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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…]

Toy Story 3 Video Game Report

The recent Toy Story 3 Video Game Report surveyed 1000 parents around Australia who have children between 5-12 years old. Here are the main findings. Australian parents on playtime: • 9 out of 10 Australian parents wish they had more time to play with their children • On average, parents spend most time with their kids on the following activities[Read More…]

Video Game Addiction – Expert Opinion

With fresh stories of Video Game Addiction making news recently I decided to seek a professional opinion on the topic. I found Dr. Andrew Power from the Australian Centre of Hypnotherapy who shares some insights to the world of addiction. You can find more information at www.videogamingaddiction.com.au

Report: Kids Speak Out on Cyber Safety

The Norton Online Family Report, released today, is a good reminder for parents to plug in to their kids’ online lives, if they’re not already; especially with kids spending an average of 10 percent more time online per month than last year. The report follows a survey of 2,800 kids and more than 7,000 adults in 14 countries about their[Read More…]