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New Zealand man gained access to US military files

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State broadcaster, TVNZ, is reporting that a New Zealand man has gained access to personal information, including names and social security numbers, of American soldiers after buying an MP3 player, which cost him $18, from a thrift shop in Oklahoma. Chris Ogle, from Whangerei, plugged in the MP3 to his computer and found 60 files in total. Among the information, he found lists of soldiers based in Afghanistan, and mobile […]

“Fallout 3” publisher won’t commit in getting downloadable content for PS3

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After the credits roll on Fallout 3, that’s the end of the game. You can’t play any of the unfinished side quests, unless you play from an old save of the game; and that’s what was the major complaint from many of the gamers who played the game on the PC, Xbox 360 or PS3. But all of that is going to change, as MTV Multiplayer Blog is reporting that […]

Sprint Nextel to axe 8,000 jobs to save $1.2 billion

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Sprint Nextel, the company which will bring out the Palm Pre in the US, has said that it will axe 8,000 positions, or 14 percent of the company’s workforce, to make savings of $1.2 billion annually, and will expect most of the job cuts be done by March 31. The plan also includes 850 positions to be eliminated under a “voluntary separation plan” that was started last year. The job […]

$90 million “black hole” in Victorian Police IT arm

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The Australian has revealed that the Victorian Police’s Business Information Technology Service (BITS), which is under internal investigation for fraud, kickbacks and disappearing equipment, has a $90 million “black hole” (as described by The Australian) in its accounts. A consultant’s report that was leaked and obtained by The Australian, also show that it would need an extra $89 million to prop up a major contract. The report also found that […]

Speakers in a mannequin – now who saw that coming?

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  This is a speaker system, built into a mannequin. Impressive; but not impressive where you plug in your audio source at (and because of restrictions placed on our hosting provider, we can’t really talk about in depth). But wait, is that a Zune? Too bad it’s not for sale.

10 WordPress themes you should stay away from

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WordPress is a great CMS and blogging platform, but theming for it is not equal. Like web designing, for every good or beautiful design, you will always have a design that we say that you should stay away. However, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t download them – we’re just saying that they suck, and that people would dislike your site even more. So, here are the list of the […]

10 WordPress themes to get your blog started

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WordPress is a fabulous CMS and Blogging Tool, however, its default theme might not be giving your blog that “wow” factor that you want to impress your friends. You could always develop your own theme, but that would be silly if you have no knowledge on how to design one. So, today, we will be bringing some of the 10 themes that we liked that you may want to use. […]

Windows 7 Beta end date moved

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Microsoft has said that it will move the date when Windows 7 will no longer be available to the general public to February 10th, after previously saying that it will end the availability to the beta on January 24th – which was an extension from its previous plan to limit it to a number of people. “Because enthusiasm continues to be so high for the Windows 7 Beta and we […]

Nerdy glasses just for the nerd inside of you

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These aren’t normal glasses, and they aren’t glasses at all. This gadget, while it would most likely make you a nerd if you hold them up to your face, is a 2GB USB bookmark – and yes, I know what you are thinking “What the Hell?” about this gadget. Apparently, its “geek chic silhouette” is to bring a iconic tribute to “nerd culture”, which is something I don’t understand. It […]

Mobile television trial begins in Sydney

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Sydney will become the first city in Australia to commence another trial in mobile television; but unlike the first trial held between 2005 and 2007, you won’t need to get a new phone from either Nokia and Samsung to watch the channels – as the phones are commercially available. While the phones selected are from LG and Nokia, the latest trial will see 200 Optus mobile customers selected to participate […]

Pirated iWork ‘09 found to contain Trojan

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Internet security firm Intego has found a new Trojan horse in pirated copies of Apple’s latest version of its productivity suite, iWork ‘09, that could allow an attacker to have control over the infected computer. Distributed the BitTorrent trackers, the Trojan has been listed as “serious” by the firm. The Trojan horse, OSX.Trojan.iServices.A, is part of the installation when you install iWorks ‘09, and is installed as a start-up item […]

Google sales, earnings beat forecasts

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Google, the leader of web search advertising, has posted strong Q4 2008 earnings today, beating forecasts made by Wall Street analysts, even though of the weak economy in the United States and the global slowdown in other countries. Excluding any one-time items, Google has said that it earned $5.10 a share in Q4 2008, even though analysts expect it to make a profit of $4.95 a share. Indicating that the […]

Steve Ballmer’s e-mail to Microsoft employees about layoffs

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Microsoft recently announced that it will axe 5,00 jobs at the company, with 1,400 of those announced jobs cuts being axed today. Steve Ballmer sent this letter out to the employees at Microsoft detailing the layoffs, and the company’s performance. In response to the realities of a deteriorating economy, we’re taking important steps to realign Microsoft’s business. I want to tell you about what we’re doing and why. Today we […]

Microsoft posts disappointing results, axe 5,000 jobs

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Microsoft has announced that it will axe 5,000 jobs, or 5 percent of its workforce, after posting revenue of $16.63 billion, or $0.47 per share. It also announced that it will cease giving forecasts for its earnings for the rest of the year due to the current economic climate. People in research & development, marketing, sales, finance, legal, human resources and IT will be axed; though it is not known […]

Nokia profits fell 69 percent, predicts industry to fall 10 percent in 2009

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Nokia, the number one mobile handset maker, has said that its operating profits fell 69 percent during Q4 of 2008, according to the Associated Press, and has painted a bleak picture for the mobile devices industry by saying that it expects it to fall. Nokia reported that in its earnings report that its net sales were 26 euro cents (or 33 US cents) per share during Q4 2008, with sales […]