Touch-and-pay cards get go ahead

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Thanks to a system by Visa and Mastercard starting in September, UK consumers will be able to settle bills of less than £10 by holding up their credit and debit cards against a special secure...

Blu-ray Disk Sales Ahead Of HD DVD

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Recent figures from market researcher Nielsen VideoScan are confirming previous reports that Blu-ray is currently beating HD DVD in the high definition war. Sales of Blu-ray movies have accounted for more than 60% of the...

Fast, Cool Intel Chips Ahead

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While AMD prepares its next set of processors--a multicore design code-named Barcelona and due this summer--Intel has already demonstrated samples of its more-advanced Penryn chip. It's manufactured in a 45nm process that uses hafnium-based high-k...

New Zealand gets Windows Vista ahead of the world

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Retail stores in New Zealand initiated the worldwide launch of Microsoft Windows Vista. Due to New Zealand's time zone position, local users have access to the operating system a couple of hours before Australians, thirteen...

Neowin's Shift Linux Speeds Ahead

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Neowin's own Linux distribution, Shift, is just about to hit version 0.3 and those of you who are that way inclined will be able to grab the ISO download in the next few days. The...

Sun pushing ahead in server market

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This Tuesday, Sun Microsystems unveiled three new products destined for use in data centers as part of its x86 server platform. Products that will released are a 16-way x64 server, named the Sun Fire X4600...

Judge gives go Ahead to Grand Theft Auto Lawsuit

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An Alabama judge has denied a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed against Take-Two by the families of two police officers and a dispatcher killed by a Grand Theft Auto-playing teenager. Judge James Moore's decision...

Firefox: The Road Ahead

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Now that Firefox is firmly establishing itself in the browser market (download graph), we can look forward to subsequent milestone releases by the Mozilla Foundation. Firefox 1.1 (Dubbed "Deer Park") is slated for release in...

Looking (Way) Ahead to Longhorn Server

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While 2007 is still a long way off, Microsoft is making headway (at least on slide decks) with Longhorn Server, according to the Redmond software maker's partners. Before the Windows Server team can dedicate itself...

ClearSpeed races ahead on processor cores

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ClearSpeed Technology has doubled the performance of its high-performance computing co-processor for scientific workstations and server clusters. It has incorporated 96 separate processing cores on a single chip, the company said at...

Analyst sees "hellish" holiday season ahead

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Industry analysts at Wedbush Morgan predict a Christmas "disaster" for console publishers off the A-list. Wedbush Morgan Securites, financial analyst has issued that its annual preholiday reports in the console gaming sections....

Next-generation DVD moves ahead

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Microsoft is now one of the three required video codec's for the next-generation DVD format. The Microsoft format that is being required is VC-9 technology which is used in Windows Media Video 9. ...

Xbox nudges ahead

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Microsoft's Xbox price cut has appeared to pay off, with the company claiming its first ever weekly sales win against arch rival Sony PlayStation 2. In the week ending April 18, Xbox took 50 per...

FAQ: What's ahead for Microsoft

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Q: What exactly did the European Union say? A: European regulators said that Microsoft broke EU law by abusing its "near monopoly" market power in the workgroup server and media player markets. ...

Microsoft sees sales hurdles ahead

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Microsoft sounded a cautionary note with financial analysts on Wednesday, warning that it faces challenges to keep growing its sales at the same rate it has in recent years. In a presentation...

AMD CEO Looks Ahead

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Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is focused. Focused on the future. And that future is a 64-bit world in which everything from portable PCs to servers to networking gear is powered by AMD Opteron or Athlon...

Ahead Nero 6.0 Released

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Nero 6.0 Ultra Edition is the most comprehensive, versatile CD- and DVD-mastering and packet-writing suite on the market today. In fact, calling it a disc-authoring app is a disservice, because the suite also offers a...

Road Ahead Excites Gates

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While the technology industry experienced a boom in the late 1990s that is unlikely to be repeated again during his lifetime, there are a number of exciting challenges ahead, Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect...

Flat-panel monitors edge ahead

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Flat-panel monitors for desktop computers are expected to surpass traditional cathode ray tube (CRT) monitors in revenue this year, a sea change for the display industry. Declining prices, combined with aggressive bundling deals from PC...

Microsoft moves ahead on Xdocs

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Microsoft on Monday plans to unveil more details on XDocs, its controversial electronic forms software. The software giant is set to announce at a conference in San Diego that XDocs will officially be...

Intel confirms dual core Itanium ahead

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Sounds fun... one might ask will it be twice as fast? Of course not :) CHIP GIANT INTEL will release a version of the Itanium in 2005 that includes two processors in the...

Keeping ahead of DNS attacks

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A nice little piece by one of the inventors of the DNS system on ZD|Net news. "The domain name system--the global directory that maps names to Internet protocol addresses--was designed to distribute authority,...

Ahead InCD v3.29.1

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Thanks Nekrosoft13 for pointing this out in BPN. Looks like Ahead has updated their packet writing software to 3.29.1. The Ahead website has not been updated with a changelog yet, so no word as...

P4 nudges ahead of Athlon XP

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Intel today launched three new desktop P4s, with its fastest clock speeds to date. And more importantly, they incorporate support for the 533MHz frontside bus, through the new Rambus 850E chipset. This delivers 30 per...

Ahead Nero 5.5.8.2 Released!

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Thanks LonG|hOrn for posting this in BPN. Does this need an introduction? For those who don't know, [opinion] this is the best damned CD burning software you can get! [/opinion] ...

TSMC moves ahead with plan to standardize CMOS process

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. gained ground this week in its effort to standardize the industry's advanced process technologies, disclosing a 90nm CMOS process developed with Philips Electronics N.V. and STMicroelectronics N.V. The...

Via KT400 for AMD ahead

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As part of its push to capitalise on Intel's switch to Pentium 4 Everywhere during 2002, Via will sample a P4X800 chipset during the second half of this year. That follows the introduction...

Trillian staying one step ahead of AOL

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Adding yet another chapter to the seemingly endless battle over instant messaging, AOL has begun blocking Trillian users from accessing its servers, effectively cutting off communication between the independent client and AOL's ad-laden software. Trillian...

Microsoft Settlement Weighed Ahead of Deadline

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With a court-imposed deadline looming on Friday, government officials were weighing a proposal to settle the landmark antitrust case against Microsoft Corp. MSFT.O, a source close to the case said on Wednesday....

Universal; full steam ahead with anti-piracy CD's

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Universal plans to start issuing CDs in October with software that prevents music from being digitally copied into computer files. Edgar Bronfman, Vivendi (Universal) vice chairman says, who's artists include U2, Eminem...

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