News to know: AMD hypocritical; Second Life pol tricks; Mac Wi-Fi hack

Summary:Notable headlines:George Ou: Is AMD being hypocritical about benchmark ethics?Multicore move cuts Oracle database cost.

Notable headlines:

George Ou: Is AMD being hypocritical about benchmark ethics?

Multicore move cuts Oracle database cost.

Mary Jo Foley: Could a startup beat Microsoft and Google to market with a ‘cloud OS’?
Microsoft asks ‘So who wants to be a programmer?

Ryan Naraine: Maynor demos MacBook Wi-Fi hijack, admits mistakes. Gallery (right). Flaw trifecta kicks off Month of PHP bugs.

Dictionary for software bugs to cut confusion?


Donna Bogatin: Second Life political dirty tricks? Edwards campaign cries foul. Baseline: Second Life: Is Business Ready For Virtual Worlds?

Ryan Stewart: Apollo public alpha coming in the next few weeks. Wallop gets a makeover with better interface.

Lenovo
recalls extended-life laptop batteries. 205,000 notebook batteries to be exact.

AppleInsider: Mac sales growth up over 100 percent in January, says firm.

Your Wi-Fi can tell people a lot about you.

Engadget:
51GB HD DVD disc gets official.

Ed Burnette: How to get 520 GigaFlops for $600.

Larry Dignan: Dell: The future matters, but we’re not talking. Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Was IdeaStorm a bad idea?

Ed Bott's Vista Hands On #9: Use Vista for four months, free. Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Windows Vista activation cracked by brute force.

Jason O'Grady: Safari (left) performance issues.

ITRedux takes a look at the emerging class of online document management applications, including  Blinksale, FreshBooks, EchoSign, Koral, DocuSign, docHarbor and ShareMethods.
Russell Shaw's Blackberry Beat:

BlackBerry patent app would streamline conference call connections.

BlackBerry as a phone: newer models seem to be improving.

Is your audio or video file compatible with BlackBerry? Here’s how to find out.


Wired: I bought votes on Digg. Techmeme discussion.

Marketwatch: Novell has loss; Microsoft pact positive.

'Harry Potter' author fights e-book fraud on eBay.

Homeland Security offers details on Real ID.


Gallery: The Nokia N80 Internet Edition; high end multimedia device with a business focus (right).

Russell Shaw: Gizmo Project 3.0 released: is this an IRC killer?

Alex Iskold of ReadWriteWeb ressurects the attention economy topic, providing an overview of the concepts.

Donna Bogatin: Why Google click fraud is NOT 0.02%.

Computerworld:
The Top Five Technologies You Need to Know About in '07.

Topics: BlackBerry

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Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CN... Full Bio

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