Friday, September 30, 2005 

Google is trying to offer free Wi-Fi to San Francisco residents at 300kb/sec. Go Google go, take the stodgy greedy telecom companies down!
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There has been a lot of talk about Apple porting iTunes over to other platforms and hardware, and one of the big rumors was a version of iTunes for Sony's PSP. Check out this site for pics of the software in action on the PSP!
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I just went out to CompUSA and bought a Logitech Premium USB Headset 350. I will be doing my next podcast in a couple of days. I have tested the headset already and it sounds great. There is no hissing or popping noises.
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Microsoft has revealed plans to release a third service pack for its Windows XP operating system.
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Thursday, September 29, 2005 

Minor Powerbook upgrades have been released today.
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In an article on congress asking the Justice department to crack down on P2P networks, Reuters shows a picture of the Sony PSP.
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Check out this hack on putting a 200GB hard drive on your iPod Nano. The final pictures are funny.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2005 

Go ahead and boot it up, Windows RG (Really Good Edition). This is an oldie, but goodie - enjoy.
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Microsoft has decided to put WinFS, a desktop search program, back into Windows Vista. I'm glad they did this. It might not be spectacular, but it will be better than some of the free ones, such as, Google Desktop, Yahoo Desktop Search, and numerous others.
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Warner exec Michael Nash said today that the major record labels could easily cut off the iTunes Music Store if Apple CEO Steve Jobs doesn't budge in the song pricing battle. He also said ''very few people people buy music from digital downloads''. Wow, this guy is an idiot. I am sick of all these record label idiots. They think there so smart. My dog could run there label better then them. Sheesh.
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Engadget is reporting that one of there reliable sources is saying that Dell might release a tablet PC before the end of the year. They also said it will most likely be a convertible and quite possibly weigh under 4 pounds.
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GOOGLE is to begin broadcasting television programmes over the internet. The search engine has already signed up an American channel to provide programmes for Google TV and is in talks with the BBC to broadcast its shows as well. Google's first move into TV is to broadcast a Chris Rock sitcom called Everybody Hates Chris.
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Dell Inc. on Wednesday refreshed its XPS line of computers for gamers and other demanding users, emphasizing its commitment to the high end of the PC market.
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Google is in the spotlight again. Google expected to build campus at NASA Ames 1 million-square-foot complex envisioned as heart of Valley.
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Not only is this laptop cheap, but its design is very well thought out. The battery doubles as a handle and the shoulder strap is the power supply and plug.
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Tuesday, September 27, 2005 

Seems like iTunes is coming to Windows Mobile. This is a first look of version 0.9, complete with pictures.
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I found this Microsoft tour on Windows Vista. It has a list of some of the added security features in Vista.
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"Google's official birthday is September 7, 1998," reads Google's cache, and, as of Sept. 25th, read Google's page too. Today, when they goofed and said their birthday was the 27th, not the 7th, they took out the date from their page. BUT GOOGLE CACHE TELLS ALL.
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I just made my first podcast. It was just a test and is very short. Please post comments and suggestions. To download it go here: Podcast #1 To subscribe to the podcast feed go here: My Feed
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Here are the 10 geek commandments. I cleaned them up a tad due to language. 1. Thou shalt not append trendy names to stuff that already exists in an attempt to remarket it. (i.e. - podcast) 2. Thou shalt not complain about windows if you are reading this from a windows machine. 3. Thou shalt not drink beer on a couch in the beginning of a vidcast unless your name is Kevin Rose, Dan Haurd or Alex Albrecht. ...and even then, thou shalt be subject to ridicule and slapping at random. 4. Thou shall admit that Linux is only good for bragging rights and elitism. 5. Thou shall buy a $4000 gaming rig to play the two good games that come out this year before the third game is released, which renders your rig obsolete. 6. Thou shall buy a $2000 computer to surf the web. Everyone knows you'll need all that processing power to handle the viruses, spyware and trojans you'll be hosting. 7. Thou shall scour RSS feeds to find topics for your podcast rather than actually participating in any forums, conferences or other means of actually gathering news on your own. 8. Thou shalt not brag about stealing movies, not because it's illegal... but because my mom has WinMX too. 9. Thou shalt not digg anything you've read on freshnews. We all read freshnews. Just stop. 10. Thou shalt not buy an iPod as an accessory to your daily fashion, but only because it's a good mp3 player with acceptable battery life.

