Category: In the news

Plucked from the headlines, online and in print

Playing safe

The word on the net is that updates in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 7 will focus on improved security. No surprise there. It also looks likely to ship separately from the new Longhorn operating system.

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Flights of fancy

For anyone planning on booking a holiday online, Freedom Air has introduced a new live help system that means customers can get questions answered while they are onsite instead of having to phone for help. Even better, when you book…

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Here phishy, phishy …

Phishing scams seem to be all the rage at the moment and it always pays to be wary. The most common are the e-mails purporting to be from various banks, PayPal or eBay. Usually they claim that because of upgrades…

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Terminator v Fornicator

I’m still not feeling particularly excited about the coming United States presidential election. I find American politics baffling at the best of times and the battle of the man with the endless chin versus the man with terminal foot-in-mouth disease…

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One giant leap for space travel

The whole space tourism scenario has taken another step forward with the privately sponsored SpaceShipOne scudded off into space for the second time in a week to easily beat the previous flight-altitude record for an air-launched craft and grab a…

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Clean Bill of health

Mr Microsoft himself, Bill Gates, has stunned the computer world by announcing that he’s never had a computer virus. That makes two of us, Bill. The comment was made during a speech at the Computer History Museum in California, when…

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Broadband update

Everyone seems to be trying to woo high-speed net-users at the moment. Telecom has announced a new range of packages available from next month, including a 2Mbps plan  and Ihug launching its bliink system.

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Olympics on the internet

I suppose now would be a good time to feature Olympic Games sites, since we’re in the midst of Olympic fever. Well, maybe it’s more of a tepid spell than a fever. For all the latest news from the official…

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