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Wednesday, 5-November-2008 02:27:32 (GMT +10) - by Agg
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Electronic Arts has taken over Trafalgar Square as part of the London Games Festival. Members of the public got a chance to play EA's latest titles including Fifa 09, and Red Alert 3. There were also performances on stage from acts such as McFly, Natasha Bedingfield, and The Automatic. It is estimated more than 70,000 people attended the event which ran from the 30 Oct - 2 November.
However, EA is struggling financially. Electronic Arts announced in a press release it has suffered a net loss of $310 million for the fiscal second quarter resulting in a diluted loss per share of $0.97. The losses occurred despite net revenue of $894 million which is an increase of $254 million when compared to the previous year. In response to the negative financial news, Electronic Arts shares fell 17.1 % on Friday falling to $22.99.
Here's a guide on synchronising Google Docs with Microsoft Office. Do you want to download and create a backup of all Google Docs documents to a local folder on the hard drive; edit your Google Docs offline using Microsoft Word and then automatically sync changes when you are online; or Are you looking for an alternative to Docsyncer?
Firefox has reached a record market share. Firefox has been playing with the 20% market share mark for some time now. Back in July we reported that the browser has begun jumping over 20% on several days and this trend has solidified since then. In October, Firefox’ average market share as measured by Net Applications was 19.97%, up 0.51 points from 19.46% in September.
Common sense is prevailing on Myspace when it comes to pirated clips. MySpace and Auditude have rolled out an innovative solution to the problem of people posting pirated television show snippets on the internet. Auditude technology automatically identifies user-posted segments of shows, then weaves in advertising for copyright owners and tells viewers whose program they are watching. Instead of copyright holders chasing down television show video posted on MySpace pages and then demanding clips be removed in accordance with US law, they can let internet users be delivery channels complete with advertising.
Apple is cutting production of the iPhone. FBR Capital Markets analyst Craig Berger attracted attention today with a research note stating that Apple may be cutting iPhone production much more dramatically than initially expected.
Here's an interesting article on why your next computer could be running Linux. It's the perfect storm. Computer manufacturers have figured out how to produce lightweight, low-end machines that cost very little just as the economy takes a big tumble. Meanwhile, software applications that once needed robust hardware to run are now moving to the cloud. The result? An explosion of netbooks, the "sub-compact" car of notebook computers, most of which don't cost too much more than the average smartphone.
While your contemplating a tiny laptop, why not get a tiny projector to go with it? here's a new mini-projector in town, and it's totally different in size from any other. Yes, it's smaller than the smallest conventional projectors, but fatter than the other cell phone-sized "pico" projectors. It's much easier to lug than most projectors, but, sadly, won't fit comfortably in your pocket.
What about the 5 useless gadgets we all should throw away? Your house is full of crap, and you know it. Along with that old suit you'll "fit into again one day" and the cupboard full of juicers and lemon squeezers, it's likely you have a lot of computer hardware you'll never use again. That's normal though, right? Everyone has a collection of USB card readers, cables and battery chargers in the bottom drawer, after all. No too sure I agree with some of these.
Here's a story of a man who literally handed his ps3 to a scammer. Herman's tale of eBay/Paypal buyer fraud is unusual because he not only met the scammer in person, he placed his item right in the guy's hands. Here's what happened
Want to put some spice back into your life? Wherever you hang your hat (or coat), that’s your home. No modern dream home is complete without a dazzling, eye-catching coat rack - and there is plenty of options to choose from. Here are 18 coat racks that are unafraid to hang up traditional designs and do something a little more creative and unexpected.
Penultimately, here's some things mentioned in the IRC channel: A world record in the field of firecrackers and an iPod dock from a record turntable.
Today's timewaster is this tower defence game. Pick a difficulty level and a map to play to begin the game. Build turrets to defend your base from the oncoming attackers who will approach down the road. You cannot build on the road or your base. If an attacker reaches your base, you lose one of your ten lives. You can discuss it here.
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