Trend Micro fails anti-malware test

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All three of the anti-malware products submitted by Trend Micro for Virus Bulletin's independent tests failed because they produced false positives. Of the 20 products submitted for testing, six generated false positives when scanning a...

Microsoft Fails PC Gamers

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Is Microsoft Trying to Kill PC Gaming? When Microsoft started talking up Vista's gaming functionality, PC gamers got all hot and bothered. There it was, laid out in front of us, the holy land...

Microsoft FAT Patent Fails in Germany

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While the U.S. courts recently reaffirmed Microsoft's FAT (File Allocation Table) patents, the German Patent Federal Court has just dismissed the patent for use in Germany. According to a report in the German news publication...

Microsoft's Vista fails to find 'Second Life'

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Despite Microsoft's virtual concert launch party for Windows Vista in Second Life, according to a recent post on Second Life's official blog, some Vista users cannot reliably connect to the virtual world. Second Life...

Nvidia Fails The Vista Test

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Nvidia is scrambling to improve the low performance of its graphic-card drivers on Windows Vista. The maker of the GeForce graphic processors and related daughterboard products has received lots of flack from gamers who say...

Microsoft OneCare fails virus test

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Microsoft's Windows Live OneCare security suite has failed a test to detect or stop 37 malicious programs on Windows Vista. Independent security certification body Virus Bulletin tested 15 security suites on Windows Vista against a...

Apple Fails to Patent iPod Interface

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A near three-year-long attempt by Apple Computer to patent the menu-based software interface of its popular iPod digital music player has ultimately proved unsuccessful, AppleInsider has discovered. The company's patent application, which...

Celeron D fails to identify itself properly

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Intel's Celeron D processors are reporting themselves as the older Celeron rather than the new ones. Intel made this announcement today to its OEM customers. Apparently when you boot up a computer with...

Chatroom provider fails safety test

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One of the world's largest chat service providers is not applying UK Government guidelines on how to protect children online. The voluntary code, drawn up by government, law enforcers, industry leaders and children's charities...

Microsoft fails Slammer's security test

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Microsoft's policy of relying on software patches to fix major security flaws was questioned Monday after a series of internal e-mails revealed that the software giant's own network wasn't immune from a worm that struck...

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Britney Spears virus fails to chart

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An email-borne virus that tries to spread by tricking users into clicking an attachment that promises a picture of Britney Spears has found few takers. Britney-A, a Visual Basic Script (VBS) worm,...

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UK fails to make the most of open source

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UK firms are failing to exploit open source software as much as they might because of uncertainty about its business benefits. That's the key finding of a report prepared for the UK...

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