process of putting one of the first review models through its paces.

  • News: Antitrust judge puts lawyers in hot seat

    Lawyers representing both sides in the appeal against the European Commission's 2004 Microsoft antitrust ruling were left fumbling today under cross-examination by one of the 13 judges hearing arguments.



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