8/17/2006

The world’s first Adult HD-DVD is here

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

apan is known to be an early adopter of technology and from Glay’z productions an adult film studio comes the world’s first Adult HD-DVD. It will be intially sold as a double pack which includes a DVD and HD-DVD version of the film as HD-DVD is not mainstream yet.

Source: New Launches

Microsoft To Fix Patch That Crashes IE

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Microsoft Corp. has confirmed that it will re-release a security bulletin issued last week because it’s making some users’ browsers crash when they visit certain sites.

The MS06-042 bulletin, which fixed 8 flaws in Internet Explorer 5.01 and 6, will be recrafted, then re-released next Tuesday, Aug. 22, a company security program manager said Wednesday.

Source: InformationWeek

Google AdSense Tries to Auto-Install Software

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Users viewing AdSense ads in Internet Explorer 6 or 7 over the last few days were prompted to install third-party software, according to forum posts on WebmasterWorld. The applications included QuickTime, Acrobat, Flash and Windows Media Player.

The problem was first brought to Google’s attention on August 11 and was addressed August 15. According to a forum post by AdSenseAdvisor, the problem has now been fixed.

Source: eWeek

Court rules NSA wiretapping program unconstitutional

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US District Court Judge Anna Diggs Taylor has ordered a halt to the National Security Agency’s controversial wiretapping program. In a ruling released earlier today, she said the NSA is violating the privacy and free speech rights of US residents by carrying out the program.

Source: arstechnica

Report: Dell orders about 2 million AMD PCs

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Dell has ordered between 1 million and 1.2 million desktop computers with Advanced Micro Devices processors and about 800,000 notebooks, Bank of America financial analyst Sumit Dhanda said in a report Thursday.

The new machines are likely to arrive late in the third quarter or early in the fourth, Dhanda said, citing sources in the manufacturing supply chain in Taiwan. That would mean Dell is awarding AMD 15 percent to 16 percent of its desktop business and 18 percent to 19 percent of its notebook business, he said.

Source: News.com

PlayStation3 Owners to Experience F.E.A.R.

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Sierra Entertainment, a division of Vivendi Games, today announced that the award-winning F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault Recon), is currently in development for the PlayStation3 computer entertainment system and is scheduled to launch during November 2006.

The release of the game in November should come in par with the PlayStation 3 release dates which are United States - November 17th, 2006; Europe - November 17th, 2006; Australia - November 17th, 2006; Japan - November 11th, 2006.

Japan PC Makers Say No Sony Battery Recall Needed

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Fujitsu Ltd. and other Japanese computer makers said on Thursday that no recall of batteries made by Sony Corp. was necessary as their computers were designed to avoid overheating.

“We have determined that there is no possibility that any battery trouble could cause smoking or fire in our notebook computers,” said a Fujitsu spokesman. “Most Japanese makers don’t allow high voltage to flow from their AC adapters to the computer battery, out of safety concerns.”

Source: eWeek

Boeing abandons in-flight Internet service

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US aerospace giant Boeing Co. said it was abandoning its Connexion unit providing high-speed Internet service on planes after it failed to win enough support from airlines.

Only 11 airlines, mostly Asian carriers flying long-haul, had signed up for the service.

The airlines typically charged 30 dollars per flight or 10 dollars for 30 minutes of in-flight Internet access.

Source: AFP

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop Named ‘Best of Show’ at LinuxWorld

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 from Novell was named “Best of Show” at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco this week. In addition, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop was named “Best Desktop Solution,” and Novell AppArmor earned “Best Security Solution” honors. Part of the Linux Journal Product Excellence Awards, the awards distinguish product and service innovations at LinuxWorld.

China site offers name cards without consent

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A Chinese Web site has sparked controversy by posting information from 2 million people’s business cards without their consent and winning 5 million visits a month, Xinhua news agency said on Thursday.

Mingpian.com, named after the Chinese word for business card, offers people’s mobile phone and office numbers and email and company addresses for free, Xinhua said.

“Many of the name cards were contributed by our staff through their personal connections,” it quoted the Web site’s press officer as saying.

Viewers can accumulate points by contributing names or inviting friends to log on to the site, the Web site said.

Xinhua said the Web site had deleted information about some protesting card owners but insisted its practice provided “valuable business information for China’s sales and marketing people and helps companies recruit competent employees”.

iMesh releases legal BearShare

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IMesh is set to unveil Thursday (August 17) the latest version of BearShare, its recently acquired fellow peer-to-peer network.

The new and legal service, BearShare 6.0, will continue to offer the traditional benefits of a P2P file-sharing experience but with additional features, iMesh executive chairman Robert Summer said. Among these are a “ToGo” portable music subscription service and social networking capabilities.

Subscriptions will be free for the next 30 days, after which the service will introduce an as yet undetermined monthly fee.

“Ours is a unique offering that addresses that massive audience of free music downloaders that the industry is trying to bring to heel,” Summer said.

The existing iMesh service, which went live a year ago, will not be affected by the launch of BearShare 6.0. The two services will co-exist, and sometime this year members of each will be able to interact with members of the other service.

Source: Reuters

China to Crack Down on Online Video

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China will regulate video on the Internet following a surge in satirical items in which real film clips are remade into mocking send-ups.

Video spoofs have become so popular that Chinese have even coined a new slang term, “egao,” to describe the act.

Beginning in late August or September, only authorized Web sites such as Sina.com, Sohu.com and Netease.com will be allowed to show short films, the official Xinhua News Agency said Wednesday, citing an announcement by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television.

Source: AP

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