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Get a Replacement Device and Lose all your DRMed Purchases

From cosumerist.com >Microsoft Has No Answer For Their Broken XBOX Live DRM [Drm] >Reader Kevin’s XBOX 360 suffered the usual Red Ring of Death, so he sent it in to be repaired. He got back a different XBOX 360 with … Continue reading

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Time to Delete my Yahoo Account

It’s a shame that Yahoo has just agreed to support OpenID only days before Microsoft announces they want to by them. I’d love to use OpenID with my account, but I won’t go near anything from Microsoft…

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If True, Apple’s Rental Model is Doomed

According to reports, Apple is planning on offering movie rentals via iTunes. Apparently, these will be $3.99 for 24 hours. What a crock. Apple seems to forget that the 90s are over. Selling a rental for a specific time, downloaded … Continue reading

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DRM for Real World Objects

Imagine if real world objects, like paintings, photographs, digital cameras, etc had DRM. I just got a new camera and I’ve been having fun taking pictures of my daughter. But every time I take a picture, I’m probably violating somebody’s … Continue reading

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Streaming BBC iPlayer Stinks

So, I thought I’d give the iPlayer from the BBC a try. It comes in two flavors: A downloadable application and a Flash player version. The downloadable version is Windows only, so I had to try the Flash version. I … Continue reading

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