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  • News: Cyber crime, still a priority

    "$10,000, Expert, Please, Help, are some of the common words that compose emails used to lure innocent victims by cyber criminals" says Longe Oluminde Babatope, a cyber-security expert from Nigeria. Longe adds that most of these emails are rich in vocabularies, when such words form 5% of an email, with special characters and different reply links, then these emails should immediately be marked as spam.

  • Opinion: How to Emulate Any Console on Your PC

    When you think "PC gaming," you probably think about games you play with a mouse and keyboard--everything from Grim Fandango to World of Warcraft. But savvy gamers know that the hardware that powers their PCs isn't so different from the hardware found in an everyday game console. Thanks to the work of legions of troglodytic emulator-developing heroes over the past 15 years or so, your PC can run almost any game from most of the dedicated game consoles taking up space in your living room (or your attic)--and we'll show you how.

  • Opinion: John's Background Switcher Keeps Desktop Wallpaper Fresh

    Wallpaper switchers are not a new invention. If you’ve ever found yourself bored with a background image that once seemed beautiful and dramatic, you may have felt the need for such a tool. However, few applications (and even fewer free applications) mature over time to become as capable and impressive as John’s Background Switcher.

  • Opinion: 30 Days With Windows Phone 7

    Today starts a new "30 Days" series. This month I am abandoning my iPhone 4 to spend 30 Days With Windows Phone 7. I have an HTC HD7S with Windows Phone 7, and I am all set to see what Microsoft's mobile OS has to offer.

  • News: IT in cars will reduce road fatalities

    New safety technologies, rather than the banning of mobile device use in cars, will have a major role to play in reducing the number of road fatalities during the next 10 years, according to motoring researchers and academics.

  • News: Assassin's Creed Revelations Multiplayer Beta Starts Soon

    Those looking forward to giving the Assassin's Creed Revelations multiplayer modes a thorough checking out can get set for a weekend of carnage from today.

  • News: Sniper: Ghost Warrior Coming to iOS

    The successful -- if not exactly critically acclaimed -- snipe 'em up series is headed to Apple's portable devices next year.

  • News: Nexon Adds Good Karma to Prepaid Cards

    Free to play operator Nexon has launched a rebranded range of prepaid cards for players to purchase items in its games, and is throwing in a free bit of good karma with every one purchased.

  • News: Lone Wolf Gamebook Series Comes to Kindle

    E-book readers are perfect for interactive stories such as the Choose Your Own Adventure and Fighting Fantasy franchises. Enter the Lone Wolf series, hailing from 1984.

  • Opinion: Sony Says It Added 3 Million PSN Users Since Revival

    "It's alive!" to basically paraphrase Sony CEO Howard Stringer's take on the PlayStation Network, since the hacker-plagued online gaming service finally lumbered back to life mid-May. Stringer spoke at the IFA electronics trade show in Berlin yesterday and reportedly said PSN sales are now higher than they were before the attack forced Sony to shutter and begin rebuilding the service mid-April.

  • News: Roku 2 delivers cheap, easy video streaming

    The last update to Roku’s line of portable streaming video players came in 2010, right as Apple was announcing the all-new Apple TV ( Macworld rated 4 out of 5 mice ). Roku’s tiny devices were overshadowed by Apple’s even tinier (though heavier) black box. This year Roku has updated its players yet again, adding features while outdoing the Apple TV with boxes that are smaller and lighter than Apple’s $99 player.

  • How-Tos: How to lock apps on a BlackBerry

    Here is how you can lock specific apps on your BlackBerry for free and subsequently hand over your BlackBerry, safe in the knowledge that important emails and messages won't be read by the wrong people.

  • Video: Video: Sony Personal 3D viewer in action

    Sony is offering an alternative for consumers who don’t want to buy a 3D TV. Called the personal 3D viewer the head mounted display will be available by the end of the year though pricing wasn’t announced. It can be connected to a 3D camcorder for a live view of what’s being shot or used for movies and gaming, said Howard Stringer during the company’s press conference. The viewer also has headphones to deliver audio. While the 3D viewer may be isolating—it’s not like you can enjoy this with a friend—the experience is pretty unique. We had a chance to try the personal 3D viewer being filmed here on a 3D camera and the effect is actually pretty good. The picture is clear and bright and after taking some time to focus it it’s a really enjoyable experience and Sony said that once this comes on the market there’s going to be headband to secure this to your head so that you don’t have to hold it.

  • News: LG dumps active shutter 3D glasses

    LG is abandoning active shutter glasses for use with 3D screens, citing an overwhelming preference for the cheaper-to-produce passive glasses. An overwhleming 88 percent of it 3D LED TV sales are of models that use passive shutter technology. The company has seen a two-fold uptake in demand for its LED 3D TVs that come with passive glasses, LG told PC Advisor at IFA today.

  • Video: Video: Ford Evos concept car that connects to cloud shown at IFA

    Ford detailed its new Evos concept car during the IFA consumer electronics show this week. Billed as a cloud connected car, Ford envisions that the automobile will be able to make decisions based on driver preferences.

  • Video: Video: Samsung and Toshiba launch tablets at IFA - the week in tech

    Coming up on World Tech Update this week, we’re at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin where tablets are all the rage. Sony debuts two new Android tablets while taking a jab at Apple, Samsung intros the Galaxy Tab 7.7 and also announces the Galaxy Note smartphone-tablet hybrid, Toshiba focuses on thin and light with a new ultrabook and tablet and Ford Motor Company joins consumer electronics vendors and presents its vision of the future.

  • Video: Video: Samsung launches Galaxy Note

    Samsung debuted a number of mobile devices at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin Thursday. The one gaining the most buzz is the Galaxy Note, a 5.3in tablet-smartphone hybrid that can touch or stylus driven. Here's a video showing Samsung executives showing off the Samsung Galaxy Note.

  • Buying Advice: Does PC speed boost software work?

    They promise an instant speed boost, but do PC optimisation software tools really speed up your PC? We tested and benchmarked PC speed boost utilities to find out.

  • News: The five most commented stories of the week - 2nd September 2011

    It's been a busy week in tech, from rumours about Samsung preparing to buy WebOS and Amazon launching an Android tablet to Google's annoucement that its internet TV service will hit the UK in the next six month.

  • How-Tos: How to copy BlackBerry contacts to a memory card

    While backing-up the contacts on your BlackBerry to a SIM card is a great way to ensure you don't lose names, numbers and emails if your handset has to be wiped, it doesn't protect you if you lose the smartphone itself.



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