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IBM Files ITC Complaint Against Asus

IBM has filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission, alleging Asus products infringe on three IBM patents.

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Verizon Hit With GPL License Suit

The Software Freedom Law Center has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Verizon Communications, alleging the company illegally distributes BusyBox to FiOS customers.

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Seagate Buys MetaLINCS

Storage vendor Seagate is looking to beef up its services business by acquiring MetaLINCS, whose E-Discovery technology helps companies search vast amounts of data.

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Fasthosts Unilaterally Changes Passwords

The change has left some businesses unable to access their own sites.

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Dell Moving into Best Buy…in January

In a major move, Dell computers will be available in more than 900 Best Buy stores in the United States. The catch: it'll happen after the holiday season.

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BenQ Intros Four New Gaming Monitors

Taiwan's BenQ has announced four new LCD monitors ranging from 19- to 22-inches aimed at gamers, featuring fast response times, HDMI, and high contrast ratios.

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F-Secure: Malware Doubled in 2007

Computer security firm F-Secure was tracking about 250,000 malware signatures at the beginning of 2007: now, they're tracking about 500,000.

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Microsoft Wants Windows XP on OLPCs

A team at Microsoft is attempting to squeeze a specialized version of Windows XP onto the XO Laptop's limited hardware.

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Microsoft Preps for Public Vista SP1 Test

Although not yet completely finished, a polished release candidate for Vista Service Pack 1 will be available next week to the general public.

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WiBrain B1

The Wibrain is one of the smalled UMPCs we have come accross and it comes with plenty of features.

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Microsoft Kills Its Own Kill Switch

Users with illegitimate copies of Windows Vista will no longer be locked out in the cold when their systems fail validation, thanks to customer complaints.

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WD’s Passport Portable Drives Hit 320 GB

WD has increased the capacity of their Passport portable hard drives to 320 GB.

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Peru Orders 260,000 OLPC Laptops

The OLPC project continues to show success, as Peru signs an order for 260,000 OLPC XO laptops, and Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim plans to bring 50,000 systems to his country.

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Dell Loses Market Share to HP, Acer

Third-quarter sales figures from iSuppli have Hewlett-Packard expanding its share of the global PC market, and Taiwan's Acer taking over the number two slot for notebooks.

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Apricorn Launches 128-Bit Encrypted Drives

The Aegis Vault line of mobile USB-powered drives feature hardware encryption and shock mounting to keep data safe.

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