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Red Dead Redemption and Just Cause 2 free DLC todayview story

http://www.itwire.com – Download content for existing games is one way companies are rewarding their loyal consumers.  Today sees the release of some snappy DLC for Red Dead Redemption and Just Cause 2 players. (IT news)

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Google Voice one step nearer to global availabilityview story

http://www.itwire.com – Google has made its VoIP service, Google Voice - previously available by invitation only - available to anyone in the USA, but this is but the next step on a path that threatens Skype and many many other industry players. (IT news)

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Govt wants to dictate the software you run on your PCview story

http://apcmag.com – Do it, or lose your internet access, the government proposes to threaten. (IT news)

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Toshiba unveils no keyboard, twin-display notebookview story

http://apcmag.com – The way of the future, or a machine that will fold into the wake of the iPad? You decide. (IT news)

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Oh dear: Victorian town worships the god of USBview story

http://apcmag.com – One small Victorian town eschews Firewire, shuns Bluetooth and won't have a bar of HDMI. As seen from above, their love for USB is palpable. (IT news)

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Australia to miss out on Nintendo 3DS launch?view story

http://apcmag.com – Nintendo's handheld console will pack 3D effects that won't require players to wear glasses -- but it's a bit of a mystery when it will hit Australia. (IT news)

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NBN deal may cause Telstra losses: analystview story

http://apcmag.com – Telstra's $11bn cash influx from the NBN deal might not be enough to stem the losses of customers flowing to other networks, one industry analyst says. (IT news)

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Google didn’t collect bank data: Privacy Commissionerview story

http://apcmag.com – The Federal Privacy Commissioner has directly contradicted claims by Senator Conroy that Google collected banking passwords in its WiFi scanning mistake. (IT news)

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MIcrosoft leads off Windows 7 gaming campaign with Fable 3view story

http://apcmag.com – Remember using your PC for games? Apparently, those days are here again as Microsoft tries to gee up the Windows 7 gaming market (IT news)

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Apple Dippers or Fries for Happy Meal? You better ask!view story

http://www.itwire.com – The Center for Science in the Public Interest conducted a survey that showed McDonald’s employees serve French fries the vast majority of the time rather than Apple Dippers if customers do not ask which side dish they prefer. There are a lot more calories and fat in French fries!   (IT news)

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Cartoons characters are good at selling junk food to kidsview story

http://www.itwire.com – According to a U.S. study, food manufacturers wisely use cartoon characters such as Scooby Doo, Dora the Explorer, and Shrek on their packaging because they know kids like their junk food better than junk food without such characters on the packaging—even when the foods are identical.   (IT news)

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Open Ballot: freedom or function?view story

http://www.tuxradar.com – For our next podcast, we want to know whether the primary reason you use open source software is for its freedom or for its function. (IT news)