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Archive | April, 2011

How Illinois Bloggers Can Still Make Revenue From Recommending Products on Amazon

If you live in Illinois, North Carolina, or Colorado you cannot join Amazon’s affiliate program, Amazon Associates. For Illinois residents, after Governor Quinn signed the “Amazon Tax” law in March, Amazon gave Associates until April 15th before it severed all relationships with Illinois-based Amazon Associates. Now that April 15th has come and gone, Illinois residents […]

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Today’s Google Doodle Celebrates The Royal Wedding

Google has gotten a bit carried away with their Google Doodles lately celebrating everything from  the 50th anniversary of the first man in space to Harry Houdini’s 137th birthday to the 119th anniversary of the ice cream sundae. Critics blame Bing’s image of the day for the reason Google has gotten so Doodle-happy lately. Today’s […]

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PlayStation Network Still Down And Probably For Another Week; Personal Data of 70 Million Stolen

Between the 17th and 19th of this month, Sony’s PlayStation Network and streaming service Qriocity were compromised through an intrusion into the network. Sony was aware of the intrusion on April 19th and shut the service down as a result, first posting of the outage on April 20th. Since then, the PSN has been unavailable […]

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April 26th is Cord Cutters Day

Happy Cord Cutters Day! It seems a lot of technology is getting their own celebratory days lately since we just celebrated World Backup Day. Today’s Cord Cutters Day is organized by GigaOM and includes local meetups and prize giveaways. Cord cutting refers to ditching your cable subscription in favor of other cheaper but legal options […]

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On Ars Technica’s Article Aggrandizing Crunchyroll; A Real Look At What Anime Fans Want

Earlier today, much respected tech news site Ars Technica ran an article called Competing with free: anime site treats piracy as a market failure. Unfortunately, even though the article is written by the same hard-hitting author, Nate Anderson, who wrote the must read HBGary-Anonymous articles, this article comes off as a puff piece at best and […]

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Earth Day 2011 Tech News

Happy Earth Day 2011! I was hoping to add solar panels to my home this Spring but the local vendor never got back to me. After crunching some numbers, with current solar panel prices/efficiency, electricity usage, and incentive rebates I decided to put the extra money towards the mortgage as a wiser investment. I’ll be […]

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