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Virus Spreads to Handheld Computers

A computer virus has spread to handheld versions, Symantec and Kaspersky Labs report. A program, known as Backdoor.Brador.A, attacks PDAs running the Windows CE operating system. Once installed, the program activates when the PDA is restarted and begins to search for a remote administrator to take c...

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Computer Associates Makes Ingres Available for Open Source

Computer Associates has said that it has released Ingres r3 under the CA Trusted Open Source License (CATOSL). According to CA, this release will enable the open-source community to review and submit modifications to the Ingres r3 code line for possible inclusion in the general availability version ...

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AOL Buys Mailblocks

America Online announced the acquisition of Mailblocks, a personal, Web-based e-mail service known for using state-of-the-art technology to block spam and provide a streamlined, efficient e-mail user interface. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Mailblocks is best known for its development and de...

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FCC Allows TiVo Internet Technology To Proceed

In a decision that could have a broad impact on how entertainment is distributed across the Internet, the FCC has given the nominal go-ahead to a TiVo technology that lets users send content over the Internet.

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Telstra, Hutchison Partner on Infrastructure

Telstra gained a head start on Australian rival entrants to the third generation mobile phone market with a US$450 million deal to share Hutchison Telecommunications' third generation infrastructure. The agreement ends speculation about whether Australia's biggest telco would build its own infrastru...

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TiVo Techology Gets Nod From FCC

TiVo, one of the initial creators of television services for digital video recorders (DVRs), announced today that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has certified TiVo's technology protection of digital broadcast television. The FCC determined that digital broadcast television content shoul...

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Fujitsu and TDK Plan Strategic Alliance

Fujitsu and TDK have agreed to form a strategic alliance in the magnetic hard disk drive head business. The agreement covers collaboration in drive head technology. It also covers a joint venture for drive-head manufacture, the companies will launch a new joint venture in the Philippines, where they...

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NASA Enlists 10,240-Processor SGI Altix Supercomputer

Silicon Graphics today announced that NASA has chosen SGI's Altix as the foundation of Project Columbia, a collaboration with SGI and Intel that is expected to fuel scientific breakthroughs in space exploration, global warming research and aerospace engineering. With Project Columbia, NASA plans to ...

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Disk Drive Leader Seagate Introduces Five-Year Warranty

Seagate Technology today announced it has introduced a five-year warranty, effective immediately, on every Seagate internal PC, notebook and enterprise hard drive shipped through its distribution and retail channels throughout the world.

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Infineon and Rosner Partner on Wireless Jacket

A new jacket from Rosner GmbH, a German clothing firm, combines a 128 MB MP3 player that is controlled through cloth buttons on the left sleeve. Headphones are built into the collar. The jacket also has a hands-free cell phone microphone tucked into the collar, which works with phones on the Bluetoo...

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Microsoft and Lindows Settle Trademark Case for $20 Million

Lindows.com and Microsoft today announced that the two companies have reached a worldwide settlement in the trademark-infringement cases between the two companies. "This case was centered on the fundamentals of international trademark law and our necessary efforts to protect the Windows trademark ag...

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Prince Charles Attacked for Opinions on Nanotech

The British scientific establishment responded with anger Monday to an attack by Prince Charles on nanotechnology -- applied science involving tiny particles. Fertility expert Robert Winston described as "very unfortunate" Charles' renewed attack over the weekend in which he suggested using the tech...

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Microsoft To Meet with EU Appeals Judge on July 27

The judge presiding over Microsoft's appeal of the European Union's antitrust decision has scheduled a first meeting for July 27th.

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Panasonic Debuts Blu-Ray DVD Recorder

Panasonic has released a DVD recorder based on Blu-Ray, a technology that can read and store data at much higher densities than previous DVD technologies. According to some analyst estimates, the move should give Panasonic an edge in the battle against a rival technology supported by fellow Japanese...

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Network Associates Denies Microsoft Acquisition Rumor

George Samenuk, chairman and CEO of Network Associates, sent an e-mail to all company staff reassuring them that rumors of a Microsoft takeover are not true. "Many of you have seen the article in Computer Reseller News (CRN) which says that Network Associates is being acquired by Microsoft," said th...

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