Microsoft breaks silence on Windows 7

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Microsoft broke silence on its Windows 7 plans today in a blog post from Chris Flores. In an honest post the Microsoft spokesperson killed off some rumours regarding Windows 7: "Contrary to some speculation, Microsoft...

Memory trick breaks PC encryption

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Encrypted information held on a laptop is more vulnerable than previously thought, US research has shown. Scientists have shown that it is possible to recover the key that unscrambles data from a PC's memory. It...

Danish Pirate Bay Block Breaks EU Law

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Last week a Danish court ordered the ISP "Tele2″ to block its customers access to The Pirate Bay. The decision heated the debate on ISPs Internet filtering, and it now turns out that filtering traffic...

DS Breaks UK Hardware Record

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All the predictions of a bumper Christmas for Nintendo in the UK seem to be proving accurate, with news that its consoles are selling in record numbers, GamesIndustry.biz reports. The DS has now broken the...

Mininova Breaks 3 Billion Downloads Barrier

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Easily one of the most popular publicly available torrent sites, Mininova has over 3 million visitors per day which places them in the list of 100 most visited websites on the Internet. The site has...

Google breaks down language barriers

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Google is preparing a future update of its search engine that lets users search content in any language by translating queries into English, performing the search and translating the results back to the original language....

Internet ad revenue in Canada breaks $1 Billion

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According to the Internet Advertising Bureau of Canada, Internet advertising hit $1.01 billion in Canada for 2006, an 80% increase over the $562 million collected in 2005. The association forecasts that revenues in 2007 will...

PS3 Breaks UK Records

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It took a while, but the PS3 finally arrived in the UK last week, and already it has raked in some impressive stats, selling an estimated 165,000 in the first two days of sale, an...

Wikipedia breaks into U.S. top 10 sites

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According to comScore Networks' Thursday report, January 2007 marks the first time when US-based Wikimedia Foundation's Wikipedia (including Wiktionary, Wikiquote, Wikibooks, Wikinews and of course Wikipedia encyclopaedias) cracked the top ten list of most popular...

Siemens Breaks Network Speed Record

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Thanks to Hurmoth for posting this in BPN. German electronics company Siemens has set a new network speed record: 107 gigabits, 2.5 times faster than the previous record. The test was performed over a 100-mile...

Transistor Breaks Speed Record

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Thanks to funding by the U.S. Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency, the record for the world's fastest transistor has been broken once again by U.S. researchers. The new transistor, made of iridium phosphide and iridium...

Researchers Say New Chip Breaks Speed Record

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IBM and the Georgia Institute of Technology announced today that their researchers have demonstrated the first silicon-based chip capable of operating at frequencies above 500 GHz -- 500 billion cycles per second -- by cryogenically...

'DVD Jon' Breaks Google Video Lock

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Norwegian hacker Jon Lech Johansen has cracked the lock on Google's new in-browser video player. Johansen, also known as 'DVD Jon' for his work on decrypting DVD security codes, has created a patch for the...

Supercomputer breaks speed record

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The US is poised to push Japan off the top of the supercomputing chart with IBM's prototype Blue Gene/L machine. It is being assembled for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, a US...

Techland breaks with Strategy First

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The move leaves upcoming PC racer Xpand Rally without a North American publisher. Poland-based developer Techland today announced that Strategy First will no longer publish the company's games in North America. This...

Nasa breaks Linux records

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Fast results on ocean simulation system Nasa has completed its fastest simulation of ocean circulation using the Linux operating system running on a 256-processor Silicon Graphics Altix system. The simulation model, called...

AOL breaks down the ICQ-AIM Barrier.

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Now you can send instant messages between AIM/AOL and ICQ. Please join us in testing out this new capability. In order to use this feature, you must have one or more of the following clients:...

IBM breaks silence on server speed

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IBM posted long-awaited performance scores Wednesday for its x440 server with 16 Intel Xeon processors, a system Big Blue is using to try to impose itself on a key part of the server market. ...

PS2 breaks sales records

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PlayStation 2 sold more than 6.5 million units worldwide during the month spanning Thanksgiving and Christmas, compared to five million units during the same period the previous year, Sony says. Once again Sony has rewritten...

Burglar breaks in for porn

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Police in a small town in Wyoming, US, are trying to trace a man who breaks into houses to log on to porn websites. According to reports in the press, the porn-addict burglar...

Lindows breaks off on its own

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Lindows on Monday unveiled the latest version of its low-cost operating system aimed at bringing Linux to the masses. The release of LindowsOS 3.O marks the first time the company is selling its software as...

EU: .Net Passport breaks data privacy rules?

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The European Union is examining charges that Microsoft's .Net Passport system breaks EU rules on data privacy, a European Commission official said Tuesday. The official said he expected member states to make...

Fujitsu Siemens breaks into the black

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Fujitsu Siemens Computers BV has finally broken into the black and has forecast that it will be able to achieve revenue growth ahead of the overall IT hardware market in the current financial year. In...

IE6 breaks McAfee AV scanner

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This was sent in by Mike "I thought this was worth a mention -if it hasn't been already. It seems that IE6.0 breaks McAfee VirusScan completely. More specifically, everything expect the...

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