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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 …

New patent reveals Sony-Ericsson touchscreen slider

September 27th, 2007

  Luckily, most patents are designed to only protect the manufacturer of the concept in question…not the actual product pictured. And we are thankful for that. With all the cool phones out there and coming out, the atrocity above is hardly something anyone would salivate over. But, it does open up some options that haven’t …

Did your Gmail get hijacked?

September 27th, 2007

While everyone has been focused on keeping hackers out of their personal computers through firewalls, virus scans, and other protective software, hackers have begun to turn their attention to your info stored on virtual web space. Floating around the ‘Net has been word that a particular critical process throws together a Gmail filter that goes virtually …

Amazon music store DRM-free, but watermarked

September 26th, 2007

Just when you thought Big Brother wasn’t going to watch you pay for your track at Amazon, someone figured out that these DRM-free cuts are still watermarked. But, rather than stir up rumors and the whirlwind of denial that most companies open with, Amazon has copped to it. However, they were quick to pawn the …

Microsoft and Facebook hopping into bed together?

September 26th, 2007

Social networking is all the rage. You can’t seem to even have a conversation anymore without someone asking if you blog, are on MySpace or Facebook. News Corp, who was scrutinized for spending $580 million on MySpace a couple years ago, now look like geniuses for having gotten on board in the beginning. Now, the Microsofts of …

AT&T to boost upload speeds

September 25th, 2007

As people rely more and more on their cell phone to keep other people involved in their lives, upload speeds are becoming increasingly important. Video uploading, cell phone picture uploading…you name it, it’s becoming popular. Because of that, AT&T is looking to boost their upload speeds from the slow speed of 120kbps to the 500-800kbps range. …

Shortage of cell phones in the future?

September 25th, 2007

  We admit it. We go through cell phones like water. But according to Matthew Hoffman, an analyst from Cowen Research Company, this is a growing trend among cell phone owners. Based on current demand for cell phones around the world, and the fact that Americans are replacing them far too often, we could experience …

New version of Gmail?

September 24th, 2007

Beans to Google for thinking of using its own users for translation help. It saves them money, and gives beta folks a true feeling that they’re helping. The end result is a better translation by people who truly speak the language. The downside, of course, is that if you show a bunch of people your new …

No 3G iPhone, how about a 3G watch?

September 19th, 2007

If you’ve ever wanted to be overlord of all the geeks at your local D&D club, this thing will sure give you a fighting chance. IMOBILE has packed a 3G-capable GSM phone, audio / video player, Bluetooth capability, and a touchscreen into a wristwatch. That’s right, the little things most people use to tell time can now …