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PlayStation 3 Displayed in May ‘05 - PSP US Launch in March ‘05

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Sony PSPAs a follow up to the previous story, it appears there was a misunderstanding regarding Sony's announcement. To clear it all up, the new Sony handheld console, the PlayStation Portable (PSP) will be the console to launch in March 2005. At the same press conference, it was also revealed that the PlayStation 3 (PS3) will be on display in full working, playable form at E3 in May 2005. …

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XBOX Media Center

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Software, Video Games

XBOX Media CenterTurn your Xbox into a media center with XBMC. What is XBMC? XboxMediaCenter is a free open source (GPL) multimedia player for the Xbox from Microsoft. Currently XboxMediaCenter can be used to play/view most popular video/audio/picture formats such as MPEG-1/2/4, DivX, XviD, MP3, AAC, JPG, GIF plus many more less known formats directly from a CD/DVD in Xbox DVD-ROM drive or of the Xbox harddrive, XBMC can …

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PlayStation 3 May Launch in March 2005

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PlayStation 3In what has to be considered a bombshell announcement, Sony Computers President Takeshi Kutaragi revealed to the press that the next version of the PlayStation videogame console is targeted to launch by the end of the fiscal year. What this means is that Sony plans to have the PlayStation 3 on store shelves by the end of March 2005, two months before the 2005 Electronics Entertainment Expo. If …

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iTunes Reaches 100 Million Milestone

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Corporate News, Music, Software

iTunes 100 Million Contest We knew it would be just a short period of time between the announcement of the contest, and the 100 Millionth download. The 100,000,000th (that's a lot of zero's!) song, "Somersault (Dangermouse remix)" by Zero7 was purchased by Kevin Britten, 20, of Hays, Kansas on Sunday, July 11, according to Apple. So what does this mean? For Apple, it cements their status as the premier online music store as …

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Time To Upgrade Your Software

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Software

With all the recent web exploits, now is the time to update your browsers. Here are the links for the latest updates: Microsoft Internet Explorer: Use Windows Update to Patch the latest flaws. A recent exploit was found in Mozilla and Firefox browsers on Windows PC's. Update to the latest versions below. Firefox 0.9.2 Mozilla 1.7.1 The web is starting to become a dangerous place - here is a good spyware killer: SpywareBlaster 3.2...

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Japan To Get Major Internet Speed Upgrade

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: PC / Laptop

Yahoo BB 50MWhile Yahoo! continues to fall behind Google in the United States, they just made a major announcement in Japan. Currently, Yahoo! offers the Yahoo! BB internet service in Japan for 4,122 yen ($38). This service gives customers 45 Mbps access, which compared to the average United States and Europe broadband speeds is just absurd. The upgrade will feature even better speeds: 50Mbps download and 3Mbps upload. They …

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SCOTTeVEST Three.0 Spring Review

SCOTTeVEST Three.0 SpringIf you are like me, then you have more things to carry around than you have pockets for. From a PDA, to an MP3 player, add on the cell phone, maybe a digital camera, don't forget the wallet, etc. SCOTTeVEST has come up with a solution that is both stylish and creative. We take a look at their Three.0 Spring "Technology Enabled" Jacket. It has 31 pockets, …

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iPod mini Goes Global July 24th

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Portable Audio / Video

iPod mini Colors After months upon months of waiting, consumers outside of the United States will be able to get their hands on an iPod mini simply by visiting their local electronics store (hopefully, you are near an electronics store). While the international launch comes a bit late due to the shortage of Hitachi microdrives, Apple now says they are ready to take on the worldwide audience. Here's to hoping they have …

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T-Mobile Hotspots Do Great Business For Starbucks

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Wireless / WiFi

Starbucks LogoIt seems Starbucks made the right decision when they decided to partner with T-Mobile to offer subscription-based WiFi access in their coffee houses. The move has brought in a more dedicated customer, often visiting the store longer and more often than the average consumer. In addition to offering standard web access, The T-Mobile Hotspot service at Starbucks gives subscriber's exclusive content not found elsewhere. Read More
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Looking At the Top Portable Digital Audio Players

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Portable Audio / Video

iRiver H120Hard drive based digital audio players offer a nice advantage over other types of players; that being that they hold quite a bit more than flash-based or CD/MP3 combo units. The market for hard drive players is large, and the selection wide. We take a look at some of the best. Talk about MP3 players on the Gear Live Forums...

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