With the recent announcement of Dell selling its PCs at Best Buy, many began to wonder who would be responsible for the Tech Support. It turns out that Dell has authorized both the Geek Squad...

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HP Gives AMD's Phenom a Boost

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After a bruising month where it had to admit a series of missteps with its quad-core microprocessor strategy, Advanced Micro Devices got a boost Jan. 3 from Hewlett-Packard. On Thursday, HP announced that it would...

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The United Nations telecommunications agency in Geneva gave the upstart technology called WiMax a vote of approval, providing a sizable victory for Intel and something of a defeat for competing technologies from Qualcomm and Ericsson....

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Japanese women may soon be tapping on the hit Nintendo DS handheld game machine for beauty tips: "Dream Skincare" is part of recent efforts by Nintendo to attract newcomers to gaming. Players input their daily...

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Samsung has announced that it has developed a new 4GB multi-chip package destined for mobile phones. The electronics giant calls its new chip package "moviMCP" and calls the NAND flash memory included within the package...

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Microsoft finds monochromatic stripes dull, and has put its weight behind a colored bar code format. The color bar code is being targeted especially for use on commercial media such as movies, video games and...

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Logitech Gives PC Mice New Moves

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PC peripheral player Logitech has motorized the computer mouse scroll wheel with two new models that ease scanning and scrolling through large computer documents, spreadsheets, pictures, lists and other data. The Fremont, Calif.-based company said...

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Blue Security Gives up the Fight

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"According to The Washington Post, Blue Security has closed its doors, which can be confirmed by the Blue Security application failing to work today and their domain no longer resolving. Blue Securitys CEO is quoted...

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Microsoft boss says early launch will give the Xbox 360 an advantage, but concedes PS3 will be "a little faster in a few areas." In a meeting with financial analysts at Microsofts...

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Opera Software has announced that it will make its popular web browser available free of charge to universities and colleges. Originally, schools had to purchase licenses in bulk at a cost of $1 each. Institutions...

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The Japanese government has approved Sun Microsystems" open-source desktop software for use within one of its ministries, Sun is expected to announce. Japans Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has endorsed Suns Java...

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Microsoft is getting ready to release a new version of its MSN TV set-top box, this one aimed at the Internet-savvy buyer rather than the technology neophyte. Whereas the original WebTV and...

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Last week Google acquired Picasa which enables users to easily manage and share digital photographs. Now you can download Picasa from Google for free (version 1.6). Before Google acquired Picasa its software was...

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In its fourth annual report on marketing violent entertainment to children, the Federal Trade Commission applauds and chides publishers. The Federal Trade Commission yesterday released its fourth report on the marketing...

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PayPal gives credit

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Just a short piece of news that I came across and thought that it might interest the Neowinians who use PayPals services regularly. Appearantly, PayPal is hoping to improve customers" protection standards by introducing a...

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In its spyware-fighting tool released in beta last week, Yahoo Inc. left out for automatic detection a category of often-unwanted software for which its paid search division has a financial stake. Yahoos Anti-Spy beta for...

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How do you measure Bill Gates" success? Forbes magazine puts a dollar figure on the Seattle, Washington-area natives net worth -- $46.6 billion in 2003 -- and crowned him the worlds richest...

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If Java 2 Enterprise Edition 1.4 was about bringing Web services into the enterprise Java fold, then J2EE 1.5 is all about ease of development in the enterprise Java space. In a session at the...

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Yahoo on Monday is expected to launch a makeover of its popular instant-messaging software, just days after similar moves by rivals America Online and Microsoft. Called "The All New Yahoo Messenger," the...

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Dell Inc. said Thursday that Michael Dell, the PC makers founder, will relinquish the chief executive post in July but remain as company chairman. The company said Kevin Rollins, currently president and...

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