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.

File-Swappers Spend on Legal Digital Music?

The BBC and UK's The Register report on a study which says file-sharing Britons are also the biggest spenders on legal digital music.

Web

Apple Revs iBooks and Mac minis

Apple Computer updates some affordable Macs, speeding up and improving the iBook portable line while (finally!) doubling the default RAM installed in Mac minis.

Apple

Who’s Got Your Backups?

The SANS Institute survey of the top 20 security vulnerabilities for the second quarter of 2005 has some surprising entries: backup software.

Computing

Yahoo Gives Itself a Widgie

Yahoo has announced its acquisition of Pixoria, Inc. and its Widget-making software Konfabulator, as a technology to enable unique tools built on Yahoo's XML content.

Apple

Sony to Enable Web Browsing for PSP

Sony Corporation announced it will release a free version 2 firmware upgrade for PSP in Japan next week which will let the portable gaming units surf the Web.

Gaming

Because Nothing Says “Windows” like “Vista”

Microsoft has announced that its forthcoming major revision of Windows, codenamed "Longhorn," will be named "Windows Vista."

Computing

Feds Charge Seven Companies over Porn Email

The Federal government has accused seven U.S. companies of hiring others to send email which illegally used pornographic messages to promote adult Web sites.

Computing

DVRs Seen in Nearly Half U.S. Homes by 2010

JupiterResearch projects DVRs will be in 47 percent of U.S. homes—and 63 percent will have HDTV—by 2010.

Home Theater

Cable and Satellite Deals Won’t Help TiVo?

A report from The Diffusion Group posits that deals with cable and satellite providers won't boost to TiVo's bottom line enough to help the company survive.

Home Theater

It’s the Content. Really. At Least In June.

The Online Publishers Association's Internet Activity Index finds that its Content category gained the largest share of online time in June 2005.

Home

Gartner: 2.6 Bln Cell Phones in Use by 2009

Survey firm Gartner Inc. says global sales of cell phones will reach 779 million in 2005 and climb to over 1 billion a year by 2009, by which time more than 2.6 billion cell phones

Mobile

Blinkx Offers Free TV, Radio Searches

New service Blinkx offers to search radio and television programs for your search terms, and optionally deliver the results to you via RSS or SmartFolders.

Computing

HP Decimating Workforce

Hewlett-Packard announced today it plans to cut 14,500 jobs, or roughly ten percent of its 151,000 workers.

Computing

TiVo: Watch the Ads – Please!

TiVo has updated its service to enable customers to respond instantly to specially-designed ads, and to enable ads which display logos even when users try to skip them.

Home Theater

Sprint, Verizon to Offer EA Mobile Games

Mobile phone providers Verizon Wireless and Sprint have announced they will offer mobile phone video games from Electronic Arts.

Mobile