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Stop Using Internet Explorer

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 11:19 AM | Tuesday, December 16, 2008 | (url:

Users of Microsoft's Internet Explorer are being urged by experts to switch to a rival until a serious security flaw has been fixed.

The flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer could allow criminals to take control of people's computers and steal their passwords, internet experts say. Microsoft urged people to be vigilant while it investigated and prepared an emergency patch to resolve it.

Microsoft says it has detected attacks against IE 7.0 but said the "underlying vulnerability" was present in all versions of the browser. Other browsers, such as Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Safari, are not vulnerable to the flaw Microsoft has identified.

Gigabyte GA-EX58-EXTREME Core i7 Motherboard

Submitted by: Das Capitolin @ 10:32 AM | Tuesday, December 16, 2008 | (url: http://benchmarkr...)

The GA-EX58-EXTREME is the latest high performance X58-Express Series motherboard from GIGABYTE, designed from the ground up to unleash the awesome power of Intel's new Core i7 processors. Equipped with a host of new features including the new QPI interface, 3-channel DDR3 support, 3-Way SLI and CrossFireX support, Ultra Durable 3 technology and the industry's most extensive range of overclocking features, the EX58-EXTREME is bringing excitement back into the high performance motherboard industry. In this article, Benchmark Reviews compares the EX58-EXTREME to Intel's DX58SO Smackover and last-generations X48T-DQ6 motherboards.

Google, Microsoft & Others Abandon Network Neutrality.

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 09:34 AM | Monday, December 15, 2008 | (url: http://online.wsj...)

Google Inc. has approached major cable and phone companies that carry Internet traffic with a proposal to create a fast lane for its own content, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Google has traditionally been one of the loudest advocates of equal network access for all content providers.

At risk is a principle known as network neutrality: Cable and phone companies that operate the data pipelines are supposed to treat all traffic the same -- nobody is supposed to jump the line.

Separately, Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc. have withdrawn quietly from a coalition formed two years ago to protect network neutrality. Each company has forged partnerships with the phone and cable companies.

Guy tracks down his stolen 360 with still connected controller

Submitted by: Beren @ 03:42 PM | Sunday, December 14, 2008 | (url: http://www.kotaku...)

Now I had noticed my controller still worked if I was in the bath etc.. but this is certainly kicking it up a notch to be able to track down the 360 once its stolen by seeing when it is within range. Shame they had already formatted the guys HDD though.

Category: Console Gaming | 10 Comments
Tags: 360

Tribalwar December Stats Update

Submitted by: Beren @ 10:51 PM | Saturday, December 13, 2008 | (url: http://www.tribal...)

That time of the year again. Winner for biggest whore this time goes to TseTse.

Category: Forums | 2 Comments
Tags: stats

Canadian Man Builds Himself Robot Girlfriend

Submitted by: Fox k @ 11:32 AM | Friday, December 12, 2008 | (url: http://www.foxnew...)

A Canadian man, apparently unable to find the perfect woman, has done the next best thing he's built himself one.

Le Trung, a 33-year-old software engineer who lives with his parents in Brampton, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto, says he's spent about $20,000 so far on Aiko, a 5-foot-tall female android with clear skin, a slim if shapely figure and a wonderful disposition.,2933,465844,00.html

Google's Chrome out of Beta

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 04:23 PM | Thursday, December 11, 2008 | (url: http://googleblog...)

Since we first released Google Chrome, the development team has been hard at work improving the stability and overall performance of the browser. In just 100 days, we have reached more than 10 million active users around the world (on all seven continents, no less) and released 14 updates to the product. We're excited to announce that with today's fifteenth release we are taking off the "beta" label!

still looks feels like beta to me

Category: Software | 4 Comments
Tags: chrome google

Sony launches PlayStation 'Home' Virtual Community

Submitted by: DVADER @ 10:04 AM | Thursday, December 11, 2008 | (url: http://money.cnn....)

Sony Corp.'s much delayed virtual community for owners of its PlayStation 3 game console will start worldwide Thursday, but it's unlikely to attract many newcomers to the machine, company officials said.

The free-of-charge PlayStation Home service is mainly meant to make gaming more fun for people who already own the PS3, they said.

