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Technology News Archive - May 02, 2008

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The manufacturers of Lego, the tiny plastic building blocks enjoyed by children everywhere, plan to go online next year with "Lego Universe," a virtual world for fans of the ubiquitous toy.

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A state court judge has agreed to publicly apologize and pay $100,000 to Tom Siebel, a Silicon Valley billionaire, for besmirching him in a lawsuit filed twelve years ago when she worked as an attorney.

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Silicon Valley startup Sezmi Corp. is hoping people are ready for a lower-cost alternative to cable and satellite services, and will embrace its new offering that combines various technologies to offer comparable services at half the price.

When superhero Tony Stark isn't donning his Iron Man armor to personally rough up villains, he's pitching the U.S. military on new gadgets to fight the War on Terror.

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Peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing services, which connect individual users for simultaneous uploads and downloads directly rather than through a central server, are reported to account for as much as 70 percent of Internet traffic worldwide. That level of use has led to a growing tension between Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and their customers’ P2P file-sharing services, and has driven service providers to forcefully reduce P2P traffic at the expense of unhappy subscribers and the risk of government investigations.

Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.