Windows Vista SP1 and Windows XP SP3 due in Q1 ’08

Windows Vista SP1 and Windows XP SP3 due in Q1 '08 – The first service pack for Windows Vista is on its way, and PC Magazine has a preview of an early private beta version. [Digg Main]
Windows Vista SP1 and Windows XP SP3 due in Q1 '08The first service pack for Windows Vista is on its way, and PC Magazine has a preview of an early private beta version. [Digg Main]
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If you’re in the market for a new phone and the Blackberry Curve has caught your eye, don’t go walking into an AT&T store just yet. Amazon is offering the device for a cheap-as-hell $49 without any rebates whatsoever. Yup, just plug in your credit card, place an order, and you’ve got yourself a Curve for under fifty bucks.

One slight issue. If you break AT&T’s terms of service agreement in 181 days after the purchase, you get hit with a $250 fee from Amazon in addition to the normal fees AT&T will charge you. So tread carefully on this amazing deal.

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KDE 4 Beta 3 – Screenshot Tour

A rather in-depth screenshot tour of the new KDE 4 beta 3 booted from a LiveCD.
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PatentMonkey: NEC Gets Cell Phone Smart File Downloading Patent

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Apple notes it is the only player one of two players in WiFi enabled smart phones offering expanded reach when cell coverage is, well, not so good. This week, NEC was issued a related patent on wirelessly downloading files by selecting between cellular or WiFi networks reminding us that the iPhone is going to launch with so many cool features, and will most happily step on some toes in doing so.

NEC has been working a bit with WiFi enabled cell phone technologies. Details on the latest after the jump… (more…)

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You would think that Perry Ellis, a "respectable" department store clothing maker, could afford something half-way decent to hand out to its customers -- but you would be wrong. Like many designer products, after you get through the ornate packaging and custom plastic box, it's just cheap junk from China. In this case, that cheap junk happens to be a 64MB (that's right, megabyte) USB flash drive. Of course, you'll be thanking Perry when you've got a place to store one big Photoshop file.

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