The Man Behind the Google Phone

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Mr. Rubin is one of the primary architects behind another product that also smacks of potential über-coolness — the Google Phone. As Google's "director of mobile platforms," Mr. Rubin oversees dozens of engineers who are...

Study: US Lags Behind in Broadband Speeds

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The U.S. is lagging behind other industrialized nations in the availability and use of high-speed broadband connections, according to a report released today by the Washington-based Communications Workers of America. The report, based on aggregated...

Numbers Behind Windows 95, Vista

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Here is a rundown of some quick statistics comparing Windows 95 and Windows Vista. All prices are in USD. All figures for Windows 95 seem to be verified and although there are sources for the...

20-year-old 'botmaster' faces years behind bars

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Jeanson James Ancheta, a well-known member of the "Botmaster Underground" who pleaded guilty in January to federal charges of conspiracy, fraud and damaging U.S. government computers, was given the longest sentence for spreading computer viruses,...

AMD64 Is The Force Behind Star Wars

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Thanks DjmUK At Siggraph today, AMD announced that AMD Opteron™ processor-based servers and workstations are providing the digital backbone for the final Star Wars prequel, Episode III: "Revenge of the Sith." ...

IBM Makes Chips Behind New Cisco Router

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When you pay between $250,000 and $2 million dollars for a router you'd expect to get the best. Cisco a while back announced such a router, but it wasn't until today that IBM stepped...

Microsoft behind $12 million payment to Opera

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Microsoft agreed to pay Norway's Opera Software $12.75 million to head off a threatened lawsuit over code that made some Web pages on MSN look bad in certain versions of Opera's Web browser, CNET News.com...

EU's Monti stands behind Microsoft fine

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Mario Monti, the European Union's competition commissioner, is vigorously defending his handling of the antitrust case against Microsoft, amid criticism over the size of the fine and for treading on U.S. regulators' toes. ...

What's behind Microsoft's Office moves?

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Looming competitive and regulatory pressures factored into Microsoft's recent decision to reveal formerly secret pieces of its latest Office software, according to analysts. Microsoft announced that starting Dec. 5, customers and partners will be able...

Behind The AudioGalaxy

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A good read, check this out... As you've probably already heard, Audiogalaxy decided to settle out of court with the RIAA for a lot of money and now is blocking ALL...

Behind the Slashdot phenomenon

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This is not news but very interesting article from ZDnet Nearly five years ago, a 21-year-old computer-science nerd named Rob Malda made his first postings on a Web site known as Slashdot....

Dell vets get behind tablet PC

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A group of former Dell Computer executives is putting in motion a new company to tackle the tablet PC market. Motion Computing, launched Monday, will manufacture tablet PC devices starting...

Are Crackers Behind AOL Spree?

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Thanks nemo for this. America Online users, you have unwanted packages -- due either to the activities of malicious hackers, aggressive pop-up ads or a sudden widespread epidemic of shopping amnesia. ...

The power behind the Olympics

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Relaying results, events and information from the Winter Games to spectators and the media around the world is an Olympian task. On top of that there is security clearance and access to...

Oracle throws weight behind Itanium

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Oracle has released a version of its database management software designed for Intel's Itanium processor--a move crucial to the chip's success, according to hardware executives and analysts. Itanium-based servers won't take off commercially until...

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