top Is Buying an Extended Warranty Ever a Good Idea?
With their 5 day guarantee, if they don't have a refurbished item ready to ship back, why would they ever reimburse the original purchase price if their warranties are typically 12-15%? It would be cheaper to just refund the warranty cost.
The company promises to either fix an item and ship it back within five days of receiving it, or reimburse the customer for the itemâ(TM)s purchase price. If one of those two things doesn't happen in five days, SquareTrade refunds the warranty price.
top After 12 years of Development, E17 Is Out
I couldn't finish watching it because of that noise. I have no idea how the video author can stand it, unless it's something his recording software put in (trialware?).
about a year and a half ago
top US ISPs Become 'Copyright Cops' July 12th
I loved them when I lived in north San Jose but they only offer up to 6Mbps where I am now so I went with AT&T's u-verse dsl-only plan at 12Mbps. If sonic.net ever rolls out their fios here I'll sign up the next day.
top Google Pulls Support For CDMA Devices
I guess this means Sprint, who has been pushing Android phones very aggressively for the past 3 years, is left out in the cold too?
top HP Unveils WebOS Tablet, Plans WebOS Computer
At least for the tablet device, there's been talk of video-out support when docked to its inductive charging station.
top HP Unveils WebOS Tablet, Plans WebOS Computer
HP's acquisition of HyperSpace Linux last year, combined with today's webOS on PC announcement, makes me suspect that they will be using it as a fast boot option on their computers similar to ASUS's Express Gate.
top iPhone Alarm Bug Leads To Mass European Sleep-in
The Palm Pre and Pixi, when placed on the Touchstone magnetic induction charging dock, function as you described (displays time, large snooze button during alarms).
top ZoneAlarm Employs Scare Tactics Against Its Users
Have you actually tried to enable outbound filtering on a home PC? It's terrible.
top Facebook Launches Location Based Product
On a slightly surprising note, I found that the 'Include me in "People Here Now" after I check in' option defaulted to disabled. At least they got 1/2 right, and to be honest, if you only friended people who were really your friends, letting them check you into places isn't such a horrible thing.
top Tracking Down a Single-Bit RAM Error
Mission managers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., had been operating the spacecraft in engineering mode since May 6. They took this action as they traced the source of the pattern shift to the flip of a single bit in the flight data system computer that packages data to transmit back to Earth.
top New Malware Overwrites Software Updaters
Would you be willing to share the process you used to do that?
top EA To Charge For Game Demos
Looks like EA saw how successful Sony's GT-5 Prologue was and decided that this is a viable business model for eagerly anticipated AAA titles.
If the demo purchase price could be applied as a credit on the final release I would have no problem with this, but somehow I think the chances of this being the case are pretty close to 0%.
top What If the Apollo Program Had Continued?
I was going to submit this but found someone else already has; currently it's languishing in the firehose.
According to NPR's Morning Edition, NASA does not have the 'Lost Moon Tapes' containing the raw footage of Neil Armstrong's historic first steps on the Moon, after all. The article claims that the original Apollo 11 recordings were likely erased. Instead, the restoration is being done from the best of the broadcast-format video obtained from a variety of sources, not the original SST signal.
top NASA Loses the Lost Moon Tapes After All...
NPR's story is backed up by NASA's own press release issued today:
A team of Apollo-era engineers who helped produce the 1969 live broadcast of the moonwalk acquired the best of the broadcast-format video from a variety of sources for the restoration effort.
A three-year search for these original telemetry tapes was unsuccessful.
top On iPhone, Searching For Kama Sutra = Porn
Just watching the demo video of Eucalyptus's interface makes me want to purchase it. The search methods, content organization, page zooming, and page turning seem very well designed and polished to me. Integration with Project Gutenberg is a fantastic bonus.
Disclaimer: I have no relationship with either Eucalyptus or Project Gutenberg. I'm just a very impressed hopefully-soon-to-be user.
Hellgate: London To Be Closed, Possibly Saved?
Not having purchased or followed this game after release, I was wondering what the state of the in-game advertising is with this announcement? Will the single-player game still be downloading from the ad content servers, or will those go away as well?
I sort of feel bad for those who purchased lifetime subscriptions, but not really.
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