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Happy Geek Pride Day

Geek Pride Day is an initiative to promote geek culture, celebrated on 25 May. The date was chosen as to commemorate the release of the first Star Wars film on 25 May 1977, but shares the same day as three other similar fan 'holidays' - Towel Day, for fans of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Trilogy by Douglas Adams, one possible date of Star Wars Day, and the Glorious 25 May, for fans of Terry Pratchett's Discworld.

DiRT 3 free with HIS IceQ X Video Cards

TODAY HIS is pleased to bring you an exciting game bundle for our valued customers who purchase HIS IceQ X Series graphics cards.  Starting in Mid-June 2011, any customer who purchases qualifying HIS IceQ X Series graphics cards will receive a DiRT® 3™ full game coupon (US$59.99 value). 

To thank you for our customer’s continued support, our HIS 6770 IceQ X to 6970 IceQ models will be bundled with DiRT® 3™ game coupon while other HIS 6000 models will be released in game version and standard version. Enjoy your immersive game experience with our HIS IceQ X Series graphics cards.

Windows will run on ARM by Christmas

"Word on the street is that Windows based tablets which can use ARM processors will be in the shops by the end of 2011. According to Digitimes the lack of system performance will mean that the platform will be mainly used for targeting the tablet PC market. Quoting sources from notebook players, Digitimes said that there are several problems which need to be solved with the idea and most notebook makers are wary about it."

Free KASPERSKY Anti-Virus 2011

Free KASPERSKY lab Anti-Virus 2011 for 3 User (after $40 MIR) at Newegg.com, expires 5/26

Microsoft: One in 14 Downloads Is Malicious

"The next time a website says to download new software to view a movie or fix a problem, think twice. There's a pretty good chance that the program is malicious.

In fact, about one out of every 14 programs downloaded by Windows users turns out to be malicious, Microsoft said Tuesday. And even though Microsoft has a feature in its Internet Explorer browser designed to steer users away from unknown and potentially untrustworthy software, about 5 percent of users ignore the warnings and download malicious Trojan horse programs anyway."

Win 7's Malware Infection Rate Climbs, XP's Falls

"Microsoft released data today showcasing that Windows 7's malware infection rate has climbed by more than 30% during the second half of 2010, while the infection rate for Windows XP has dropped by more than 20%."

AMD Catalyst 11.5 Released (and Hotfiix 11.5a)

In this update AMD has resolved a number of compatibility issues and performance in some games is faster. Note that there is an update to this update though, Catalyst 11.5a hotfix: grab it here

AMD Catalyst™ Driver 11.5a Hotfix Feature:

Free McAfee Antivirus Plus 2011

Anyone looking for an antivirus program, might want to check this out. You can't go wrong with FREE!. Free McAfee Antivirus Plus 2011 for 1 User (after $40 MIR) at Newegg.com, but it expires on 5/20

PCMark 7 Released

HELSINKI, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2011 - PCMark® 7, a new Futuremark benchmark that offers complete PC performance testing for Windows 7, was released today and is now available to download and purchase from http://www.pcmark.com/. PCMark 7 is available in 3 editions: the free Basic Edition that offers unlimited runs of the PCMark test suite without registration or expiry, the Advanced Edition which includes all 7 benchmark tests and the Professional Edition which unlocks all features and is licensed for commercial use.

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