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New personal computer design wins Microsoft competition

Two Purdue University industrial designers won a grand prize at an international competition co-sponsored by Microsoft Corp. for a new personal computer design that may change the way people watch movies, listen ...

Jan 13, 2006
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Protecting your Computer: Part 3 – AntiVirus

by Philip Dunn [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] Almost everybody is aware of the need for Antivirus software, so this article will concentrate on installation issues and virus removal. ...

Jan 11, 2006 feature
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Protecting Your Computer: Part 2 - Firewalls

by Philip Dunn [ Part 1 ] While rather new to computing in comparison to antivirus programs, in today’s Internet connected world firewalls are actually more important. ...

Jan 10, 2006 feature
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Top 10 things seen at CES

I realize that in the grand scheme of things readers don't care whether the job of a reporter is made easier or not. But I must admit that one of the cooler things at the show was that Sony, Phillips, Delphi ...

Jan 09, 2006
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Protecting Your Computer: Part 1 - Common Sense

by Philip Dunn Believe it or not, the most important defense for your computer is not an anti-virus program or a firewall, but your own brain. The way you use your computer determines how secure it is. ...

Jan 09, 2006 feature
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The Web: Women vs. men online

Men and women use the Internet rather differently, with women employing e-mail more often than men to communicate with family and friends, but with men logging online more frequently to obtain news or sports updates, experts ...

Jan 04, 2006
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CES comes to Vegas

From Jan. 5 to Jan. 8, Las Vegas is going to be flooded with electronic geeks and gear heads from around the world as they prepare to host one of the largest conventions in the world, The Consumer Electronic ...

Jan 02, 2006
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Commentary: Living forever

Praised as the Thomas Edison of the 21st century, Ray Kurzweil was selected as one of "16 revolutionaries who made America," along with the great inventors of the past two centuries.

Dec 29, 2005
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The Web: Fifteen years of browsing

Fifteen years ago this Christmas week, Tim Berners-Lee, an obscure scientist working in a European laboratory, invented the Internet browser, now a fixture of the digital economy, experts tell United Press ...

Dec 28, 2005
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Mesh networking to fill in wireless gaps

When wireless networking was first introduced to the public in the late 90s and early 2000s, it received a mixed response. Some were interested in the idea of completely unfettered Internet access throughout a given area. ...

Dec 15, 2005
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Avoid cyber Grinches, scams and schemes

As consumers go online in record numbers this holiday to shop and make travel plans, security experts advise that they take a few basic precautions to keep from getting ripped off or have their identity stolen.

Nov 18, 2005
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