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  • Alonzo Mourning Accused of Hit-and-Run Car Crash While Driving Porsche
    By on July 25, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments


    ​A Miami art school student is set to file a lawsuit against Alonzo Mourning claiming that the former Heat star crashed his Porsche into the student’s car on the Julia Tuttle Causeway early Sunday morning before fleeing. Mourning did return to the scene, however, nearly an hour later in a separate car driven by his wife Tracy.

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  • Launch Date: Final Fantasy X Debuts in Japan, Helps PS2 Overtake N64
    By on July 21, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    It’s the 10th anniversary of Final Fantasy X (in Japan)! In today’s Launch Date column, we look at the history of Square’s famous RPG, the hype surrounding it, and how FFX helped the PS2 overtake the Nintendo 64.

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  • The Tour de France: The Worst Sport That’s Worth Watching
    By on July 21, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Generally speaking, I like watching sports. I’ll sit through extra-innings in baseball, scoreless hockey games and, when nothing else is on, pool. Even if I have no personal investment in who comes out on top, there is something fundamentally appealing about witnessing an entire lifetime of practice and struggle culminate in achievement. Somebody has to win, and success, much like sex, is fun to watch even if I’m not the one having it.

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  • Top General: Defense Department IT In “Stone Age”
    By on July 20, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    CWmike writes “U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James ‘Hoss’ Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was sharply critical Tuesday of the the department is pretty much in the Stone Age as far as IT is concerned,’ Cartwright said. He cited problems with proprietary systems that aren’t connected to anything else and are unable to quickly adapt to changing needs. ‘We have huge numbers of data links that move data between proprietary platforms — (more…)

  • GameStop going head to head with Steam, announce they will get Battlefield 3 download exclusive
    By on July 20, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    A new investor-driven study predicts that retailer GameStop’s new digital strategy will lead the company to grow to $1.5 billion in annual sales volume by 2014, thanks in part to its recent purchase of Impulse.

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  • Bejeweled Maker Hits Jackpot: EA Acquires PopCap for Up to $1.2 Billion
    By on July 15, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    EA announced Tuesday that it will buy PopCap for $650 million plus stock and earn-outs, which altogether could add up to as much as $1.2 billion.

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  • Apple Hopes To Drop Samsung As Chip Supplier
    By on July 15, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    danomac writes “Apple is testing out new chip suppliers, trying to find a supplier other than Samsung. Apple is currently suing Android phone manufacturers, and Samsung is included in the lawsuit. ‘Apple faces several hurdles should it want to make a switch to TSMC, including patents and chip design issues as well as a push by Samsung to retain the business. … Analysts and other sources had previously said TSMC, the world’s largest contract chip (more…)

  • Even BPA-Free Plastic Not Always Safe
    By on July 15, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Even BPA-free plastic can leach hormone-like chemicals, research shows, and there’s no way to tell which products pose the risk.

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  • Thanks for Giving Back Derek Jeter’s 3,000th Hit, Now Fork Over $14K in Taxes
    By on July 15, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Christian Lopez may be kicking himself right now. The dude who caught Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit opted to give the ball back to the team instead of keeping it and selling it for upwards of $250,000 at auction. The Yankees thanked him by showering him with four box-seat tickets for the 32 home games left in the season. A pretty sweet deal for a Yanks fan except for one thing:

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  • Houston Rocket Yao Ming Retires After Nine NBA Seasons
    By on July 11, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Amid a plethora of injuries, the Rockets’ Yao Ming retires

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