"Search outfit Google accused Microsoft’s Bing of copying Google’s search results. Apparently, Google’s engineers set up random results for certain terms. Among them was ‘hiybprqag’, a gibberish word pointing to a Los Angeles theater seating plan. Google said that their results started appearing in Bing within few weeks. Google officially stated that they do not mind honest competition but obviously had a thing or three to say about Microsoft."
"Friday Microsoft reportedly sent out media invites for an Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) event taking place in San Francisco on February 10, indicating that the Release Candidate (RC) of IE9 has been delayed from its previously targeted January 28 launch. Although unconfirmed, the company is expected to reveal IE9 RC during the press event, sporting built-in support for GPUs, HTML 5 and a number of new enhancements including location privacy.
"Nvidia's resurrection of the Ti badge with the Geforce 560Ti has heated up things in the upper-mid end graphics card segment, and AMD seems to be feeling the burn. This has been met with frantic efforts from the AMD camp in the form of price cuts (Radeon HD 6950) and cheaper variants as well as ramped up versions of existing 6 series of graphics cards. AMD has also released the Catalyst 11.1a hotfix that promises massive performance improvements as compared to the Radeon HD 6800 and 6900 series of graphics cards."
"Mozilla Corp. plans to add a do-not-track feature to its Firefox Web browser, which could let users avoid having their actions monitored online. The announcement makes Firefox the first Web browser to heed the Federal Trade Commission's call for the development of a do-not-track system. The Wall Street Journal reported last year that Mozilla was exploring the development of such a system."
"Boffins fed up with people getting their kit off on chat sites have developed a new algorithm that will allow sites to nip the nudity in the bud. Video chat services such as Chatroulette which randomly link the webcams of people who visit the site have been doing well but it has been plagued by people who want to show their genitals... Now Xinyu Xing at the University of Colorado at Boulder and a few pals have come up with a "flasher detection" algorithm that spots the offenders, allowing them to be kicked out.
"In a major cybercrime turning point, scammers have begun shifting their focus away from Windows-based PCs to other operating systems and platforms, including smart phones, tablet computers, and mobile platforms in general, according to the Cisco 2010 Annual Security Report.
"Release 265 WHQL-certified drivers are here and you can download the new v266.58 drivers on nvidia.com, now. Read about some of the new features and performance optimizations this update brings, below. Or, get the full Release 265 specifications on GeForce.com." | more
"Well, you gotta have priorities in life A one year old son of Denver woman Shannon Johnson drowned in the bathtub while his mother was busy roaming the wonderfully egocentric world of Facebook. The mother checked on the boy once in the 10 minutes after which there were three silent minutes. Johnson went to check and found that the boy has drowned." | more
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