Junji "JB" Shoda, a Sony Computer Entertainment Japan vice president, who oversees Home, said Wednesday the service isn't meant to rival virtual worlds like Linden Lab's "Second Life," which can be played on personal computers and has drawn millions of people.

Category: Console Gaming | 1 Comments
Tags: ps3 sony

Fusion-io's ioDrive

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 06:42 AM | Thursday, December 11, 2008 | (url: http://www.tweakt...)

Once you calculate the low power consumption with the small size, it is easy to see how advanced the Fusion-io really is. Even if the ioDrive performed at the same level as the traditional platter drives, it would still be a remarkable product. The thing is that the ioDrive does not perform at the same level of the fastest platter drives; it outperforms them by a very large margin. When it comes to actual server load performance the benchmark numbers are crystal clear. The ioDrive is the fastest drive we have tested, faster than the best solid state SATA II drive and faster than the best enterprise 15,000 RPM drive in an 8 drive RAID configuration.

InstantAction is now free

Submitted by: Hurricane Harold @ 05:26 PM | Wednesday, December 10, 2008 | (url: http://blog.insta...)

"Rokkitball, Galcon and all the maps on MBO, ThinkTanks, and ZAP have now been unlocked for unlimited free plays.

Now, for those early adopters who purchased ActionPasses. Fear not, we want to reward you for your dedication. Since you purchased some of this content you will soon have access to 3 unreleased private betas! Ace of Aces (aerial dogfighting), Lore: Aftermath (big time mech action), and BLUR (arcade racing). You may also be eligible for a refund if you purchased any ActionPass or a Map Pack, refund dates are between now and June 1st 2009."

Left 4 Dead Xbox 360 Hacked

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 03:53 PM | Tuesday, December 9, 2008 | (url: http://www.youtub...)

Well this sucks. It seems that a group of modders have found a way to use the Left 4 Dead mod tool pack to hack the game. With the tool pack, modders simply changed what they wanted using a data transfer cable and they were all set. Kinda ruins it for people playing on Xbox Live.

Ghostbusters The Video Game Trailer

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 02:26 PM | Tuesday, December 9, 2008 | (url:

Ghostbusters The Video Game Trailer

Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 now available for download

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 09:41 AM | Tuesday, December 9, 2008 | (url: https://developer...)

Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 is a public preview release intended for developer testing and community feedback. It includes many new features as well as improvements to performance, web compatibility, and speed. We recommend that you read the release notes and known issues before installing this beta.

Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 is now available for download. This milestone is focused on testing the core functionality provided by many new features and changes to the platform scheduled for Firefox 3.1.

Category: Software | 1 Comments
Tags: firefox mozilla

Palit Revolution 700 Radeon HD 4870 X2 Video Card

Submitted by: Das Capitolin @ 11:30 AM | Monday, December 8, 2008 | (url: http://benchmarkr...)

Palit is not known for launching cutting-edge products ahead of the competition, as they can be described as the tortoise in a race against the hare. What Palit does do well is deliver a refined (read: not rushed) product to store shelves. The Palit Revolution 700 Deluxe is one such example, which offers the Radeon HD 4870 X2 with 2048 MB of GDDR5 video frame buffer and is cooled by a proprietary triple-slot thermal solution. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the AE5487XSF0545-PM9348 SKU against many of the latest high-performance graphics products available to the retail market.

ASUS P6T Deluxe OC Palm Edition X58 Motherboard

Submitted by: Das Capitolin @ 11:14 AM | Monday, December 8, 2008 | (url: http://benchmarkr...)

After a very extensive testing phase, Benchmark Reviews will present its findings with regard to the ASUS P6T Deluxe X58 motherboard. Before getting into the meat of our review there are a few facts about the versions of this board that we'd like to share. The ASUS P6T Deluxe motherboard actually comes in two editions: 1) The P6T Deluxe edition which includes the motherboard and a bevy of accessories; and 2) The P6T Deluxe OC Palm edition which includes all of the items from the Deluxe edition plus the OC Palm device. This review will encompass not only the performance and features of the P6T Deluxe, but also those that the OC Palm monitoring interface brings to the table.