New Battlefield turns to casual masses

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EA has announced it will be releasing a free Battlefield Heroes game in the summer. Developed by series veteran DICE, it will be a cartoon-inspired war game powered by advertising and micro transactions. This is...

Alltel Feature Turns Voicemail to Text

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Alltel Corp. is unveiling a new feature that uses voice-recognition software to allow wireless phone customers to read their voicemail messages as text messages. Monthly fees for the Voice2TXT service start at $4.99, and users...

Hushmail turns out to be anything but

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A court document in a drug smuggling case has shown that the private email service Hushmail has been cooperating with police in handing over user emails. Hushmail claims to offer unreadable email as it uses...

Google turns to users for online maps

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Google Incorporated is now providing free tools designed to make it easy for people to share their local geographical knowledge by creating customized maps that can assemble information from a variety of sources. Thousands of...

Adobe Turns PDF Over to Standards Body

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Adobe Systems turned over the full Portable Document Format (PDF) 1.7 specification to AIIM, the Enterprise Content Management Association, for publication by the International Standards Organization (ISO). Yep, that's a mouthful. Why would Adobe bother?...

Alleged Software, Movie Pirate Turns Himself In

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Step one: The MPAA and BSA investigators allegedly purchase pirated materials from a 31-year-old Pennsylvania man between last November and January. Step two: The investigators contact local police about the purchases made from Robert Uss,...

Microsoft Research turns 15

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Microsoft Research held an event at Microsoft's Redmond, in celebration of its 15th anniversary. Chairman and co-founder Bill Gates appeared via video to applaud the organization. On Tuesday, the research team demonstrated innovative technologies still...

The Hard Drive Turns 50

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Today, the hard drive is found everywhere--from the PCs we use daily to MP3 players and memory keys so small you can toss them in your pocket and forget you're carrying around a hard drive....

MagicTracer Turns Raster Bitmaps to Vector Artwork

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Elgorithms develops a raster to vector conversion program, the recently unveiled program called MagicTracer. Raster to vector programs autotrace bitmap / raster images and turn them into vector linework. While the major raster to vector...

Yahoo's Free Software Turns PC Into DVR

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Yahoo has released a beta version of software that turns a PC into a digital video recorder. The software, Yahoo Go for TV, is free to download. After the software is installed, people plug...

The World Wide Web Turns 15

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In celebration of 15 years of the "http" protocol, CNN has compiled its list of the 10 greatest moments of the web's first 15 years of existence. After exploding thanks to browsers such as...

Seagate Turns to Perpendicular Recording

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Nearly all of hard drive maker Seagate Technology's products will use perpendicular recording technology by the end of 2006, the company's chief financial officer says. Perpendicular recording promises big capacity boosts for drives used in...

Microsoft Turns Off SUS Downloads

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Less than a month after Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Server Update Services enterprise patch-management platform was released to manufacturing, Microsoft has turned off downloads of the previous version. Beginning Thursday, Microsoft will no longer be offering...

RIAA Turns Attentions to Internet2

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Students using the new superfast Internet2 connections at many US colleges to share music and films are being targeted by the RIAA in its latest blitz on piracy. More than 1.5 million files were being...

Mobile music turns up the volume

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The fast increasing popularity of full-track downloads and ring-tones will help push mobile music revenues to more than $9.3bn by 2009, according to a newly published study. The report from Juniper Research predicts that, while...

Google turns 6!

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Regular users of Google might have noticed a new logo on the popular search engines new page. Google's 5th year has been explosive, and perhaps it's most important to date. It's seen...

Wal-Mart turns on radio tags

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Wal-Mart has launched a pilot program using radio frequency identification technology, as it moves ahead with plans for all its top suppliers to be using the inventory-tracking tags by January, the retail giant said Friday....

Adobe turns its back on Mac again

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Adobe Systems announced on Tuesday that it plans to drop the Mac version of FrameMaker, the latest sign of eroding support for the Apple Computer operating system. The San Jose, Calif. company...

Linux cyber-battle turns nasty

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The MyDoom virus has triggered a new wave of attacks on company websites. It is also looks like a new front in a war waged by those who want to preserve the open-source Linux operating...

Apple's core: The Mac turns 20

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Its dedicated users are so passionate they're often described as religious about their love for the machine. Twenty years ago, on January 24, 1984, Apple Computer launched the Macintosh. It contained virtually...

As the Mac turns 20, has the PC caught up?

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Twenty years ago this week, during the year of Big Brother, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak introduced the Apple Macintosh. Although the seminal advert (which you can view on Apple's Website here) sticks in everyone's...

Rush to VoIP turns into slow going

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Businesses were abuzz about voice over Internet Protocol technology in 2003, announcing new deployments almost daily, but the reality is that the actual work is only just beginning. Analysts say it could be...

PlayStation turns web browser

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A PlayStation2 enthusiast has found a way to turn the games console into a web browser. Web designer Martyn Brook has discovered that the console can be made to view almost any...

PCAnywhere Turns 11

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Symantec's remote-access app offers updated look, easier file transfers. Monday, Symantec plans to announce PCAnywhere 11, an upgraded release of its remote-access software that features performance improvements and a revised user interface...

Ethernet Turns Thirty

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Robert M. "Bob" Metcalfe invented the local-area networking standard he called Ethernet on May 22, 1973, at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. Ethernet originally meant a shared media LAN. It is greatly changed today,...

IBM turns up the heat on Taiwan's chip makers

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The rise of Chinese chip makers, like Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) and Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp., was expected by some observers to mark the beginning of a shift in the center of contract chip...

PC screen turns into speaker

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Computer screens of the future could offer sound as well as vision, eliminating the need for separate loud speakers. A British company called NXT has found a way to turn a computer...

RIAA turns up heat on file-trading at work

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An attack on corporate use of peer-to-peer software is under way, as companies face increasing pressure from record labels and other copyright holders to stop employees from file trading. The latest salvo...

'Free porn' worm turns nasty

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A worm discovered earlier this week is hijacking web browsers and internet chat clients with promises of free porn. Although the potential threat posed by the worm is low, antivirus companies have...

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