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ASUS Recalls Eee Box PCs in Japan due to Virus Alert

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306w ago - ASUSTek has issued a recall of its Eee box PCs sold in Japan as they contained a dangerous virus. The virus makes the computer run slow and download damaging malware programs from the internet.

Asus' PR department noted that the virus entered the machines while they were downloading the Japanese version software to the computer.

To quote: Taiwan's ASUSTek Computer has announced a recall of its Eee Box PCs that were sold in Japan because they contain a virus.

The virus, known as recycled.exe, resides on the D drive of the machine and once opened, the virus will be activated and copy itself to the C drive as well as any other removable or USB drives. Affected by the virus, the running of the computer will become slow and it may download harmful malware programs from the Internet.

Li Yusheng, a representative from ASUS's public relations department, says that the virus entered the computers while they were downloading the Japanese version software to the computer. However, the anti-virus protections on Asus' other production lines are free from the bug and the software of Eee Box products sold to other countries are reportedly safe.
 

Crysis, CoD4 and BioShock now playable on Eee PC

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323w ago - StreamMyGame makes it possible to play the best and most graphically demanding PC games on ultra portable notebooks.

StreamMyGame has announced support for the new range of ultra portable notebooks, including the Asus Eee PC and Ebox and over 100 other UMPCs. The new StreamMyGame software runs at full screen resolution on both Windows and Linux versions of the Eee PC.

"The Linux player has been requested by our Eee PC members and has been optimised to run on both the original and new ranges of the Eee PC. The Window's player has also been optimised." said Richard Faria, StreamMyGame's CEO. Video of Crysis running on the Eee PC below:





"You can have your games installed on your home PC and play them on your Netbook around the home and remotely, providing a portable gaming experience on screens that have resolutions of 1024x600," said Faria.

"There are over 100 Netbooks and UMPCs that are now compatible with our technology and we will guarantee similar compatibility with the MID market."

StreamMyGame says titles including Crysis, Call of Duty 4, BioShock and Half-Life 2 can now be played "smoothly and without lag on the Eee PC and other UMPCs providing a responsive gaming experience".
 

Designing greener products

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364w ago - Sometimes the best way to get a fresh take on a product's design is to take a step back and break it down into its component parts. This approach allows a thorough assessment of the potential for minimising the use of raw materials at every step.

On review, it is often found that components, such as fasteners, can be eliminated completely by adjusting the initial design - without affecting the product's overall form or function.
 
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