Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2006’

Japan to get DVD Wii

Nintendo has turned around and said that there are plans to introduce a DVD capable Wii in Japan later next year. This move goes back to original plans from the Wii about it being able to play DVDs. This was later removed from the Wii because Nintendo said standalone players are now widely available at low cost. Speaking to, …

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Google Want’s Us to Stop “googling”

What do Google, Kleenex, Band-Aids, Jell-O, Q-Tips, and Xerox all have in common? They’re all trademarked terms that are commonly used to refer to everyday items or tasks. The search engine’s dominance and success has led its own brand name to become synonymous with search. In fact, this year the term “google” was added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as a …

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New Apple Patent Filed

Apple has recently filed a new patent, which may give insight into some of their plans for the future.  The first patent patent would allow an iPod to record tunes from thin air, transmit samples of the songs wirelessly to a server that identifies associated media, and enable users to purchase and download them. It is also believed that Apple …

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Automated Script Finds Sex Offenders on MySpace

Kevin Poulsen, current Wired editor and former hacker, explains in a recent Wired article how using 1000 lines of code over several Perl scripts he was able to find an astonishing 744 sex offenders on MySpace. 497 MySpace users are found to have committed sex crimes against children, and six of these are considered to be repeat offenders. At least …

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Google Tells its Engineers to Slow Down

Over the past few years, Google has been pumping out product after product, most of which are still in “Beta” stage at the time they are released.  Eric Schmidt admits that Google has been so aggressive in introducing “a blizzard” of new products that “it’s confusing to almost everyone.” Google co-founder Sergey Brin is leading an initiative to see fewer …

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