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Skype Testing Out 10 Person Group Video Calling

Remember the optional party line feature available from your telephone company back in the late 80s and early 90s?

One girl from your entire group of friends would have somehow convinced her parents to add party line to their phone, she’d call up a handful of other awkward preteens, and you’d all sit there in silence together, with …

The Evolution of E-mail Spam

Every now and then, just for laughs, I go through my spam folder and see what the idiot scammers are currently trying out on their intended victims. While the specific language varies, the scams are largely unchanged since I began paying attention about ten years ago: help me get money out of my country, I’ve been robbed and need your …

Philips Touts ‘World’s First Cinema Proportion 3D TV’

Philips recently unveiled “the world’s first cinema proportioned 3D TV” at the IFA consumer electronics show in Germany. The line will be called Cinema 21:9 Platinum Series TV.

It’s comprised of a 58-inch screen shaped into a super wide 21:9 aspect ratio, which is the same used in most movie theaters. Aside from the big screen, …

3D Blu-ray Playback on PS3 Delayed

Time to put your sad face on because Sony is delaying the firmware update that will allow 3D Blu-ray playback on your PlayStation 3. There doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason for the delay that was announced back in January at CES. Alas, you won’t be able to dive into that ginormous catalog of 3D Blu-ray titles until October.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab: The Specs Sheet

Samsung has finally made its 7-inch Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab, official.

The company’s press release states that the Galaxy Tab “will be launched in Europe in mid September, and in other markets including Korea, the US and Asia in coming months,” though there’s no mention of price yet.

Here’s a look at some of the …

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