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Remove comments from your web experience with shutup.css

I have a love/hate with blog comments... I love to hate them. (ba-dum tssss -- I'm here all week, folks. Don't forget to tip your waitress (Seb)) No, but seriously, there are times when the comment area of an otherwise useful blog post gets filled up with bluster and vitriol instead of helpful supportive comments. While I don't mind healthy debate, sometimes things get out of control, like they...

Twitter app helps Zune HD inch closer to having a real platform

The Zune HD has awesome hardware. The NVIDIA Tegra chipset lets you play 720p HD video for up to 8 hours on this low power device that weighs just 2.6 ounces. It's also thinner and smaller than an iPhone or iPod Touch. There's just one problem: There are thousands of applications that run on those devices, while there are just about a dozen or so apps for the Zune HD. And that means that for the...

Go-go-gadget... The Engadget Show!

Residents of New York City beware... Engadget is planning to take over the Tishman Auditorium at Parsons The New School for Design for the evening on September 13th! That's right, ladies and gentlemen, the folks over at Download Squad's sister blog Engadget are excited to announce the first taping of The Engadget Show, a monthly coagulation of interviews, round-table discussions, video clips,...

Gdgt launches: A community site for gadgets and gadget users

Engadget founder Peter Rojas and former editor Ryan Block are launching a new project today called gdgt. The web site isn't a gadget blog, but rather a portal for gadget specs, reviews, and other information as well as a social networking site that lets users create profiles with lists of the gadgets they have, want, or had. If you're not interested in creating a profile and sharing your gadget...

iPhone Pwnage tool released, links to video and announcement

When the iPhone Dev Team announced on April 1st that their team was being dismantled, and their intellectual property was being swallowed down the gullet of some fat-cat enemy of the people, Some sites took the bait (albeit with a small dose of skepticism). Now that the fog that is April Fools Day has lifted, the iPhone Dev Team has revealed that, like Hilary Clinton (and Rocky), they are not...

Check out our awesome new commenting tools

You may have noticed that we've done a little spring cleaning with our commenting system lately. Sure, it may almost be winter, but that's beside the point. The point is that leaving a comment on Download Squad posts has never been easier or more fun. Here's how it works. If you've never left a comment before, just click on the comment link at the bottom of a post, and enter your name and email...

Blog pirates on the horizon!

The rise and rise of blogging as an online phenomenon has relied heavily on the ability of social nature of blogs - as each blog links into one another or as larger blogs link to and report on stories breaking on smaller specialist blogs. But while linking and references may be the lifeblood of blogging, there's a submerged undercurrent of blogs and Web sites looking to get something for nothing,...

Do you know where your customers are?

Gen Y, a term sometimes used for those 20-35 years old, are old enough to be (some of) our kids but more importantly make up our next generation of clients. This generation, defined more by popular culture than by age, is an Internet-hungry and online-casual bunch. Currently, there are about 76 million of them in the U.S., not a bad market slice. They communicated first via Instant Message and...

No, there is no Google Phone in the works, or is there...

Looks like our hopes for the development of the highly anticipated, and much rumored Google Phone have been stomped out. Richard Kimber, a managing director of sales and operations in Google's South-East Asia office, says that Google will not be entering the crowded handset market, but Google is obviously investing in the software side of things through partnerships with existing handset makers. ...

The future of Windows Mobile

Our friends at Engadget got a sneak peak at a new Samsung Ultra Messaging device, set to go on sale soon in the Asian markets. What makes this noteworthy is that the device is obviously running a version of Windows Mobile (check out the telltale soft buttons on the bottom, not to mention the Windows logo), but this is most definitely not Windows Mobile 6. Or if it is, it's one heck of a plugin...

Blog Juice Calculator

Text Link Ads is providing an interesting utility that will allow you to index your blog's importance in some specific categories versus other blogs in the same space, called the Blog Juice Calculator. You can also compare your site's relative importance to the top performers. For example, Download Squad gets a very respectable 8.4 in the Computers / Technology category, which puts us about tied...

Wal-Mart leaks Zune price?

Engadget reveals that Wal-Mart has seemingly leaked Microsoft Zune pricing at $284. That isn't a bad price for Microsoft's highly hyped mp3 player. You never know until the whole thing is released. We'll see if the price is around the supposed $284 when it comes out, but I hope it is, because that is very reasonable, especially from Microsoft. I gotta say now I am torn. I like the idea of Zune,...

Samsung announces 32GB and 64GB CompactFlash cards

That's gigabyte, not megabyte folks. All the professional photographers with Compact Flash (CF) cameras stood and clapped. Those without CF didn't. Engadget has you covered for this Samsung announcement, but what this means for downloaders is that when new devices come out like Zune, and as they start to include CF card slots, or other types of media, You will be able to pop in a CF card and...

How to serve video to your TiVo

TiVos are smart little pieces of hardware, but by design can only play TiVo-encoded video files, which is a shame. But if you've ever wanted to do more with your TiVo, you can. Will O'Brien over at our sister site Engadget has penned a great how-to on making your TiVo serve up video files from any networked computer. The keystone of the tutorial is TivoServer, open source software that masquerades...

How to back up your blog

Will O'Brien over at our sister site Engadget has written a great guide to backing up your blog. It's a Linux-centric view of getting a secure, automated backup system set up that will preserve not only your posts, comments, etc., but also all of your blog's files, including themes, media, etc. Will recommends you have the following before attempting his method: A webhost with SSH (secure...