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Technology News Archive - July 07, 2005

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- SurfControl , a world leader in multi-layered Internet security for enterprises, today announced SurfControl Web Filter version 5.0 has been certified for Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition.

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Record numbers of visitors deluged British Web sites on Thursday as people around the world sought news of the blasts that rocked London's public transport. Sites suffered longer delays on their home pages Thursday morning in London because of the volume.

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The number of U.S. consumers and businesses that subscribe to high-speed Internet service, or broadband, jumped 34 percent in 2004 to almost 38 million lines, according to new statistics released on Thursday.

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A company that provides high-speed Internet access over electrical power lines on Thursday said it has received a major investment from Google Inc., the Hearst Corp. and Goldman Sachs.

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Prosecutors have asked for a two-year suspended jail sentence for the man who wrote the Sasser Internet worm that wreaked havoc in big businesses and homes worldwide last year, a German court said on Thursday.

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Quantum computers that store information in so-called quantum bits (or qubits) will be confronted with a fundamental limitation. This is the claim made by Dutch theoretical physicists from the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) and Leiden University in an article recently published in the journal Physical Review Letters.

Novel electronic devices based upon nanotechnology may soon be realized due to a new understanding of how impurities, or 'dopants,' can be intentionally incorporated into semiconductor nanocrystals.

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