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Google Docs Drawings Snap-to Connectors Released!

It’s official, Google has released the update to Google Docs Drawing application that adds “snap to” or anchoring behavior to the connectors in their Visio-like diagramming tool (seen above). Without this functionality, connectors on a diagram made with the drawing tool were not connected (or “aware”) of any other shapes on the diagram. This meant […]

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Halo Reach Leaked Online – Live Stream Available

CVG is reporting that as of this evening Halo Reach, the entire game, has been leaked online about 3 weeks before the official release date; September 14th. Apparently NeoGAF’ers were some of the first to notice the leak when hackers (modders from the GameTuts community) circumvented the press access-wall that Microsoft had setup on Xbox.com for […]

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Walmart Taking $199 Preorders for Xbox 360 Kinect

Since E3 everyone has been speculating what the Microsoft Kinect (originally called Natal… the video-motion-control stuff) with most pundits agreeing that anything over $99 was going to back Microsoft into a nasty corner of “new tech that no one wants”. Well Gamasutra is reporting that Walmart has started accepting preorders for the Kinect at $199: Is this […]

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E3 Day 2 Twitter Highlights

E3 Day 2 Twitter Highlights

If you’ve been following Patrick at E3 you already know what is going on, even what he ate for lunch. But if you haven’t, here are the highlights from the last few hours (the dude is a machine): Dead Rising 2 is just like the first one only prettier. 3D on PS3? not impressed. Watching […]

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Microsoft Games the Bing Search Results

Saw this on Digg, they are search result comparisons between Google and Microsoft’s new “Bing” search engine with an $80 million ad campaign behind it: Given those results, I have to imagine Microsoft is going to allow advertisers to pay for higher search result placement — which, like this, will give us more helpful and […]

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Windows 7 – 4GB vs 8GB Performance

When I originally installed Windows 7 64-bit, I had 4GB in my machine. While the performance improvements I saw were noticable and appreciated, it was clear that Windows 7 was more than happy to consume all the RAM I could possibly throw at it: At the urging of Grant Gochanuer (happy owner of 12GB of […]

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Thoughts on Windows 7 After 3 Days

Introduction It is no mystery that I’ve been part of the parade yelling “Vista Sucks!” since it’s inception – I’ve even taken the time to review Vista’s shortcomings for everyone willing to read it by only taking a look at changes in one program as an example of the half-assed decisions made throughout the entire […]

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Video Games Show First Signs of Dominating Entertainment Market

From cdfreaks.com: At least in terms of consumer spending, retail video games were more popular than DVD and Blu-ray discs in 2008, according to an international research group. Games accounted for 53 percent of entertainment software spending worldwide, Media Control GfK International said. These figures do not include movie or game rentals. The momentum is […]

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