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Mozilla is set to become the latest company to add an optional "privacy browsing" feature its web browser. The company said that it would be including a privacy mode in the upcoming version of the Firefox browser. Nicknamed "porn mode" the feature prevents the browser from downloading cookies or writing to the browser's cache or web history. The privacy mode option is already available in ...read more
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Hewlett Packard CEO Mark Hurd decided that HP's future was in the more lucrative world of corporate service contracts when they purchased Electronic Data Systems in May of this year. That move placed them in direct competition with IBM, who also started with personal computers before specializing in corporate service contracts. In order to fully integrate EDS, HP has decided that 24,600 people ...read more
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Continuing the recent trend of leaks, a new video showcasing the revised Xbox 360 dashboard and its game installation functionality has appeared on the internet. In addition to game installs and Netflix streaming support, the new dashboard will pack customizable Avatars and the original blade interface when it arrives this fall.
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For the first time in the Guitar Hero franchise, last year's Legends of Rock allowed gamers to play as (or against) likenesses of real-life axe-men. Unfortunately, the lineup of legends was rather slim, consisting of former Guns N' Roses member Slash, ex-Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, and the devil. For this year's Guitar Hero World Tour, Activision is expanding the ...read more
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Although it's not the usual time for financial reports, Nintendo announced over the weekend that it is upgrading its profit forecast on the back of massive predicted Wii sales. The Kyoto firm said that the Wii is likely to sell 42 per cent more in fiscal 2008, which ends on 1 April 2009, than it did the previous year. That amounts to a staggering 26.5 million more consoles. Part of the ...read more
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Cleveland police have charged Alan Ellis, the former administrator of the defunct BitTorrent tracker site OiNK.cd, with conspiracy to defraud the record industry. Ellis, a 25-year-old IT worker, will face magistrates at a committal hearing on 24 September, a police spokeswoman said today. Five individuals who were arrested in June for uploading music torrents to OiNK will also appear to answer ...read more
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At this gathering of technology’s greatest minds at IBC, Opera Software unveils its Opera Devices SDK 9.6. Opera’s previous Software Development Kit (SDK) set the bar high for version 9.6, in terms of performance improvements and its new user interface visual effects. However, the Opera Devices SDK 9.6 takes a leap forward with several new and improved features, as well as its ...read more
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The Microsoft Explorer Mouse and Explorer Mini Mouse were announced today and feature a unique technology that is making its debut in these devices. It’s called BlueTrack, and this new sensor can work on just about any surface. In fact, BlueTrack is much more accurate on shiny surfaces than any other tech out there right now. If you don’t like using a mouse pad and find your ...read more
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A lawsuit filed in a California court on Tuesday alleged Nvidia violated U.S. securities laws and concealed the existence of a serious defect in its graphics-chip line for at least eight months "in a series of false and misleading statements made to the investing public." The lawsuit charged that Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang and CFO Marvin Burkett knew as early as November 2007 about a flaw that ...read more
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Research In Motion is launching a flip version of its popular BlackBerry Pearl smartphone, a move that reasserts its push into the consumer market. Like RIM's original Pearl model, the first-ever flip BlackBerry comes loaded with multimedia features such as a video and music player and a 2-megapixel camera with flash, as well as a web browser and an abridged keyboard. "Seventy percent of ...read more
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