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GTC 2010 - What does NVIDIA have in store for us? 3D everything

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Trade Shows | Posted: Sep 21, 2010 2:59 pm

Nicole Scott of Netbook News is on the ground for us again and this time she was working the pre-party of NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference to find out what type of stuff we can expect to see at the event this year.


Nicole ran into Mike DeNeffe, NVIDIA chap looking after GeForce and 3D Vision with the Director of Marketing title. He reckons that GTC is not really a show for his GeForce range of products, but it's more catered for NVIDIA's Quadro and Tesla range.



Although, he does go onto say that there will be some 'awesome' demos on display showing 3D this, 3D that and then more 3D. 3DTV Play, 3D notebooks, 3D surround and indeed 3D 'everything'.


We'll have more coverage from GTC 2010 from today through till Thursday from San Jose.

Developing: back to normal?

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: Sep 21, 2010 1:52 pm

Developing: Cross your fingers and toes, it appears Twitter has fixed the recent XSS attack as we reported about below in pretty quick time.


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The exploit attack has taken the Twitter world by storm over the past hour. My own account was affected, but I can confirm that my (old design) is back to normal and I am not seeing any strangeness such as a blanked out screen and auto re-tweets by random users.


Is your back to normal now? Do let us know!

Stay away from; it's being exploited with simple code

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Sep 21, 2010 1:41 pm

If you haven't seen already, is under attack exploiting a flaw in its system with a simple code called "onmouseover" that is used to execute code or a command when your mouse cursor is moved over the bad area.


My @camwilmot account has personally been affected just now and as far as I can see, it only affects the front page of and not other pages such as your profile page.


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Basically what I did by mistake was move my mouse over a strange tweet with black color background over the text and then that took over my Chrome v6 browser. Now when I load the old I am unable to access the page and if I click anywhere a link is opened in a new window. Meanwhile tweets are automatically being made consisting of re-tweets of the latest tweets from a Twitter user called "Matsta". Is this some sort of attempt to push Twitter to move all of its users to the new design that was unveiled last week or just a way to highlight flaws in Twitter's security? Some Twitter users are reporting that the new is not affected, but at the time of writing we could not confirm if this is true or not.


06:45 US PST UPDATE: Here is an update from Twitter: We've identified and are patching a XSS attack; as always, please message @safety if you have info regarding such an exploit.

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BenQ announces 23.6" 120hz 3d-capable monitor

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Sep 21, 2010 8:15 am

BenQ have just announced the XL2410T - their first 120Hz, 3D-capable LCD monitor which uses an LED backlight. This means it's compatible with NVIDIA's 3D Vision technology, and for those of you (like me) who enjoy the fast refresh of 120Hz.


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The screen sports a 23.6" panel at Full HD 1920x1080, 16:9 aspect ratio, 2ms GTG (grey-to-grey) response time, meaning that the OverDrive technology is being used to achieve a faster pixel response than all other 3D-capable monitors (interesting!)


BenQ also claims it has a 10, 000, 000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio.


Interestingly BenQ partnered with ZOWIE, a professional gaming gear manufacturer, ZOWIE's gamer team joined in during the production development and testing stages. With their assistance, the XL2410T apparently has been designed to offer the best experience for gamers. Especially with FPS titles, reducing input lag.

Apple changes policy on apps

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Apps | Posted: Sep 21, 2010 7:25 am

Got friends who run an Android or Blackberry - when you have an iPhone or iPad - and wished you could play games against each other? Well, rub your genie bottle one more time and that wish will come true.


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Apple has reversed it's policy on rejecting apps that were created using cross-platform tools such as Adobe Flash CS5. Up until now Apple has been denying apps onto it's App Store if they were programmed in anything but their tools. Developers had to choose between putting apps on the App Store OR other phone app stores (like Google Androids "Market").


What does this mean you ask?


Now, developers can make games for both devices. Yes there were work arounds, but when the gates are let down on rules - people will adopt to them better. Apple most likely know this and have reversed their ruling - which is a good thing.

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Download of the Day: IncrediMail 2 Build 4750

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Sep 21, 2010 7:16 am

Our Download of the Day today is IncrediMail 2 Build 4750.


IncrediMail is a free email program that manages all your email messages, communications, contact details, and email transactions. IncrediMail is all about having fun with your email.


IncrediMail lets you:


• Choose from 100's of amazing email backgrounds

• Add fun emoticons and animations to your emails

• Bring your emails to life with animated 3D effects

• Get notified of incoming emails by special animated characters (we call them Notifiers)

• Manage all your emails from different accounts (like Yahoo and Gmail) in one place


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HP announces 3 new all in one PC's

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Sep 21, 2010 7:07 am

HP today announced 3 new "all-in-one" PC's today. The TouchSmart 310, TouchSmart tm2 convertible notebook and the Omni100 desktop.


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The star in the new releases is the TouchSmart 310 PC, it runs the latest version of HP's exclusive TouchSmart software. HP also announced the HP TouchSmart Apps Centre for one-touch access to free and subscription based applications - this includes touch-enabled games, and applications from companies like Marvel Comics and Cartoon Network.


And for some, the most important feature - the latest version of HP's TouchSmart software now features a built-for-touch Facebook application that can let you create a personalized video greeting and post it directly to a friend's Facebook wall.

Deal of the Day: Refurbished Sony BDP-S360 Blu-ray Disc player for $59.99 with FREE Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Sep 21, 2010 6:42 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Sony Style - Refurbished Sony BDP-S360 Blu-ray Disc player for $59.99 with FREE Shipping!.


Offer: Sony dropped the price of their factory refurbished BDP-S360 Blu-ray disc player down to just $59.99 with FREE shipping! The extra $60 discount taking the price from $119.99 down to $59.99 shows up in the cart during checkout. This deal should go through 9/25/10 or while supplies last.


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Tuesday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Sep 21, 2010 6:08 am

The latest happenings from around the web - September 21st, 2010




- Intel DH57JG Mini-ITX Motherboard with Intel Core i5 660 CPU @ Kitguru

- HP Envy 17 Laptop @ TechReviewSource




- ASUS Crosshair IV Formula vs. MSI 890FXA-GD70 @ Planet3DNow

- ASRock 890FX Deluxe4 Mainboard @ TweakPC




- G.Skill Flare (2×2GB) DDR3 2000MHz @ TechReaction




- Intel selling scratch-off software CPU upgrades @ PC Perspective

- Intel admits Larabee was 'impractical' and power hungry @ PC Perspective

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New CPU's from AMD released

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Sep 21, 2010 5:35 am

While AMD may not seem to be "on top", it doesn't mean they have been stagnant with releases.


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Today proves this - AMD released a few new CPU's in their popular Phenom II series of proessors, we have 3 CPU's released today. The top end X6 1075T, an X4 970 Black Edition and an X2 560 Black Edition.


The 1075T sits in-between the already released 6 core 1090T and 1055T while the X4 and X2 compliment the respective AMD CPU families.

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