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Tuesday 26th December 2006


Basic Computer User

Free Software Foundation Launches BadVista
The Web site name says it all. is devoted to exposing the harms inflicted on computer users by Windows Vista. More

Can You Resell a ’Used’ MP3 from iTunes?
PeerFlix, which was predicated upon a peer-to-peer DVD exchange model, will now allow consumers to earn cold hard cash. But it’s the company’s plans that are much more interesting: ultimately, the site sees itself as a clearinghouse for reselling many forms of “used" digital content. More

Becta dismisses accusations of wasted millions
The British Education and Communications Agency (Becta), tasked by the government with organising IT in schools, has dismissed an independent report claiming that over £200m of government funds have been wasted under its watch. More

Kaspersky: Malware quality drops, quantity rises
They just don’t make malware like they used to. Or at least like they did earlier this year. More

Microsoft blames Vista insecurity on third-party apps
Vista might be more secure than XP, but no software is perfect. More

Eyeglasses become movie screen
An Israeli optics company says it has developed a miniature video projector that turns regular eyeglasses into a personal video screen. More

Games of (20 Years of) Christmas Past
We check out Game On! -- the exhaustive video-game retrospective on display at London’s Science Museum. Highlights include playable consoles from the last 20 years, classic games, and more! More

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Advanced Computer User

Issues Microsoft must handle to make an impact in ’07
It was a rough 2006 for Microsoft, relatively speaking for a company that posted US$44 billion in revenue, as it weathered long-awaited new versions of Windows and Office. But as the software giant heads into 2007, the newest incarnations of its cash cows are out there, a number of important product upgrades are on the board, highlighted by Longhorn Server, and the path to success over the next 12 months is littered with other challenges such as services and cross-vendor interoperability. More

100Gbps Ethernet is coming
Technical experts have started to develop a new standard for Ethernet which will run at 100Gbps. More

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NASA, Google Aim for Virtual Space Travel on Web
Web surfers may soon be able to explore the canyons of Mars and experience a virtual flight over the surface of the moon thanks to a deal announced between Web search company Google and the NASA Ames Research Center. More

Students sell work online as Web changes art world
LONDON - Collector Charles Saatchi has launched a website for art students and a handful have already sold works online as the Internet begins to change the way the art world works. More

Christmas U-turn on ID card database
Data shared between existing systems cuts costs but reduces security. More

Bill Gates slams DRM systems
Tells bloggers to break UK law rather than deal with DRM. More

Nintendo to replace 3.2 million Wii straps
In an effort to duck criticism that its remote controllers can fly across the room when wrist straps break, Nintendo is offering free replacements for that part of its new Wii video gaming console. More

UK research calls for robot rights
Think-tank suggests robot rights and responsibilities. More

An article in the Funny Money Report is worth reading. More

Digital Camera Basics: Mastering Color Controls
In today’s tip we’ll show you how to help your camera capture and reproduce colors that look as good as when you see them in real life. More

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