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.

Dell to Sell Napster Service to Campuses

Dell announces a program to sell discount Napster subscriptions, servers, and digital music players to colleges and universities.

Cool Tech

EU Rejects Software Patents Directive

The European Parliament has rejected a proposed law for regulating software patents across the EU, leaving other patent regulation to member states.

Web

Smith Micro Buys StuffIt Developer Allume

Smith Micro has acquired Allume Systems, Inc., developers of Mac and Windows utilities as well as StuffIt compression technology, for $12.65 million in cash and stock.

Computing

Alienware Ships Dual-Core Area-51 7500

Alienware has shipped its Area-51 7500 desktop system, featuring dual-core processing and Nvidia SLI graphics.

Computing

60 Million Podcast Users by 2010?

The Diffusion Group is forecasting that podcasts and other forms of time-shifted audio will have 60 million users by 2010, representing 75% of the portable media player market.

Cool Tech

AMD Says Evidence-Preserving Motion Granted

AMD says a judge has granted its motion that about 30 third parties must preserve relevant evidence and information related to its antitrust suit against rival chipmaker Intel.

Computing

Don’t Blink! Gamers May See Things Faster

Think video games hone your reflexes? Researchers find that heavy video game players may spot items in a busy environments up to 100 milliseconds faster than "mundanes.

Gaming

Mod an Xbox, Go to Jail?

A UK graduate student has been sentenced to 140 hours of community service for selling modified Xbox systems.

Web

HP Gets Groovy with Apple’s iPod shuffle

HP adds Apple's Flash-based iPod shuffle music player to its product lineup.

Apple

Commerce Dept. to Keep Control of TLDs

In an explicit policy reversal, the U.S. Commerce Department has announced it does not intend to turn over administration of the Internet's country codes to ICANN.

Computing

Handmark Gets a Grip on ZAGAT To Go

Mobile app developer Handmark is taking over distribution and development of Zagat guides for handheld devices.

Mobile

Vendor Strategy Critical for IPTV Providers

TDG Research issues a report stating IPTV providers must carefully select supply strategies and outsourcing to avoid rollout stumbles.

Cool Tech