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Rock Band 3 – New Johnny Cash DLC Pack on Way

CNET Games: Rock Band 3 fans have definitely had plenty of new tracks to choose from over the past month or so, what with the recent arrivals of the two new Queen song packs and the Billy Joel DLC pack. Now it appears they will have even more songs soon, with the upcoming Johnny Cash DLC pack. As Yogev over at recently reported, MTV Games and Harmonix have just announced that a Johnny Cash DLC pack will be arriving for the Rock Band 3 game on January 4th. The pack will feature eight of his greatest hits, including "I Walk the Line" and "Five Feet High and Rising." The Johnny Cash song pack will be made available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation3 and Nintendo Wii. The DLC doesn't stop there either, as Rock Band 3 fans will also have access to a free pack containing songs from previous Rock Band titles such as "Supreme Girl" by The Sterns. Other songs in the free DLC pack include "Get Clean" by Anarchy Club, "Night Lies" by …

Spyro the Dragon Coming to PlayStation Plus Subscribers

CNET Games: PlayStation Plus subscribers have had access to some pretty neat content since the service first launched back in the summer of this year, including the DC Universe Online beta. Now we have news of another PlayStation Plus update that's arriving on January 4th, which includes a Spyro the Dragon download. According to a recent article over at , PlayStation Plus subscribers have a few free games to look forward to come January 4th, including the PSone classic (and a favorite of mine) Spyro the Dragon, western shooter Lead & Gold: Gangs of the Wild West and the exclusive download of Pipe Madness. For those of you who are not familiar with the Spyro the Dragon title, it's a popular platform game – developed by Insomniac Games and first released back in 1998 – that features the young purple dragon named Spyro and his dragonfly friend, Sparx. As reported by Grace Chen (Senior Manager of PlayStation Store) over at , the Lead & …

Download RunKeeper Pro App Free for iPhone and Android Through January 2011

RunKeeper Pro app, which works for iPhone, iPod Touch and Android devices worth $9.99 is available free through the end of January 2010, and this amazing announcement is made by FitnessKeeper CEO Jason Jacobs. RunKeeper application uses the GPS technology on mobile devices and helps users to track their fitness activity, by giving comparable results

China to go after Internet phone services

CNETAnalysis: China is going after Internet phone services such as Skype in a move to protect the country’s state-owned telephone companies, causing alarm among consumers who rely on cheap Internet calls. Click here for more .

Battlefield Bad Company 2: Vietnam Review – Must Buy for Fans

CNET Games: If you are still undecided on whether to pay the fee to download the big expansion pack for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 titled Vietnam , you may want to check out this detailed review that we have picked out for you. The good news, is that Vietnam has been given a glowing report by the guys over at Joystiq , and to summarize their report, they think that the $12.99 for the pack is well justified. If you didn’t know, Vietnam is available now to download for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC and consists of 5 brand new maps, 15 new weapons and 6 new vehicles to go through. Four maps are playable in the expansion straight away, these are Hill 137, Vantage Point, Phu Bai Valley and Cao Son Temple. There’s also a fifth map on offer, a remake of Operation Hastings which will automatically be unlocked for each platform when players complete a series of team objectives and reach 69 collective team actions together. New weapons include the M2 Flamethrower, while you’ll also be able to make …

Nintendo 3DS: A Danger to Children’s Eyes?

CNET Games: When Nintendo release their 3DS handheld it will undoubtedly be popular with children, however we are hearing of some concerning information regarding how the 3D visuals may affect the growth of children's eyes. According to a recent article posted on MyNintendoNews , Nintendo has issued a warning suggesting that parents should consider turning off the 3D visuals via the physical switch on the side, however this only needs to be done for children under six years of age. Below we have a translated paragraph from this link , some of the translation doesn’t make sense but the most important information is there: “Vision of children under the age of six has been said that the developmental stage, experts, as well as] [Nintendo 3DS, 3D, including 3D movies and television, delivers 3D images with different left and right eye images The view that has a potential impact on the growth of children's eyes. To avoid the impact of 3D visual images of children, Nintendo 3DS [2D…

Tutorial: How to set up a Windows 7 HomeGroup

CNETAnalysis: HomeGroup is a feature exclusive to Windows 7. It enables you to easily share music, photos, documents and even printers between different switched-on PCs on your home network without having to spend time configuring each system – you set up the HomeGroup using one PC, then join it using other machines on your network. It’s a really useful system and is so simple to get going – just follow my step-by-step guide below. The great thing about HomeGroup is that you can share as much or as little as you want, and I’ll also show you how to do that later in the tutorial. You can only create a HomeGroup in the Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate Editions of Windows 7, but you can join one with any version. 1. Find the HomeGroup settings You can get to your HomeGroup settings various ways, including searching for HomeGroup in the Start menu, but I’ve gone to Control Panel and under Network and Internet I’ve selected Choose HomeGroup and sharing options. By the way, you can on…

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iPhone Unlocking Ltd has launched their new version of famous iPhone unlock software. iPhone owners can unlock add new features or jailbreak iPhone 4.1, 4.2, 4.2.1, 3G 3Gs and iPhone 4 4.2.1.

