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Google

+ - Latest Samsung Vs Apple LolZ-> 2

Submitted by ShadowFoxx
ShadowFoxx (2015582) writes "Macgasm reports:

While considering the source, it's hard to not admit that samsung is straight ripping off Apple technology, thier new upcomming phone is an exact clone of the Iphone 3GS if you just take away the apple logo and move the camera from the top to the middle of the back.

Hillarious!"

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Security

+ - Bioware / EA Hacked-> 1

Submitted by ShadowFoxx
ShadowFoxx (2015582) writes "I recently received an e-mail from EA saying my PII was stolen from one of their "10 year old " Servers. The contents of the mail was:

We recently learned that hackers gained unauthorized access to the decade-old BioWare server system supporting the Neverwinter Nights forums. We immediately took appropriate steps to protect our consumers’ data and launched a thorough ongoing evaluation of the breach. We have determined that no credit card data was compromised from the servers, nor did we ever have or store sensitive data like social security numbers. Our investigation shows that information such as user names, encrypted passwords, email addresses, mailing addresses, names, phone numbers, CD keys and birth dates from these forum accounts on the system may have been compromised, as well as other information (if any) that you may have associated with your EA Account. In an abundance of caution, we have changed your password to ensure account security.

We take the security of your information very seriously and regret any inconvenience this may have caused you. If your username, email address and/or password on your EA account are similar to those you use on other sites, we recommend changing the password at those sites as well. We advise all of our fans to always be aware of any suspicious emails or account activity and report any suspicious emails and account activity to Customer Support at 1-877-357-6007

More info on CNN"

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China

+ - 'Glorious Mission,' Chinese Video Game Targets U.S->

Submitted by ShadowFoxx
ShadowFoxx (2015582) writes "Its graphics are on par with Call of Duty, but Glorious Mission has a whole different perspective than what even the most experienced gamer might be used to.

It targets U.S. troops.

That's right, developed by China’s Giant Network Technology Co. and backed by the People's Liberation Army (P.L.A.) this first-person shooter paints U.S. soldiers as the enemy, according to WIred."

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Media

+ - Netflix signed Deal with Mirimax->

Submitted by ShadowFoxx
ShadowFoxx (2015582) writes "Netflix, Inc. and Miramax on Monday announced a multi-year agreement under which Netflix members in the U.S. will be able to instantly watch motion pictures from the Miramax film library. It is the first time Miramax titles have become available through a digital subscription service.

Beginning in June, Netflix members in the U.S. will be able to instantly watch several hundred Miramax movies, with dozens of titles being added on a rotating basis. The movies can be watched on multiple platforms, including TV, tablet, computer and mobile phones. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed."

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Intel

+ - Microsoft Making Multiple Versions of Win8->

Submitted by ShadowFoxx
ShadowFoxx (2015582) writes "Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) will make multiple versions of its next Windows operating system, with four that work on ARM Holdings Plc (ARM) technology, according to an Intel Corp. (INTC) executive.

The version designed for Intel chips will run older Windows programs, Renee James, head of Intel’s software business, said today in a presentation at the company’s Santa Clara, California, headquarters. The ARM versions won’t run older programs, she said. They will be tailored to mobile devices and tablet computers and there will also be a version for Intel chips to address that market."

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Desktops (Apple)

+ - Valve Switching to Skype Voice Codec for Steam->

Submitted by ShadowFoxx
ShadowFoxx (2015582) writes "According to a press release sent to us by Valve, the company will be switching to the SILK voice codec for providing in-game chat and communication options to its customers. In keeping with its recent attitude towards the Mac gaming community, the upgraded service will be offered to Mac and PC gamers alike."
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Bug

+ - OSX 10.6.7 UPDATE->

Submitted by ShadowFoxx
ShadowFoxx (2015582) writes "There is an update that supposedly addresses the isse previously posted yesterday on slashdot. It also addresses some of the following and more:

- Improve the reliability of Back to My Mac
- Resolve an issue when transferring files to certain SMB servers
- Address various minor Mac App Store bugs"

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The Internet

+ - Al Franken: ‘They're coming after the Intern->

Submitted by ShadowFoxx
ShadowFoxx (2015582) writes "Al Franken is purporting to be a champion of net neutrality by regulating and not allowing market sources or more ISP choices drive the freedom of the net. I'd like to hear your opinions /. On if more regulations or freemarket practices is the best answer to drive the freedom of the Internet."
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Desktops (Apple)

+ - Time Warner Cable launches iPad app with live TV->

Submitted by ShadowFoxx
ShadowFoxx (2015582) writes "NEW YORK – Time Warner Cable Inc. is launching an iPad application that plays live TV, becoming the first cable company to do so.

The app will be free to download on Tuesday morning, but it will only work for people who subscribe to both video and Internet service from the New York-based cable company. Even then, it only works in the home, when the iPad is connected to the company's cable modem via a Wi-Fi router."

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