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  • Nintendo To Launch Black Wii in UK in Time for Christmas
    By on October 28, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments


    Nintendo is launching a limited edition black Wii games console in the UK for Christmas 2009, prompting the Spinal Tap-inspired question in the office: “It’s like, how much more black could this be?”

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  • Coyotes Owner to Sell Franchise to NHL
    By on October 28, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Phoenix Coyotes owner Jerry Moyes has agreed to sell the franchise to the National Hockey League. Moyes agreed to the sale during a hearing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Phoenix Monday.

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  • Basketball Mascot Lives Atop billboard for Ticket Sales
    By on October 28, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Flash Fox, a mascot for the NBA D-League’s Utah Flash, is currently living atop a billboard in order to boost team ticket sales.

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  • Laptop Fires On Airplanes
    By on October 27, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    The risk posed by lithium batteries on airplanes is not exactly new news to this community; but the issue is starting to get wider exposure. Reader Maximum Prophet points out that as usual xkcd gets it right, and sends in an NY Times article calling the batteries a fire risk that clears security. “More than half of the 22 battery fires in the cabin of passenger planes since 1999 have been in the last three years. One air safety expert suggested that (more…)

  • How To Make Photoshop Faster On Slower Computers
    By on October 27, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Of course, the easiest way to get rid yourself of almost all performance issues is to have the money to buy a new, faster computer. Let’s say you have an average PC/Mac and whenever you start Photoshop, it takes some time to load high resolution images or rendering a filter.

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  • Top 10 upcoming DirectX 11 games
    By on October 27, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Top 10 upcoming games that showcase some great DirectX 11 potential

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  • Top 10 upcoming DirectX 11 games
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    Top 10 upcoming games that showcase some great DirectX 11 potential

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  • Internet Probably Couldn’t Handle a Flu Pandemic
    By on October 27, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Several readers including mikael and gclef noted a report from the General Accountability Office suggesting that it should be Homeland Security’s job to make sure the nation’s business can flow during a pandemic. In particular, if H1N1 sends workers and schoolchildren home in large numbers, GAO thinks it might be a good idea for ISPs to prioritize traffic (favoring commerce over games, say), to reduce network speeds, and possibly to shut down high-traffic (more…)

  • Ashley takes Newcastle off market
    By on October 27, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Newcastle owner Mike Ashley ends his attempt to sell the club and aims to sell the naming rights to St James’ Park to increase revenues.

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  • Dodgers’ Owner Frank McCourt Fires Wife Jamie
    By on October 27, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has fired his wife Jamie from her position as the team’s chief executive officer, three sources told The Times, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation. It is not clear whether Frank McCourt waited to act until the Dodgers had concluded their season.

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