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Slurpr to hijack your neighbor’s broadband, your freedom

May 29th, 2007

This was filed under "news" because we don’t have a "here’s a quick way to go to jail" category. Yet. For those who are already beating down their keyboards because of the "slow" speeds you feel your broadband connection offers you, we introduce this: The Slurpr. Simply put, it’s a broadband wireless network hijacker, that will …

Free iPod Games

May 29th, 2007

Want to try out those iPod games before you buy them? Well now you can, sorta’. You can have them for free, if you don’t mind stealing.  All 13 games for the iPod, including the new Lost game have been cracked and posted. Instructions on how to load them on your iPod using iPodWizard are …

Palm to announce new mobile device on May 30th

May 29th, 2007

Just when you thought Palm might go the way of the Do-Do, they rise up with a potential revolution. Come tomorrow, a new, not-yet-leaked toy, claimed by Palm to be a "new category of mobile device," is set to be announced. The webcast will follow the announcement of this new product at the D: All Things Digital …

WiFind for OS X Tells You The Open Hotspots

May 29th, 2007

Tired of trying each one of the network names on your WiFi list, only to find out that the connection is crappy or locked? Well WiFind is here to solve that problem. It shows each networks signal strength and locked status.  It is a small lightweight plugin that is only for OS X, making connecting …

WM6 and Vista to make sweet, sweet love to each other soon

May 29th, 2007

As I type this and continue to play with the resource-hogging Outlook 2007, with my latest-possible-OS-equipped Blackberry; RSS feeds at the ready, I realize that having the newest, coolest thing is a LOT more important to me than it is to most others (present company excluded, of course). For those like me, with Vista and WM6 …

1 Millionth Zune Sold

May 29th, 2007

While hundreds of thousands of iPods are being sold daily, Microsoft’s Zune reached its 1 millionth sale yesterday. Since its launch in November, the Zune has failed to excite a wide variety of consumers, and hasn’t proven itself as a "iPod killer." The wireless beaming technology only works well when there are other Zune users …

Move out of the way, fancy iPhone interface…here comes “Shift”.

May 27th, 2007

If you’re an uber-nerd like me, you actually watched Steve Jobs and his entire Keynote address the day that he announced the iPhone. You also proceeded to drool uncontrollably (sorry, new laptop) when you saw how you used your finger to scroll and move around. Well, in the continuing battle between Microsoft and Apple, The Death Star …

Finland big on DRM freedom

May 27th, 2007

Just when you thought the best thing to come out of Finland was Nokia the women, our friends up north have recently ruled that DRM on DVD’s is no longer able to protect the content it was intended for. Two defendants who had "organized discussions" on how to break technical protection systems now find themselves …

Boingo to Roam on FON Hotspots

May 27th, 2007

Boingo Mobile, the world’s largest provider of  wholesale wireless hotspots, has joined forces with FON to add over 130,000 hotspots to its already impressive network, which more then doubles its size. The FON hotspots come from home users and businesses, called Foneros, who setup a network on their existing network to provide $3/day internet access with half …

Zune For Your Car

May 26th, 2007

Microsoft recently partnered with Ford to deliver an integrated music system for the car. With their latest patent it seems as if this is becoming more of a reality. The patent includes a portable audio unit that can be sync’d and docked in a car unit. It may work with more then just a Zune …