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A Web Exploit That May Let People Know Where You Live ::

Someone from the annual Black Hat Technical Security Conference has discovered an exploit that unveils the MAC address of someone's home router and have thought of a potential way of using it to find out someone's address via a carefully tailored webpage. It's an interesting idea minus the privacy concerns... Every networking...


Intel Announces Dual Core Atom Netbooks for Second Quarter

Some of the more recent netbooks feature the "Pine Trail" Atom which has an integrated graphics chip on the CPU to help speed up graphics performance but it still lags on playing 1080p video and other processor intensive tasks. Some people may ask, "Why would you want to play HD video on such a tiny 10" screen?" Yes, that's true since you...


Students and Teachers Excluded from Free MS Office 2010 Upgrade ::

Remember that little leak from an Microsoft blog about how people who buy Office 2007 can get a free upgrade to the 2010 version? Well, it's officially revealed now but unfortunately, teachers and students who purchase the software at a discount price over the next few months won't be eligible. Shame. Otherwise, if you're paying the...


Microsoft Office 2007 Buyers May Get 2010 Upgrade Free? ::

According to PC Pro, a Microsoft blog had suggested that anyone who buys any version of Microsoft Office 2007 between March and September this year maybe eligible for a free upgrade to the latest version 2010. I wonder if this applies to students who can buy (students in the US included) the Ultimate Edition for £40 instead of paying the...


£30 Windows 7 Upgrade Offer for Students

Anyone who has access to an academic e-mail address and is currently running Windows XP or Vista, will have the opportunity to upgrade to the latest version of Windows, Windows 7 at a discount price of £30 starting from October 1st. Beats wasting your time trying to find a working serial, patch or risk using maliciously modified...


Samsung to Release N510 ION Powered Netbook

Anyone who can't wait for Intel's "Pine Trail" powered netbooks (which won't be due until early next year at least) and want hardware HD video support with HDMI output can always go for ones that have Nvidia's ION chipset inside them due before the end of this year. Samsung themselves will be releasing a selection of such netbooks...


Samsung NC10 Netbook Gets Resolution Update

This update's actually been available since mid-May this year but, I haven't really been checking. For those of you who own a Samsung NC10 netbook like I do and find the 1024x600 resolution a bit too small to work with, checking for the latest update with the pre-installed Samsung Update Plus program will allow you to use the machine at...


Google to Release Own Operating System, Chrome OS

Google has just announced their own operating system "Chrome OS" which will be, as the name suggests, is a project that branches off from their recent browser Chrome according to their blog. It will run with a Linux kernel at its core and the goals are for it to be lightweight, safer and faster to boot up than windows. It also appears most...


Encarta Reference to Be Discontinued Due to Wikipedia

According to PC Pro, Microsoft will be discontinuing their Encarta Encyclopaedia reference software due to the huge popularity of Wikipedia. Well, it was going to happen sooner or later. Who doesn't use Wikipedia as their first point of reference these days? It's quick, convenient and most important of all - Free! Even my lecturers...


Cloud Computed Gaming, Never Buy New Hardware Again

"Cloud computing" isn't a new concept but, the meaning of the term is still currently very ambiguous in the IT industry at the moment and has only been getting more attention of late thanks to the increase of affordable high speed internet access in homes. Everything done on home computers are currently processed on your own machine...