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Download of the Day: CCleaner 3.01.1327

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Nov 26, 2010 6:28 am

Our Download of the Day today is CCleaner 3.01.1327.

 

CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware! :)

 

Cleans the following:

 

• Internet Explorer

• Firefox

• Google Chrome

• Opera

• Safari

• Windows - Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files and Log files.

• Registry cleaner

• Third-party applications

• 100% Spyware FREE

 

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PlayStation boss Kaz Hirai set to become Sony President?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Nov 26, 2010 6:00 am

A report out by Bloomberg is saying that Sony is looking to take the current CEO of Sony, Howard Stringer and replace him with PlayStation boss Kaz Hirai.

 

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Howard stepped up to the CEO plate in 2009, would keep his role as CEO and chairman but it's said that putting "fresh blood" in as "deputy" will both make Howard's job easier and give whoever gets the Deputy position a chance to shine and show they can handle the reigns of the position if he ever moves on.

Crytek's Cevat Yerli says "PC is easily a generation ahead"

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 26, 2010 5:00 am

I don't know about "a generation" ahead, as every generation of GPU's is "next-gen", and I would put it at close to 6 - 7 generations ahead in terms of what the consoles can process versus a top of the line PC with multiple GPU's, etc. But, Cevat Yerli from Crytek has stated that PC is a "generation ahead" of current generation consoles and has discussed the impact console development is having on the PC market.

 

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"As long as the current console generation exists," claims Yerli, "and as long as we keep pushing the PC as well, the more difficult it will be to really get the benefit of both."

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Russia set to spend $2 billion on cleaning up space

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Nov 26, 2010 4:00 am

You may not be able to see them from standing outside and looking up in the sky - but there is literally tonnes and tonnes of 'space junk' floating around just outside the Earth's atmosphere.

 

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Russia has announced they are planning on spending $2 billion on a craft to clean up around 600 pieces of the space junk.

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Zediva streams movies straight from DVD players to your PC

By: Don Lynn | More News: Software | Posted: Nov 26, 2010 3:47 am

The newest movie streaming startup Zediva has an interesting way of circumventing licensing requirements and other issues that Netflix, Hulu, and other well known streaming services have to deal with. Their process? Offering rental of a DVD player and DVD for a fixed amount of time and then streaming the media to you.

 

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According to Zediva founder Venky Srinivasan, "Our users rent a physical DVD, along with a DVD player from us for a fixed amount of time. They then control that DVD player remotely over the internet - and stream the movie privately to themselves. Think of it as a really long cable and a really long remote control." This workaround allows Zediva to charge lower prices than the competition: $1.99 per movie and ten movies for $10. Movies can also be re-rented for free for up to 14 days. Movies can be rented out just like in any Brick and mortar store.

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New Acer tablet to be powered by AMD Bobcat APU

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 26, 2010 3:00 am

Wow, it actually looks swish - below, we have a picture and some details on an upcoming Acer tablet, which to be different to the norm, is running in unnamed hardware from AMD.

 

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While it should be the Bobcat APU - it of course can't be fully confirmed. Digitimes is reporting that it's running an AMD C-50 "Ontario" APU. The chip includes a Radeon HD 6250 graphics-core and fits into a 9W package. It should give the device great performance and power-consumption which is perfect for a tablet.

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Telstra to jump on the couch together with Oprah

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Nov 26, 2010 2:51 am

No, not Opera, the web browser - Oprah as in one of the most powerful women in the world, Oprah. Telstra today announced it has secured a deal with The Oprah Winfrey Show to supply network support for the live shows as well as ensuring network coverage for the show's 300 guests next month.

 

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Back in September, The Oprah Winfrey Show announced that it would fly 300 audience members out to Australia to film two live shows at the Sydney Opera House on 14th of December - the trip is partly paid for by a $3 million fund from the Australian Government.

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Boxee Box gets it's first firmware update

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Nov 26, 2010 2:36 am

The Boxee Box is relatively brand new and yet they're smashing out firmware updates for it already - which is a good sign.

 

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It doesn't address all of the issues, but it does fix a few of the issues people have complained about such as 1080i playback problems, WiFi connectivity and issues handling certain audio and video files.

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Mad Men for $10 per season on Blu-ray or DVD/other specials inside

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Nov 26, 2010 2:31 am

One of my favorite movie news websites is Slashfilm and I just saw a pretty great deal on there that I thought I'd quickly share. The deal goes until midnight for you US residents - so hop to it!

 

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There's even a Sony BDV-E370 5.1 Blu-ray System (3d Compatible) for $239, 40% off list price.

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An iPhone App for your business, just $39 a month?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 26, 2010 2:30 am

Bizness Apps have entered the crowd of DIY iPhone development platforms - saying they can do it from start to finish for just $39 a month.

 

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The company has gotten support from investors to go forth with their plan. At $39 a month, it becomes affordable for a lot of companies that usually wouldn't bother with mobile apps or more specifically the iOS platform.

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