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Another Death in the Microsoft Family?

posted Sunday Dec 6, 2009 by Nicholas DiMeo

Another Death in the Microsoft Family?

First the red ring of death, now the black screen of death, Microsoft's products are slacking a bit. We wouldn't expect this with the recent release of Windows 7 right? Well, we expected wrong.

While trying to log in, users are unable to do so, getting stuck on a plain black screen. When this happens, users say they are unable to do anything, the system completely locks up. What's puzzling is the fact that some have claimed that they have gotten an additional My Computer window, but that's as far as it goes.

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Acer First to Launch Chrome OS-Based Netbook

posted Sunday Dec 6, 2009 by Nicholas DiMeo

Acer First to Launch Chrome OS-Based Netbook

We here at the show all know how amazing Google Chrome really is. Well, looks like someone else agrees...kind of. Since the middle of this year, Acer has been working on a netbook that runs on Chrome OS.

The company boasts being the first first-tier retailer to launch a Google Android-based netbook, although it was not as popular as anticipated. Acer justs loves coming in first. Chairman JT Wang implied his complete confidence in this netbook being the first Chrome-based netbook.

Acer is very excited to announce that it is expected to hit by the second half of 2010. Looks like Google Chrome is finally getting some recognition. We just worry about how well the OS is going to perform.

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Black Friday Looked Good for Gaming

posted Sunday Dec 6, 2009 by Nicholas DiMeo

Black Friday Looked Good for Gaming

Thanksgiving week is always the busiest shopping week of the year, but Santa was extra good to Microsoft this year, doubling the number of Xbox 360's sold in a single week. I guess they don't make amazing gaming systems at the North Pole.

Aaron Greenberg, Xbox 360 product management director, would not release the number of consoles sold, but Microsoft is expected to provide this information within a few weeks. We do know that up until October last year, about 70,000 were purchased per week.

Sony didn't do too bad either selling over 440,000 PS3s in a week alone. With the reduction in price and more appealing look, Sony stated that the "demand for the PS3 is at an all time high." Nintendo also made out pretty well, with about 500,000 Wii consoles and over 1 million DS and DSi handhelds purchased on Black Friday.

With sales at an all time high, looks like children are gonna be excited when they wake up on Christmas this year.

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Direct2Drive Has 24 Days of Christmas!

posted Sunday Dec 6, 2009 by Nicholas DiMeo

Direct2Drive Has 24 Days of Christmas!

While Steam may have a stranglehold on some games, preventing them from moving to third party gaming distributors, it seems like our good friends at Direct2Drive have found an alternative way to bring you holiday joy this season. So dry those dismal tears for having to deal with Steam on Modern Warfare 2, and get yourself geared up for D2D's 24 days of Christmas sale! But they are welcoming anyone who wants to add to their gaming collection for this great event!

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Google DNS For The Greater Good?

posted Sunday Dec 6, 2009 by Jon Wurm

Google DNS For The Greater Good?

Before you read through this article I want you to think of something related to the internet. It could be anything. Now I want you to think about if Google is planning to do that harder, better, faster and stronger....the answer is yes and now that Google has set it eyes on DNS (Domain Name System) services they aim to interject themselves in yet another level of your internet experience. For those of you not familiar with DNS it is basically a service your browser uses that translates URLs into the web address where the servers are at. This enables the browser to get pages, e-mail clients, send e-mail to the right place etc. In a recent statement Google implied that it's involvement in DNS services will be for the greater good of the Googlenet, I mean Internet.

The DNS protocol is an important part of the web's infrastructure, serving as the internet's phone book: every time you visit a website, your computer performs a DNS lookup. Complex pages often require multiple DNS lookups before they start loading, so your computer may be performing hundreds of lookups a day.

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Microsoft to Expand 'Games on Demand' Service

posted Sunday Dec 6, 2009 by Scott Ertz

Microsoft to Expand 'Games on Demand' Service

For those who don't know, the Xbox Live Games Marketplace got a makeover recently, including a new name - Games on Demand. Well, it turns out that Microsoft isn't done yet. On December 15th, Games on Demand will come to the Games for Windows platform, giving it the capabilities that it should have had right from the beginning.

Games on Demand for Windows lets you easily purchase and download great titles from the Games for Windows LIVE library right from your computer, and re-install your games whenever you want, wherever you want. Games for Windows LIVE now gives you the flexibility to access and play your games where and when you want, all straight from your PC!

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