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802.11n Officially Ratified

posted Sunday Sep 13, 2009 by Nicholas DiMeo

802.11n Officially Ratified

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, or IEEE, has officially ratified the 802.11n wireless standard! This is very exciting news as it takes the spectrum out of the draft status that it was placed in since 2006. This also allows manufacturers and companies alike to create more hardware, with the assurance that it will work correctly with any and all devices that contain or support the technology. IEEE looks to publish the standard and finalize it in mid-October.

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80GB GameBoy

posted Sunday Sep 13, 2009 by Nicholas DiMeo

80GB GameBoy

Yes, we're taking it back to the old school. This is something I ran across that I just have to share with everyone. A user on one of the thousands of gaming forums by the name of _n3o_ decided one day that he needed a new, cool looking case for his 80GB SATA drive.

So, instead of letting the old consoles that he owned collect dust on a shelf in his back closet, he decided to break out the GameBoy, gut it, remove the reflective film under the screen, print a modified background to make it look like it's "playing" the HDD, and he's got a totally badass looking external hard drive! Now that my friends is a way to make use of old technology! And check out the back of this thing!

Is it just me? Or would you like to learn how to do this to a GameGear?

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EA Says Madden Sales Suck

posted Saturday Sep 12, 2009 by Scott Ertz

EA Says <i>Madden</i> Sales Suck

We all know that Microsoft and Sony dropped the prices of their consoles. We all knew what this meant for hardware sales - more consoles. What we didn't know about was how it would affect software sales. Well, EA knows - they suck. This year's headline title, Collinsworth Madden NFL 10 sold 400,000 less copies than last year's version.

Now, what is really interesting about these numbers, however, is not that sales are down. All sales of everything are down right now. What is really interesting is that sales for the 360 and PS3 are pretty much even year-over-year. The biggest losses came on the Wii and PS2. In fact, the PS2 had almost 75% of the total loss itself, with 265,000 less units this year.

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New iPod Nano: Now With Zune Features!

posted Saturday Sep 12, 2009 by Nicholas DiMeo

New iPod Nano: Now With Zune Features!

It's that time of year again! Apple has produced their new line of iPod Nanos. Not only can you listen to your favorite music, but you can also download your favorite videos, pictures, and TV shows. Once again this iPod Nano features the Genius Mixes, which analyzes the song you are listening to and compiles a playlist for you based on the genre and BMP.

But you may wonder, what makes this iPod better than the last Nano? Well, do you remember when Apple bought millions of cameras and we weren't sure why? Here's your answer! This is the first iPod to contain a camera inside the equipment. You can take photos and bring them with you everywhere, in a slim, convenient device. And the camera also films video!

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Cocaine is a Hell of a Drug

posted Saturday Sep 12, 2009 by Scott Ertz

Cocaine is a Hell of a Drug

When you think of Courtney Love, what do you think? Is it a woman who could have been attractive had it not been for the decades of drug abuse? Or is it the crazy wife of Kurt Cobain? This week, my perception has changed, and all I think when I hear her name is sentences like this:

well they need to realise this is the result of years of f***ng fraud and liquidation and i never ever signed of on thisthin

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Samsung Continues Production of LED TVs, Still Leading in Market Share

posted Saturday Sep 12, 2009 by Nicholas DiMeo

Samsung Continues Production of LED TVs, Still Leading in Market Share

This week, Samsung has revealed a full set of LED televisions in Germany. At this IFA event, they announced that they will continue the production of this very slender TV, and I'm sure we could all agree that this news is very exciting. This LED is the best on the market but Samsung hopes to continue sweeping away the competition by being the first to release the AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode.)

The company is doing well even without the AMOLED TV, selling more than 700,000 LED units worldwide since they were first plucked off the production lines. And it was only out for four months! Samsung is anticipating to ship out 2 millions units in 2009, and is expecting to be responsible for 35% of the global LCD market by 2010.

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