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  • News: 40 Weeks of DLC for Saints Row: The Third

    THQ's Brian Farrell, speaking at the Cloud Gaming USA conference this week, expanded on his plans to keep players of Saints Row: The Third engaged long after release.

  • News: How to Max Out Your Windows Performance for $1000

    Ever since Microsoft released Windows Vista, all Windows PCs have included a benchmark tool called the Windows Experience Index, which gives you a quick look at how well you can expect the system to handle basic Windows tasks, Aero graphics, more-demanding applications, games, and more. Hitting the overall maximum score--7.9, at the time of this writing--isn't easy without investing in a lot of expensive, specialized hardware, but we've found a PC build that you can tweak to reach 7.8 overall (with a 7.9 in every category except processor speed) for about $1000.

  • News: What to Expect from Google and Zagat

    Google announced today that it has purchased Zagat. Zagat's maroon pocket-sized guides have been a staple of tourists and travelers for decades, and now the reviews and ratings of restaurants, hotels, and other destinations can be incorporated into the vast "Googleverse". So, what does that mean for you and me?

  • News: Windows 8: What We Hope to Learn

    We already know a lot about Windows 8. We know it’ll have a new, touch-focused interface and application framework for tablets and touchscreen PCs. We know it will still have a traditional desktop, with enhancements to Explorer (among other features). It will have versions that run natively on ARM-based CPUs in addition to the x86 architectures we’re used to. It will integrate USB 3.0 support and cloud services.

  • News: The Week in iPhone Cases: Is it me you're looking for?

    One of the best parts of writing Macworld's weekly case roundups is that I get to see the wide range of products that manufacturers dream up. This week is a perfect example: We've got the whimsical, the practical, and the sheer elegant. Let's dive in!

  • News: Warning: HIPPA has teeth and will bite over health-care privacy blunders

    Health care organizations that are performing risk assessments as a way to craft patient-privacy policies might want to consider a new potential attack vector: federal regulators.

  • News: Build Your Secret Hideout with Interactive Creative iPad Toy

    Andrew "Zarf" Plotkin, best known for a number of interactive fiction titles, has released an intriguing interactive art toy for the iPad.

  • News: 3DS Sales Shoot Up by 260% Following Price Drop

    Nintendo has announced that the recent price drop has had a big impact on 3DS sales in August. But how long will this last, given recent events?

  • News: The Nintendo 3DS's 260% August Bouncy-Bounce

    From feast to famine and back to feast again, Nintendo's 3DS is back in the black—not that it was ever really in the red. No one knew if slashing the 3DS's price would arrest its sharp sales decline since launching with big sales figures to tepid reviews back in March. But now we know: Knock $80 off your sale price, and they'll come in droves.

  • News: SNK Adds Six New Fighters to The King of Fighters-i for Free

    SNK has added 6 new fighters to the roster of the iOS version of The King of Fighters for no cost, and is reducing the price for a week to celebrate.

  • News: Apple releases driver updates for Lexmark printers

    For Lexmark printer owners, it’s time to give your device some love by downloading Apple’s latest driver update.

  • News: Microsoft Demos Super Fast Boot Times in Windows 8

    Microsoft has a surprise for users tired of waiting forever while their computers boot up. It will take less than 10 seconds for a Windows 8 PC to go from powered down to the start screen, according to a Microsoft video demonstration. The speedy boot is thanks to a new hybrid system that mixes processes used in cold boots and hibernation mode. Microsoft showed off the new functionality in yet another blog post on its Building Windows 8 blog.

  • News: French operators launch mobile payment system Buyster

    Operator-backed Buyster will launch its payment service, which aims to make online transactions more secure using mobile phones, on Sept. 13, the company said on Thursday.

  • News: McAfee offers safer URL shortener

    McAfee has introduced a web address shortening service that automatically checks the content of sites for which it is providing a compressed web link, popping up a warning should the site in question turn out to be suspect. Mcaf.ee lets users share secure links straight to Twitter and Facebook

  • News: Hacker claims he can exploit Windows Update

    The hacker who calls himself "Comodohacker" said this week that he could have used digital certificates stolen from a Dutch firm to issue fake updates to Windows PCs.

  • News: Apple wins permanent ban on German sales of Samsung tablet

    Samsung must not sell the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany because it looks too much like Apple's iPad 2, the district court in Düsseldorf ruled on Friday.

  • News: Lenovo expects to beat Dell in PC sales by year's end

    Lenovo's chairman believes the company will overtake Dell to become the world's second-largest PC vendor by the end of this year.

  • News: Morrisons hires former Apple exec for online food business

    Morrisons has appointed a former Apple executive as head of its online food business, due to launch next year.

  • News: Win an iPad in our 2011 Media Usage survey

    Your feedback will help us to more closely align our services with your needs, so give us a hand by taking the survey!

  • News: Court cancels £7m judgement against UK anti-spam organisation

    A US court has reversed an $11 million (£6.9 million) judgement against Spamhaus, a British anti-spam firm alleged to have caused extensive financial losses by blacklisting American marketing company e360.



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