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WordPress company buys PollDaddy

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Automattic, the company that owns both WordPress.com and WordPress.org, has acquired the Irish start-up PollDaddy for an undisclosed amount of money. And it seems to already integrated the service instantly, after announcing a plugin for the self-hosted version (the .org version) and enabled integration with the blogs on WordPress.com. The acquisition comes after Automattic bought Intense Debate, an advanced commenting system, and Gravatar last fall. All of the acquisitions have [...]

ACMA to provide in-flight mobile phone use

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The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), the regulator of all communications in Australia, has proposed that amending the law to allow in-flight use of phones, after it has confirmed that it was safe to use after trailing for 18 months a technology that would jam certain mobile signals that would cause problems with the plane’s computer system. One tiny little problem: mobile phone jamming signals have been banned, under [...]

First Look : Firefox 3.1 beta

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Mozilla has announced that it has made the first beta of Firefox 3.1 available to the public, a big stepping stone before releasing it to the masses. Firefox 3.1 is said to be a big improvement over Firefox 3, and includes minor tweaks to the user interface. However, while it may look that they barely made any changes, most of the changes are in its coding. Among the changes in [...]

Firmware 2.5 out for PlayStation 3

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The PlayStation 3 Firmware is out, and it brings several changes – including in-game screenshots, introducing video scene thumbs and power save, and more importantly, FLASH 9 SUPPORT! This means you can now sit there and watch shows from Hulu (or ABC iView in Australia). Source: PSX Extreme

SanDisk announces slotMusic albums, new Sansa players

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Sansa will be bringing out a new Sansa player that will be used specifically for its new slotMusic microSD card slot that hopes to replace CDs. It will cost US$19.99, it can also play any DRM-free MP3 and WMA music on any microSD card. There will be a branded version of these players, each having a single slotMusic microSD album, and these will cost extra. The players are almost like [...]

MacBook gets update as well – same as MacBook Pro, with changes

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The MacBook, as we mentioned, got an upgrade as well. It is all similar to the MacBook Pro, but now only comes in a 13″ model, adds an NVIDIA GeForce 6400M graphics processor and limits the RAM to 2GB. The 13″ inch model for the new ones comes in 2 versions, one for AU$2,099 that has a 160GB and has a 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, and another one [...]

MacBook Pro gets revamp, a bit cheaper?

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There you have it, the MacBook Pro has gotten an update (along with its sister product, the MacBook). A brand new, sleek design; has the same bezel display design as the iMac and it now ditches the click button in favour of touch-pad gestures, introduced in the MacBook Air. Along with the changes, it comes with a NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT graphics card with 256MB or 512MB, depending on the [...]

Floppy disk turned into USB – relive the 80s!

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Relive the 80s with the new Floppy Disk USB drive. No, we are not kidding. Basically, it has just been retrofitted to have a stand and some flash memory. As well, it has LED lights so you can actually tell if its working or not. The creator has even made a mock-up of it (see above). The good thing is that it recycles those old, ancient floppy disks and gives [...]

Last minute Apple rumour: MacBook pricing and part numbers leaked?

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According to several reports, including the Boy Genius Report and MacRumors, we could be seeing a whole new MacBook at a brand new price. Since the announcement is tomorrow, we couldn’t help ourselves but put this up. So, the new pricing and part numbers are: K29, MB382LL/A – $899 MacBook? M97, MB466LL/A – $1,299.00 MacBook M97, MB467LL/A – $1,599.00 MacBook M96, MB543LL/A – $1,799.00 MacBook Air M96, MB940LL/A – $2,499.00 [...]

Silverlight 2 gets Windows, Mac, Linux support; adds more partners to use it

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Microsoft’s Silverlight 2 has been released, with Microsoft saying that it has made it easier for developers and designers to make accessible and secure user interfaces with Silverlight. It will also add several built-in controls, and will allow you to program it with a wide range of programming languages, like Visual Basic, C#, JavaScript, IronPython and IronRuby. Silverlight 2 will also be supported on Windows, Mac and Linux; and will [...]

Windows 7 is to be … Windows 7?

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Microsoft has announced in a blog post that the successor of Windows Vista, which was known as Windows 7, will be known as Windows 7. Confusing? I know. Windows 7 is expected to be given out at PDC and WinHEC as a “pre-beta developer release”, giving those attending the conferences a preview of what Windows 7 will be. According to several screenshots, much of the interface will remain from Vista’s [...]

LG releases second version of Prada phone, now has QWERTY keyboard

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LG Electronics has announced that it will create a second PRADA phone, with the help of the PRADA Group, and will release it before the end of this year. The new phone is almost identical, but it now comes with a QWERTY keybord, meaning that you can actually use a keyboard and not touching keys to write emails. The phone will also support 3G and HSDPA networks, has a full [...]

Hudson brings three iPhone games for free – limited time only

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For a limited time only, Hudson has made three iPhone/iPod Touch games for free during the Tokyo Game Show. This means that this deal ends on October 12 (Japan Time). The games are: Aqua Forest, Neo Same Game and Catch the Egg. So download them now from the App Store. Both apps will work on the iPhone and the iPod touch.

Silverlight 2 to be released on Monday?

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CNET News.com is reporting that Microsoft will be announcing that it has finishing developing the next version of its Adobe Flash competitor, Silverlight, on Monday after scheduling a conference call for 9am (PDT). In June, it offered up the beta version of Silverlight 2.0, and a release candidate was released to developers last month.

3AW misses news bulletin for Facebook

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Last Sunday at 4PM, the Australian radio station 3AW missed the “on-the-dot” news bulletin because the news reader was too busy on the computer. The news theme was broadcast but a series of advertisements followed it. According to NEWS.com.au, the producer ran to the studio to see that the news reader was on the computer. By the time the news reader annouced the news, her time was up. The news [...]