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FCC asks us all: what, exactly, is broadband?

You'd think they'd know this by now, but the Federal Communications Commission is always full of surprises. The FCC has put out a Public Notice asking the wise to help them define "broadband." Well, not exactly "define" it. Hold your breath...


Pirate Bay’s Supposed Buyer Says Everything’s Awesome. So Why Are Its Allies Running?

The company that wants to buy The Pirate Bay and turn the file-sharing haven legit says its plans are moving full-steam ahead. But it seems to be having a hard time convincing its own team.

Since announcing its plans in June, Swedish software company/Internet cafe outfit Global Gaming Factory X has seen a succession of allies jump ship.


Video Review #949: Hiper Anubis Case

The Hiper Anubis Case is a mid tower case made from 100% high grade 6063-T5 aluminum using patented welding technology which means it's fairly heavy but extremely strong. As a matter of fact it can withstand weight up to 100KG or 220 LBS. So this could be the toughest case ever made, but I won't recommend using it as a stool! Watch the video to find out more and check out the bloopers at the end.


Video Review #951: NZXT Tempest Case

The NZXT Tempest Case will be a big hit amongst enthusiasts. Affordability is obviously very important to most folks and this case is very well priced considering what's included. Air flow is crucial and with 6 included fans (4x120mm & 2x140mm) this case is king in that department. HDD storage space is also vital and with space for 8 HDDs this is not a problem. Another big plus is it's compatible and tested with many well known water cooling radiators which can be mounted at the top of the case using the pre-drilled holes. This is one of the best mid-tower cases on the market!

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Get your Windows 7 Release Candidate while you can (that means today)

Been meaning to try out Windows 7 for free before taking the plunge on a final retail copy? Then you might want to get your act together, as today is the last day that you'll be able to download the Windows 7 Release Candidate direct from Microsoft itself. If you can spare a few minutes, however, we might suggest first checking out our Windows 7 install guide to get a taste of what you're in for, and, of course, our full Windows 7 review, which is quite possibly the next best thing to actually using it.


Google Voice revives free calling to Canada, eh

Google Voice users with friends and relatives living north or the border, rejoice. Not that calls to Canada are overly expensive in the first place, but the Google Voice team has decided to eat that marginal expense — just as they did when they were GrandCentral — and make calling to Canada free once again. That’s right Google Voice users, the next time you need to call and taunt your Canadian friends when your team is playing the Blue Jays it won’t cost you a dime. Now if only you could initiate those calls from a nifty little app on your iPhone without having to jailbreak…


Scientists make bendable, transparent LEDs

Organic light emitting diodes, or OLEDs, promise to bring a great deal of flexibility to where we can put a display—literally. Because of their organic components, it should be possible to create flexible and transparent displays, opening up a large number of potential uses. But now, just as OLEDs may finally be ready for the consumer market, some engineers have figured out a way to get many of the same properties using inorganic LEDs (ILEDs), using a method that's so simple, even a biologist could understand it.


Apple Triple Play: iTunes, App TV and Apple Television

There’s not much of a business yet in Apple TV, as the Apple’s (AAPL) leadership often notes. But there may be soon, with the market for connected TVs evolving as it has been. In a research note issued this morning, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster says the time is right for Apple to release the next iteration of the Apple TV — one that offers DVR capabilities and supports iTunes TV show subscriptions.


Video Review #555: HIS X850XT PE/X850XT VIVO 256MB AGP Video Cards

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Video Review #556: Vantec 3.5" NexStar 3 Enclosure

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Video Review #557: Cooler Master Real Power 550W Power Supply

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Video Review #558: Plextor PX-716UF DVD DVD±R/RW External Drive

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