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Thursday, 12 Jul 2012

Microsoft Advises Users of Windows 7 and Vista to Disable Desktop Gadgets

Microsoft Advises Users of Windows 7 and Vista to Disable Desktop Gadgets

In a security advisory released yesterday, Microsoft advised Windows 7 and Vista users to disable their Windows Sidebar and Gadgets. The company warned that insecure gadgets could be used to run arbitrary code on a computer. Read on to find out how to secure your affected system.

8GB Nexus 7 Costs $151.75 to Build

8GB Nexus 7 Costs $151.75 to Build

Research house IHS iSuppli recently stripped a 8GB Nexus 7 and found that it costs $151.75 to build. They also found that it is highly similar to the Kindle Fire.

Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012

Nokia Hits RIM with Three More Patents in Germany

Nokia Hits RIM with Three More Patents in Germany

Research in Motion gets into more legal trouble as Nokia files another three patent lawsuits against the BlackBerry maker in Germany.

Amazon Smartphone in the Works? (Update)

Amazon Smartphone in the Works? (Update)

Amazon is now said to be developing a smartphone that "would vie with Apple's iPhone and handheld devices that run Google’s Android operating system", Bloomberg reports.

Google Rolls Out Android 4.1 OTA Update for Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Google Rolls Out Android 4.1 OTA Update for Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Android 4.1 will be available as an over-the-air update in the coming days for users of HSPA+ Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Nexus S and Motorola Xoom users will be getting the updates later this month.

Photos of iPad Mini and iPhone 5 Engineering Samples Leaked

Photos of iPad Mini and iPhone 5 Engineering Samples Leaked

If these photos are to be believed, Apple will be introducing the first major update to the designs of the iPad and iPhone. Hit the link to find out what's different in the mythical Apple iPad Mini and iPhone 5.

The iPad Gets Official Google+ App

The iPad Gets Official Google+ App

The iPhone app for Google+ received an update back in May, and the folks over at Mountain View have been busy working on a Google+ app that's specifically tailored for the iPad.

Ouya Plans to Launch Android-Based Gaming Console with Kickstarter Funds

Ouya Plans to Launch Android-Based Gaming Console with Kickstarter Funds

Ouya, a US-based startup, plans to take its Android-based gaming console to Kickstarter for funding. It plans to rejuvenate the TV gaming console scene by pricing its system cheap, which will cost less than $100, and offer interested developers a truly open-source platform to showcase their wares!

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to Help Build 10,000 Year Clock

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to Help Build 10,000 Year Clock

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is helping to build a clock that will run for 10 millennia deep in the Sierra Diablo mountain range, in hopes that it will promote long term thinking.

Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012

With Steam Greenlight, Community Members Choose Which Games Get Distributed

With Steam Greenlight, Community Members Choose Which Games Get Distributed

In a move to further involve their customers in the game-selection process, games distribution service Steam will be launching a new service which lets the community decide on the games that will make it on their store.

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