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WSJ Looks at Russian Music Download Sites

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music

Russian Music Downloads By now you must know of our love for sites like MP3Search.ru and AllofMP3.com. It feels good to pay what feels to be a reasonable amount for music, doesn’t it? What about the legalities of it? The Wall Street Journal takes a look at just that in a recent article. Will it deter anyone from using the sites? Highly unlikely.

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Camping Out for Episode III

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies

Waiting for Star WarsWe know how excited a lot of you readers are about the upcoming release of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. We really do. But guys, it doesn’t open until May. This means that you can continue living a full, happy, normal life until then! Now, someone go down to the Cinerama in Seattle and tell that to Jeff Twieten. …

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Take Two Strikes MLB Deal and Buys Visual Concepts

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Corporate News, Video Games

DescriptionBack atcha, EA! In light of recent developments in the game industry, many thought that Electronic Arts was going to have the whole world of sports gaming locked down. Take Two decided not to let that happen, as they just signed a deal with Major League Baseball granting them exclusive third party rights to make games based on the franchise. What this means is that …

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DVD Release List: 01/24/2005

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies

DescriptionThis week brings a myriad of both newness and nostalgia. If you are up for something more recent, check out Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, which was shot completely using green screen technology. If you want something a little older, you can pick up the second season of The Dukes of Hazzard. Want a mixture of both? Alien vs. Predator is also released …

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Gear Live Playlist: Bright Eyes, Mason Jennings, Willy Mason, Van Morrison

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

Gear Live Playlist With the release of two discs on January 25, Bright Eyes turned this edition of Gear Live Playlist into singer-songwriter central.  We also look at recent releases by Minnesota songster Mason Jennings and Martha Vineyard’s Willy Mason.  Finally, for the collection essential, Van Morrison’s “Astral Weeks” - one of the most soulful and beautiful albums ever recorded.  Next time, I promise we’ll …

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Gear Live Giveaway: Nintendo DS

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Announcements, Video Games

Description Each week, Gear Live gives away awesome tech prizes courtesy of PrizeCube. The winner of last week’s contest was trudat, who walked away with a Robosapien.

Nintendo’s newest handheld console has been hard to find in retail stores lately, and is just getting back to the point where you can find it at any local electronics store - but why should you when you …

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eXeem Public Beta 0.20 = Goodbye Suprnova?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Software

DescriptionFor all of you that were bummed about the shutdown of Suprnova from a few weeks back, we feel your pain. But there is hope:

eXeem™ is a brand new Peer-To-Peer program, which is based on the BitTorrent idea. eXeem™ eliminates the need for trackers as nodes in the program will be taking their role. eXeem™ also features easy publication of files to the network …

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MSN MapPoint Flawed Directions

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Software

MapPoint Norway Directions

I think it is safe to say that we have all received less than stellar directions from services like MapQuest, MapBlast, and all the others. Well, check out the latest faux pas from MSN MapPoint. Instead of going in a stright line from point A to point B, why not travel though a couple of countries and make an almost complete circle en route to your destination? …

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Linksys SRX Technology

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Wireless / WiFi

Linksys WRT54GXLinksys has recently released their SRX enabled router and PC card line. What is unique about the Linksys WRT54GX router is that it supports 802.11g and 802.11b connections, and throws in SRX (Speed and Range eXpansion) technology which provides a speed boost which is up to 8 times faster than standard 802.11g connections with 3 times the range. What’s even better, you can mix …

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Microsoft Office Outlook Live

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Software

Outlook Live

When Microsoft removed POP3 access from it’s Hotmail email service, everyone expected it would reappear with a fee attached. Enter Microsoft Office Outlook Live - Microsoft’s new subscription service which provides a marriage of sorts between MSN Hotmail and Microsoft Outlook. It provides 2 GB of online storage space, and allows attachments up to 20 MB in size.

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