Saturday, October 29, 2005 

Pictures of someone playing an Xbox 360 show up in a forum. They are totally not shopped. UPDATE: Sorry guys. The bandwidth went out on the pictures so I took them off. I will see if I can find them again.
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Friday, October 28, 2005 

Is the next Office to be web based? Quote - "Microsoft is leaping into hosted applications big time. InformationWeek reports that Microsoft plans to offer hosted implementations of SharePoint, CRM and ERP applications. But the best quote in that article was left till last. A "Microsoft insider" was asked which other products and services Microsoft would host and the reply was: "Everything. Hosted Office. Everything hosted."" If the next Office is web based then Microsoft is screwed. It would be nice if it was just an added feature, but if everything is then they are so screwed. Why? You ask. Because you will not always have an internet connection. What if someone wants to work offline? Not to mention the fact that 47% of internet connection are still DIAL UP!
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Wednesday, October 26, 2005 

Episode #6 of the Geekology Podcast is now available. Go HERE to get it. You can also subscribe to the feed in one of the following:


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    .... Have a BLOG!!! A principal at a Catholic high school in New Jersey, has added another offense that will get you suspended, having a blog. What a friggin moron. He can't take away the right of free speech. It would be different if the rule was that you could not blog at school... but this... it's just.... wrong. If I went to that school I would tell everyone to get a blog and bring a laptop to school and blog during class. You can send your comments to the school HERE. Countdown to lawsuit: T-Minus 10.. 9...8
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    Monday, October 24, 2005 

    "In a discussion with the Tokyo government, Sony confirmed that the PS3 would feature a comprehensive system for controlling accessible content. Sony has made a firm commitment to put the power in the hands of parents, taking some heat off of the developers, publishers, and retailers that have been under attack in recent months" I guess it is good thing but kids will start to say: "Hey! Where the heck did all the blood go? This game sucks!"
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    According to Appleinsider The new Power Mac G5 Dual and Power Mac G5 Quad are shipping with OS X 10.4.2 build 8E90.
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    The Geekology Podcast Episode #5 is now available. In this episode I review the iMac G5 and the new Video iPod. You can get it HERE or subscribe in the following subscribe in one of the following:


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    I got to play around with the new iMac G5 and I liked what I saw. It is noticeably thinner than it's predecessor the iMac G4. It also has a slight increase in specs including an 8x SuperDrive. Front Row was nice and very simple and easy to use. You can also access movie trailers through Front Row, not to mention you music, movies, and photos. The built in iSight was nice and really functioned great with Apple's new app Photo Booth. Photo Booth has takes very nice quality pictures with the built in iSight and has lots of really cool effects you can do to the picture. Here is an example of one of the effects that I liked most:
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    Microsoft has doubled the capacity of the contact list for it's IM client MSN Messenger. The total number of cantacts it can store is 600. Who has that many contacts anyway?
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    Users of Mac OS X's Mail application are unable to successfully send messages to Hotmail users. No delivery failure notifications are sent. The only workaround so far is to carbon-copy someone else in the message when sending or switching to a different mail client. This just tics me off! It makes me want to dump my Windows box and go buy a Powerbook right this very moment!! I would if Apples weren't so darn expensive.
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    I have been using the new browser Flock and like it so far. Flock is an open source browser just released to the public a couple days ago. It has a lot of good features including the sharing, starring, and tagging of favorites for those Del.icio fans out there. It looks suprisingly similar to Firefox and has the same kind of feel. It has some good extensions similar to Firefox. I think I will stick to Firefox, but it is a nice browser with lots of interesting features. Be sure to check it out.
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    Sunday, October 23, 2005 

    Hey guys. I'm back from my vacation. I had an awsome time at the Apple Store. I got to check out the new iPod and the new iMac G5 while I was there. I will have a review in a little bit and will record the next podcast tomorrow.

