WP7 brings Local Scout to Bing interface

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At todays press conference Microsoft unveiled a new feature within the search hub. Local Scout enables the user to find amenities near their current location, such as restaurants and bars, movies, neighborhood events, and interesting...

Steve Jobs to take medical leave

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In a memo released today, and spotted by TechCrunch, Steve Jobs has announced to his employees that he will be taking a leave of absence due to medical reasons. In his absence, Tim Cook will...

MicroSD cards - Life after WP7

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A lot of attention after the recent launch of Windows Phone 7 by Microsoft has surrounded the issue of expandable storage, and the way microSD cards are used in the device. Today, Engadget came...

Softlayer and The Planet in merger talks

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Two of the industry's largest providers of dedicated servers and hosting services have entered into talks regarding a possible merger. If completed, the merger would make Softlayer CEO Lance Crosby the CEO of the combined...

Researchers discover WPA2 vulnerability

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Researchers at wireless security company AirTight Networks have uncovered a vulnerability in the widely used WPA2 security protocol, part of the 802.11 standard. The vulnerability, termed "Hole 196", which can be exploited by attackers already...

Facebook launch XMPP support for chat

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Yesterday evening a posting on the Facebook Developer Blog announced support for the XMPP protocol (also known as 'Jabber') within Facebook chat. This addition means that users of Facebook are able to connect with their...

Google announces end of censorship in China

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Google has today revealed that in mid-December, they, along with a number of other large companies in the Internet, finance, technology, media and chemical sectors, were targeted in a sophisticated cyber-attack. This attack on their...

How 136 file sharers became 7 million

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Can we trust official governmental figures on file sharing? According to an enquiry by the BBC, the answer to this question is no. A recent governmental report puts the number of UK file sharers at...

Neowin Forums get a Mobile skin

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As part of Neowin's 8th birthday celebrations, we are proud to announce the launch of a forum skin specifically for our members who like to surf on the go. The new skin has been tested...

Ultimate Steal returns to the UK

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Microsoft have re-launched the UK arm of their programme that gives massive discounts to university students and staff. Discounts are available on Office Ultimate 2007, Windows Vista Ultimate, Office Visio Professional 2007, and Office Language...

Shift Linux 0.6.5 Released

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Shift Linux 0.6.5 is the first public preview release of Shift Linux One. The version number may be confusing, but the team is focused on a solid 1.0 release soon. Shift Linux comes in 3...

Shift Linux 0.6 Released

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We have released Shift Linux 0.6 today. There are two versions released at this time: Shift Linux 0.6 Gnome and Shift Linux 0.6 Lite (for older computers). Shift Linux Lite contains two less resource hogging...

Shift Linux 0.5 RC-2 Released

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Shift Linux is a project that was created by the Neowin community. Shift is Debian based, therefore it has access to all of the software and applications as other Debian distributions. Neowin's Shift Linux is...

Community fights back for AutoPatcher

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Microsoft's move this week to close down the AutoPatcher project, a project well known and supported here on Neowin, that allows users to update their computers without requiring an internet connection, has met with cries...

Shift Linux 0.5 (RC-1) Is Released

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Shift Linux is a project that was created by the Neowin community. Shift is Debian based, therefore it has access to all of the software and applications as other Debian distributions. Neowin's Shift Linux is...

Colorado Sherrifs go Wardriving

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The Sherrif's department is fitting several of its community service and patrol cars with devices designed to detect insecure wireless networks. This is part of a drive to bring down the use of such networks...

Eurotech unveils ZYPAD

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The Zypad is a new arm-wearable computer right out of Futurama. It can run Windows CE or Linux and has a 400 MHz CPU, 64MB Flash memory, 3.5 inch screen. The Zypad leaves the user's...

Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis

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Rockstar Games, infamous for the Grand Theft Auto series is releasing a game which is far less likely to cause any controversy. The Table Tennis title is being released for the Xbox 360, at a...

IBM Tops Supercomputer List

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The new list of fastest supercomputers is out, and IBM has taken the top three spots, closely followed by Intel in the next three places. AMD also makes an appearance in the top 10 with...

Spain Outlaws Unauthorized P2P Filesharing

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Last Thursday, the Spanish congress approved new laws making it a civil offense to download any copyrighted content, even for personal usage. This legislation toughens previous laws which permitted downloads if they were for purely...

Google to Unveil Online Payment Service

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Later on today, Google will be unveiling it's own service to allow online payments on sites around the web. Although Google doesn't view the service as a direct competitor with PayPal, internet market analyst Greg...

Nanowire Transistors Faster than Silicon

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Nanowires are made with regular crystal structures and uniform electronic properties - a level of predictability is essential for manufacturing high-performance electronics. Researchers at Harvard University have shown that nanowire transistors can be at least...

Direct X 10 Details Emerge

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Direct X is a platform introduced back in 1995 to persuade DOS programmers to write games that run on Windows. Over the 11 years that have followed, Direct X has evolved along with the massive...

Google Releases Answer to Passport

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Google have released the latest addition to their growing crop of online services. The latest entry is targeted at web developers who want a simple solution to user authentication. Similar to Microsoft's previous offering of...

Apple takes aim at Redmond with Leopard

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Despite the very similar release schedules for Windows Vista and Apple's Leopard, there has been very little hype surrounding the development of the latter, that is, until now. There is still over a month to...

Live family gets a new sibling

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The new 'Live' group of products from Microsoft is set to get a new addition in the near future. Windows Live Spaces will replace the current MSN spaces where users can create personal profiles, blogs...

Adobe to bundle Google Toolbar

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Google has reached an agreement with Adobe which will see future releases of Shockwave being distributed with the option to install the Google IE toolbar. Shockwave is a plugin used in browsers to display interactive...

eBay adds more new features

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On top of the recently added 'Skype Me' buttons for buyers to use to contact sellers to ask them questions, eBay have now added blogs and a wiki to their site. The eBay Wiki will...

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