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  • Not iPhone: Samsung Instinct Haiku Contest

    Remember: Every week we’ll be giving away a cool Samsung phone culminating in the Samsung Instinct! We begin our contest this week gunning for the M520. The haiku should focus on hearing and must be tweeted to UseYourInstinct. We will close entries for this week at noon on Tuesday, July 15. What is a haiku? Here’s an example. It’s a short poem of three lines consiting of… Read More

  • Not iPhone: German court says leaving Wi-Fi access point doesn't make owner liable for copyright infringement

    A German court has ruled that having an open, unsecured Wi-Fi access point isn’t tantamount to copyright infringement. Follow the logic for a minute: you’ve got a wide open WAP, and someone comes along and downloads a Metallica album off The Pirate Bay. Metallica’s record company finds the IP address, your IP address, and sends a letter to your ISP demanding retribution. You… Read More

  • Not iPhone: Cardboard toilet doubles as a sturdy stool

    Here’s a cardboard toilet. It’s called the Shit Box. I’m happy that it appears to only be available in the UK, brought to you by The Brown Corporation (get it?). The outfit’s tagline is “a solid company” (get it?). Each box comes packed flat at 14-inches square and there are 10 “poo bags” included. It also doubles as a stool – a stool… Read More

  • Not iPhone: Seagate introduces new 1.5TB desktop drive, two 500GB notebook drives

    Seagate has just given storage a bump across the board with the introduction of a 1.5-terabyte 3.5-inch hard drive – the Barracuda 7200.11 (running at 7,200 RPM) – and two 500-gigabyte 2.5-inch drives – the Momentus 5400.6 and Momentus 7200.4 (running at 5400 RPM and 7200 RPM, respectively). All three drives use the Serial ATA interface, the two 7,200 RPM drives sling… Read More

  • Not iPhone: Konami sues Harmonix over music game patent infringements


    Flickr’d, a real rock band Konami has sued Harmonix, alleging that Rock Band infringes on several of its music game-related patents. Karaoke Revolution first came out in North America in 2003, several years before both Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Now Konami wants Harmonix to pay up. Apparently Harmonix hasn’t received the official complaint yet, so it hasn’t said anything in… Read More

  • Not iPhone: Roku Netflix player software goes open source

    Oh hey there, this should be interesting. Remember the Roku Netflix set-top box that came out a little while ago? Well Roku has just released the code under the GPL, which got the MythTV community buzzing about getting its popular open source media center software onto the Roku box. If you think about it, the $99 box would be a nice little option for running MythTV, as there’s HDMI… Read More

  • Not iPhone: The FCC wants to punish Comcast for obstructing Internet traffic


    Comcast Center aka The Citadel. Flickr’d The FCC wants to punish Comcast for blocking its customers’ access to the Internet. That, of course, in part refers to the company’s practice of blocking BitTorrent. Kevin Martin—yes, that Kevin Martin—had this to say: We found that Comcast’s actions in this instance violated our principles [of open access to… Read More