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Julie188 writes “In the ongoing patent infringement case between i4i and Microsoft, i4i has won a powerful ally: the US government itself. The US solicitor general, which represents the federal government in the Supreme Court, on Friday filed an amicus brief in support of i4i, saying that the US Patent and Trademark Office should not be second-guessed by a jury. i4i, which won a $290 million patent judgment against Microsoft, has now accrued 22 amicus Read the rest of this entry »




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  • angry tapir writes “China shut down more than 130,000 illegal Internet cafes in the country over a six year period, as part of crackdown to control the market, according to a new Chinese government report. Internet cafes in China are highly regulated by the government, which can issue and revoke their licenses. Authorities have made it illegal for Internet cafes to serve minors under the age of 18, stating that the Web’s content could endanger their Read the rest of this entry »




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  • Cutting Prices Is the Only Way To Stop Piracy

    Stoobalou writes “The only way to stop piracy is to cut prices. That’s the verdict of a major new academic study that reckons copyright theft won’t be halted by ‘three strikes’ broadband disconnections, increasing censorship or draconian new laws brought in under the anti-counterfeiting treaty ACTA. The Media Piracy Project, published last week by the Social Science Research Council, reports that illegal copying of movies, music, video games and software Read the rest of this entry »




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  • Australia v Canada latest score

    Defending champions Australia take on Canada in World Cup Group A in Bangalore.

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  • TSA To Retest Full Body Scanners For Radiation

    cultiv8 writes with this excerpt from USA Today:
    “The Transportation Security Administration announced Friday that it would retest every full-body X-ray scanner that emits ionizing radiation — 247 machines at 38 airports — after maintenance records on some of the devices showed radiation levels 10 times higher than expected. The TSA says that the records reflect math mistakes and that all the machines are safe. Indeed, even the highest Read the rest of this entry »




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  • Ferdinand set to miss England tie

    Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson does not expect Rio Ferdinand to be fit for England’s Euro 2012 qualifier against Wales on 26 March.

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  • A Bittersweet Finale For Discovery Space Shuttle

    Julie188 writes “The shuttle Discovery re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere for the last time Wednesday to close out the space plane’s 39th and final voyage. And so marks the beginning of the end for America’s shuttle program. Everything about the last flight felt epic, from how it overcame a down-to-the-last-second problem to launch on its final mission in February, to its sunny final landing this week. As it coasted to a stop, Discovery’s odometer Read the rest of this entry »




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  • Gerrard out of Reds’ Braga trip

    Preview followed by live coverage of Thursday’s game between Braga and Liverpool in the Europa League.

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  • Cricket World Cup – Canada v Kenya scorecard

    Latest score from Monday’s World Cup match at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in Delhi.

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  • siliconbits writes “At CeBIT 2011, we went around the stands from some of the biggest component manufacturers in the world and asked them a simple question, would you consider bringing out ARM products (barebones, laptops, tablets, motherboards) for Windows 8? The answer was a unanimous yes; like Microsoft, the same firms that have been faithful Intel and AMD partners for years are prepared to explore other territories as soon as Windows 8 will go Read the rest of this entry »




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