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Articles Archive for Author Teisha Travis

The Acer Aspire G3100 Predator, Scared Yet?

Acer has just unveiled its new desktop gaming PC. This powerhouse is called the Aspire G3100 Predator and is fueled by an AMD processor. While most modern computers run on Intel processors, AMD is no lightweight contender, especially when it’s the Phenom II hexa-core (six core) processor, as is in this beautiful machine. The machine comes stock with 4GB of RAM but is upgradeable to 8GB of RAM.

There is also a 1TB hard drive. Users can upgrade to 6TB of hard drives (3 x 2TB HDD), but few people will need that much storage.

iPhone 4 Production Gets Cut In Half

Apple supplier insiders provided some vital information yesterday that supplier Pegatron had been asked to dramatically scale back production of CDMA iPhone 4 models. The Taiwan supplier had been originally asked to produce 10 million iPhones, but received a significant reduction in orders, cutting it down to five million. This goes against Verizon’s prediction that they would sell 11 million iPhones this year.

Nokia Cuts 7,000 Jobs Due To Bad Quarter

Nokia has been through a lot of waves recently, and today the world knows the outcome. Nokia has announced today it will cut 7,000 jobs as a “result of its Microsoft Windows Phone agreement” and outsourcing Symbian handset software. This represents 12% of the company’s handset employees and will likely save Nokia $1.5 billion dollars.

Nokia’s CEO, Stephen Elop noted that the competitive environment has changed rapidly, implying that Nokia must change with it in order to be successful. The cuts include 4,000 layoffs and 3,000 job shifts to Accenture.

Microsoft Has Gone Phishing

Microsoft has announced a security alert for Xbox Live today. The alert warns gamers of possible phishing attempts through specific messaging features in popular gaming titles such as Modern Warfare 2. Microsoft stated that they are aware of the problem and are working hard to resolve the issue. The company also sent out a standard apology for an “inconvenience” this has caused and thanks gamers for their patience.

New Google Video-On-Demand Service Arriving Next Week!

What do you think about Netflix? I’ve used Netflix on and off for a number of years but have never been that thrilled with the service. I will admit that it is cool to be able to rent older classics or new releases that you may have not had the time to see in the theaters, but overall I wasn’t very impressed. The fact that you have to remember to log on to check if the DVD is already out was a bit of a hassle for me. Because I have better things to do, I would not login to check frequently enough and forget which movies to “look out for”, thus never renting the release. I guess you could call me lazy for not writing down the movies on a list and diligently checking, but I am sure I am not the only lazy person out there.

The N750 From NETGEAR Offers 450Mbps Wireless Speeds

NETGEAR has recently launched a new router that offers dual band wireless transmission at rates up to 750Mbps. The new Dual Band Gigabit Router is called the NETGEAR N750 and the router transmits data simultaneously over both wireless N bands (up to 450Mbps in the 5GHz band) and up to 300Mbps in the 2.5 GHz band.

The N750 also offers a host of parental controls for the concerned parent, as well as implementing a broadband usage meter for those worried about data caps. The router supports DLNA, and easily handles HD video, music, and photos.

Hi-jacked Wi-Fi; Innocent Man Accused Of Child Pornography

A man from Buffalo, New York had his house stormed early in the morning with assault weapons fully drawn. While the innocent man was lying on the floor, police called him a pedophile and pornographer. What came as complete shock and disbelief at first, soon became a realization that someone must have used his unprotected wireless router.

The police insisted the man was the “creep” and that the innocent man had downloaded thousands of images late the previous night, under the screen name “Doldrum.”

Groupon Found Guilty Of Writing Fake Yelp Reviews

In a Venture Level blog post today, Romil Patel, an entrepreneur discusses his experiences with running Groupon and LivingSocial deals. Overall, he experienced some shadiness going on with Groupon. Apparently a Groupon representative he worked with had asked him to create fake, positive Yelp reviews for his own business.

Patel writes,

Sony Is Still Being Hacked, Gamers Are MAD

After all the mayhem Sony went through with the Anonymous hacking group, as well as the “Geohotz” case, it seems like the ground is still shaking. Sony PlayStation engineers are investigating to see if Sony has indeed been hacked.

A blogger from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe stated, “As you are no doubt aware, the current emergency outage is continuing this afternoon and all Sony Online Network services remain unavailable. Our support teams are investigating the cause of the problem, including the possibility of targeted behaviour by an outside party. If the reported Network problems are indeed caused by such acts, we would like to once again thank our customers who have borne the brunt of the attack through interrupted service.”

Samsung’s Ultra Slim And Affordable 16MP Camera

Samsung has added to it’s slim-line ST range of compact cameras. The company has recently announced that it will be adding a 16MP camera to its product line. The ST93 will feature enhanced optical performance through the camera’s Dual Image Stabilization, combining both digital and optical image stabilization technology.

The company also says that the Dual IS functionality will provide clearer images in any environment, preventing distorted photos. The gorgeous camera will also feature a 26mm 5x optical zoom lens and a Smart Filter feature to apply different effects to one’s photos.