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See, we've already improved our ranking in Google News

Last I heard, the Constitution gives us the right to free speech, but it doesn't guarantee us an audience. So what's this business about some parenting resource site suing Google for downgrading its PageRank? A company called KinderStart.com Read More →

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“I find it hard to believe anyone in charge of a bus capable of carrying 50 people would be safe driving with a PSP on their knees.”

-- One of British bus driver Steve Allcock's terrified yet understated passengers, who Read More →

Microsoft iPod Killer to be followed in short order by iPod Killer Professional Edition, iPod Killer Home Edition, and iPod Killer Live

What has Transmeta been doing for Microsoft? That's a question many here in the valley were asking themselves last week after flipping through the chip design company's annual report and noticing that it had signed a series of agreements Read More →

Should the Government wish to revisit this issue, the Court strongly urges it to figure out what the hell it's doing

Turns out Yahoo, Microsoft and AOL acceded to the government's request for their search records a bit too readily (see "Thankfully, we weren't bound by a 'Do no evil' clause in our company charter"). As Google showed us, it Read More →

Maybe we should just outsource our IT security, say to Dubai

Well, at least it's consistent. The federal government's doing a lousy job of securing its network infrastructure, according to a report to be released today by a key congressional oversight committee. The House Government Reform Committee awarded the Read More →

We always said DRM sucked, but this …

In all our complaining about how digital rights management is being used to disempower consumers, we had no idea how literally true it was. In the course of testing the battery life of portable music players, the folks at CNet's Read More →

Honey, I'm glad you like your new gadget, but if you play "Phantom" one more time, I'm out of here

Those early adopters among you planning to shell out for an HD-DVD player when they arrive at market this month might want to postpone that purchase for a few weeks. Or at least until you have some media to play. Read More →

Gordon Roy Parker's next book? “29 Reasons Not To Act As Your Own Attorney”

Usenet posters who don't care to have their diatribes included in Google's cache best familiarize themselves with the concept of " X-No-Archive: yes," now that a federal judge has ruled that Google is free to cache whatever it Read More →
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