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Audiogalaxy caves in to RIAA, will filter songs

Audiogalaxy Inc., the company behind the Audiogalaxy.com peer-to-peer music file sharing service, is to pay music publishers "a substantial sum" and filter out copyright songs from its service as a result of an out-of-court settlement reached with re...

HP sacked worker after info leak

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) has terminated the employment of a worker who admitted leaking two company memos to the media in violation of company policy, according to an internal e-mail passed to journalists.

U.S. Robotics doubles speed of 802.11b wireless LAN

U.S. Robotics Corp. (USR) has boosted the speed of its latest range of wireless LAN products for small businesses to 22M bps (bits per second), while retaining compatibility with existing 2.4GHz systems built to the IEEE 802.11b standard, the Schaumb...

Particle accelerator database tops 500T bytes

So you think you've got database scalability problems? Staff at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) are grappling with a database holding over 500T bytes of data, and growing at more than 500G bytes every day.

Dipo plans an unforgettable gadget

If you're the slightly dippy type that often forgets your keys, passport, phone or laptop computer, then a French company that exhibited on the fringes of Comdex will soon have just the thing for you: the Individual Detector of Object Loss.

Clever fake of WTO Web site harvests e-mail addresses

Search engines are directing visitors to a subtle parody of the Web site of the World Trade Organization (WTO) instead of the real thing -- and the WTO is powerless to stop it, the Geneva-based body warned Wednesday in an e-mail to members of its mai...

US ATTACK: Apple Expo show in Paris cancelled

The European showcase for all things Apple has fallen victim to last week's terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York. Apple Expo, which was to have taken place in Paris Sept. 26-30, is cancelled.

AMD cranks up speed on Athlon, Duron chips

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has cranked up the speed of its flagship Athlon processor to 1.4GHz, and of its budget Duron processor to 950MHz, the company announced Wednesday.

Nintendo announces 5 November launch for Gamecube

Nintendo announced Wednesday that its latest video games console, the Gamecube, will go on sale in North America on 5 November -- three days ahead of Microsoft's planned launch of its first games console.

Nokia unveils GPRS handsets

Nokia chose the press-day preview of the CeBIT technology show to announce what its executive vice president Anssi Vanjoki claimed on Wednesday will be the "biggest selling phone of 2001," the Nokia 3330.

Ericsson cuts sounds, pictures free from wires

Ericsson announced what it claims is the world's first cordless Internet radio on the eve of the CeBIT trade show here Wednesday. At the same time, it announced two new GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) mobile phone handsets and some new services a...

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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