    Thursday, October 20, 2005 

    Take a look at this picture of how dumb Einstein really was:

     

    Hey everyone. I am going to be going on vacation for a couple days, so Ian will be handling the blog for me while I'm gone. I will be going to the Apple Store during my vacation to check out the new iPod, iMac, and if they have it, the new Powerbook. I will probably have a review up when I get back late Sunday. In the meantime, send me an email at geekologist@gmail.com and let me know how Ian is doing with the blog. I will probably be able to check my email periodically.

     

    In this post I will tell you a surefire way to stay Spyware and Ad-ware free. First of all, you need to get away from the evil IE and use Firefox. Firefox is an alternative browser that is free and much safer than Internet Explorer. Second you need to be running a free anti-virus and several free anti-spyware tools regularly. I recommend AVG Ant-Virus for a free ant-virus program. You should run more than one anti-spyware program because one will not catch everything. Here are the programs I use and believe are the most effective: Spybot search and Destroy, Ad-Aware, Microsoft AntiSpyware, and Spyware Blaster. After installing these programs there are a few steps you need to go through. First you need to make sure they they are up-to-date with all the latest definitions. Second you need to immunize with Spybot and Spyware Blaster. Immunization blocks all known exploits that are out there. You also need to turn on the Real Time Protection in Microsoft AntiSpyware. After you have done all of this you just need to keep the software up to date and re-immunize every week or so. You need to run scans every couple days and practice good computer hygiene. Some of the important things in computer hygiene are: not opening attatchments in emails, not clicking links out emails (type in the URL by hand and go there), and just practice safe browsing. It may sound like a lot of trouble, but if you do all of these things then it will prevent your PC from being messed up in the future. Your only other choice is to go buy a Mac or use Linux.

     

    This is a funny video about how Microsoft Programmers feel your pain of Windows too.
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    Wednesday, October 19, 2005 

    Have you ever wondered how these sites like ipodvideos4free.com or notebooks4free.com work? Well I think I might have the answer. If you look at how many referrals you have to get (usually about 10-20) and the offers that you and your referrals have to complete then you might see how. All of there sponsors that the offers are for pay the sits money for all the offers completed by people from their site. Let's say I sign up and do my offer, then I get 10 referrals. All of those 10 referrals get ten more and so on. So they make tons of these offers, because it's this huge tree of people doing offers. This is just my opinion from my observations. Just do some research on it and send me an email at geekologist@gmail.com and tell me what you think. You know, it never can hurt to try. Links: Free Video iPods Free Laptops
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    I have been looking at all the info on Apple's new photoshop like program and I like what I see. Apple has some great tours of the product and some galleries. From what I can see through the tours, I think this is an outstanding program with lots of innovative features. It is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Although, it going to want a pretty hefty system to function at it's maximum capacity. Here is Apple's Recommended specs: * Dual 2GHz Power Mac G5 or faster * 2GB of RAM * One of the following graphics cards: o ATI Radeon X800 XT Mac Edition o ATI Radeon 9800 XT or 9800 Pro o NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL or 6800 GT DDL o NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT o NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 * 5GB of disk space for application, templates, and tutorial * DVD drive for installation
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    This is what was released at the Apple Conference roday. Courtosey of macrumorslive.com: "- Upgrades to the 15" and 17" PowerBooks. - 15" gets a new display with 1440x960 resolution, while the 17" will get 1680x1050. Both will be brighter than previous models and have improved battery life. - SuperDrives will be standard and all will support Apple's 30" Cinema HD Display - Prices start at $1,499 for 12", $1,999 for 15" and $2,499 for 17". - Powerbooks ship today - PowerMac G5s updated - Dual core processors, 1MB L2 cache per core, up to 16GB of DDR2 RAM, 1TB of internal storage, PCI Express - Four new nVidia cards, including the Quadro FX 4500 - all four cards support 30" cinema display - PowerMac G5 Quad, with dual dual-core processors - Single CPU dual-core 2.0 GHz version is $1,999; single CPU dual core 2.3Ghz is $2,499; dual CPU dual-core 2.5Ghz is $3,299 - Single CPU PowerMacs shipping now, Quad ships in November - 23" and 30" cinema displays drop in price, 23" down to $1,299, 30" down to $2,499 - Aperture - post-production software for photographers - Built for pro photographers, provides end-to-end RAW workflow - Feature called Stacks allows photos to be grouped together based on the time between shutter clicks - Full screen workspace, can span multi-image displays - Multi-image viewer to check images side-by-side, up to 10 at a time - Standard tools like red-eye reduction; cropping etc. Non-destructive workflow and versioning capabilities - Aperture is $499 and will ship in November"
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    Frederator Studios, creators of Dexter's Lab, PowerPuff Girls, Johnny Bravo, Fairly Odd Parents, and many more, just hinted that they've got iPod video content in the pipeline. I don't paticularly like any of those, but I'm not sure what other shows they do. If I could watch them on my iPod video then I might buy some episodes though.
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    Bill Gates explains that Blue-ray is anti-consumer and therefore is not going to backed by Microsoft. "Microsoft may be hoping to assuage user concerns over the level of hardware-driven copy protection Vista will enable, while simultaneously including the stronger protection measures demanded by the movie and music industries." Well, it's a start, but I still want someone in the industry to stand up to the MPAA and say: "Copy protection is wrong. We will not stand for this anymore." If I was big in the industry that's not even a hunderedth of what I would say.
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    Robson utilizes flash memory to store specific aspects of the operating system and frequently used applications. Since flash memory can access data substantially faster than traditional hard drives, computers can boot, wake from sleep, and load applications much faster when using Robson. Wow, that makes me want to get an Intel Mac even more. I can't wait to see what they do.
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    Tuesday, October 18, 2005 

