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Tiny XP Rev 09: Windows XP with cuise control (Download Squad)

Jun 25th 2008 10:41PM Let's be honest here.

Microsoft doesn't really care if you pirate their software.

Enough people buy it to keep it running.

Piracy = dependence and spread of Windows.

Sony exec sees Eee-like PCs as having potentially negative impact on industry (Engadget)

Feb 27th 2008 5:37PM A "race to the bottom"? What kind of term is that?

Sony exec sees Eee-like PCs as having potentially negative impact on industry (Engadget)

Feb 27th 2008 5:23PM Yeah, who could possibly want affordable, ultra small PC's? Why would we want everyone to have a subnotebook that they could carry everywhere?

The problem here is that across the board, everything Sony makes is downright expensive. Is their stuff typically very high quality? Of course. Is it within everyone's price range? Of course not.

What he fails to understand is that the emerging subnotebook niche is not necessarily a replacement to full sized notebooks, but instead perhaps a supplement.

In economics, time and time again, a pattern is always seen: companies either adapt to the market and flourish or become so obsessed with their own agenda that they forget the consumer.


Everex gPC gets reviewed, thrashed (Engadget)

Dec 26th 2007 6:52PM Programs written for Mac or Windows will not run.

Jesus. Christ.


Just like the first person said, it's not intended to run Crysis.

They diss it for not having a 56k modem because this alienates the low end crowd. I actually agree with this.

But then, they come back and then they're mad that it doesn't support resolutions greater than 1280x800 because of integrated graphics. It's not EVERYONE'S PC, it's targeted at a niche market.

It would be like giving the Asus eee a bad review for its screen size and "toy-like" weight.

Folding@Home reaches Petaflop processing power levels (Engadget)

Sep 23rd 2007 1:03AM Don't be blown away by the PS3's 8 processors- it's a lot of power, but there's a lot of optimization work that has to go into it because it's such a crazy, unique architecture.

Also, don't think that 8 processors immediately blows away everything else- what they won't tell you is that the setup is one powerful processor and basically 7 weak ones.

The 360's cores are evenly balanced - 3 3.2gHz cores.

The Wii, on the other hand, is about 700 odd megahertz. Sure, that's not a lot, but everybit helps, and with as many users as the Wii has, it would be a huge help to the project.

I think it's time for the companies to tear down the competitive walls and work together.

Ben Heck lends his hand to emulation-friendly Gameport handheld (Engadget)

May 29th 2007 2:01PM Seriously, buy a PSP. You can't beat fullspeed NES, SNES, PS1, GBA, Gameboy Color, Genesis, and lots lots more.

Music execs chime in on DRM: it's lame, but it ain't going anywhere (Engadget)

Feb 14th 2007 8:54PM Just wanted to give my insignificant two cents on DRM.

Okay, here's my thing. Purchased music currently includes DRM, right? Well, here's the thing. This DRM is in place to present sharing, right? Well, the people that would BUY music in the FIRST place probably aren't all that into P2P, right?

So it kind of defeats the purpose. Music gets online other ways... I guess the delusionals at the RIAA think that DRM-free versions of music won't find its way online.

Just what I think...

Homebrew typing application for PSP pops up (Engadget)

Jan 20th 2007 10:01PM I personally own a PSP just for the homebrew capabilities. This thing is a mad emulation machine, especially since it now runs PS1 games fullspeed. BTW, the article mentioned that you can't open a .txt file on a PSP. However, this isn't true- the homebrew "bookr" reads .PDF and .TXT files flawlessly.

This is great app and an awesome first step. Why Sony continues to deny the PSP, I do not know. It drives me mad- even the PS2 continues to get more support from Sony. The US still hasn't seen any colors of the PSP besides the launch black, while other countries have 7 colors to choose from.

Just one example of why Sony drives me mad. (And BTW, I have consoles from all 3 companies in my house, and I don't really care for any of the 3 gaming co's.)

Apple TV up close (TUAW.com)

Jan 9th 2007 4:15PM About DVR functionality-

If it has got a USB port, doesn't it seem likely that one of those add-on USB TV tuners would work? We know it has an Intel processor, which implies x86 architecture. I think that there could be some compatibility there, especially if Apple wants it to happen.

MacHeist has begun, TUAW has 250 invites to give away (TUAW.com)

Nov 9th 2006 8:33PM I really, really want one. Hopefully, you guys will get 500.