Oldest Facebook user is 103-year-old great-gran

CNews LONDON: A woman from Tenby is thought to be the oldest member of social networking site, Facebook.

A CNews report highlighted Lillian Lowe, who is 103-years-old, and now thought to be the eldest member of the site after Ivy Bean from Bradford, 104 (who was also a big tweeter) passed away this summer.

Lillian used to run a hotel, but unsurprisingly has retired now, so has plenty of pottering time. Unlike most pensioners, however, her pottering is done on an iPad (which she finds easier to cope with than a laptop due to the touch interface).

The technologically aware great-grandmother has just a small collection of friends, and uses Facebook mainly to keep in touch with family. Although since she's been handed the crown of Facebook's oldest user, she has been inundated with congratulations, and something in the order of a thousand friend requests.

She told the Beeb: "We've had messages from all over the world. I'd like to say thank you very much."

Local p…

CoD Black Ops Ascension Zombie Map – Info & Your Ideas

CNET Games: Recently we announced that Treyarch will be releasing the First Strike Map Pack for Black Ops on February 1st ( Xbox 360 ), this DLC mainly consists of multiplayer maps, however there is one new zombie map, this is called Ascension. So far no real details regarding this zombie map have been revealed, therefore I thought I would piece together a few different ideas and possibilities, let’s start with the obvious the definitions of ascension: – humans directly entering heaven without dying – moving upwards / climbing (ascending) If the zombie map name has been given its name due to the definition of the word “ascension” there are two likely possibilities, perhaps we will see a map where you get higher and higher as you progress. I doubt the religious idea associated with heaven will be used as it is a bit far-fetched, but you never know, it would be kind of cool if zombies tried to make their way through the pearly gates. An interesting take on the Ascension zombie map can …

Tonight With Jasmeen 29th December 2010 [Mustafa Kamal Fight With PML N]

Tonight With Jasmeen 29th December 2010.Mustafa Kamal Fight With PML N

War of words between PML-N and MQM has been intensified. Leaders of both the parties have started making personal attacks on each others leaders. PML-N leader Ch Nisar said that MQM was a party of dacoits. He said a person who was sitting abroad from 19 years cannot bring revolution in Pakistan. He said PML-N will not support any corrupt government and PM. He said that Altaf Hussain made irresponsible and derogatory statements about PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif.
PML-N first made personal attacks on MQM leadership: Haider Abbas Rizvi

MQM Leader Hyder Abbas Rizvi while commenting on Ch Nisar Ali Khan’s comments said that personal attacks were made by PML-N leadership at that time when political setup was working smoothly. He also called Ch Nisar as Mr. Bean.
PML-N wants to open Pindora’s Box: Wasih Jaleel

MQM leader Wasih Jaleel said that his party had reservations with PPP but PML started war of words. He said that PML-N…

Rehman Malik Recites Surah-e-Ikhles Wrongly

Rehman Malik Recites Surah-e-Ikhles.Interior Minister of Pakistan Rehman Malik incorrectly recites Surah Ikhlas THRICE during cabinet meeting. At the start of meeting Prime Minister Gillani asks Malik to recite a Surah from Quran.

Bad Languages use PML(N) for MQM in video

MQM Leader Haider Abbas Rizvi Cush Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and PML N.Haider Abbas Rizvi Cush Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and PML N

War of words between PML-N and MQM has been intensified. Leaders of both the parties have started making personal attacks on each others leaders. PML-N leader Ch Nisar said that MQM was a party of dacoits. He said a person who was sitting abroad from 19 years cannot bring revolution in Pakistan. He said PML-N will not support any corrupt government and PM. He said that Altaf Hussain made irresponsible and derogatory statements about PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif.
PML-N first made personal attacks on MQM leadership: Haider Abbas Rizvi

MQM Leader Hyder Abbas Rizvi while commenting on Ch Nisar Ali Khan’s comments said that personal attacks were made by PML-N leadership at that time when political setup was working smoothly. He also called Ch Nisar as Mr. Bean.
PML-N wants to open Pindora’s Box: Wasih Jaleel

