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Walmart Will Keep DRM Servers Running

Aw, shucks Walmart. I knew you would have a change of heart! The people working at big blue must have realized that shutting off DRM servers and killing access to music your customers paid for is a bad idea. Perhaps they took a clue from Yahoo!?For now, the servers will be left on indefinitely thanks to customer outrage but it’s ...

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Prepare For The New Xbox Experience

Microsoft has announced its New Xbox Experience will launch November 19, bringing a fresh look to the Xbox 360 Dashboard that integrates social features and customizable gamer avatars reminiscent of the Nintendo Wii’s Mii. In order to compete with the upcoming PlayStation Home, Microsoft is adding a slew of avatars, social networking features and more media to the Xbox 360.

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Palin’s Hacker Is Indicted

Having a father who’s the chairman of Tennessee’s House Government Operations Committee won’t help you much when you’ve wronged a vice presidential candidate. David Kernell of Knoxville, Tennessee pleaded not guilty in a federal court on Wednesday. Accused of intentionally accessing Palin’s e-mail account without authorization, he was later indicted for it and now faces up to 5 years of ...

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An iPod Replacement Over The Horizon?

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has recently admitted that the iPod‘s popularity is dwindling.It’s the nature of the beast. Just like the Sony Walkman, at first, everyone wants one. This leads to successful sales and then, they end up on display everywhere at a discounted price, which leads to no one purchasing them. The question on everyone’s mind is: what’s next ...

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Dream CAPTCHA Rids Us Of Software Nightmares

The CAPTCHA process is famous for preventing spam and helping translate books. So, Jeffrey Augustine went back to third grade arts and crafts to create the Dream Captcha. It’s inspired by Native American dream catchers and the “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart” used by many online sites to inhibit automated software from posing as ...

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The Ultimate Weapons Of The Future

I’ve always wanted to pretend I was Dolph Lundgren in Universal Soldier. Now, thanks to Nikon’s latest headset, that dream has become a reality. The Media Port UP is a multimedia playback headset device which includes a display, headphones, mobile A/V player, WiFi capability, high-capacity memory and a power source all in one package. Think of it at as a ...

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Gmail Unveils Mail Goggles

I had to check and make sure the calendar wasn’t nearing April 1st when I first read about Google’s Mail Goggles. It seems like such a silly idea that I figured someone was just messing with me. I seem to be wrong, though. Mail Goggles is a new feature designed to keep you from sending emails in a drunken state ...

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Trippy iPod Is By No Means Portable

Either I’m on some awesome drugs thatI don’t know about or the Russian artists who designed this oversized iPod are. OK, I just gave myself a blood test; I’m sober. That means that both Aristarkh Chernyshev and Alexei Shulgin are out of their skulls for crafting this large, warped, fully-functional iPod. It looks like they put a giant iPod in ...

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Robotic Cucumber Hand Goes Great With Ranch Dressing

Haven’t you always wished that Mrs. Butterworth would come to life, just so you could catch her and suck the syrupy blood from her veins? That’s almost the reasoning behind MAYA working with two edible forms of robotics: the NanoKrispies, a mobile human-shaped Rice Krispie treat and the more recent work; a poseable hand made from cucumbers. So far, what ...

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