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The Playstation 3 has launched in Japan, and now 80,000 gamers are happier than ever, right? Nope, that doesn't appear to be the case as a Kotaku reader is reporting. Some live coverage of the event reveals a few somewhat shocking aspects of the console's launch. Could people really be paying poor chinese folks money to stand... Read more...
Windows isn't exactly known as the most secure OS at the moment, which is why Microsoft has gone to great lengths to improve all aspects of security in Windows Vista. Microsoft has coded Vista in such a way that traditional viruses would have a tuff time of compromising multiple machines, thanks in part to the new ASLR (Address Space [Layout]... Read more...
WORLD OF WARCRAFT(R): THE BURNING CRUSADETM IN STORES JANUARY 16, 2007 Street date set for the expansion to Blizzard Entertainment(R)'s massively multiplayer online role-playing game as subscriber base reaches 7.5 million players worldwide IRVINE, Calif. - - November 9, 2006 - - Blizzard Entertainment(R) announced today that World of Warcraft(R):... Read more...
Looking to expand their presence on the airwaves, Google has been hiring folks for their radio sales department in an attempt to expand their advertising in offline media. There's also been some rumor of a possible Google buyout of Clear Channel, though Clear Channel has declined to comment on the issue. This all comes as Google plans... Read more...
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl has been one of the most anticipated games out there since its announcement years ago. Facing constant delays to the point where some didn't expect the game to ever be released, the game appears to still be on track for a release early next year. A major reason for the delay stems from fact that... Read more...
Microsoft has finished coding their next install of the Microsoft Office series. Office 2007 is ready for its "release to manufacturing", and hopes to have it ready for corporate users by November 30th. As Yahoo! News reports, Microsoft also hopes to release Windows Vista and 2007 Exchange on the same day to their business customers,... Read more...
You would think that Microsoft's online music download service would be fully compatible with their upcoming Zune music player, but unfortunately that doesn't seem to be the case. The Plays For Sure initiative was developed to ensure compatibility between various music downloading services, and music playing devices, and MSN Music... Read more...
The latest victim of the FTC's Spyware crackdown is the well known Zango software. Zango, formally known as 180solutions, has been charged with installing advertising software along with its free games without proper notification to users and will be fined to the tune of $3 million. We're sure most of you recognize the name as... Read more...
Those of you hoping save a few bucks by just upgrading Windows XP to Windows Vista Ultimate will be disappointed to hear that Microsoft will offer no such plan. The features and functionality set it apart from other versions of Windows Vista, as Microsoft explains, and it will be the only version of Windows Vista that does not offer an upgrade... Read more...
Today Microsoft has released the 11th incarnation of their Media Player software. Windows Media Player 11 is built for all versions of Windows XP SP2, and comes with a fresh new look, and features Microsoft and MTV's new music download service, Urge. Click here to download the 28MB installation file. "Windows Media Player 11 for Windows... Read more...
Claiming up to twice the performance of current standard CPU coolers, IBM has given us a glimpse of their latest cooling technology. The technology concerns the layer of thermally conductive paste between the chip and the heatsink. Taking inspiration from nature, IBM has developed a unique surface design with a series of branched channels... Read more...
If you're in the market for a new PC right now, but are looking forward to that Vista upgrade, you might be interested in Microsoft's Express Upgrade to Vista offer. From October 26 to March 15 of next year, you can receive a coupon from participating dealers, which will allow you to upgrade from XP to Vista once it's available.... Read more...
As the latest of the next-gen consoles are getting close to their release date, we should be starting to see pre-order details from various retailers. As Gamespot.com reports, Toys "R" Us has announced that they will be offering pre-orders for Nintendo's Wii starting this Sunday. Rumors are circulating that Playstation 3 pre-orders... Read more...
Some of you may have not even thought about it, but the internet is used by many blind folks each day. Special software that has been developed is able to verbalize what most of us are able to see on the screen. Target's site however, isn't able to work properly with the software, and as MSNBC reports, now... Read more...
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