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  • News: Xbox 360 HD DVD drive killed off by Microsoft

    Microsoft is to stop making external HD DVD drives for its Xbox 360 game console, but won't say whether it will switch to Blu-ray Disc drive instead. The company will continue to provide warranty and product support for existing HD DVD players, it said.

  • News: Adobe Air makes online apps available offline

    Adobe has launched a new software package that will create online programs that web surfers can use when they are not connected to the internet.

  • News: Pakistan implicated in YouTube blackout

    Pakistan was responsible for a two hour blackout on the video-sharing site YouTube last Sunday, reports the site’s owners GoogleGoogle. The country ordered ISPs to block the website because of content deemed offensive to Islam.

  • News: Web downloads to make Blu-ray irrelevant?

    Blu-ray Disc may have beaten HD DVD in the high-definition optical disc wars, but it now faces a new test against internet downloads, market researchers Gartner and iSuppli said.

  • News: Fujitsu launches 500GB laptop drive

    Laptop storage is racing fast towards the 500GB level with Fujitsu becoming the third hard-disk drive maker to announce a drive at that capacity.

  • News: Take-Two rejects EA's $2bn acquisition bid

    Take-Two Interactive Software, publishers of the popular Grand Theft Auto series of games, has received and rejected a $2bn acquisition bid from Electronic Arts but left the door open to a possible acquisition later.

  • News: Microsoft's open APIs won't affect anti-trust action

    The European Commission (EC) has given a guarded welcome to Microsoft's offer of "greater transparency" in its business.

  • News: Goolag offers Google hacking for dummies

    The hacking group Cult of the Dead Cow has released a tool that should make Google hacking a little easier for novices.

  • News: MetaSDRAM overcomes server memory limitations

    Metaram is expected to announce today new technology that overcomes traditional server memory limitations and allows users to quadruple memory without adding new hardware.

  • News: HMRC phishing attack offers fake tax refund

    McAfee has uncovered a phishing attack that targets victims of HM Revenue and Customs data scandal, with a fake offer of a tax refund.

  • News: Vista SP1 blocks outdated security suites

    Microsoft has warned that several prominent anti-virus programs – including products from BitDefender, Trend Micro and Check Point - must be updated before they will work with the soon-to-be-released Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1).

  • News: Microsoft remains hopeful on Yahoo deal this year

    In a letter to employees, Microsoft put an upbeat spin on its attempt to take over Yahoo. While noting that no acquisition agreement is in place, Kevin Johnson, president of Microsoft's platforms and services division, wrote that he expects such a transaction to close in the second half of this year.

  • News: Microsoft offers fixes for Vista SP1 reboot woes

    Microsoft has detailed several workarounds for users who downloaded Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) only to find the update caused their system to endlessly reboot

  • News: The six best free BlackBerry downloads

    One of the best things about Research in Motion (RIM) BlackBerry smartphones is their ability to download and install external applications. Every download adds a new level of value and customisation to the devices, and BlackBerry users who don't take advantage of this functionality simply aren't getting the most out of their smartphones.

  • News: Hard disks vs flash drives: the verdict

    According to Hitachi Global Storage director Larry Swezey, the future is bright for hard disk drives (HDDs) - despite the growing popularity of flash-based solid-state storage.

  • News: Expect $75 laptops by 2010

    Mary Lou Jepsen stirred up a controversy when she left the struggling One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) not-for-profit organisation last year to start her own for-profit company, Pixel Qi, with the goal to create a $75 (£37.50) laptop using technologies she invented at OLPC.

  • News: 8 essential photo-sharing tools

    Make Flickr more fun and less time consuming with these add-ons.

  • News: When and how to use your flash

    Don’t believe the adverts – there isn’t a camera out there that’s truly comfortable with poor lighting. But the bright sparks at PCA Towers have some tips to help you take smart snaps in the gloomiest of conditions. Follow our tips to start using your flash correctly and taking some great shots.

  • News: Vista SP1 leaked to Windows Update

    Some Windows Vista users have found Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) in Windows Update, even though the upgrade isn't supposed to be available broadly until the middle of March.

  • News: 10 reasons to upgrade to 802.11n Wi-Fi

    Not convinced that superfast 802.11n Wi-Fi is for you? Allow us to persuade you.



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