Submitted by: KnightMare @ 03:54 PM | Tuesday, March 31, 2009 | (url: http://www.smashi...)
Eagle Eyess most exciting (and highly anticipated by developers) feature is its wide support of Mozilla-based add-ons. Though IE 8.1 duly notes that not all plugins will work perfectly, we have tested four popular Firefox plugins (Firebug, Web Developer, Tab Mix Plus, and No-Script) and they worked flawlessly (some of the developers even claim that in terms of performance they work much better under IE 8.1 versus Firefox 3).
Our test with IE 8.1 shows that it performs very well against the Acid3 Test, a test that checks how well a web browser follows web standards. Simply put - in relative terms to other modern web standards browsers such as Firefox 3 and Safari IE 8.1 kicks major butt in the Acid3 Test scoring 71 out of 100, passing with flying colors.
Submitted by: KnightMare @ 10:37 AM | Tuesday, March 31, 2009 | (url: http://www.pcmag....)
Sony said Tuesday that it plans to cut the price of its last-generation PlayStation 2 to $99.99 on April 1, allowing a greater number of consumers to play PlayStation games.
Some sort of Sony announcement had been expected for several days, although the news may underwhelm gamers, most if not all already own a PlayStation 2. The move was announced by Sony's John Koller, director of hardware marketing, on a company blog.
By cutting the price, Sony apparently wants to take advantage of a principle called elasticity of demand, which says that unit sales increase as the price decreases. However, Sony has already sold over 50 million PlayStation 2s in the United States alone. The PlayStation 2 is also nearly a decade old, having launched in Oct. 2000 in the United States.
Submitted by: KnightMare @ 02:31 PM | Monday, March 30, 2009 | (url: http://www.pcmag....)
If you have enabled Blu-ray access on your account, the new charges will be reflected on your next bill on or after April 27. Members will also receive an e-mail about the changes. Don't want the extra charges? Just disable Blu-ray access under the "Your Account" section before April 27.
What type of charges can you expect? Subscribers who receive one disc at a time, with an unlimited number of rentals per month, will continue to pay an extra $1 per month, for a total of $10.99 per month.
Subscribers with three discs at a time, with unlimited access, with incur $4 per month in charges for a total of $20.99 per month. Have eight DVDs at a time? Get ready to pay $9 more per month - from $47.99 to $56.99.
Submitted by: KnightMare @ 10:34 AM | Friday, March 20, 2009 | (url: http://blogs.zdne...)
Charlie Miller has done it again. For the second consecutive year, the security researcher hacked into a fully patched MacBook computer by exploiting a security vulnerability in Apples Safari browser.
It took a couple of seconds. They clicked on the link and I took control of the machine, Miller said moments after his accomplishment.
The contest kicked off at exactly 3:15 PM and, within seconds, Miller launched his drive-by attack and claimed the $10,000 top prize. He also got to keep the MacBook machine.
Submitted by: BugsPray @ 01:05 PM | Tuesday, March 17, 2009 | (url: http://kotaku.com...)
"When browser-based gaming destination first announced GarageGames' Fallen Empires: Legions, people immediately started calling it a browser-based Tribes. InstantAction would rather we call it the spiritual successor, especially now that they've got an official web-based version of Tribes on the way. The new web-based version of Tribes will feature enhanced graphics, thanks to InstantAction's powerful browser-based gaming tools, along with better modding options.
Visitors to the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco next week will be able to get their hands on a playable version of Tribes, while learning how InstantAction managed to deliver an updated version of the game in web browser format.
(Screenshots in article)"
Submitted by: KnightMare @ 09:54 AM | Tuesday, March 17, 2009 | (url: http://www.smh.co...)
The Australian communications regulator says it will fine people who hyperlink to sites on its blacklist, which has been further expanded to include several pages on the anonymous whistleblower site Wikileaks.
Wikileaks was added to the blacklist for publishing a leaked document containing Denmark's list of banned websites.
The move by the Australian Communications and Media Authority comes after it threatened the host of online broadband discussion forum Whirlpool last week with a $11,000-a-day fine over a link published in its forum to another page blacklisted by ACMA - an anti-abortion website.
"The first rule of censorship is that you cannot talk about censorship," Wikileaks said on its website in response to the ACMA ban.
Submitted by: Shadow(of)Death @ 09:56 PM | Sunday, March 15, 2009 | (url: http://www.twars....)
For those who don't check tribes talk, Arcanox recently released two new videos.
Ok, sorry for the delay. There was a bit of back and forth getting these video files captured. Unfortunately the fellow who did these for me forgot to max the quality settings for the game, and there's some differences when some of the visual elements are scaled back.
