Friday, August 26, 2005

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Tech News Flash: Friday -- August 26, 2005

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Headline Scan:
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1. Lessons from Iceland: Liberty, Technology and Property
2. Intel's 'Viiv' to Focus on Improved Digital Entertainment
3. IBM, Sony, Toshiba to Release Details on Cell
4. What Are Businesses Doing With Your Personal Data?
5. Earth's Core Spinning Faster Than Crust
6. Telescope Could Provide View of Early Universe
7. Copyright Office Criticized for Browser Bungle
8. HP, EarthLink Seeking Philadelphia WiFi Project
9. Qosmio Notebook More Than an Entertainment Appliance
10. Microsoft Inks 'Halo' Deal in Hollywood
11. Live on Television, a Worm Attacks
12. Podcasting About in a Stream
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1. Lessons from Iceland: Liberty, Technology and Property
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This week, a group of legal scholars, high government officials, Nobel
prize recipients, and economic experts gathered for the Mont Pelerin
Society (MPS) meeting in Reykjavik, Iceland, to discuss e-government,
telecommunications, and intellectual property, among other issues.

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http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45715.html

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2. Intel's 'Viiv' to Focus on Improved Digital Entertainment
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In a move to capitalize on opportunities and challenges in the emerging
digital entertainment industry, Intel yesterday said it is developing a
broad family of PC, consumer electronics and mobile platforms and
technologies. Dubbed Intel Viiv, the technology is designed to enrich
consumers' enjoyment of digital entertainment.

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http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45734.html

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3. IBM, Sony, Toshiba to Release Details on Cell
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Some businesses have already seen that the Cell chip, developed for the
PlayStation 3 gaming console, wasn't just fun and games. In June,
Mercury Computer Systems, a manufacturer of specialized computers used
for medical imaging and military surveillance, said it plans to use the
chip in an as-yet-unspecified application it is developing with IBM.

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http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45738.html

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4. What Are Businesses Doing With Your Personal Data?
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Some 72 percent of the businesses evaluated by a Boston-based research
firm scored poorly on their policies for re-using their customers'
personal data for marketing purposes, but the researchers maintain that
more companies are sensitive to privacy issues than ever before and are
acting on that awareness.

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http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45739.html

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5. Earth's Core Spinning Faster Than Crust
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The giant iron ball at the center of the Earth appears to be spinning a
bit faster than the rest of the planet. The solid core that measures
about 1,500 miles in diameter is spinning about one-quarter to one-half
degree faster, per year, than the rest of the world, scientists report
in today's issue of the journal Science .

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http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45735.html

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6. Telescope Could Provide View of Early Universe
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Designing and constructing a telescope that can capture faint particles
of light from the early periods of the universe has its share of
obstacles. One challenge was to design lightweight mirrors durable
enough to withstand extreme cold.

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http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45733.html

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7. Copyright Office Criticized for Browser Bungle
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In an open letter to the U.S. Copyright Office, which asked for comment
on whether its Internet Explorer-only support for copyright pre-
registration would be a problem, Sir Tim Berners-Lee complained the rule
goes against not only the spirit of the Internet, but also against U.S.
government policy.

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http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45725.html

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8. HP, EarthLink Seeking Philadelphia WiFi Project
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Consortia led by Hewlett-Packard and Earthlink are the finalists for a
proposed city-wide WiFi network in Philadelphia that government
officials hope to have online within two months. While San Francisco
Mayor Gavin Newsom is making headlines in the west, back east, the city
WiFi network is close to a reality.

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http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45696.html

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9. Qosmio Notebook More Than an Entertainment Appliance
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Some pundits contend that if Microsoft's Media Center Edition of Windows
XP is going to break through the barrier between the living room and the
home office, it's going to have to do it on the notebook platform.
Toshiba is taking that notion seriously with its new line of Qosmio
portables.

See the Full Story:
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45277.html

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10. Microsoft Inks 'Halo' Deal in Hollywood
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After months of speculation, Microsoft has inked a deal with Hollywood
to make a movie based on its popular science-fiction video game series
"Halo." Universal Studios and Twentieth Century Fox agreed to pay
Microsoft US$5 million plus up to 10 percent of domestic box office
receipts.

See the Full Story:
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45723.html

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11. Live on Television, a Worm Attacks
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The latest Windows worm, Zotob, was notable in part because its victims
included some major media organizations. Although a variety of
businesses were struck by the worm, it created a particularly
challenging situation for the broadcast media, which found itself
reporting in real time on a problem that was hitting very close to home.

See the Full Story:
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45719.html

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12. Podcasting About in a Stream
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A California company is hoping to tap into the growing podcasting craze
with software that enables mobile phone users to stream audio files
directly from their home computer. Podcasts are recorded audio files
downloaded over the Internet. They can be stored on computers or
transferred to digital music players like Apple Computer's iPod.

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http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45712.html
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