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Portables (Apple)

+ - Europe to get 3G iPhone at year end

Submitted by pev
pev (2186) writes "The Register reports : "A new 3G (European) version of the iPhone will be launched Monday in the UK by Apple — in a joint promotion with Vodafone, T-Mobile of Germany, and Carphone Warehouse. It should answer the disappointment with the US version of the iPhone which has been widely slammed for its poor performance as a phone." This is especially interesting as in an interview Steve Jobs is credited as having stated one of the reasons they havent used 3G yet is due to battery life and chipset (physical) size."
Games

How Sega Can Save Sonic 97

Posted by Zonk
from the life-support-for-hedgehogs dept.
You may recall the conversation we had at the end of last year, riffing off of a Retrogaming article on how Sega ruined Sonic. 1up has returned with a response, positing how the company can save their mascot from the death of ignominy. Their advice is simple: Go Fast, ditch Shadow, make fewer games. "Remember Blast Processing? It was a sham, sure, but the idea behind it was a perfect summation of what Sonic was about: A game so fast that the Genesis had to be specially programmed to keep up with it. Slowing down to drink in the ambiance or whatever is pretty much the exact opposite of Blast Processing. Being forced to, say, go fishing in a Sonic game is like buying a Ferrari so you can take naps in the backseat."
Music

EU May Force iTunes Store To Accept Returns 252

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the putting-a-dent-in-the-bottom-line dept.
Sweet Harmony writes "ArsTechnica is reporting that the European Union may soon require online music stores to accept returns. A review of European consumer protection laws has highlighted online sales of 'digital content services' as an area where existing consumer protection laws need to be harmonized. 'The EC would like to standardize cooling-off periods along with other aspects of the EU's consumer protection laws. One of the issues being considered is whether the rules on consumer sales should apply to 'digital content services' like music.'"
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+ - Why is Slashdot's website so slow?

Submitted by ChocSnorfler
ChocSnorfler (663042) writes "Why is the Slashdot website so slow now? I know that there was a hotly contested competition to design the site's new look and feel — but the general effect seems to be that the site has slowed down a whole lot. I have judged this from use over a period of months. Do other users agree? Do we need to club together to buy Slashdot another 386/4Mb server to bolster the website?"

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