'Kill switch' dropped from Vista

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Microsoft is to withdraw an anti-piracy tool from Windows Vista, which disables the operating system when invoked, following customer complaints. The so-called "kill switch" is designed to prevent users with illegal copies of Vista...

Microsoft's $1.5 Billion MP3 Fine Dropped

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In a development which Alcatel-Lucent calls "shocking and disturbing" and which Microsoft calls a "victory for consumers," a federal judge in the San Diego District Court has overturned a jury's decision which had ruled that...

Solar flares blamed for dropped cellphone calls

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Solar flares, fiery geysers that erupt on the sun's surface, have been known to interrupt radio and television signals from satellites, but now a team of researchers, led by Queen's University professor David Thomson in...

Charges dropped in Russian Microsoft Piracy Case

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Charges have been dropped against 40 year-old Alexander Ponosov, a Russian school principal who would have faced up to five years in prison after police seized 12 computers with more than US$10,000 in pirated Microsoft...

Online play dropped from key PS3 launch title

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Neversoft has dropped online play from the PlayStation 3 version of Tony Hawk's Project 8, a key third-party launch title for Sony's next-gen console. The developer has only recently received development kits for the PlayStation...

Places dropped from Firefox 2

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Betanews reported a couple of days ago that Places have been dropped from the Firefox 2.0 release, originally it was included in the first public alpha release of Firefox 2.0, codenamed "Bon Echo," it had...

Router Functions Dropped From PS3 Spec

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The PlayStation 3 will no longer act as a home network router, according to Sony Computer Entertainment boss Ken Kutaragi, who has revealed that the functionality has been dropped because it would have been too...

DS Port Hints Dropped by Square Enix

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Purchasers of FFI & II on GBA questioned about which classic Square Enix games they'd like to see on Nintendo's dual-screen system Square Enix looks to be considering porting over one or...

.NET label dropped from Windows Server software

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Microsoft is introducing a new branding convention for its server-software products to synch up with next week's launch of Windows Server 2003. Microsoft's server programs will be sold under the "Windows Server...

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