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When your computer starts behaving strangely, won’t boot, or you start getting strange errors that you can’t pin down, a great way to troubleshoot the problem is to boot to a rescue disc and see if you can isolate the problem. It might be your operating system, it could be hardware, but you’ll never know until you boot to some other media to take a look. That said, there are tons of great system rescue discs to check out if you want a tool to save your ailing system. This week we’re looking at five of the best, nominated by you, our readers. More »
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Regardless of which end of whatever pond you’re on, region blocked content is annoying. Whether you’re an ex-pat looking to watch reruns of The Wonder Years, or you’re a hankering for a dose of Dr. Who, here’s the best (and easiest) way to get that content. More »
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Microsoft isn’t acknowledging the development, or even the existence, of the Xbox 360′s successor (codenamed “Durango“), but that isn’t stopping potential details from leaking out of Redmond. The latest report comes via console overview documents (known as “white papers”) provided to Kotaku by the same source who provided information on the next PlayStation (codenamed “Orbis“), and it spells out some things we’ve yet to hear. Namely, the console will ship with a new version of Microsoft’s motion-sensing camera controller, Kinect, and that the device, “must be plugged in and calibrated for the console to even function,” the piece says. The new Kinect — which we’ve heard of in the past — is said to capture up to six people at once, and an alleged image demonstrating the difference between new and old versions of the camera puts much higher specs on said device (1920×1080 color resolution, more trackable joints, improved depth resolution, etc.).
The new console is also reported to employ multitasking, enabling multiple games or apps to run concurrently, similar to mobile phones and tablets; how many apps that could mean is unclear, if true. Sony’s PlayStation Vita already employs such functionality, making the claim all the less far-fetched.
The piece also states supposedly final retail hardware specs for Microsoft’s next game console, including a 64-bit D3D11.x 800MHz GPU, an 8-core x64 1.6GHz 4MB L2 CPU, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 500GB of on-board memory, USB 3.0, HDMI-out, and an optical drive for 50GB discs. For its part, Microsoft’s staying mum — “We do not comment on rumors or speculation. We are always thinking about what is next for our platform, but we don’t have anything further to share at this time,” a Microsoft spokesperson told us — and Sony’s the only game in town with even an event scheduled in the near future.
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Yes, it’s already possible to snag a “Lego” iPhone case, but only if you throw some cash Smallworks‘ way. If you’ve been waiting for one that bears Olé Kirk Christiansen’s official branding, then you don’t have much longer to wait. Belkin has signed a licensing deal with the toymaker that will allow it to produce a range of Lego-themed iOS device cases, offering a “buildable” experience — whatever that means. Wake us up when they release a Mindstorms version, please.
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If a hacker gets access to your Gmail account, the results could be disastrous. Google has long notified users via email if their account passwords have been changed or there’s a suspicious login attempt, but now you can also set up phone alerts. More »
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Jobs come and go, but hopefully your career is bit more solid. If it’s not, your skills, goals, and personal career plan can guide you, but it’s never a bad time to prepare for a future layoff, job change, or even promotion. They can be tricky to handle, but a strong career “insurance policy” can give you the confidence to make the right choice no matter what life throws at you. Here’s how to build one. More »
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The time when everyday PC owners can get a cheap Windows 8 Pro upgrade will soon be at an end, but that doesn’t mean all prospective users will be left in the lurch. As of February 1st, the day the $40 promo pricing ends, American students and faculty members can download an upgrade to Pro for $70. A total of 49 other countries will also receive student discounts that take effect in a staggered rollout between February 21st and March 19th. The new pricing clearly won’t be as much of a bargain as it is in the waning hours of January, but it’s sight better than the $200 anyone outside of academia will need to pay.
Source: Blogging Windows
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