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Published: Fri, 07 Aug 2009 01:00:10 PDT

 



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Fri, 07 Aug 2009 00:30:00 PDT

A letter from The Securities and Exchange Commission to Intel will not form the basis of a future episode of "24."



OMG! Intel Celeron chips in terrorists' hands

Fri, 07 Aug 2009 00:01:00 PDT

Microsoft hasn't said much about its motion-sensing technology since E3, but CNET News' Ina Fried got a chance to check in on the development of Redmond's hottest technology.



Exclusive: Getting up close and personal with Natal

Thu, 06 Aug 2009 23:00:00 PDT

Twitter was offline for hours after suffering a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that targeted one user. Facebook and some Google sites also were hit. What happened and why?



FAQ: The ins and outs of DoS attacks

Thu, 06 Aug 2009 21:51:00 PDT

CNET Internet security reporter and blogger Elinor Mills says that the denial of service attacks against Twitter, Facebook, and other sites may have been politically motivated



Podcast: Twitter attacker had Georgia in mind

Thu, 06 Aug 2009 18:01:29 PDT

As the August 31 deadline for FeedDemon users to sync with Google Reader approaches, the latest release candidate abandons NewsGator altogether.



New FeedDemon only syncs with Google Reader

Thu, 06 Aug 2009 17:43:00 PDT

Sun experiments with the ribbon user interface with the popular OpenOffice.org office software suite.



Prototype OpenOffice.org gets ribboned

Thu, 06 Aug 2009 16:50:00 PDT

Can distributed denial-of-service attacks take down your network? The answer is yes, unless you plan for the worst.



Denial-of-service got Twitter. Is your network next?

Thu, 06 Aug 2009 16:45:00 PDT

Reports say a scheduled Los Angeles Superior Court hearing in which Activision was to argue for a judge to block the release of Brutal Legend was canceled Thursday.



Brutal Legend suit settled out of court

Thu, 06 Aug 2009 16:32:00 PDT

Accounts of pro-Georgian blogger were targeted in denial of service attack that led to outage at Twitter and problems at Facebook, Blogger and LiveJournal, Facebook CSO says.



Twitter, Facebook attack targeted one user

Thu, 06 Aug 2009 16:11:00 PDT

Wireless operators and handset makers are all going green, but Sprint Nextel and Samsung say they want to lead pack with the new Reclaim handset.



Green is in for wireless companies

Thu, 06 Aug 2009 15:49:00 PDT

A new app brings the wisdom of the crowds to iPhone-based traffic applications. And Waze is free, potentially a big step up since most competitors charge for their services.



Waze iPhone app provides real-time, crowdsourced traffic data

Thu, 06 Aug 2009 15:21:28 PDT

Skydivers, jets, and celebrity impersonators welcome T-Mobile's second Google Android phone.



T-Mobile's MyTouch lands in San Francisco

Thu, 06 Aug 2009 15:20:00 PDT

Whether this is your first time looking at Windows 7 or you've been testing the operating system since the beta release in January, this gallery showcases a comprehensive look at all the major Windows 7 features.



Windows 7: RTM in pictures

Thu, 06 Aug 2009 14:59:00 PDT

The new ads that let users vote them up or down to determine how much the advertisers pay are expected to debut this week.



Digg's diggable ads coming this week

Thu, 06 Aug 2009 14:39:00 PDT

In a letter, trade group says that if Global Gaming acquires The Pirate Bay, it has asked Swedish authorities to order the company to pay the music industry instead of Pirate Bay founders.



Labels pressure Global Gaming for Pirate Bay money

Thu, 06 Aug 2009 14:32:32 PDT

If you're looking to find new video podcasts to watch, checking out some of these online directories might be a good place to start.



Find new video podcasts with these directories

Thu, 06 Aug 2009 14:15:00 PDT

Nvidia posts a smaller loss than the year-earlier period but is still grappling with costs related to a chip defect first addressed by the company last July.



Nvidia loss reflects lingering chip defect issue

Thu, 06 Aug 2009 13:42:48 PDT

Microsoft held a competition to find a jingle for Bing. The winner has been mocked. Oh, but why? Especially as he's quickly and wittily mocking the mockers.



Why Microsoft didn't bungle Bing jingle

Thu, 06 Aug 2009 13:13:00 PDT

Software company that operates the Rhapsody music subscription service trims staff amid declining accounts.



RealNetworks lays off 9 percent in music division

Thu, 06 Aug 2009 12:40:00 PDT

Apple publicly comments on the reasoning behind the approval process of a specific iPhone application for what appears to be the first time, which might help illuminate the experience.



Apple breaks App Store silence

Fri, 31 Jul 2009 14:06:00 PDT

The EAA AirVenture event brings out aircraft by the thousands, including Virgin's Eve, the Airbus A380, and Samson's Switchblade concept.