Roundups

Sony bags McDonald’s download deal

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Sony bags McDonald’s download deal Just as Apple reportedly trounced Napster with its iTunes installation deal with HP, Sony may now have bounced Apple in a song deal with burger giant McDonald’s. Reports earlier this year claimed Apple and McDonald’s to have entered an alliance under which the latter company would provide songs from iTunes as part of a marketing ...

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YouTube set to overtake BBC in UK

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YouTube set to overtake BBC in UK According to research from Hitwise, an online competitive intelligence service, YouTube is set replace the BBC as most visited general entertainment site for UK web surfers, if current trends continue. Although the BBC currently lead the pack, the gap between the two is narrowing. The BBC site has been ranked as the number ...

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Windows Phone 7 update may be delayed

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Windows Phone 7 update may be delayed An official Windows Phone blog in French says that the first substantial update for Windows Phone devices may not come until the end of the month, a week or two later than expected. In February, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said to expect the update, which will include cut-and-paste functionality and performance enhancements, in ...

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Dishonored: How to Kill Enemies with Creativity

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Dishonored: How to Kill Enemies with Creativity A new trailer for Bethesda’s upcoming stealth game Dishonored has arrived on YouTube showcasing different number of creative ways to kill enemies and opponents. Dishonored is schedule to arrive on October 9 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. The game is set in Dunwall, an industrial whaling city where strange steampunk- inspired technology ...

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Jobs is ‘highest-paid US exec’

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Jobs is ‘highest-paid US exec’ Apple CEO Steve Jobs became the highest paid executive in the US for the second quarter 2002, according to the latest Executive Compensation Index from the Economic Research Institute. Famously, Jobs draws no annual salary – but this was offset by his $43,511,534 bonus in the quarter, the Institute reports. Jobs’ fortunes contrast favourably with ...

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HALO 4 powered by CryEngine 3, looks STUNNING

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HALO 4 powered by CryEngine 3, looks STUNNING Did you ever imagine how Xbox 360 exclusive HALO 4 will look if it is powered by one of the most powerful engine “CryEngine 3”?. Rens, an artist working on Battlefield 3 at DICE has released a mockup image of Halo ship using CryEngine 3. This mock of image looks stunning and ...

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Huge Until Dawn update 1.03 out now: inverts Y-axis, fixes bugs, and more | Until Dawn

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Huge Until Dawn update 1.03 out now: inverts Y-axis, fixes bugs, and more | Until Dawn The updates fixes bugs, progression issues, trophy problems, and inverts the Y axis. Until Dawn update 1.03 came out today and is a whopping 10.4 GB.  While Supermassive Games, the developer of Until Dawn, has yet to release official details for the patch on their website’s ...

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Microsoft ‘leaves Mac Office users in the lurch’ – researcher

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Microsoft ‘leaves Mac Office users in the lurch’ – researcher Microsoft yesterday told Mac Office users it doesn’t yet have a fix for a PowerPoint bug that it patched for Windows customers. “Security updates for Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac, Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac, and Open XML File Format Converter for Mac are unavailable at this time,” the company’s ...

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The everyday agony of the password

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The everyday agony of the password It’s hard to imagine an idea more inane than passwords. That we protect many of the most important aspects of our lives with little more than a short string of text is an extreme absurdity. These collections of–admit it–eight characters are the gateways to everything from our bank accounts and medical records to our ...

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