12:42 PM on 03/07/09
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FTW: Can your phone Nokia survive being swallowed by a fish and still work? Or did you get it free in your bag of potato chips?
Members of Congress are not too happy with their keyboard-less Blackberry Storms.
Got that buddy still living in the Stone Age who refuses to get a cell phone? Now that 60% of the , you are officially allowed to complain. world's population has a cell phone
for people that completely missed the point or simply want to build up strong thumb muscles. Dance Dance Revolution is available for the iPhone
T-mobile's $50 "Unlimited Loyalty" plan is now available across the . Your Technology Round-up author now spends less money than he did with the US Fave 5 plan and has unlimited minutes.
The App Store is getting Apple some real competition from the Jailbreak store, Cydia. Now developers whose work was not approved or who are unsatisfied with the draconian Apple EULA have another place to sell their work.
Check out Verizon's upcoming phone lineup. Anyone else surprised at the last item on that list (given that it's 2009)?
The Kindle has a matching iPhone application that will sync the place in your book with your real Kindle. Check out a comparison of the device vs. the application and why . Kindle is not the best iPhone e-book reader
Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Mobile will not be released for WinMo phones with OS versions older than 6.1.
The new Blackberry store got a snazzy new name and may not have any prices between free and $2.99.
Windows 3.1 on an N95 was impressive, . not nearly as impressive as Windows 98
For the first time since , Windows 95 in will be an optional component Internet Explorer . Oh, and for those of you (if there are any) with Windows 7 drives, they Blu-Ray will not be natively supported in so keep those install CDs around. Windows 7
At least one Congressman has vowed to repeal the online gambling ban. Happy with their bank accounts intact, still playing online despite the risks, or indifferent toward it?
Although soliciting your ex for phone sex (fun to say aloud) on sounds like a good idea, it may constitute identity theft. Craigslist
A sheriff of (includes Cook County Chicago ) is attempting to force to Craigslist stop their pimping business.
Note to Pennsylvania schools: do not list items on unless you are actually happy accepting that amount for your $60,000 trailer. at $1 eBay
A malicious new trojan steals stock account information.
Can an be used as evidence in court? away message AIM
Washington (state not ) has D.C. honored . via legislation Penny Arcade
Finally, a good use for : Twitter . Also, Reboundfinder watch . Also, see how tear Jon Stewart a new one Twitter nearly bought out Facebook Twitter.
One man has won a lawsuit against for Google wrongfully terminating his account (slow read at first--might want to start about halfway through).
Is actually Facebook good for your health?
Despite making a name for himself during the early years, Napster Lars Ulrich pirated his band's own album.
Ever wonder how much more expensive Macs are than PCs?
There's something wrong with tech support when a human fails the which is designed to test artificial intelligence. Turing Test
Doctors may restrict your right to bash them on the internet.
Anyone interested in a laptop alarm that shouts, "Get your hands off of me, I have been stolen,"?
...according to the is more secure than Internet Explorer 6 Firefox Colorado (interestingly enough, the website in question seems to have been disabled).
While it is good to see an honest CEO, it does not bode well for when it's new CEO says Yahoo she prefers . to her company's Google Maps
Apple has new . Mac Minis
Is this the future solution to the Israeli-Palestian conflict?
What's funnier, being charged $81 billion for a regular gas fill-up or having to argue with the foreign customer service representative to get the charge revoked?
The car of the future: Full battery charge in 20 minutes, recharges using solar panels, 0-62mph in 5.2 seconds, top speed of 170mph, and really, really, ridiculously good looking.
Of course, before the car of the future comes the shower of the future.
If you are visiting anytime soon, Bill Gates leave your . at the door iPod
Some employees sold a used, broken camera as new, then attempted to claim that it was not their fault. However, Best Buy the incriminating pictures of the employees that the purchaser recovered from the camera beg to differ.
A 73-year-old man has vision again thanks to a bionic eye.
