Sebastian Anthony from DownloadSquad.com has pitched all four of the major Windows-based browsers against each other. On the same computer! At the same time! Care to see how each fared? Look no further than on the video below.
And check out the original article at DownloadSquad, which goes in-depth with details on how this was done.
Quite recently Barnes&Noble unveiled a new version of their eBook reading device, the nook, along with a new drop in pricing for the different models.
Let's take a look at what the nook has to offer (In their own words). Although as a nook owner myself I can vouch for their claims.
One of the features is that the nook allows you to adjust the size of the text to suit your reading style. Be it indoors or out in the beach, the NOOK's easy to read E-Ink® display appears as crisp as the printed page, so you can read comfortably for hours.
You can control your NOOK with an easy-to-use full-color touchscreen, created to work seamlessly with the crisp, clean E Ink® display. Just use your finger to swipe through titles and tap open your next read. Or use NOOK's large, comfortable, virtual keyboard to find exactly what you're looking for.
Through the built in eStore you can browse eBooks, magazines and newspapers at lightning-fast speeds on Wi-Fi. Automatically connect to free Wi-Fi at all Barnes & Noble stores and AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots. And with NOOK 3G + Wi-Fi, you can shop using AT&T's 3G Wireless Network - for free, with no contract required!
NOOK stores up to 1,500 books, newspapers and magazines with its built-in 2Gb of memory. Need even more space? Just add a memory card. An entire library light enough to take with you everywhere, so you'll never be without your favorites.
Other features include being able to bookmark pages, built-in dictionary, built-in web browser (beta), play games, read eBooks for free at the store, a free eBook every friday, and more.
I mean, really, what's not to like? Do yourself a favor and get one.
You'll be glad you did. Happy reading!
Nintendo unveils 3DS and quickly follows-up with a statement about dangers to children under 7 playing with the company’s new portable gamer. Samsung releases a line of 3D HDTVs then issues a warning about its potential health risk to certain viewers. What they haven’t told you is that these warnings come after years of industry spin and cover ups. The truth is that prolonged viewing of 3D video may be even more harmful than the consumer electronics industry wants you to know.
Before you bring a 3D HDTV into your house or let a child under seven play with a brand new Nintendo 3DS, you need to understand the fragile development of an aspect of human vision called stereopsis.
Wayde Robson from Audioholics (Online A/V Magazine) has an article explaining the dangers and potential health risks associated with 3D Video.
Read the full article at Audioholics.com
OnLive, the online service that allows you to play the latest games through your internet connection regardless of your computer configuration is now open for business.
Unfortunately, initial claims of the service being able to work under any configuration are by far misleading customers into signing up and soon after crashing everyone's dreams by not working as expected.
OnLive games are played through the Internet from an OnLive game data center. Currently all OnLive games are HD resolution. The Minimum Recommended Requirements are:
I understand you need the 5 Mbps connection but, as long as your machine is able to stream at that rate, why does it matter if you're getting that connection wired or wireless?
OnLive says all games are in HD... so that makes me wonder if their data center can't down-sample the games "on the fly". Doing so would make it easier for everyone to get the content.
In every case, be it on a Vista Machine, XP Netbook (wireless), Ubuntu, Xbox360... I can stream 1080p video without a hitch... so why does OnLive limit itself in such way? Are they afraid of the badmouthing that might occur if the system doesn't run on par with their claims? I don't think it help their case when you already have a bunch of gamers posting their first impressions as being negative to start with.
Oh OnLive, get it together. We want you to work, in every piece of hardware! Because that's the point, right?
The support site of leading Chinese PC manufacturer Lenovo has been compromised by unknown attackers who injected a rogue IFrame into the pages over the weekend. Security researchers warn that unwary visitors looking for drivers are exposed to several exploits that install the Bredolab trojan onto their computers.
According to a report from Vietnamese antivirus vendor Bkis, the pages have been infected since at least Sunday afternoon. However, some users have been reporting getting antivirus warnings when visiting Lenovo's download website since Saturday.
The IFrame points to an exploit kit hosted on a domain called volgo-marun.cn. After performing several checks to determine what vulnerable software they had installed on their computer, the visitors were served with exploits targeting older versions of Internet Explorer, Adobe Reader or Adobe Flash player.
"These exploit codes attempt to load file hxxp://volgo-marun.cn/pek/exe.exe which is a virus, onto victim’s computer. The virus is a new variant of Bredolab Botnet […]. After being loaded onto the computers, the virus copies itself as %Programs%\Startup\monskc32.exe and receives commands from C&C server with domain sicha-linna8.com," Le Minh Hung, senior security researcher at Bkis, writes.
At the moment, the malicious executable is detected by only ten of the 41 antivirus products listed on VirusTotal. The entire download.lenovo.com subdomain has been blacklisted by Google's Safe Browsing service. This means that Firefox or Chrome users should see malware warnings when opening resources hosted on it.
"Of the 46 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 39 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2010-06-20, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2010-06-20. Malicious software includes 1 trojan(s). Malicious software is hosted on 1 domain(s), including volgo-marun.cn/," a detailed explanation of the Google warnings reads.
Even though the malicious .cn domain appears to be dead at the moment, it could return back online at any time. Therefore, users are advised to stay clear of the Lenovo support website for a couple of days, until the manufacturer has a chance to clean it up and plug the hole that allowed the compromise in the first place.
As reported by Softpedia Security.
And, as you'll soon start seeing a pattern in this types of attacks, those being that they always target older versions of software, make sure you have your computers' software up to date! Having the latest version of a program always has its benefits so, Upgrade and Update!
Microsoft issued a new Security Advisory for a flaw in the Windows Help and Support Center. The vulnerability affects Windows XP and Server 2003, Vista and 7 are unaffected.
This vulnerability allows the help links in the Help Center to be hijacked to run executables on the victim’s computer.
Unregistering the HCP Protocol prevents this issue from being exploited on affected systems.
For that you'll need to access the ROOT hive of your registry. If you don't know what that is or are not familiar with it, I suggest you don't mess with it. Doing so can render your computer useless.
So, you can do 2 things, delete the HCP Registry or Rename it.
As always, back up your registry first.
1.Click Start, click Run, type Regedit in the Open box, and then click OK
2.Locate and then click the following registry key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HCP
3. Click the File menu and select Export
4.In the Export Registry File dialog box, enter HCP_Procotol_Backup.reg and click Save.
Note This will create a backup of this registry key in the My Documents folder by default.
Then proceed to delete the registry key.
5. Press the Delete key on the keyboard to delete the registry key. When prompted to delete the registry key via the Confirm Key Delete dialog box, click Yes.
or rename it...
6. Right click the HCP key and click Rename on the pop up menu. Change it's name to something like "HCP-Offline" "HCP-Disable" or whatever you like.
And once there's notice that the issue is resolved just remember to go back and change it's name back to HCP.
Stay safe out there.
SeaMicro just announced the release of a new low-power server that promises to cut power costs for companies running large Internet services and cloud computing platforms. SeaMicro’s multi-core x86 server runs on Intel’s low-power Atom chips, whose energy efficiency has made them the processor of choice for many mobile phones and laptops.
The power profile of the SM10000 packs 512 Atom CPUs into a 10U server, capable of fitting up to 2,048 CPUs into a single seven foot, 40U rack. Each of its servers use less than 2 kilowatts of power, suggesting that a rack filled with SeaMicro servers can have a power load of under eight kilowatts – a manageable power load for most data centers optimized for high-density computing.
More info at SeaMicro and at DataCenter Knowledge.
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