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Netscape survey shows many disagree with internet filtering proposal

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A Netscape survey has found that 61.8 percent out of nearly 10,000 people surveyed strongly disagree with the the Australian Government’s plan to make ISP level filtering mandatory, with an additional 17.1 percent choosing disagree. On the same question, 0.4 percent said that they had no response, 7.1 percent were undecided, 7.3 agreed that ISP level filtering should be mandatory, and 6.3 percent strongly agree. Another question, which asked that […]

Vid : The greatest way to destroy data on your hard drive

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The greatest way to destroy that valuable data on your hard drive. While don’t recommend that you get one of these (since it is very expensive), it is the only way to make sure that your data is unrecoverable, unless you want to leave your computer on for a couple of hours or days reformatting the drive 100 times.

Another Mac trojan found in pirated version of Photoshop CS4

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Another pirated copy of another popular software for the Mac has been found to contain a variant of a trojan horse that was found a few days ago on a pirated version of Apple’s productivity suite, iWork ‘09, by the same company who found the first one. Intego has said that this new variant of the iServices trojan, OSX.Trojan.iServices.B, installs a backdoor in the /var/tmp/ directory, which is supposed to […]

Digital TV delay passes in Senate

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The United States Senate has voted unanimously to delay the digital television transition, which was supposed to happen on February 17, for four months to June 12. The vote, which came after the NTIA’s coupon program announced that it ran out of money, is seen as a huge victory to the Obama administration. “I firmly believe that our nation is not yet ready to make this transition at this time,” […]

Texas Instruments profits fall 95 percent last year

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Texas Instruments has announced that it will axe 3,400 employees, as the company continues to battle falling profits as it’s fourth quarter profit saw a massive reduction, sinking by 95 percent, to $51 million, from $996 million in Q4 2007. “We are realigning our expenses with a global economy that continues to weaken,” TI’s chairman, president and chief executive Rich Templeton said in a statement. “By reducing expenses now, we […]

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 […]