Microsoft granted Page Up Page Down patent If patenting the obvious is considered something of an art form in the world of IT, then Microsoft is undoubtedly an old master. The Page Up Page Down patent it has been granted would seem to confirm this. ITWire.

Hack Your Wii for Homebrew Apps and DVD Playback Despite the fact that it ships with a DVD drive, for whatever godforsaken reason, the Nintendo Wii doesn't support DVD playback--until last week, that is, when a homebrew hacker released a tool that enables DVD playback on your Wii. Lifehacker.

Firefox to get massive JavaScript performance boost Mozilla is leveraging an impressive new optimization technique to bring a big performance boost to the Firefox JavaScript engine. The code was merged today and is planned for inclusion in Firefox 3.1, the next incremental update of the open-source web browser. Ars Technica.

The best-selling video games of 2008 (so far) A new alliance of organizations that monitor video game sales has released the Top Global Markets Report, the first in a new series of monthly tallies detailing video game software sales across the U.S., U.K., and Japan.

(Free Download) Desktops v1.0 Desktops allows you to organize your applications on up to four virtual desktops. Read email on one, browse the web on the second, and do work in your productivity software on the third, without the clutter of the windows you're not using. MS Technet.