Geoff Duncan

Geoff Duncan

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Geoff Duncan writes, programs, edits, plays music, and delights in making software misbehave. He's probably the only member of the Digital Trends staff who's played on hit records and had code running in space. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

Google Talk Offers IM and Voice Features

Hoping it's better to be late to a party than not to show up at all, Google launches its free beta Google Talk instant messaging and voice-over-Internet service.

Computing

Akimbo to Pitch Baseball-over-IP

Akimbo announces it will be offering official Major League Baseball content via its Internet-based video-on-demand service, including condensed games, highlights, and historic games

Home Theater

Toshiba, Sony Give Up Unifying DVD Format

Media reports from Japan indicate Toshiba and Sony have broken off talks intended to produced a unified next-generation DVD format.

Computing

Google Desktop 2 Beta Watches Your Habits

A public beta of Google Desktop 2 adds RSS feeds, email monitoring, stock quotes and more to the company's desktop search tool - and it also watches what you do.

Apple

SmugMug Ties User Photos to Google Maps

Online photo-sharing site SmugMug now lets users tie their photos to Google Maps by entering a street address or GPS coordinates.

Photography

Sun Jump-Starts Open-Source DRM Project

Sun Microsystems is taking aim at Microsoft, Real Networks, and Apple by starting an open-source digital rights management (DRM) project called the Open Media Commons.

Computing

E-Waste Toxins Rising in China, India

Hey, whatever happened to your old television? Onsite research from Greenpeace International reveals high toxin levels at ewaste "recycling" centers in southern China and India.

Web

Vodafone: Is that a Ferrari in your Pocket?

Vodafone K.K. will start selling the tiny Sharp V302SH phone in Japan August 19; however, it's hoping a special red Ferrari Edition will rev up sales.

Web

Akamai Mapping Major News Web Traffic

Akamai unveils its Net Usage Index which tracks and maps global online attention to news stories. But what does it tell us?

Computing

Google Files to Offer $4 Bln in Stock

Google says is wants to offer 14.76 million new shares of stock, which would be worth over $4 billion at Wednesday's closing price. But how does Google plan to spend that money?

Computing

No iTunes Deal for Nokia N91 Music Phone

Nokia says there's no deal to include the popular iTunes Music Store in its forthcoming N91 multimedia phone, but third-party developers could put the two together.

Mobile

Comcast Offers Users Free Security Software

Comcast offers Windows-using broadband customers McAfee VirusScan, Personal Firewall Plus, and Privacy Service for free.

Computing

Microsoft: Base Xbox 360 Price is $299

Microsoft has revealed its forthcoming Xbox 360 video game system will be priced at US$299; in Europe, the system will debut at 299 euros, and cost 209 pounds in Britain.

Gaming

Report: Broadband Users Rarely Back Up

Broadband users want data fast, but don't really care about keeping it: The Diffusion Group finds less than half back up their home data more than a couple times a year.

Home

Dell Customer Service Drops; Apple’s Shines

The American Consumer Satisfaction Index finds that Dell's once-lauded customer service has declined to match the industry average, while Apple's support stands out.

Computing