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"Slacker Portable Player" Plays Your Own Customized Radio Stations


Some people may have already heard about the Slacker software service which allows you to create your own customized radio stations on your computer, but now you can transfer those customized stations to the Slacker Portable Player to listen on-the-go. read more »

Every Living Thing All in One Place: The Encyclopedia of Life


 

 

 

 

 

With 1.8 million named species out there, it's nearly impossible to categorize them all into one neat catalogue. Nevertheless, that's not stopping the guys over at The Field Museum of Natural History, Harvard University, Marine Biological Laboratory, Smithsonian Institution, and Biodiversity Heritage Library who have all banned together to launch the Encyclopedia of Life, which hopes to document all 1.8 million species on their state-of-the-art website. read more »

Has Apple Created a Monopoly with the iPod and iTunes?


In many ways, Apple does a firm grip on the MP3 player and digital music market with its iPod and iTunes empire. Some people believe that Apple has been unfair in these respective markets from a consumer standpoint, saying that Apple overcharges for iPods and also for music at iTunes. read more »

Saudi Blogger Detained Indefinitely


Fouad al-Farhan (center)Fouad al-Farhan (center)

On December tenth, Saudi blogger Fouad al-Farhan was detained for questioning by the Saudi Interior Ministry. In a case that has invoked international condemnation, possible charges against Farhan have not been elaborated on, except for a brief statement by a Ministry spokesman, stating that, Farhan was detained "for violating rules not related to state security." read more »

Use Your Nintendo Wii as a Stereo to Play Your MP3 Music Collection


If you were lucky enough to get your hands on a Nintendo Wii this holiday season, you may have gotten more than just a gaming system. A recent press release has stated that certain gaming consoles, like the Nintendo Wii and the Playstation 3, are able to act as a stereo receiver to play your online music collection. Find out how... read more »

Whose Bright Idea Was That? The New York Times Magazine Ideas of 2007



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They're not the best, not all the most promising .... They're not even the most popular. The ideas are not necessarily good ideas. They are not categorized by science, technology, or other standard classifications -- only alphabetically ordered. But the New York Times Magazine's 7th Annual Year In Ideas has picked 70 ideas just for your interest that have been percolating around the world in 2007. read more »

The Future of Despotism: Blogging the Iranian Presidency


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While some in the U.S. may feel that a lack of governmental transparency here has led to significant shortfalls in recent policy decisions, those in Iran are getting the chance to chime in on policy while simultaneously learning a little bit about the mind of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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Skype Offers New High Quality Video as a Free Download


For anyone who has ever made video calls over the Internet, with a company such as Skype, you've no doubt gotten frustrated with the choppy 15 fps (frames per second) video that looks a lot like somebody doing the robot with a strobe light Background. Skype has found a solution to this problem with their latest version, Skype 3.6, which offers High Quality (HQ) video with 640 x 480 VGA-quality video at 30 fps. This is almost like viewing the video call in DVD quality. The best part is that the Skype download is free. Check out the difference in picture quality... read more »

Top Digg Contributor's are Frustrated: Is Mixx the Answer?


Digg is an online technology community who counts on the user's of the community to vote on their favorite technology news stories rather than editors. Digg has been online since 2000, and they are currently one of the top websites in the World. According to the Alexa traffic rankings, Digg is currently ranked as the 117th most trafficked website in the World (24th in the U.S. alone). Lately though, some of Digg's top contributors are becoming fed-up with Digg's community policies saying that they are unfair, and even saying that the Digg community is driven by possible conspiracies that involve burying certain stories or topics within the site. read more »

Only in Dubai: A VPN as Illegal as Porn


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On Thursday, the UAE's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), an organization that regularly bans websites in the Emirates, declared that subscribing to a UK based Virtual Private Network (VPN) is as illegal as ‘smuggled DVDs or pornography.' read more »