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Verbatim Lightscribe discs still greystyle

Are you tired of wasting all of your black Sharpee markers, just to write the titles of all the CDs you burn on a daily basis? The Lightscribe feature that many disc burners are adding nowadays solves this problem. Using the Lightscribe technology, the drive is able to burn an image onto the side of the disc that is normally ...

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Adobe Photoshop CS3 beta arriving this Friday

Adobe Photoshop CS3 beta, the next version of the end-all-be-all for digital photo editing and graphic design, has been announced to be released this Friday. Adobe has also stated that Photoshop will be the only version for which a CS3 beta will be released. Adobe Creative Suite 3 is the next version of the Creative Suite line (which was created ...

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IBM, wanted for the murder of flash

With flash memory as the leading source of memory along with the conventional RAM, it’s a wonder more companies haven’t dipped their fingers into the memory cookie jar. Along with other next-gen memory prototypes, such as MRAM, IBM has announced it’s working prototype named, phase-change memory (PCM). IBM states that PCM has the capability of being 500 times faster then ...

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WiiSaber – Mac users, the force is with you

For all of you envious of the legendary Jedi Guy videos, the Mac users among you might now be able to live out your dream. The application, WiiSaber, turns your Wiimote into a fully functional light saber, which you can swing and attack with as if you were a Jedi in training. Those of you who remember the MacSaber, which ...

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52-in-1 with Bluetooth, who knew there were 52 cards?

So, did you know that there are 52 different media card formats floating around out there? Neither did we. That’s because, in a practical sense, there aren’t. Technically, there are, but that’s counting stuff like CF I, CF II, Extreme CF, Extreme III CF, Ultra II CF, HS CF, XS-XS CF, CF Elite PRO, CF PRO, CF PRO II (those ...

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Firefox 3.0 alpha “Gran Paradiso” already available for download

Shouldn’t Mozilla be spending their time fine tuning Firefox 2.0 before letting outlandish future projects get in the way? Of course they should, but in today’s lightining speed internet world, the name of the game is more, more, faster, more productive, more, more. So for those who love getting their hands on early software, here’s a little 3.0 goodness to ...

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Greenhouse’s USB ashtray, smell the fresh air!

Tired of people picking on you for your disgusting and lung damaging habit? Smoker’s are in for a treat this holiday. This Christmas, do you and you’re family a favor and ask for one of these for your stocking. For a mere 500 yen ($4 and change), treat yourself to a gift that keeps on giving. Pop this baby in ...

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Fujitsu announces 300GB 2.5″ hard drive

With a capacity like this, that’s a crap load of pirated movies you could fit on this thing! The announcement of Fujitsu’s 300GB 2.5″ hard drive, notebook owners can soon have as much storage space as most desktops on the market. There’s no estimated price in the press release, but we are guessing it’s going to be something like $2000, ...

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Machines proved superior to man

Well, at chess, anyway. Vladimir Kramnik lost 2-4 to the multi-processor version of Chessbase’s commercial software Deep Fritz at a tournament held in Bonn, Germany. Kramnik was able to hold an earlier version of the software to a draw in 2002, but this latest defeat may preclude a rematch. Monty Newborn, a professor of computer science at McGill University, told ...

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Powerstick USB gadget charger

We’ve all seen the USB flash drives with the little display on front to let you know how full your drive is with your precious data, and The ECOSOL Powerstick might look identical to one of those. If you look closely, it has a little icon of a gasoline tank, what’s that about? The Powerstick serves as a charger for ...

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