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Google chokes on humble pie in China as it admits copying rival’s work
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
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The peculiar story of Google’s humbling in China this week has been receiving strangely low levels of coverage in the Western media.

Fibre-optic internet users pass ADSL subs in Japan
Saturday, April 07, 2007
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While much of the Western world struggles with broadband speeds in single digits, Japan’s national telco has just seen users of its 100 Mbit/s fiber-optic internet service become a majority as the slower ADSL is increasingly being left behind.

Wireless USB finally arrives on the desktop in Japan
Saturday, March 31, 2007
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Several months after being announced, Y-E Data’s YD-300 WUSB hub is finally on sale in Japan.

Bland no more, Google’s custom page can now be skinned
Thursday, March 22, 2007
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Users of the Google Personalized Home page should notice an unusual departure for the traditionally spartan service when they log on this morning to be greeted by colorful graphical themes for the first time.

Windows Vista does Japan differently
Thursday, February 01, 2007
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New product launches — like pretty much everything else — are done differently here in Japan and yesterday’s Windows Vista event was no exception.

Terabyte drive without the terrifying price
Friday, January 12, 2007
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Hitachi reckons its groundbreaking 1TB hard drive will be ideal for storing the ever-increasing libraries of home movies, photographs and other media we all have these days, but it’s a fairly safe bet that consumers of ‘arthouse’ cinema, illegal warez and pirate movies will be beside themselves with glee too.

Japan’s oldest PC still adds up for Fujitsu
Thursday, December 21, 2006
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Just as great oaks come from little acorns, so too do room-sized computers come from humble calculators.

Now, Japan’s desktop PCs set selves on fire too
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
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Hard as it is to believe, Japan has been hit by yet another round of computers self immolating — this time it’s the desktop variety that are cashing in their chips.

Buffalo crams video broadcasts into private Skype channel
Monday, December 11, 2006
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If you’re in Japan, really desperate to stream video over the ‘net from your home PC and can’t be bothered hooking up a Slingbox, then Buffalo’s Itsu Demo TV II Skype relay solution is a good way to burn through ¥12,800.

Firefox vulnerable to password-stealing attack
Thursday, November 23, 2006
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A flaw in Mozilla’s Firefox browser makes it easy for cybercriminals to steal user information on websites where users create their own pages, such as MySpace.com.

Best wet t-shirt? Yahoo buys Bix, lets you decide…
Monday, November 20, 2006
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Yahoo plans to buy Bix.com, a website that lets users create online contests, as part of its push into offering more online social media services.

Mozilla: Firefox antiphishing tool better than IE7’s
Thursday, November 16, 2006
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Mozilla fired a shot back at Microsoft in the browser war’s latest battle this week, using a company-sponsored study to claim the antiphishing filter in Firefox 2 more accurately flags potential phishing attacks than the one in Internet Explorer 7.

Nature of online threats changing, says Symantec CEO
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
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The threat posed to computer users and companies by hackers is shifting from attacks on the computers to attacks on electronic transactions, the head of Symantec said in Tokyo last week. Check out the full video report after the jump.

Symantec hopeful over Microsoft changes to Windows Vista
Friday, November 03, 2006
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In a rare piece of positive news, the chief executive of Symantec, John Thompson, says he is encouraged by moves Microsoft has made in recent weeks to open up the Windows Vista operating system.

IBM uses paste in chip-cooling breakthrough
Friday, October 27, 2006
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IBM researchers have found a way to draw twice as much heat off of hard-working computer chips, clearing the way for server farms and data centers to use denser, faster processors.

Adobe president Narayen explains how Apollo will work
Monday, October 16, 2006
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Adobe president and COO, Shantanu Narayen, spoke to us last week about the company’s intriguing new Apollo initiative.

Adobe Updater: Who’s that on first again?
Friday, October 13, 2006
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The Adobe Updater must update itself before it can check for updates.

UK computer makers offer carbon-free PCs
Thursday, October 12, 2006
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Via Technologies is working with two computer makers in the U.K. to offer systems under a program designed to reduce the environmental impact of PCs.

Hitachi’s next-gen discs hold more data than you can shake a stick at
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
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So, whaddya get if you slice a DVD horizontally into ten wafer-thin slices, each less than 0.1mm thick? Yup — Hitachi Maxell’s new Stacked Volumetric Optical Disc (SVOD) storage medium capable of schlepping around terabytes of your Pirate Bay-ed goodness.

