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Western Digital is a big fan of text files, and assumes you are too. It has disabled the ability of its 1TB network-ready drive to share MP3, AVI, MPEGs... well, pretty much any audio or video file you could name.  The "My Book World Edition" drive assumes the world is full of typists, I guess.Access to multimedia files is allowed only by the primary user registered on WD Anywhere Access, the remote desktop client embedded on the NAS device, said Brian Miller, director of marketing at Western Digital.Anywhere Access is based on the MioNet remote desktop client, which allows users to access, read, edit and share files on remote desktops. The Anywhere Access client allows remote users access... Read more...
The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) is dedicated to protecting open-source and free software, thus it comes as a bit of a surprise that they're filing suit against two U.S. Companies that are allegedly redistributing software in violation of the GNU General Public License (GPL).  The two companies that are being sued are High-Gain Antennas and Xterasys.On the surface it might seem a bit odd that an organization dedicated to protecting software such as the GNU GPL are suing over it, but apparently the entire problem boils down to the defendants allegeldy not providing sufficient access to source code.“But Richard Bruckner, CEO of High-Gain Antennas, said the SFLC is mistaken about the... Read more...
Minnesota has always been an interesting and often unpredictable state when it comes to politics and law.  That's why a court case against 30 year old Jammie Thomas is certainly worth following.Thomas has been accused of sharing over 1700 songs via Kazaa.  Things get interesting when she, along with numerous other Kazaa users, received a spam message (Wait, isn't that against the TOS?) that warned users of the file-sharing service that they were violating copyright law.  So far this is nothing new, we've all heard this kind of story before.Things get interesting when you talk about the date the she allegedly received the TOS-violating spam, which would be 2/21/2005.  Mrs.... Read more...
After years of legal battles with Novell and various Linux-related entities, SCO has officially filed for bankruptcy protection under Chatper 11.  Adding insult to injury is that even had SCO won every single case in the Linux arena, it was recently ruled Novell owned the copyrights to most of the material SCO was suing others over in the first place.It doesn't look like SCO plans to go down without a fight.  The Chapter 11 filing would seem to be the start of a major reorganization within the company rather than the final death spasm."We want to assure our customers and partners that they can continue to rely on SCO products, support and services for their critical business operations," Darl... Read more...
Perhaps some of us remember that at around the same time a year ago, we heard about Google’s scheme to use a computer’s built-in microphone to listen-in on the TV shows that we happen to be watching and to use such information to connect us to websites of interest. Although the details were unclear at the time, a recent patent application has clarified a few things. "Imagine that you are watching the latest episode of Friends on television and discover that the character Monica is pregnant. You want to chat, comment or read other viewers' responses to the scene in real-time.""By eavesdropping, Google says it could offer you relevant websites automatically, perhaps even generating them on the... Read more...
Sweden has convicted its first 'pirate' since the country made the downloading of music and movie files illegal in 2005.  45-year-old Jimmy Sjostrom was charged last October with infringing upon intellectual property rights when he allowed four music files to be shared from his computer. The penalty, a fine of a whopping 20,000 Swedish crowns ($2,843), is being seen by the International Federation for the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) as a victory in their war against file-sharing. The verdict only concerns four songs and it costs the one sentenced about 20,000 crowns in fines -- that is 5,000 crowns per song," IFPI said in a statement. "Illegal file-sharing... Read more...
The RIAA has launched a fresh wave of 8000 lawsuits against alleged file-sharers world wide. This brings the total to more than 18,000 in the US and another 13,000 world wide.  In this most recent wave 17 countries were affected, including Brazil, Poland, and Mexico which had previously avoided lawsuits.  The music industry claims they loose billions of dollars annually to music piracy and is determined to set an example by filing civil and criminal suits to stomp it out. To date approximately 2300 people have settled these suits in amounts averaging $3,000. LONDON (Reuters) - The music industry has launched a fresh wave... Read more...