 

Today Google turned seven. Check out the cool logo on the site today.
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I will be working on a podcast this afternoon. It is just a test to see how it goes. I will post when it is complete. Please be looking for it later today.
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The RIAA and MPAA have teamed up to demand that Congress get the FCC to create a super-duper broadcast flag for radio and TV. This means that they'll get a veto over pretty much anything that can play video or music -- from your iPod to your PC's tuner card. Story found on Boing Boing, but link goes to EFF story.
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Monday, September 26, 2005 

Portable Firefox is a fully functional package of the Mozilla Firefox web browser optimized for use on a USB key drive.
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Despite the fact there is no warranty, it is nice that our "friends" up in Canada can finally get TiVo.
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The new Treo 700w was recently announced. It is the first Treo with Windows Mobile. It's predecessor's were equipped with the Palm OS.
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Check out this article. It basically is the plan that Google could use to destroy Microsoft. Just like Microsoft did to IBM in the 1980s.
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Hey guys. Sorry my page got messed up. I am starting from scratch, but I will fix it later today.

Sunday, September 25, 2005 

Learn how to hack into a coke machine for possibly a free coke or two!
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Some owners of Apple Computer's new "impossibly small" iPod Nano are starting to wonder if the device is also impossibly delicate.
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DS Wifi is almost cracked, enabling touch screen web browsing and Homebrew running.
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You want to use all opera features mobile - no problem ! in only few minutes and with the exe-archive can use Opera on USB-stick or flashdrives.
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Staples is selling the 1 Gig iPod Shuffle for $99 after instant savings. No waiting for mail-in rebates. Good until October 8.
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There is news that Google is leasing 270,000 square feet in a Chelsea telecom hotel. This would be a perfect place to peer with the big networks, and light up that dark fiber, and put GoogleNet to work.
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This might be worth looking at.
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They now have a GBA emulator for the palm!
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Windows is broken and Microsoft has admitted it. In an unprecedented attempt to explain its Longhorn problems and how it abandoned its traditional way of working, the normally secretive software giant has given unparalleled access to The Wall Street Journal, even revealing how Vice President Jim Allchin, personally broke the bad news to Bill Gates.
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IBM and Microsoft are about to pick up impressive new hardware to stick in their corporate trophy cases: Next week, the companies will take home their first Emmy awards for technical innovations.
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Not as thin as the original RAZR, but then again you are getting some 3G AAC+, MPEG4, WMV, WMA, MP3 and Real Video/Audio media files.
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When your the worlds richest man, and the worlds biggest geek, you need a pretty hi-tech home. How about the Gates family wearing micro-chips behind their ears, so rooms can interact with them. Come on in....
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2 cameras! 2mp each, one for video phone and one for stills/movies, 512mb internal memory and of course killer looks the new RAZR VX3 is awesome!
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Worst Use of Bill Gates in a TV Commercial In August, Microsoft CEO Bill Gates starred in a Coke commercial in which he wandered the halls of Microsoft late at night looking for someone to loan him change for the Coke machine. It was a cute idea with one fatal flaw: Microsoft provides its employees with all beverages free of charge.
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Firefox keyboard shortcut table.
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A "programmable dermal display" in which a population of about 3 billion display pixel robots would be permanently implanted a fraction of a mm under the surface of the skin.
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Friday, September 23, 2005 

Google Store! This is hard to believe, but apparently it is true.
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Read this article and you will know what I mean. I am sitting here reading it..... speachless.
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Thursday, September 22, 2005 

