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U.S. Says Pakistan Gave Technology to North Korea. U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that Pakistan was a major supplier of critical equipment for North Korea’s newly revealed nuclear weapons program. By David E. Sanger and James Dao. [New York Times: Politics]

Sony Releases Smallest VAIO Yet Ephidryn Writes Sony Corpora

Sony Releases Smallest VAIO Yet. ephidryn writes “Sony Corporation has released their new VAIO laptop in Japan. … [Slashdot]

Secure Linux Desktop Begins Shipping To UK Police Force Could A

Secure Linux desktop begins shipping to UK police force. Could amount to 60,000 machines, and there’s more where that came from [The Register]

Microsoft Panasonic Sort Med

Microsoft, Panasonic sort media mess. The two hatch a technology designed to eliminate the difference in how PCs and consumer-electronics devices display digital files stored on a compact disc. [CNET News.com]

PC Market Stops Declining Fo

PC market stops declining, for now. update Worldwide shipments grow year over year in the third quarter, the first increase after five straight quarters of declines. New leader Dell is happy, but… [CNET News.com]