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Last Build Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 19:49:59 GMT

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Thu, 21 Jul 2005 19:49:59 GMT

IEEE starts hammering out mesh network standard. Products exist now, but a standard would give customers a choice of mesh vendors, ease the work of product developers and lower product prices. [Computerworld Networking News]

Thu, 21 Jul 2005 19:49:32 GMT

Break-in costs ChoicePoint millions. Earnings report shows the data broker took a $11.4 million charge to remedy the leaking of personal information. [CNET]

Thu, 21 Jul 2005 19:49:23 GMT

Apple Market Share Numbers Up [MacSlash]

Thu, 21 Jul 2005 19:49:13 GMT

4GB mobile phone just around the corner. Cornice has put 4GB on a $65, 2.5cm-thick disk drive and has also claimed leadership in drive density, durability and affordability By (Colin Barker). [ZDNet UK News]

Wed, 20 Jul 2005 22:26:17 GMT

IBM preps big iron fiesta. Raising the high-end [The Register]

Wed, 20 Jul 2005 22:26:07 GMT

Verizon Pursues Local Cable Franchises . Telecommunications giant has applied for cable franchises in three Washington area jurisdictions -- Howard County, the city of Bowie and the town of Herndon -- as part of a broader effort to expand its telephone network and offer an array of services nationwide. By Dina ElBoghdady. [Washtech]

Wed, 20 Jul 2005 22:25:55 GMT

Book Review: Spring Into Technical Writing for Engineers and Scientists. As Web design professionals, we often need to do some form of writing. Since we design and code for a living, many of us aren't sure where to begin. Enter Spring Into Technical Writing for Engineers and Scientists, a book that gives you the necessary tools using short, concise, fast-paced tutorials. By Lee Underwood. 0718 [WebReference News]

Wed, 20 Jul 2005 22:25:40 GMT

Mind May Affect Machines. Researchers at a Princeton University laboratory believe they've demonstrated that peoples' thoughts can have a miniscule but measurable effect on machines' output. Skeptics remain dubious. By Kim Zetter. [Wired News: Technology]

Wed, 20 Jul 2005 22:25:16 GMT

Blogs Taking Off in Cambodia. A Cambodian nonprofit worker traverses the country, teaching students to publish blogs. The project promotes democracy and spurs internet use in a land where few people have access to the web. Matt Reed reports from Phnom Penh. [Wired News]

Wed, 20 Jul 2005 04:44:34 GMT

HP restructure and job cuts. HP is expecting to announce a huge restructuring that could mean between 5,000 - 25,000 redundancies, reports the Wall Street Journal. HP's new Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd, who was appointed in late March, plans to make significant cost cuts at the technology company which he said "has a cost structure that is off benchmark in many areas". The restructure is likely to be announced at the end of the fiscal third quarter on July 29. The layoffs could bring around $100 million in... [Digital Photography Review (]

Wed, 20 Jul 2005 04:41:05 GMT

Why You Shouldn't Implement Gigabit Networking. Faster is always better, right? Wrong! Check out our advice on why sometimes a slower network is better than a faster one. [Networking Pipeline]

Wed, 20 Jul 2005 04:40:32 GMT

Computer-Recycling Business Booms. RetroBox, a fast-growing Ohio company, buys discarded computers that it recycles and rebuilds. The goal is to keep the machines out of landfills -- the U.S. government alone throws away 10,000 computers a week. [NPR Topics: Business]

Wed, 20 Jul 2005 04:39:53 GMT

Cost of US cyber attacks plummets. But watch out for ID thieves [The Register]

Wed, 20 Jul 2005 04:39:24 GMT

Lockheed Martin to Manage Online Portal for Army . The Army Knowledge Online portal, known by its 1.8 million users as AKO, has a new manager. By Dawn S. Onley. [Washtech]

Wed, 20 Jul 2005 04:39:13 GMT

Tapes containing banking details go missing. Iron Mountain has admitted that a container of back-up tapes from several banks has gone astray By (Graeme Wearden). [ZDNet UK News]

Tue, 19 Jul 2005 00:30:13 GMT

Future-proof your network. Try these 10 tips for squeezing a long life from infrastructure investments. [Network World on Routers and Switches]

Tue, 19 Jul 2005 00:30:02 GMT

Google Services That May Invade Your Privacy. Here are the details on Google features that carry privacy concerns. [Networking Pipeline]

Tue, 19 Jul 2005 00:29:51 GMT

Apple Issues Fresh 'Tiger' Fixes. Apple releases version 10.4.2 of its Mac OS X operating system, including a number of bug fixes and a long list of improvements for the system's bundled apps. [Linux Pipeline]

Tue, 19 Jul 2005 00:29:28 GMT

Gates worried over decline in U.S. computer scientists. Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates said today that a shortage of qualified computer science engineers for hire in the U.S. reflects a decline of interest in that course of study among college students. [Computerworld News]

Tue, 19 Jul 2005 00:29:13 GMT

Nigeria jails woman in $242M e-mail fraud case. A Nigerian court has sentenced Amaka Anajemba to two and a half years in jail for her role in the country's biggest e-mail scam case, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said. [Computerworld Cybercrime News]

Tue, 19 Jul 2005 00:28:54 GMT

HP to announce restructuring Tuesday. About 15,000 expected to lose their jobs as part of effort to bring costs more in line with its competitors. [CNET]