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SGI Unveils Update to OpenGL Graphics Spec

Enhancements to the OpenGL application programming interface will mean faster rendering and more realistic graphics in conjunction with the latest graphics hardware, according to SGI, which has unveiled the OpenGL 1.5 specification. SGI and the OpenGL Architecture Review Board said the 1.5 update in...

Published Code Exposes Windows Flaw

Nine days after Microsoft warned of a widespread Windows flaw, a program to exploit it has been published online by a group based in China, representing one of the shortest times between warning and worm. The exploit code, published by a group known as Xfocus, is not technically a worm itself, but i...

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The Future of Human Knowledge: The Semantic Web

Under an interdisciplinary project collectively known as the Semantic Web, computer scientists around the world are working on ways to revolutionize the Internet. The researchers -- from Europe, Asia and the United States -- are developing standards, protocols and technologies that will advance the ...

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Garmin Launches GPS-Integrated iQue 3600 PDA

Garmin International has released its iQue 3600 PDA -- the first PDA on the market to integrate GPS technology off the shelf. The device will be available through electronics retailers and traditional Garmin dealers within the United States at a suggested retail price of $589. "GPS can now help us g...

IBM Pushes Linux in Face of SCO Suit

Despite SCO's claims that IBM is using SCO source code in its Linux products, Big Blue is offering Linux for free to customers who are using its pSeries servers. The giveaway of a free license for SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8, limited to one per customer, might just be a marketing ploy, but it mig...

Sprint Releases New Phone-Enabled Pocket PC

Sprint has unveiled a Windows Mobile-based PCS phone -- developed by Hitachi -- that touts the familiarity of the Microsoft Windows computing environment and the ability to communicate and connect to the Internet in a single, converged device. The Hitachi G1000 combines the Pocket PC Phone Edition o...

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The New World of Global Internet Expansion

Last year, the growth of the Internet backbone slowed dramatically as network providers around the globe, including KPNQwest, Carrier1 and Energis, reduced bandwidth capacity and, in some cases, brought down certain data pipelines altogether. Since the birth of the Web browser, international Interne...

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Socially Intelligent Software: Agents Go Mainstream

Software agents are beginning to emerge from their initial status as a computing and communications curiosity, and are providing customer service on the Net for major companies like Microsoft and Symantec. While the popular conception of an agent is a cartoon character who interacts with a Web site ...

SCO Takes Linux Licensing Fight Further

Despite skepticism from several Linux supporters, Unix software maker SCO has reiterated its claims that the Linux kernel -- versions 2.4.x and later -- incorporates the company's own proprietary source code. SCO has called on Linux users to purchase licenses to avoid copyright infringement. Lindon,...

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Lindows.com Launches CD-Based, Internet-Ready PC

Lindows.com has launched what the company is calling a "new class" of computer, insisting it is not a mere thin client or Internet appliance. The new Lindows WebStation is an Internet-ready, full-fledged computer designed specifically to be a family's second PC, a business terminal or a public-acces...

Buy.com Debuts Legit Music Downloads – Strings Attached

A new legal music download service for PCs has been unveiled, boasting the largest legitimate online catalog of songs to date, but BuyMusic.com still might be hampered because it lacks the freedom offered by free file-sharing networks, experts said. Aliso Viejo, California-based BuyMusic.com will se...

ISP Subpoenas from RIAA Met with Protest

Responding to recent judicial and legislative efforts to sue and prosecute users of peer-to-peer file-sharing networks, opponents of the Recording Industry Association of America are calling for protests. The RIAA recently moved forward on its threat to sue individual users of popular P2P networks b...

Samsung Unveils Fastest Mobile CPU on the Market

Korean electronics giant Samsung has announced a new mobile processor with a clock speed of up to 533 MHz. The company called the new processor the "world's fastest mobile CPU" and promised it will offer new functions and services for mobile phones and PDAs. Aberdeen Group chief research officer Pet...

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Bring on the Telematics Revolution

Overcoming its beginnings as a niche application for high-end automobiles, telematics technology has grown into a $650 million business that analysts at investment bank UBS Warburg expect to reach $41 billion by 2010. The first applications were for fleet vehicles -- used by trucking companies -- an...

Transmeta Readies New ‘Astro’ Chip

Transmeta has announced it is on track to release its newest processor, the TM8000, this fall. The company is aiming the new processor, codenamed "Astro," at mainstream notebook computers and a wide range of portable power- and heat-sensitive form factors. The new chip represents a dramatic change i...

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Sony’s New Clie PDAs Will Use In-House Chip

Sony Electronics has introduced two new Clie handhelds designed for wireless communications, portability and multimedia. The PEG-UX40 and PEG-UX50, both with built-in wireless connectivity as well as key processing components manufactured by Sony itself, will be available in Japan starting in early ...

Networks Under Attack Following Cisco Router Flaw

A software flaw in routers discovered by networking giant Cisco has forced Internet carriers and others to apply fixes quickly before attackers cause network outages by exploiting the vulnerability. Exploit code that takes advantage of the flaw was released early Friday morning, and networks using t...

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Life After Moore’s Law: Beyond Silicon

In 1965, Gordon Moore, Intel's cofounder, predicted that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit would double every 18 months. In some people's eyes, that law -- which has become somewhat of an accepted axiom in the computer industry -- has been losing veracity. There are some who think t...

New Bill Makes File Swapping a Felony

Legislation introduced into the U.S. Congress this week would make uploading a file to a peer-to-peer network a felony with penalties of up to $250,000 in fines and five years in prison. The bill, sponsored by Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-Michigan) and Rep. Howard Berman (D-California), is aimed at clo...

Latest Windows Flaws Foretell Worm Threat

Microsoft has warned of critical flaws in nearly all versions of its Windows operating systems. According to the company, the flaws could leave millions of computers vulnerable to attack. While computers would still be protected by firewalls and blocked ports, security experts expressed concern that...

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