Computing

Review: JBL/Roxy Reference 250 Headphones

JBL has always been a purveyor of fine audio, which makes total sense considering its parent company is Harmon Kardon. A few years back, I reviewed some Reference 220 earbud headphones, which were affordable and sounded great on the iPod. This time around, JBL has teamed up with Quiksilver’s surfin’ sister company Roxy on a line of headphones that are ...

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Wii60: Natal to be included on next-gen Xbox?

Project Natal could be headed to an Xbox near you! At least, that’s what sources are leading us to believe. If the speculation is correct, and as we all know, it ALWAYS is, than Microsoft will be releasing their motion-detecting Natal, not as a peripheral add-on, but as the major component of their next-gen console. So, what does this mean ...

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iPhone 3.0 Tethering Hack

Oh man this is sweet. You see, this week, I got my hands on the GM copy of the iPhone 3.0 OS. I installed it, went “OK, cool”, went to revert and nearly bricked my iPhone. Somehow, two days later, it unbricked itself and went back to OS 3.0, which is what’s needed to rock this tethering hack. Here’s how ...

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Microsoft Removes IE From Windows 7 To Comply With EU Rules

Remember a few years ago, when Microsoft and the EU got into a tussle over the bundling of Internet Explorer with the Windows OS? Microsoft lost, got hit with a billion dollars in fines and was forced to remove IE from Windows in future versions. Now, with the release of Windows 7 on the horizon, Microsoft isn’t taking any chances ...

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Analog TV Goes Kaput Tonight

If you’ll recall, the FCC has commanded that today be the final day for Americans to prepare for the great digital switchover. At midnight tonight, millions of unprepared Americans will be watching television only to find their shows abruptly cut off. I can only imagine the look of horror that’ll grip the faces of the elderly. Poor people. Get a ...

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Microsoft Working On Free Anti-virus Software

This is a move that’s crucial to Microsoft staying a big player. Despite the many faults of its Windows OS, it’s still the most widely used OS in the world. With that comes many virii and up until now, third-party protection has been the only choice, usually through McAffe or Symantec. But now, Microsoft is privately beta testing a new ...

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13-inch Macbook Pro Teardown

As always, whenever a new gadget is released, the guys at iFixIt are keen to immediately ripping it apart. This time around, they’re blogging their teardown of the new 13-inch Macbook Pro. Those who are squeamish should exercise caution when clicking the link below. Link

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Eye-Fi Pro Released

While amateur photographers have long enjoyed the luxury of the WiFi-enabled Eye-Fi SD card, pros will be happy to know that there’s finally a solution available for them. For $150, you’ll cop a 4GB SD card that supports WiFi uploading, the ability to choose which pictures go where and RAW imaging support. Gizmodo reviewed it and says it’s great, so ...

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Bizarre WWF USB Penguin is Suspiciously Inhumane

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has done something ballsy. They’ve created a USB drive designed to look like an endangered species. And how do you actually use the USB drive? By ripping the endangered species’s body in half. Apparently a penguin doesn’t “need” its upper torso. I’m sure the WWF has nothing but the best intentions for penguins, but ripping ...

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The $29 Question

I wrote a little commentary on my other site, The Veneziani Journal, regarding Mac OS X Snow Leopard and its pricing. At $29, this is a huge issue which could significantly affect both Microsoft and Apple. My tale of the take: Apple is pulling out its big guns this year. The thing in particular I�m referring to started at the ...

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