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Remember when JPGs took multiple seconds to download? When your digital camera served up horrid pixel slop? When you actually scanned things? That was mental millennia ago, but there are probably traces sitting on your hard drive. What's the oldest?


Hacker movies are a beloved subset of geek cinema. They're often embarrassing, with absurd references to modems, people wrestling over floppies, and lots of fake screen interfaces. Melting icons. That sort of thing. But which is the best of all?


Within the hour, a good chunk of you will be finishing work for the rest of the year, relaxing to enjoy a nice Christmas with the family. And given Christmas is a time of giving, it's likely a few of you will be all set to receive some pretty awesome gadgets and gizmos this weekend as well. We want to know what you're hoping to get.


iOS 5.0 is pretty great and hits a lot of the bullet points iPhone users have long been complaining about. But, of course, jailbreaking still lets you do more with your iPhone. So what's favourite jailbreak apps?


One of the most exciting things about Microsoft's Kinect gaming peripheral (aside form Dance Central) is the awesome ways that hackers took it and used it to create really interesting and new user interfaces for engaging with technology. And now that Microsoft has officially launched an SDK that lets users create their own apps using the Kinect camera, we're wondering if any of you have downloaded it yet.