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Japan: iPod Nanos Pose Risk of Combustion

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It's not the first time we've heard about it, and it probably won't be the last, but Apple's spectacularly successful iPod Nano v1 has, once again, set minor fires due to overheating, this time in...

Lighting a Fire Under Hard Drives

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Researchers at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands believe that lasers will one day take over conventional magnetic data writers in hard disk drives. In laboratory experiments, they used laser light to write data to...

Japan Reports Battery Fire in Mac

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On Tuesday, the Japanese government said that it knew of one case in Japan of a Sony made battery used in an Apple Computer notebook overheating and catching fire. The incident, resulting in a minor...

Lighting a fire under Solaris

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Solaris has been the most widely used version of Unix. But much wind was taken from the operating system's sails by the quick arrival of Linux and the equally quick departure of Sun's prestige when...

New MagSafe Adaptor Catching Fire

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When MacBook Pro owner Rogier Mulder returned to his home, he found something that was simply shocking. His MacBook Pro had caught fire or better put, its MagSafe power adapter, Apple's new power adapter...

Microsoft's OneCare Firewall Draws Fire

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The firewall component in Microsoft's Windows OneCare security bundle has holes, experts have warned. The security software, available in a public beta version, by default allows applications that use the Java Virtual...

Rockstar's Bully Comes Under Fire Once Again

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Despite being moved back to April 2006, Rockstar's Bully remains one of the most controversial titles of the moment - with the game now the subject of an emotive petition from the mother of a...

Microsoft to reign over Kingdom Under Fire

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Phantagram's medieval strategy game grabs a publisher; Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes to charge onto Xboxes this summer. Microsoft Game Studios today announced that it has been dubbed publisher of Kingdom Under Fire:...

RealNetworks Returns Fire in iPod Dispute

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With the battle fully joined, RealNetworks defended its Harmony digital music software against accusations from Apple that the technology was "hacked" from the iPod's DRM (digital rights management) application. "Harmony follows in a...

Copy Controls Bill Draws Fire

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Four technology groups are fighting a U.S. Senate bill that would allow copyright holders to sue creators of products that "induce" copyright violations. The bill would discourage technology companies from offering new media players or...

Amazon goes to court to fire Toysrus.com

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Amazon has filed a counter lawsuit against Toys R Us. Toys R Us last month accusing Amazon of breaching its exclusive rights for toys, games and baby stuff sold on Amazon. Now Amazon is...

Nintendo working on another Fire Emblem game

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Nintendo has announced it will release a new Fire Emblem game for Game Boy Advance called Fire Emblem: The Jewel of Light and Darkness. The Jewel of Light and Darkness is expected to release in...

Reign of Fire game trailer update

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It is present-day London when a construction crew, led by the mother of young Quinn Abercromby (played by Christian Bale in the film), unwittingly unleashes a dragon that's been hibernating for centuries. Within a quarter...

Buyers enjoy fire sale in 256Mbit DRAMs

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A sudden spike in 256Mbit double-data rate SDRAM supplies sent contract prices plummeting 17% in June, making it the best memory chip value on the market. At an average selling price of...

Beijing cyber cafe fire kills 24

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The mayor of Beijing has ordered the closure of all Internet cafes in the city following a fire in which 24 people were killed and 13 injured. The blaze broke out on Sunday morning at...

Virus Buster Network Associates Under Fire

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Computer security giant Network Associates said Tuesday that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating its accounting practices. The announcement comes after antivirus vendor McAfee.com rejected the network security giant's...

Porn watchdog under fire

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Britain's online porn watchdog, the Internet Watch Foundation, has announced a new chief executive and a tough new policy on child pornography amid resignations and criticisms. The IWF was set up in...

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