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November 17, 2011
by sjvn01
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Google Music: Your Great Music Locker in the Cloud (Review)

I’ve been using Google Music since it was in beta. At first, it didn’t interest me that much. Yet another way to save my music to the cloud? How much good really was that? Well, after using it for several … Continue reading

August 30, 2011
by sjvn01
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Google and OpenDNS join forces to speed up DNS

What do you think the number one source of traffic is on the Internet today? E-Mail? Not even close. Conventional Web sites? Not way! Porn!? No, believe it or not, it’s not that either. The single biggest source of traffic … Continue reading

August 12, 2011
by sjvn01
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Ubuntu Linux makes musical friends with the Apple iPhone

Linux and Apple’s iPhones, iPods, and iPads usually get along about as well as cats and dogs. Oh sure, you can root a jailbroken iPhone to boot Linux, but that’s just a stunt. And, if you don’t mind living dangerously, … Continue reading

April 26, 2011
by sjvn01
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Netflix: Bigger than cable. Too big for the Internet?

According to the DVD and online video rental king Netflix’s last quarterly report, Netflix now has more subscribers than Comcast, the largest cable U.S. TV operator. 7% of all U.S. citizens now subscribe to Netflix. That’s great for Netflix but … Continue reading