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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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Wi-Bro: 50 Mbps Connection on the Go

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Wireless / WiFi

Wi-BroWith WiMax being the talk of the wireless world lately, Wi-Bro has silently stepped up to the plate and grabbed the attention. South Korea is set to roll out this high speed wireless standard in 2006, aimed at users who remain in the same general area needing a connection (so, not for airplanes). This announcement does not come without controversy, of course. Intel is working on their version …

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Apple Giving Away iPods, 10,000 Songs, and a Powerbook!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Corporate News

Apple iTunes and iPodIn honor of the upcoming 100 millionth song sold on the iTunes Music Store, Apple is running a promotion giving its users the opportunity to acheive the digital music motherlode. For every 100,000th song sold on iTunes, Apple will be giving away a 20 GB iPod - one to the purchaser of each 100,000th song downloaded between 95 million and 100 million songs. In addition, …

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NEC 61-Inch Plasma TV Reviewed

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Home Entertainment

NEC PlasmaSync 61XM2+/S TV NEC has recently released the absolute most gorgeous plasma displays I have ever seen. They are two 61-inch wide plasma monitors from the PlasmaSync(TM)61XM2+series (a grey bezel model, and a silver bezel model) that are equipped with "Enhanced Split Screen" ability - a high quality, high performance Double Picture function. Read the Review | ExtremeTech...

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