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July 27, 2007

Forget about the Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000 for hi-res video


Microsoft NX-6000 LifeCam
Microsoft NX-6000 LifeCam

There’s no shortage of webcams for PC attachment and Microsoft has a good reputation for PC peripherals like mice, keyboards, and webcams, but they have missed the mark with their NX-6000 LifeCam which promises but fails to deliver high resolution video.

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Posted at 10:20 am. Filed under Brands, Companies, LifeCam, Microsoft, Webcams

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July 26, 2007

ABC.com tests HD video streaming


If you have the computer firepower, ABC wants you to try out high definition video streaming of some their popular TV shows from their website:

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Posted at 2:09 pm. Filed under ABC, Companies, Internet, Video Downloads

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July 22, 2007

Symantec anti-botnet tool means an extra subscription fee


The news that Symantec was working on a anti-botnet protection tool was fine and dandy except for the fact that they want an additional $29.95 yearly subscription. If you are beginning to wonder how many different security programs Symantec can think up to separate you from your cash, so is Ryan Naraine:

The anti-botnet tool is being marketed as “complementary solution to existing antivirus or security suites,” adding yet another application to the list of security tools needed by PC users to avoid computer takeover attacks.

Here’s a list of the products sitting on your machine, sucking valuable system resources under the guise of protecting you from hacker attacks: Anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-rootkit, anti-spam, drive-by browser protection, etc., etc.

It has to be the biggest con job in IT to convince consumers that they should pay a separate subscription for each of the above “protection” products.

$29.95 here and $29.95 there – sooner or later it adds up to real money.


Posted at 9:57 am. Filed under Brands, Companies, Norton, Security, Software, Symantec, Thumbs Down

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