Last update: 2010-03-31

CNET News Daily Podcast: Have we heard the last from SCO?

2010-03-31 ::

In the final edition of the daily podcast, we run through today's top tech headlines, including what could be the nail in the coffin for SCO's lawsuit against Novell, continued headaches a year after the Conficker kerfuffle, Vietnamese dissidents targeted by botnet attacks, no cloud-based music for iPad launch, and an android patient helps train the future dentists of the world.

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Today's stories:

Novell wins in court; SCO eyes new fights

A year after Conficker's flop, headache remains

Vietnamese dissidents targeted by botnet attacks

Microsoft extends free Windows 7 trial

eBay runs with designer fashion store

Cisco takes the Flip approach to home routers

No cloud music for iPad's launch

Twitter tweaks home page for newbies

Dentistry simulation android is all smiles

CNET News Daily Podcast: Google searches blocked in China

2010-03-30 ::

Today's episode runs the gamut. We talk 3D HDTVs, more rumors about a Verizon-friendly iPhone, and Google searches from China's mainland getting blocked.

As mentioned at the end of the podcast, this is our last week of the CNET News Daily Podcast. In fact, our last episode is tomorrow. Beginning Thursday you'll need to subscribe to CNET TV's "Loaded" video podcast to get your daily tech news fix. Below are the links to Loaded in iTunes, as well as RSS in case you want to dump it into your favorite podcast grabbing program.

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Today's stories:

Google searches blocked from mainland China

WSJ: Verizon iPhone in the works

NASA to look into Toyota acceleration issues

Researchers find security holes in smart meters

ESPN 3D coming to DirecTV in June

Verizon nears Fios network completion

Rumor: Google's Chrome to bundle Adobe's Flash

Engineer breaks Rock Band 2 world record

CNET News Daily Podcast: iPad heads to Best Buy

2010-03-29 ::

The iPad goes on sale on Saturday, April 3. Apple said today that in addition to be being available at its 221 U.S. retail locations on Saturday, the iPad would also be available from most Best Buy stores, select Apple authorized resellers, and campus bookstores. The company will also hold iPad workshops at its retail stores Saturday to help customers learn more about the device. Apple Suppliers now expect to ship 2.5 million iPads in the first three months alone. Reports this weekend had indicated that any new iPad orders would not begin shipping until April 12, which suggested that pre-orders of the iPad have already been earmarked against all the initial iPad inventory.

Also today: Apple finally gets the "iPad" trademark, Google mobile services begin to go offline in China, Sprint to use Wi-Fi to hook customers into 4G, and more.

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Today's stories:

Partial block for Google Mobile services in China

iPad suppliers upping efforts; iPad at Best Buy on Saturday

Apple snags iPad trademark from Fujitsu

Rumor: 'iAd' mobile ad platform is Apple's next big thing

Revised Facebook policy hints at location tagging

Toyota to supply hybrid technology to Mazda

Sprint leverages Wi-Fi to sell 4G

AMD, Intel ready 'many core' processors

Microsoft confirms, dates Xbox 360 USB storage

CNET News Daily Podcast: China's malware problem

2010-03-26 ::

In today's episode we talk malware coming out of China, GPS being used to get out of speeding tickets, and Opera's new browser for iPhone--which could, or could not be coming to an Apple device near you. We also talk about the U.S. Air Force testing a new jet fuel based on animal fat and plants, along with a mysterious, new 7-inch 3G-enabled device coming to AT&T users this year. Tune in to get the whole story. And, as always, all the links from today's stories can be found below.

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Today's stories:

Symantec finds China top source of malware

T.J.Maxx hacker sentenced to 20 years in prison

Air Force tests flight with greener fuel

Police Blotter: GPS used to fight speeding ticket

Make room, iPad: AT&T to sell Intel-based tablet too

Opera tells Apple, 'bring it' over Opera Mini for iPhone

Project Natal 'experience' to premiere at E3

CNET News Daily Podcast: iPad news subscriptions will cost how much?!

2010-03-25 ::

Here's some bad news for folks who were expecting iPad media subscriptions to be cheaper than the real thing. A report from The Wall Street Journal (on itself), points at a monthly price tag that costs more than it would to actually get the newspaper delivered to your house every day. So much for cheap, digital delivery.

We also talk about the alleged Twitter hacker who leaked those Twitter internal documents last year; getting busted by the FBI; as well as GoDaddy no longer selling .cn domain names in China. Tune in to hear more about these stores and many others.