Nothing very fancy, but at least I have an encoding format worked out that'll deliver better quality videos in the future:
Submitted by: KnightMare @ 08:13 AM | Friday, March 13, 2009 | (url: http://www.neowin...)
Taipei Times reports Microsoft Taiwan has announced during a press meet that Internet Explorer 8 will be released on March 20 in the local Taiwanese version. It was earlier predicted that Microsoft will RTM IE 8 in the week of March 16. Now we can expect the release of Internet Explorer 8 alongside MIX09 on March 19.
The Internet Explorer 8 sessions are now live on the MIX website which also includes the keynote address by Dean Hachamovitch, General Manager of Internet Explorer team at Microsoft.
As the Taiwanese version is getting released on March 20, we could expect Internet Explorer 8 (English version) being released in MIX09.
For now, the version information of IE 8 in the About screen does not reflect Release Candidate 1 in the recent Windows 7 builds 7048 and 7057
Submitted by: GokouZWAR @ 04:00 PM | Monday, March 9, 2009 | (url: http://www.gtwar.net)
Itching to play GTW but can't find a time when players are on? Look no further! Current GTW version is 1.6.56 hosted 24/7 on our MaxOGC Server "MaxOGC - Great Tribal War"
GTW pickup Times:
Saturdays: 7pm EDT - 11PM EDT
Tuesdays: 7PM EDT - 11PM EDT
All games are played on the "MaxOGC - Great Tribal War" server at 18.104.22.168:27007
If you are unpatched for TribesNext you may not see it on your server lists, be sure you get the TribesNext patch at the TribesNext Downloads Website. If you are having problems with GTW go to our website and register on the forums for technical support.
We're looking for help too!
-GTW Founder / Project Leader
Submitted by: Jinzo @ 03:23 AM | Monday, March 9, 2009 | (url: http://www.foxnew...)
It appears that you can disable IE in windows now to combat the EU's anti trust againist Microsoft.
Submitted by: KnightMare @ 01:37 PM | Friday, March 6, 2009 | (url: http://news.cnet....)
Firefox had 115 reported flaws in 2008, nearly four times as many as every other popular browser, and nearly twice as many as Microsoft and Apple combined.
However, the report found that Mozilla was quicker to patch Firefox's flaws that were disclosed publicly without vendor notification compared with Microsoft. These "zero day" vulnerability disclosures contain information that can be used by attackers to write exploits for the flaw.
Microsoft took 110 days to issue patches for the two most serious flaws, while it took Mozilla an average of 43 days to address its three flaws, Secunia reported. One of the IE vulnerabilities remained open for 294 days in 2008, according to the report.
Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 04:39 AM | Tuesday, March 3, 2009 | (url: http://www.gamasu...)
Mod DB has announced the winners of their 7th Annual Mod of the Year Awards, which celebrate the most creatively remastered video games and game modifications.
The big prize this year goes to the creators of Project Reality, a mod for EA's Battlefield 2 game that strives to deliver the most realistic combat environment possible. The team has tweaked the game's physics, visual effects, and overall play style while adding new factions to the game. Project Reality took second place for Mod of the Year in 2006 and 2007, so this year they finally get their chance to shine.
Link: Project Reality
Submitted by: GokouZWAR @ 09:00 AM | Sunday, March 1, 2009 | (url: http://www.gtwar.net)
For those of you who played Tribes 2 WAAAAY back in the day, Great Tribal War mod is back as well and entirely revamped from the previous version we had back in 2003-04. Come check out the new and improved GTW at www.gtwar.net and check out the changes. Even if you don't own a copy of Tribes 2, keep in mind it's now Free to download and play! Be sure you're patched for use on the TribesNext master servers!
See our new YouTube videos:
(Aerial Combat Gameplay video) and (Havoc Vehicle Transport) videos!
Submitted by: KnightMare @ 05:00 PM | Wednesday, February 25, 2009 | (url: http://www.pcmag....)
Microsoft on Wednesday released Service Pack 2 Release Candidate (RC) for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.
"Starting today, the RC of SP2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 will be available to TechNet and MSDN subscribers to test prior to final release," Brandon LeBlanc, a Windows communication manager, wrote in a blog post. "In the very near future, we will be making the RC broadly available for anyone to download and test. You can expect another blog post from me when that happens."
The final SP2 is expected to be released in the second quarter of 2009, he said.
"In addition to all previously released updates, SP2 will contain changes focused on supporting new types of hardware and adding support for several emerging standards,"
Submitted by: CooLGuY @ 08:29 PM | Monday, February 23, 2009 | (url: http://www.teamfo...)
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