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Microsoft helps police crack PCs via USB device

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335w ago - We're all for the end of evil things like child pornography and terrorism on the Internet. But news that Microsoft's latest piece of hardware allows the police to quickly break through a PC's security to scan through the hard drive has to be described as a little Orwellian.

The USB device can be plugged into a PC and used to break through password and decrypt protected files, allowing the police to do quick on-site scans of suspects' computers for insidious files, conversations and emails.

Not for profit

"These are things that we invest substantial resources in, but not from the perspective of selling to make money," Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith told the Seattle Times.

"We're doing this to help ensure that the internet stays safe."

Of course, Big Brother is here to protect us all - but we can't help but worry that this technology would be a little problematical in the wrong hands.

The device was apparently rolled out to a handful of police forces in June last year, but we have yet to ascertain if they have made it across the pond to the UK yet.
 

Speculation: The Wii price cut?

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335w ago - It is looking more and more like Nintendo may have no option to make the Wii cheaper at retail, despite what Satoru Iwata says. Here's why:

It has been at the same price for a long time now, during which it has become a lot cheaper to make. Especially with the volumes they are churning out. And they were making a profit in every unit from the beginning. So there is plenty of room to drop the price.

They are ramping up production to 25 million units a year. Initially these will just meet the backlog of demand but once that is done they will need to use the price mechanism to shift them.

Their release schedule is looking very weak. Right now we have Super Smash Bros, Brawl, Mario Kart and Wii Fit. Then nothing mega and lots of shovelware. Compare that with the PS3 and 360.

GTA IV. This is going to transform the balance in the market strongly in favour of the HD consoles. The Wii is going to look increasingly last gen.

To make the most money out of the Wii back catalogue of games Nintendo need as many platforms out there as possible. At a lower price they will sell more Wiis and milk it on the software.

The Microsoft Xbox 360 price cuts now make the Wii look very expensive. You get a whole lot more for your money with the 360.

So...
 

PSP Music PRX Plug-In for 3.90 M33 Custom Firmware out!

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335w ago - Cpasjuste has released an update to Music PRX, a Custom Firmware plug-in originally written by Joek that allows users to playback music files when playing a UMD game, running a homebrew application, and even while browsing the XMB.

As the article title implies, the update brings complete support for 3.90 M33 series Firmware to the table. No other significant changes were made in this release.

Download: PSP Music PRX Plug-In for 3.90 M33 CFW
 

Sony Adjusting Canadian PlayStation Store Prices

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335w ago - To coincide with this week's PlayStation Store update, Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced that it will adjust the prices on the Canadian store to reflect the current American to Canadian dollar exchange rate.

"We are continually looking for ways to enhance the player experience on the PLAYSTATIONŽNetwork, and downloadable content through the PLAYSTATION Store is just one of our areas of focus," said Grace Chen, Senior Manager for the PLAYSTATION Store.

"We anticipate that this price adjustment will meet the expectations of our Canadian consumers and provide them with a better PLAYSTATION Network experience."

That means all content on the Canadian store should be a few bucks cheaper tomorrow, thanks to the depreciating U.S. dollar. :P
 

FuSa BETA v1.0: Play PSP Games Over Composite Cable

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335w ago - OldPrisoneR has released the initial BETA of FuSa, a Custom Firmware plug-in that enables Slim owners to play PSP games on their television over standard composite cable.

Under normal circumstances, the PSP would require that you use a component cable, so this plug-in neatly removes that restriction.

Tested on CFW 3.80 M33-5.. For compatibility information and usage instructions, refer to the included readme file.

Download: FuSa BETA v1.0 CFW Plug-In for PSP / FuSa BETA v1.0 CFW Plug-In for PSP [Mirror]

YouTube demonstration video below, with more linked above!




 
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