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Game Boy Micro Site

Nintendo has finally launched with Game Boy Micro official website. The website is lean on information at the moment, but includes a lot of pictures of the Micro and it’s various faceplates. The Micro certainly has found a place in the heart of many avid gamers for its diminutive “slip in a pocket” size and customizable faceplates. With the launch date looming near, Playfeed promises to present a full review once it launches.

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iPod photo HacksPlaylist Magazine has a great little write up on six cool iPod hacks for really getting the most out of your little white friend. All of these tricks require installing iPod Linux on your iPod, so do at your own risk - but it’s a safe and proven process that’s pretty easy to do. They detail how to add high quality recording from any microphone, video support, and a few other nifty things. If you just got an iPod and want more functionality, or if you have an old one kicking around that’s just begging for new life, check out this great article.

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Motorola FranklinLast week Microsoft quietly introduced their push email extension technical preview for Exchange 2003. This enables server administrators to enable push email capabilities for Windows Mobile 5.0 devices. Obviously since no Windows Mobile 5.0 devices have been released yet to the public, so not many will be able to take advantage of Microsoft’s instant, always on, email in their pocket. Push email really is a driving technology in the marketplace right now with so many mobile professionals wanting access to their inboxes and the ability to know when a client has sent them mail and respond instantly. Of course if you need your fix today go buy yourself a Treo 650 and download ChatterMail for instant push IMAP email in your pocket.

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Latest Gear Live Videos

Archos AV700 ReviewInfosSync World managed to get their hands on Archos’ meaty new portable video player - the AV700. The AV700 features a massive 7+ inch screen capable of full DVD resolution playback, and either 40GB or 100GB of storage. With support for a wide slew of codecs for audio, video, and still images the AV700 seems destined to be the ultimate in high end portable video for some time to come. The reviewer gives it great marks and really likes the unit.

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Spyware BritianAccording to a recent survey by Blue Coast Systems, only 36% of British people have any idea what is meant by the term “spyware.”  Of those surveyed, only 30% use software to check their office computers for spyware, and only 22% check their home computers.  Even more frightening than any impact this might have on computer systems in the UK is the additional finding that 11% of those polled thought, and I am not making this up, that spyware was “a gadget from the latest Star Wars movie.”  I’m honestly not sure why this response was so popular, but if 11% of the British are running programs to stop any aspect of the Star Wars prequels, I say more power to them.

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So we decided to take a couple of weeks to re-think the core focus of what we want to do here on Venturus, and I think the results will be good. We have some very cool people lined up for future editions of the Venturus Podcast, which will be coming at you in September. For now, continue to enjoy - and contribute - content about how to make money running your own internet-based business. If you have any suggestions regarding things you would like to see on the site, feel free to drop me a line at andru [at] venturus.com. Boy, it feels good to be back!

DescriptionMajesco Entertainment has officially put an end to the “Race to Save Humanity” contest associated with the Xbox game Advent Rising.  The company is citing lack of a “technically feasible solution” to fairness issues as the reason for absolving itself from having to pay what had been a $1,000,000 prize.  Anyone who owns the game and feels slighted by the announcement can choose to receive two consolation titles for their pain and suffering – BloodRayne 2, Guilty Gear X2, Psychonauts, Raze’s Hell, or Phantom Dust.  It’s not exactly a million bucks, but, honestly, you probably wouldn’t have won anyway.

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AOL Sells Screen NamesJason Smathers, a 25-year-old ex-AOL employee, will spend 15 months in prison for stealing 92 million screen names and email addresses of AOL users and selling them to spammers.  The spammers reportedly used the information to send up to 7 billion unsolicited advertisements for online gambling.  Smathers got a lighter sentence than first expected due to his willingness to hand over all the spamming information he had to the government.  AOL is claiming that Smathers caused over $300,000 of damage to the company. 

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Sony Psyc

Here’s the Sony’s Psyc Network Walkman - not to be confused with any phone scams featuring Deon Warwick - which will also be 512MB ($99 USD) or 1GB ($129).  Also being flash, this round player claims to playback 70 hours on one AAA battery.

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Sony NW-E507

The Network Walkman audio player is pictured here with a more sleek and compact design than the other new sony DAP’s. This one will sport a 3 line display, with the E505 weighing in at 512MB for $149 USD, and the E507 at 1GB for $199 USD.  The flash-based player claims to provide 3 hours of power with just a three minute charge. In my opinion, its design makes this one the best of Sony’s new audio players.  Plus, it doen’t look like a kidney.

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