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AMD Catalyst 11.1a Hot-fix Promises 35% Boost

"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."

Web Tool On Firefox To Deter Tracking

"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."

Scientist develop way of spotting flashers

"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.

Cybercriminals shifting focus to non-Windows systems

"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.

New 265 WHQL Drivers

"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

Son drowns while mom indulges in Facebook gaming

"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

Google Bets On WebM vs. H.264 Video

"Google states: “Specifically, we are supporting the WebM (VP8) and Theora video codecs, and will consider adding support for other high-quality open codecs in the future. Though H.264 plays an important role in video, as our goal is to enable open innovation, support for the codec will be removed and our resources directed towards completely open codec technologies." | more

Next Live Show: Jan. 15 @ 9:30PM

The next live show is on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 @ 9:30PM (UCT -05:00). The show will be 30 minutes long and about the video reviews of the week, poll videos, Q&A and other computer and gaming topics. Hope to see you there: http://www.3dGameMan.com/live and here's the direct Ustream link: http://www.ustream.t... as well as registration: http://www.ustream.t...

Android 2.4 to be named "Ice Cream Sandwich"?

"Historically, Google has used names of dessert items for its Android OS system, starting with Donut (v1.6), Eclair (v2.1), Froyo (v2.2), latest Gingerbread (v2.3) for smartphones and finally HoneyComb (v3.0) for tablets. With that logic in mind, it should be only natural that the next codename for the OS should start with "I", and "Ice Cream" appears to be next on Google's list of Android releases.

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