    Victor writes in to the Cult of Mac blog to state that PowerBooks will get iSights and so will Apple Monitors. Other updates tomorrow include a new iPhoto Pro and a software surprise. Not to mention, Jobs' comments on cell phones. I think that the report about iPhoto Pro is correct. This is basically like the claim that Apple would release a Photoshop rival. I think that might be it, but it won't be anything too spectacular. I will be watching tomorrow's event closely to see what Apple does.
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    Mobile GMaps is a free piece of software that displays Google Maps and MSN Virtual Earth maps and satellite imagery on Java J2ME-enabled mobile phones or other devices. This would be nice. You would have to have a EVDO or GPRS plan for your phone to use it.
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    Jobs says he’s happy with Apple’s part of its first telephony experiment. "There are more phones yet to roll out," he says with a sly smile, adding, "Cingular has been great to work with." If they do make more phones in the future, I hope there not as crappy as the ROKR. They screwed that phone up big time and I believe it was on purpose.
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    Monday, October 17, 2005 

    This guy is right on the mark. Thanks God for him. I like his qoute: "'I don't mind paying for good products,' he says. 'But when I do pay I want to use those products the way I prefer.'" I feel this way strongly too. Please read this article worth the time.
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    This is a confirmed site where you can get a free iPod Video. Please check it out.
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    Walid Elias Kai, a Ph.D. in search engine marketing, is, it must be said, an avid fan of Google. Dr. Kai, who is Lebanese, and his Swedish wife Carol live in Kalmar, Sweden, where their son was born on September 12. His name? Oliver Google Kai.
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    Since the counter started on Spreadfirefox.com, the open-source IE alternative, Firefox, has been downloaded over 100 Million times in less than a year. Finally, people are realizing that IE reaks to the high heavens.
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    Yep, Nintendo has announced a partnership with Wayport who provides WiFi for McDonalds. So now you'll be able to play your DS online from Mcdonalds for free. I hope that you don't have to buy there fodd to be able to sit there and use it.
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    I'm not sure if this is true or not, but macrumors.com says that Apple is working on an iPod with Wi-Fi capabilities. Where do I sign up!!!!! I WANT ONE!!!
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    Here is a typo or something on Buy.com. It is a Gamecube game for a million bucks. Here is a screen shot:
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    Digg.com is quickly reaching Slashdot when comparing daily visitors according to Alexa's Traffic Rankings (see link). Slashdot isn’t as cutting edge as it used to be: stories get barely 200 replies. Maybe that CSS update was too little and too late.
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    According to an unconfirmed report, Apple is planning to announce a professional photo retouching application, during the special press event scheduled for October 19th.
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    Gaim developers have provided a status update which says that 2.0.0 "makes drastic changes to huge parts of Gaim---especially status, includes three new protocols, and does a bunch of other amazing stuff." Also Sean Egan, now a Google employee, is "working on making it as easy as possible for other clients to use Google Talk's voice features."
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    Sunday, October 16, 2005 

