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Desperate couple names new baby after website

Author: JT Smith The California couple won $5,000 for naming their baby Iuma, after the Internet Underground Music Archive. The original IUMA plans to award prizes to at least ten babies given the unusual moniker, says ABCNews.com. Category: Management
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"Get on with it," says DOJ of Microsoft's appeal

Author: JT Smith The Justice Department was quoted by the Associate Press as saying that delay of the court's hearing the new case âcould irreparably harm competition in a vital and rapidly evolving sector of the national economy.â
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IBM rules when it come to quantum computing

Author: JT Smith According to a Reuters report, IBM has developed the worldâs most advanced quantum computer, a device based on the mysterious quantum physics properties of atoms that allow them to work together as a computerâs processor and memory. Category: Linux
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Computerized clothing is literally 'wearable technology'

Author: JT Smith The BBC News reports that clothes equipped with fully integrated computer networks have been designed and developed in a joint venture between clothing company Levi's and electronics company Philips, following three years of intensive...
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Web phones destined to take over the world

Author: JT Smith According to Fairfax IT, research company Jupiter Communications forecasts that at the end of 2004, approximately 95 million cellular handsets will be capable of accessing interactive services, or seven times the projected number of personal digital assistants...
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Intel introduces dual-purpose digital camera

Author: JT Smith The Intel Pocket PC Camera, which begins selling Tuesday, allows consumers to take Internet-ready photos and record short video clips at or away from the personal computer - even set up a "spy cam" to and e-mail them automatically to a given address. From the Associated Press.
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Big tech companies will 'have' to go open source USED TUES, GG

Author: JT Smith In this Wired.com report, we learn that Forrester Research forecasts all traditional software vendors will need to change their proprietary business models to open-source ones, or drastically lower the price of enterprise application licenses.
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Little kids click on banner ads twice as much

Author: JT Smith In June 2000 kids 11-years-old and younger clicked on 0.87 percent of banner ads that popped up on their computer screens. That figure is nearly double the 0.45 percent average click rate for all U.S. Internet users. Category: Linux
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Gnome brings unity to LinuxWorld

Author: JT Smith Gnome took center stage at the LinuxWorld Conference & Exposition on Tuesday as Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard and other industry leaders agreed to make it the unifying desktop for the Linux and Unix communities. From MacWeek....
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Experts corroborate Windows, IE security hole

Author: JT Smith Certain configurations of Microsoft's Windows operating system and its Internet Explorer Web browser are open to a potentially dangerous vulnerability allowing a malicious programmer to take over a computer through local and...
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