NVIDIA has yet to respond to the lawsuit filed by Scanner Technologies, in which they claim NVIDIA sold products based on a 3D BGA inspection system, used to ensure product reliability. Along with seeking undisclosed damages, Scanner Technologies is also going after preliminary and permanent injunctions, as well legal fees and court fees. "The complaint alleges that nVidia has sold and/or is presently selling throughout the United States infringing BGA devices that are covered by one or more claims of the Scanner Patents. The complaint also alleges that nVidia has induced others to infringe. These BGA devices are a component in graphics cards,... Read more...
OCZ Technology Adopts New Enhanced Performance Profiles for New Line of NVIDIA SLI-Certified Memory Modules NVIDIA and OCZ Technology Cooperate in Bringing New High-Performance Memory Specification to Market Sunnyvale, CA - May 22, 2006 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, is pleased to announce the design and development of a unique line SLI-Ready memory modules with Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP), which will provide today's enthusiasts with memory solutions that exceed the performance capabilities of all other previous offerings. With a long history of providing the most innovative products to the performance-minded... Read more...
You know it folks, sooner or later your VHS tapes will degrade to a point where they're no longer enjoyable to watch. The technology to port them over to your computer has been around for a while now, but if you've never taken the time to learn how to do it, then PCStats will help get you started. "As you may have noticed, the VCR is a dying technology. DVD players are now equivalent in price, and their disks have practically crowded VHS tapes right off the shelves of your neighborhood video store. Give it another three years and you may be hard pressed to find a new release on tape. So what happens when your VCR finally breaks? In this PCstats... Read more...
Our previous coverage of the Inspiron XPS Gen 2 was mainly intended for prospective gaming and performance sensitive buyers. However, this perspective doesn't completely explore the multimedia possibilities of the XPS Gen 2, which can be configured with Microsoft's MCE 2005. So of course, we had an Inspiron XPS Gen 2 from Dell configured with that OS and all the necessary multimedia add-ons for those curious about its full audio/video possibities. Dell Inspiron XPS Gen 2 Specifications Processor •_Designed for Intel 90nm Dothan Pentium-M with 2MB On-Die L2 Cache •_Supports 533MHz FSB Chipset •_Intel 915PM/ICH6-M •_Supports maximum memory capacity up to 2GB Memory •_Two... Read more...
The Dual-Core War: Is Intel in Trouble? @ CoolTechZone: "After years of anticipation, dual-core microprocessors are finally a reality. Both Intel and AMD were touting dual-core microprocessors as the inevitable future, and something that would certainly take computing to the next level. At numerous tradeshows and computing conventions, analysts and media predicted the launch date of multi-core CPUs; some said Intel would be the first to bring its chips to the market while others stated the opposite. Whatever the speculations, Intel was indeed the first one to introduce its dual-core chips. In fact, they made a sudden decision to send out preview units to selected media outlets for independent... Read more...
Hey folks, we've got the last update of the weekend for you. For those of you who aren't exactly sure what Windows is loading when your computer is started, PC Review has created a startup file database to help you determine if a file is a harmless printer driver, or a menacing trojan. Adios for now folks, Mr. Sandman is tugging at my eyelids. Altec Lansing inMotion iM4 Portable Speakers Preview @ CoolTechZone "Their speaker aesthetics, although professional, were standard to the ones from every other manufacturer in the market. However, that changed when the company decided to deliver speaker sets for notebook computers, Apple's iPod and eventually the remaining portable audio market. While... Read more...
Hey folks, sorry for the long time between updates, I've had a little trouble with the news posting feature, but it's all sorted out now :) My wireless router just kicked the bucket, so looks like I've got to go to the store tomorrow and get another one... and I should probably also get to work on my X-Mas shopping(have you?). On with the news... X-Micro WLAN 11g Router and PCMCIA Card @ A True Review "Nowadays, it is not uncommon for a home to have more than one computer; whether it be multiple desktops or a laptop thrown in the mix. With multiple computers comes a need to network them. Network equipment has come along way since the relative low speeds of 10baseT Ethernet. These days network... Read more...
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