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Huge Privacy Hole Found in Windows 8, Put in Place By Microsoft

A recent blog post by Nadim Kobeissi shows an absolutely giant privacy hole in Windows 8 that was put in place by Microsoft. Every time you install an app, Windows will send what app was installed, together with your IP address and the app’s digital signature, to Microsoft. This was fairly obviously put in for security purposes, but having a database of who...

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Modder Adds High Resolution Mod to Dark Souls

To the dismay of pretty much every PC gamer, Dark Souls was released with a resolution cap at 1024×768. That’s pretty terrible, considering there are monitors out there with resolutions up to 2560×1600, and 4K is right around the corner. Well, a modder by the (online) name of Durante came up with a simple-to-use mod that will allow you to change the resolution. It...

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Amazon and NBC Ink Deal for Amazon Prime Instant Video

Amazon and NBC have reached an agreement where Amazon’s Prime Instant Videos will get NBC Universal’s video library. Details like how much Amazon is paying NBC for their library were not released. We can expect shows like Parks & Recreation, Battlestar: Galactica, Friday Night Lights, Heroes, and many others to show up on Amazon’s service.  Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition...

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Samsung Releases Teaser Trailer for Windows 8 Laptop

Samsung has recently released a teaser trailer for an upcoming Windows 8 laptop. According to the description, this laptop is their “newest Windows-8-ready innovation.” Nothing more was released. It appears to be a thin, brushed-aluminum Windows 8 notebook. Watch the teaser below: {youtube}sk8hNsdwbFM{/youtube}

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Microsoft Updates Company Logo

For the first time in 25 years, Microsoft has updated their logo. With all of the market share Microsoft has been losing to Apple, it seems like Microsoft is finally getting their act together. The new logo reflects the cleaner, title-formerly-known-as-Metro -style that Microsoft has been adopting for all of its products. Personally I find it as a big improvement over their old...

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Logitech Releases K310 Washable Keyboard

Those of you who like to eat at your desk and frequent spill things are sure to like the newest keyboard out of Logitech. They designed it to be washable in up to 11 inches of water, as long as you keep the USB cord out of the water. The keyboard itself is nothing special, just your typical rubberdome keys in a design...

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Samsung Invests Another $4 Billion in Texas Factory

Samsung has recently announced that it will invest yet another $4 billion in its Texas factory in order to increase chip output. This factory produces many different things for Samsung such as memory chips and logic products, as well as the mobile processors that Samsung is so known for. With the rise in demand of their chips, which are used in many smartphones...

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PopCap Games Announces Plants vs. Zombies Sequel

PopCap Games, a subdivision of Electronic Arts that makes simpler games of the likes of Peggle and Bejewled, recently announced the sequel to one of their most popular games: Plants vs. Zombies. There’s not much detail out yet, but it looks like it will be released in the late spring of 2013. You can read the announcement here, and keep up with the game’s development...

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Microsoft Starts Taking Orders for Windows 8 Upgrade Offer

If you’ve recently bought a laptop with Windows 7 installed, you may be eligible for a $14.99 upgrade to Windows 8 Pro when it’s released. Microsoft has started taking orders for the upgrade offer, which will be fulfilled starting on October 26. The offer period goes from June 2, 2012, to January 31, 2012. Any PC with Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home...

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Amazon Adds Glacier Cloud Storage Solution to Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has recently added a cloud storage solution called Glacier. It’s not so clear if it’s available to everyone or just to businesses, but it’s looking like it’s available to everyone. In an interesting twist, you don’t pay for a certain amount of data storage, you pay as you use it. How much? $0.01 per gigabyte. So as you upload you’ll get...