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Oracle To Buy Sun Microsystems

The other week, IBM was going to buy Sun and the world seemed to be in equilibrium. But that deal fell through and Sun was left standing in the middle of the street with its pants down. Lucky for J. Schwartz & Co., Larry Ellison’s Oracle Corporation decided to use flex its power and purchase Sun Microsystems for about $7.4 ...

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Hulu iPhone App in the Works; Release Planned In Next Few Months

Dance party time! This has been on the top of my application wish list as long as I can remember having one. According to an industry executive in the know, Hulu is developing a “badass” iPhone application which would allow users to watch video over both Wi-Fi and 3G connections. While other video web applications have taken a stab at ...

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A Sad Day for Pirates: The Pirate Bay Found Guilty

🙁 See that? That’s not a smile. Four members of the popular Bit Torrent site The Pirate Bay were convicted in a court of assisting in “making copyright content available.” Found guilty, they’ll now spend up to a year in prison for their crimes and must pay $3.6 million in fines to various companies. TorrentFreak has the whole scoop but ...

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Oh, Hell Yeah!: Apple Patent Reveals Front-Facing Camera for New iPhone

A freshly released Apple patent reveals that even though Apple isn’t saying much about the future of the iPhone, they’ve still got plenty of ideas up their sleeves over at Cupertino. The new patent reveals a tweaked UI which adjusts even further to assist the user’s needs, altering logo and interface-element sizes when you’re focus might be somewhere other than ...

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Picture This: Turn An Eee PC Into A Digital Photo Frame

Prefer ripping apart older electronics than purchasing new ones? You’re gonna love this mod. Essentially, you’ll be ripping an Eee PC apart, jamming into into a wood frame and placing it on your wall. How is this better than dropping $100 on a digital photo frame at Best Buy? Simple: You can easily display slideshows of pictures from Flickr, Picasa, ...

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Prince Unveils Limited-Edition iPod

Looking to start a revolution similar to that of the backing band from Purple Rain? Excellent. Get ready to drop $2100 on this ridiculous purple iPod Touch. The Prince Opus iPod comes with a 40-minute concert video, 15 live concert tracks, a bunch of photographs of Prince and….well, yeah, that’s about it. Only 950 of these iPods will be produced, ...

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Conficker Worm Hits University

The University of Utah has quite the headache right now. You see, that annoying April 1st worm known affectionately as “Conficker” has infected over 700 computers at U of U. The worst part is that the virus has infiltrated the school’s medical computers and thus, can steal patient’s medical data. This is a huge issue for privacy advocates, IT security ...

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Apple To Unveil Unibody iPod Classic?

A newly revealed patent suggests that Apple has been pondering the concept of a unibody iPod. The unibody designs which Apple have already displayed through their use in last year’s MacBooks, MacBook Pros and the MacBook Air proves that the stark design allows for thinner devices made with a stronger architecture and sturdier material. The patent reveals a unibody iPod ...

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Electric Shock Mouse Will Likely Kill Your Mother

I’m not sure how legal this mouse is, but it’s a pretty neat way to screw with your buddies. There is no mention of the actual voltage sent through the body of your unsuspecting victims and there’s probably a good reason why there isn’t, as this product is not recommended “for children under 14 years old, adults over 50 years ...

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