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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 [...]

In Nigeria – HIV means “I Luv U” in SMS?

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You hear a beep from your mobile phone, saying that you have a new text message. You open it up and it begins with “I swear, I will make sure I give you HIV”. Not to sound insensitive, but HIV (in this story) does not mean what you think it means, and it is not an threat. The BBC is reporting that the message is a ‘romantic’ text message in [...]

Spotlight turns to notebooks – new Apple event on October 14

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Apple is staging an invite-only Town Hall event in Cupertino next Tuesday at 10AM (LA Time). It is rumoured that they will be releasing some new laptops, hinted by the tagline “The spotlight turns to notebooks”. It is also more likely that Apple will be refreshing its lineup by adding some new processors. Reuters is also quoting analysts by saying there will be a drop in pricing from its starting [...]

Vodafone 3G network upgrade delayed

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The $500 million 3G network upgrade from Vodafone Australia, with self-imposed deadline of Christmas to complete the upgrades, has been delayed as its supplier, Ericsson, has said that it needs more time to finish building the upgrade. It originally announced the plans in December of last year, hoping to extend its 3G network coverage to 95 percent of the country. It is now expected that the upgrades are to be [...]

NT man said hacking was over “bad office seat” revenge

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A Northern Territory hacker that caused millions of dollars worth of damage to government computers has told a court that he did it to just get revenge at his boss for making him the “newbie” at work and giving him a bad office seat, according to the Northern Territory News. David Anthony McIntosh, a 28-year-old computer engineer, said that he felt alone and isolated from his colleagues at CSG Services, [...]

22% want an iPhone in the US

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Piper Jaffray’s 16th bi-annual survey of American teenagers has found that 22 percent want the prized Apple iPhone in the next six months, up from the 9 percent who was reported to get one in spring 2008. This could be because of the new 3G capabilities, or its now cheaper. It also found that 8 percent of participants already owned iPhones, an increase of 2 percent from the last survey. [...]

RAZR V3 still top-selling handset in US — NPD

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And you thought this phone would be dead over the other choices. According to new data from the NPD Group, Motorola RAZR V3 is still the top-selling handset in the United States. The popular phone, released to the mass market in 2005, managed to beat Apple’s iPhone, which placed second. The RAZR V3 popularity is because it is sold at all four top-tier carriers in the US (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint [...]

State lawmaker’s son charged with Palin email hacking

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David C. Kernell, son of Democratic Tennessee state lawmaker Mike Kernell, has pleaded not guilty on Wednesday after being indicted for breaking into the Yahoo email account of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Kernell, 20, entered the plea in federal court in Knoxville, and was released without posting bond. However, he was told that he was forbidden to use the internet, except to check his email and to do [...]

Manhunt 2 to be released in the UK

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The BBC is reporting that UK gamers will be able to play the controversial game Manhunt 2 on October 31 for the PlayStation 2, PSP and Wii. Originally released in the US last year, it was refused classification by the British Board of Film Certification in July 2007 after the game’s plot – which sees players assume the role of a mental asylum patient, who must try to escape with [...]

BlackBerry Storm to hit Vodafone, Verizon – coming to Australia “later this year”

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Research in Motion has announced the BlackBerry Storm, known as Codename Thunder, and will be made available in the US via Verizon and in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and India via Vodafone. The new 3G phone is a competitor to the iPhone, and will be the first BlackBerry to come with a touchscreen. While the exclusive agreements have not be revealed, pricing and availability have yet to be confirmed, meaning [...]