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Goal: 1,000,000 Firefox Downloads in 10 Days

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Misc. Tech

Get Firefox!We are all well acquainted with the fact that Microsoft Internet Explorer is going downhill fast. The U.S. government has recommended we stop using it, and top executives at Microsoft have admitted to switching to Firefox on their home PC's. This is all with good reason. Internet Explorer is full of holes which are exploited constantly. With everyone getting behind Mozilla Firefox, the trend …

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Help Save Betamax To Keep Technology Moving Forward

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies

Save Betamax Call In DayThe folks at Downhill Battle have launched the Save Betamax campaign, which included a National Call In Day on September 14. While the official Call In Day is over, we can still make a difference with phone calls, letters, and emails to our local state representatives. What is the deal with Betamax? It's like this: Many years ago, the entertainment industry tried to …

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Sony Reveals Two Secret Games

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Video Games

ICO Sequel Playstation 2Give a warm welcome to the newest member of the Gear Live team, Dorian Lake! Dorian will be reporting on videogame industry news and happenings, along with in-depth game reviews. Two exciting PlayStation 2 games were revealed by Sony of Japan last week. The first was what a lot of Sony fans have been waiting for: a semi-direct sequel to ICO. While previous news stories …

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Gear Live Playlist: Libertines, Dizzee Rascal, Muse, The Streets, Johnny Cash

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Features, Music, Product Reviews

Gear Live Playlist Music ReviewsApparently we are flying the Union Jack in this edition of Gear Live Playlist. Four of the five artists are UK acts, including a few rock bands and a couple of British rappers. Yes, I said British rappers, no longer an oxymoron. Both Dizzee Rascal and The Streets are considered rappers, but both artists bend the definition of that word to its limits. The …

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Nintendo’s Next Peripheral: Mario Party 6 Microphone

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Video Games

Nintendo Gamecube Microphone Mario Party 6No word yet on whether this peripheral will be bundled with Mario Party 6, scheduled for release on December 6, 2004. However, after much speculation on exactly what Nintendo was referring to when they stated that Mario Party 6 would be employ a very different gameplay mechanic when compared to the previous iterations, gamers began coming up with multiple possibilities. An Eye …

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Solar Powered Clothing: Coming Soon From SCOTTeVEST

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Wearables

Solar Powered SCOTTeVEST Images PicturesYou know just when you get off work after a long day and you just want to listen to some music on the way home, it seems that your MP3 player is ALWAYS out of power? Or how your cellphone dies at the moment you need it the most? Well, so does SCOTTeVEST - and they want to do something about it. They …

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JetAudio Cowon iAudio 4 Color MP3 Player

JetAudio Cowon iAudio 4 Color MP3 Player Review

With the portable MP3 player market being virtually flooded with choices, many stick to the brands they know (naturally). Sometimes, however, it can pay to venture out into new territory. You may be pleasantly surprised. We recently tested the JetAudio iAudio 4 Color MP3 Player and came away impressed. If you are looking for a solid flash-based drive, this may be the …

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MP3 Players: The Truth Behind The Numbers

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Portable Audio / Video

iPod mini 1000 SongsLooking at the packaging and marketing used by various drive-based MP3 player manufacturers, one might have false expectations of just how much music the product can hold. I think it's time for a little consumer education so that we can all be smarter shoppers. Reading reviews of products like the Apple iPod, Sony Walkman, Dell Digital Jukebox, and the like you will find journalists …

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DVD Release List: 9/7/2004

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies

Clerks 10th Anniversary DVDToday's DVD releases are definately heavy on the comedy, with Saturday Night Live "Best Of" sets, Eddie Murphy: Raw, Clerks X, Will and Grace and more. Of course, there is more for those who enjoy the more serious flicks. If you like a combination of both, pick up Soul Plan, which was seriously unfunny....

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Sony HDR-FX1: Consumer High Definition Camcorder

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Home Entertainment

Sony HDR-FX1 High Definition Camcorder Those of you who are of the mentality that smaller is better, may want to rethink that philosophy - at least as it pertains to camcorders. We all know that high definition is where it's at in terms of jaw-dropping visual quality. How nice would it be to be able to record our home movies in the same vein? Sony has just introduced the world to the HDR-FX1 …

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