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On Monday, Google expressed its belief that its email users in China were experiencing \"a government blockage carefully designed to look like the problem is with Gmail.\" Now, as is par for this thorny course, the Chinese state has come out with a terse rebuttal, saying simply that \"this is an unacc

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Last week we noted, with a growing sense of disquiet, how China was busying itself with locking out VPN access within its borders and, seemingly, preventing people from using their Gmail accounts. Google has now given a public voice to those concerns, noting that \"there is no issue on our side. We

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If you're keeping score at home, Microsoft needs to bring two heavies to a fight with Google, but it can lay the smack down on an AV software firm like Sophos all by itself. Richard Jacobs, chief technology officer and master of inflammatory rhetoric at Sophos, points out that Windows 7's XP Mode m

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As we race toward the mobile utopia that includes full Internet access -- including HTML mail and full web browsing -- the growing fear that viruses, trojans, and all other manner of Internet baddies may soon interrupt our mobile joy may well have prompted Nokia to file this patent application. Unli

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Sure, reading through the feature set of Windows Vista is one way to get a taste of what an upgrade will do for your life, and reading \"expert\" reviews of the operating system and its minutiae certainly add an additional bit of insight not conveyed on the box alone, but one aspect of Vista is facing

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It looks the barrage of draft-spec 802.11n gear being released isn't slowing down anytime soon, and helping the yet-to-be-ratified protocol gain more ground is SMC. Making good on its promise to ship draft-N gear, the networking company has reportedly launched the Barricade N, which utilizes \"multi-

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The reviewer at High-Def Digest says yes. Warner has shipped four movies on Blu-ray we already saw on HD DVD, three (Blazing Saddles, Firewall, Lethal Weapon) that use the VC-1 codec for video compression, and one (Full Metal Jacket) that doesn't, but they are all \"virtually indistinguishable\" from

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Considered upgrading your DSL/Cable modem connection lately? Been wondering just how much of that high speed Internet connection you've been using? (Or if one of your kids or housemates is eating up all the bandwidth with BitTorrent again.) Today we'll show you how to use some handy free tools to k

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With the news that 16 Blocks is being released next week on the hybrid HD DVD/DVD format, we thought it might be a good idea to take a look at how its two predecessors have fared. Mark Zimmer over at digitallyOBSESSED published a review of Firewall today, and came away impressed. He had no notable c

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Network appliances don't always offer all the firewalling features a user needs -- you know, the advanced port blocking and security procedures we'd like to keep our little home network fiefdoms secure. In today's How-To we'll show you how to build a firewall out of an old PC with a live Linux CD a

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