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Nokia N9, 3.9-inches of MeeGo goodness

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 21, 2011 6:29 am

Nokia have unveiled their MeeGo device, the Nokia N9. It features a 3.9-inch AMOLED screen rocking a 854x480 resolution, includes no keyboard or physical buttons of any kind (apart from the volume rocker and camera button). Comes in 16GB and 64GB on-board memory options, 1GB of RAM and is hugged by a polycarbonate shell that is colored all the way through which means scratches and dents shouldn't show unless it's a deep scratch of course.




Connectivity wise the N9 packs quad-band GSM as well as penta-band WCDMA, Bluetooth 2.1, NFC and GPS. The N9 also includes a dedicated camera button for the 8-megapixel wide-angle shooter which is capable of aperture F2.2 for low light shots and true 16:9 720p video recording.

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Man robs bank for $1 so that he could be arrested and receive free medical health care

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Current Affairs | Posted: Jun 21, 2011 2:48 am

James Richard Verone tried everything in his power to receive medical attention by the book, but when he couldn't, he resorted to the only option he saw fit; rob a bank. Verone had worked for most of his life and although he was in need of medical attention, he applied for disability and early social security to which he only received food stamps.




His physical pains had included a protrusion in his chest, arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Caused by his last job which was as a convenience store clerk, this led to his extensive injuries. His way out? To rob a bank. Verone sold and donated all of his furniture, paid his last months rent and gave his notice. He moved into the Hampton Inn for his last free days as a free man and on June 9 took a cab down New Hope Road and chose a bank at random; RBC Bank.

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LulzSec, Anonymous launch 'Operation Anti-Security' or #AntiSec

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Jun 21, 2011 2:30 am

LulzSec and Anonymous have joined forces in an open declaration of war against the "freedom-snatching moderators of 2011." The attack is called Operation Anti-Security (#AntiSec), LulzSec called for like-minded individuals to open fire against any government or agency that crosses their path. The group have encouraged users to vandalize the opposition by plastering the word ""AntiSec" on any government website or through physical graffiti.




The groups top priority is to steal and publicize any classified government information including email spools and documentation, with prime targets being banks and other high-profile establishments. LulzSec messages concludes with "It's now or never. Come aboard, we're expecting you... History begins today."


There are those who fear that LulzSec and Anonymous will bring on the "PROTECT IP Act" with US officials hot on the heels of any hacking attempts. But, on the other hand, if no one stands up for our freedoms, then what will change? The world is spiralling out of control with corruption and teetering on the edge of world wide economic collapse due to corruption from the upper echelons of finance and banking. LulzSec, Anonymous - whatever you do, do it for the people, not the Lulz.

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Quake reboot to stop becoming wet dream, possibly become reality?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 21, 2011 1:35 am

id Software have their plate full right now, Rage is around the corner, Doom 4 begins work when Rage is finished and now the fresh off the press news of a Quake reboot is filling the dreams of PC-based FPS fans the world over. Eurogamer state there are "strong factions" inside id Software that are pushing for a return to the "bizarre, mixed up Cthulhu-ish Quake 1 world and rebooting in that direction."




We think that would be a more interesting direction than doing more Strogg stuff after Quake 4. . . . But we could do something pretty grand like that, that still tweaks the memory right in all of those ways, but is actually cohesive and plays with all of the strengths of the level we're at right now.

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Sega hacked, where does it stop?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Jun 21, 2011 1:00 am

Sega have been the next target in a non-stop assault on virtually all companies. Personal information of close to 1.3 million users of it's online service from a company database has been hacked. Sega said that the names, birthdays, e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords registered with users of SegaPass, a newsletter and online game service operated by Sega's European subsidiary, were hacked or "accessed without permission."




Sega said they discovered the breach on Friday and immediately halted the service, following this by launching an investigation on the source of the information leak.

Monday Morning Roundup for June 20, 2011

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jun 20, 2011 1:35 pm

The latest happenings from around the web - June 20th, 2011




- Aria Gladiator HD2-K System @ Overclock3D

- Lenovo ThinkPad T420s Laptop @ Techreviewsource




- Intel P67 Motherboard Round-up: Asus, Fatal1ty, GB, MSI @ Hot Hardware

- Intel Socket 1155 Roundup June 2011 (H67, P67 and Z68) @ Hardware Heaven

- Gigabyte A75-UD4H FM1 (AMD A75) Motherboard Preview @ Hardware Canucks

- Intel Z68 SSD Disk Caching Showdown @ Techgage




- PowerColor HD 6850 SCS3 1 GB @ Techpowerup

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Firefox 5 ahead of schedule, official on June 21 but available now

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Jun 20, 2011 7:30 am

Mozilla is ahead of schedule with Firefox 5 and have decided to release it early. It will be released "officially" on June 21st. Firefox 5 doesn't include any GUI changes with the design interface remaining identical to Firefox 4. Most plugins should have no issue working with the new version.




The latest stable version is said to offer more stability and improvements than the former test builds. For some download links depending on your OS, I've included them below:


Firefox 5.0 for Windows

Firefox 5.0 for Mac

Firefox 5.0 for Linux

Download of the Day: Rainlendar 2.9 Beta 107

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jun 20, 2011 6:50 am

Our Download of the Day today is Rainlendar 2.9 Beta 107.


Rainlendar is a customizable calendar that displays the current month. It is a very lightweight application that doesn't use much system resources or take much space on your desktop.


• Small and lightweight

• Different type events can have different appearence

• Supports Windows transparency

• Synchronizes events between several clients

• Localized for multiple languages

• Shows an alarm when an event is due

• Supports iCal files.

• Shows Outlook's appointments

• Includes a todo-list

• Works also as Litestep plugin

• Displays the current date in tray icon

• Can stick to the desktop (i.e. doesn't hide with Show Desktop)

• Hotkeys for quick access

• Easy skinning with an UI



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Apple iPad consumes 83% of 9.7-inch display sales

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 20, 2011 6:43 am

We all know Apple vacuum up most of the 9.7-inch display market but I did not know it was to the point of virtually all of them. Recent figures from DisplayBank report that Apple consume 84-percent of the entire 9.7-inch displays that were sold last month. Apple use two suppliers for their iPad screens, LG and Samsung. Both companies combined delivered 4.5 million of the 5.38 million tablet displays to Apple last month.



Windows 8 build 7989 screenshots, full build has been leaked

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Jun 20, 2011 6:35 am

Windows 8 build 7989 has been leaked to torrent sites. Screenshots of build 7989 have been released on the BetaArchive forums with the full build string of "7989.winmain.110421-1825.615974c7346f7374", what this means is the build was compiled on April 21, 2011 at 6:25pm.




The new screenshots show a new background and boot screen but apart from that there is no new info on what the actual build contains. It seems all eyes are on Microsoft to see the continued success of Windows after the success they found in Windows 7. Note that this build does not include the new touch UI.

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