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Google Chrome Gets Updates: New Interfaces, Faster Browsing

"Tuesday, Google announced a few changes to Chrome, its engineered-for-speed web browser. The super-fast beta version that was announced a few weeks ago has already been updated to a stable version. For the Googlers working on Chrome, speed entails not only faster code (the latest version of Chrome boasts a 66% improvement in JavaScript performance) but also easier-to-navigate interfaces."

Apple: You Must Be 17+ To Use Opera

"From the techspot article: 'This week, the Opera web browser became the first non-native browser made available in Apple's Mac App Store. While Apple approved the browser, it still managed to hurt its competitor by putting this ridiculous label on it: "You must be at least 17 years old to download this app." Opera has reacted in good humor. "I'm very concerned," Jan Standal, VP of Desktop Products for Opera Software, said in a statement.

GeForce/ION Driver v267.26 + v267.31

GeForce/ION Driver v267.26

This driver package supports GeForce GTX 560 Ti.

New in Release 267.26

  • Adds 3D Vision support for Bulletstorm.
  • Adds SLI support for Homefront.
  • Improves compatibility with Dragon Age II.
  • Fixes an issue where the NVIDIA control panel may not be accessible via the Windows desktop.

Other

MSI Releases Afterburner V2.1.0 Graphic Card Overclocking Software

MSI Releases Afterburner V2.1.0 Graphic Card Overclocking Software

New Predator Feature Enables In-Game Video Capture at Any Time

City of Industry, CA – February 24, 2011 – MSI, the leading motherboard and graphics card manufacturer in the world, announced today that its Afterburner V2.1.0 overclocking utility is now available for all gamers to download worldwide.

Windows 7 SP1 released Today

"Microsoft has announced that the first service pack for Windows 7 operating system would be available for public download from February 22 onwards. For users, Windows 7 Service Pack 1 doesn't pack any new feature but is a cumulative bunch of security updates and hot fixes. From today, Microsoft Developer Network subscribers, TechNet subscribers and Volume License customers would be able to download the Windows 7 SP1. Windows 7 SP1 would be available as a direct download from Microsoft Download Center or through Windows Update. Before you start updating:"

Chrome May Drop the URL Bar

"There isn't much Google can still eliminate from the browser's interface. Yet Google appears to be considering a drastic step to free up space in the UI: It may simply kill the URL bar. Instead of showing the URL bar all the time, it may be hidden within tabs. There are some other features coming as well. For example, Google will allow users to be logged in different Google accounts at the same time, as long as you use those accounts in different windows."

Microsoft says RIP Windows XP AutoRun

"Microsoft has finally decided to push out a Windows update that should stop attempts to exploit AutoRun - a feature of its operating system that fires up any program once a USB or CD is inserted into a computer. In recent years hackers have increasingly turned to AutoRun, which permits programmers to deliver instructions via Autorun.inf files to run programs without first gaining user permission.

Google Offering $20K for Chrome Pwn2Own Hack

"CanSecWest takes place on March 9 and as usual, there’ll be the annual Pwn2Own hacking contest. However, this year there’s a new platform on the block -- Google’s Chrome OS -- and the search giant is happy to encourage participants to give it all they’ve got. ZDNet reports that Mountain View is offering a prize of $20,000 for the first person to crack its Chrome OS notebook via a vulnerability and sandbox escape in the Chrome browser."

Video Quality Tested: GeForce Vs. Radeon In HQV 2.0

"We’ve used the HQV benchmark version 1.0 for a few years now, and have only recently adopted the newer 2.0 version for some of our reviews. The latest build is far more complex and demanding than the original benchmark, but the raw scores don’t mean much unless you understand how to interpret them. Because of this, we’re taking our readers through a step-by-step explanation of the HD HQV Benchmark, version 2.0.

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