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Devin Pastoor

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During President George W. Bush's valedictory visit to Iraq, an Iraqi journalist launched his shoes at Bush's head during a press conference. Since then, an assortment of games, animated GIF's, videos, and creative websites have appeared to making light of the journalist's shoe toss.  Alex Tew, an internet entrepreneur who made history... Read more...
NVIDIA is planning to take the plunge into the netbook market. NVIDIA contends that the current crop of netbooks lack enough video processing power, and hope to bring users a richer netbook experience. Rene Haas, NVIDIA's VP of World Wide Sales, said, "It's really about developing a platform which attaches to the Atom."NVIDIA's plan... Read more...
Netbooks have taken the world by storm since their introduction in late 2007. This sub-notebook market has grown from the Asus Eee PC to multiple vendors and many models vying for superiority. Beginning with the Eee PC, many netbooks were characterized by their Linux Operating System, but Microsoft, quick to notice their growing... Read more...
Look out Skype there's a new player in town.  A new low cost VoIP service, GizmoCall, launched earlier this week. GizmoCall is Flash-based, requires no download, is cross platform, and, like many VoIP services, offers a combination of free and low-cost calling. The allure of GizmoCall, however, is what it includes for free.... Read more...
Some parents may find they got more than they bargained for this holiday season if Nintendo DS's Scrabble 2007 Edition was on their child's wish list. Tonya Carrington, a 36 year old British mother, recently gave her son Ethan the game as an educational asset. "Ethan is doing really well with English at school, so I decided to get this to... Read more...
Art Studios Entertainment came close to joining a growing list of companies mired in lawsuits with Apple over copyright infringement centered around the installation of Apple's OS X on non-Macintosh hardware. Their newest product, EFI-X USB modules, allow users to boot to any operating system, including OS X, on any Intel-based machine. Their... Read more...
It appears that a Microsoft has finally come to the iPhone. The company's Live Labs team has developed a mobile image-browsing tool called Seadragon Mobile. The free application allows users to "infinitely zoom" on even the largest pictures with nearly zero transition time. By storing images at multiple resolutions in "the cloud" and presenting... Read more...
Rivals of Apple's iTunes store and technology rights groups are speaking out. They believe Apple may be unfairly blocking rival software makers from selling music on the iPhone and new iPod Touch. Currently, four out of every five songs purchased on the Internet come from the iTunes store, according to a release from Reuters. This... Read more...
Australian Entrepreneur Rulan Kogan has designed and produced the world's second Android phone, the Agora, and has done so in less than two months. In November, he announced his goal of an unlocked Android phone for only $199 by December 15th. While the goal wasn't completely fulfilled, the new phone, available in two versions, the Agora Pro... Read more...
Songbeat has released a new version of its online music search, allowing users to search more engines simultaneously, along with the ability to play, export, and download songs. It can stream from SeeqPod, Project Playlist, Spool.fm, and iAsk, along with downloading music from your last.fm stations. To "download" the music, the Songbeat application... Read more...
Nokia released its new flagship smartphone, the N97, Tuesday at the Nokia World 2008 conference. With a full QWERTY keyboard and a tilting 3.5-inch touch screen, this phone targets "internet-savvy consumers." The N97 mixes the best of the old with some interesting new additions. The built in Web browser allows easy access to multiple... Read more...
Intel and Hitachi have joined forces to "jointly develop and deliver" Serial Attached and Fibre Channel solid-state drives (SSDs) for workstations, servers, and storage systems. Solid state drives have proven to be faster than magnetic hard-disk drives in many application workloads, and are inherently more durable as they do... Read more...
On November 19, Microsoft released its new dashboard, dubbed "The New Xbox Experience". This free firmware update is mandatory for all consoles that connect to Xbox Live, and aims to redefine how users both use the Xbox and interact online. The new update completely overhauls the existing blade-style interface, moving to a much more flowing,... Read more...
The beginning of the holiday shopping season for many involves rising at ungodly hours to stand in lines, packed like sardines, to pick your way through items with prices slashed lower than you will see them any other time of the year. This day, the day after Thanksgiving, is known as Black Friday. This year, instead of hours standing in line, Read more...
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