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Hackers use PlayStation 3 to break SSL

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And we thought that the PlayStation 3 wouldn’t be used by anyone because of its high price point; but we were wrong. Hackers from the U.S and Europe have found a weakness in the MD5 algorithm and harness it to create a rouge Certification Authority (CA), which would allow fake certificates to be fully trusted by modern web browsers, according to ZDNet. Using the power of 200 PS3 consoles and […]

Dell execs leave as company restructures

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In a major shakeup since founder Michael Dell returned to the no. 2 PC maker, two Dell executives have announced that they will leave the company as it undergoes a restructure. Mike Cannon, president of Global Operations, and Mark Jarvis, marketing chief, were brought in to help the company to regain it status as the no. 1 PC maker after falling behind rival HP. The restructure, which includes slashing 8,000 […]

Welcome to 2009!

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The team over at TECHGEEK.com.au wishes everyone a Happy New Year for 2009, and a welcome to the end of a turbulent year of 2008. If you haven’t noticed; TECHGEEK.com.au has had several Year In Review posts during the past six hours, and I hope you do read them. If you missed them, here are the links: January & February 2008 March & April 2008 May & June 2008 July […]

TECHGEEK Year In Review 2008 : December

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The year that was known as 2008 can’t be called an easy one. From Barack Obama winning the election to an entire year of worry on our economic stability, or the fact that Australia might be acting like China to implement a filter that we didn’t want; TECHGEEK.com.au recollects on the year that was, in a series of posts from the entire year that were in our archives since 2008. […]

TECHGEEK Year In Review 2008 : November

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The year that was known as 2008 can’t be called an easy one. From Barack Obama winning the election to an entire year of worry on our economic stability, or the fact that Australia might be acting like China to implement a filter that we didn’t want; TECHGEEK.com.au recollects on the year that was, in a series of posts from the entire year that were in our archives since 2008. […]

TECHGEEK Year In Review 2008 : September & October

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The year that was known as 2008 can’t be called an easy one. From Barack Obama winning the election to an entire year of worry on our economic stability, or the fact that Australia might be acting like China to implement a filter that we didn’t want; TECHGEEK.com.au recollects on the year that was, in a series of posts from the entire year that were in our archives since 2008. […]

TECHGEEK Year In Review 2008 : July & August

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The year that was known as 2008 can’t be called an easy one. From Barack Obama winning the election to an entire year of worry on our economic stability, or the fact that Australia might be acting like China to implement a filter that we didn’t want; TECHGEEK.com.au recollects on the year that was, in a series of posts from the entire year that were in our archives since 2008. […]

TECHGEEK Year In Review 2008 : May & June

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The year that was known as 2008 can’t be called an easy one. From Barack Obama winning the election to an entire year of worry on our economic stability, or the fact that Australia might be acting like China to implement a filter that we didn’t want; TECHGEEK.com.au recollects on the year that was, in a series of posts from the entire year that were in our archives since 2008. […]

TECHGEEK Year In Review 2008 : March & April

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The year that was known as 2008 can’t be called an easy one. From Barack Obama winning the election to an entire year of worry on our economic stability, or the fact that Australia might be acting like China to implement a filter that we didn’t want; TECHGEEK.com.au recollects on the year that was, in a series of posts from the entire year that were in our archives since 2008. […]

TECHGEEK Year In Review 2008 : January & February

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The year that was known as 2008 can’t be called an easy one. From Barack Obama winning the election to an entire year of worry on our economic stability, or the fact that Australia might be acting like China to implement a filter that we didn’t want; TECHGEEK.com.au recollects on the year that was, in a series of posts from the entire year that were in our archives since 2008. […]

Gawker to sell Consumerist blog to Consumers Union

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Gawker Media has sold the Consumerist blog to the publisher of Consumer Reports, Consumers Union, according to the New York Times. The blog, which is often the place where consumers place their complaints about stores and products, is expected to become a division within the new owner, and the current editorial staff is not expected to change and will remain publishing the blog. Terms were not disclosed, but the deal […]

LG to bring out world’s thinnest LED LCD TV at CES 2009

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CES 2009 : LG has announced that it will bring out its LH95 LCD TV to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which happens in January; and has branded it as the world’s thinnest LED-illuminated LCD TV out there in the world. Being only 24.8mm thick, it is slightly thicker to the MacBook Air, which is only 19.3mm; it also features a 240Hz TrueMotion Drive for blur-free video reproduction […]

LG to present touchscreen watch phone at CES ‘09

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This might not look like much at all, except being a watch with a full-colour screen. However, this possess one of the new form-factor of mobile phones, the ones being built into watches. However, since most watches are not powered lithium-ion batteries, it does not a watch a very good way of having phone capabilities – but alas, it has been done before. But now, it is LG’s turn to […]

Podango’s end might be coming

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The economic crisis has hit many companies, but one startup company maybe calling it quits in 2009. Podango, a podcasting startup, has announced that the future of the company is uncertain and has warned its users to make sure that they have all of their data backed up before the end of December. In a blog posting by the President of the company, Dogulas G. Smith has warned that it […]

TECHGEEK.com.au’s Guide to Web Hosting

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The beauty of the internet is that you can have a piece of it and you can use it for anything you want it to be; may it be for a technology blog (like us), a personal blog, a e-commerce site, discussion board or just to get your business/brand out there for the public to see. Whatever the reason is, there is only one problem – you need to have […]