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Dateline NBC Hidden Camera reporter gets PWN3D

August 6th, 2007

It’s one thing when you set up hidden cameras to spy on child predators…they’re the scum of the Earth, and quite frankly, could be considerably smarter. However, if you tip your hand to the fact that you’re intending to catch hackers on hidden camera admitting to crimes they’ve committed, apparently you can expect a little …

Xbox 360 Price Breaks Across the Board on August 8th

August 6th, 2007

It was only a matter of time, but there are scans of ads coming in from all over the place, and the one at Circuit City is the most compelling. The Xbox 360 Premium is dropping by $50 (to $349), and represents the best value because of the included 20GB hard drive, headset, and wireless controller, …

Epson’s home theater in a box

August 5th, 2007

It’s always frustrating to set up a brand new rig of home theater gear and realize you’ve forgetten that one part or cord that you need for the thing to really get humming. Epson feels like they have a solution to the problem. Called Ensemble, it packs a 100-inch retractable screen, 5.1 audio, an AV controller …

Sprint debuts loopt friend-mapping service

August 4th, 2007

"Where you at, dawg?" Now, the answer doesn’t require a vocal response. In a new debut, Sprint is rolling out a service called loopt, a GPS-based location tracker, that allows friends and family to share their location and transmit proximity-based messages a la Helio’s Buddy Beacon. Basically, the people in your network will show up on your map, …

Terrorists using World of Warcraft to train?

August 3rd, 2007

Image courtesy of G4 Ready to laugh? Well, the head of the Australian High Tech Crime Centre is convinced (and trying to convince a security conference) that terrorists are using World of Warcraft to "recreate simulated world environments." He also goes on to say, "We need to start thinking about living, working and protecting two …

Playing pirated video games? The Man could be after you next

August 2nd, 2007

We’ve all seen the mods…a little chip that magically opens the doors to imports, pirated discs, and who knows what else. If you’re a fan of modding your box, though, the federal government might have you in their sights. Raids in 16 states and 32 businesses and homes occured Wednesday, where federal customs agents dug around …

Bluetooth 2.1 finally official

August 2nd, 2007

While it was announced back in March, Bluetooth 2.1 is finally official. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has ratified what is referred to as Bluetooth Core Version 2.1 and "Enhanced Data Rate" (EDR). The addition of both should allow for easier pairing, a more consistant user experience when moving from device to device, and (yay!) better …

Stress-free divorce? A computer program may be the answer

August 1st, 2007

A new program, called "Family Winner," may take all the fun drama out of the whole divorce process. It’s a computer program designed to settle marital assets and eliminate the need to argue over every little knick-knack and detail. The couple each assign points to the objects up for grabs, placing importance on every piece. …

Is your printer killing you?

July 31st, 2007

A new study by the Queensland University of Technology in Australia is now suggesting that certain printers have been emitting dangerous particles into the air while under normal operation. These particles, when inhaled, could have the same effects as cigarette smoke. The issues increase when a toner cartridge is new, or detailed images are being …

Sony UK and SKY fill your PSP with online goodies

July 30th, 2007

If you’re a PSP nut that happens to live on the other side of the pond, you’re due to get a good amount of video and film-content via your PSP in the near future. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and Euro sat service SKY are said to be ready to deliver a "wealth of video and film …