Archive for January, 2010

The next NVIDIA Graphics Chip

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Joystiq has a preview of the next NVIDIA graphics chip, codenamed the GF100. It features “3 billion transistors, double the CUDA cores of previous generation GPUs, a high speed GDDR5 memory interface, and full DirectX 11 support.”

Here’s a few videos of the GF100 in action:

Beware “Personal Security” Scam Site

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

In recent days we’ve become aware of a software website selling “Personal Security Software” and claiming to be associated with Otaku Software.

The site, “” is in no way related to Otaku Software or

Under no circumstances should you supply the “” site with any personal information, especially your credit card number. Scam Site

If you’re unlucky enough to fall victim to this scam, you’ll see a charge on your credit card bill from “” for $79.90, and you’ll be sent a software file named “setup_40s1.exe”.

Do not install “setup_40s1.exe”, as the file contains viruses, malware, and spyware.

The site “” is registered through, a notorious domain name registry frequently used by scammers. The domain is registered to one Henry Nguyen Gong, a well known purveyor of malware.

While “Henry” is probably just an alias used by a crime syndicate, I’ll post “his” contact details for posterity:

Henry Nguyen Gong
Phone: +33.0466583875
Fax: +33.0466583875
Address: Rue la produit 34, Nimes Languedoc-Roussillon 30189,

Please be aware that “Henry” isn’t just using, he perpetrates the same scam using a number of different websites. If you’re looking for anti-virus software, I’d recommend a well know free solution such as AVG or Microsoft Security Essentials instead of some unknown software.

As I said before, this is most probably the work of a criminal organization, so they’ll try to use your card again in the future. Initiating a chargeback on this first fradulent charge will not be enough to protect you.

If you have fallen victim to this scam then I strongly recommend that you cancel your credit card immediately.

I’m extremely disappointed that these scammers have chosen to use our name and reputation in order to steal from people, and I’ll be taking whatever steps I can to remedy this situation.

DeskSpace Released

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

DeskSpace has been released. This version includes minor bug fixes and compatibility improvements:

  • New Feature – The DeskSpace Japanese and French localizations have been updated.
  • Bug Fix – Dragging and dropping windows in the DeskSpace system tray menu caused the menu to move vertically on some computers. We’ve added a workaround to prevent this.
  • Bug Fix – The DeskSpace system tray menu no longer displays a separator bar in the wrong position if there are no windows on Desktop 1.
  • Bug Fix – Switching to windows on other desktops via the DeskSpace system tray menu now uses the correct zoom.
  • Bug Fix – The DeskSpace system tray icon tooltip is now correctly updated when a window is dragged to another desktop.
  • Bug Fix – The desktop name and picture OSD is now correctly updated on all monitors (this bug was introduced in DeskSpace 1.5.7).

You can visit the DeskSpace page to find out more about DeskSpace, visit the Online Store to buy DeskSpace, and visit the Help page to upgrade to DeskSpace