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Microsoft hits 10,000th patent

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Microsoft has surpassed its next milestone in the race to patent its operating system. The company has been trying to file as many patents within the last two years to safe guard its innovations....

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Pandora 2.0 hits the iPhone tonight

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Pandora Radio, the internet radio service that is personalized to musical attributes (vocal style, guitar riffs, etc.), is releasing Pandora 2.0, the major overhaul of the original iPhone application later tonight. Pandora is set to...

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A Blizzard hits Massive advertising

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Blizzard Entertainment and Massive Inc today announced a multi-year advertising deal which will see Massive, a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft, deliver advertising on Blizzard Entertainements websites and Battle.net. Blizzard's websites include the popular World...

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Facebook hits 10 billion photos

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Facebook has revealed that it has hit a huge milestone, 10 billion photos are stored on the site. Doug Beaver, a Facebook engineer, revealed the statistic yesterday evening on the companys blog. Perhaps more impressive...

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Windows 7 hits milestone 3

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Mary-Jo Foley's blog reports some of the new things in Microsoft's internally released Windows 7 milestone. The successor to Windows Vista is only about a year away and scheduled to go into beta next month....

Steal This Film 2 hits File Sharing Networks

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Steal This Film 1, which was downloaded nearly 3 million times, has now been succeeded officially (as the sequel premiered and was ironically leaked last month) by none other than Steal This Film 2. By...

PSP Firmware hits v3.80, Internet Radio added

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Sony has added Internet Radio in the PlayStation Portable’s latest firmware update: version 3.80. PSP owners will now be able to access thousands of stations via Wi-Fi, emphasizing the music side of the portable multimedia...

DS Hits 20 Million In Japan

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Sales monitor Media Create has announced that Nintendo's handheld DS system has passed the 20 million sales barrier in Japan. Released in December 2004, the Nintendo handheld sold six million units in Japan by February...

MP3 Spam Scam Hits In-boxes

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Elvis and the Beatles probably never could have imagined they would one day be used to commit stock fraud. But that is exactly what is happening, as spammers have taken to using MP3 attachments in...

OpenOffice bug hits multiple operating systems

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Security experts have discovered vulnerabilities in OpenOffice.org that could allow attackers to remotely execute code on Linux, Windows or Apple Mac-based computers. OpenOffice version 2.0.4 and earlier versions are vulnerable to maliciously crafted TIFF files,...

Google's Stock Price Hits New High

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Shares of Google jumped to a new high of $559.99 on Friday, a surge which comes on the heels of a few positive analyst reports and news Thursday that co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page...

China hits back at hacking charges

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Recent reports suggested that hackers from the People's Liberation Army of China were behind attacks on computers in a handful of Western countries. Chinese military expert Wang Xinjun, a researcher at the Academy of Military...

Video gaming world cup hits Paris

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Thousands of gamers are in Paris over the next four days for the Electronic Sports World Cup grand final. More than 750 players are competing for $200,000 (£99,200) in prize money, with about 5,000 spectators...

3Com hits back at U.K. school Wi-Fi skeptics

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British schools are wasting money on wireless networks that don't work properly, claimed 3Com and specialist reseller 802UK. The two companies kicked off a fight back against anti-Wi-Fi misinformation, arguing that not only is wireless...

Windows Live hits second generation

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Microsoft is adding photo sharing and Web-based hosted storage to Windows Live on Wednesday, though for now the services will be limited to a few thousand preselected testers.The first new service, Windows Live Photo Gallery...

Adobe Creative Suite 3 Hits Store Shelves

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Adobe Systems' long-awaited Creative Suite 3 has hit the shelves, adding the CS3 moniker to popular creative applications from both Adobe and the former Macromedia. Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Contribute are all...

Wii Hits the Seas Onboard Cruise Ships

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The Nintendo Wii is not only spreading its popularity on land, but out at sea too! The Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has installed the popular consoles on its newest ship, the Norwegian Pearl, and all...

