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Straight From the Horses’ Websites

Cynthia Webb has an excellent column in the Washington Post today listing the many and various military websites providing direct access to info on the war: The Internet offers users worldwide an unprecedented amount of news and commentary about the war in Iraq. But unlike the last war in the …

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Cleve-Blog

Hey, I’m all excited, squirming around in my chair, two big events today: our electronic duo Elliptical performs tonight in Cleveland (check out Elliptical tunes on Blogcritics Radio here), AND my new blog/column, “Cleve-Blog,” went up on Cleveland.com today. Cleve-Blog is an excellent complement to Blogcritics because my focus there …

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New Direction for Jewel

Jewel, who was hanging in the audience on American Idol last night, has a new direction. She swings to an edgy hip-hop beat on her new single “Intuition,” which you can check out for free on her website here. She’s just “a simple girl, in a high-tech digital world.” Word. …

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Celeb Blogs

Our good bud at Forbes Arik Hesseldahl continues his Best of the Blogs tour with celebrity bloggers: You might think that movie stars and pop musicians would jump at the chance to communicate directly with their fans. And indeed, many have tried keeping personal Web logs, or blogs. Unfortunately most …

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Making the RIAA Look Good

At least the RIAA hasn’t tried to press criminal charges against university administrators yet for file sharing: THE British record industry is to prosecute universities that allow students to copy music over the internet through their computer networks. Heads of universities will face criminal sanctions if they collude in the …

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Huge Step Toward Digital Standardization

Hitachi introduces new new optical disc drive that can record on all types of recordable DVD and CD: The drive is different from some of the multiformat DVD drives that have been announced recently by companies such as Sony because it also handles DVD-RAM discs. These are used in several …

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Hacking May Be Impacting War

If this report is accurate, it is very serious and has all kinds of implications, including civilian casualties: Sources have revealed to the mi2g Intelligence Unit that some of the most sophisticated hackers originating from Eastern Europe and Russia are being offered financial incentives to hijack satellite communications through covert …

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PayPal Accused of Money Laundering

PayPal, now owned by eBay, has been accused of violating the Patriot Act by providing payment services to online gambling operations: Silicon Valley-based eBay said it received a letter on Friday in which the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri accused PayPal of violating a provision of the …

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After Wi-Fi, Wider-Fi

Forbes looks at the next wireless standard: This new standard is dubbed 802.16a by the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, which disdains catchy names. Some are calling it Wi-Max, but a better tag might be Wider-Fi. Meanwhile, a rival group at IEEE is working on 802.20–a kind of Mobile-Fi …

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Getting Harder to Get Lost

New GPS-enabled mobile phone: NTT DoCoMo announced today that it will introduce it’s first Global Positioning Service (GPS)-compatible handset F661i, at the end of April. The GPS mobile phone enables users to determine their location at the touch of a button, and download location specific information via i-mode like graphical …

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