Anyone interested in playing ? without using a joystick Pong
A helps people get some exercise while they flip channels (much like the remote control Dance Dance Revolution DDR iPhone game, this one misses the point but for the opposite reason).
If you ever see a tampon flash drive, run for your life.
The has Kindle some competition that supports doodling. Meanwhile, has Barnes & Noble bought an e-book service to compete with . Amazon
Circuit City is officially dead on March 8.
Fox is now releasing different versions of DVDs and for rental and for retail. discs Blu-Ray
Netflix will soon stream the first nine seasons of . South Park
will President Obama lift the restrictions on taxpayer-funded stem cell research. Meanwhile in imposed President Bush , Beijing stem cells are being used for beauty treatment.
The technology industry is holding up quite well regarding employment despite the current economic conditions.
Pluto is a planet again! At least if you live in . Illinois
One pizza place makes an impact by printing negative online reviews on their work shirts.
Game-related tragedies are not exclusive to the US and Japan as a 5-year-old boy in France stabbed his 10-year-old sister because she wouldn't let him play . Nintendo DS
Holding a woman hostage using a earns double bonus points. Sega Light Gun
The is Royal Air Force preferring gamers over pilots for "flying" unmanned drones.
Stalin vs. Martians trailer features a dancing Stalin. Yes, this is a real game.
The Watchmen game is pretty to look at. That about sums up the positive things had to say about it. Kotaku
The Lost and the Damned DLC for GTA IV has sold over a million copies so far and is projected to hit two million by the end of the year. Meaning it (and the other expansion) may be worth the $50 million invested in them. Microsoft
The franchise is going to have Guitar Hero a very busy year ( game and more). Check out a Van Halen partial track list for Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits.
Check out Guitar Hero: Metallica's double-bass pedal insanity.
Super-excited about , which includes DLC this week Rock Band - "The Kids Aren't Alright" and The Offspring . - "Losing My Religion". Apparently R.E.M double-bass pedal functionality is on the way for (even if the songs are only charted for single so far). Meanwhile, Rock Band 2 DLC for the Wii caught up last week (though it skipped a lot of weeks).
An expert on racism speaks out about the controversy after playing the game himself. Resident Evil 5
While other executives let the little people take the fall, executives are Square Enix imposing a pay cut on themselves.
The is up. teaser site Bioshock 2
inFamous for looks Playstation 3 awesome.
Is everyone ready for to Tiger Woods return to the virtual tour?
Check out . Virtua Tennis 2009
Upload .pdf/.html files onto your (make sure they're legal, of course). Kindle
Make your Microsoft Word distraction free then avoid distraction further by making a tangents log. Or perhaps you should just doodle.
Take control of your . iTunes
Do a lot of repetitive typing tasks (coding, for instance)? may be your new best friend. Texter
Add a 3D multi-desktop switcher to Windows (Linux users who have this functionality built-into a far prettier package, laugh away).
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12:45 PM on 03/07/09
I'd love it if Rockband put up some Motion City Soundtrack songs to download.
12:52 PM on 03/07/09
Tonight I'm Burning Star IV
Agreed. I'd love to play the opening to Everything is Alright on drums.
12:55 PM on 03/07/09
if they had motion city soundtrack i would buy rock band in a heartbeat.
01:19 PM on 03/07/09
Square-Enix rules sooo much.
01:20 PM on 03/07/09
01:32 PM on 03/07/09
Back off, man. I'm a scientist!
02:32 PM on 03/07/09
this is the only round up i read anymore... thanks!
02:44 PM on 03/07/09
Rapidly becoming my favorite round-up.
02:56 PM on 03/07/09
The "take control of your itunes" link isn't working.
03:10 PM on 03/07/09
Tech Round-up Author,Chipotle Lover
Click the word "iTunes". I'm trying out Google Chrome and it is not getting along well with Gmail. It botches any link in which a word is bold. I'll ask Lueda to fix the whole thing though. Thanks for the notification!
03:14 PM on 03/07/09
Talking about the second and third
Buy The Music