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Ubuntu to replace Firefox with Chrome

Firefox has long been the browser of choice for Ubuntu, but Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth told Network World that he is a big fan of Google’s Chrome. The interesting news is that Canonical may replace Firefox with Chrome as the default browser in the operating system. The indication was that …

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Game analyst claims Wii U is ‘two years too late’

Nintendo are banking much of their future revenue on the Wii U launch. Analysts however are already saying that the release of the Wii U is not going to have the impact that Nintendo might expect. Michael Pachter, a highly respected Gaming financial analyst says that the chances of the …

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Senate site is hacked by Lulzsec

Lulzsec, a well known hacking group managed to break into the Senate website at the weekend. US officials have ordered a security review into the incident to ensure it doesn’t happen again. Lulzsec are a high profile group of hackers who have previously targeted Nintendo, Sony and Fox News. An …

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Assassins Creed Revelations – hottest game this year?

Assassins Creed Revelations has been getting a lot of attention after the amazing gameplay demo at E3 this week. Fans of the stealth games look to be getting worked up on the latest exploits of Ezio, the double jointed Assassin. For Ubisoft, there is no better source of income than …

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Skype facing ongoing problems

Skype have been dealing with multiple issues lately and they are down, again. Two weeks after initial problems users are reporting more log in problems from the VOIP service. Skype have acknowledged the problems on their Twitter page saying “A small number of you may have problems signing in to …

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Will Nintendo stop developing for the Wii ?

Nintendo are putting all their efforts into the new Wii U and The Nintendo 3DS. At the recent press conference they held the Wii was not even a point of focus at all. Is the Wii finally at the end of its cycle? Gamepro have an interesting article up on …

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Playstation Vita announced, with apology

Sony have showcased their new handheld console at the E3 games show in Los Angeles. Jack Tretton, the boss of the US gaming division for the company also used the event to issue an apology for the attacks on the PlayStation Network. Mr Tretton spoke at the Los Angeles event …

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Nintendo to showcase new game console

E3 visitors will have a treat on hand this year. The Los Angeles event will be the launching ground for Nintendo’s new upcoming game console. Nintendo said this week that they are going to showcase the Wii replacement at E3. They have not yet given a name for the new …

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FBI partner site hacked

In the latest in a long line of recent hacks, an Atlanta based FBI partner site has been compromised with 180 passwords stolen and leaked on the Internet. The logins belonged to InfraGard, a public/private partnership which was dedicated to sharing information about threats to the US physical and Internet …

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Windows 8 will not require hardware upgrades

Windows 8 is getting a lot of hype this week, and Kitguru has been onhand with several articles detailing the upcoming flagship product from Microsoft. The news that everyone asks ‘will I need a new computer to run it?’, has been answered by Microsoft. The answer? no, you will be …

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Windows 8 preview video

Microsoft Windows 8 is the hot topic of conversation right now. Many people are hoping it isn’t a repeat of Windows Vista, and more in line with Windows 7 (although I am probably one of the few journalists who liked vista). Microsoft showcased a few aspects of the new “Windows …

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Apple security patch bypassed same day with new trojan

Apple released a new security patch yesterday to stop the dreaded MacDefender malware that has caused a plethora of issues for Macintosh owners. Only a short while later however a new version was released which bypasses Apple’s security patch. The trojan is incorporated within a pkg file called mdinstall – …

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CD Projekt patch The Witcher 2 and remove DRM

All PC enthusiast gamers loathe DRM which is being supplied now with more and more games. The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings has just received its first official patch and as well as bug fixes, developer CD Projekt have removed the DRM from the title. Gamers will be rejoicing. DRM …

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More info released about Modern Warfare 3

This week there has been a lot of information released from various publications on the upcoming hot first person shooter: Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3. GameHunters had some time to get a hands on with the Spec Ops Survival mode. MW3 gets a new progressive ranking system, online matchmaking …

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BioShock Infinite artwork released

Bioshock has been a very popular game series, selling millions of copies across both the console and PC platforms. The upcoming title Bioshock Infinite isn’t due for release yet for some time, but Irrational are building some interest by releasing some information and imagery. Some interesting information is already published …

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Opera Mini 6 released for Apple products

Many Apple owners will be rejoicing to hear that Opera Mini 6 for the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad was released earlier this week. This comes some time after the BlackBerry and Android versions of the software were released in March. Phillip Gronvold, a product marketing manager at Opera said …

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Microsoft actively replacing hosed 360’s

Last week, we reported on problems faced by Microsoft with the latest Xbox 360 console firmware flash. Microsoft have acknowledged the problem and have said that the issue isn’t related to specific older versions or newer versions of the console and they have started a replacement program for those which …

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