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Premium-Inhalt. I'm just going to come out and say this: I never really "got" the whole Sims phenomenon. I think my problem stems from the fact that playing the first game made me feel like I was bossing around a hamster. All you did was control bodily functions, wash the dishes, and shower. I barely do half of that in the real world. The second game added more personality and better graphics, but there I felt like I was directing a really needy, whiny kid. And who wants to deal with that?
Premium-Inhalt. It's coming to a close a bit sooner than expected: Circuit City's going-out-of-business sale will end Sunday, March 8. Great American Group, one of four firms managing the liquidation of the once-great electronics chain, has announced that Circuit City's US$1.7 billion in inventory is just about gone. So if you're looking for a killer bargain on whatever's left in stock -- or even store fixtures like display shelves, a ratty office chair, or the manager's coffee mug -- now's your last chance.
Premium-Inhalt. PC shipments will through 2009, according to analyst group, IDC. The group estimates that for the full year, numbers will be down 4.5 percent versus 2008, with a whopping 8 percent decline in just the first half of 2009. To which I say, it's about time.
Premium-Inhalt. The Conficker/Downadup worm managed to at its height, but after it initially infected a computer it only really acted to spread itself, and didn't cause further harm. Until now.
Premium-Inhalt. is one of a surprisingly large set of browsers which aren't called "", "," or "." Occupying a very thin slice of market share, many are simple Mozilla clones or partially-complete proofs-of-concept. Remarkably, freebie GreenBrowser seems to be a complete, well-supported browser with a lot of useful features.
Premium-Inhalt. In a Windows first, you'll be able to remove Internet Explorer and other previously integrated programs from the operating system. will be one of nine new options on the "Windows Features" customizable control panel. Windows Media Player and Windows Search are among the other services being added to the list.
Premium-Inhalt. Square Enix, Japanese publisher of the franchise confirmed the , British publisher of the series, after lengthy takeover talks since December of last year. Square Enix hopes to expand its influence over the Western market with this recent acquisition. Other Eidos properties include: , , and .
Premium-Inhalt. is clearly poised to be the next king of the hill, selling 278,000 units in its first day on Japanese shelves. According to , this should be more than enough to throne Japan's current best selling title, Yakuza 3, but the end of the week. So far, the PlayStation 3 has proven to be the console of choice for Capcom's survival horror masterpiece, raking in 222,000 copies, with the Xbox 360 picking up scraps at 56,000 copies.
Premium-Inhalt. Sony has officially narrowed down a release window for the PlayStation 3 exclusive . The game is scheduled to release in the month of June with a demo coming soon. Greg Phillips, producer at SCEA, writes on the official "more details on when and how the demo will be available shortly." Additionally, Phillips says a new InFamous trailer will be released next week with even more surprises from the Sucker Punch development team coming later this month.
Premium-Inhalt. iPhone users in the know are well aware that there's a slew of apps that aren't available through the official app store. Late last year, "the jailbreaking community lives on and offers some very useful applications that you likely will never see from the App Store."
Premium-Inhalt. Well, at least the world didn't end this week -- no thanks to rogue asteroids and economic turmoil. In fact, there was good news to be had: Microsoft has a new search service, Facebook unveiled new features, the nation got a new CIO, Apple received a new honor to crow about, and did we mention The Beatles are coming to Rock Band? Now it's time to prove how good you are at passing our quiz. Correct answers are worth 10 points, and familiarity with Japanese is a plus. Ready? Then begin.
Premium-Inhalt. A Microsoft contract worker who organized a protest against the company's plan to cut contractors' pay has abandoned that effort and accepted his pay cut.
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Premium-Inhalt. Facebook has revamped to make it easier to share and respond to listings.
Premium-Inhalt. Obama's promise to strengthen the nation's broadband infrastructure is getting a boost from an unlikely quarter: The Entertainment Software Association.
Premium-Inhalt. IDC Corp.'s quarterly data storage sales report shows that quarterly revenue for worldwide storage systems was down 5.9% in the last quarter of 2008 compared to a year earlier. But the capacity shipped increased by 27.3% year-over-year to a total of 2.46 petabytes.
Premium-Inhalt. The Demo 09 and Cebit trade shows added a steady stream of news to what already seemed like a busy week in IT -- narrowing the list to 10 stories was tougher than usual. Even allowing for the likelihood that we have a case of early spring fever, the headlines were hopping and for a change the ones that captured our attention did not tend to be related to the recession. There was a key federal appointment, some more blunt talk from Yahoo's new CEO and a warning from the FTC, among other things.
Premium-Inhalt. The number-one government goal of trade group TechAmerica in the coming year is assisting federal and state governments in how to wisely spend money from the US$787 billion economic stimulus package, officials there said.
Premium-Inhalt. "TinyURL is experiencing temporary dificulties." Yes, that's "."
Premium-Inhalt. Every year, I hear dozens of horror stories from customers about server and network outages and the resulting loss of data and productivity. For a brief moment, some network users may find an outage a bit charming, as older colleagues lean back and reflect, "This is the way it was back in the '70s -- no Internet, no e-mail, not even a fax machine. Just typewriters, phones, and Uncle Sam's mail."
Premium-Inhalt. Sybase has announced two new mobile services based on SMS messaging, one for phone users to get turn-by-turn directions, another for vendors to insert ads or promotions at the bottom of the message blocks.
Premium-Inhalt. An unpatched bug in popular PDF viewing and editing applications is much more dangerous than first thought, according to security researchers who have created exploits that sidestep Adobe's defensive recommendations.
Premium-Inhalt. Next week's Microsoft Convergence conference in New Orleans will likely be light on new product announcements but heavy on talk about how the vendor's ERP and CRM software can help companies adapt to change and save money in challenging economic times.
Premium-Inhalt. Kindle for iPhone is a gateway drug for e-book junkies. Amazon is giving iPhone users just enough of a taste of the Kindle experience with the free app to make them crave the real thing. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is saying to readers, in so many words, "You like that? For just $359, you can get even higher. Go ahead. You know you want to."