Archive for the 'In the News' Category

Hey, Firefox 3.6 users, look out for Firefox 7.0.1!

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Today Mozilla will start pushing Firefox 7.0.1 onto people who are still using Firefox 3.6. It's all part of the plan: * We will be offering an advertised update (also sometimes called a “major update”) for Firefox 3.6.x -> Firefox 7.0 on 2011-10-06 (1 week and 2 days after Firefox 7’s release) * The advertised update has […]

iPhone micro USB adapter

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

This is cool: It's a micro USB adapter for the iPhone. The downsides - It's currently only available in the UK and costs £8/$12 (pretty pricey for an adapter) and ships October 14. Apple rates the adapter as compatible with iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS and 3G. Not sure why it wouldn't work with iPods and even iPads for just syncing.

Windows 8 to benefit from ‘fast startup mode’

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Microsoft has revealed that its Windows 8 operating system will feature a fast startup mode. Gabe Aul, director of program management in Windows, explains over on the Building Windows 8 blog: The key thing to remember though is that in a traditional shutdown, we close all of the user sessions, and in the kernel session we […]

MSI adds ‘Dust Removal Tech’ to graphics card

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Do you have problems with dust buildup in your graphics cards? Then MSI's N580GTX featuring ’Dust Removal Tech’ might be just what you're looking for. How does it work? It's actually pretty simple: When the system is turned on, the graphics card fan will rotate in the opposite direction for 30 seconds. By running in reverse, the fan helps […]

Could you live a day without technology?

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Could you live a day without technology? Could you put the cellphone, computer, iPod, TV, Twitter and Facebook (yes, abandoning your farm for a day!) away for a day? A survey carried out by Intersperience suggests that giving up technology is like kicking an addiction. The project also involved qualitative research, including challenging participants to get through one full day without using technology. […]