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Blockbuster to crown Blu-Ray its winner

June 18th, 2007

While this is unlikely to send HD-DVD to the Laser Disc bin, those that have been cheering for HD-DVD to win the NexGen format game are about to be dealt a huge setback. Blockbuster, who has been testing both formats in stores to determine the viability of carrying one or the other, is expected to …

Movie Studios fear Apple TV

June 16th, 2007

  If you think back far enough, you may be able to remember a time before the iPod, and iTunes. The days when one had to scour the Internet via something like Napster and download everything illegally. But now that iTunes is here, you can fill up those iPods as fast as you can dump …

AT&T goes live with International Texting Plan

June 16th, 2007

For those that have bridged the ocean gap and have friends and family overseas, communication continues to get easier. For those on AT&T, their international text plan has officially gone live. For $9.99 a month, you can gobble up 100 outgoing messages, reducing the rate from ridiculous, to a manageable $0.10/per. Hopefully, in the near …

Intel, Google announce plans to become more energy efficient

June 14th, 2007

  We here at BGR would like to think that Intel and Google stay up to date with the latest in any tech that’s not their own by coming here and reading up. So, imagine their surprise when they saw this post and realized it had everything to do with them! In a press conference a couple …

Comcast promises 400 HD Channels this year and 800 in 2008

June 14th, 2007

Ignoring the fact that the technological equipment isn’t capable of such a claim, a Comcast exec has entered the HD pissing match with DirecTV by annoucing that Comcast will be providing 400 HD channels this year, and whopping 800 in 2008. Oh…it’s also worth pointing out that there’s barely enough content for the current HD …

Samsung UpStage Turns Red in the Face

June 14th, 2007

The Sprint Samsung UpStage that was meant to redefine the flip, was announced yesterday in a new color. The UpStage features the same specs as before, just more, mmm, red. June 18th is the official launch date, but we don’t expect anyone lining up overnight to get their hands on this newly colored phone. This …

Worse than spyware? Legal spyware.

June 14th, 2007

  Some would feel that the only thing more annoying than politics in Washington is when they do something that slips past all of us and we can do little about it. Already passed in the House, and on its way to the Senate, is the SPY Act. From eff.org: "The SPY Act is supposed to help …

Xbox 360 Cools Down

June 13th, 2007

Since it’s launch the Xbox 360 has been causing users to turn up the air conditioning in their house, and 3rd party developers to create products to reduce the excess heat that it puts off. Microsoft seemingly decided to install a second heatsink in the 360 near the system’s GPU. This new heatsink has been …

Companies testing new anti-spammer software

June 13th, 2007

  There are few things more frustrating than knowing you’re not a spammer, or a machine, and trying to buy concert tickets, only to not be able to figure out the puzzle that they put in your way. Is that set of letters "VITER?" Or "VLTER?" Maybe "V1TER?" With "captchas" getting more and more difficult, companies such …

Flickr adds seven new languages

June 12th, 2007

In the self-admitted "duh" move of recent memory, the creators of now-owned-by-Yahoo Flickr (Steve Butterfield and his wife Caterina Fake) have launched their photo-sharing service in seven new languages. These include French, German, Korean, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and traditional Chinese, with other languages to follow. Said Butterfield, "These are the markets where Flickr is taking …