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Yahoo sharpens precision of search terms

The latest version of Yahoo's search engine senses when people are trying to find the right keywords and offers suggestions, an improvement the company says reduces "search fatigue."

Pirate Bay hopes for action by Swedish police

Swedish police are expected to decide later this week whether a criminal case is warranted against 10 major music and movie companies over their alleged efforts to disrupt the Pirate Bay, one of the largest file-sharing search engines.

Gartner: PC shipments on track for growth this year

Lower prices and the improved performance of laptops will fuel continued growth in PC sales this year and next, despite concerns a recession could be on the horizon for the U.S., market analyst Gartner predicted Thursday.

Former spammer: 'I know I'm going to hell'

"Ed," a retired spammer, built a considerable fortune sending e-mails that promoted pills, porn and casinos. At the peak of his power, Ed says he pulled in US$10,000 to US$15,000 a week, storing the money in US$20 bills in stacks of boxes.

Microsoft moves to replace JPEG with HD Photo

Microsoft will soon submit a new photo format to an international standards organization that it says offers higher quality images with better compression, the company said on Thursday.

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Aruba Instant On AP11D

The strength of the Aruba Instant On AP11D is that the design and feature set support the modern, flexible, and mobile way of working.

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Aruba backs the AP11D up with a two-year warranty and 24/7 phone support.

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Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.

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This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

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