Month: April 2008

Radiohead Gives Up On Free But Cold Play Gives It a Try

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke decided to open up a little on the band’s “pay what you want” experiment from last year: “I think it was a one-off response to a particular situation… It was one of those things where we were in the position of everyone asking us what we were going to do. I

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Month: April 2008

Online Backup Wars: Mozy Responds to HP Upline

Mozy, the online backup solution I use and have mentioned a couple times, is responding to HP’s Upline debacle in an interesting way. First, some background information: Two weeks ago, HP released HP Upline, a service similar to Mozy that provides unlimited storage for $59/year. HP also released free accounts of the service, limited to

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Month: April 2008

Video Comments Are Here: This Could Be Huge… Or a Flop

TechCrunch made the announcement today that all of its blogs will have the option for you to leave video comments via a service called Seesmic. It’s a powerful idea with a dead simple execution. As a result, comments are now a mix of text and video. Take a look. Tweet

Month: April 2008

Review: SlingVine Makes Sending Files Easy

Slingvine is a free application that allows you to send files over the Internet. For me, it felt like a replacement to email attachments. Here’s how it works: You download and install the client on your computer. Then you right click on any file or folder in Windows and click on “Sling Selected Items.” This

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Month: April 2008

Month: April 2008

Review: Logitech VX Nano Cordless Laser Mouse for Notebooks

So I had an extra $50 that Amazon gave me for buying an HD DVD player and was interested in getting a new mouse for my computer. For my day-to-day computing needs, I’m a laptop user all the way (and have been since 2001) but still prefer a mouse attached over a touchpad. Maybe that’s

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Month: April 2008

Month: April 2008

Blockbuster Offers to Buy Circuit City

Wow. There’s plenty of buzz surrounding Blockbuster’s offer to buy Circuit City. Blockbuster’s reasoning is full of the usual business jargon: cutting costs, benefiting from complementary products, exploiting the growing convergence of media content and electronic devices, etc. All this will result in a “game-changing retail concept with a sustainable competitive advantage.” Tweet