If speed has been the only thing holding you back from switching over to Mozilla’s Firefox browser, worry no more. With just a few simple steps, you can configure your Firefox browser to increase page load speed. To do it, type “about:config” in the address bar. This brings you to the Firefox configuration settings. You then enable pipelining and increase the number of requests the browser will make to a page you have requested. Click here for detailed instructions on making the changes.
A few days ago we presented our 2004 Holiday Gift Guide. 2004 has also been a great year in music, and we at Gear Live have put together this Christmas shopping list for the music fan in your life. From CD’s to DVD’s to books, every aspect of the music world is covered. So go out, and get your hands on this stuff, for a family member, friend, or even yourself.
This week, we are giving our winner their pick of three DVD’s of their choice. This is your chance to make up for what was missing under the Christmas tree this holiday season. After all, that is what it’s all about, isn’t it? Either way, here is what we expect of you:
The person that comes up with the most creative way to advertise Gear Live will win the three DVD’s of their choice. Whether that means you go into a quiet movie theater and yell “EVERYONE VISIT GEAR LIVE DOT COM WHEN YOU GET HOME!!!”, post Gear Live flyers all over your college campus, or get “Gear Live R0x0rz” tattooed on your forehead - you do what you think is best, and send us proof. Don’t try photoshopping anything. If it looks photoshopped, it’s disqualified.
So go ahead and use your noodle to come up with the most bizarre, eye-catching advertising campaign for the site, and send your proof to email@example.com. You have until 7:00 PM PST on Sunday, December 26th. Thanks go out to PrizeCube for sponsoring our weekly contests.
Just when you thought you had heard it all, someone goes and does something like this. Someone known only by his uber cool gaming name, Deathifier, decided to buy an island within the online RPG Project Entropia. Now, when I say buy, I mean with real cash. The island had an abandoned castle and “beautiful beaches which were ripe for developing beachfront property.” Now get this - Deathifier sees it as an investment. He is now able to tax other gamers who wish to visit his island to go hunting, or mining for gold. Smart guy. It has been said that massively multiplayer online roleplaying games (MMORPGs) have a gross economic impact equivalent to the GDP of the African nation of Namibia. As for me, I would be pissed if I couldn’t move into that abandoned castle after spending $26,500 on a game.
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It’s time to wrap up that last minute shopping and finalize all your 2004 holiday purchases. We know, it’s tough trying to decide what to get for the various special (and not so special) one’s in your life. Luckily, Gear Live is here to make the decision process a little easier, as we bring you the Gear Live 2004 Holiday Gift Guide. Within you will find gift ideas broken up by recipient category. Enjoy!
Remember that Pod Shield Contest we announced a week ago? Well, it’s now a wrap. Don’t let that stop you from leaving your comments though, as always love to hear from the readers. Nonetheless, we have six winners that we chose at random. If your username is one of the following, expect to hear from us shortly so that we may send a Pod Shield your way:
Congratulations to the winners! Gear Live thanks TrendyGeek for sponsoring this contest. If you didn’t get one, don’t fret. You still have until midnight to win a free video game console or $160 Amazon.com gift certificate from Gear Live.
There comes a time in a man’s life when you have so much gear, that a regular book bag would prove either too constraining, or too limited. There are also times when we find ourselves separated from a power source, and unable to charge said gear. ScottEVest provides a solution for all you gearheads on the go, and today Gear Live puts it through our field test. Come find out how the Solar SeV Finetex System fares in terms of storage, comfort, and charging functionality in our latest review, by clicking the link below.
So, iRiver has finally gotten into the mini hard drive MP3 player game. The iRiver H10 has all of what we now like to refer to as the “standard goodies”. It has a 5 GB hard drive, 1.5” color screen (for viewing photos), FM radio, voice recording, and of course plays music. Take that iPod mini. The H10 is available in deep red, midnight blue, neo silver and slate grey. Where can you find one? Right now, only in Korea for now starting December 22.
It takes a lot to be able to hang with the big boys. After the ATT-Cingular merger, Sprint and Nextel weren’t just going to sit around. While some analysts believe that the cultures of these two companies won’t mesh well together, execs are talking consumer-market dual-mode phones that will likely come out of the deal. Time will tell what effect this may have on Verizon’s current lead.
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It turns out that Nokia is blaming counterfeit battery manufacturers for a series of incidents where their cell phones have either heated up or exploded. To help minimize this, customers can now look for a hologram label on their new Nokia batteries. It will hide a 20-digit authentication code that appears when a portion of the label is scratched. In addition, users can verify the code either online or via SMS. This reminds me of some old Transformers toys, which would hide their allegiance (Autobot / Decepticon) until you rubbed their darkened insignias. Don’t think any of those ever exploded, though.
Read More | Cnet
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