Brown takes question time online

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Gordon Brown has taken Prime Minister's Questions online, through the magic of YouTube. The scheme will see the Prime Minister answering video clip questions sent in to the Downing Street YouTube site by members of...

Whitehurst Takes Over as New Red Hat CEO

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Red Hat President and CEO Matthew Szulik announced today on his blog that he would be stepping down from his leadership roles in the Linux vendor. "After almost a decade of leading Red Hat, I...

Google Takes on Wikipedia

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Google has a new goal: help people share their knowledge. That’s right - forget Wikis, and welcome Knols (apparently "knol" stands for “unit of knowledge”). Although the service is right now invitation-only, the search giant...

Vivid takes hard line with PornoTube

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Commercial pornography producer Vivid is taking the web site PornoTube and its parent company to court for copyright infringement. PornoTube is based on user submitted videos in the same way as YouTube, although the site...

French Watchdog Takes EBay to Court

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The French regulatory authority, called the Council of Sales, said Monday that eBay's French site should be held to the same standards as other auction houses in France -- which must acquire a special permit...

HD Moore takes iPhone exploits public

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Noted hacker HD Moore has posted exploits for a vulnerability in Apple's iPhone, the same flaw that's been used by others to unlock the smart phone so it will work on other networks. The vulnerability,...

Disk technology takes Nobel Prize

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French scientist Albert Fert and Peter Grunberg of Germany have won the 2007 Nobel Prize in physics after discovering the phenomenon of "giant magnetoresistance" (GMR), in which weak magnetic changes give rise to big differences...

Verizon takes on iPhone with LG Voyager

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Verizon today launched its most concerted effort yet to respond to the iPhone and to improve its music phone lineup with four new devices. The carrier began with its most ambitious device ever, the LG...

Circuit City Takes Hit in Q2

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Circuit City Stores Inc., the nation's second biggest consumer electronics store chain, said Thursday it swung to a loss in its second quarter as sales fell. The company lost a reported $62.8 million, or 38...

Prince takes on YouTube

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He has spent his career challenging the establishment, even changing his name to try to get out of a recording contract. But Prince's latest argument has seen him take on a different entity altogether -...

BSoD Takes On a Whole New Meaning

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The definition of the Blue Screen of Death acronym BSoD may soon be replaced by a more ominous meaning, Black Screen of Death. In an e-mail sent to Windows distributors a Microsoft representative laid out...

Computer takes on poker aces

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A showdown pitting human brains against artificial intelligence goes ahead this evening when two professional poker players take on a computer in the world's first such man-machine challenge. Phil Laak and Ali Eslami will play...

Microsoft takes on Joost with LiveStation

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It sure took them a while, but at least this time they started before the competition's product went final, was a huge hit and had a massive userbase. Microsoft Research has teamed up Skinkers...

Google Earth takes it to the streets

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Google has launched a new feature on its mapping service that allows people to see a 360-degree view of many streets in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Las Vegas, Denver and Miami. Other...

EA takes stake in China games firm

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Electronic Arts has confirmed that it will pay about $170m for a 15% stake in Chinese online games operator The9, the sole operator in China of what is believed to be the world's most profitable...

Tech Gear takes a look at the Samsung Q1B

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Tablet PCs have been around for a while now but for some reason they still haven't really replaced laptops despite their portability and flexibility. Now we already have ultra mobile PCs. Does anyone really need...

Intel Takes on Mini ITX

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Intel is poised to take on VIA's mini ITX motherboards with its upcoming Little Valley D201GLY, which is part of its Intel Desktop Board Essential Series. The new D201GLY is the first Intel branded motherboard...

IPTV for deaf people takes off

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A new web-based television service, or IPTV, for British Sign Language (BSL) users has recently launched in the UK. VeeSee TV airs news and other programmes in BSL and is available 24 hours a...

EA Takes on Wii Sports

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Electronic Arts has lifted the lid on another of its many in-development Wii games, EA Playground (yes, EA is actually in the title); a collection of c-razy mini-games utilising the motion-sensing powers of the Wii...

Wininfo Short Takes

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If you can get past the poor formatting that Paul has somehow worked into his article this week (PDA blogging?) then you can read up on his important takes of last weeks news (also covered...

Adobe Takes New CS3 Suite to Phones, Too

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At the CTIA show, Adobe showed off Adobe Device Central CS3, an integrated software component that works across different applications in their new Creative Suite family, offering both professional and individual web designers an easier...

Firefox takes new tack on testing bug fixes

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Over the next day, Mozilla plans to begin delivering bug fixes to a select group of beta testers who will try out the upcoming Firefox 2.0.0.3 version before it is released to all Firefox users....

Microsoft takes a 'Patch Tuesday' break

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The second Tuesday of the month, typically Microsoft's scheduled patch release day, will not have any security bulletins. Microsoft will, however, go ahead with a release of its monthly update of Windows Malicious Software Removal...

Apple takes jab at Microsoft for iPod virus

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On Tuesday, Apple Computer warned that some of its latest iPods have shipped with a Windows virus. The company said that a small number of video iPods made after Sept. 12 included the RavMonE virus....

EU takes over German antitrust inquiry into Intel

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European Commission regulators have taken over a German antitrust investigation into allegations that Intel put pressure on a major electronics retailer to forgo using processors from competitor AMD. Germany's antitrust agency, Bundeskartellamt, received a complaint...

Microsoft Takes the Long View With Zune

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Finally, the gloves come off. After months of hints and speculation, Microsoft announced that, yes, it is headed for a showdown with Apple. In one corner is Microsoft with its billions to invest in R&D,...

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