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“Greener” Rechargeable Batteries

If your home is filled with toys and other devices that require batteries, rechargeables are good cost effective and environmentally friendly solution. Sanyo’s Eneloop batteries are just one of many rechargeable products on the market, however they’ve just been made even more eco-conscious. The new Eneloop AA batteries are pre-charged at the factory using solar energy and can be charged[Read More…]

Skype on your TV

Skype on your TV

Many of the latest TVs now have online applications built in, such as Internet video streaming from sites like youtube, news and weather feeds and social networking with twitter and facebook….but the latest feature to pop up on TV is video calling. The popular Internet chat application Skype is now available on selected new TVs from Panasonic and LG. Combined[Read More…]

Still using Internet Explorer 6?

Still using Internet Explorer 6?

If you’re still browsing the web with Internet Explorer 6, the message from Microsoft couldn’t be clearer – It’s time to move on and update. This week I caught up with Microsoft’s Chief Security advisor, Stuart Strathdee, who spoke about why some home and business users have chosen not to update their web browser…and why it’s important for them to[Read More…]

Scam callers want to ‘fix your PC’

Be weary of anyone calling you from “Windows 7” (or similar Microsoft brand names) telling you that your computer has reported a problem that they can fix…for a price. Microsoft says that their employees do not cold call its customers. Any recieving a call like this should simply hang up. http://www.smh.com.au/technology/security/pay-up-or-your-pcs-toast-20100630-zm8i.html

Nintendo’s Mario Hugs his way into a World Record

Nintendo’s Mario Hugs his way into a World Record

It was a crisp 6 degrees as a couple of hundred people queued outside of EB Games in Swanston Street in Melbourne this morning, but their hearts were warmed by the thought of giving their favourite video game character a big hug. Coinciding with the launch of Super Mario Galaxy 2 for Nintendo Wii, the aim was to establish a[Read More…]