Microsoft tools keep bad Office files at bay

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Microsoft has released a pair of tools that help protect computers from Office 2003 files containing malicious software code. Both tools, which were announced earlier this month, are designed to help defend against Office "zero-day"...

U.S. To Keep Internet Gambling Ban

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The United States will maintain a ban on Internet gambling services despite an adverse World Trade Organization ruling, meaning other WTO members can seek potential damages at the WTO. Deputy U.S. Trade Representative John Veroneau...

Microsoft will fight to keep Office Live Name

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Office Live LLC filed a trademark-infringement suit against Microsoft in the U.S. District Court of Central California in Los Angeles earlier this month over Microsoft's Web-based small business package of the same name. Microsoft Office...

Microsoft to Keep Windows Home Server Simple

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Microsoft is targeting its Windows Home Server at mainstream consumers – the average Joe. The operating system is meant to run on its own computer that backs up data from all home computers on a...

RIAA Fights to Keep Wholesale Pricing Secret

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UMG vs. Marie Lindor is one of few cases where the defendant is fighting, instead of settling with the RIAA. The record labels consider pricing information (believed to be ~70¢ per track) as a trade...

Video games keep you young: Study

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Forget cards and gentle aerobics - the best way to keep the elderly sharp is to teach them to play video games, new research suggests. Psychology research at Hamilton's McMaster University shows gamers who spend...

Don't keep secrets on a cell phone!

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Thanks Synthetic Girl for posting this in Back Page News. Don't tell your cell phone any secrets. It might not keep them. Second-hand phones purchased over the Internet surrendered credit card numbers and bank account...

Gates: Microsoft will keep Google honest

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While Google has grabbed an early lead in search and Internet advertising, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates pledged on Wednesday that his company would "keep them honest." Speaking to a crowd of MSN's largest advertisers, Gates...

Google Execs Keep $1 Salaries

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Google CEO Eric Schmidt and co-founders and co-presidents Larry Page and Sergey Brin will retain the $1 paid salaries from 2005, according to a filing this week with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. ...

Court Allows Lindows to Keep Its Name

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In a case that could have forced Linux vendor Lindows to change its business name worldwide, a Netherlands court ruled this week that Lindows' current limited use of the Lindows name does not violate Microsoft's...

Can music keep Microsoft growing?

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When Microsoft reports its third-quarter earnings tomorrow, expect renewed debate over whether the company still deserves its designation as a growth stock. Detractors will point to the fact that its next big...

Intel Tries to Keep Its Cool

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Steve Pawlowski, the director of Intel's Microprocessor Technology Lab, knows Intel has a heat problem. As processors like Intel's Pentium 4 have increased in performance and power, they've also become generators of intense heat. Pentium...

Can nanotubes keep PCs cool?

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Intel is conducting research with nanotechnology provider Zyvex to see if carbon nanotubes can help dissipate the pent-up heat inside PCs. The research revolves around incorporating carbon nanotubes into thermal grease, which...

Proposal: Webcams to keep homeland safe

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Jay Walker jump-started an online shopping craze by inventing Priceline.com, the Web site that lets people bid on airplane tickets and hotel rooms. Now Walker is hoping his newest brainchild revolutionizes a...

HP looks to keep systems cool

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Addressing the growing problem of heat dissipation in chips and systems, Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday announced it is working on a suite of technologies to address heat generation and energy use in increasingly powerful microprocessors and...

PayPal works to keep MasterCard business

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Shares of online payment system PayPal fell 2% Friday on news that MasterCard would no longer work with third-party credit card payment systems. PayPal is working hard to get an exemption from the...

They just keep coming

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Thanks to Joe Bloggs for sending this one in! Microsoft are setting up another beta community - called the "windows pre-release community". It appears to be setup for those involved in "development...

DVD hacker vows to keep challenging ruling

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Eric Corley, the central figure in the "DVD Hacker" case, who was barred by a court from posting online how to make copies of DVDs, vowed on Wednesday to keep fighting the copyright law the...

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