Linksys (Cisco) and Vonage have announced a deal that allows those who currently own a router of any type to get a new WRTP54G combo 802.11g router/switch/hub/TA if they sign up for a new Vonage VOIP account. The router drops the black and blue Linksys look in exchange for the more modern silver style seen in the WRT54GX Pre-N MIMO router. While it looks good on paper, there are a couple of things you should know. First, this only works on Vonage for now - so if you get this router, you shouldn’t expect the ability to switch VOIP providers and maintain its usability. The other thing is that it can take up to three mail in rebates before the router is actually considered free.
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For those of you looking to pick up a new Apple Cinema Display to go along with the new PowerMac, you will be happy to know that Apple has dropped the prices on the 20-inch 1680x1050 and 23-inch 1920x1200 models to $800 and $1500 respectively.
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A new online payment service is set to launch this summer, and from what I am hearing, GreenZap has some big plans for their debut. While many have soured over how Paypal has treated them, there hasn’t really been an online payment service that has stepped up the the plate and become virtually universally accepted. This is what GreenZap aims to change. They state that they are here to take on Paypal, and lead the way for electronic payments. They will be accepted by eBay, Yahoo! Auctions, and many other online entities. Signing up for GreenZap is free, and if you sign up now, when you log in to your account on their June 15, 2005 launch date - you will find $25 deposited for your use. Take that, Paypal.
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Amazon has a couple of good deals where Mac OS X Tiger is concerned. You can pre-order Apple OS X Tiger for $94.99 after a $35 savings. If you have multiple Macs in the house, the OS X Tiger Family Pack covers five computers, and comes out to $150 after a $50 savings. You will need to fill out this form to get your money back. We know, rebates suck - but you just can’t beat this pricing, unless you qualify for the Mac OS X Up-to-Date program.
If you have been on the fence about giving up $100 large to Apple for a .Mac account, you may want to reconsider if you are constantly on the go and in need of wireless net access. Through June 29, 2005, if you sign up for a .Mac account, you will also receive a free 30 day trial of the T-Mobile Hotspot service. Not too bad when you consider that a month of Hotspot access would cost you $39.95 in the first place. Of course, more and more free hotspots seem to sprout up each day, but who am I to judge?
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I know, all these deals are too good to be true - but this one is actually worth it. Why? No rebates involved. If you have yet to take the wireless network plunge, or if you just want an extra 802.11g router to mess around with, Buy.com has the Belkin F5D7230-4 Wireless G Router on sale for $25 USD. It doesn’t get much better than that.
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Good news for all of you that want to use your PSP as more than just a video game device. Sure, the unit comes with the Spider-Man 2 UMD disc - but the others are said to be quite expensive. If you want to grab a few more UMD’s at a relatively inexpensive price, head on over to Amazon. You can grab movies like XXX, Hellboy, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, and more for under $14 USD. Not sure how long this one will last, so get on it quick.
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AMD slashed the prices on some of their chips today following the introduction the new Opteron server chips. Some chips saw price cuts of up to 35 percent. The two most notable drops belong to the Athlon 64 3800 and 3700+ processors which have been made popular by many a PC gamer. These chips were lowered by 34 percent and 30 percent respectively. If you are in the market for one of these chips or thinking of upgrading, now is your chance to get high performance at a lower cost.
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It seems as though that most notebooks these days are getting more affordable, right? Guess again. More expensive than some homes, Amazon offers a Powerbook for an outragous $99,999.99 - and it isn’t even a G5! We ordered three.
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Well, that was certainly quick. If you weren’t one of the ones that felt the need to preorder the Mac mini the second it was announced, you are in luck if you were thinking of buying one with some Apple customized features. After less than a week at retail, Apple has lowered the price for the WiFi, Bluetooth, hard drive and RAM add-ons. For example, you can now get both integrated Bluetooth and AirPort Extreme for a cool $99, or a 512 MB RAM upgrade for $75. Now, yesterday they had also bumped up the speed of the Superdrive from 4x to 8x - but when I looked again today, it was back to 4x. Why must you toy with us, Apple? Why?
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