Navigation

Menu

News

  1. 82 percent of gamers don't mind in-game ads

    18.06.2008

    According to the result of a survey commissioned by in-game advertiser IGA Worldwide around 82 percent of gamers actually respond well to in-game advertisements. In fact, a bit more shocking than that is the revelation that 82 percent of gamers ...

  2. Trojan modifies routers' DNS

    18.06.2008

    CNet, citing an entry on SecureComputing's TrustedSource blog made last week, has highlighted a new variant of the DNSChanger trojan designed to target routers and change the addresses used for DNS resolution. The Domain Name Service, or DNS, ...

  3. Microsoft deal said to be at an end

    13.06.2008

    The ongoing saga of whether Yahoo! would be acquired by Microsoft is said to have finally ended. Yahoo Inc. has announced that it has entered into a search advertising partnership agreement with Google Inc. Only hours before the Yahoo-Google ...

  4. Nvidia says DirectX 10.1 is not important

    12.06.2008

    Nvidia said in some of its soon to be announced documents that DirectX 10.1 won't be supported on the Geforce GTX 280 and Geforce GTX 260 cards. The interesting part is the reason why. Nvidia claims that "DirectX 10.1 includes incremental ...

  5. Developing countries take on Microsoft

    10.06.2008

    Four developing countries have appealed against the adoption of Microsoft's Office Open XML document format as an international standard. Brazil, India, South Africa and Venezuela had appealed against the positive outcome of a vote the ...

  6. Patch Tuesday includes three marked critical

    06.06.2008

    With a new month brings the latest additions from Microsoft for Windows via the patch Tuesday updates. For this Tuesday users can expect seven patches. Three of the seven are marked as “Critical,” three more are tagged as ...

  7. Microsoft orders Windows 7 vendors to sort out drivers

    05.06.2008

    In a bid to avoid a repeat of Vista, when vendors did not have the drivers to support it, Microsoft has ordered computer and other hardware makers to begin testing their devices on the forthcoming Windows 7 OS as soon as the first beta version ...

  8. Nvidia to announce 'Optimized PC'

    05.06.2008

    Nvidia will soon announce something that is called Optimized PC. This is Jensen's wet dream strategy that actually might stand a chance in the war against Intel. With the help of its Shaders and Cuda, Nvidia will be able to accelerate video ...

  9. Microsoft extends XP deadline again

    05.06.2008

    The life of Windows XP has been extended again, according to an announcement made today by Microsoft at Computex. This was necessary, as computer manufacturers have been pressuring Microsoft to provide an OS version that can be used for low-cost ...

  10. Boffins have cure for worms

    05.06.2008

    Researchers at Ohio State University claim to have worked out a way of spotting if your computer has a worm and can neutralise it within seconds. The software monitors the number of scans that machines on a network send out. If it sends out ...

  11. Ubuntu makes way to mobile devices

    05.06.2008

    A version of the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system is coming later this year for mobile internet devices and subnotebooks. Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, said on Monday that it plans to demonstrate the new version, Ubuntu ...

  12. Cyberlink to launch new TrueTheatre technologies

    05.06.2008

    Cyberlink, the Taiwanese outfit behind the popular PowerDVD software is about to launch some new technologies – Noise Reduction, Video Stabiliser, Video Upscaling (re-engineered) and fps upsampling engines. The products are still in the ...

  13. Mac OS X 10.5.3 update brings dozens of minor fixes

    29.05.2008

    Apple has released Mac OS X 10.5.3, the third major update to Leopard that brings dozens of fixes to the operating system, many of which are quite minor. The biggest changes in the 420MB upgrade involve reliability of Time Machine backups and ...

  14. Adobe Flash flaw allows code execution

    29.05.2008

    According to an announcement by the United States Computer Emergency Response Readiness Team (or US-CERT), the latest version of Adobe's popular Flash Player 9 has a flaw which is currently being exploited to install malicious software on ...

  15. More on Windows 7

    27.05.2008

    Despite what Bill Gates said in Miami, Windows 7 is timed to come out by the end of January 2010, not "in the next year or so." Here's what Sinofsky, Windows engineering head, had to say on the matter. Windows 7 is an evolutionary improvement ...

  16. Microsoft Confirms IE8 Beta 2 for the Third Quarter of 2008

    27.05.2008

    Internet Explorer 8 is nearing its next public development milestone at fast pace. Following the general availability of IE8 Beta 1 starting on March 5, 2008, the first day of MIX 2008, Dean Hachamovitch, IE General Manager, indicated the summer of ...

  17. New MT9 Digital Audio Format Has Six Channels

    27.05.2008

    Watch out MP3, AAC, WMA, FLAC, and Ogg Vorbis - there's a new digital audio format about to be introduced and it's creators are setting their sites on it becoming the new "de facto standard" for digital audio. The new format is called Music 2.0 and ...

  18. Photoshop to get GPU and physics acceleration

    27.05.2008

    GPU acceleration is one of the most significant trends in today hardware industry, opening the doors to an entirely new class of software. It appears that the next Photoshop will be one of the first mainstream applications that will tap into the ...

  19. Microsoft to add PDF, ODF support to Office 2007

    25.05.2008

    Microsoft announced that it will extend the file format range supported by its Office 2007 package. ODF 1.1, PDF 1.5 and XPS will be added with the next service pack, but the integration of Microsoft’s own and recently standardized Office ...

  20. Newest Firefox Beta has Critical Flaws, Mozilla Admits

    25.05.2008

    Mozilla has identified 10 high-priority bugs in Firefox 3.0, three of them pegged "critical," but won't decide until next week whether to release the browser anyway or restart the final stretch by issuing a second release candidate (RC2). "We ...

  21. Internet Explorer 8 Incompatible with Yahoo Mail And Gmail

    25.05.2008

    Microsoft recently released a beta version of Internet Explorer 8 and, since we're talking about one of the most popular browsers on the web, lots of people downloaded, installed and tested it. However, some of them may encounter unexpected ...

  22. Mozilla considers tracking Firefox browsing habits

    23.05.2008

    The Mozilla Foundation, the organisation behind the Firefox web browser, is considering tracking its users’ browsing habits on a voluntary basis. Last week, Mozilla’s CEO John Lilly revealed that the organisation was working on a ...

  23. Microsoft to pay users to use Live Search

    23.05.2008

    In a move that will give Google a few laughs, Microsoft has announced plans to woo web users over to Live Search by paying them to use the service through its Live Search cashback scheme. Yes, you read that right – Microsoft wants to pay ...

  24. Symantec disses Vista, says corporations 'not comfortable'

    21.05.2008

    Microsoft seems to be fighting a losing public relations battle for Vista, as companies continue to criticize the latest Windows operating system. In an interview with InformationWeek, Symantec's chief operating officer Enrique Salem said his ...

  25. Sign-ups begin for beta of EA's Battlefield: Heroes

    21.05.2008

    EA DICE announced early this year that it would be releasing a free, ad-subsidized version of its Battlefield franchise by summer. Sign-ups for the beta of this upcoming game have opened. Battlefield: Heroes has drawn a lot of comparison to ...

  26. Napster challenges iTunes by opening its own MP3 store

    21.05.2008

    With six million tracks accrued in its library, Napster's new online retail venture boasts the largest selection of MP3s of any retailer to date, taking a bold step by marketing itself to iPod and iPhone users. Songs will be made available at 99 ...