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 Sunday, 10-January-2010  22:59:49 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Acer has issued a recall for some of its notebooks due to a burn hazard, thanks mpot. The recalled notebook computer models are the Acer AS3410, AS3410T, AS3810T, AS3810TG, AS3810TZ and AS3810TZG. The computerís screen size is about 13.3 inches measured diagonally. Not all units are affected. Consumers should contact Acer to determine if their unit is included in the recall.

Some USB drives have a security issue, thanks Allen. SanDisk Corp. and Verbatim Corp. have joined Kingston Technology Inc. in warning customers about a potential security threat posed by a flaw in the hardware-based AES 256-bit encryption on their USB flash drives.

Gizmodo have some info on the upcoming Lego Universe MMO. There are two components of the game that are pretty tightly interweaved: the more traditional MMO portions where you use your skills and interact with other players to achieve goals and defeat monsters, and the building bit, where you have your own territory and can build anything you want out of Lego pieces.

Meanwhile it seems 3D Porn isn't too far off. "For several decades, the adult entertainment industry has driven adoption of every significant new entertainment delivery system - the VHS home-video craze in the 1980s, the satellite television mania in the 1990s and the present day internet," said Lance Johnson of Bad Girls in 3D. "2010 and beyond will be all about 3D. Society's enthusiasm for 3D films is largely responsible for the record $10 billion in box office revenues in 2009.

CNET take a look at what seems to be a new contender for the title of first microcomputer. Damer said that about a year-and-a-half ago, he was contacted by a former Sacramento State researcher named Bill Pentz who told him something along the lines of, "I think I led a team at Sacramento State which built the first fully-built-out microcomputer."

We haven't heard much about Net Neutrality for a while, but it's still being contested in court in the USA. In hearing a legal dispute between the agency and Comcast Corp., a three-judge federal appeals court panel questioned the commission's authority to impose so-called "net neutrality" obligations on the nation's largest cable TV and Internet operator. Those rules are intended to prevent broadband providers from abusing their control over the market for high-speed Internet access.

Today's timewaster is this basketball game which runs like a league - more info here.



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