Music CD protection or crippled coasters? 
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Music CD protection or crippled coasters?

In a move that could have massive ramifications for the future of the music industry (specifically, how they handle Digital Rights Management issues), a Californian woman has filed suit against Fahrenheit Entertainment, an independent US based
Telstra involved in anti-competitive practice? ACCC says yes 
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Telstra involved in anti-competitive practice? ACCC says yes

Telstra continues to make life difficult for prospective ADSL retailers in Australia. Companies such as iPrimus and Pacific Internet are being held back from the home ADSL market, largely due to Telstra’s policy of wholesaling ADSL services to ISP’s
My patent is bigger than yours - VIA sue Intel 
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My patent is bigger than yours - VIA sue Intel

By now, we are all aware of Intel’s suit against chipset maker VIA, concerning five alleged patent infringement issues with VIA’s new P4X266 and P4M266 motherboards. Of course, we all know the real reason behind Intel’s actions – stopping the
Fare Thee Well 3DFiles 
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Fare Thee Well 3DFiles

My usual trawl of the web this morning brought a nasty shock. Just when everyone thought the wave of ‘we don’t have any advertising money’ website shutdowns were over, comes the impending death of one of the long running file sites. As it celebrates
Detonators for all! And they’re XP to boot 
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Detonators for all! And they’re XP to boot

Detonator 4 drivers for all! Nvidia has released the first of its Detonator 4 series drivers for Win9X/ME/2k, boasting up to 50% increased performance, a new OpenGL ICD and of course the Nvidia patented Unified Driver
Forget DMCA, the US has bigger fish to fry 
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Forget DMCA, the US has bigger fish to fry

The entire world (and especially those poor Russian programmers) rue the day America introduced the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Now, there’s a potential new US law that could have much more dire implications for computer users the world over.
Terrorists declare war on USA 
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Terrorists declare war on USA

Early reports… to be updated ASAP

9:00am USA EST - The north tower of The World Trade Center was attacked by an aircraft – possibly hijacked. 18 minutes later the south tower was targeted by a hijacked passenger airliner. Both aircraft
US Update: Justice will be done 
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US Update: Justice will be done

US President George W. Bush has finished his address to the people of the United States of America, during which several important points were made:

1) The terrorists responsible may have shaken the foundations of America’s buildings, but
Will terrorism make online privacy extinct? 
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Will terrorism make online privacy extinct?

Personal privacy has always been a stalwart pillar of our basic democratic rights. For years, hardliners in governments all over the world, especially certain figures in the United States, have pushed for legislation allowing Federal employees to
Racism on the net – the ideal is shattered 
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Racism on the net – the ideal is shattered

The Internet was supposed to enable a new way of interaction, a new way of thinking. It was supposed to allow people to share thoughts, ideas and knowledge across international boundaries, bypassing physical, racial and gender based biases to
Atomic blended goodness for YOU! 
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Atomic blended goodness for YOU!

Teoma , touted by many as a possible challenger to current search engine king Google , has been purchased by
Get your kit now while it's cheap 
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Get your kit now while it's cheap

Typhoon Nari hit Taiwan yesterday, bringing high winds and heavy rains. The typhoon is expected to last at least two more days, during which there is a good chance of widespread flooding and mudslides.

Rail and air transportation has been
Got an i845-based motherboard? Take note! 
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Got an i845-based motherboard? Take note!

If you own an i845 chipset based motherboard and are thinking of replacing your graphics card, beware. According to sources at Cassa, certain graphics cards can permanently damage these motherboards, requiring them to be shipped back to the factory
Don’t like the news? Change it yourself! 
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Don’t like the news? Change it yourself!

The method Yahoo! uses to authenticate its Internal network users has been changed after SecurityFocus reported on the ability of any external user to gain access to the Yahoo!
MP3Pro gains hardware support 
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MP3Pro gains hardware support

Texas Instruments has licensed the MP3Pro format for inclusion in its Digital Signal Processors (DSPs). This is a major step forward for MP3Pro in its attempt to replace
VIA sues Intel over the Pentium 4 - the war continues... 
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VIA sues Intel over the Pentium 4 - the war continues...

The war in the courts between Intel and VIA escalated today, as VIA filed suit against Intel for patent infringement by the Pentium 4 processor family.

This is another suite in the series announced by VIA on September 10, and reinforces
Microsoft hoping to make Passport universal with maimed Kerberos 
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Microsoft hoping to make Passport universal with maimed Kerberos

In a move aimed at helping MS Passport become a universal verification service, Microsoft has announced that it will be expanding the Passport sign-in service to be interoperable with company intranets, websites and other networks, in order to
Forget radio controlled cars; RC Roaches could soon be all the rage 
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Forget radio controlled cars; RC Roaches could soon be all the rage

Next time you are staring blearily at your monitor in the middle of a 12 hour Counter Strike binge, and a cockroach scampers across your empty Chinese takeout containers, pause a second before you reach for the can of Baygon.

Researchers
World’s first mandatory ‘smart’ identity card 
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World’s first mandatory ‘smart’ identity card

The Malaysian government can now track its citizens more efficiently after passing law that requires all Malaysians to carry a smart card, containing identity records which include fingerprints, according to
Sun announces Passport competitor 
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Sun announces Passport competitor

Sun has joined forces with several companies, including Cisco, Sony and Vodafone, to launch Liberty Alliance, a project aimed at creating an alternative to Microsoft’s Passport service.

Liberty Alliance’s stated aim is to ‘deliver and
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