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Just in case some of you didn't know, Google has a beta up of Google Print. It isn't originally what they had planned. It WAS going to be an online library, so to speak. Instead, you can only read bits and peaces of books, due to the fact that they were being sued by publishers that didn't want there books free online. It could have been much more. If it wasn't for these publishers that think that it will make book sales go down and they will lose tons of money. I don't think that is the case. I will keep this in the back of my mind and might touch on this issue another day.
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I think that Google will have some big stuff in store over the next few years. There were a few somewhat realistic things people that they might do, such as: Google OS (maybe open-source), Gbrowser, GoogleTV, and other numerous claims. It has been confirmed that Google has been looking for someone with experience in the Television industry that has skills such as: set top boxes, cable TV, PVRs, IP TV. It will be interesting to see what Google will do in the future. I have become a big fan of Google and what they are doing. What do you think?

 

The Game Boy micro is going to be in stores Monday and will have price tag of $99.99. Nintendo says that this portable is for the more casual gamer. The ones that don't want to play the latest and greatest, but that just want to play some fun/simple games. Personally I don't think it is worth a hundred bucks when you can go get a new Nintendo DS for 30 bucks more. On the other hand, it would be suitable for the more simplistic gamer, that wants something small, stylish, and easy to play.
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According to Think Secret the Mac Mini's specs are going to be upgraded again and are already on there way to stores. The new specs will be a 1.33GHz and a 1.5GHz processor, instead of the old 1.25GHz and the 1.42Ghz. Also, they plan to upgrade to Bluetooth 2.0 and an 8x dual layer DVD burner in the higher end models.
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Check this out. Boy were these people wrong about the future of computers.... way... way... wrong.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2005 

This makes me mad. I would love to have bluetooth in my next iPod, but Mr. "I Know Everything" Steve Jobs Says: "The problem with Bluetooth headphones is that it's not just recharging your iPod, you have to recharge your headphones too. People hate it. There are quality issues - the bandwidth isn't high enough, and even if it does get there some day, people don'’t want to recharge their headphones." He's wrong. People would love to have bluetooth headsets. Just another dumb decision from Mr. Jobs.
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Mozilla is fighting back against Symantec's report issued on Monday that claimed that big vulnerabilities were being found in Firefox. The president of Mozilla Europe fought back by saying that when a vulnerability is found that Mozilla's "ability to react, find a solution and put it into the user's hands is better than Microsoft." Of course it is. That's why Mozilla is a better and safer browser.
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I was listening to the latest this WEEK in TECH podcast and I heard them mention that Google might be looking into buying yahoo. I can't find any news or articles about this anywhere, but it may yet be true. I don't know why Google would want to buy Yahoo, unless of course they want to shut them down or something of that nature. We will have to wait and see what happens.

 

Opera has announced that there browser is now free and adless. I have to say, Opera is a nice browser, but I think I will stick with my Firefox 1.5 Beta. Opera is worth checking out and has a lot of great features. It is a little to much for me though.
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I thought I would take the time to post a few of my thoughts on copy-protection and illegal downloading. I believe that copy-protection is pretty useless considering that it only hurts people that are using the music, movies, games, software, or whatever it is LEGALLY. The people that are going to copy it just simply remove it and do what they wish. It doesn't hurt them in any way at all. In fact, thanks to Google, removing copy-protection is simple and easy for anyone to do. On the other hand, music downloading doesn't hurt artists at all. As a matter of fact, it might even help them. Bands that put there music up free for download on there website do really well. Well.... those were my completely random, off the top of my head, thoughts on copy-protection.

