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European regulators could force Microsoft to unbundle Internet Explorer (Download Squad)

Jan 19th 2009 2:33PM Should Apple be forced to unbundle Saffari as well?

This really is ridiculous. Does this mean Europeans will have to go to the store to buy their browser of choice on a disc?

Nobody is forced to keep using Internet Explorer, just like nobody if forced to keep using Safari. Pretty much every desktop OS comes bundled with a web browser.

Barack Obama - President 2.0? (Download Squad)

Nov 7th 2008 9:35PM I disagree with you. I think him blogging would help him connect with the people.

He doesn't need to blog every day, or every week even, but blogging can be of great benefit. It can help people get involved in politics, because right now, there is a great disconnection between government and the people, and it is because people are so busy with day to day work and life.

The Internet and computer technology have caused this, and now it will help fix it. Before, people could lobby for their causes, now it is mostly corporations who have big budgets to have lobbyists in Washington working full time. How is an individual person supposed to compete with that?! Imagine if the President had a blog, where everyone in the country could read and comment. People could actually lobby for changes they want and agree with. Opinions could be heard without people having to completely change their schedule. The government would be back in the hands of the people, just how it should be.

This blog wont completely fix it, but as part of the government framework, it could definitely make a difference.

It is time the people take back the government, and I think Obama knows exactly what he is doing.

Of course, he hasn't even been inaugurated yet, and this is all speculation on how he could use his blog.

Microsoft launches Windows Azure: Cloud operating system (Download Squad)

Oct 28th 2008 8:27AM What purpose would it serve to have a thin client and the operating system on the other side of the continent. Microsoft already has "Terminal Services" with Windows Server, so it's already done. It is only satisfying for employers and IT people.

Regular Joe-Sixpack or Joe the Plumber would probably rather have an OS on their local hard drive, and not in a data center.

Majesco cooking up recipe for delisting (Joystiq)

Aug 29th 2008 11:59AM Delisting from Nasdaq isn't the end of the company.

The Treo Pro makes its video debut, inches towards launch (Engadget)

Aug 19th 2008 6:28PM Every smartphone comes with shitty headphones. It really sucks, I wish they would put some effort into their headphone design and make them more confortable, especially since you can't use just any ol' pair of headphones due to the jack being too small or proprietary, instead we're stuck with buying an adapter on ebay to use better quality headphones; sometimes the adapter is 20 CM long and going for a jog turns into skipping over dangling wires.

Oh, they want us to purchase A2DP headphones...I get it.

Foreign Object Debris detection and removal systems bring safety bots to the airports (Engadget)

Aug 9th 2008 5:16PM iRobot is also a corporation that manufactures the Roomba, a robot vacuum cleaner.

Plus many other types of robots.

ASUS Eee Box gets... unboxed! (Engadget)

Aug 1st 2008 2:42PM @Andrew

Nobody is jealous Andrew. The author of this post was referencing information from the original story (read link), which shows (a photo) that the PS3 is HUGE compared to the Eee Box.

The Eee Box though is much more similar in size to the Wii. Everyone and their grandmother knows how compact a Wii is.

Wii gets rechargeable battery packs with Sanyo's Eneloop (Engadget)

Jul 24th 2008 2:17PM There actually is a benifit to this charging station. The battery and the station do not need to make actual contact, because it uses a magnetism to charge the battery...kind of like wireless electricity, only it needs to be right in front of the charger.

This means, you can leave the Wii Condom on while you charge. The battery does not have any contacts on the outside.

Does anyone EVER click the Read link?

Transistors on paper become a reality (Engadget)

Jul 22nd 2008 3:17PM So will this rival RFID? Or will it enhance RFID?

Rogers caves on iPhone 3G plans, offers up 6GB for $30 a month (Engadget)

Jul 9th 2008 11:24AM My hardware upgrade is coming at the end of the month! YAH!!

But I don't know if I'll get the iPhone, since I was never really interested in it, but I am very glad Apple created the iPhone. If there is one thing Apple Fanboys are good at, it is whining and creating a huge fuss. I can't beleive they actually managed to get an evil corporation to offer decent data rates.

I will never hate on an Apple Fanboy EVER again.

Btw, with these three year contracts, you get a hardware upgrade every year as long as you had no collection activity (account in good standing). So even though it IS a 3 year contract, that does not mean you have to stick with the same plan and same phone for the whole 3 years.

Today is a good day. :)