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eBay launches "Neighborhoods"

October 11th, 2007

Let’s face it, eBay is huge. Sometimes, it’s frustrating to be looking for something, only to not be able to think of what magical keyword will get you to the item. With the newly launched "Neighborhoods," eBay is hoping to not only fix that, but throw in a bit of social networking into the mix as …

Researchers attempt the impossible: mapping the Internet

October 11th, 2007

If someone told you to plot out the entire Universe, you’d probably laugh in their face. So, then, we offer a new definition of insanity: trying to map the Internet. After 2 months and 2.8 billion electronic probes pinging IP addresses, researchers from the University of Southern California’s Information Sciences Institute now collectively scratch their heads …

Yahoo! to DRM: Nuh-uh

October 10th, 2007

With the Amazons of the world starting to join the side of Good, more and more people are not only starting to take notice, but even jump on the bandwagon. Enter Yahoo! Music General Manager Ian Rogers, who recently spoke to music executives, and made a strong statement to enfore the fact that he won’t …

Wi-Fi detecting shirt: a hit with the ladies?

October 9th, 2007

Oh, it may look like an ordinary shirt, but there’s some function in that form, friends. For $30, you too can have a shirt that actually serves as a WiFi detector. Powered by 3 AAA batteries, the "waves" on either side of the tower actually glow to help determine the strength level of the network …

God hearts Halo 3

October 8th, 2007

The two things least likely to go together (it seems) are churches and violent video games. But that’s not stopping churches across the country from changing the meaning of "halo" most associated with religion and holding combo Halo 3 tournaments/Bible studies. And not just for the 17+ year olds that are "allowed" to buy the …

New Playstation 3 controller coming with "directional rumble"

October 1st, 2007

It requires a bit of digging, but the folks at G4 have managed to deduce that the new rumble-capable PS3 controller (no surprise) will have a much more sophisticated rumbility (yes, we know that’s not really a word) than any PS variant to date. When delving into the 1up.com preview of Metal Gear Solid 4, the …

Microsoft Office Mobile 6.1 achieves downloadability

September 30th, 2007

Crammed to the hilt by all the latest tech, but still having trouble getting it to talk to each other? If you’re an Office 2007 user, and carry Office on your WM device, the fix is in. Office Mobile 6.1 is now available as a free download, giving you the compatibility to your Office 2007 …

Backup Pal fixes contact loss woes

September 29th, 2007

It’s tough sometimes to think about how the "other half" lives. You know, the half that doesn’t drool over the latest technology. The half that doesn’t then go buy it. The half that doesn’t backup all of their handset info for the purpose of switching handsets depending on need or mood. For that half, there’s the Backup …

Microsoft Excel needs math lessons

September 29th, 2007

We haven’t quite figured out what’s more hilarious…Excel doing math wrong, or the guys who figured it out. David Gainer, a Microsoft employee, says in a blog entry that when users of Excel 2007 ask the program to multiply numbers, and the end result is 65,535, the answer inexplicably results in 100,000. After further nerdiness …

Mobile ESPN launches for Blackberry

September 28th, 2007

R.I.P. ESPN phone. While you died an agonizingly slow death, your memory still lives on. Many have probably logged on to ESPN.com via their cell and found ESPN‘s WAP version to be pretty easy to get around. For Blackberry users, it’s gotten even easier, in the form of an "app."  We put app in quotes because …