May 172007

Ars Technica gets a sneak peek at the proposal from the Treasury Department to target eBay auctioneers and gives us their analysis.


The IRS has made no secret of the fact that it wants Internet auction companies like eBay to provide more information about high-volume sellers to the government in order to help close the “tax gap” between what Americans owe and what they pay. But now the official proposals are finally on the table, and Ars has had a look at the documents. Here’s what you can expect if the changes go through.

But this isn’t a change that will apply to all eBay sellers; in fact, most will be exempt from the new reporting requirements.


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May 162007

For EA and its industry brethren, USC is looking more and more like it will be an invaluable source of talent and ideas.

That’s because the university is in the process of forming what it calls the USC Games Institute, an “umbrella of activity” surrounding the research, development and design of video games that is set to encompass the various programs of study currently being held at the university’s engineering school, its School of Cinematic Arts, its Annenberg School for Communication, its Institute for Creative Technologies and its Roski School of Fine Arts.

Link to C|Net article

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May 162007

Well I’ve been gunning for some new material for these WIT photos, and I think I’ve found a few that will give you guys a run for your money! I’ve decided to branch out and grab some material that isn’t necessarily tech related, so keep that in mind when you peruse the next several offerings.

What Is That?

It was a blast to find this stuff for you guys, so I hope you have as much fun guessing what they are, as I did in finding them ;) Comments, if you please!

May 162007

Woz Sports Two Of The Geekiest Watches Ever
Why would Woz wear a watch on each wrist? And what kinds of watches would a man with his finger on the pulse of the tech industry sport? Not your standard Timex, that’s for damned sure.’s New Interactive Weather Map
MSDN Blog – Jonbox
Weather.Com has added anew map, the Interactive Weather Map. It’s very much like using a map – zoom, panning, satellite view and a street view – but with weather features layered on top.

The Mother Of All Heatpipes To Cool Your Proc
This monstrosity is known as the Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme and it’s topping the charts for cooling performance.

AMD Unveils Phenom
Hardware Geeks
AMD has unveiled their new processor family called Phenom. The AMD Phenom processors are the world’s first true dual-core and quad-core processor.

NASA Unveils Hubble’s Successor
The telescope Hubble’s successor is scheduled to launch in June 2013. The $4.5 billion space telescope is bigger than the Hubble and will sit further from Earth. NASA officials unveiled a model of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) yesterday.

Spec Ops: Capture The Black Box
Relive an actual SEAL operation in Vietnam in this game of wits! Are you Special Forces material? Can you make the right decisions under pressure? Find out in just a few clicks.

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