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Eric H.

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Apple considers dropping the price on US TV shows to just $1 (Download Squad)

Feb 11th 2010 10:15AM This is pretty great news! If the shows were available shortly following the actual airing of the show and they included closed captions I would definitely shell out $1 per episode as opposed to waiting for it on Hulu (Hulu has closed captions which is required for me, but my internet has been kinda flaky lately so live streaming has occasionally been problematic).

Is eBook piracy the next big thing? (Download Squad)

Jan 26th 2010 8:38PM I personally don't want to pay for eBooks. However, I treat pirating eBooks the same way that I do Music. If I really like the Author/Artist I will buy the book/CD directly from the author/artist if possible. So far I have not downloaded any eBooks that I do not already own the actual hard copy of.

I know that is a fine like there, but I feel like if I own the actual book I should be able to have a digital copy of it. I might actually pay for the digital copy of a book if I was offered the option of tacking on 2-3 dollars to the price of the hardcover instead of an extra 10 dollars.

7 out of 10 Google users prefer Bing (Download Squad)

Dec 4th 2009 11:21AM My first gripe with MS and the reason why I would never switch over to using Bing even if it provided consistently superior search results over Google is this: Live mail adds a little tag line at the bottom of every single Email that you send advertising for live mail!!!!! Actions like that on free email services anger me so much. The lack of advertising for itself is honestly one of the features that I love about Gmail the most (and there is a lot to love) much and is why I have been using it exclusively for 5 years.

I know, I know this article is about using Bing Vs. Google Search and not Live Mail Vs. Gmail, but attitudes towards one section of your business will spill over to the other.

Also, as I have been using Google search for over 10 years. I love the simplicity. Even if Bing gave slightly superior results I would probably continue to use Google search as I much prefer to get a single text box to enter my search query and one or two simple buttons as opposed to a giant full screen picture of a monkey chewing on its fist with the search box not being front and center.

The great Google Wave invite giveaway! (Download Squad)

Oct 31st 2009 2:34PM Yaya! Google Wave invite ftw!

Google and Yahoo banner ads delivering trojans (Download Squad)

Sep 28th 2009 3:47PM Ultimately a site's owner is responsible for the content of that site. Therefore a site should be responsible for any problematic advertising that appears on that site. The Television networks are certainly responsible for any advertising that appears on their channels, not the advertiser that makes the advertising. Why should websites be treated any differently.

If you do not want to use an advertising service because you will not have the option to approve all advertisements that might appear on your site, well choose a different advertising service. No one is forcing anyone to use doubleclick.

Advertising coming to Google Voice? (Download Squad)

Jul 17th 2009 9:58AM I actually think that this is a great idea by Google and not FAIL by any means. Replacing the typical "ring ring" noise that you hear with a geo-targeted ad is a great idea and I think that I may actually enjoy listening to some different ad everytime I call someone instead of that boring old "ring ring". Also if they could detect while I am on hold and play ads during that time it would most likely be better than the usual hold music, especially if the ads were relevent. For example I am calling my cable company for some reason and they put me on hold for 5 minutes. A competing cable company could buy ad space to be played while on hold letting me know about their product, I may learn that I am getting ripped off by my current cable company and decide to switch.

Pirate Bay 2.0 plans coming along, and content providers are excited? Arrr, matey. (Download Squad)

Jul 17th 2009 9:49AM It is certainly a good idea, however I don't think they will succeed in getting me to purchase stuff from them for the same reason that I do not purchase music from iTunes. Granted iTunes has started to get better about this but for the longest time the mp3s were horrible 128k compression mp3s. If I am going to pay anymore than 25% of the album price to obtain a digital only copy of the album then I think I should be given an option to download a lossless format such as FLAC or at the very minimum V0 mp3.
I understand that iTunes could not offer lossless downloads due to bandwidth costs, however this system with shared bandwidth may be able to do so.

Is Google Chrome OS a Windows killer? Or just a Jolicloud killer? (Download Squad)

Jul 8th 2009 11:30AM As you said, this would be great on a supplement light weight computer, but not for the main PC for most people. However, I could easily see my grandparents being quite happy with having something like this as their only computer as they can barely figure out how to use the mouse, but they like to email and such.

By no means could this possibly be a MS killer. There are simply too many people who do not want to give up regular desktop functionality even in their netbooks. I however, may be inclined to get a Chrome OS netbook over an XP/win 7 netbook.

Using Gmail as an impromptu drop-box for any file type (Download Squad)

Jun 30th 2009 10:04PM I have been renaming executable files to send them to myself for years now with Gmail. I never thought about just not sending the email though. That is a nice trick.

I only hope that with you opening pandora's box of sending executables to yourself Gmail will not simply start scanning the header of the file to see whether or not it is a zip archive or an executable file. Of course that would in theory go against Google's motto eh?

Remember google staff! "Don't be evil"!!

Engadget's recession antidote: win a Microsoft gaming pack! (Engadget)

Jun 18th 2009 1:28PM ooOooh... Quantum of Solace eh? I would never have considered buying that anyway. I guess it may be worth playing if it were free.