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Ritek to start mass producing BD-RE discs

Taiwanese disc maker Ritek plans to start mass producing BD-RE (Blu-Ray Disc Rewritable) discs as well as HD DVD-RE (high definition) discs in the third quarter of this year, a small but important step to helping reduce the cost of such discs for use...

New antiphishing, antispam specifications unveiled

Specifications for a new e-mail authentication tool to help fight against phishing and spam were published yesterday by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), opening the way for software vendors and e-mail service providers to find better ways ...

Dell gives Ubuntu details

Dell has published on its <a href="http://direct2dell.com/one2one/archive/2007/05/21/15563.aspx" target="_blank">blog</a> the first details of what users can expect for some of its forthcoming Ubuntu Linux systems, even though the company remains coy...

GPL author: Google must share code

Companies like Google that build their business on software such as Linux have a moral imperative to contribute back to the free software community, a prominent open-source advocate said Tuesday.

Toshiba's terabit per square inch technology

Toshiba and Tohoku University researchers have found a read head drive technology that could increase areal density five hundred percent. It could mean a 5TB 3.5-inch drive or a 1TB 2-5-inch drive, both by 2013. The highest areal density of any shipp...

Researcher: RSA 1024-bit encryption not enough

The strength of the encryption used now to protect banking and e-commerce transactions on many Web sites may not be effective in as few as five years, a cryptography expert has warned after completing a new distributing-computing achievement.

OpenDNS exec calls Google-Dell browser tool 'spyware'

A year-old deal between Google and Dell produces search results dominated by paid ads instead of the normal links, the founder of OpenDNS said Wednesday as he called the Google tool "spyware" and claimed it degrades users' experiences on the Web.

In-Stat: Vista not goosing PC sales

Windows Vista's official release earlier this year may have distorted PC sales in the last six months, but it is unlikely to accelerate the market overall, a market research firm said Wednesday.

DRM-free music giant EMI agrees to takeover

EMI -- the music group behind Apple's DRM (digital rights management) free iTunes -- has agreed to be bought by private equity firm Terra Firma for £3.2 billion (AUD$7.69 billion). EMI has been the subject of bid speculation for the past year as its ...

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