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  • News: ThinkPad X300 is newest MacBook Air-killer

    Lenovo has launched its MacBook Air-killer, with the ThinkPad X300 ultraportable challenging Apple's claim to offer the lightest, thinnest and most powerful laptop on the market

  • News: Free music boosts Last.fm's user numbers

    Last.FM claims its move to enable free online music streaming has massively boosted usage of the service.

  • News: Microsoft tests new tool to measure online ads

    Microsoft has introduced a reporting tool for its online advertising platform that it claims measures the impact of online ad campaigns rather than merely counting clicks.

  • News: HP is world's biggest chip buyer

    HP bought $15bn worth of semiconductors in 2007, more than any other company in the world, according market researcher Gartner.

  • News: Trend Micro buys UK encryption firm Identum

    Identum's Private Post desktop and gateway server products can be used to encrypt messages. The server software will automatically encrypt messages, depending on the user's corporate security policy, and can be used alongside existing email and compliance products.

  • 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.

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