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Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer revealed a few details on Wednesday of a forthcoming operating system that will help developers write Internet-based applications. Within a month, Microsoft will unveil what Ballmer called "Windows Cloud." The operating system, which will likely have a different name, is intended for developers writing cloud-computing applications, said Ballmer, who spoke to ...read more
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"Hi, YouTube, it’s me, Kiki," the teenager said to the camera as she swiveled in her chair to jazzy background music. "And today I’m going to show you how to cheat on a test - the effective way." She demonstrates her technique, slipping a small piece of paper with the answers in a clear-tubed pen as she rationalizes her reasons for cheating. "I know it’s not a good thing to ...read more
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Ubuntu is the latest Linux vendor to patch a vulnerability in the open-source operating system's kernel that could have left the door open for hackers to find their way into users' machines. In an email sent overnight on Monday, the Linux vendor warned users to update all machines running recent versions of Ubuntu, ranging from 6.06, which was released back in mid-2006, to version 8.04, which ...read more
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The situation regarding Apple's App Store for the iPhone is getting weirder by the day. Several applications have been rejected from the App Store based on seemingly dubious claims such as duplication of functionality (even though they didn't duplicate anything), or alikeness to default applications. Of recent note are two applications: Podcaster and MailWrangler. The developers of these ...read more
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Intel is claiming that its Core line of processors has allowed for $2bn in savings since release. First introduced two years ago, the Core chips were touted by Intel in part for their low power consumption in the face of ever-climbing energy rates. A company report estimates that since their release, the Core desktop, notebook and server chips have allowed for some 20 Terawatts less energy ...read more
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We hope you weren't planning any all night Halo 3 fests for tonight, or needed to download any new music tomorrow, because in just a little over 4 short hours, both Xbox Live and Zune online services will be offline for possibly as long as two days. Larry Hryb (AKA Major Nelson) earlier this week announced on his website that Microsoft will be taking the Xbox Live service offline starting at ...read more
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Electronic Arts has owned up to the mess it created with the DRM-heavy launch of Sporelast week, a fracas that may actually have cost the gaming giant as much as $25 million in missed revenue. Gamers angry with the "draconian" content protection features opted out of the $50 a pop for Spore and copped it illegally instead, to the tune of an estimated 500,000 downloads across various BitTorrent ...read more
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Activision has posted what is to be the final track list for their upcoming Guitar Hero iteration, dubbed Guitar Hero World Tour. The game will include a whopping 86 tracks, with music spanning the years from The Doors to Nirvana to Tool and System of a Down. Activision is also bragging how that by including so many tracks, Guitar Hero World Tour features "the largest selection of on-disc music ...read more
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Electronic Arts has owned up to the mess it created with the DRM-heavy launch of Sporelast week, a fracas that may actually have cost the gaming giant as much as $25 million in missed revenue. Gamers angry with the "draconian" content protection features opted out of the $50 a pop for Spore and copped it illegally instead, to the tune of an estimated 500,000 downloads across various BitTorrent ...read more
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News Corp’s MySpace launches a new online music service on Thursday, aiming to loosen Apple’s grip on the US music industry and challenge all other online rivals. The service, MySpace Music, also aims to come to the aid of a music industry reeling from the continued slide in CD sales. MySpace Music is viewed by the music industry as an alternative to prior partnerships, most notably, ...read more
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