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FCC To Investigate Comcast Net Filtering

The FCC will investigate complaints cable giant Comcast is interfering with particular types of Internet traffic - specifically, peer-to-peer applications like BitTorrent.

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CyberDefender Has Free Valentine’s Support

For a week around Valentine's Day, Cyberdefender will help those having issues with their computer by offering free support.

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Microsoft Patches Critical Windows TCP Flaw

Microsoft has published a security bulletin warning of a critical vulnerability in Windows 2000/XP/Vista that could enable attackers to control - or destroy - a system.

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TigerDirect Buying CompUSA Assets

Electronics marketer Systemax - owner of direct marketer TigerDirect - is buying the CompUSA brand, trademarks, and some of its retail locations.

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Apple Revs Up Mac Pro Desktops, Xserves

Ahead of Macworld, Apple has revealed eight-core versions of its Mac Pro tower and Xserve servers.

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Dell Announces Giant 30-inch Monitor

It’s big, connects by USB, has a resolution similar to HD – and costs $2,000.

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Geeks.com Hacked

They sell tech gear, they’re certified hacker-safe, but they’ve been forced to admit that their e-commerce site was hacked last month.

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Gateway Intros FX Desktops and Notebooks

Gateway has unveiled its new FX7020 desktop aimed at extreme gamers, and an FX-edition notebook for folks who want to take games and entertainment on the road.

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Office 2003 Upgrade Blocks Some Older Files

It’s not what you want: If you upgrade Office 2003 with the Service Pack, you’ll find some older files locked as “less secure.”

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Gates Addresses CES

It might be his last keynote speech while running Microsoft, but Bill still managed to make waves at CES.

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Gears Keeps Google Docs Cranking Offline

Planes, trains and automobiles are no longer blackout zones for Google Docs, thanks to new support for Gears that allows users to access and edit documents even without an active Internet connection.

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Spammer Alan Ralsky, 10 Others Indicted

A federal grand jury has indicted Michigan's so-called "spam king" Alan Ralsky and 10 others on charges of spamming and running stock pump-and-dump schemes.

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Intel Drops Support for OLPC

Friction between Intel's ClassmatePC and the OLPC's XO Laptop seems to have killed off Intel's fledgling investment in the project.

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Dell Announces New LCD Displays

Dell has tipped its hand on two new, much-rumored LCD displays: the 22-inch Crystal Display, and a 30-inch monster with a DisplayPort Connection.

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Hitachi Rolls Out 500 GB Portable Drive

Notebook computers and other portable devices just got a boost: Hitachi has announced it will be offering 500 GB 2.5-inch SATA hard drives beginning in February.

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