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Fri
21
Jan
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Microsoft Embraces Motion Control for Windows

Ever since Microsoft released Kinect , its hands-free motion control system for the Xbox 360 console, enthusiasts have been trying desperately to use it on the Windows operating system (OS). Given their determination in the matter, it appears ... Microsoft has concluded that if you can't beat 'em, you may as well join 'em. The Kinect system uses what is effectively a robotically-mounted camera to identify humans and track their movements. This allows players to take part in games without the need for any controller: the player simply makes the appropriate movement for the game situation. Using ... (view more)

Fri
14
Jan
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Registry Mechanic 2011 Review

Update 2011/11/23: We've contacted PCTools and were able to finagle a generous 30% discount for Registry Mechanic 2011 (PC optimizer) for our Readers. This offer expires Wed, Dec 07, 2011 at 11:59PM EST, so don't wait! This most excellent deal ... includes a 3 PC license (you can use it on 1, 2, or 3 Windows PCs: both 32 *and* 64bit supported). An fantastic bargain, indeed! Proceeds from this sale support our website. Access the 30% discount here , or continue reading the review below. The Registry Mechanic 2011 download + 30% discount link are also at the end of the review. Excellent news for ... (view more)

Fri
10
Dec
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Microsoft Unveils Next Edition Of Silverlight

Microsoft has provided more information with regards to Silverlight 5, the next edition of its multimedia software. The company hopes Silverlight 5's barrage of features can dampen speculation that the system will take a back seat to other forms of ... web media, including that of Adobe Flash and HTML (hyper text markup language) version 5. Silverlight is an application framework, a system that designers can use to create graphics, animations and multimedia content. With the new edition of Silverlight, Microsoft is putting a lot of emphasis on its use in a business context -- particularly in ... (view more)

Fri
03
Dec
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'System Explorer 2.4.0', and 'VisualRoute Lite Edition 14.0g'

System Explorer 2.4.0 System Explorer is free, award winning software for exploration and management of System Internals. This small software includes many useful tools which help you keep your system under control. With System Explorer, you get ... also fast access to the "File Database" which help you to determine unwanted processes or threats. System Explorer is translated into 21 languages and is available for download in installer and portable version. http://www.systemexplorer.net VisualRoute Lite Edition 14.0g VisualRoute Lite Edition is free for home users to test their Internet ... (view more)

Tue
30
Nov
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Facebook Brings Enhanced Messaging, @facebook.com Emails

Facebook recently confirmed its enhanced messaging system, Facebook Messages. Officially launched November 15th, the system is designed to channel email, instant messaging and SMS text messages (cell phone messages) into a single @facebook.com email ... address so that users can manage their communications through a single inbox. (Source: eweek.com ) @Facebook.Com On-the-Way The idea of the service, which builds on the existing Facebook messaging feature, is to break down the barriers between different forms of communication such as email, site messaging, live chat, instant-messaging and the text ... (view more)

Mon
15
Nov
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'SIV (System Information Viewer) 4.14', and 'PeerBlock 1.0+ (r484) Beta'

SIV (System Information Viewer) 4.14 'System Information Viewer' (SIV) is a general Windows utility for displaying useful Windows, Network and hardware information, including: CPU info, PCI info, PCMCIA info, USB info SMBus info, SPD info, Machine ... Info, Hardware Sensors, Networked computers, Operating System Information and more. http:/rh-software.com PeerBlock 1.0+ (r484) Beta PeerBlock is a firewall-like program that lets you specify who your computer can / cannot communicate with on the Internet. By selecting appropriate lists of "known bad" websites / computers, you can block ... (view more)

Fri
12
Nov
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Windows 8 Likely to Use 3D Gestures, Hack Suggests

Imagine sitting in front of your computer and using hand gestures to control your PC. In the 2002 blockbuster movie "Minority Report," Tom Cruise did just that as he sifted through wads of information using his hands and a 3D computer screen. Fast ... forward to the 2010, and we are on the brink of using similar technology at home, but it's still officially under wraps. Hands-Free Video Game Controller Used on Microsoft Windows Recently, two hackers have found a way to use Microsoft's new Kinect controller-free video game peripheral on a Windows computer rather than an Xbox 360. Whether ... (view more)

Fri
05
Nov
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'Iobit Game Booster 2.0 Beta 3', and 'WSCC - Windows System Control Center Portable 1.9.0.0'

Iobit Game Booster 2.0 Beta 3 Designed to help optimize your PC for smoother, more responsive game play in the latest PC games with the touch of a button, Game Booster helps achieve the performance edge previously only available to highly technical ... enthusiasts. It works by temporarily shutting down background processes, cleaning RAM, and intensifying processor performance. Works 100% compatible with PunkBuster, Cheating-Death, VAC, and any other anti-cheat software. The best part: it's 100% free and safe! http://www.iobit.com WSCC - Windows System Control Center Portable 1.9.0.0 WSCC is a ... (view more)

Wed
03
Nov
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Acronis True Image 2011 Review

Since 2004, Infopackets.com has recommended Acronis True Image to its readers as -the- ultimate backup and disaster recovery solution for Microsoft Windows. There are many new exciting changes to discuss with True Image 2011, but first, let's start ... with the basics. What Exactly is Acronis True Image? To put it in simple terms, Acronis True Image is a backup program on steroids. In order to explain how it's different compared to other run-of-the-mill simple backup programs, let me explain what True Image does. With simple backup programs, you can only archive your files onto another ... (view more)

Wed
03
Nov
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New 'WiFi Direct' Makes Wireless Networking Simple

Five portable devices have become the first certified as 'WiFi Direct,' a new system designed to rival Bluetooth in making it easy to connect devices without wires. At the moment, most WiFi-enabled devices can only connect through a router. The ... alternative is to use a tool in Windows known as an ad-hoc network connection, but this is difficult to establish and often unstable. While that's fine for home and office environments, it's of little use to business users on the road. It's also tricky to use with devices such as phones and digital cameras. The main solution to that problem has been ... (view more)

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