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.

AOL Buys Xdrive

America Online has acquired online storage firm Xdrive as a building block for the company's forthcoming AOL.com Internet site.

Computing

FTC Settles Advertising.com Adware Charges

Advertising.com used to give away an anti-spyware program which (clever clever!) installed adware. Now the AOL subsidiary has settled with the FTC and promises to play nice.

Computing

Apple Launches Japanese iTunes Music Store

At long last, Apple Computer has launched the Japanese version of the iTunes Music Store. But will Japanese music-lovers be willing to pay more than $0.99 a song?

Web

Mozilla Hatches For-Profit Subsidiary

The non-profit Mozilla Foundation has launched Mozilla Corporation, a for-profit subsidiary to capitalize on the success of Firefox and Thunderbird.

Computing

Online Consumers Still Not Into Blogs, RSS

Forrester Research finds 6 percent of consumers read blogs and only 2 percent use RSS. But broadband households watch less TV!

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Crucial Ships 1GHz Ballistix Memory

When you can't compress enough video, make enough DVDs, or record enough TV, memory maker Crucial adds 1GHz RAM to its Ballistix line.

Computing

RadioShack: So long Verizon, Hello Cingular

RadioShack kicks Verizon and CDMA to the curb and signs a 10-year cell phone deal with Cingular, plus re-ups for another 11 years with Sprint.

Mobile

Worldwide Semiconductor Sales Up 6.5 Pct

The Semiconductor Industry Association reports worldwide semiconductor sales rose 6.5 percent during the first half of 2005 compared to 2004.

Computing

Want Ads? Ask Jeeves

Less than two weeks after finalizing its acquisition by InterActiveCorp, Ask Jeeves is rolling out paid ad listings on its search engine.

Computing

Ford Getting Sirius for 2006

Ford will begin offering Sirius satellite radio this month as a factory-installed option on some 2006 vehicles.

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Australia Bans GTA: San Andreas

The Australian Office of Film and Literature Classification has revoked classification of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, effectively banning the game.

Gaming

Microsoft Seeds Windows Vista, IE7 Betas

Microsoft has seeded beta 1 releases of Windows Vista—formerly Longhorn—and Internet Explorer 7 to developers and corporate workers.

Computing

Minimo: Mozilla for your Cell Phone?

The Mozilla Foundation has released a previous of Minimo, a Web browser for Windows CE mobile phones which uses the same technology as the Firefox Web browser.

Mobile

Handhelds Jolt U.S. Video Game Sales

A new NPD Group survey finds retail sales of video games in the U.S. increased 21 percent during the first six months of 2005, as surging popularity of handheld games offset declini

Gaming

The Kids Are Online

A new report says that today nearly nine out of ten teenagers in the U.S. have online access. Adults? Only two out of three.

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