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Windows 8 tablet demo scheduled for June? (Download Squad)

Mar 2nd 2011 7:55AM Is it me of does Ballmer look incredible aged in this pic?

Unscientific text entry speed testing reveals surprising results (Download Squad)

Jan 25th 2010 8:18PM Surprising results, but I need a physical keyboard to txt while driving. I rely on the feel of the home keys to keep from crashing lol

Would you pay to read the New York Times online? (Download Squad)

Jan 20th 2010 12:52PM Nope, not a chance.

Finally, someone sues Microsoft for Bing's name (Download Squad)

Dec 21st 2009 10:22AM No longer news, more old hat. But that aside, really you must have a personal distaste for M$FT.

I have to agree with inteller, if they were first; why did they not get the *.com domain? They will lose, even if Bing!'s success is hurting Bing, LLC's; first come, first own.

Square starts testing a mobile payment system for the iPhone (Download Squad)

Dec 2nd 2009 1:02PM my only concern is security of transactions, when using a device that isn't uniform, standardized and secure, e.g. a typical credit card machine. I think it'll be easier for the actual transaction to be compromised due to platform security issues.

Free Software Foundation throwing a hissy fit over Windows 7 (Download Squad)

Aug 26th 2009 7:54PM yep it's subjectivity's week to shine

It's time to say goodbye to Microsoft Money (Download Squad)

Jun 11th 2009 9:57AM gnucash, simple basic gets the job done.

WeeP5 makes other Wiimote gun mods cry home to their mamas (Engadget)

Dec 28th 2008 12:15AM pretty awesome toy, yet again if only the console matched it's awesomeness

Sony said to be hanging onto Cell processor for PlayStation 4 (Engadget)

Oct 1st 2008 12:07AM Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters!

P.S. - If that's the new design it looks sleek.

Google Chrome First Impression: Is It What You Expected? (Download Squad)

Sep 3rd 2008 3:27AM Chrome is nice, very good at isolating processes. I feel much more secure on it than I do FF3 or IE7; as far as IE8beta I don't trust beta MS files anymore been burned too many times. There are a few kinks to work out, but they appear to run everything nicely. Props Goog.