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An odd side-effect of music piracy

An odd side-effect of music piracy

I am on an active quest to learn Spanish, which is a bit complicated at times, as I often find that my developing Spanish language skills mixes with my French to become Franglish (Je suis tres cansado, pero...).

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Technology finally turns fantasy into reality

Technology finally turns fantasy into reality

Guest post: Chris Matyszczyk has found the perfect mashing of technology, fantasy and reality to fulfill his dream of owning a sports franchise.There are probably enough readers of this site who, bored with their jobs, their sniveling, ignorant bosses and the fact that none of their co-workers find them beautiful, use their laptops to fulfill certain fantasies.

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100 gigabits per second over copper?

100 gigabits per second over copper?

According to Penn State engineers, transmission rates of 100 gigabits per second are possible today over copper. But only on distances of less than 100 meters. And only with high-end Category 7 copper cables. These Ethernet cables are made up of four pairs of twisted wires shielded to reduce crosstalk. The Penn State technology could provide an alternative to glass fiber optics cables in computer datacenters where distances between systems are not too big. In other words, it would be possible to interconnect servers inside a building at speeds similar to the ones provided by more expensive fiber optic cabling.

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Retrevo plays matchmaker between consumers and electronics

Retrevo plays matchmaker between consumers and electronics

I use search engines, primarily Google, all the time to find mobile device reviews, specifications, manual, rumors, and other information. While Google is very good, it also returns back a ton of information that isn't always what I am looking for and I have to spend time weeding through the results. Last fall, there was a first launch of a vertical search site for consumer electronics. Today, the site was "relaunched" with a new clean UI, personalization capabilities, and consumer friendly data aggregation. In addition to helping you find what you are really looking for, Retrevo analyzes the information and produces a brief summary. As stated on their website, their first analysis service, Product Discovery Map is focused on the shopping and buying stages.

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Say goodbye to your hard drive?

Box.net's co-founder and CEO Aaron Levie announces OpenBox, a new offering where existing online services are integrated directly into Box.net’s online storage service in turnkey fashion, without the need for software developers to mash them up for you.

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