CEATEC: Hi-def movies on a PC? Not without a fast processor…
Thursday, October 05, 2006
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If you’re thinking of using your PC to play high-definition Blu-ray Disc or HD DVD movies then you might have to think again. While computer drives for both blue-laser formats make PC playback a possibility, you’ll need to have a high-performance PC if you want to watch the majority of movies.

NEC’s water-cooled Blu-ray PC
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That NEC Blu-ray PC showed us its water-cooled mojo yesterday and it looks like one mighty beast. One question, though — are all Blu-ray movie releases gonna be as totally worthless as the one NEC had on show?

CEATEC: NEC to sell water-cooled PC with Blu-ray drive
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Japanese users won’t have to worry about a noisy cooling fan disturbing them while they watch high-definition movies on NEC’s newest computer — the PC, equipped with a Blu-ray drive, uses water-cooling instead.

Sony’s monster Blu-ray lineup includes hi-def recorders, Vaio desktops
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
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Blu-ray is now firmly entrenched in Sony’s lineup, from Vaio PCs with video editing software right through to high-def TV recorders with hard drives. Check ‘em out after the link.

CEATEC: Sony unveils Blu-ray recorders and PCs
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
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Sony will launch a pair of Blu-ray Disc video recorders in Japan this December, the company said Tuesday at Ceatec.

Intel says processors to perform 300 percent better by 2010
Thursday, September 28, 2006
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By 2010, processor performance will increase 300 percent per watt as users demand eight times more grunt for encoding, according to Intel.

Microsoft offers early fix for critical IE bug
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
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With attackers finding new ways to exploit a critical flaw in Internet Explorer, Microsoft has released a patch for the problem ahead of its next scheduled round of security updates.

Wallop says its social network packs a punch
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It may seem like tilting at windmills, but Wallop Technologies expects to shake up the social networking market, currently dominated by entrenched players like MySpace, Facebook and Friendster.

Porn sites use new IE bug to install spyware
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
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Hackers are taking advantage of a newly discovered vulnerability in Internet Explorer to install spyware on PCs that visit a number of Russian porn sites.

Microsoft to ease Vista upgrades with one-DVD plan
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In an effort to simplify the distribution of Windows Vista and make it easier for customers to upgrade, Microsoft will include the various retail versions of the OS on one DVD instead of having separate DVDs for each Vista edition.

Microsoft tries to elbow out YouTube & Google Video
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Microsoft hopes to bank on the popularity of online video-sharing services such as YouTube and Google Video with its own competitive service, which goes into beta on Tuesday.

Zzzz: Yet another Internet Explorer bug squirms out
Friday, September 15, 2006
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Hackers have discovered a new vulnerability in Internet Explorer, and they’ve released code that could be used to attack users of Microsoft’s popular browser.

Yahoo opens webmail beta to millions more users
Thursday, September 14, 2006
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Yahoo plans to significantly expand the number of people with access to its next-generation webmail service, which has been in test, or beta, mode for about one year.

At last: Mac Skypers get video calling in beta 2.0
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With the latest beta of Skype for Mac OS X, released on Wednesday, Skype hopes to help bridge the barrier between Macs and PCs for video calling.

Discovery, National Parks now showing on Google Earth
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Google is partnering with Discovery Networks, the U.S. National Park Service and others to enrich its Google Earth mapping application with text and multimedia about geographic locations.

Intel takes on AMD in Chinese Internet cafes
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
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Intel has teamed up with a Taiwanese motherboard vendor to tap China’s burgeoning Internet cafe market, on the heels of a similar announcement earlier this year by rival AMD.

Police probe computer breach in Schwarzenegger’s office
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The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is investigating the apparent hacking of a computer in Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s office.

Microsoft’s new search engine ready to go head-to-head with Google
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
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Microsoft is removing the beta tag from Live Search, its next-generation search engine, and making it the underlying search tool at its MSN.com portal.

Samsung races ahead with 40nm flash memory chips

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Samsung showed off its first 40 nanometer chip, a 32GB NAND flash memory that can be used in memory cards able to store up to 64GB of data, or 40 movies.

Guba takes on YouTube et al through professional content
Friday, September 08, 2006
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User-uploaded video might be making all the waves on the Internet right now but the future lies in professional content, according to the head of one video portal.

Does high-def 24in iMac spell end for Cinema Displays?
Thursday, September 07, 2006
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Apple yesterday unveiled a revamped line-up of its all-in-one iMac desktop computers, including a new US$1,999 top-end version that sports a 24in LCD screen.



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