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  • Vista More Secure Than Mac OS: Bollocks?

    Hell has frozen over! Run for the hills! The sky is falling! Vista is declared more secure than Mac OS X says security researcher Dino Dai Zovi (gesundheit). Why do we care what this guy has to say? Well, for starters he was awarded a $10,000 prize for gaining shell access to a Macbook Pro at the CanSecWest security conference just over a week ago. Read More

  • Dude, You're Gonna Get a Dell at a Store

    Would you buy a computer from this man? Direct PC seller Dell is looking into the retail sales model, a move that may spell the end of the great “direct-only” PC sales technique. Facing slow growth and attacks on all sides by bargain basement vendors as well as higher-end brands that have already taken readily to showing up in Best Buy and Circuit City, Michael Dell is… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: US Supreme Court Makes Obvious Patent Ruling

    . The court unanimously ruled that the federal appeals court that handles patent cases had given too much power to developers of trivial technological improvements. “Granting patent protection to advances that would occur in the ordinary course without real innovation retards progress,’’ Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the court. Read More

  • Brian Lam FIGHT!

    Gizmodo’s BLAM got himself a Transformer and like made it fight the old Transformers and was all like I’m going to make it beat up a Moto Q and then stuff got like SO weird. via Giz Read More

  • Give Your Momma a Zune Contest: Vote Off

    Here are our entrants in the Give Your Momma a Zune contest. Apparently our goodwill and kindness were misunderstood as many thought that offering a mother a Zune was tantamount to insult and ridicule. Just the opposite. These are women, young and old, who are cool enough to put up with our moronic obsessions, accept our failings, and revel in our joys. Maybe your mom didn’t want a… Read More

  • Joost Adds Turner Broadcasting Content, Open For All

    First, the big news: as of today, existing users of Joost — everyone’s favorite TV thing that no one quite understands but everyone wants — can share invites with their friends. If you know someone who wants Joost, you can now give it to them. That kicks ass. Joost is also now offering content from Turner Broadcasting System for download over Joost. The deal includes… Read More

  • Ebay Widgets: Share Your Auctions With More than Just Nigerian Scammers and the Elderly Well here’s a bit of news from eBay I can get behind. I’ve all but given up on eBay at this point — I’ve just stopped selling stuff there because of numerous scam experiences — but this is something I could use. It’s a new flash widget that lets you show any number… Read More

  • Iran to Filter “Immoral” Messages Sent on Phones

    If you’re planning to visit the Persian paradise that is Iran you might want to watch what you send from your phone. This past weekend Iran’s Telecommunications Ministry announced that it would start to filter “immoral” video and audio messages sent via mobile handsets. The Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution, which was set up after the 1979 Islamic revolution… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Sledgehammer Edition

    Peter Gabriel Offers DRM Free Music on We7
    LG + Cirque de Soleil = Quidam
    WTF was Sony Thinking?! NSFW
    Help Key: Burning Discs, Not Coasters
    NeuroSky, Yet Another Brainwave Gaming Startup Read More

  • CrunchGear HiFi Reader Response Continues

    Today marks the first day of the second week of our CrunchGear HiFi series. We have a few more reviews and features coming so stay tuned for all of that. In addition to some great content, we’re also running an audio inspired reader response series. What is on the line, you ask? Good question: Read More

  • 45 More Reasons To Play With Your Wii This Summer

    Already bored with your Wii games? Afraid you might actually have to go outside this summer? Fear not, your pasty-white skin is safe from the sun. Nintendo worldwide president Satoru Iwata announced today that 45 new Wii titles will be ready for purchase in the second quarter of 2007. And then there’s the online gaming! Pokemon Battle Revolution and Mario Strikers Charged are the first… Read More

  • PS3 Gets Price Cut

    There is no actual confirmation from Sony that the PS3 will see a price cut anytime soon, but increased output of blue-violet diodes hints at future price cuts. Production of the diode — a key ingredient of the PS3’s Blu-ray drive — is currently at 1.7 million a month and Sony is now prepared to up that to 5 million which will decrease Sony’s materials cost which… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Elite Not So Elite After All

    I’ll agree with Nicholas on the fact that the Elite doesn’t deserve an 8.5 rating just because it’s black, has a 120GB HDD and HDMI. Microsoft is continuing its quest to screw us from all sides and pinch us for money every chance it gets. Ben over at Ars Technica learned just how bad the situation is first-hand. Read More

  • Peter Gabriel Offers DRM Free Music on We7

    Former Genesis frontman Peter Gabriel partnered up with MediaGraft to launch a new music service on Sunday offering music downloads that are free of DRM and cost you nothing. Free music that’s free of DRM and the artists are getting paid? There has to be a catch, I mean, this is too good to be true, isn’t it? Of course it is, but it’s a step in the right direction. The… Read More

  • Skype Yer Mom

    Skype (my favoritest Internet communications service for voice, text and video owned by eBay) and Intel (my favoritest chipset company that starts with the letter “I”) are teaming up this Mother’s Day (May 13, 2007), giving users in the U.S. and Canada free SkypeOut calls to any landline or mobile number around the world. The “Gift of Gab” promotion, as… Read More

  • You, TV, Electric Bills And You

    It stands to reason that the larger your TV set gets the more power it sucks from the socket and the higher your electric bill will be. Of course this also raises your cost of ownership, something few people take into consideration when buying a new TV. As you can see in the chart I swiped from CNET’s TV power consumption quick guide, running your average plasma TV requires 328 watts… Read More

  • Sony Vaio Laptops Leaked

    I really love the Interwebs. It makes my day go by so much faster. A few Notebook Review forum members did some digging around the European Sony site and uncovered the latest VAIO laptops. Five different lines will be unveiled for July and they sure sound great. An 11.1-inch TZ, 13.3-inch SZ5 and two new 15.4-inch FZ are set to debut along with rumors of a 13.3-inch CZ and 14-inch CR… Read More

  • Xbox 360 GPU Slims Down For Fall

    Now that the Elite buzz is laid to rest with the US launch today, rumors are buzzing around about a possible switch to smaller, cooler, cheaper 65nm Xenos GPUs for the Fall. Now, the source is China-based Commercial Times so I’m going out on a limb and saying this could be the biggest rumor…today. Sources were cited as saying an engineering version had been shipped and that… Read More

  • NeuroSky, Yet Another Brainwave Gaming Startup

    Gaming via brainwaves is the next logical step in the evolution of gaming, but I didn’t think it was this close to becoming a reality. Emotiv was the first real glimpse I had into the future of brainwave gaming and I was fairly impressed. OCZ showcased the Neural Impulse Actuator at CeBit and that seemed to be the closest thing we’d have to real brainwave gaming for a while, but… Read More

  • SlingPlayer v1.0 For Your Mac Released Today

    Sling Media has announced that v1.0 for Mac users will be available for download today at 3PM EST. Version 1.0 includes remote controls on the side that look so life-like, pretty cool, huh? SlingPlayer for “Mac v. 1.0 is an Aqua® application and adheres to Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines.” Sling gave thanks to the Mac community for helping them mold the overall appeal so… Read More