    Apple Computers, the maker of iPod digital music players, has dropped a joint $3.8 billion investment plan in flash chip production of Samsung Electronics, a South Korean newspaper said on Saturday.
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    According to The Detroit News, the FBI has finally raided the 8,000-sq. foot home of "Spam King" Alan Ralsky, who made his living off of bulk e-mail campaigns. Ralsky routinely pumped out over 100 million e-mails daily. The FBI seized computers and financial records, effectively shutting him down.
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    Saturday, October 15, 2005 

    Episode #4 of the Geekology Podcast is now available. Click Here to get it, or you can subscribe to the podcast in one of the following:
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    Friday, October 14, 2005 

    Yet again Apple Computer is gathering the press together for another conference. An invitation sent to MacCentral invites them to come as: “we unveil Apple’s latest pro innovations.” This is the third press conference in 5 weeks. I am going to make a huge assumption that here that they will be unvealing a Apple Tablet or an Apple PVR. It might possibily be intel Macs of some sort though.
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    Here is my first Digg story to get promoted to the home page. I approximatley 1000 digs.
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    Thursday, October 13, 2005 

    Google just hired the lead developer of GAIM. GAIM is an IM client for Mac OSX, Windows, and Linux that is compatible with the following IM Servises: AIM, MSN Messenger, ICQ, Yahoo!, Jabber, IRC, Gadu-Gadu, SILC, Zephyr networks, and GroupWise Messenger. Could Google be making an IM client similar to Trillian. If they did I would sure use it.
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    Here are some screenshots of Microsoft Office 12. Word has a new UI and features, but Outlook just looks the same. I hope they will change the Outlook UI before it is released.
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    Here is an interesting video of a "new technology devoloped by Microsoft. This would be cool too have for a portable PC too.
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    Please bear with me while I work on the blog. When I am done it should work alot better.

     

    An excellent list of web applications like word processers, bookmark managers, project managers, online file storage, collaboration tools, etc.
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    This is a very good picture of the Earth from outer space. It is very easy to tell that it is wintertime.
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    Here's a good article from How Stuff Works that explains how the Nintendo Revoloution works. It also compares the specs of the Revolution to the other next-gen consoles.
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    Can only download with network updater on the PSP right now. Major Release Features: Location Free Player, and homepage capability for the web browser. Homebrew peeps beware, you will not be able to downgrade to 1.5 after this.
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    Wednesday, October 12, 2005 

    I would like to state my opinion once and for all about copy protection, DRM, the MPAA, the broadcast flag, etc. I think there should be no stinking DRM or copy protection of any form. They have no right to tell people what they can and can't do with there stuff. Pirates will always pirate things, copy protection or none. That's the fact right there. So the MPAA and music company execs need to wake up and realize this and that this is all moronic bull. If Apple ever decided to put DRM on the podcasts downloaded from iTunes I would say "Screw it!" and take my podcast out of iTunes as fast as I could. Let me know what you think in the comments.

