Archive for April, 2007

USB Memo Holder

USB Memo Holder

This USB gadget might just get the gold star for most retarded gadget of the week. It’s the USB Memo holder, because obviously you need a USB hook up to hold your memos.

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Let people know who’s calling with the Push Ringer

Let people know who’s calling with the Push Ringer

I personally hate listening to people's ringtones. It's like they can't understand just how crappy they sound. The worst are the MP3 ringtones that play a really loud part part of the song on a phone that's not meant for listening to music. What you end up with is a bunch of noise that you can't even understand.

I'm all about jumping on board with the guys over at Emotive. Apparently they have a product that can override someone's ringtone. Just use their “Push Ringer” and your buddy's phone will go off with the ringtone you picked out, not theirs.

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Microsoft gets into the barcode business

Microsoft gets into the barcode business

Some people feel like they have to re-invent the wheel all the time. Microsoft it would seem is one of those companies. No, I'm not talking about creating the Zune to compete in the MP3 player world, or even the Xbox to take on the gaming community. No, I'm talking about something far more simplistic, something that no one would dream of competing against. Yes, I'm talking about barcodes.

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China sells 244 legal copies of Vista

China sells 244 legal copies of Vista

Boy, if people think that Vista's sales are slow over here in the US, you should see the sales figures coming in from China; it's not good.

“Not good” doesn't even begin to describe it. Only 244 legal copies of Windows Vista were sold in the first two weeks. That's pathetic.

There does seem to be an issue with pirating over in China, but still you'd think that more than 244 copies would be sold. Maybe they're smart enough to realize they are doing just fine with Windows XP.

Only 244 Copies of Vista Sold in China [via crunchgear]

AMD in the red

AMD in the red

I really feel bad for AMD, I was always a big fan of their processors, all but one of my machines is powered by their processors. Unfortunately, when Intel released the Core 2 Duo, I couldn't help but make the switch. Apparently I wasn't the only one.

Yesterday AMD reported a loss of $611 million. Granted, a portion of that can be attributed to their acquisition of ATI, but slow processor sales and stiff price competition from Intel had a lot to do with it.

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