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Ragnarok Online Coming to Mobile Phones

No precise details have been revealed but it's expected to have similar features that will let players party together online. The iApps version will have widescreen support. I suspect they'll be making quite a large sum of money from this. Everyone has a mobile phone after all. The game was quite fun when it was still officially free...


BBC Demonstrates The Power of a Botnet

An interesting discussion going on over at PC Pro who reports the BBC spending money to expose cyber crime committed through "botnets"- A network of compromised computers which can be used by a hacker for cyber crime at any time. So, why don't the government broadcast short little messages on TV to warn people about the risks of not...


The Tower of Druaga Gets Its Own MMORPG

Yes, that comedy "non-generic" fantasy show has its own MMORPG now and it's free to play too subtitled, "The Recovery of Babylim". Maybe I'll try it out later but I won't be able to relate to the show since I haven't actually watched either season yet. The interface actually reminds me of RAN Online which was a grinding game with no story...


Free Windows 7 Beta Downloads Ends

And just after I mentioned about the free beta yesterday as well. Oh well, apparently they're still offering beta keys via the site which means anyone can still go ahead and download an "open source" copy then go ahead to get a legitimate test key. According to PC Pro, Microsoft will be jumping to the release candidate version next which...


Drivers for an Old LPT Printer in Windows Vista

I decided to upgrade to Windows Vista some time ago for its official DX10 support. I actually like its searchable Start Menu, file navigation and bigger Quick Launch bar icons too but anyway... Presumed it would come with drivers for my old Canon BJC-4100 because WinXP had included them but just when I needed to print something off at...


Windows 7 Starter Edition Limited to Three Applications

According to PC Pro, Microsoft will be releasing a "Starter" edition of their upcoming operating system Windows 7 and it will be specifically aimed at Netbooks such as the Samsung NC10. It will also be limiting end users to only three concurrently running applications which is odd. I know Netbooks are slower than laptops but, they can...


Belkin Pays for Positive Reviews on Amazon

According to PC Pro, Belkin has admitted paying people US$0.65 to write positive five star reviews about their products on Amazon. It makes one wonder about their quality if the company has to pay for reviews and, why would anyone want to write something for that little pay anyway? If the price was per word then maybe... Fortunately I...


Microsoft Products, Maximum Number of Activation Times

Never knew there was a maximum number of times for activating Microsoft products so I was surprised it wouldn't let me activate over the internet this time after I upgraded my PC and was re-installing it. I was thinking to myself, "Why did I buy this when I can't freely install it on my own machine?" I usually like to clean up my PC now and...


Better HD Video Playback with CoreAVC

Been having problems playing back MP4 H.264 encoded videos for some time now on my old 3GHz Athlon PC. Even dropping frames don't seem to help much. The 720p videos still end up lagging so, not wanting to upgrade the entire PC, I was thinking of purchasing a more recent graphics cards that included HD video acceleration to give the system...