Neowin News Feed for: Begins Neowin News Feed for: Begins en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 to start charging international users a fee <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1690879808lastfm_red_small.gif" alt="" /></div> is a very popular service amongst music listeners, providing social networking type functions to a website that tracks the songs you listen to. You may also be aware that you can listen to any... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sam Symons) Wed, 25 Mar 2009 04:42:50 +0000 Microsoft Windows 7 upgrade program begins July 1 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/ms_win7.gif" alt="" /></div>According to a draft announcement leaked to TechArp by a Microsoft OEM partner, the company is planning on allowing users who purchase new PC/laptop hardware (with Vista) from 1st July 2009 onwards, a free upgrade... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Wed, 07 Jan 2009 12:43:54 +0000 CES 2009 Live coverage begins <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Neowin CES 2009 crew is all present and accounted for. We just hit the press registration desk and picked up our badge holders and bags. Now we're headed to the ASUS Keynote and later... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Neowin Staff) Tue, 06 Jan 2009 21:55:04 +0000 Neowin HP giveaway begins 30th November <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1399584693metronewsl.jpg" alt="" /></div>Update: Our contest is now live, click here to enter! The HP Magic Giveaway has begun on several sites today. For a full list checkout the Google calendar at the bottom of this... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Fri, 28 Nov 2008 10:17:52 +0000 PDC begins <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>So pre-conference begun today and I went over to the conference center to take a couple of pictures. It's nearly Windows 7 time... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Sun, 26 Oct 2008 19:07:58 +0000 Windows Live Hotmail wave 3 rollout begins <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/12162242531658068131win.jpg" alt="" /></div>As we reported on last week, Microsoft has been prepping a big refresh for Windows Live Hotmail users. Starting this week, users should begin noticing changes to their interface. Due to the huge user base... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Stanclift) Tue, 30 Sep 2008 19:40:40 +0000 New Phorm trial begins <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1675304930bt.png" alt="" /></div>BT has restarted its Phorm trial despite huge privacy concerns. The Phorm system allows BT to track and monitor every website that a user visits. BT puts this information into a database and is then... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Tue, 30 Sep 2008 11:29:10 +0000 Microsoft begins beta testing of "Windows Advisor." <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/12162242531658068131win.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has begun privately beta testing a new tool, known as &quot;Windows Advisor,&quot; which is aimed at helping consumers better pinpoint why their Windows machines might not be up to snuff. Windows Advisor currently... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 28 May 2008 11:06:01 +0000 Free satellite TV service begins in the UK <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A free-to-view satellite television and radio service from the BBC and ITV is being launched across the UK. Freesat is available to 98% of homes with a satellite dish, including those who are currently... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Tue, 06 May 2008 09:11:02 +0000 CES 2008: It begins <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>We have arrived at CES! If last year's CES seemed a little more software-centric than usual, this year it's gadget oriented. Today the HD-DVD group officially canceled much of their CES events due to the... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Mon, 07 Jan 2008 18:19:27 +0000 Windows Live Messenger 9.0 Beta Begins Today <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is expected to officially open the beta program for Windows Live Messenger 9.0 this afternoon (or early evening). Windows Live Messenger 9.0 is the next generation of Windows Live Messenger; this release is a... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 27 Nov 2007 22:56:59 +0000 Gphone vs. iPhone: The security debate begins <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It wasn't long after Google announced its long-anticipated mobile plans this week that a debate emerged about the prospective security of the project's Linux-based platform. Can the open-source model for the platform, now known as... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 09 Nov 2007 16:09:45 +0000 Panasonic Begins Producing 45nm HD Video Processor <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Matsushita Electric Industrial Company, the company that manufactures various consumer electronics under its Panasonic brand-name, has started using Large-Scale Integration (LSI) chips made using 45nm process technology in its Diga high-definition video recorders. The new... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 11 Oct 2007 23:21:01 +0000 Talent search begins for MySpace movie <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Social network MySpace has launched a nationwide talent search for stars for its first movie, 'Faintheart'. As the next stage in the £1million MyMovie MashUp project &ndash; a fully user-generated feature film, being made in... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Thu, 16 Aug 2007 12:09:40 +0000 Dell XPS 700 / 710 Motherboard Exchange Program Begins <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Over the past few months Dell has been gearing up to replace perhaps thousands of motherboards in XPS 700 and 710 systems for free; finally the program has been kicked off. All customers who opt... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 15 Aug 2007 13:32:20 +0000 '$100 laptop' production begins <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Five years after the concept was first proposed, the so-called $100 laptop is poised to go into mass production. Hardware suppliers have been given the green light to ramp-up production of all of the components... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 23 Jul 2007 13:28:48 +0000 TweakVista open beta begins <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Popular tweaking site and Stardock have teamed up to create a new utility for Windows Vista users called TweakVista. TweakVista allows users to change many low level settings in Windows Vista as well as... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 20 Jun 2007 22:11:00 +0000 YouTube begins rolling out international sites <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>YouTube has launched nine localized versions of its video-sharing site for the following countries: Brazil, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK. YouTube co-founder Steve Chen announced the international sites have... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 19 Jun 2007 21:56:01 +0000 AMD begins shipping Radeon HD 2400 and 2600 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>AMD has said that it has begun shipping its ATI Radeon HD 2400 and ATI Radeon HD 2600 series graphics processors (GPUs) in volume to its add-in board (AIB) customers. Graphics cards based on these... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Mon, 11 Jun 2007 12:16:43 +0000 NBC begins distributing content through Web widgets <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>NBC Universal Incorporated plans to make some of its news, entertainment and sports television programming available as widgets that users can personalize and add to blogs, Web sites, wikis and social networking profiles. NBC will... