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So I suppose a third tier dedicated to the NSA is out of the question?

The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday voted to ban the nation's phone and cable companies from creating a two-tiered Internet where they could charge additional fees for priority or unimpaired delivery of content. The committee voted 20-13 to approve Read More →

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10 Steps You Can Take To Guarantee Failure and Girlfriend 6.0 vs. Wife 1.0: A Comparative Trial

Wife 1.0 has an undocumented bug. If you try to install Mistress 1.1 before uninstalling Wife 1.0, Wife 1.0 will delete Read More →

Wii to be priced at "arm" rather than "arm and leg"

Its silly name may be good for a giggle or two, but the price point of Nintendo's Wii gaming console is no laughing matter. At a press conference earlier today, Nintendo senior managing director Yoshihiro Mori said the console's Read More →

And when we're through with JPEG, we'll reinvent the wheel

If anyone can replace the ubiquitous JPEG image specification, I suppose it's Microsoft. At the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference on Wednesday, the company said that Windows Media Photo, a new image format it announced last year, will Read More →

Honey, remember how disappointed we were when we didn't get our full Vonage IPO request?

Vonage customers who took the company up on its offer of reserved shares in its initial public offering are no doubt kicking themselves today after the stock took is first tentative steps, then slipped deep into the mud. Priced Tuesday Read More →

Yahoo and eBay: My big fat geek wedding

You can tell the adolescent Internet industry is growing up -- look how important relationships have become. This morning Yahoo and eBay announced a multi-year strategic alliance that will position them against common threats: Google and Microsoft. The Read More →


"Rental cars these days also have buttons all over the steering wheel, which makes me very happy. This is because like all rational, mature adults, I want to be Speed Racer. All I need is a child and his chimp Read More →

What do you mean you thought it was a good idea to draw up a contract?

If preaching about morals and personal responsibility is the Motion Picture Association of America’s strategy to demonize file-sharing, it might want to check its feet for clay. Or maybe the group belongs to the "ends justify the means" school of Read More →