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For decades now, roaming charges have ate at the nerves of travelers. If there's one thing that has always been classified as a "rip-off," it's cellphone roaming charges, particularly international charges. No matter which carrier you have at home, you can rest assured that you'll be healthily gouged while talking, texting or surfing while in foreign lands.Thankfully, at least some higher-ups are finally realizing just how absurd these charges are becoming, and the European Union is stepping up to do something about it. Starting this week, making a call or text across the set of EU nations will... Read more...
It's been nearly two years since since Sony got into the rootkit business. Not intentionally, but the DRM installed by Sony BMG CDs when you tried to play them on your PC had rootkit qualities. Not only that, but in a real-life example of the vulnerability, hackers used it to hack World of Warcraft.Unfortunately, it seems Sony did not learn its lesson. According to F-Secure Corp., the fingerprint-reader software included with the Sony MicroVault USM-F line of flash drives installs a driver that hides in a hidden directory under "c:\windows". That directory, and the files within it, are... Read more...
EUROPEAN COMMISSION (EC) CHARGES INTEL WITH ANTITRUST VIOLATIONS - Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Chairman and CEO, Hector Ruiz and AMD CAO, Tom McCoy Respond to Media Inquires Via Conference Call - WHO: AMD Chairman and CEO Hector Ruiz and Executive Vice President of Legal Affairs and CAO Tom McCoy. WHAT: Conference call with Hector Ruiz and Tom McCoy to respond to media inquiries regarding the European Commission's announcement that it has formally charged Intel with violating EC antitrust law and issued a formal "Statement of Objections" against... Read more...
If Vista's got you stumped, Microsoft offers a tech support chainsaw to help you down. Bring money. As of Jan. 30, customers who buy full retail copies of Vista and Office 2007 will get unlimited calls, e-mails and Web chats with Microsoft technical support during the first 90 days after activating the software. But after that period, customers contacting Microsoft for help with Vista will pay $59 per incident, up from $35, according to Matt Fingerhut, general manager of consumer support for platforms and business applications. For technical assistance with Office, customers will pay $49 per... Read more...
The European Commission, the EU's antitrust watchdog, is eagerly awaiting Intel's response to last year's charges of anti-competitive behavio(u)r.  The original complaint stemmed from Intel allegedly pricing chips below the cost to manufacture them in an attempt to gain market share.We're expecting Intel to respond sometime today.“The Commission originally gave Intel until October 8 to respond but extended that to January 4. That was then followed by the further extension on Friday.”Intel has constantly maintained that they've followed the letter of the law, and it wouldn't surprise if Intel... Read more...