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Belkin hiring people to rate their products 5 stars?

Belkin hiring people to rate their products 5 stars?

Belkin has managed to find themselves in the middle of a public relations fiasco as they are being accused of hiring people to write fake ratings and reviews of their products on many online shopping websites. This comes shortly after posting on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk site, which offers a thing called “artificial intelligence.”

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Intel drops prices on processors with little notice

Intel drops prices on processors with little notice

Intel has taken the time to drop the prices for their Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo and Pentium processors, all while not drawing too much attention to the change.  This makes some of the Core 2 Quad processors a considerate amount cheaper than before.  See below for full price changes.

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Kingston now offering rebranded Intel solid-state drives

Kingston now offering rebranded Intel solid-state drives

Kingston Technology currently has  new solid-state drives (SSD) coming to store shelves for those of you who like a little more to choose from. The company has just announced two new enterprise-oriented SSD product lines, one being the E series and the other the M series.

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Helio Ocean 2 almost ready to ship after much delay

Helio Ocean 2 almost ready to ship after much delay

Helio is said to be readying the launch of the Ocean 2 or OZ2 as some may call it. This new flagship smartphone is the successor to the Ocean that was launched back in 2007 around the same time of the iPhone. The phone is said to be ready to hit store shelves as early as next month.

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Cydle packs HD Radio into their first T43 navigation device

Cydle packs HD Radio into their first T43 navigation device

If you’ve been in the market for a personal navigation device recently you may have noticed that there are so many new options on the market today. With all the options, manufacturers need to add features to their devices that put them ahead of the rest. Cydle is introducing the T43 navigator with features that just seem to sweeten the deal.

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Nintendo Wii sales set new industry records

Nintendo Wii sales set new industry records

Nintendo has set amazing sales records in the year 2008 due to the growing popularity of the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS gaming devices. Never before has a gaming console sold more than 10 million units in a single year, but Nintendo has almost accomplished this twice in 2008.

According to independent sales data released yesterday by the NPD Group, the Wii had a total sales number of 10.17 million units for 2008 with the Nintendo DS coming in as close second with just 9.95 million. In the last generation of gaming devices, Nintendo fell short against Sony and Microsoft with its GameCube, but this generation Nintendo has redeemed themselves with amazing sales.

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New report claims 95 percent of music downloaded is pirated

New report claims 95 percent of music downloaded is pirated

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry has released its annual report for 2008, stating in short that piracy is indeed becoming a very large problem. The rather large report makes many claims and tries to help better understand how to prevent it while educating people of the affect it is having on business.

Business efforts in the music industry today are being shot down by the increased availability of unlicensed music to the general public. IFPI is estimating that over 40 billion files have been shared illegally in 2008 alone, this brings the piracy rate of music files to about 95 percent. However there is no guaranteed way to track all of the illegal music transfers that are taking place. Music being downloaded, then burned to a CD and distributed make matters even worse.

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No bicycle lane? Create your own with LightLane

No bicycle lane? Create your own with LightLane

I really do envy all of those people out there brave enough to ride in the bicycle lanes that close to traffic.  All it would take is one distracted driver to clip you and end your cycling days. Sometimes having a red blinker and other various lights just doesn’t seem to catch their eye.

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Final Fantasy XIII won’t make it to US soil until April 2010

Final Fantasy XIII won’t make it to US soil until April 2010

Those of us die hard Final Fantasy players apparently will have to wait a while before getting our hands on the newest installation, Final Fantasy XIII. Square Enix said that they won’t be releasing it until next April, by next April they mean April 2010.

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Sprint takes a gamble with a $50 unlimited plan

Sprint takes a gamble with a $50 unlimited plan

We all know Sprint has taken a few big hits recently and needs more than good ideas to pull out of its slump. These days it is a rare find to get an unlimited wireless plan from a major name in the mobile phone industry. Sprint has just managed to change that by offing a new unlimited $50 wireless plan – via Boost Mobile.

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DROP.IO launches a new DROP.IO Manager allowing companies to simply share files

DROP.IO launches a new DROP.IO Manager allowing  companies to simply share files

Private file sharing company drop.io, inc. has just announced a very simple file sharing solution that allows professionals in businesses or organizations to centrally manage and share large data files. Many people already use the drop.io service as a central hub for project content.

The drop.io Manager extends the core sharing functionality by providing users with the ability to organize multiple drops from a single interface with many administrative, customization and privacy options. drop.io Manager is available in three different subscription options including Professional, Business and Enterprise.

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Voice controlled helicopters apparently coming soon

Voice controlled helicopters apparently coming soon

Tokyo-based Taiyo Corp. announced yesterday that they would soon be offering a toy helicopter than responds to your voice commands.  These helicopters will apparently be able to respond to Japanese and English voice commands.

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