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06:30 PM on 02/15/09
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As , berky11 pointed out last week's story about a man being killed by an exploding cell phone was actually the result of a gun misfire.
showed off their own Sony Ericsson 12-megapixel camera-phone, the Idou (are they teasing the subconscious with the name?).
One lucky scored eBay-er . Jude Law's and Natalie Portman's cell phone numbers
The world's most famous hacker, Kevin Mitnick, believe that Obama's Blackberry is hackable.
Did muscle Apple into keeping multi-touch off of the Google Android G1?
Speaking of muscle, it appears that the company has declared jailbreaking to be a Apple's violation of its copyright.
New DRM on the iPhone App Store makes sure developers are still getting paid.
Apple's App Store isn't going to be the only mobile store in town for long. And speaking of stores, the Android store will allow paid applications soon.
An iPhone owner was able to get his stolen phone back in 55 minutes thanks to technology and some helpful people.
customers may AT&T iPhone get a break on data fees.
users syncing their data on Nokia Ovi lost the last 3 weeks worth of information. And that is why I still use Lifeblog and PC Suite.
Jailbroken iPhone users can now use GPS voice navigation. Android users will have the same capabilities soon. And of course, Symbian users have this ability for a while.
Windows Mobile users don't have to wait for to come out with a cooler interface; Microsoft . Pointui 2 looks pretty slick
Not jumping the gun this week; the stimulus has actually made it through the Senate and though the House. Though they have very different views, both make reference to a broadband stimulus. The Wall Street Journal does not think highly of the idea.
Psystar, the seller of custom-built computer with OS X, finally won a legal battle against Apple.
Some computer keyboards are manufactured in sweat shops.
One of the co-founders of says that MySpace (take with a grain of salt. The article makes statements about what he says but there are no direct quotations stating the claim). Facebook has won
Will if BitTorrent die The Pirate Bay loses its trial? Though it appears that TPB is not genuinely afraid, instead choosing to make the event a "spectrial."
Windows 7 will be free for people that buy a this summer. Vista computer
Though the EU seems to want to bundle Microsoft Firefox with Windows, one of the architects for Firefox argues that it is a bad idea.
Make $250,000 courtesy of if you can Microsoft turn in the authors of the . Conficker/Downadup worm
has finally taken a hint, and the next version of Microsoft Outlook Web Access will be more friendly to non-. Internet Explorer web browsers
Companies may be charged for Tweeting.
A man believes he has found treasure using and is suing for access to the area. Google Earth
Cuba is attempting to rid itself of everything American by switching from . Windows to Linux
Electronic cigarettes...what do you think?
Please don't try this at home (even if this guy did). A man built his own prosthetic arm after being denied the surgery due to the nature of his injury.
The Author's Guild claims that the . Kindle 2 is out-of-line with its text-reading feature
Sony sold 50 million even if it's rare to actually see someone playing one. Yet the company has PSP's worldwide promised good games are on the way.
High-speed chases may
start ending sooner the . Spider-Man way
Will we all someday dodge bullets like ? Keanu
has Microsoft split the into hardware and software divisions. Firing off the hardware division should be much easier this way. Zune team
stores will soon have competition from... Apple ? Microsoft stores
Apparently stores are Apple not blocking after all. Facebook
Circuit City is splitting the remaining cash between the executives and workers...kinda.
is Sirius XM preparing to file for bankrupcy.
will Tesla Motors receive a $350 million loan from the Department of Energy.
will allow Southwest Airlines free access to beta in-flight wifi.
wants to Google help people monitor their electricity consumption.
has Dell launched an inkless printer.
Sports gamers pwn the real athletes.
Give your loved one a late Valentine's Day massage over via the wireless controller. Yes, it's supposed to sound dirty. Xbox Live
The Left 4 Dead is on sale this weekend only for 50% off ($24.95). Also, the expansion pack will be free and feature 12 levels of zomie-slaughtering fun.
The Watchmen game is " caught in the awkward place between being a comic book game and a movie game."
Snoop Dog is coming to . This week's DLC Rock Band 2 features . Meanwhile, White Zombie and Turbonegro Harmonix has announced that Rock Band was " the #1 game title of 2008 by revenue across all genres," and in other news, the company is counter-suing Konami over Rock Revolution.
Paul McCartney dishes about the upcoming . Beatles Rock Band game
Guitar Hero: World Tour has a . Wings Track Pack on the way
Despite the recent conundrums involving Alex Rodriguez and Michael Phelps, . Also, Activision is committed to their advertisements (way to sell people what they already own again). Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits is on the way
Though Starcraft is starting to compete with Duke Nukem Forever for vaporware awards, a beta and revamped . Battle.net are "months" away
MLB 2K9 changes real-life stadium dimensions to accomodate additonal advertisements.
Hello Kitty Online debuted on . Accounts are free. Go ahead...you know you want to. Valentine's Day
Street Fighter IV on the easiest difficulty can be beaten with one button.
plans to start releasing Sony hybrid movie/game for that rare occasion (*cough* Blu-Ray discs Resident Evil) that both the game and the movie are worth owning.
For the Total Access customers hasn't lost yet to Blockbuster , Netflix games can be added to sweeten the deal for a mere $5 more a month.
is Microsoft giving away free domain names (for business purposes of course.) The first year is free and it's only $15/year afterwards to renew afterwards. To get rid of the lame layouts Microsoft offers, simply enable third-party tools to do the work using whatever editors you like. Your round-up author verified the offer and reserved his name's domain name.
Relive Goldeneye for the N64 through a free (though Half-Life 2 mod Counter-Strike has servers with Goldeneye maps that are pretty fun too).
Check out some really cool video game wallpapers.
put together a Gizmodo nice list of . iPhone jailbreak apps
Can't remember how to re-program that universal remote cause you lost the manual? may be able to help you out with that or other missing manuals. OwnerIQ
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06:50 PM on 02/15/09
An inkless printer (by Dell) which boasts saving consumers money on printer ink, yet you have to buy a new package of inkless printer paper whenever it runs out? Can it print out reports (8.5x11) or just photos?
However, Really nice Tech Round Up!
06:57 PM on 02/15/09
Awesome. Some really cool stuff in here.
06:59 PM on 02/15/09
Two years is a long time to pretend
my favorite round up every week.
07:06 PM on 02/15/09
where in the world is the entertainment news adrian?!?!
07:10 PM on 02/15/09
I've been wondering the same thing.
07:18 PM on 02/15/09
haven't listened to xm since th merger. sirius got rid of most of the good xm stations like raw, the rhyme, and lucy. i miss listening to those channels especially fungus which xm got rid of in the fall.
07:51 PM on 02/15/09
no entertainment round up this week?
07:51 PM on 02/15/09
Neil, Play the Drum Solo of Life!
i would give anything to have Natalie Portman's number
08:06 PM on 02/15/09
Tech Round-up Author,Chipotle Lover
Sorry about the delay, everyone. Glad to see your comments
...and I still beat Adrian in posting so ha!
08:40 PM on 02/15/09
Those video game screen-savers are awe-inspiring, especially the Street Fighter one. Jesus.
08:51 PM on 02/15/09
yeah im gonna whoop adrians ass if i dont see the entetainment news tonight
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