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 06 Jun 2007 19:11:21 +0000 Outpost Firewall Pro for Vista - beta testing begins <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Outpost Firewall Pro provides a superior arsenal of defense against PC infiltration. Outpost ensures your online security with solid protection against all Internet-borne threats. Vista product will be significantly different from the XP version, both... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Razvan Serea) Fri, 18 May 2007 13:22:04 +0000 China begins crackdown on Internet porn <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Ministry of Public Security in China is launching a six-month campaign to crackdown on cyber strip shows and sexually explicit images, stories and audio and video clips. The communist government encourages Internet use for... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 14 Apr 2007 17:51:52 +0000 Apple begins shipping AppleTV <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple Incorporated has started to ship its new AppleTV product, a piece of hardware that allows streaming iTunes content from computers to the television. Apple Canada's online store prices the devices at a retail price... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 21 Mar 2007 18:23:28 +0000 Month of PHP Bugs Begins <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Security expert Stefan Esser has declared war on vulnerabilities in the PHP core with the &quot;Month of PHP Bugs.&quot; PHP is an open-source HTML embedded scripting language used to create dynamic Web pages. The... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Fri, 02 Mar 2007 18:18:23 +0000 Samsung begins volume producing 60nm DRAM <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Samsung Electronics announced today that it has begun mass producing the industry's first 1Gb DDR2 DRAM using 60nm&ndash;class process technology. Use of the new process technology is a significant milestone in that it increases production... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Thu, 01 Mar 2007 12:21:49 +0000 Another The Ship free weekend begins now! <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sorry for not posting this a bit sooner. Needless to say some good news for some of you who enjoy The Ship free weekends, which seem to be popping up every month or so now.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Fri, 09 Feb 2007 21:15:53 +0000 Samsung begins sampling 50nm 16Gb NAND flash <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Samsung Electronics has announced that it is now sampling 16Gb NAND flash memory manufactured on 50nm process technology. The first samples of will have a multi-level cell (MLC) design with a 4KB page size, with... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Wed, 03 Jan 2007 12:57:40 +0000 Steam WWII Week Begins Today! <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Mr. Doug Lombardi from Valve just sent over a little press release, so here it is for all of you to enjoy: World War II Week begins today on Steam with new product,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Thu, 07 Dec 2006 20:21:41 +0000 Red Orchestra Free Weekend #2 Begins Today! <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>That's right, Red Orchestra Osfront 41-45 is having another free weekend right now! At 1:00 PM PST (about 45 minutes from now actually) everyone can start playing what is in my own opinion one... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Thu, 07 Dec 2006 20:17:59 +0000 Counter-Strike Source Dynamic Weapon Pricing Beta Begins <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Updates to Counter-Strike: Source and the Source Engine, along with some improvements to SourceTV have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The specific changes include: ... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Thu, 12 Oct 2006 07:29:21 +0000 Voting Begins for Wallpapers in GUI Champs '06 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Hundreds of wallpapers have been submitted to the 2006 GUI Championships. Many hours have been spent by artists crafting their masterpieces in an attempt to get their hands on a chunk of our $12,000... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 03 Oct 2006 09:32:16 +0000 IBM Begins Shipping Wii CPUs <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Gamespot is reporting that Nintendo have already received their first shipment of &quot;Broadway&quot; CPUs for their up and coming much anticipated console the Wii. Genyo Takeda, senior managing director and general manager of Nintendo's integrated... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 08 Sep 2006 17:35:16 +0000 Industry Testing of Windows Vista Release Candidate 1 Begins <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Following the release Friday of Microsoft Windows Vista Release Candidate 1 (RC1), Microsoft Corp. announced plans to make RC1 available for broad customer and partner testing. With this milestone, Microsoft is also communicating the U.S.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Wed, 06 Sep 2006 10:19:02 +0000 Warrock Open beta begins <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>K2 Network today launched the Open Beta for Warrock, an Online only First Person Shooter in the vein of Battlefield 2 and Counter-Strike: Source. Warrock, when launched in a few months time (one would figure)... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Fri, 14 Jul 2006 23:38:06 +0000 Day of Defeat: Source Free Weekend begins <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>As promised the &quot;Free Weekend&quot; for Day of Defeat: Source has begun (a few hours ago, sorry my connection is still screwy) and anyone can now play Day of Defeat: Source. Simply download... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Fri, 07 Jul 2006 22:18:43 +0000 Apple Computer Recycling Program Begins <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple has activated its previously announced free computer take-back program, offering to recycle old computers for US customers when they buy a new Mac. While it does not yet offer this service in its other... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 01 Jun 2006 23:49:18 +0000 Apple Begins New Get a Mac Ad Campaign <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>To bolster their opinion among the average consumer, Apple has revamped its almost non existent Mac advertising campaign with instead a massive, in comparison, six TV advertisement campaign as well as a new addition to... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 02 May 2006 12:43:38 +0000 Nyxem Countdown Begins <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Anti-virus companies are advising that everyone scan their machines before February 3, when the destructive virus known as Nyxem will delete a multitude of filetypes. The virus has picked... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 30 Jan 2006 14:26:34 +0000 Day of Defeat: Source Begins Pre-loading <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>As promised earlier last week, Valve has allowed Steam users to begin the process of pre-loading Day of Defeat: Source files on their hard drives. The process of pre-loading involves downloading the game's files, in... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Christopher Vendemio) Thu, 15 Sep 2005 00:53:19 +0000 Norton AntiVirus 2006 Public Beta Begins <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The beta version of Norton AntiVirus 2006 for Windows 2000/XP is now available for download. Symantec's Norton AntiVirus 2006 is the world's most trusted antivirus solution. It removes viruses and security risks automatically, blocks certain... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 31 Jul 2005 11:06:02 +0000