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Microsoft Recovers Nearly All Lost Sidekick Data

Meltdown not as bad as feared; minority of users affected

(Newser) - It turns out Sidekick users will get “most if not all” of their data back, Microsoft announced today. The company now believes that only a minority of users were affected by the blackout. Until now, the company had painted a much bleaker picture, saying Saturday that though it would... More »

Sidekick Users Revolt Over Mass Data Loss

Forums crowded with angry users; some threaten lawsuit

(Newser) - Sidekick users are on the warpath after learning Microsoft and its subsidiary, the ironically named Danger Inc., have lost all their data, permanently, in a server crash. T-Mobile offered to credit users a free month of data service, but that didn’t mollify the people on T-Mobile’s support forums,... More »

10 Ways to Replace Overhyped Gizmos

Tech experts list top overrated, underrated products

(Newser) - You can replace your most over-hyped devices with the tech world's top 10 wallflowers, compiled by PC World. Start with the iPhone:
  1. Stop stubbing your fingers on Apple's impractical keyboard interface. Sidekick offers the best QWERTY around.
  2. Nintendo Wii is hard to find and offers few good games. Sony PlayStation
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Microsoft Will Buy Maker of Sidekick

After Yahoo! rebuff, Redmond giant scoops up Danger

(Newser) - Microsoft is poised to buy Danger, the maker of the T-Mobile Sidekick, in a move that follows on the heels of Yahoo's rebuff of the software behemoth's $44 billion buyout offer. Microsoft hasn't said how much it's forking over, but called Danger the "perfect complement to our existing software... More »

Get the Best Gadgets of 2007

These top-shelf items will make excellent additions to the pile under the Christmas tree

(Newser) - Popular Science combed through the year's new tech products to find the top 200 items worth your holiday dollar. Selections include a wetsuit from Patagonia made of environmentally friendly merino wool, recycled polyester, and Japanese neoprene. Also on the list is a travel-friendly guitar from Black Bird that weights just... More »

Apple to Firms: It's OK to Write iPhone Software

After update uproar, specific developers may get access to platform

(Newser) - Having roused the ire of iPhone third-party software developers and users when its software update 1.1.1 permanently deactivated modified handsets, Apple is now corralling a groups of developers under strict confidentiality who may be given free reign to develop native apps for the iPhone, Fortune reports. More »

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