     

    As of today, and the iPod 5th gen. Firewire is now completely unsupported by the iPod. This is a good thing do to the fact that USB 2.0 is 80MBps faster than Firewire. It is not true that you can buy a Firewire cable and use it. The pins are different and it will not work correctly.
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    Check this picture out. The specs on the new iMac hardrive is in MB instead of GB:
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    Apple has released a new Video iPod. I will try to go see it tomorrow at the Apple Store. I will have a review soon. Correction: It does not ship till next week. I will try and go see it then though.
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    If you go to the Apple Store right now it has the following message: "We are busy updating the store for you and will be back within the hour."
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    I found a lnik to this pic on digg. Could this be the real thing?
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    Tuesday, October 11, 2005 

    The actual sign page for the much anticipated Google Payment Service has been discovered. You must be logged into Google with your Google Account for the link to work.
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    Smokers often say that smoking a cigarette helps them concentrate and feel more alert. But years of tobacco use may have the opposite effect, dimming the speed and accuracy of a person's thinking ability and bringing down their IQ, according to a new study led by University of Michigan researchers. Well isn't that suprising... Duh!
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    Nero, unveiled the much-anticipated Nero 7 and it now supports Blu-Ray and HD-DVD.
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    Dell Home offers the Dell UltraSharp 2005FPW 20.1" Widescreen LCD Monitor for $699. Coupon codes "D8Q403R9G4FJ32" (35% off) and "82JMMHN1GRWXLZ" ($60 off) drop it to $394.35. Add $2.60 for shipping and handling. Deals end October 13 at 7 am ET or at 4,000 uses.
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    An SKU is a build, or basically a version. It is said that they plan to release 20 SKUs of there next OS Windows Vista. They are as follows: Windows Vista Starter Windows Vista Home Basic Windows Vista Home Premium Windows Vista Ultimate Windows Vista Pro Standard/SB Longhorn Enterprise Server (ADS) Longhorn Enterprise Server - IA64 Longhorn Standard Server Longhorn Datacenter Server Windows Vista Pro Std/SB/Ent - VL Binding Service Windows Vista Pro Std/SB/Ent - VLGeneric Windows Vista Pro Std/SB/Ent - DMAK Windows Vista Starter Digital Boost - OEM Windows Vista Home Basic - OEM Windows Vista Home Premium - OEM Windows Vista Ultimate - OEM Windows Vista Pro Standard/SB - OEM Longhorn Enterprise Server - OEM Windows Vista Home Basic N Windows Vista Pro Standard N
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    I am sorry to say that I have changed my opinion of the AOL Instant Messenger Triton Beta. While it was installed on my system I had a problem with my PC not connecting to the internet through the router. I was still connected to the network and file and printer sharing was working fine, but it would not connect to the web. I uninstalled the AIM Beta and it worked fine afterwards. After this experience I would not recommend using the beta. At least wait till the full non-beta version is released. I do not use the AIM client period. I have replaced all my IM clients with Trillian. I would suggest other people to do the same, do to the fact that the "name brand" clients install things that you do not want/need and they slow your PC down. Another good reason to use Trillian is that it combines all of your IM services in one. It supports the following services: AOL, Yahoo, MSN, ICQ, and IRC.
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    According to this overview by Secunia, Microsoft's Internet Explorer has 25 unpatched security holes. Firefox is doing better, but isn't perfect, with 3 unpatched vulnerabilities.
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    MSN and Yahoo! will link their Voice and Chat services so users of either service can contact each other. Finally a solution to the age old problem of having friends on different IM services. read more
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    I would like to introduce a new team member to the blog. His name is Ian and he is a good friend of mine. He will be helping me out with the blog from now on and begin posting soon. Please send any feedback about him to me at: geekologist@gmail.com
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    ThinkSecret now believes that, despite conflicting reports earlier in the week, a video iPod will actually be announced at tomorrow's Apple event. Come on ThinkSecret, make up your mind already. I made my mind up a little while ago. I think it is definatley a Video iPod.
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    Monday, October 10, 2005 

