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KaZaA blocks copycat

Sharman Networks, the company behind the world's most popular download service KaZaA, has begun a mass campaign to close rival program KaZaA Lite K++ on the grounds of copyright infringement.

Media Centers challenge TVs

Microsoft yesterday launched its Windows Media Center 2004 software, which it claims will revolutionise the home PC.

CTX predicts a future of flat-panels

The ever-growing scrapheap of redundant technology may soon be welcoming a new guest, the CRT (cathode-ray tube) monitor, according to electronics manufacturer CTX International.

The new slimline PC

Consumers who fancy trading in their old tower PC for something a little more space-saving might be interested in computer designer Pelham Sloane's PS1500 PC, launched today.

Copycats costing millions

One in three CDs sold worldwide last year was fake, according to a report released today by the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry).

UK designs the future of digital television

Winners of the Easy TV initiative -- a competition set up for UK students to make it easier for consumers to use digital TV equipment -- were announced last night at the Nesta (National Endowment for Science, Technology and Arts) product design and i...

Icann shares its power

Domain name watchdog Icann (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) has finally loosened its reigns on top-level domain name registries by allowing them to determine some of their own policies.

DVD copying firms under the microscope

Hollywood's major music studios last week turned their anti-DVD copying campaign up a notch, bringing legal proceedings against several US software manufacturers.

Wi-Fi Protected Access is here

The Wi-Fi Alliance announced it has completed the first round of the WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) interoperability tests as part of its steps towards replacing the beleaguered WLAN security standard, known as WEP (wired equivalent privacy).

Lycos launches Anywhere IM

Terra Lycos SA's portal, Lycos, Tuesday launched its Anywhere IM (Instant Messaging) service, allowing users for the first time to talk to people on other online chat facilities, in an attempt to steal some of the market share from giants MSN and Yah...

Klez continues to spread

The infamous Klez worm has retained the top spot in security firm Sophos PLC's most frequently occurring viruses table for the 15th month in a row, while 475 new viruses were discovered in April.

Holiday promises

Travel Web sites from around the world are misleading customers by advertising special offers that do not exist and quoting prices way lower than are actually available, according to the OFT (Office of Fair Trading) in the UK.

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