Test version of Firefox 3.6 available for testing

Gerald Lynch Computer Security, Computers, Internet, Software, Tech Digest news 2 Comments

Firefox fans who can't wait to get their hands on the latest release of the super-fast, super-safe web browser can today try out the first release candidate for version 3.6. As ever, higher speeds are top of the agenda for…

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One Billionth app downloader wins $10,000 iTunes voucher

Daniel Sung iPhone, Mobile phones Leave a Comment

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If you know Connor Mulcahey, age 13, of Weston, CT, I wouldn’t bother buying him any music for his birthday. Ever.

Connor was the downloader of the one billionth application from the Apple App Store this afternoon. The lucky app was Bump, an information exchange app as created by Bump Technologies and it’s taken just nine months of the store being open for the milestone to pass.

Little Connor is now the proud owner of iPod Touch, Time Capsule, MacBook Pro and a $10,000 iTunes gift voucher. Not bad for an impulse buy.

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There are different kinds of power cable! Including the Furutech Powerflux Power Cord which costs $1,800

Gary Cutlack Computers, Home Appliances, Home audio, Home cinema, Peripherals, Science 2 Comments

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There is, we can exclusively reveal today, more than one kind of power cable in existence. Some power cables are better than other kinds of power cable. And the Furutech Powerflux Power Cord, which costs $1800, is presumably being pitched toward the high end of the power cable scale.

Here is why this cable is worth more money that a perfectly usable second-hand car…

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Wii Fit did the business – sixth most successful launch in the UK EVER

Gary Cutlack Gaming Leave a Comment

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Good lord. We doubted it, we really did. We thought that the odd balancing/health/positive-thinking game would be a bit of a disaster, especially with its £70 price tag.

But no – Wii Fit managed to enter the UK charts at #1 this week, and it sold like crazy – handing it the sixth biggest-selling launch period of any game in the UK. Taking into account the £70 price point, Wii Fit actually became the third highest cash-taker of all time – taking £16.3m in the UK…

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