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Bleeding Edge Byte 026: Big Brain Academy Review

The Nintendo DS platform has simply taken off like no one could have imagined. One of the draws is the games that challenge the mind in ways that don’t involve needing to memorize button combos or require lightning fast reflexes. Some games claim to even make you smarter. In the interest of developing a sharper wit, Andru and Jake go one-on-one in Big Brain Academy for the Nintendo DS. We give you a detailed look at …

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Internet Explorer 7 Release Candidate Available

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Internet, Microsoft, Software

Internet Explorer 7For anyone not currently running a build of Windows Vista, the new Internet Explorer 7 RC1 has been released for your personal enjoyment. This version automatically uninstalls any previous versions of Internet Explorer, so you don’t have to, including older IE7 betas. Even better, it will detect add-ons that might be incompatible or have stability issues, allowing you to get an update if available. With the Release …

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Survey Time: We Need Your Help!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Announcements

Alright guys and gals, we have a little survey that we are going to ask you to take for us. Whether you read Gear Live onsite, or through an RSS aggregator using the feed, we want to hear from you. We want to know who our readers are so that we can target some things towards what you are interested in. Care to help do that? Awesome. Even if you don’t, though, it would still be …

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Apple Recalls 1.1 Million Batteries Due To Fire Hazard

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Corporate News, PC / Laptop

Now, we bet a few Apple fanboys are going to be feeling a bit sheepish over this one. A couple of weeks back, Dell issued a sweeping recall of laptop batteries, garnering a few point-and-laughs from the non-PC using side of the fence. Of course, Dell was just acting responsibly here, as it is actually Sony who manufactures the faulty batteries for Dell. The thing is, they also manufacture the batteries for Apple, and thusly, Apple …

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Marware Protection Pack for Apple MacBook

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Accessories, Apple, PC / Laptop

Marware Macbook

We have heard quite a few stories from many a Gear Live reader as it pertains to the Apple MacBook and how some discoloration starts to set in after a while (although previously, it was after a very short while.) Enter in the Marware Protection Pack, built for the MacBook. This is essentially an inexpensive two-piece approach to protecting your MacBook. One piece is a removable wrist rest …

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Dell Discontinues Digital Audio Player Line

Dell DJWell, despite the clever advertising, it looks like Dell has finally finished selling the last of their Ditty MP3 players. In fact, it appears that Dell’s promise to get out of the DAP market earlier this year has come to fruition, as they simply decided to stop making their own branded MP3 players, and have instead opted to resell players from the likes of Creative, SanDisk, Samsung, iRiver, …

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