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Microsoft rumored to be making an offer for Symantec (Download Squad)

Sep 9th 2010 12:16PM This would suck! Forget AV. Symantec has bought a lot of companies over the years (ex. Veritas) and now has a nice collection of patents. This will let MS be even bigger patent d-bag bullies. Result, innovation is restricted and consumer loses.

Hybrid sales drop off for August; even Prius records a 37.5% decline (Autoblog Green)

Sep 2nd 2010 5:33PM The Volt is expected in November-ish. And the Leaf is coming soon, too. Sales may be keep dropping as people looking for high mileage cars hold out... or plan to wait and see.

Did Microsoft Russia leak the new Internet Explorer 9 user interface? (Download Squad)

Aug 27th 2010 11:12AM The vomit comment little much? My mood was a somewhat bitter when I wrote that, but IE continues to be too little too late. Despite being late to the game, IE8 also suffers from:

No peal off tabs. These are great in Chrome and Firefox. Chrome does it better, though. If you drag out a tab playing Pandora in Chrome it keeps on playing. Last time I checked, Firefox reloads the page.
The IE8 welcome wizard is so annoying (it's probably not a big deal for most people, but I have to use lots of different computers for work)
IE8 is very inefficient with real estate.
I like a "home" button next to my go-back/go-forward buttons.
I like the yellow background on the address bar when the site uses SSL, not a little padlock off to the side. That's so Netscape.
The "Internet Options" dialog box is, well, too much.
Browser updates require a reboot.
...The list goes on and on

Man, I hope the IE9 team is listening because I still need IE for certain webapps.

HDHomeRun CableCARD will feature three tuners in time for the holidays (Engadget)

May 11th 2010 6:00PM Does it still not support analog channels?
That is why I couldn't use the older one. I have Comcast and most of our unencrypted channels are still analog and won't work. I love the idea, though.

Disgruntled ex-employee bricks and "honks" over 100 cars using the web (Download Squad)

Mar 19th 2010 12:04PM That's awesome! How could a perfect system like that ever get bad press?

I understand you meant "brick" as in bricking an iPhone. But when I first saw that headline, I imagined a different kind of bricking (as in, through the windshield). ...how he threw a brick using the web I did not know.

Shocking Omission? First 2011 Chevrolet Volts reportedly won't be E85 capable (Autoblog Green)

Feb 18th 2010 12:37PM @LS2LS7 -- I figured someone would point out that heating an empty car all night is inefficient. I know. The car has a computer and if my cheapo house thermostat and run on a timer, there's no reason the car's can't. Or, enable climate control from a remote when the car is plugged in. There are a lot of convenience options available here and we should be thinking.

I'm sure full-on A/C or Heater (in a non-ICE car... no pun intended) uses lots of power and could cause critics to badmouth the car's range saying it's completely impractical in July or January when there are easy simple solutions available. I haven't heard of any of this available on the Volt. If they were in the car at launch, I'm sure Chevy would be bragging about them. If they aren't, I would hope they show up in the 2nd or 3rd gen (or in a firmware update :) ).

Shocking Omission? First 2011 Chevrolet Volts reportedly won't be E85 capable (Autoblog Green)

Feb 18th 2010 10:19AM @Invisible - I agree, that makes sense. Just because they're
planning on selling the Volt, doesn't fasttrack GM to sainthood and
I'm not surprised by omissions like this. GM is still GM.

GM is mass producing something pretty revolutionary here, so I'll
cut them some slack. This is an expensive gamble and to be viable
they need to keep costs as low as possible considering the R&D. They
are clearly leaving some pretty obvious features out of the first
years model in addition to E85 support. For example: The engine
can't recharge the battery. And, there is already a powercord
running to the car at night, why can't you set climate controls to
keep the inside temp over 55 or below 85 degrees (heating or cooling
a car off battery will drain lots of power & range during those first
4 miles).

But E85 is 15% gas. For trips where you don't need gas, 15% of
nothin' is still nothin', and that's good enough for me.

Netflix plans to unleash streaming video for the Nintendo Wii (Download Squad)

Jan 13th 2010 4:28PM That's good news, but you can stream Netflix to about any device now (TV's, blu-ray players, Roku, XBox, toasters, a tennis racket, etc.). What would be cool is if you can control playback by steering the Mario Kart Wii wheel or if big explosions in Michael Bay movies cause the Wii mote to vibrate.

VIDEO: Who Stole The Electric Car? movie trailer (Autoblog Green)

Sep 18th 2009 2:53AM The voice-over guy sounds like Jesse Ventura.

More Chrome OS clues - and it's sure sounding like a bootable browser (Download Squad)

Sep 2nd 2009 2:22PM I see that your clock/battery info was taken from the source code, now. Including the screenshots gave the impression they were a source of information and you were giving some level of legitimacy to them. Seems Alexei thought so, too, and not that they were a sample of what has been speculated.

Paraphrasing information obtained from a source. Adding comments. Packaging the information for easy distribution and consumption. Throw in some advertising revenue. That's journalism. Don't sell yourself short, you're a journalist.