MQM leader Wasih Jaleel said that his party had reservations w…

New Kinect Hack for World of Warcraft – Video

CNET Games: It would be fair to say that a lot of hardcore World of Warcraft gamers do not live the most active of lifestyles, however a new Kinect hack created by the University of Southern California may help change this. The USC has created the Flexible Action and Articulated Skeleton Toolkit (FAAST), this basically maps body movements to keypresses, if you scroll down to the end of this post you can see a video showing how this toolkit makes playing WoW a far more involved affair. FAAST is middleware which can be used alongside Kinect to control all types of off-the-shelf video games, obviously at the moment it is a work-in-progress, however the more success this project sees shows the true potential of the Kinect sensor and what it can bring to Xbox 360 titles. At the moment Kinect titles are very Wii-like and aimed towards children, however it is thought that a Kinect firmware update will unlock its true potential and make it a game changer , perhaps we will see it used in futu…

Sony PSP2 Renders Derived from Leaked Pictures

CNET Games: Back in mid-November we revealed some leaked PSP2 Dev Kit pictures, now PSM3 Magazine's designers have put together a couple of renders based on these leaked images , the results show us a device which has a similar form-factor to the PSP Go (see below). As you can see the button layout is quite different to the PSP Go and there are dual-analog sticks, also worth noting is that there is a front-facing camera, a built-in microphone and perhaps a touchscreen display. Below we have embedded an image showing the rear of the PSP2 . As you can see the back of the device is pretty plain, there is a rear-facing camera and a rear trackpad, however I think PSM3 Magazine's designers overlooked the fact that there would be some sort of branding on the rear. Barring the lack of branding on the rear it seems as if the renders are pretty much spot on, a few things have not been shown such as a headphone jack, however I doubt that the mock-ups are too dissimilar to what Sony plan…

Patent points towards touchscreen Apple MacBooks

CNETAnalysis: Apple has been granted a new integrated touchscreen patent, pointing towards the possible development of touchscreen MacBooks. The details of the patent were unearthed by the folks over at patentlyapple – detailing plans for an integrated touchscreen display relating to touch-sensing circuitry integrated into the display pixel stackup of a display. 20 new Apple patents The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a total of 20 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. this week. In addition to a number of new Apple patents relating to its photo-centric Aperture application and a key on-chip decompression engine relating to the iPhone’s A4 processor, it is this ‘integrated touchscreen’ tech patent that is of most interest. The patent also mentions a number of end-user examples of devices that the tech relates to, including uses on mobile phones, media players and notebooks. Apple has of course not commented publicly to date on any official plans for a touchscreen M…

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Best Video Games of 2010 – What’s Your Top 5?

CNET Games: Now that 2010 is almost over, many gaming websites have been listing their favorite games of this year. As you can imagine there has been a wide variety mentioned, including obvious titles such as Call of Duty: Black Ops, Red Dead Redemption and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. I thought I would take a look at a couple of these websites, just to check out what titles are being dubbed the best video games of 2010. The first article I came across is from Chris Kohler over at , which actually lists the top 20 games of this year including Fallout: New Vegas at No. 20. The game that came in at No. 19 on this list is Kirby's Epic Yarn for the Nintendo Wii, while BioWare's Mass Effect 2 game ended up at number 11 and Donkey Kong Returns made it to No. 6. The game that made it to the No. 1 spot on this list however was Starcraft 2 for the PC. Surprisingly, COD: Black Ops didn't actually make the top 20 list at all. The next article that interested me is th…

Buying Guide: Best 1TB external hard drive: 10 drives tested

CNETAnalysis: These days, you can never have too much storage space. However much you have, you’re bound to fill it sooner than you think. But what do you do if you want more? Internal drives are all very well, but your PC doesn’t have an infinite number of drive bays, and what if you want to transport your digital data as well as access it from your own PC? For this test then, we’re comparing external desktop hard drives that have a 1TB capacity. A desktop drive is based on the 3.5-inch hard drive and is plugged into the mains, as opposed to portable external drives, which use smaller 2.5-inch HDDs and draw their power from their data connection cable, normally powered USB. The main advantage offered by desktop drives over their portable counterparts is price. They can, of course, be unplugged and carried away should you wish to (for example) take data between work and home, but if your drive is likely to spend as much time in your bag as it does on your desk, a portable unit may pr…

PlayStation Phone: Release Date Update – Spring 2011?

