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Verizon FiOS is getting an upgrade, and in typical FiOS fashion it will be rolled out s-l-o-w-l-y. The lucky users in Lewisville, Texas (seriously?) will be the first to upgrad to a 2.4Gbps download connection split between 32-64 people. » 3/27/07 7:14pm 3/27/07 7:14pm

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"Who is this now famous adult as a teenager?
A) Elton John
B) Steve Wozniak
C) Billy Jean King"
BuccoBobby » 3/22/07 7:20pm 3/22/07 7:20pm
Well, it looks like those silly little from Nintendo and Sony might have something to them. Analyst David Cole is betting that by 2011 they will overtake their console brethren, and the DS will become the No.…

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Woof! Woof! Quote me! » 3/21/07 5:52pm 3/21/07 5:52pm
What would make Bill Gates think that he could beat real soccer player, Rafael Marquez, even if it was on the Xbox? Well he tried, and failed, 2-1.

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"That's not exactly what I had in mind when you said, 'Let me introduce you to the twins'..."— synaesthetique » 3/20/07 6:15pm 3/20/07 6:15pm
Still bitching about games being $60? Forbes has a breakdown of , even if a DVD only costs a couple cents. Complete with a handy-dandy pie chart.

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"There, I just deleted all my big brothers saves. That'll teach him for ripping the arms off my teddy bear."— Lupison » 3/08/07 3:43pm 3/08/07 3:43pm
Microsoft, like most giant tech companies, is trying to replace yet another standard with their own. This time JPEG is the target, they want to put (HDP) in its place. MS is claiming that HDP will be…

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Drop in a caption, or the dog gets it. » 3/06/07 4:38pm 3/06/07 4:38pm
Adobe wants to clear up a little misunderstanding. Some people started saying that they will ship their Creative Suite on March 27th. What they actually meant was that they will announce it on the 27th, and release it later in the Spring. So there you have it, .

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Geeks need captions too. » 3/01/07 4:38pm 3/01/07 4:38pm
The EU & Microsoft, they are the proverbial oil & water. Microsoft is being warned that they due to repeated defiance of the antitrust rulings set upon them a couple of years ago.

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"After gutting and stuffing his new attachment, unit 1475674 realized he may have taken the term "rabbit ear antenna" way too literally."— Strykeout » 2/28/07 2:55pm 2/28/07 2:55pm
Singapore looks like it will be the setting for . It will be in good company considering Google already has facilities in China, South Korea, Japan, & Taiwan.

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"If You beat my score on Guitar Hero, I'll pee on you"— Deviant Spawn » 2/27/07 5:33pm 2/27/07 5:33pm
The NBA is calling out YouTuber's who can hold their own with a basketball. All you have to do is . The good news is that the top 10 from each week will appear on TV, the bad news is that it's on the NBA Channel.

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You know the drill, pop in a caption. » 2/26/07 4:08pm 2/26/07 4:08pm
. That auction site has been on quite a buying spree lately, with recent purchases like rent.com & Marktplaats.nl which together cost over $700 million.

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"Any attempt to use the full exoskeleton resulted in a violent uncontrolled motion"— dieseltravis via Wikipedia » 2/23/07 6:00pm 2/23/07 6:00pm
Looks like there's another Texas MP3 Technology is claiming that they invented the MP3 player. The best part is that they applied for the patent the day before the lawsuit was filed.

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"That's where my financial aid went!"— PhoenixDebaser » 2/22/07 4:00pm 2/22/07 4:00pm
Watch out the sky is falling! . Seriously though, in 2005 year over year spending rose by 7.2%, where as in 2006 it only increased by 3.6%.

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Yuko-san enjoyed his new LittleGirl Backpack, by Sanrio, and never took it off, even to play DS Lite.— Brad » 2/21/07 3:32pm 2/21/07 3:32pm
Bad news for Vonage users out there. Vonage is claiming that they that they are infringing on. This could result in a temporary or even permanent shut down.

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"Gizmodo editor's new years party circa 2006"— slowreader » 2/20/07 4:05pm 2/20/07 4:05pm
The YouTube movement takes another mainstream media step forward. . The cast includes the Numa Numa kid, the Diet Coke/Mentos guys, and "Brookers".

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"MOM?!"— Azdak » 2/14/07 3:40pm 2/14/07 3:40pm
The latest City Wi-Fi initiative looks to be a daunting one. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today called for . That's going to be a speedy turnaround if they can pull it off.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones REALLY likes being the spokesperson for T-Mobile.— Geisrud » 2/13/07 4:49pm 2/13/07 4:49pm
No wonder Viacom has been so anal about getting their content off of YouTube, . Viacom is hoping that if they can control the quality and sharing privileges of the shows, then maybe people won't try and pirate them.

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""Why is Jason Chen sticking our Gamecube down his pants?"— Mike01256 » 2/12/07 3:45pm 2/12/07 3:45pm
The back button (aka "select") has never really been utilized, that is until now. It looks like ". Basically when you're playing multiplayer Halo 3, and someone is annoying you just press the back button. Then up pops a list of all the players,…