Our desktop buying guide has undergone yet another update, and with your help, it has greatly improved from the first day of publishing. Since December, all of the systems have reduced in price -- mostly thanks to the launch of new products, such as Intel's Core i3-530 and AMD's Radeon 5670. We've reached somewhat of a dry patch as far as major product launches go, but Fermi and more is just around the corner. Feel free to share your thoughts on the current guide here.
MPAA brags about how awesome the movie business is; right after it claims file sharing is destroying the industry You gotta love the MPAA for the sheer Hollywood brashness of two recent press releases, that the Washington Post's Rob Pegoraro decided to compare and call the MPAA on its blatant dishonesty. The first press release, from back in December, was all about how the internet and file trading were killing the industry... Techdirt
Microsoft and Sony's strategy in the motion controller business It is no great surprise that, despite Microsoft's slowly building focus on Natal, Sony is likely to beat it to market with its PlayStation Move motion controller. The noise and heat generated by the rumbling PR campaigns behind both technologies occasionally mask the reality... Eurogamer
Google to shut China search engine Google has drawn up detailed plans for the closure of its Chinese search engine and is now "99.9 per cent" certain to go ahead as talks over censorship with the Chinese authorities have reached an apparent impasse, according to a person familiar with the company's thinking. Financial Times
Apple's spat with Google is getting personal It looked like the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Three years ago, Eric E. Schmidt, the chief executive of Google, jogged onto a San Francisco stage to shake hands with Steven P. Jobs, Apple’s co-founder, to help him unveil a transformational wonder gadget -- the iPhone -- before throngs of journalists and adoring fans at the annual MacWorld Expo. NY Times
5 Browsers and the modes of transportation they resemble Firefox: Fairly well-rounded, but nearly unusable because of all its stupid add-ons. CollegeHumor