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Apple makes second attempt at Trojan Java block

Apple makes second attempt at Trojan Java block

Apple has released a second Java update as it attempts to block the Flashback trojan threatening Mac users. The second version, spotted by security firm Intego, is listed as "Java for OS X 2012-002" - its predecessor, pushed out earlier this week, was 2012-001 - and is only for OS X Lion 10.7 machines, rather than for Snow Leopard and Lion as before.

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Disney’s Epic Mickey on 3DS will be Castle of Illusions sequel

Disney’s Epic Mickey on 3DS will be Castle of Illusions sequel

The addition of the new, uniquely addicting Mickey Mouse video game franchise to Nintendo's glasses-free 3D device will bring back memories of a bygone era of gaming. The new game, Epic Mickey: The Power of Illusion, is set to be a direct sequel of the Sega Genesis game Castle of Illusion. Anyone who played the game is no doubt getting flashbacks of it at this very moment. If you haven't played it, you're missing out.

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Verizon DROID XYBOARD 10.1 and 8.2 go on sale

Verizon DROID XYBOARD 10.1 and 8.2 go on sale

Verizon has thrown the DROID XYBOARD 10.1 and 8.2 tablets up for sale, offering Android Honeycomb on a 1.2GHz dual-core in a choice of sizes, though there are questions around whether the carrier has again overpriced its slates. Announced earlier this week as the 4G LTE versions of the Motorola XOOM 2, and rumored not to hit shelves until next week, the two DROID XYBOARD models are priced from $429.99 for the 8.2-inch model and $529.99 for the 10.1-inch model, both demanding a two-year data agreement.

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Twitter buys Android security & encryption app specialist

Twitter buys Android security & encryption app specialist

Twitter has bought a mobile communications security firm, Whisper Systems, specializing in hardening Android devices to make them more private and secure. Through modifying the core Android kernel, as well as developing custom apps for encrypted messaging, calling, backup and more, Whisper Systems has carved out a niche protecting smartphones and tablets for enterprise and other privacy-aware users.

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ASUS Sabertooth X79 motherboard rundown

ASUS Sabertooth X79 motherboard rundown

It's been revealed by ASUS that their next big platform will be what you see before you here, the Sabertooth X79, seen here in its nude motherboard state. Inside you'll find the upcoming Intel X79 chipset sitting nicely in this TUF series motherboard, the whole thing made to be reliable and a "long term investment" by the folks as ASUS. Military grade hardware for the elements and power galore - let's have a look at what we've got going here.

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New Mac Trojan virus disables OS X anti-malware

New Mac Trojan virus disables OS X anti-malware

According to internet and computer security research firm F-Secure, there's a new Mac Trojan virus making the rounds. The virus has been labeled as OSX/Flashback.C and attacks by disabling the updater component of XProtect, which is OS X's built-in anti-malware protection.

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Colbert sends final goodbye to Jobs on iPad 2 he gave him, for free

Colbert sends final goodbye to Jobs on iPad 2 he gave him, for free

It's been undeniably heartwarming to see the outpouring of love and remembrance for Steve Jobs who passed early this week, and today (or last night, rather), one of his biggest fans and greatest allies added to that pile of appreciation with a short segment. In this segment you'll see Colbert show the excellent experience he had with Apple and their intelligent offering of free product to him over the years as well as a personal email Jobs sent to him the night after he showed off his iPad 2, the first iPad 2 owned by a non-Apple-employee, mind you, at the Grammys.

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Fusion-io ioDrive2 super-SSD boosts speed, slashes latency

Fusion-io ioDrive2 super-SSD boosts speed, slashes latency

The Fusion ioDrive has been impressing us with its blazingly fast performance for a long time now. The company has announced that it has a new storage class memory that is packed inside the new ioDrive 2 that makes the latest version of the PCIe SSD even faster than the previous versions. The new versions of the ioDrive have storage class memory inside and have data speeds that are insane.

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Movie Review: The Hangover Part II

Movie Review: The Hangover Part II

“Chris, I have bad news,” my email starts. I’m sitting in front of my computer, and my room is a mess. My face is dimpled and red. “I messed up,” I continue, “I really messed up. There might be no movie review next week.” I’m about to hit send. My head is hung in shame.

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Movie Review: Saw 3D

Movie Review: Saw 3D

I walked into Saw 3D with only one expectation. Having skipped the last few Saw movies, I figured that I would understand what was going on without knowing the plot. After all, the first Saw movie had arguably little plot, and the next one I watched had even less. So, I figured that by the time they reached the penultimate Saw, the film would probably have been reduced to simple bloody vignettes. The so-called traps. Unfortunately for me, I was even wrong on this count. The writers of Saw 3D actually took it upon themselves to craft a plot and wrap up any loose ends. This is the idiocy of Saw 3D in a nutshell. It's a movie that has no idea how terrible it really is.

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