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Mugged in a Cyber Alley??

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What will you say to someone who gets arrested because his video game character robbed another video game character of his virtual possessions??? Sounds quite strange or hilarious? Or you might think its a joke!! Well, its not!!

A chinese exchange student was arrested by police in Kagawa prefecture of southern Japan, on suspicion of going on a virtual mugging spree by deploying software “bots” to beat up and rob characters in the online game Lineage II, whose virtual possessions were then exchanged for real-world cash, reports New Scientist!! 😯

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Inside a Mac-Mini !!

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Ever wondered what you’ll see inside a Mac-Mini? What kind of gadget wizardry is in there?? Apparently you might be in for some surprises or a nasty shock or two!!

Analysts at a research firm iSuppli too apart the Mac Mini & estimated the cost of the components present in the $499 Mac Mini to be about $275, which rises to about $284 by adding the cost of manufacturing, reports c|net!! 😕 But that’s not something which is surprising, as products sold by any company are almost always cheaper than the price they are sold, otherwise how will the company earn a profit on their sale??

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Amazon Shorts!!

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No, its not something you can wear, so don’t get too excited!! Amazon has started a service called Amazon Shorts which will be selling short works of literature by authors & which will be exclusively available on Amazon.com for atleast 6 months(as per the terms of contract), reports Yahoo! News.

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Schooling goes Hi-Tech!!

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Don’t be surprised if the next time your kid or your neighbour’s kid tells you that he won’t be having any text-books this year at school!! 😀

Empire High School in Arizona, USA, issued iBooks to each of its 340 students this year, becoming one of the first US public schools to do away with printed text-books. This is incidently the schools inagural year & the officals believe that students will be more engaged in learning with electronic texts, reports Yahoo! News. But Empire High isn’t the first or only one to have replaced printed text-books with laptops, students of 23 middle & high schools in Henrico County(near Richmond) have been using laptops for 4 years now!!

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Two Xbox versions this time!!

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Microsoft will be shipping two versions of Xbox this time, reports Yahoo! News. One will be a basic version without a hard-drive, wireless controls & some other features and the other will be as you can guess, a fully-loaded version!! They will be retailing at about $300 & $400 respectively in the North-America while it will be about 300 euros & 400 euros respectively in Europe. The enhancements like a 20GB detachable Hard-Disk, Wireless controllers, TV Remote, headsets for the online service Xbox Live, Ethernet cables for broadband internet connections etc. will be available seperately.

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Dennis Quits!!

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Dennis is done with blogging, so he quits. He started out the same month(April) last year as me, but never got around to posting much, I haven’t been reading him regularly for quite some months now!! So that’s another blogger gone. 🙁

Goodbye mate, & goodluck with whatever you do!! 😉

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Grey Storm !!

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As you might’ve already noticed, I’ve changed the theme of this blog of mine. This blog, which looked something of blue & white till an hour ago, was using a modified version of the cute Manji 1 Beta theme. Now, this blog sports a custom greyish theme named Grey Storm!! Incidently this is my first WordPress theme, made solely by myself & I’ve been busy over it for quite a number of days, working on it in whatever little free time I get!! 😀

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Jagran!!

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Phew, its been quite busy last week, with me running around here & there doing errands like personally inviting everyone in the family(both mom & dad’s sides), that meant riding 250+ Km in 3 days after work(in a total of not less than 10 hours that included chatting a bit & having refreshments at every place). So by Sunday, my back was aching quite bad & my body was quite rigid, so I didn’t find time to post about earlier.

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Stampede for used laptops!!

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There was quite a rush as people tried to knock others on their way to get their hands on one of the 1000 laptops put on sale for just $50 by the Henrico County school system, USA. The laptops on sale were 4 year old Apple iBooks which were being offered to the county residents for $50 a piece, reports Yahoo!.

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Macromedia Studio 8 !!

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The much awaited successor to Macromedia StudioMX 2004, is just around the corner. Macromedia has announced the Macromedia Studio 8 which will ship in September 2005.

This new release will constitute of:

  1. Dreamweaver 8
  2. Flash Professional 8
  3. Fireworks 8

and two new additions to the Studio are:

  1. Contribute 3
  2. Flash Paper 2

I don’t know about all the components of the Macromedia Studio 8 but I can say that the improvements in Dreamweaver 8 and Flash Professional 8 will quite interesting, with enhanced CSS support & more usable interface in Dreamweaver8(did anyone mention code-folding?!) and the enhanced Flash Professional 8 which will help in leverage the new bells & whistles in the FlashPlayer8!!

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