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Best Buy Hands Out $50 Gift Cards to Early HD-DVD Adopters

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340w ago - Did you buy an HD-DVD player from Best Buy before February 23? If so, you're eligible for a free $50 store gift card. You won't even have to get up and return your now-defunct player, as Best Buy said it is sending the cards without question to all customers that they can identify as having bought an HD-DVD player through its Reward Zone program, service plans, and online orders.

If you did not purchase your player online and are not a member of the company's Reward Zone program, then simply call (888) BEST BUY to provide proof of purchase either through a credit card or in-store receipt.

Press Release: Best Buy Stands Behind Customers By Awarding More Than $10 Million in Gift Cards to HD-DVD Purchasers

Leading Consumer Electronics Retailer will Send $50 Gift Cards to Customers Who Purchased an HD-DVD Player from Best Buy in the U.S.

MINNEAPOLIS – Mar. 19, 2008 With Blu-ray declaring victory over HD-DVD in the high definition movie format war, Best Buy, the nation's largest consumer electronics retailer, is giving $50 gift cards to customers who purchased an HD-DVD player or HD-DVD attachment from its U.S. stores before February 23, 2008. Customers will get a gift card for each player or HD-DVD attachment that they purchased. Through this program, Best Buy will distribute...
 

Wii Twilight Hack v0.1 Alpha 3a out; Homebrew from SD Card!

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340w ago - Twiizers have updated their infamous Wii Twilight Hack with support for loading homebrew applications directly from the console's front SD card slot.

Additionally, the updated release adds support for the RZDJ version of Twilight Princess and SDGecko slot support has been removed in favor of USBGecko.

Download: Wii Twilight Hack v0.1 Alpha 3a

Changelog:

0.1alpha3a
- Correctly loads geckoloader code from USBGecko flash

0.1alpha3
- Front SD slot is now supported; SDGecko slot support has been removed.
- FAT16 is now supported; you should save your ELF executable on your SD card as "boot.elf".
- RZDJ is now supported
- Added support for Geckoloader stub: If you have a USBGecko installed and have already run the Geckoloader program to install into flash, then the Twilight Hack will try to load that stub if it does not detect an SD card.
 

Green sports car set for launch

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342w ago - A "zero-emission" sports car with a top speed of nearly 100mph is set to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.

The hydrogen-powered Lifecar, based on the design of the Morgan Aero-8 roadster, produces little noise and only water vapour from its exhaust.

The lightweight model packs advanced fuel cells and an energy storage system that gives the car a range of 250 miles (400km) per tank of hydrogen.

It has been developed by a consortium of UK companies and universities.

"Figures suggest the car should be capable of doing 0-60 [miles per hour] in about seven seconds," Matthew Parkin of classic sports car manufacturer Morgan told BBC News.

However, the exact acceleration will not be known until the complete car is taken for its first test drive.

"It's nearly there and the plan is to drive it when the show is over," said Mr Parkin.

Clever power

The £1.9m project to build the Lifecar, part funded by the UK government, has taken nearly three years.

"The basic concept was to build an entertaining and fun sports car that would act as a showcase for the technology and would deliver 150 miles to the gallon," said Mr Parkin.

"Everything else has tumbled out from that."

The car is powered by...
 

Christmas Supercard Updates

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350w ago - In a release overlooked by well, everyone, the Supercard team released an update for their Slot 2 based flashcarts for the Nintendo DS on Christmas day.

Main Feature:

# 1. Fixed the some games save problem. The save type like ROM 1780.
# 2. Optimized flash memory reading speed.

Download: SC SD/MiniSD v2.65 (2007.12.25)
 

PlayStation Store Cards Already in the Wild!

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352w ago - Any of you lot spot the new PSN cards in stores yet?

Aerfox has, as he's spotted them already for sale in stores on the US Army base in Aberdeen, Maryland. Early 2008 indeed.

Aerfox notes that the $20 cards are the only ones as yet on offer, and picked one up as a Christmas present for, well, we'll just presume himself.
 
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