Xbox Live Hits 6 Million

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During E3 2006, Microsoft announced the goal of hitting six million Xbox Live registered members by June 2007 and four months ahead of schedule, it has happened. Since its launch in November 2002, gamers have...

Spam hits record high in February

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Security firm SoftScan claims that throughout February, its anti-spam systems identified a record-breaking average of e-mail as junk: 90.3%. November 2006 was the last time that spam levels were as high (89.73%). The highest levels...

Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Hits Store Shelves Way Early

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The AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+, expected February 20th, 2007 – available now. Newegg began selling the 90nm dual-core 3.0GHz chip for $599 in-stock (just under the volume distributor pricing of $607) while Buy.com also...

"Storm Worm" Virus Hits Computers Worldwide

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Finnish data security company F-Secure has reported that a virus called Small.DAM, referred to as "Storm Worm" was sent to hundreds of thousands of email addresses globally and is continuing to spread very quickly. Representatives...

First Pirated HD DVD Movie Hits BitTorrent

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Pirates decided that the copy protection scheme for HD DVD was worth a shot. The result? The movie is entitled Serenity and was made available as a .EVO file which is playable on most DVD...

AMD Quad FX Hits Retail

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The Athlon 64 FX-70 series and ASUS L1N64-SLI WS may be available in retail but only two retailers carry the necessary Quad FX products: Newegg and ZipZoomFly. Neither retailer, however, has the required ASUS L1N64-SLI...

Oracle hits back at security critics

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Oracle has lashed out against security experts who criticized the company's security record. The database vendor is "leading the software industry in terms of responsible development and security," charged Eric Maurice, manager for security in...

Xbox Live hits 4 million users

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Microsoft's Xbox Live online service reaches 4 million users; population expected to grow to 6 million by mid-2007. Xbox Live has surpassed 4 million members worldwide, just shy of its sixth iteration, which launches...

First PS3 ad hits TV

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Sony's first PS3 advertisement hit Japanese TV. Although it's not very action-packed, and I doubt many non-Japanese people are going to think it is thrilling. The advertisement shows a boy waiting, and finally going to...

Lumines Live hits Xbox Live Marketplace

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Q Entertainment and Microsoft brought Lumines to Xbox Live today, named "Lumines Live!". The arcade game weighs in at 50MB, but those who haven't tried it yet should definitely do so. Lumines is a puzzle...

First PS3 ad hits New York

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Sony started the advertising campaign for their up and coming Playstation 3 video game console. The ad appears on the side of a building in New York with a picture of the console, and a...

FreeDOS finally hits 1.0 milestone

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The FreeDOS project, an attempt to create an open-source alternative to Microsoft's MS-DOS operating system, has finally reached a major milestone. After years of work, version 1.0 of FreeDOS is now available for download from...

GRAW Hits Number One Slot on Xbox Live

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Ubisoft has today announced that combined single and multiplayer gameplay records have shown that Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter was the most played title on Xbox Live across the globe during the second quarter of 2006....

Dead Rising demo hits Xbox Live

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I don't have an Xbox, or an Xbox 360 (hint hint) but I do follow some games being developed for said consoles. Thus, I have been following with great anticipation - Dead Rising, the "Dawn...

Guild Wars hits 2 million sales worldwide

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Korean MMOG publisher NCsoft has announced that its US-developed free to play franchise Guild Wars broken the two million sales mark worldwide in the wake of the launch of the second title, Guild Wars Factions....

Microsoft to Start $10 Hits Program

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Popular Xbox titles to sell for $9.99; Microsoft confirms 16 participating games in program's "first wave." Greatest Hits, Player's Choice, Platinum Hits... Whatever the program is called, each current-generation system has a...

iTunes Hits 1 Billion Songs

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This morning, the iTunes music store announced that it had sold one billion songs. Asides from the significance for legal online music sales, it marked the end of a competition involving a $10,000...

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