A look at the most popular stories on PCR this week

PCR’s top stories of the week: December 6th, 2013

We take a look at this week’s most talked about stories, including hijacked computers that mine bitcoins and a new Minecraft toy range.

Browser toolbars being used to hijack computers to mine Bitcoins

Browser toolbars are now being used to hijack computers’ performance in order to mine Bitcoins, Malwarebytes has warned.

The security firm said that ‘Potentially Unwanted Programs’, or PUPs, are usually “unnecessary junk for your desktop that usually involves monitoring your surfing/shopping habits”.

Minecraft toy range launch to be celebrated at Forbidden Planet event

Specialist retailer Forbidden Planet is to hold an all-day event for Minecraft fans on December 7th.

To celebrate the launch of the Minecraft collection of toys, the Forbidden Planet store in Shaftesbury Avenue, London, will be host to a number of activities.

VIDEO: Waterstones takes on Amazon drones with O.W.L.S

Following the announcement from Amazon that it plans to launch a drone delivery service, Waterstones has been quick to release a parody video.

Called Introducing O.W.L.S, the video explains the book retailer’s new Ornithological Waterstones Landing Service. And it’s very funny.

Nvidia: ‘AMD is a great rival – but we’re still number one’

Nvidia has praised its biggest competitor AMD, as the two prepare to lock horns over Christmas.

Both have released high-end graphics cards in the last few months – the AMD Radeon R9 290X and the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti – with AMD directly pitching the 290X against Nvidia’s previous flagship card, the Titan, by calling it a ‘Titan-killer’.

Tesco Hudl tablet sales top 300,000 units

Tesco’s £119 own-brand tabet – the Hudl – has sold more than 300,000 units since launching on September 30th.

The supermarket made the announcement as part of its third quarter interim management statement, which revealed Tesco’s like-for-like sales dipped 1.5 per cent during the quarter.

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