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Smaller, faster disk drives on the way this year

Smaller hard disk drives, faster drives and the opening up of the market for disk drives in consumer electronics devices will be among the key industry milestones in 2003, according to the International Disk Drive Equipment and Materials Association ...

IDC: LCDs to outsell CRT monitors in 2003

Sales of LCD (liquid crystal display) monitors will top US$20 billion in 2003, overtaking revenue from sales of conventional CRT (cathode ray tube) monitors this year, according to research released Wednesday by IDC.

Samba urges users to upgrade after flaw revealed

The developers of the open-source Samba file server product are urging users to upgrade to the latest 2.2.8 stable version of Samba after discovering a potentially critical flaw in earlier versions.

Security firm finds a hole in Sun One

Security specialist @Stake has said that a module that ships with Sun Microsystems' One Application Server has a flaw which could be exploited by outside attackers and which could give them control of the running Web server.

Windows broadband users targeted by attackers

The CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) security organization based at Carnegie Mellon University in the U.S. has seen an increase in exploitation of weak administrator passwords on systems running Microsoft's Windows 2000 or Windows XP operating syst...

Silicon offers double the battery life, lab says

Adding a controlled amount of silicon to the graphite normally used in the anode of a lithium-ion battery may double the energy storage capacity of that battery, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories said last Th...

Dataquest: Consumer shipments boosted 2002 PC sales

Worldwide PC shipments in 2002 reached 132.4 million units, an increase of 2.7 percent over 2001, according to preliminary figures released Thursday by Gartner's Dataquest unit. This compares with a 4 percent fall in sales from 2000 to 2001. Dataques...

Opinion: Web warriors seek Mr. Mugu's modalities

There's an odd battle building in the dark alleys and byways of the Internet, being fought by diverse characters such as Dr. Sigmund Freud, Kris Kringle, the late Princess Margaret, a German-Hungarian gypsy called Hans Gneesunt-Boompsadazi, a Chinese...

Deep Fritz strikes twice to tie match at 3-3

Strong play by chess computer Deep Fritz 7 allied to a single blunder in each game by world chess champion Vladimir Kramnik has seen the computer win two successive games to draw level at 3-3 in the human vs. computer chess match in Bahrain.

Kramnik puts chess computer on the Fritz

World chess champion Vladimir Kramnik has taken the third game of man versus machine chess against the highly-touted Deep Fritz 7 machine to lead 2.5 to 0.5 in an eight-game competition being held in Bahrain, the competition Web site reported Wednesd...

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