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Microsoft launches MSN Music Club download service in Europe
Microsoft has today launched a music download service available for Western Europe - MSN Music Club. Modelled on Apple's iTunes, it is the first pay-as-you-go service for this part of the world.
If you have Windows Media 9 - available for Windows only - you can find the club via the Services tab, and the Music Downloads option. ...more
Wallpaper provides wireless network security
Defence contractor BAE has developed a 'wallpaper' based on technology used in stealth bombers to provide wireless network security by blocking Wi-Fi traffic while allowing mobile phone and radio signals to pass through.
The wallpaper is comprised of frequency selective surface (FSS) panels made of layers of copper on a polymer base. The panels are between 50 and 100 microns thick and can be applied to most surfaces including glass. ...more
VMware virtualises the Intel-based Mac
VMware has announced the Intel-based Mac version of its client virtualisation software.
The new version was demonstrated yesterday at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2006 in San Francisco and allows Intel-based Macs running OS X to run a whole host of guest operating systems within its virtualised environment without having to dual boot.
Apple's first concession to allowing other platforms onto its hardware came in the form of Boot Camp, which allowed the installation of Windows XP alongside Mac OS X in a dual-boot environment. ...more
AMD axes PIC
AMD has revealed in recent SEC filings that it is to stop producing its Personal Internet Communicator (PIC) project after it cost the company millions of dollars.
The PIC was designed to stimulate IT in developing countries and announced in 2004 as part of its 50x15 initiative, which aimed to have 50 per cent of the world's population tapping away at computers by the year 2015.
AMD was confident of making at least some profit on the PIC, which came with a price tag of $185 and $249, depending on whether it included a monitor. ...more