Budweiser and Bud Light ended Beer Pong

Anheuser-Busch has spent $500 million trying to teach people that responsible consumption of alcohol can still mean a fun night out. It turns out that Beer Pong should really be called Bud Pong and that you shouldn’t be getting drunk while playing bar pong. All I can say is thank you Anheuser-Busch for making my …more

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RIM ruling risks U.S. Blackberry shutdown

An appeals court denies motion to stay patent case, which could cause a service shutdown in the near future for Blackberry users. RIM and NTP reached a $450 million settlement on the dispute in March, but the deal fell apart in June. Who knows what is going to happen on this one. The U.S. Court …more

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U.S. Navy Blocks Commercial Web Mail

Citing security and viral risks, the Navy’s decision discharges Yahoo Inc., Microsoft Corp., Google Inc., America Online Inc. and others, from its mail. Looks like you will have to find another way to reach your loved ones. Marines have had commercial e-mail blocked since 1999 and the Army has no restrictions. Before you enlist in …more

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Swedish couple names baby boy “Google”

Swedish couple names baby boy “Google”

A Swedish couple has chosen to name their first born son Google, after the well-known search engine. It was bound to happen, but come on people! Google Kai already has his own website at www.google-kai.com, which is good because with your name being Google you best be on the web. The father, Elias Kai, says …more

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Thinnest (0.4nm) Carbon Nanotube Developed

A team of scientists developed the thinnest carbon nanotube ever, as slim as 0.4 nanometers in diameter. A nanometer is equal to one billionth of a meter. This is big news because it might speed up the advancement of the next-generation field emitters, precision machines, optical elements, molecular filters and artificial muscles. Imagine all the …more

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Super ‘Firefox’ previewed

With Web 2.0 coming out in the near future, a browser based on the popular Firefox browser, called Flock, has been released. Sporting organization tools that out-foxes (pardon the pun) that of Firefox, not to mention a blog editor, it’s sure to please those who are familiar and enamored with the simplistic and efficient browsing …more

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Intel chip glut may bring holiday cheer to PC buyers

Thinking about what to get that special loved one for Christmas this year? How about a computer system? This holiday season, expect to see a drop of around 10% in PC pricing due to AMD ambitious task to further increase their share in the market, as well as Intel’s abundant supply of processors. Potentially, the …more

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‘Zombie’ ring allegedly hit 1.5 million computers

With identity theft and worries of being hacked a constant in this time, the good guys can chalk another one up. Three Dutch hackers involved in a crime ring designed to steal passwords, credit card information, and other private information via a “zombie network” have been arrested recently. Specifically, if you’re an E-bay or Pay-Pal …more

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AOpen to launch mini PC in November

For those of you familiar to this site and have recently read the review entitled AOpen’s Pandora Box Makes it to the Market, you have a pretty decent background on the product and its capabilities. However, there has been a few changes, mainly in price. Slated to release November 1, the low end of the …more

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H-P urges Blu-ray to focus more on consumers

In the ongoing battle by DVD format corporations to protect “intellectual property”, there is a show of flexibility by one of those corporations to allow their format to be shared over a home network. The Blu-ray Corporation, whose technology aims to lock DVD information on the disk so it can’t be shared or copied, was …more

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Sony hopes to sell 3 million PSPs

Looks like Sony is trying to make some “change” this holiday season with its PSP handheld, projecting sales of 2.5 to 3 million units. Sony Corp. plans to sell between 2.5 million and 3 million PlayStation Portable handheld video game devices in its first North American holiday season, the head of Sony Computer Entertainment America …more

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NATO tests RFID to prevent friendly fire

Considering the US is entrenched in a war, it is good to see the point where “ground-pounding” meets technology. NATO has been testing out a variety of RFID technologies- everything from the bulky, tank-mounted and jet-mounted units, to a mere handheld unit that only requires 4 AA batteries for its power source- to greatly reduce …more

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Crude Oil Drops Below $60 a Barrel

Oil futures plummeted Thursday, briefly going below $60 a barrel for the first time since in nearly three months. Gasoline inventories increased when they were predicted to decrease, which is one of the reasons for the oil futures price drop. November crude fell $2.11 recently to $60.30. Unleaded gasoline was down 7 cents to $1.61 …more

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Is the Desktop Storage Market Going NAND Flash Based?

Samsung expects to take 20% of desktop storage market with NAND flash based drives by 2008! After hearing news of Samsung calling hard drives dead Rob Pait, director of global consumer electronics, said ?I think they [Samsung] were being completely irresponsible, extremely short-sighted and simply weren?t telling the truth.? Looks like a new battle is …more

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