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Industry News for 6 February 2006

Source: CodeProject     Posted by Chris Maunder    Sunday, February 5, 2006 6:00pm    
Industry News for 6 February 2006

5 careers: Big demand, big pay

.NET developers are in the driver seat when it comes to salaries. (Read More)

Google, tech companies back coalition

Forget about the fight against spyware. Technology giants Google Inc., Lenovo Group Ltd. and Sun Microsystems Inc. are funding a nonprofit effort to combat "badware," a new term for all of the nasty spyware and viruses that users never want installed on their computers. (Read More)

Geek chic goes from mainstream to 'mystream'

Technology is now seen as a means of personal expression. What you use may become as important as what you wear. (Read More)

It's now official - Xena is larger than Pluto

"They" still haven't decided if it's a planet, though... (Read More)

Study: Playing Certain Games Reduce Pain:

A recent study at the Wheeling Jesuit University has shown that playing sports and fighting games can actually distract people from feeling pain. They also showed that sports games actually produce more anger than fighting games, somewhat contrary to what people think of games like DoA or Soulcalibur. So, the next time someone complains about you playing a game, just tell them, "It's because of the pain." (Read More)

Developer News

Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Applications (VSTA) CTP released

The software formerly known as VBA, now all grown up. (Anyone else think there will be confusion between VSTA and Windows Vista? (Read More)

Mobile and Embedded DevCon 2006

Get your devices on. (Las Vegas - May 8-11) (Read More)

RC jet hits 280 mph

Add a few missiles or a machine gun, and you could dominate the local pigeon population. (Read More)

Code Project Discussions - Have your say!

Superstitious software?

Corel recently released the latest version of CorelDraw and the WordPerfect suite. Rather than name them version 13, they chose X3. An attempt to milk the magic of the letter 'X', or worried about sales of an unlucky version? (Discuss Here)

Why did Microsoft Even bother making VB.Net

Join in this heated discussion. (Discuss Here)

A gated Internet

Verizon, SBC and other ISPs have begun to discuss the idea of charging customers to improve their network performance. In related news, Tony Soprano gets into the ISP business. (Discuss Here)

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