CNET Games: We have some good news for those of you looking forward to picking up the new PlayStation Phone next year, as some new details have emerged courtesy of a Japanese newspaper report. According to Kotaku , fresh details on the PS Phone have come from the Asahi Shimbun newspaper, as they have stated that the new release ETA for the ‘not-so-secretive’ PlayStation Phone is Spring of 2011. Sony has yet to respond to the newspaper report, but the details suggest that the device will be released first in the US and Europe, followed by a worldwide release shortly afterwards. We know the device is definitely coming, and Sony’s Kaz Hirai even hinted of a release which you can read in our previous article here . Aside from being manufactured by Sony Ericsson, the device will also come with the recently released Google Android 3.0 Gingerbread software. It’s certainly a nice prospect to think that Sony are planning to release both the PlayStation Phone and PSP2 in the same year. It will…

Altaf Hussain Challenges Nawaz Sharif For Public Debate, Nawaz Sharif Accept

Quaid MQM Altaf Hussain on Tuesday has challenged the Chief of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for a public debate.PML n Accept Mqm Quaid Challange any Media any Where

The MQM chief said in a telephonic address to party workers at 90 that PML-N chief was trained by the dictators and generals like Zia-ul-Haque and Durrain.He added that during the government of Nawaz Sharif the Supreme Court of Pakistan was attacked and dishonoured.Nawaz Sharif indirectly blamed the MQM, few days ago during his speech in Muzaffarabad, for violence and killings in Karachi.

Altaf Hussain Criticized PPP-led Failed in Corruption

Altaf Hussain Criticized PPP-led Failed in Controlling Corruption and InflationKARACHI: Chief of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Altaf Hussain, after deciding to quit the federal cabinet has said the PPP-led government did not fulfill its promises made with his party and used to give threats in form of suggestions.

The MQM chief said that his party ministers are ready to sit on the opposition benches. He said while in a telephonic address to party workers at 90 that the government did not solve any problem of MQM but now the party has taken decision to part its ways in the federal cabinet.Hussain bitterly criticized the PPP’s bad governance saying it has been failed in controlling corruption and inflation.He said the MQM cooperated with the government in every crucial and difficult time but in reply the government did not show the same spirit. SAMAA TVTags: Altaf Hussain, Criticized, PPP-led, Failed, Controlling, Corruption, Inflation, Coalition Government, Committee Decision, Deputy Co…

Bomb blast in Karachi University

Breaking News KARACHI: At least 15 persons have been reported hurt in a small scale blast in the University of Karachi on Tuesday.

According to SSP Naeem Sheikh it was a parcel bomb. Heavy contingents of police and rangers with rescue teams rushed to the scene and started to move the injured to the hospitals.

The parcel bomb blast took place between a mosque and cafeteria near Arts and Economics Lobby.

After blast fear and harassment prevails among the students and university staff.

All papers of today have been cancelled by the administration of the university.

Breaking News Karachi: Bomb blast at Karachi University in Mosuqe three student injured in blast.
Bomb blast at al-imran masjid in #karachi university, three wounded just before/during zohar prayers.

Two people were reportedly injured as a result of a blast near the cafeteria in Karachi University on Tuesday.

Initial reports indicate that it was a low intensity bomb and was planted in the bushes close to the Masjid-ul Imran.…

How to Get Nexus S Recovery Mode

Nexus S has been launched in stores and people who have got their hands on it are already messing around with the device trying to break in Gingerbread and port it to other devices. Our first bet would be that Gingerbread on the Nexus S will first get ported to the Samsung Galaxy S. Anyways,

CES 2011: Samsung to Introduce New 4-Inch Galaxy Player

CNET: We've heard quite a bit of news about the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show – which is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas next month – over the past month or so, and now have a bit of an idea of what we can expect including the announcement of a new tablet PC from Samsung. However, it now looks like a new tablet PC isn't the only device that Samsung will be showing off at the event. According to Adam Hartley over at , recent reports have suggested that the electronics company will also be unveiling a new 4-inch, Android-based Galaxy Player. Reports suggest that the device will feature a 4-inch LCD display with a resolution of 800 x 480, a 1GHz CPU and will be running Android 2.2. The Samsung Galaxy Player will also feature a 3.2-megapixel camera on the rear as well as a front-facing camera, making it ideal for video calling. A recent article over at provides a little more information about the upcoming music player, including th…

Breaking News MQM departs federal cabinet

Now the ball is in PPP’s court: Altaf
Breaking News MQM KARACHI 90: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain early Tuesday morning ratified the decision of his party’s Coordination Committee to quit the Federal Government, saying his party was forced to make this decision in view of the existing circumstances, Geo News reported.

Altaf Hussain gave a final warning to the Pakistan People’s Party-led government to mend its ways or else MQM would be forced to part ways with the Sindh coalition too and move from government to the opposition benches.

The MQM Chief was addressing his party workers direct from London following the decision of party’s Coordination Committee to tender resignations of its two Federal Ministers to the government late Monday night.

Breaking News LONDON: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has decided to sever ties with federal cabinet, Awaz Apni reported Monday night.

According to details, MQM’s central Rabta Committee held its simultaneous meetings in London…


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