    A company called Splashpower has come up with a way to wirelessly charge your electronic devices using electromagnetic induction. I knew this would happen one day. Now when will the technology be devoloped for my iPod?
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    Just when you thought Google couldn't get any more jaw-dropping with its latest explorations, you realize with a sudden and exasperated "dang!" that this is bigger, much bigger than we imagined. Google, NASA, and MIT are going to change the world... again.
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    The iWood nano available in varieties such as maple, mahogany, pear, weng and walnut and is carved from a single piece of wood and features a hinging lid. Click 'your iwood' on the site to see how Bill Gates got his wife one!!
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    Microsoft seems to be caught in its own conflict of interest web by offering protection for its own operating system instead of just fixing the code. Will it be done, or can Microsoft just admit that its OS can't guarantee security? Find out what John C. Dvorak has to say in his no-holds bar column.
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    Apple should have the option of enabling a black UI to go with the black iPod nano and the new iPod 5G, which comes out wednesday. Check out this cool concept for a black-iPod-friendly UI that doesn't clash as much with the body color of the iPod.
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    Inquisitor Instant Search combines as-you-type instant search, search term suggestion, and multiple-engine searching in a single elegant and original user interface that can be used in any (modern) browser like Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari.
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    Macdaily News reports: Way back in December 2002, we reported that Apple had applied for a new United States Patent, number 20020190975, for a "computing device with dynamic ornamental appearance."
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    Later this month, 7-11 stores in Japan will start selling iPods. Customers must place an order at the store and wait 2/3 days for it to arrive, with the iPod nano being sold too.
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    Two new iPods, each available in two colors, will debut at Apple's media event Wednesday, sources have tipped Think Secret. The new models will be priced exactly the same as the ones they replace at $299 and $399. They also said that it will most likely not be a Video iPod, but rather a 40GB and an 80GB with a smaller for factor. I am still somewhat sceptical though.
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    Sunday, October 09, 2005 

    CNET has launched new online courses in the form of a PDF. The first one is about HDTV. There will be more to come in the future.
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    Finally we know how they were able to obtain those Flash modules so cheap.. "engaging in unfair trading practices."
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    Well, I have been using the new beta of AIM, dubbed Triton, and I have to say that it looks pretty nice. It has some interesting new features such as: XM Radio built in, a contact list, new away message options, and a new look. Overall it is ok, but there is one thing that tics me off when it comes to AIM or AOL in general. When you install the beta it also install there crappy web browser, AOL Explorer, and Plaxo. I didn't want either of them and there was no option for them in the install. When one of my friends installed it none of his games would work until he uninstalled AOL Explorer. I just which that AOL would stop crapping up people's PCs with adware and junk that people don't want and didn't ask for. I hope that this won't be included in the final non-beta release.
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    Build 5231 of Windows Vista has been leaked to the web. It includes Media Player 11 and Internet Explorer 7. Correction: I had originally said it was only the screenshots leaked, but I was mistaken. The whole Build was leaked. I am trying to find where it is at.
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    Google has invites 400 people for an "off the record" event. It is going to be called: "Zeitgeist '05: The Google Partner Forum." No media coverage or blogging on the event will be allowed. I think that it might be either national Wi-Fi or Google OS that they will be talking about/showing off.
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    Here is an article that has links to all of Google's special features. My Favorite is Google in Elmer Fudd.
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    Saturday, October 08, 2005 

    A little while back there was a big deal about one of Vista's new features: booting up in 2-3 seconds. Microsoft advertised that starting Windows would be as quick as starting your television. Looks like this feature has been dropped. Well thanks Bill...
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    BBC 6 accidentally said in one of there broadcasts: "Apple is set to unveil a new video iPod at the BBC Television Centre in London on October the 12th," Well there you have it. I think that Apple is most definitely going to release a iPod Video on Wednesday.
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    Friday, October 07, 2005 

    I found a link to this in a forum. It looks like some sort of Apple dress rehearsal for Wednesday:
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    Thursday, October 06, 2005 

