Death and Social Networking

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Ever wondered what happens to Facebook profiles when their owner dies? As we previously reported, the social networking giant implements memorial pages. It can be quite depressing for family and friends to login to their...

DirectX 11 coming to Vista

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As with Windows Vista, the newest version of Windows brings with it a newer version of Microsoft's DirectX. Windows 7 was released with Direct X 11 support, and it was initially thought that Direct X...

Facebook makes you jealous

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A study from the University of Guelph has linked Facebook usage with an increase in relationship jealousy. It is reported that certain "triggers" can increase relationship friction. The leader of the study, Amy Muise, said...

Facebook turns party into riot

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There are many reasons not to advertise sensitive information on the internet, one of which being the possibility that a police helicopter will be summoned to your home. Reports indicate that a party initially...

Flickr adds Twitter integration

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Flickr has launched Twitter integration. The Flickr Blog reports that Twitter functionality has been added to the photo management tool. You can upload photos to both Flickr and Twitter, or use the functionality to tweet...

YouTube swamped by porn

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Reports indicate that YouTube was swamped yesterday by an abundance of pornography. A large group of users began uploading seemingly innocent clips, many with kid-friendly tags such as "Jonas Brothers" and "Hannah Montana". The...

Tweet from your television

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Reports hare surfaced that Samsung has released a Twitter widget which can be used on their network enabled models, the LED 6000/7000/8000 as well as their 6 and 7 series televisions. This means that while...

Canada unmasks Chinese spy network

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Researchers at the University of Toronto traced pieces of malicious code found on more than 1,200 computers worldwide and discovered that it originated from China. The Globe and Mail reported that the software had tapped...

Phenom II hits 6.5GHz

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A recent article here on Neowin reported the AMD Phenom II hitting a speed of 5GHz. That milestone has now been left in the dust as a video has surfaced on YouTube which has shown...

Linus Torvalds switches to GNOME

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Approximately two years after Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux kernel, stated that the GNOME environment "in striving to be simple, no longer does what [he] needs", has made the switch from KDE to...

The new Whitehouse.gov

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Shortly prior to Obama's inauguration the official White House website was updated with a new layout and new features. Already seen has been the new administration implement Change.gov which was widely met with satisfaction amongst...

2009: Linux and the desktop

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Choosing a desktop platform usually involves the choice between Windows or Macintosh. There are a few factors which people consider when they are choosing a desktop platform. In no particular order, people want application compatibility,...

Vatican: Technology bad for the soul

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Pope spokesman, Fr. Federico Lombardi has stated that the modern obsession with technology is leaving no time for spiritual nourishment, and subsequently, damaging the soul. Lombardi states, "In the age of the cell phone and...

From Live to Kumo

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Reports are surfacing that Microsoft will be rebranding its search engine one more time. The first rebranding was that of MSN to Live, and now Microsoft is expected to rebrand Live into Kumo. Microsoft has...

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