Hennell writes "Microsoft has unveiled its new table computer, Surface/a> using a multi-touch interface it does away with the keyboard and mouse.
With a 30-inch screen, Surface will initially sell for between $5,000 and $10,000 (£2,525-£5,050).
However, Microsoft said it aimed to produce cheaper versions for homes within three to five years.
"We see this as a multibillion dollar category, and we envision a time when surface computing technologies will be pervasive, from tabletops and counters to the hallway mirror," said Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer.
Hennell writes "Attempting to keep up with technology and technology related crimes is obviously a hard task, and whilst big companies can use the legal system if caught out, the average person doesn't always seem to have much methods for help. The UK's House of Lord's Science and Technology select committee, are considering a website where people can report incidents of cyber-crime.
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"One of the problems is that people who, for example, have been the victim of an eBay scam tend to think how stupid they were and that there is no point in going to police. If you were mugged you would be sure to go straight to the police," he said.
"In the UK, people are being told to go to their bank first. We are not sure that is right. These are crimes and the police should be equipped to deal with them," Lord Broers said."
Hennell writes "Should anybody here be using animated cursors on their windows machine, Microsoft has warned that there's a flaw in the way they work, which is leaving computers open to attack."
Hennell writes "It hasn't taken long; The BBC is reporting a 'speech recognition hole' found in the recently released Vista. Its technically rather unlikely, working on the basis of an MP3 using the speech recognition functions to get the system to delete files. But likely or not it doesn't exactly promote confidence in Microsoft's new OS."
Hennell writes "As if enough anti Sony/PS3/Blu-ray topics haven't discussed so far Opposable Thumbs is questioning the suitability of the Blu-Ray drive for games. Blu-ray's already been blamed with keeping the PS3 delayed and making its price high, apparently it's loading speeds may mean longer loading times or use of duplicate sectors, reducing its size advantage.
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Of course, if you use data redundancy to boost speeds the way Bethesda is, you may very well eat up the extra space of that Blu-ray disc without being able to fit any more information on the disc than you would have put on a standard DVD-9. The advantage of the media is compromised, and all that remains is a higher price."
Hennell writes "Microsoft have hit on a new marketing method for their MP3 Player; releasing 100 limited edition Zunes.
These models are in unmarked boxes, (More or less, they've marked the bottom in fine print for legal reasons), but imagine your delight as you open your new Zune box to see a 'Congratulations' certificate and a Limited edition Pink Zune!
At least one has already made it to e-bay."
Hennell writes "Reporters without borders has just released its anual list of 'internet enemies', a list of countries 'that systematically violate online free expression'. A couple of countries have been removed, but Egypt has been added.
A less detailed summery can be read on the BBC Website."