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Time to upgrade? Windows XP flaw under attack

Microsoft are admitting a huge issue right now with Windows XP – there have been over 10,000 attacks made to the operating system, due to a critical security flaw. “At first, we only saw legitimate researchers testing innocuous proof-of-concepts. Then, early on June 15th, the first real public exploits emerged,” …

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Porn makers to ditch flash – HTML5 is sexier

It looks like Steve Jobs has an unlikely ally in his battle against Adobe Flash because according to an article written by Wolfgang Gruener it looks like the porn industry will abandon flash as soon as desktop browsers fully support HTML 5. Leading adult film studio Digital Playground has announced …

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Seven copies of Windows 7 sold every second

It seems like Microsoft can finally put the ‘Vista disaster’ to bed as reports have came in that they have sold over 150 million copies of Windows 7. This means it is the fastest selling operating system in computer history. When this is translated it means that seven copies of …

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Bing v Google – the war ramps up

Microsoft are ramping up their attack on Google to try and persuade people that their search engine is a strong and viable alternative. Yesterday they released a wealth of new features which aim to turn Bing into more than just a simple search engine. Bing has been enhanced to offer …

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Brian May confirms Guitar Hero Queen

Well it was a long time coming but it appears that Queen guitarist Brian May has confirmed an upcoming release of Guitar Hero Queen. The legendary, multi faceted musician has been one of the world’s leading rock guitarists for many decades and it is good to see a British band …

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ATI to fix VLC player hardware support

We carried a story earlier today regarding video acceleration for VLC Player 1.1 and the fact that it is currently only supported with nVidia drivers. Videolan the developers of VLC player stated ““it is quite sad to be forced to recommend NVIDIA GPU, until ATI fixes their drivers on Windows, …

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Opera 10.6b1 – stable and nippier

It seems everyone right now is in a browser ‘update’ mode, with Safari 5, Chrome 5 beta, 64bit Firefox beta and even demos of Internet Explorer 9 hitting the public domain. Opera 10.60 beta has been recently released which offers a slew of improvements when compared to the current 10.53 …

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Catalyst 10.6 arrives and it’s free. Apparently.

KitGuru earlier today unveiled a world exclusive first look at the HD quality differences between the leading platforms. However, getting the highest scores needs the latest WHQL drivers. And they’re here. Everyone produces new drivers all the time. Drivers from nVidia are updated at least 12 times a year. You …

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Microsoft showcase ‘Kinect’ – motion gaming

Microsoft on Sunday gave press a sneak peak at a range of hot new titles to be released in the future. They also dubbed their own motion sensing  system “Kinect” – which people previously knew as “Project Natal”. In a performance constructed by Cirque du Soleil Microsoft staged ‘enactments’ of …

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Free edition of 3dmark 11 will be available

Futuremark have been creating leading PC benchmarks for many years and with the imminent release of 3dmark 11, news has just reached us that there will be a free edition available with unlimited runs. Thanks to sponsorship from MSI – Futuremark can offer a free version of the benchmark with …

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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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