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12 Android Apps to Replace Your Other Gadgets     Need a compass, a flashlight, a voice recorder, or a TV remote? Look no further than your Android phone, augmented with these cool app downloads.   Android phones can do more than just answer calls and take pictures. Like digital Swiss army knives, they concentrate a lot of utilities into a compact, pocket-size device. Straight out of the...
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Kinect Hack Makes Microsoft Angry, Deny its Existence     Who knew Kinect could work just as well snapped into a regular PC as an Xbox 360? Hector Martin, that's who.   [PCWorld's full Kinect review] Martin took up a challenge issued by Adafruit Industries to uncork Kinect's mysterious motion-tracking mojo for the masses. The prize? $3,000, an amount Adafruit bumped twice from $1,000...
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mIRC 7.15 released     Dear mIRC User,  mIRC v7.15 has been released today.   This is a small update that addresses a number of important issues that have been reported by users since the last release. It includes improvements, changes and fixes to a number of features, including:   The editbox in the active window now correctly receives the focus when mIRC is restored from a minimized...
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Kinect Hacked To Work On PCs   Microsoft's motion control technology that is the basis for it newly released Kinect gaming device has been hacked and is now being modified to work in ways it was never intended.     Well, that was fast. Do-it-yourself electronics kit maker and hobby retailer Adafruit recently announced that a hacker had won the company's Open Kinect Bounty. Spain-based...
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RockMelt: A Social Networking Spin on Google Chrome     Would you like to do your Web browsing while keeping a constant eye on what your Facebook friends are doing? If so, then RockMelt is for you.   RockMelt is actually a combined Facebook front end and Web browser. It is built on the foundation of Google's open-source Chromium Web browser, which is also the basis for Google's popular and...
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Malicious websites increase by over 100% in a year   90% of all unwanted email contains links to malicious pages     The number of malicious website on the net has increased by more than 100 percent since last year, says Websense. According to the security firm's 2010 Threat Report, nearly four in five (80 percent) of websites with malicious code are legitimate sites that have been...