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TiVo debuts Overlap Protection

November 03, 2005 at 06:23 PM

TiVo has debuted an unfortunately needed new feature with their latest service update: In the past, if two of your favorite shows overlapped by a minute or two, you could only record one or the other. Now, with Overlap Protection, your TiVo box can record both shows back-to-back by clipping just enough from the end of the first show or the beginning of the second show, based on which has the higher Season Pass priority... Continue reading

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Nintendo Revolution controller revealed...

September 16, 2005 at 07:34 AM

...and it's freaking weird! And possibly revolutionary. The wireless controller is motion and tilt sensitive, and have the traditional directional pad, face buttons and triggers laid out in a nontraditional way. There will also be separate adapters that plug into the base such as an analog stick (pictured here) to expand the functionality of the base controller. It kind of reminds me of the Gyration wireless handset/mouse in concept and functionality. I'm guessing Nintendo has... Continue reading

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iPod nano announced

September 07, 2005 at 07:44 PM

Well surprise, surprise. Apple announced today that they would be discontinuing the iPod mini and announced the new iPod nano. The nano is a flash based player that is about 60% of the size of the mini. It's available in 2GB and 4GB capacities, has a color screen that can display photos, and comes in traditional Apple white as well as black. Oddly enough the headphone port is on the bottom of the player,... Continue reading

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IOGEAR USB Hub & Card Reader

July 04, 2005 at 05:03 PM

Saw PCMag's review of the IOGEAR USB Hub and Card Reader yesterday and thought I'd throw my 2 cents in on it since I've had it for about four months now. They give it a 4.5 out of 5 and for the most part I agree. It's a great multifunction product that doesn't always work for me like it's supposed to. IOGEAR has merged a USB 2.0 hub and a 12-in-4 memory card reader into... Continue reading

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Why do malformed links in Firefox go to Microsoft.com?

June 09, 2005 at 11:23 PM

I've wondered this for a while, but why do the miswritten links in Firefox such as http://http://www.brianbehrend.com/ automatically redirect to Microsoft.com? It doesn't even do that in Internet Explorer so it doesn't make much sense that it should happen in other browsers. The links are not valid URI's and therefore should just return a Page Not Found error, but instead they redirect. If you're a Firefox user, click here to try for yourself. Well... Continue reading

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Get a free Xbox 360!

June 08, 2005 at 06:48 PM

From the wonderful people who brought us FreeIpods.com, FreeFlatScreens.com, and freePS3s (and about a dozen other sites to get you free stuff) have now set up Free360Xbox.com before the Xbox 360 has even been released. Simply click on my referral link and register at the site, complete an offer yourself, and then have a few friends sign up, and you're good to go. It's a pretty simpleHave no fear, the Gratis Network has been... Continue reading

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ESPN's weblogs suck

May 16, 2005 at 05:22 PM

Om Malik says ESPN's blog strategy is dumb because they're offered as a premium service and are only available to ESPN Insiders, but I think their new weblogs suck for a totally different reason. First off, let me say I think the content ESPN's writers are providing in these weblogs is quite excellent, which is why the way they're implemented disappoints me so much. It's well written and entertaining info that you can't really... Continue reading

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StealthSwitch - Desktop cloaking device

May 05, 2005 at 05:57 PM

The StealthSwitch promises instant computer privacy. Simply by stepping on the switch beneath your desk you can conceal that solitaire game you were playing or that inappropriate website you were viewing. StealthSwitch uses patent pending technology to instantly and completely hide applications with a press of the footswitch. The applications are not just minimized... they are made completely invisible. No more minimizing applications, turning off the monitor, or re-booting when someone enters your office or... Continue reading

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Flickr gives me presents

April 19, 2005 at 09:07 AM

When Flickr announced they had been acquired by Yahoo they mentioned they planned to reward all of us cool kids with goodies since we knew Flickr was the next big thing and bought Pro accounts early. That way everyone else would know we were better than them. Yesterday I got the email letting me know what gift I was getting: 1. Double what you paid for! Your original 1 year pro account has been... Continue reading

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Sony ordered to suspend Playstation sales

March 28, 2005 at 09:19 AM

This is utter and complete BS, but what's new? Because Immersion Corp. patented the general idea of using computer controlled vibrating motors, Sony has been ordered to pay them $90.7 million and stop selling the Playstation and Playstation 2. I'm not sure why they have to stop selling the systems (pending an appeal of course), maybe just because the Dual Shock vibrating controllers are included. Hopefully Sony will be able to sell them as soon... Continue reading

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Unpacking the PSP

March 24, 2005 at 08:42 PM

I preordered the Sony Playstation Portable months ago, originally as a profit making scheme. But as the release date got closer, I wanted to keep it more and more. I'm glad I did, the thing is freaking sweet! The screen is absolutely gorgeous. The Spider-Man 2 UMD that came with it looks as good as a DVD on a regular television. Time to go play some Lumines! Check out the photoset or view the... Continue reading

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Yahoo acquiring Flickr

March 20, 2005 at 09:12 PM

There was a lot of rumor about it last week at SXSW and around the web, but it's now official: Yahoo is acquiring Flickr. Usually I'd be worried when something like this happens, but for some reason I'm actually excited and think this will be a good thing. I don't know if I just have faith in the Flickr people or maybe it was because of this: pro account holders will get super mega bonuses,... Continue reading

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