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UK legalizes Bluespam

October 18th, 2007

Just when the U.S. goes and punishes its spammers, those wacky Brits go an give it the OK. Bluespam, for those unfamiliar with it, is the ridiculously annoying process of sending spam and advertising messages via Bluetooth. Technically, they didn’t specify that it was OK, but rather, they removed Bluetooth as a medium that requires …

Motorola software shows naughty image

October 17th, 2007

We’ve all heard of the story: the angry employee that decides to get back at the company for not approving his / her vacation time, but rarely does one see it implemented. Well, except for those Disney movies where people say they saw stuff…Approximately two weeks ago, "kimmee" from Howard Forums reported on a mysterious …

Rumor: Now that Leopard is on its way, so is an SDK for iPhone?

October 16th, 2007

It might be a leap, but Business Week has made it. We know that Leopard is coming out for Macs in the next little-over-a-week. But hidden away in the Rumor Mill is something else that made our ears perk up: a software development kit (SDK) for the iPhone. BW cites sources "familiar with the company’s plans," …

Australia proposing to ban plasma TVs

October 16th, 2007

We doubt many Aussie readers jumped at the cheap Philips options here in the US last week, but if you did, you might be facing some issues in a couple years (assuming the TVs held up long enough). Due to their "energy guzzling" nature, Australia is looking to ban plasma (and even some LCD) screens sometime before …

Porn spammers going to jail

October 16th, 2007

Time and time again, anyone can open their e-mail box and click over to their Spam folder to find every possible kind of entertainment filth imaginable. No one knows who this crap even comes from, much less why you’re getting it. Well…law enforcement has, and it means jail time for two now-felons. Jeffrey Kilbride and …

Faster wireless USB and Bluetooth on its way

October 14th, 2007

As more and more things become wireless, we the consumer have the most to benefit: higher speed without all those ridiculous cords. Enter ultrawideband (UWB). The money folks behind this emerging tech have just certified the first group of UWB chipsets, meaning wireless speeds of up to 480mbps (essentially wired USB 2.0 speeds) are closer …

Goog-411 Graduates from Labs

October 13th, 2007

One of our favorite new Google features, Goog-411, graduated from Google Labs today. It’s a way of getting directory assistance without paying those outrageous fees associated with traditional 411 services. Simply dial 1-800-GOOG-411 and answer the automated questions to find who or what you are looking for. It’s quite intuitive and the results are spot …

OnStar now stops thieves in their tracks

October 12th, 2007

New to the OnStar stable is a pretty handy anti-theft feature. If a thief decides he likes your car better than he likes his freedom, OnStar now has the ability to tell the engine to slow down, and use of the gas pedal is essentially eliminated, leaving only braking and steering as options for your …

StupidFilter makes us smile

October 12th, 2007

YouTube: land of shared video. And, the land of endless discussion amounting to nothing in the comment section. Some people ignore it, while others are drawn to it like a car wreck involving bikini models. For those that can’t seem to get away from all the obnoxiously pointless comments, StupidFilter may be for you. Still in …

The $950 Phillips 50-inch plasma blowout

October 11th, 2007

All right ballers…now you can lace your crib with nothing but plasmas on the cheap. And not from some no-name knock off brand no one’s ever heard of. You know, the ones in the shady white vans? No, actually it’s Philips that’s blowing out refurbed, one-model-year-too-old sets for as low as $949.99 after instant rebate …