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New Ad-Aware offers behavioral detection

Lavasoft has updated its popular malware and spyware detection and removal tool Ad-Aware. Rather than a dramatic redo, version 8.1 builds on the improvements made in the previous version. The new version is faster, has better removal abilities, and introduces a behavioral detection engine.

D-Link DGL-4500 Beta firmware 1.21 Beta (2nd phase) 1 week

Here's the run down.. If you can wait one more week we will conclude our results of the beta firmware that's been handed out to several customers for testing. So far it has been 4 weeks since the first customer to try it and seems 80% of users have reported positive feedback. By next week if that number holds up we will go into our 2nd stage and release the code as beta here in the forums for you to try and get your feedback.

New moblin 2.1 preview Image posted

Moblin v2.1 adds new features and developments and will be used as the base for future new user experience support for Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs), in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), and embedded devices, such as media phones. The release target for Moblin v2.1 for netbooks and nettops is expected to release to the community in Q4 2009.

Study: Vista Startup Time is Faster Than Win 7

Even if Windows 7 isn't proven by benchmarks to be the fastest, bestest version of Microsoft's operating system yet, it certainly feels a lot better. We'd use it over Windows Vista any day of the week, but new findings show that it's not the performance king – at least not yet.

Sure, there have been many tweaks under the hood to make it better than Windows Vista, but it seems that boot time is actually longer in Windows 7 – at least according to a certain standard.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday for October 2009: 13 bulletins

According to the Microsoft Security Response Center, Microsoft will issue 13 Security Bulletins on Tuesday, and it will host a webcast to address customer questions about the bulletin the following day (October 14 at 11:00am PST, if you're interested). Eight of the vulnerabilities are rated "Critical," and the other five are marked as "Important." All of the Critical vulnerabilities earned their rating through a remote code execution impact, meaning a hacker could potentially gain control of an infected machine. At least six of the 13 patches will require a restart.

Microsoft mulling 128-bit versions of Windows 8, Windows 9

Believe it or not, Windows 7's successor(s) have been in the planning and early development stages for a while now. We haven't posted anything about any of them yet, but we've been watching closely to see if anything really interesting turned up. Exactly two weeks ago, it did. A LinkedIn profile, which has already been taken down, for a Robert Morgan, Senior Research & Development at Microsoft, has shone a sliver of light on the possibility of 128-bit support coming to Windows 8.

Top 11 Reasons for DirectX 11

Windows® 7 is just around the corner. Is your PC ready to take full advantage of the new operating system? Top 11 reasons why you should get a Microsoft DirectX® 11-compliant graphics card for your PC running the Windows® 7 operating system

11. Shader Model 5.0

* How it works: Latest compute and shading language developed by Microsoft, comes equipped with a new, more flexible instruction set, and also supports an object-oriented programming model that simplifies code development.

Nvidia working on CUDA-based anti-virus

Nvidia may have finally found the killer app that will bring the benefits of CUDA - its language for offloading highly parallel tasks on to the graphics processor - to the masses: CUDA-accelerated virus scanning.

As reported over on Fudzilla, the company's general manager of CUDA Sanford Russell has confirmed that his group is working on offloading the grunt work of scanning for viruses on to the GPU - potentially offering a massive speed-up over traditional CPU-based scanners.

D-Link still trying to resolve DGL-4500 issues

Posted on October 06, 2009, 02:03:52 PM. "Hey guys, I got some news.. We finally got some code but we are not releasing it out yet to you guys. You know what happened last time everyone got the code and didn't like it. That said we are hand picking customers to try out this code and waiting for their feedback. It's not going to be released as soon as you think. We will be testing in our environment, which btw we never see the issue in house. Customers that we have picked will be testing out this code and we will wait for there results.

EVGA Precision 1.8.1 released

A fresh and clean(?) version of EVGA's graphics card monitoring and tweaking utility tool Precision has now been delivered and is available for download. Dubbed v1.8.1, the new build comes with:

- Added Nvidia GeForce G 210, GT 220 and GT 240 series graphics cards support
- EVGA On-Screen Display Server has been updated to version 3.5.0. Floating injection address hooking technology, which has been introduced in the previous version, is now disabled by default and can be enabled via the "Stealth mode" option in the server's properties

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