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• Microsoft Vista Home Networking Setup and Options
The most daunting part of upgrading to Windows Vista may be trying to figure out where in the layers of menus the networking and file-sharing options are hidden.

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It may not be something you do everyday, but having the supplies and know-how to whip up a network cable on the spot can be very handy.

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If you have a home network, you'll welcome the easy file sharing, remote access and the image-based backup features of Windows Home Server.

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Comcast Pushes Ahead on Broadband Throttling
After being rebuked by the FCC over its management of users' Internet access, the cable ISP giant is making it clear it will go forward with its plan. — 08/29/08

Password Stealing Worm Catches NASA Napping
Houston, we have a virus. — 08/28/08

Microsoft's IE8 Beta Sports New UI Features
This release emphasizes the user experience, with new UI features, improved security and changes to the address bar and search function. — 08/28/08

FCC Concedes to Testing on Free Internet Plan
Amid pressure from T-Mobile and other carriers, commission agrees to conduct interference testing ahead of new spectrum auction. — 08/27/08

Airports Back to Usual After Computer Glitch
Glitch delayed hundreds of flights yesterday. — 08/27/08

Politics a-Go-Go on the Web
In the first presidential election of the Web 2.0 era, social media and a glut of online content have drawn a blueprint for a different kind of election. — 08/27/08

Scrabulous: The Bitter End?
Facebook extends takedown of popular Scrabble clone amid ongoing legal dispute. — 08/26/08

iPhone Users Just Want to Have Fun
Yes, it's a mobile Web productivity tool, but the most popular apps for the iPhone are mostly games and entertainment. — 08/26/08

Microsoft, Adobe Wage Own Olympic-Scale Fight
The games in Beijing may be over, but two of the Web's biggest adversaries are squaring off in a new arena. — 08/25/08

Cell Roaming Rule Switch on Hold
The FCC's head is still mulling rules about that let small wireless phone carriers to 'roam' on the networks of larger rivals. — 08/25/08

Fake FedEx E-mails Flood the Web
Spammers rev up to unprecedented volumes. — 08/22/08

Comcast Testing New Network Management
Cable giant says new system would slow heaviest users, regardless of the applications they're running; still evaluating FCC order. — 08/22/08

Next Up, Intel Inside Your TV
The new system on a chip is meant for interactive TV, without the browser. — 08/21/08

New Motorola Phones Target Music, 3G Net Users
Effort comes as the wireless giant looks to regain market share with a follow-up to big sellers of the past. — 08/20/08

eBay Revamps Fees as Amazon Muscles In
The auction leader is making moves in response to waning interest in online bidding and continued strength from rivals' traditional e-commerce models. — 08/20/08

Apple Updates iPhone as 3G Concerns Linger
The iPhone maker releases a software update to address some issues, although questions remain. — 08/19/08

India Regulator Wants VoIP Support on Phones
Sees Internet telephony driving greater competition with traditional telecoms. — 08/18/08

Search Engine Still 'Cuil' After Rough Launch?
Ambitious search venture founded by ex-Googlers says it's worked out the kinks and will be in it for the long haul. — 08/15/08

USB 3.0 One Step Closer to Reality
Intel releases a near-final spec that all USB vendors can use to make products that can run 10 times faster than USB 2.0. — 08/14/08

Security Flap Slams Wells Fargo Over Data Breach
Bank loan-approval staff under a microscope after about 5,000 consumer names stolen. — 08/14/08

iPhone Could Be Music to Best Buy's Ears
Apple aims to broaden its distribution channels, while the U.S. retailer becomes the first outside Apple and AT&T to carry the ultrahot device. — 08/13/08

Liberty Media Wants In on AOL Dial-Up Deal
Malone wants to take over the ISP portion of Time Warner's AOL unit, which the media giant has pledged to spin off. — 08/12/08

Did Dan Kaminsky Save the Internet?
The DNS flaw is one of the most-discussed vulnerabilities in the history of computing. Is the man who discovered it to be praised as a savior or despised as a fear-monger and self-promoter? — 08/11/08

Wi-Fi on the Fly: Who Really Cares?
Delta is latest to promise wireless in flight, but do users really want it? — 08/08/08

5 Factors Driving Mobile Device Growth
Enterprises may want better connectivity and robust applications, but those needs aren't spurring handset changes, Gartner says. — 08/08/08

How to Prevent a Coffee Shop Wi-Fi Attack
Logging on using your mobile device allows hackers to steal your password unless you take basic precautions. — 08/07/08

5 Factors Driving Mobile Device Growth
Enterprises may want better connectivity and robust applications, but those needs aren't spurring handset changes, Gartner says. — 08/07/08

LiMo Open to Working With Google on Mobile
Panel debates the Linux factor, openness and where mobile operating systems are headed. — 08/06/08

Will Design Flaws Flunk Firefox?
Security researcher takes aim at Mozilla's browser with a JavaScript-exploit framework. — 08/06/08

Dell's Trademark for 'Cloud Computing' Raises Ire
The company says it doesn't plan to put the squeeze on others, but the Slashdot natives are restless. — 08/05/08

Juniper Catches Up on Access Control Promises
Will the latest release of network access control framework live up to the hype? — 08/05/08

Meraki Masters Mini Muni
Meraki's "Free the Net" project is going strong, as is the San Francisco-based start-up's international "mini muni" business. — 08/04/08

Wireless Devices May Be Future P2P Battleground
While AT&T doesn't use tools to block wireless users from file sharing, it's clearly not condoning it. — 08/04/08

FCC: Traffic Throttling Not 'Comcastic'
Landmark ruling marks first government action on Net neutrality front. — 08/01/08

U.S. Agents Can Seize Travelers' Notebook PCs
New Department of Homeland Security policies clear federal agents to hold travelers' laptops without suspicion of wrongdoing, according to a report. — 08/01/08


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