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Windows 7 SP1 beta coming your way

Gavriella Schuster, part of the Windows Team has posted on his blog that there will be a new public beta of Windows 7 SP1 released next month. Schuster said: “SP1 will not contain any new features that are specific to Windows 7 itself[, but] will simply be the combination of …

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Chrome OS targets Windows – later this year

Google made a statement to inform the press that they are releasing their Chrome OS later this year. Google CEO Eric Schmidt has been outspoken about Windows operating systems and has even instructed his staff not to use it, citing security concerns. Apparently Chrome OS will be more secure than …

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Pacman gobbles up $120,483,800

Very few readers will have missed the recent Pacman ’30 year anniversary’ game on the Google home page, but we have been updated on usage stats. Over 4.8 million hours have been logged with the game which averages out at 36 seconds per person. Someone was very handy with a …

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RIAA in ‘haven’t a clue’ shocker – Newzbin 2 to open

KitGuru recently reported on the closure, then quick reopening of Bittorrent tracking site Pirates Bay. Another similar situation has happened this week after a long drawn out court case against popular newsgroup search provider Newzbin. After many months battling against the authorities Newzbin finally closed their doors, linking out to …

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Stop the Press: Mac users do game!

Last week I reviewed the Steam client for Apple computers and once it went live I immediately received a few emails from irritate PC users, with one even asking me why I was ‘catering to a non functional user base’. I think he meant non existent, rather than dead, but, …

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Red Dead Redemption – PS3 running at lower res?

Rumours via the grapevine have reached us that the massively anticipated Red Dead Redemption (from GTA makers Rockstar) on the Playstation 3 is actually running at a lower resolution than the Xbox 360 version. In a conversation this morning it appears that this initial claim was made on the Beyond …

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Pirates Bay saved by Swedish Pirate Party

Over the years many Bittorent sites have been shut – caused by pressure from the entertainment industry to any authorities who would listen. Pirates Bay is probably the most resilient of them all and it seems that whenever they get shut down, they just pop up again a short time …

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Microsoft release new Hotmail improvements

Microsoft are releasing new improvements to Hotmail web mail … trying to reduce interface confusion while making it easier to send pictures to people while incorporating a new system to deal with Office documents. This latest version of Hotmail means you can read and alter Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Onenote …

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FireFox 4 preview – best browser yet?

Mozilla are showcasing the next major version of their brilliant browser – CEO Mike Beltzner has webcast the plans for Firefox V4 and then he posted the presentation on his blog. Mike was keen to point out that these are just plans and that the end product could very well …

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Activision rake in $381 million profit – Q1

Top brass at Activision are going to be cracking out the champagne as their Q1 profit reports are higher than expected. Their profit was a staggering $381 million USD which is even more impressive when you consider that the current economic climate has other high profile companies actually reporting losses. …

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