 

Read the article for yourself, but I think it's nonsense. I will never use Internet Explorer if it is the last browser left.
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Steve Jobs confirmed to reporters at this week's Apple Expo that the first Intel Macs will be shipped in June of 2006.
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Yay!! Steve Jobs did something smart for a change. He said no to the record companies that wanted song prices raised on the hits and lower on the oldies.
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I kind of have a hard time believing this one. It is claimed that a drunk guy ate his cellphone memory so that: "no one would get his personal information."
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Apparently a parent of a newlyborn premature twins used Google to see if his babies really needed a blood transfusion. Looks like Google is really good for something. Read the article for more info.
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Google now has a page that explains what Google Secure Access is and has some frequently asked questions.
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There is a new beta program out from Google called Google Secure Access. It encrypts your WiFi and allows the user to have a safer WiFi connection.
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An unconfirmed article in the New York Post says that Microsoft and Time Warner are looking at buying approximately 50% stake in AOL and then combine it with MSN. Reuters later said that these rumors were "way overblown." Read the full article for more details.
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Saturday, September 17, 2005 

The Dell Ditty is now available on Dell's website:

Friday, September 16, 2005 

Dell is set to release sometime in the near future, a new MP3 player called the Dell Ditty. It is going to be there competition for the iPod shuffle. The 512mb player will have a FM tuner, LCD screen, and interchangeable caps of assorted colors.
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Thursday, September 15, 2005 

The Xbox 360 launch dates have been announced in an official press release from Microsoft.The dates are as follows: November 22 in North America, Friday, December 2 in Europe, and Saturday, December 10 in Japan.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2005 

This is a fake ad made about a new fake iPod called the: iPod Flea. Check it out: Here
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Tuesday, September 13, 2005 

Ebay has reportedly bought the PC-to-PC calling company Skype for around $2.6bn. I'm not sure what benifits this will bring for Skype users. We will just have to wait and see.
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Google is facing a legal threat from a company that claims to own the intellectual property rights to its GMail service. The company Independent International Investment Research claims that it launched "G-Mail web based email" in May 2002."
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Today there are no patches to be found and Microsoft put out a press realease that included the folowing qoute: "Occasionally, the testing process and our strict focus on quality can result in a month where no security updates are released, as is the case for 13 September 2005." Psst, right...
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Monday, September 12, 2005 

There is a new Firefox beta 1.5 out. Here are just some of the new features: private data clearer, added RSS features, added security features, and a somewhat new look. The only thing about using the beta I didn't like is that there currently no Google Toolbar available for it. I am sure though, that when they release the final version Google will have one ready.
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There is a new device called the Telecrapper 2000 that recognizes when a telemarketer is calling and answers with a software based person that wraps them up in a pointless, never ending conversation for the sole purpose of annoying them and for your amusement. You can record the conversation also. Click the link to hear a real conversation recorded with the Telecrapper 2000.
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Remember, always check to see if I put a link in the title. I will usually put links to a full article there.

 

There are going to be seven different versions of Microsoft's new OS dubbed Vista. They will range from a simple OS for beginners, to a high powered OS for gamers and power users. There will aslo be versions for small business and enterprises.
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A Japanese company has introduced a Mac Mini dock for your car. It has an 8 inch touch screen display. It has a price tag of about $1600 and that doesn't include installation. You have to decide for yourself if it is really worth that much to have a Mac in your car. Heck yah it is!
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Sunday, September 11, 2005 

Chris Satchell of Microsoft declared in an interview with BBC News that the Xbox 360 is going to have levels of security, “that the hacker community has never seen before.” Engadget is now saying that this will be the hardest game console in history to hack. They beleive that it will still be hacked though. Personally I think it won't take long at all before someone cracks it. Yet, they did say that if you can hack one that doesn't mean you could hack any Xbox 360, do to the fact that all Xbox 360s are not the same. It will be interesting when they finally come out and we see for sure.

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  • I'm Daniel
  • From Texas, United States
  • I'm 14 and enjoy blogging, podcasting, and gaming. My favorite quote is: "To create a new standard it takes something that's not just a little bit different. It takes something that's really new and really captures people's imagination. And the Macintosh, of all the machines I've ever seen, is the only one that meets that standard." Bill Gates, Chairman and Chief Software Architect, Microsoft Corporation.
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