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Archive for June, 2021

Bye bye Jeeves

The Ask website has decided it’s time to let Jeeves go. By the end of this month the valet that has welcomed users in the Ask search site since 1996 will get the sack. The decision to let go of Jeeves was taken in September 2005 but the company kept him there while investigating how users would react to the change. This decision is part of an effort to re-brand the Ask search site.

Lara Croft returns in April

The new Tomb Raider Legend is going to be in stores in April. According to Eidos, the animation set has been increased significantly, presenting Lara in the finest fidelity to date. In this new adventure, Lara Croft’s search for a relic changes course when she meets a dangerous figure from her past and she finds herself in a race to recover one of history’s most famous artifacts. For now, users can check the soundtracks, the locations and even the outlooks the heroin will be using in the game in the official website http://www.tombraider.com/.

Microsoft adopts new censor policy

Microsoft has decided to open up its policy when dealing with censor in foreign countries. The measure probably comes as a response to recent events involving big high-tech firms and local governmanets. Recently the company faced criticism for removing the blog of Chinese journalist Zhao Jing for writing about sensitive topics. The change in policy applies to weblogs or journals written on Microsoft’s MSN Spaces service. In June 2005 it was revealed that Chinese bloggers using MSN Spaces could see their entries being blocked if they mentioned banned words such as "freedom", "democracy" and "demonstration". Brad Smith, Microsoft’s senior lawyer, said it would now remove blog entries only if it gets a "legally binding notice" from the government of that nation. Entries will also be removed if they break the MSN Spaces terms of use. He added that only people in the nation where the entry breaks local laws will be blocked from seeing the controversial comments. In all other nations access to the entry will be unrestricted. ?

NVIDIA GeForce 7300 gets Selected for Mainstream PCs

While all attention?has turned to the possible lauch of the Geforce 7800GS in February and the fact that?users around the net are?adamant they have already managed to buy one, NVIDIA announced today that some?of the world?s leading PC OEM and system builders have begun shipping the new NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GS and GeForce 7300 LE graphics processing units (GPUs) as a superior performing alternative to integrated graphics. "In contrast to the lackluster response to most integrated graphics solutions, our customers have been excited about the exceptional high-definition video playback and advanced 3D graphics feature set the GeForce 7300 GPUs bring to today?s?mainstream PCs," said Jeff Fisher, senior vice president of the GPU business unit at NVIDIA. He also added that the GeForce 7300 GPUs will help future proof entry-level systems because they offer NVIDIA PureVideo? technology, and DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 support for the upcoming Microsoft Windows Vista operating system.

New agreement to tackle spyware

?The security firms ICSA Labs, McAfee, Symantec, Thompson Cyber Security Labs and Trend Micro have joinned forces to tackle spyware. They are collaborating on a common naming system for spyware and will co-produce tools to remove the malicious software. The initiative hopes to remove some of the current confusion caused by anti-spyware firms managing their own labelling and removal methods. The group said collaboration was needed as the amount of spyware in circulation was rising by 50-100% per year.

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