Weekly News for March 25th 2008

The best nerd news out there for the week of March 25th.

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News – It looks like the XM and Sirius just got the go ahead to merge! It's amazing what $5 billion dollars can do. What does this mean to the customers? Well according to Sirius CEO Mel Karmazin, he has repeatedly promised cheaper and better programming. So we will cross our fingers and hope for the best!

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 has FINALLY been released and I have not heard anything good or bad so far. I heard rumblings about some versions messing things up, changing settings etc., you know the same ol' thang!

Photoshop Elements 6 has shipped for Mac owners -$99! This is great news for anyone needing a cheaper alternative to Photoshop and looking for a better way to edit photos than good ol' iPhoto.

Mac's OS X turns seven this week. I can't believe it has been seven years already, I remember when it was still young and awkward…aww the memories.

Apple has released an updated version of the Safari web browser with a slew of performance, compatibility, and reliability tweaks. Safari 3.1 also adds support for CSS 3 web fonts, HTML 5 audio and video elements, and other web standards (plus lots of other nerd things). Oh yeah, it is suppose to be SUPER fast too!

Rumors – This has been a great week for rumors, first up is the one about Apple in discussions with the big music companies about a radical new business model that would give customers free access to its entire iTunes music library in exchange for paying a premium for its iPod and iPhone devices. Really?!?

Next up – Flash would finally be coming to the iPhone. One day the whole web is a buzz about the union, the next day, Adobe denies the whole thing! Wah Wah

Last but not least – For all you Mac Mini lovers out there, rumor has it the mini is not dead but will be receiving a complete overhaul and become a contender one more time!

Gadget – The coolest conversational piece ever! The Rubik's Cube table is inspired by the classic toy we all grew up with…and still have today! Makes a great end table, or put two together as a coffee table. But keep in mind they are $600 a pop! Wow, now that's expensive nostalgia.

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