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Faster Forward: May 4, 2008 - May 10, 2008

Windows XP Service Pack 3

Tuesday, Microsoft released its last big update to Windows XP--Service Pack 3. Like Microsoft's two earlier Service Packs for XP, "SP3" packs earlier bug fixes and some new features into a single download. But unlike Service Pack 2, a must-have update that added numerous, badly needed security upgrades to XP's...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  May 9, 2008; 6:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Windows  
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Blog Burnout

It's something of a comfort to see something new at your favorite blogs every day. But as each morning brings a new posting--maybe followed by one at lunchtime and others in the afternoon and at night--you may forget that there's a human being with a day job and non-computing interests...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  May 8, 2008; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Digital culture  
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T-Mobile Launches 3G Service - In NYC Only

About four and a half years after the first of its competitors began to offer wireless broadband, T-Mobile is starting to catch up. Yesterday, the company announced the start of its "3G" service in New York City. T-Mobile's service will debut with a technology called UMTS, with speeds only about...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  May 6, 2008; 10:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Telecom  
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Microsoft to Yahoo: Fine, Be That Way!

Silicon Valley printers can go back to their usual summer plans: They won't need to gear up to crank out new business cards for thousands of Yahoo staffers who would have found themselves Microsoft employees later this year. Microsoft announced Saturday that it would abandon the merger attempt it launched...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  May 5, 2008; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  The Web  
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