Town tries out Cybercar concept

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Daventry, a Northamptonshire town, is investigating ways to increase the use of public transport and reduce reliance on cars by testing a driverless car which is controlled by computer and uses lasers to avoid obstacles....

Xbox for your gun? Mexico tries swaps in drug fight

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Newly elected Mayor Marcelo Ebrard has moved quickly to restore order to Mexico City by going after well-known crime dens and clearing the city's narrow streets of informal vendors. Police who have raided the capital's...

Apple Tries to Patent 'Tamper-Resistant Software'

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Apple Computer, which is in the process of switching to computers based on the omnipresent Intel processor, has filed a patent application describing a method for securely running Mac OS X on specific hardware. ...

Adware Maker Tries Image Makeover

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In an apparent attempt to shed its image as an aggressive adware pusher, 180solutions is alerting PC users whose computers run its ad-serving software and is offering tips on removing it. The...

Microsoft tries to quell TCP/IP 'danger'

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To fully implement the TCP/IP protocol in Windows XP would make denial of service attacks a walk in the park, Microsoft said. The company was responding to claims by a well-known security...

EA tries to revive DICE takeover

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Publisher picks up additional shareholder votes and extends its offer for another month. Electronic Arts today said that attempts to buy Digital Illusions CE, the Stockholm-based developer of the successful Battlefield franchise,...

TiVo tries rebate to lure subscribers

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TiVo will drop the price of its low-end digital video recorder to $99, the company said Monday, as part of a plan to rapidly increase subscribers to its service. The San Jose,...

Audiogalaxy founder tries new P2P venture

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Two years after finding his way off the recording industry's "most wanted" list, Audiogalaxy founder Michael Merhej is back with a new peer-to-peer software venture. The Austin, Texas, programmer's new company, ByteTaxi,...

SCO tries to reinvigorate product line

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The company that has been known mainly in lawsuits now a day's has released some new UNIX products. SCO announced version 7.1.4 of UnixWare. Along with new versions for embedded devices and small...

Sun tries new pricing model

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Sun Microsystems Inc. of Santa Clara has a deal for countries in the developing world on its computer servers and software. According to a plan announced by Sun today in Shanghai, countries classified as developing...

DVD copying software tries to skirt law

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Court rulings have pulled the most popular software for copying DVD movies off the market, but a new program, already on sale at CompUSA and Wal-Mart, is trying to get around these rulings and still...

Intel Tries to Keep Its Cool

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Steve Pawlowski, the director of Intel's Microprocessor Technology Lab, knows Intel has a heat problem. As processors like Intel's Pentium 4 have increased in performance and power, they've also become generators of intense heat. Pentium...

Mob Tries to Create Supercomputer

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Hundreds of area technophiles joined laptops Saturday in an attempt to create a computing force on par with the world's most powerful supercomputers. The experiment organized by researchers at the University of San Francisco was...

Microsoft tries new tack in license deals

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Microsoft's decision to remove language from a licensing agreement that has long rankled computer makers reflects a growing willingness by the software giant to tweak the way it does business, according to analysts. ...

Virus tries to con PayPal users

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Security experts are warning e-mail users about a virus which tries to fool people into giving away bank details. Mimail.J targets customers of web payment system PayPal, and is the latest "phishing" scam,...

Musicmatch tries to stay plugged into iPod

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Musicmatch isn't quite ready to give up its ties to the iPod. On Monday, the San Diego-based music software company sent an e-mail to its customers letting them know that, despite the...

E-mail scam tries to fool PayPal users

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PayPal subscribers are being targeted by a fraudulent e-mail scheme designed to con them into handing over their personal information. Over the past week, users of eBay's online payments service have been receiving e-mails...

GRACE robot tries to live up to name

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Cheers Matt and Tonny Phang for sending this in. A group of scientists who set out to build a robot with human social skills may have actually improved on humanity: Their creation courteously...

AOL tries to sell more ads with honey than vinegar

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America Online executives say they have softened their bare-knuckled dealings with advertisers and are taking other steps to revive an ad engine that fueled revenue growth in the late '90s. The service's sputtering...

Microsoft tries to steal Macworld thunder

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Microsoft on Monday launched the first of several pre-emptive strikes against Apple Computer's Macworld trade show by making announcements about new technologies far ahead of their delivery to market. In Microsoft's first...

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