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War Simulation: The Sims Take on Al Qaeda-->

Borrowing from the popular computer game, a new breed of war games might simulate the unpredictable methods of terrorists.
Inside a concrete-and-glass laboratory at the Naval Postgraduate School, a computer simulation of Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda terrorist network is beginning to take shape.
Scientists are preparing to conjure deserts, urban landscapes, communications networks, weapon systems, immigration patterns and an army of terrorists cunning enough to design plots of mass destruction.

Intelliseek and PlanetFeedback join forces

Intelliseek and have joined forces to provide intelligence and feedback tools to help businesses strengthen consumer relations and deepen corporate intelligence. The merger combines Intelliseek's expertise in business intelligence and enterprise search technology and PlanetFeedback's prowess at creating easy-to-use tools for consumer-to-company communication and interaction on the Internet.
All of Intelliseek's other properties will continue to exist, including ESS™(Enterprise Search Server), BullsEye®, ProFusion™ and™

Aibo: beware of the dog

Complaints from Sony have led to the removal from the web of unauthorised computer programs that teach the Aibo robot dog to perform new tricks. However, the move has upset many Aibo enthusiasts.
The company says these programs used proprietary Sony Aibo code that was acquired by breaking the encryption protecting this software.
The author of these programs was warned to remove them, along with information about the Aibo software protection system, from the web site

Limewire: new update

Limewire, the file-sharing software based on the Gnutella protocol, has been updated. Easier to use, the 1.8 version has got lots of new features like a built-in MP3 player and the possibility to chat on-line with other users.

AIBO: another new dog

Entertainment Robot America (ERA), a division of Sony Electronics Inc., has developed a new robot dog. This new AIBO [ERS-220] model is visually differentiated from its predecessors by its aggressive, more futuristic look.
The new AIBO will include several innovative software-enabled features, such as a 75-word vocabulary and advanced photo-taking options including Surveillance Mode (AIBO Explorer only).
The Dog will be available in late November for US$1500.

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