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DivX To Your Xbox 360 November 30, 2006

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For those Xbox 360 owners who didn’t also have an XP Media Center box, DivX streaming from programs like Transcode 360 were always a far reach. Now with TVersity, you can perform on the fly WMV transcoding and streaming from any XP machine.

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Zune #2 In Sales Behind iPod November 30, 2006

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the Zune was only #18 on Amazon’s sales chart (it’s #17 now)—behind 12 varieties of iPods—Microsoft’s doing quite well this holiday season. Statistics released by NPD Group says that while the iPod is still number one, the Zune’s leapfrogged everyone else and claimed 9% of sales and 13% of total dollar share. Impressive, until you compare it to the iPod’s 63% of sales and 72.5% of dollar share.Looks like Microsoft’s 100 million dollar marketing spree is taking hold, at least enough for the Zune to beat everyone else except the iPod. Still, it wasn’t enough to let us find a Zune buddy at the airport.

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Dell 20-inch Wide LCD Display, $246 November 21, 2006

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Dell Home has $43 of instant savings on this very nice 20-inch wide LCD display. It also includes free shipping that would likely knock off another 20 bucks or so. The technical specs for this display are not-too-shabby with a 1680×1050 native resolution, 5ms response time, 800:1 contrast ratio, HDCP support, and DVI and VGA inputs. It also includes a three-year warranty from Dell.

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Michael Richards & the N word November 21, 2006

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Click on link below to see what he did.

The Use of the N word in a comedy club

Oscar-winning animated documentary Ryan Larkin November 21, 2006

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Oscar-winning animated documentary about the influential Canadian animator Ryan Larkin.
Incredible CGI.
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When is a good time to buy Tickets? November 20, 2006

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With its mind-numbing fluctuations, the airfare market is a whole lot like the stock market, and around the holidays, the last thing you need is more volatility in your life. Good thing your stockbroker, Farecast.com, just pulled up in his import. Hatched three years ago by a fed-up computer science professor, Farecast is currently expanding to most national hubs. It provides the usual price rundown, comparing fares from all the travel sites like Orbitz and Travelocity.

But Farecast then goes one step further and provides you a forecast of how the ticket price will pan out over the coming week. You get a recommendation to either “Buy Now” or “Wait” based on an aggregate of information your poor human brain could never fully process, mainly involving price history and market climate. Each decision comes with a confidence level expressed as a percentage—because nothing beats an honest algorithm. So far the company’s accuracy is at 75 percent and climbing. That’s a number you only wish your broker could hit.

Farecast is still in beta mode, though, so be prepared for some error messages and limited options (no one-way international flights). Also, there are plans to add more cities, but for now many main hubs have gotten the snub. You can, however, vote for cities to be added.

You may have your day yet, Boise.

If I Did It: The PS3 Robberies. November 17, 2006

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New Yorkers aren’t the only ones getting robbed as they stand in line for a PlayStation 3. In Massachusetts, two “thugs” robbed a line of PS3 cameras at gunpoint Friday night. When one 21-year-old line-stander tried to fight back, the dudes shot him in the chest and shoulder.

The guy’s in stable condition, but the masked gunmen are still on the loose, and are expected to pen a book in about ten years titled If I Did It: The PS3 Robberies.

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$1,000 42-inch Plasma November 17, 2006

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Vizio is getting a jump start on Black Friday by unleashing a legion of new HDTVs. Delivering the best HD bang for your buck is the new Vizio VP42, a 42-inch plasma that’ll go for $1,000 at Costco stores starting next Friday. It’ll have the same features as its P42 predecessor like HDMI inputs, 720p/1080i video support, and a built-in ATSC tuner, so it’s a well-invested $1k. Click through for pics and details on the rest of the Vizio line up.

Apple Iphone 2007 (the facts) November 15, 2006

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The Chinese-language Commercial Times on Wednesday cited Taiwan-based sources within Apple’s iPod component supply chain as saying the phone is due to arrive during the first half of next year.

The paper offered no other details of the phone or contract between the two companies, other than to say the initial build order was for some 12 million units.

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how to be interesting November 13, 2006

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The way to be interesting is to be interested. You’ve got to find what’s interesting in everything, you’ve got to be good at noticing things, you’ve got to be good at listening. If you find people (and things) interesting, they’ll find you interesting.
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