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Microsoft has silently released 3 updates for Windows Ultimate users today. Microsoft Tinker, Ultimate Extra sounds from Microsoft Tinker and Windows DreamScene Content Pack #4 are all available on Windows Update now. Microsoft Tinker is a puzzle based game where players get a set amount of moves to move a robot around a puzzle and solve the level. The DreamScene content pack adds some new ...read more
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Back in June I attended an "AMD Tech Day" where we saw the newest technolgy ranging from Puma, to Shrike to this little gem called Fusion For Gaming. Fusion For Gaming is designed for gamers (and possibly laptop users who want to get the most out of their battery) to temporarily turn off unneeded services (IE: Aero) while they game. To re-enable these features the only thing that needs to be done ...read more
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Adobe released details Monday about Creative Suite 4, its first update to more than a dozen design and editing tools since Adobe CS3 some 17 months ago. The costs of the applications, set to reach consumers in October, haven't changed since CS3, but remain hefty. Should longtime users upgrade? Of course that depends on the specific tools you need. However, we suspect that only the most ...read more
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Microsoft has decided that Windows 7 won't include built-in programs for e-mail, photo editing, and movie making, as was done with Windows Vista, CNET News.com has learned. The software maker included Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Mail, and Windows Movie Maker as part of Vista, but later chose to offer separate downloadable Windows Live programs that essentially replaced those components with ...read more
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Microsoft has been doing a lot this week to help boost the image of the future for their Live services, along with the recently released "wave 3" of Windows Live utilities, Microsoft has sent an email out to their Live Hotmail subscribers outlining some of the changes they have planned to give a boost to the service. Based on customer feedback, Microsoft has focused on making the next version ...read more
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As expected, Microsoft unveiled their first wave of "Real PC" ads tonight featuring a wide range people who break the PC stereotype that has been set by Apple in their ads. According to Microsoft "the ads will feature green architect Edouard Francois, astronaut Bernard Harris and celebrities such as Eva Longoria and Deepak Chopra, but the main focus is on real PC users of all ages and from ...read more
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Microsoft has decided to dump Jerry Seinfeld in its $300 million dollar ad campaign, with Microsoft saying it was the plan all along. In it's place? A new "I'm a PC" response to the now famous "I'm a Mac" ads from Apple. Reaction to the first set of ads has been mixed. Some industry analysts have said that Microsoft was basically throwing away their money and that the company should be ...read more
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Mary-Jo Foley's blog reports some of the new things in Microsoft's internally released Windows 7 milestone. The successor to Windows Vista is only about a year away and scheduled to go into beta next month. The ribbon UI from Office 2007 seems to have migrated into some of the Windows Vista applications. A few other observations include that Powershell is part of the build along with rewritten ...read more
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On Monday, Microsoft and supercomputer manufacturer Cray announced that they have teamed up to release the Cray CX1, the most affordable supercomputer that Cray has ever created. Prices start at $25,000 and range up to $60,000. The CX1 will run Microsoft HPC Server 2008 and is purpose built for offices, laboratories and other non-traditional HPC environments. The system incorporates up to 8 ...read more
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Google has launched a new program to allow users to opt-in to getting updated builds of even more frequently then normal. Not only will users who opt-in to this service get more updates, their feedback will be given higher priority when compared with regular users. "Google Chrome now provides a way for people to get early-access releases automatically: the Dev channel," said Mark Larson, ...read more
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