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It's safe to say that at one point or another, the vast majority of us have believed what we were told by a particular company and purchased a product because of it. But have you ever purchased something only to find out later that one of the company's initial promises turned out to be untrue? reddit user Plazma10 has, and he's far from happy about it. Blu's Win JR LTE Smartphone Plazma10 is a citizen of the Great White North, and as all Canadians know, there's an unfortunate trade-off to our locale -- while there's great maple syrup around every corner, the selection of mobile phones and... Read more...
Professional system builders are usually obsessed with silence and cooling. Custom cooling solutions are some of the biggest differentiators in pre-built systems. And one of the chief selling points of aftermarket cooling gear for enthusiasts is noise output, usually listed in decibels. There are even companies, like "be quiet!" for example, that focus on noise output as a main selling point for entire line-ups of cases, power supplies, and heat sinks. CPUs and GPUs are typically what get the most attention when it comes to aftermarket cooling.  Stock coolers on GPUs usually do an adequate... Read more...
For the past few months, Microsoft has been loudly and insistently banging a drum. All support and service for Windows XP and Office 2003 shuts down on April 8 -- no more security updates, no more fixes. In early February, faced with a slight uptick in users on the decrepit operating system the month before, Microsoft hit on an idea:  Why not recruit tech-savvy friends and family to tell old holdouts to get off XP? The response to this earnest effort was a torrent of abuse from Windows 8 users who aren't exactly thrilled with the operating system. Microsoft has come under serious fire for... Read more...
Intel Upgrades Software Tools to Support Mac OS X Leopard SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 28, 2007 – Intel Corporation today announced an upgrade of its popular software tools suite for Mac OS X Leopard, the sixth major version of Apple's advanced operating system. The latest 10.1 version of the Intel C++ Compiler and Intel Fortran Compiler, as well as the Intel® Threading Building Blocks, Intel Math Kernel Libraries and Intel Performance Primitives, have been optimized for Apple's Leopard and Xcode 3.0 development environment launched last month. The combination of Intel's compilers, Leopard and Xcode... Read more...
And we thought Google promised we would never have to delete email again.  After all, every time you look at the Gmail Login screen storage is creeping up, right?  However, Google has decided to add paid storage upgrades for Picasa and Gmail users. For $20 per year, customers can use up to 6GB of storage, $75 for 25GB, $250 for 100GB and $500 for 250GB. At the moment, the new storage applies only to Gmail and Picasa, but Google says the capacity will soon be expanded to cover Docs & Spreadsheets and other Google Apps. $500 for 250GB of storage?  If I needed that much, I... Read more...
We just received word from Dell that they have just significantly increased security in their mobile products through BIOS-level hooks for Absolute Software's Computrace PC Tracking and Loss Control Service. Beyond the standard-level protection, these new BIOS-level hooks make defeating the program significantly more difficult. Fortunately for all new customers, these BIOS level hooks are a standard option on nearly all new mobile systems. Exisiting customers can also download a new BIOS complete with these additional features by going to Dell's support site. Those looking for more information... Read more...