Weekend tech reading (3.30)

By on March 30, 2008, 10:15 AM
Asus, Creative clash over Xonar EAX support According to O'Shaughnessy (Creative VP of Corporate Communications), the Xonars do not support EAX versions 5, 4, or even 3. The cards, he says, are "falsely reporting EAX 5 capabilities" and failing to deliver a "genuine EAX Advanced HD experience." Touché. TechReport.

WordPress 2.5 released The improvements in 2.5 are numerous: multi-file uploading, one-click plugin upgrades, built-in galleries, customizable dashboard, salted passwords and cookie encryption, a WYSIWYG that doesn’t mess with your code... Wordpress.org.

Microsoft responds to the Byron report After months of speculation, Dr Tanya Byron's report on the effects of video games and the internet on children was released yesterday to a largely positive reception. Telegraph.co.uk.

Newspaper Print Ad Sales Fall 9.4%, Most on Record U.S. newspapers suffered their worst drop in print advertising sales since industry record- keeping began 57 years ago, hammered by the housing-market slump and competition from the Internet. Bloomberg.

The iPhone Is No Desktop People are willing to make a device that you can drop in the toilet or leave in a taxi cab the next desktop computing platform. Ridiculous. PCMag.

TorrentSpy Shuts Down A little over a year ago, TorrentSpy.com was still the most visited BitTorrent site, but times have changed. After an expensive two year battle with the MPAA, TorrentSpy decided to throw in the towel and the site has now shut down permanently. TorrentFreak.

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