    There was something on a page that said iTunes+iPod Video. The page was quickly removed, but Google Cache tells all. Maybe this is Apple's big hint, I sure hope so.
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    I saw a link to these on Engadget Chinese. I had to use a traslator to figure out what they were saying. They think that these are probably fake, yet one of the image URL's is at mac.com which is an apple site. Take a look for yourself:

     

    HBO is poisoning bittorrents left and right. Just another case of a media company just not getting it.
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    Wednesday, October 05, 2005 

    Select members of the industry and media received invitations Tuesday from Apple to a special event taking place one week from today at the California Theater in San Jose. The event, Think Secret has learned, will not usher in the much rumored video iPod but rather new PowerBook and Power Mac systems. Well that sucks.
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    Tuesday, October 04, 2005 

    First of all, I have removed the ads from my site do to the fact that I am not big enough to make any money from it yet. I also got a new feed for my podcast. The new feed is: feeds.feedburner.com/gp

     

    Apple Computer has begun production of a new version of its iPod digital music player that will be capable of playing videos, AppleInsider has learned. They say it might as soon as next week! Please check out this article for details.
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    Here is a list of all the podcasts I like with links to there site: 1. TWiT: This Week in Tech 2. Diggnation 3. Security Now! 4. Engadget Podcast 5. KFI's Tech Guy 6. Systm(vidcast) 7. Digital Life TV(Internet TV Show With Patric Norton) 8. commandN(vidcast)

    Monday, October 03, 2005 

    Retailer is successful in raising cash to fund Electronics Boutique acquisition. They finally did it. Is EB really wroth $950 million?
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    This is the MPAA's definition of a broadcast flag: "The broadcast flag is a sequence of digital bits embedded in a television program that signals that the program must be protected from unauthorized redistribution. It does not distort the viewed picture in any way. Implementation of this broadcast flag will permit digital TV stations to obtain high value content and assure consumers a continued source of attractive, free, over-the-air programming without limiting the consumer’s ability to make personal copies." Some of this is not true. A broadcaster will be able to say that you can't record this show or make copies of it. It gives broadcasters the ability to tell you what you can and can't record. This has still not been approved by the court. Please send a letter to your representitive and tell them not to approve this. You can do this by visiting the link in the title. Aslo, if you would like more info on the broadcast flag go HERE.


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    This is a free email site that has 1 terabyte of storage. It also has POP3 access. That is the most storage ever offered for free email. Definitely worth checking out.
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    As innovative as people seem to think Nintendo is, it turns out that Sony had the same idea in the works for a while now. Oh well, it was a crummy controller anyway. That's what made me not want a Nintendo Revolution. If they have to change it back then I might buy one.
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    Well... It was bound to happen. Someone made a small program that removes a few crucial files in the PSP's firmware, and bricks your PSP.
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    A 41-year old disabled single mother has counter-sued the RIAA for Oregon RICO violations, fraud, invasion of privacy, abuse of process, electronic trespass, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and negligent misrepresentation. Finallym it's time someone said enough of this nonsense.
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    Sunday, October 02, 2005 

    Microsoft plans to mass produce one play DVDs to help eliminate piracy. This doesn't prevent piracy, but at least they will waste millions of dollars on the technology. This is outlandish bullcrap. What about Blockbuster and other such companies. This is just more idiotic junk from greedy executives to make money. I am sick of all this copy-protection business. Just forget it! It's useless!
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    Intel is quietly offering a handful of low-end Pentium 4 processors to large PC makers.The low-end Pentiums represent the latest example of a company practice of offering special processors to meet the needs of certain PC makers.
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    Saturday, October 01, 2005 

    Here is a good page with screenshots from Windows Vista and Office 12.
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    The second Geekology podcast is now available. I am working on getting it in iTunes and will let you know as soon as I do. To get the podcast you can go HERE or you can subscribe to the podcast FEED
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    Hey everyone. I have been messing around with my template. I still need to get some things working. Let me know what you think.

     

    Gov. Schwarzenegger signs the first phishing bill of its kind. This would make phishing e-mails a civil violation and as much as $500,000 per violation.
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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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