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Revolution Controller Finally Revealed  —  We've seen it, touched it, played games with it.  Read this now.  —  The entire industry has been clamoring for a taste of Nintendo's so-called next-generation 'revolution.' So have we.  Every time Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has opened his mouth …
TGS 2005: Hands-on the Revolution Controller  —  We take Nintendo's innovative new peripheral for a joy ride.  Find out why it could change the way we play games forever.  —  September 15, 2005 - It was a rare opportunity.  Yesterday, just outside of Tokyo, Japan, Nintendo invited us …
Matt Casamassina /
Live from TGS: Iwata's Keynote
Discussion: Joystiq, Engadget and pasta and vinegar
James Altucher /
MSN Plus AOL Is a Negative for Google  —  Editor's Note: This is a bonus story from James Altucher, whose commentary usually appears only on RealMoney, where it was published at 9:21 a.m. EDT Thursday.  We're offering it today to readers.  To read Altucher's commentary regularly …
Linda S. Boreman /
Google unveils new erotica search engine  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - September 15, 2005 - Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced today its plans to enter the lucrative adult content market with a new search engine that will be kept separate from its main line of search services.
Dennis Moser /
Apple files patent for a unique camera built into laptop  —  On September 15, 2005, the US Patent & Trademark Office revealed Apple's patent application 20050201047 entitled Camera Latch.  The inventor listed is Christoph H. Krah for serial number 800166, originally filed March 12, 2004.
Paul F. Roberts /
Microsoft Scraps Old Encryption in New Code  —  Microsoft is banning certain cryptographic functions from new computer code, citing increasingly sophisticated attacks that make them less secure, according to a company executive.  —  The Redmond, Wash., software company instituted a new policy …
Discussion: Channel 9
Linux trademark bid rejected  —  An attempt by the nation's peak Linux body to register the name 'Linux' on behalf of Linus Torvalds has failed.  —  The regulator, Intellectual Property Australia, turned down the application because the word 'Linux' was not distinctive enough to be trademarked.
Sherman So /
Baidu sued over music downloads  —  The world's biggest music companies are suing Baidu, the mainland search engine that captivated Wall Street investors, for copyright infringement in a move that could force the company to shut down its MP3 search engine, a key to the company's popularity among young Chinese Internet users.
Business Week:
A Rendezvous With Microsoft's Deep Throat  —  Meet mystery blogger Mini-Microsoft, an employee who runs a virtual watercooler for his corporate colleagues, also anonymous  —  I didn't have to change cabs twice and slip into the shadows of a suburban parking garage at 2 in the morning.
Joel Cere on Reputation Protection …:
Google Search Blogs: The End Of Bloggers' Influence?  —  Google launched its dedicated blogs search engine.  Many have reported on it and I did not feel that I had anything of value to add to the chatter.  However, this morning I came across this old article from "The Register while looking …
Laurieanne McLaughlin / Macworld:
Analysis: Why Apple picked Intel over AMD  —  Steve Jobs sent a seismic shocker across the tech landscape in June when he announced Apple would phase out PowerPC chips and put Intel processors inside Macs starting in 2006.  To some, the move seemed puzzling: Why would Jobs, the king of cool design …
Discussion: Infinite Loop and
Tony Smith / The Register:
CPUs smarter than 'every human brain combined' by 2060  —  Computers will be able to out-think the entire world population put together within the next 60 years, the head of Lucent's research division has forecast.  —  First, though, phones will be able to tell how their owners smell …

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