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MacRumors Live Macworld coverage hacked

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MACWORLD 2009 : MacRumors, who has been always been the major source of coverage of the Macworld keynote, which I have just covered (before Twitter buckled under pressure), was hacked during the middle of their coverage. The hackers, however, are not known; but below is a screenshot of the messages posted on the server before it shut down the site. Source: Hacker News

TECHGEEK.com.au – MacWorld 2009 Keynote

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This is TECHGEEK.com.au’s Macworld Keynote Coverage. This is a rough copy, and will not feature any images, to allow this to be posted very quickly. We are not there at the Keynote, and we are relying on other sources. The Macworld Keynote has been a longtime tradition since Macworld started, and this will be the last – since Apple will no longer be a part of the trade show. But, […]

SlingPlayer for iPhone announced

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MACWORLD 2009 : Sling Media, the people who created a box that allows you stream your cable from your house to your computer (and portable devices), has announced that it will make an iPhone application that would allow you to watch your cable from the iPhone itself. According to the announcement: SlingPlayer Mobile gives consumers their entire home TV experience, including local channels, local sports teams, video on demand, pay […]

Telstra to provide free calls to Gaza Strip

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Telstra has said that it will make all calls made to the Gaza Strip between January 7 to 15 free as the ongoing fighting between Hamas and the Israeli forces continue, and families fear for their relatives safety during the conflict. All calls must be made with the 0011 970 8 prefix. "Telstra customers in Australia will be able to call free of charge from their home phones to check […]

CES 2009 : Motorola A3100

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Motorola has brought out a new touchscreen phone, being described as a “new, intuitive, customizable and vibrant touch tablet” with 3G support. Called the MOTOSURF A3100, its home page is just a restyled front-page being overlaid on top of Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional. It will also support HSDPA, HSUPA and Wi-Fi, along with it being a quad-band phone. It only weights 119 grams, and has a 2.8” touch screen. It […]

CES 2009 : Motorola releases new phone that is made out of recycled plastic

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CES 2009 : Motorola has announced three brand new phones that it will sell in 2009; including one that has its casing made out of recycled plastic water bottles (The other two phones will be posted soon). Called the MOTO W233 Renew, it is 100 percent recyclable and is carbon neutral. And since it is made out recycled plastic water bottles, it claims that it is uses 20 percent less […]

CES 2009 : HP Pavilion dv3

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HP has announced, along with the Pavilion dv2 and the HP Firebird with Voodoo DNA, the Pavilion dv3. It features a 13.3” widescreen display, a backlit keyboard, a webcam,  and also a sleek, bronze look that simply looks marvelous. It does come with Windows Vista, but either in Ultimate, Home Premium or Business. According to its stats, the processor, hard drive capacity and wireless technology support is up to you […]

Logitech to bring out new noise-isolating earphones

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Logitech has today expanded its MetroFi line of Ultimate Ears earphones; bringing out two new noise-isolating earphones designed, as what they claim, to deliver “customised comfort that’s perfect for listening to music on an iPod. The new earphones create a “magic” seal, according to their press release, to “dramatically” limit the ambient noise around you, providing 16dB of noise isolation. They will also feature a red-coloured right earphone to allow […]

HP brings out new Firebird out to play

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HP has announced at CES 2009 its brand new lineup of products for CES 2009; with two new entertainment laptops (Pavilion dv2 and dv3), the new HP Firebird with Voodoo DNA, the HP Mini 2140 and a new photo printing application for the Apple iPhone. But, we are going to focus on the HP Firebird, which will have either a Intel Core 2 Quad 2.66GHz or 2.83 GHz; 4GB of […]

SanDisk showcases new USB flash drives

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CES 2009 : SanDisk has announced that it will bring a new USB that will allow you to backup your files, a revamp on its Cruzer USBs and a new the “Extreme Contour”, which provides “security protection and higher performance levels”, all packaged in a “sleek industrial design”. The new backup USB is called the Ultra Backup, and will have capacities between 8GB and 64GB. It will also have a […]

Lost in Translation : New website translates and re-translate that in English

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While this has been around for a few days; I didn’t get a look at the site until a few days later because I’m guessing that people were trying to find out what it was. BlahblahFish is a translator service, but it doesn’t give you the translation from English to whatever language. It does translate it, but it then retranslate the translation back to English; allowing you to see what […]

AT&T, Verizon stock ratings downgraded

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Bernstein Research has said that the wireline telecom performance will be “relatively worse” in 2009 as they expect slower wireless growth – and in response to that, they have downgraded the stock ratings on telecommunication giants Verizon and AT&T. Verizon was downgraded from “market perform” to “underperform”, while AT&T was downgraded from “outperform” to “market perform”. In a note to clients, analyst Craig Moffett said that they “believe the TelCo […]

Breaking : Jobs has hormonal imbalance, will get treatment

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Apple’s CEO and co-founder Steve Job has said that his doctors have discovered a hormonal imbalance that has been causing his weight loss; and will undergo a “relatively simple” treatment. “My doctors think they have found the cause—a hormone imbalance that has been “robbing” me of the proteins my body needs to be healthy. Sophisticated blood tests have confirmed this diagnosis,” he said in a letter released to the public. […]

Times of London – Sony “on the brink” to make drastic cuts

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Sources telling the Times of London have said that Sony “is on the brink" of a corporate overhaul that could see job cuts, several factories closing and changes to the manufacturing and management process; even though the company told Reuters that no plan existed. “We do not plan to announce additional restructuring measures at this time," a spokesperson told Reuters. “We don’t have any such plan.” The restructuring – with […]

Google, Baidu targeted in new Chinese crackdown on “vulgar” sites

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Officials from the Chinese Government have launched a crackdown on 19 popular websites that have been described as “vulgar”, which includes websites Google and the leading search engine in China, Baidu. Also affected by the crackdown include Sina, Sohu, Netease and Tianya. A group within the Internet Society of China claimed that searches on both Google and Baidu brought up results that linked to pornographic or obscene content; with officials […]