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 Tuesday, 10-February-2009  01:37:29 (GMT +10) - by BlaYde

Windows 7 UAC flaws and how to fix them - A number of security flaws have been found in Windows 7's streamlined UAC—flaws that Windows Vista is immune to—prompting a series of surprising responses from Microsoft. We take a look at what the flaws are, and what's being done about them.

Windows 7 Editions Compared, With Table of Features - With its new "Russian Doll" model of linearly progressing features, Microsoft thinks its new lineup of six editions will meet a wide range of consumer usage models. All versions of Windows 7 include Internet Explorer 8 and DirectX 11, as well as improved multi-core processing. With improved boot times and overall system responsiveness through all versions, Microsoft believes these engineering investments will allow small netbook PCs to run any version of Windows 7, and allow customers the flexibility to purchase a system which meets their needs.

Vodafone and 3 to merge Aussie operations - Vodafone and Hutchison Telecommunications, which delivers 3 mobile services, have today announced that they will merge their Australian operations in a 50:50 joint venture. The new venture, still subject to shareholder vote to be taken by April, will be named VHA Pty Limited. The products of the venture will be marketed under the Vodafone brand and will be chaired by Vodafone's CEO Asia-Pacific and Middle East region Nick Read. Hutchison Australia CEO Nigel Dews will become the venture's CEO.

Jobs to go in Voda, 3 merger - There will be redundancies from the Vodafone-Hutchison plan to fuse Australian operations according to an internal memo to employees today from Hutchison Australia CEO Nigel Dews. "Today nothing changes, but as we bring together companies with similar functions doing similar things unfortunately there will be some duplication," Dews said in the memo to workers for Hutchison's Australian mobile brand 3.

Kaspersky denies leaks after SQL hack - Russian antivirus vendor Kaspersky Labs' US website was hacked over the weekend exposing the company's customer database, but Kaspersky has denied data was compromised and says the vulnerability wasn't critical. An unidentified hacker reported over the weekend that he was able to access a complete profile of the company's databases, revealing its clients' names, activation codes, list of bugs the company tracks, and client email addresses.

Bushfires, floods wreak telco havoc - "The bushfires and the floods will require a massive multi-million dollar Telstra recovery effort to rebuild our networks," Trujillo said in a speech to the Committee for Economic Development of Australia in Perth today. He believed the bill could run into the tens of millions. The labour cost of the almost 200 people working in the two states alone tallies up to $2 million, the chief executive said.

Core i7 950 and 975 to replace 940 and 965 - According to sources in the Taiwan motherboard industry, Intel plans to update its Core i7 processor lineup next quarter with two new models, the Core i7 950 and Core i7 Extreme 975. These models will essentially replace the Core i7 940 and Core i7 Extreme 965 at higher clock speeds, a new stepping revision, and the same respective price points.

Toshiba announces new FeRAM prototype - Toshiba has announced that it has developed a new FeRAM (Ferroelectric Random Access Memory) prototype which it claims is the world fastest and highest density non-volatile memory. Although the chip is only a mere 128 Megabit (16MB) in size, it has some very impressive performance figures, as it achieves read and write speeds of 1.6GB/s.

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