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Megaupload users can have their files back

After being shutdown for almost half a year, Megaupload users might finally be able to get their legitimate files back with a couple stipulations. Obviously this is good news for the people who used Megaupload for legitimate purposes, however, one still has to ask wonder how someone could upload everything to a site a keep no backups, especially if it was important enough to file a lawsuit over. TorrentFreak has the story.

Almost half a year has passed since Megaupload’s servers were raided by the U.S. Government, and still there is no agreement on how former users can retrieve their files. Previously the authorities and MPAA have objected against such a mass retrieval, but in a filing at the court today the movie industry changed its tone. The MPAA states that users can have their files back as long as access to copyrighted files is blocked.


Change your last.fm password

Following in the steps of Linkedin and eHarmony this week who both had major security issues, Last.fm is the latest to have issues and is recommending you change your password. Of all the sites that have been hacked Last.fm is the only one who actually warned users and didn't deny the rumors until it was glaringly obvious that they'd been hacked. The Verge has the details.

Following in the ignominious footsteps of LinkedIn and eHarmony, Last.fm is today disclosing that it too has suffered a security breach that has led to "the leak of some Last.fm user passwords." The note from the company doesn't go into any more depth than that, with a related tweet adding that a security issue is being investigated and advising that, as a precaution, all users should log in and change their passwords.


Sennheiser VMX 200 Bluetooth Headset

VMX 200We have just taken a look at the Sennheiser VMX 200 Bluetooth Headset.  This headset is labeled as a "business" headset and we'll take a look at the features, quality and performance to find out how it performs and stacks up to all of the other headsets we've looked at over the years.  Check it out if you are shopping for a new headset.

In the end, the Sennheiser VMX 200 is a basic headset that will set you back over $100 online and although it has only a few features, it does them pretty well.  As I mentioned in the audio clip above, this "business headset" appeals to those who are all about voice calls and nothing else.


Hardware Kickoff

If you are looking for a piece of hardware that you can use to read books, get on the web, email, play games and more, there are a lot of choices these days.  If you want portability you can go with something like the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 over at HardwareHeaven today.  Maybe you're looking for something even more basic - such as the Binatone ReadMe Color eReader at HardwareLook and that's all you need.

For some of you though, you are looking for power and portability.  The ASUS N56VM Notebook uses the new Ivy Bridge platform and is wicked fast.  TechReport takes a look.  Another machine that's plenty fast is the Alienware M14X R2 at HardwareHeaven.  This is also packing Ivy Bridge.  HardwareHeaven looks at the obscure Medion Erazer X6821 laptop today as well and scores a hat trick.

Although not really portable, there are a some great options for mini-PCs that connect to your TV or any other screen for that matter.  TweakTown gets up close and personal with the ARCTIC MC001-BD Entertainment Center PC with Blu-Ray.  This is a pretty sharp looking product for a former "pure" cooling company that now has a great lineup of products.  If you want smaller though, you will have to check out the ZOTAC ZBOX Nano XS AD11 Plus over at XSReviews.  This thing is about as small as a hockey puck... but square.


 

Origin understands customers

Origin (which is owned by EA) has come out and said that they aren't going to be copying Steam's business model anytime soon of offering games at deeply discounted prices because "it cheapens the intellectual property". Apparently Origin understands what customers want and they want a premium experience which apparently Origin will be offering, which is good news for people who like to spend more money. Eurogamer takes a look at the Origin vs. Steam battle that has been going for a while now.

Origin boss David DeMartini toldGamesindustry International that random deep-discounting of games "cheapens" IP, and promised not to copy the practice.

"We won't be doing that," he said, bluntly. "Obviously they think it's the right thing to do after a certain amount of time. I just think it cheapens your intellectual property.

"I know both sides of it, I understand it. If you want to sell a whole bunch of units, that is certainly a way to do that, to sell a whole bunch of stuff at a low price. The game makers work incredibly hard to make this intellectual property, and we're not trying to be Target. We're trying to be Nordstrom.


FBI did not steal Megaupload evidence

In the ongoing Megaupload vs. Everyone saga the FBI are now taking some heat and being accused of stealing Megaupload evidence. Don't worry though, the FBI has come back and said its not stealing because it was "digital" and therefore its not covered by relevant legislation. Isn't stealing of "digital" content the whole reason Megaupload is in this pickle already? TorrentFreak has the story.

Dotcom’s lawyer Mr. Akel argues that the FBI illegally copied data from his computers, to send it to the U.S.

“The first [copies] were sent without the New Zealand Police having any say in it whatsoever,”he said quoted by Stuff.

“If [they] went offshore without the consent of the attorney-general, it was an illegal act.”

However, according to Crown’s lawyer, no harm was done because the evidence in question is “not physical” and therefore not covered by the relevant legislation.


Is Facebook boring?

Has Facebook become boring? Well, according to a new poll conducted it has found that 34% of Facebook users have spent less time on the site than in the previous 6 months. 40% of the people polled still said they used the site on a daily basis. Also interesting to note is the fact that 80% of respondents said they'd never bought a product as a result of ads or comments on Facebook which probably isn't what Facebook's advertisers want to hear. CNET has more details on this survey over here.

Do you spend less time on Facebook than you did six months ago? If so, you're not alone.

A recent survey of Facebook users found that 34 percent of them spend less time on the sitethan they did half a year ago. Why the cold shoulder?

Those among the 34 percent described Facebook as "boring," "not relevant," or "not useful." Concerns over privacy ranked third on the list.


Linkedin confirms passwords were compromised

Linkedin had a bad day yesterday as 6.5 Million users passwords were compromised by hackers and then posted online. Originally Linkedin was saying there was no evidence that this actually happened, but now they've admitted that it did happen and it might be a good time to go change you password if you use the same password for everything. CNET has all the details on what happened.

LinkedIn said today that some passwords on a list of allegedly stolen hashed passwords belong to its members, but did not say how its site was compromised.

"We can confirm that some of the passwords that were compromised correspond to LinkedIn accounts," Vicente Silveira, a director at the professional social-networking site, wrote in a blog post. It is unknown how many passwords have been verified by LinkedIn.


Graphics Card Bundle

HIS Radeon HD 7770 iCooler 1GB GHz - NikKTech --=-- MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Power Ed. - TweakTown & TechPowerUp --=-- HIS Radeon HD 7870 IceQ 2GB CrossFire - TweakTown --=-- HIS Radeon HD 7850 iCooler 2GB - NikKTech --=-- PowerColor HD 7850 PCS+ 2GB - TechPowerUp --=-- HIS Radeon HD 7870 IceQ 2GB - eTeknix --=-- Gainward GeForce GTX 680 2GB Phantom - TweakTown --=-- Sapphire HD 7770 Vapor-X 1GB - TechPowerUp


ViewSonic 31.5" 4K LCD Monitor

I have to admit, I almost cried tears of joy when I saw this post over at Engadget.  they are talking about the prototype 4K display from ViewSonic and I couldn't be happier.  We've been stuck at a maximum resolution of 2560x1600 on the PC (single display) for a while now, and this could be loads of awesome.  Unfortunately, you'll need a full Core i7 system to run it - oh, and about the same money as you'd need to buy a car.  Still, cool stuff.

The current iteration requires 2x dual-link DVI, but would be compatible with 2x DisplayPort in the future. ViewSonic reps say the VP3280, which will be marketed towards film studios, broadcasters, photographers and any other professionals in need of a compact 4K display, could ship by the end of the year, costing "about the price of a car."


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