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    The 2016 Vaporware Awards

    No one would still be alive after that many wings and burgers.
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    Microsoft To Appeal UK 'SkyDrive' Ruling

    If you have to have some grudge against Sky, it is that it is owned by Murdoch.
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    The How And Where Of Fireworks Injuries

    Those percentages are 101% of the injuries. Go wonder.
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    Sony Still Not Answering DRM and Used Games Questions

    Well, considering that the movie has a 2-hout length (maybe 4, if you watch it 2 times) and CoD has a 8 hour single player game length, which means you should be entertained for 4x more time, a 3x price increase sounds fair. And this is not considering that there is a multiplayer element which...
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    Germany: Xbox One Is A Monitoring Device

    You could also stream it with Skype to your friends... :rolleyes:
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    Germany: Xbox One Is A Monitoring Device

    You could just turn Kinect off.
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    The Death Of The DIY PC Is The Death Of The PC

    So am I, although I'm 34. but you know what, more and more I suggest people get notebooks or pcs from OEMs, instead of suggesting assembling them (the exception when it is a gaming or high powered PC). For non-enthusiasts, OEM, with their warranties and services are a much better option for them.
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    An Android Phone Can Hijack An Airplane?

    From the article, his framework needs to be deployed to the plane's system. But nowhere says how that deployment is made.
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    Xbox Live Account Helps Immigrant Stay In The U.S.

    They do, but considering that between countries in the EU you can move freely and that many countries do have immigration progams for former colonies citizens, they are quite open.
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    Microsoft Surface Pro Sales Hit 400K In A Hurry

    IIRC, the Surface Pro has been sold out since its launch, which means that they are probably having manufacturing issues and would be able to sell more if they were available.
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    Fake Fingers Used To Fool Hospital Biometric Scanners

    Fingerprint biometrics and authentication is the easiest to fool biometrics. There are much harder ones, like vein matching and retinal scan that are much more difficult to fool and require the person there to do the authentication, as they require blood flow to autheticate. But most...
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    Fake Fingers Used To Fool Hospital Biometric Scanners

    This sort of fraud is quite common in Brazil.
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    Your Facebook Likes Reveal Your Age, Gender and Ethnicity?

    There is a case study in Data Mining regarding how using data mining technics Walmart was able to find a patern that allowed them to move beer six-packs near diapers and had a 30% improvement on sales. All because they found out a pattern where men buying diapers also bought beer.
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    PS4 Will Out-Power Most PCs For Years To Come

    Well, if Steam boxes will be on par with the Xi3 Piston ($1k, worse specs and less AAA games), then they won't stand a chance against consoles.
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    Icahn Demands Dell Pay $16B Dividend To Avert Fight

    Dell made the mistake of telling everyone in advance he would do this. He should had kept it as a secret up until closer to the buyout, so ill-intende opportunists like this guy wouldn't be able to do stuff like this.
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    Windows 8 Touch-Screen Laptop Price Cuts Coming

    Odd, my 60-year-old mother-in-law is in her first pc (and it is not touchscreen) and asked me to install Windows 8 for her. So far (and it has been 2 weeks) she hasn't called me with a problem or difficulty in using it (of course, I gave her a very brief explanation on how to use the Charms bar...
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    Apple Says The App Store Is Not a Monopoly

    Not sure you know what Free market capitalism is. There is no regulation, so there is no getting caught and fined. This only happens if there is some form of regulation, to prevent anti-competitive initiatives.
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    EA Partnership with MS to be Announced at Xbox Unveiling?

    Well, in MS defense, EA owns Bioware.
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    Apple's Amazing New Patent

    This.
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    Microsoft Investing $3B In Dell

    Is hosting a website free? How much do you pay for the bandwidth and storage to sell software online? Also, you'll have to provide a secure payment system for your customers, secure data storing and so on. All this adds up to the cost. Would setting up and maintaining this be cheaper than...
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    Microsoft Investing $3B In Dell

    This. For Dell to go private, they need money they don't have, so they get investors to buy part of the company. Moving to only a few stakeholders, they can de-list themselves from SEC. If MS wanted to become a PC maker, they would have done this before.
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    Microsoft Investing $3B In Dell

    To be fair to MS, if an app sells 25k the charge falls to 20% (for all sells made, not only after 25k).
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    Sony CEO On The PS4: Why Go First?

    Most people don't have the skills nor the desire that comes with assembling an htpc, installing OS and softwares to play games. Many just want to be able to plug in a device, put in a game disc and play the game.
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    AMD Hires Two Chip Veterans

    Well, considering Qualcomm was a division of AMD, I'm more inclined to believe AMD realized they made a mistake in the past and is trying to undo it.
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    Video Games Are 'Electronic Child Molesters'

    Incredible. When you don't have a good reasoning to support your ideas, just throw in a child molesting accusation so people will support it. I wonder where our current civilization is headed. The social forecast so far looks grim.
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    Analyst Predicts Xbox Brand Will Be Sold To Sony

    Suggesting to sell the Xbox division to Sony was what you thought was crazy? I think the possibility to selling it to Barnes and Noble much more crazier. Not to mention mentioning that Apple Cloud Services would be dominant while MS disappear (Apple Cloud currently runs on MS cloud as IaaS).
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    Give Up The PC? Get Real!

    Now, that would be an interesting movie...
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    Seasonic X Series 750W PSU

    Seasonic is a Tier 1 PSU manufacturer. Also, Corsair AX line uses the same internals that the Seasonic X series (Corsair only puts their logo on it).
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    Marvell Loses Patent Case, Damages Top $1B

    Actually, in Brazil as well. Universities own patents to things that are researched in them. If I recall correctly, the University, the crew and the head of the lab hold equal parts of the patents.
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    New Dead Space 3 Trailer

    Praise for an EA game? What has happened to this forum?
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    Apple Wins Micro-SIM Patent

    So, after getting its nano-SIM card to be the next SIM standard, earlier this year, they have this patent granted. What's next? Sue all phone manufacturers to prevent them from building phones?
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    Quote of the Day

    So you would become the MonopolyTM character?
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    McAfee = McAfree

    So, are we to expect the US will arrest him and surrender him to Belize? (He is not an American citizen anymore). The irony is that those who claimed that Assange should be extradicted to Sweden will be the first to defend that McAfee should not be extradicted to Belize.
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    Steam Hardware Survey: November 2012

    Well, I haven't participated in this review. But I have 16 GB of RAM. =)
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    Judge Might Trim Apple’s $1B Verdict

    Samsung is Korean.
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    GeForce Experience Beta

    Isn't this the point of a beta? (To iron out the bugs found by the testers)
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    Judge Might Trim Apple’s $1B Verdict

    There is a simple solution out there. Take employees and fans of both companies, provide them with pikes, axes, swords and spears and let them face each other on open field. Also, sell the rights to the combat transmission and profit.
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    AMD Amends Wafer Supply Agreement with GLOBALFOUNDRIES

    Did anyone else read Water instead of Wafer?
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    Burger Making Robot Can Make 360 Per Hour

    Also, if robots start making our food, it'll be easier for them to take over the world. They can hold the food and makes us die from hunger or poison us.
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    Burger Making Robot Can Make 360 Per Hour

    Usually, less skilled people are the majority of the population. If they are put in a situation of despair they'll resort to violence and you'll probably be watching civil war take place.
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