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Today's stories:

iPad version of WSJ: $17.99 a month

Time Warner offers free Wi-Fi in NYC

AT&T pushes quick-messaging phones

iPhone, Safari, IE 8, Firefox hacked in CanSecWest contest

Cops: Notorious Twitter hacker caught, released

GoDaddy to stop registering domains in China

Foursquare coming to Bing Maps

Microsoft hopes Bing users pick up the tab

Is Facebook to blame for U.K. rise in syphilis?

Start-up hopes to bridge real, virtual worlds

CNET News Daily Podcast: Google helps customers in China, elsewhere

2010-03-24 ::

Google adds a few features to help users in China see what services are available there and to help people everywhere tell if their accounts may have been compromised. It may not be popular with regulators and privacy groups, but a new study shows targeted advertising on the Web is working. Cablevision begins rolling out 3D shows on its cable network Wednesday night. And what did CNET editors like best at the DemoSpring start-up showcase? Find out in this edition of the daily news podcast.

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Today's stories:

Google addresses e-mail, apps concerns in China

Gmail to alert users to suspicious activity

Study: Behavioral ad targeting works

T-Mobile claims to soon have fastest 3G in U.S.

Cablevision to offer 3D programming

Mars rover gets smarter with age...and software

Demo debrief: Rafe and Josh's favorites

GameCrush: Pay to play--with girls

CNET News Daily Podcast: Nintendo adds a third dimension

2010-03-23 ::

Nintendo says the next Nintendo DS will have 3D screens that won't require any special glasses to use. The Nintendo 3DS will arrive within the year, though few other details have been offered yet. The company promises to share more in June at the E3 Expo.

Also in today's podcast: China's response to Google moving its search to Hong Kong; Spring announces the first 4G phone for the U.S.; Mozilla decides against developing Firefox for Windows Mobile; and the Indian military's plan to use the world's hottest chili pepper as a weapon.

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Today's stories:

Nintendo sees the future in its 3DS

China blocking some Google searches

Sprint unveils first 4G phone

U.S. Cyber Command prepped to launch

Mozilla halts work on Windows Mobile browser

India's new terror weapon: Hot chili peppers

CNET News Daily Podcast: Tallying up census-related privacy concerns

2010-03-22 ::

CNET reporter Declan McCullagh talks about privacy concerns arising around U.S. Census-taking time, and why those fears might be heightened in 2010. That, and other headlines of the day, including the riskiest U.S. cities for cybercrime. See where your city ranks.

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Today's stories:

Norton ranks riskiest cities for cybercrime

Amazon unveils Kindle app for iPad

Cheaper electric car rides on battery manufacturing

Group formed to sell consumers on smart grid

Census time heightens privacy concerns

SanDisk ships 32GB memory card for phones

Wiesenthal study details online hate, terror groups

DemoSpring: Where start-ups sprout

CNET News Daily Podcast: Senators push biometric ID cards

2010-03-19 ::

Two U.S. senators met with President Obama on Thursday to push for a national ID card with biometric information such as a fingerprint, hand scan, or iris scan that all employers would be required to verify.

Also in today's podcast: Google could announce next week it's pulling out of China; the Large Hadron Collider gets back up to speed; Microsoft pulls the Bing iPhone app from overseas iTunes Stores.

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Today's stories:

Senators push Obama for biometric national ID card

Report: Google to leave China on April 10

LHC takes a step closer to full power

U.S. wind power growing fast but still lags

Microsoft pulls Bing iPhone app outside U.S.

Don't forget the 'public' in public transportation

CNET News Daily Podcast: New revelations in Google-Viacom battle

2010-03-18 ::

Viacom and Google are airing their dirty laundry in court documents unsealed Thursday, revealing some noteworthy behind-the-scenes information in the copyright battle. That, and other news of the day, including a Kindle app for Mac and a safe touchdown for ISS crew members.

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Today's stories:

Viacom, Google air dirty laundry in court docs

HTC fires back at Apple patent complaint

Apple director Jerry York, 71, dies

Amazon releases Kindle app beta for Mac

Microsoft nixes barrier to Windows 7's 'XP mode'

Soyuz capsule brings back space station fliers

Chip spending could reach double-digit growth this year

Report: USB mass storage coming to Xbox 360

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CNET News Daily Podcast (MP3)

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