Saturday, December 19, 2009

Google testing its own phone, 2010 release projected.

Google Inc. is letting employees around the world test what is expected to be its first branded phone ahead of a planned release next year.

Earl's Cyber Steals and Deals

$7 8 Rayovac 4.0 AA Rechargeable Batteries for $7 + free shipping
Adorama via offers two Rayovac 4.0 AA Rechargeable Battery 4-Packs for $7.49 with free shipping.

Staples offers the $160 Seagate BlackArmor 110 1TB NAS for $160 + free shipping $0.16/GB). That's $20 under our November mention and the lowest total price we could find by $40. Sales tax is added where applicable. This network attached storage device is designed to provide centralized storage and data backup for up to 20 PCs, enables automatic data mirroring with RAID 1 configuration, features two USB 2.0 ports, event email notification, can function as an FTP server for remote file access, and can stream media to DLNA-compliant devices and computers running iTunes software.

$100 AOC 22" 1080p Widescreen LCD Display for $100 + free shipping offers the AOC 21.5" 1080p Widescreen LCD Monitor, model no. 2236VW, for $129.99 with free shipping. Pay via PayPal and it drops to $99.99. native resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p), 60,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 300 cd/m² brightness, 5 ms response time, and both DVI and VGA input. Deal ends December 19.

Newegg has the refurbished Netgear WNR834B RangeMax NEXT Wireless Router with draft 802.11n support for $45 - coupon code EMCMNMW37 [Exp 12/24] + $2 shipping = $27 shipped. A good price for a refurb, considerin these sell new for $70 or more. This is a firewalled router/access point. See Specs.

Dell Home again offers the Dell S2409W 24" 1080p Widescreen LCD Monitor for $279. Add it to your cart and it falls to $189. With free shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $37, although it was $10 less three days ago (since expired). Sales tax is added where applicable. It features a native resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p), 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 300 cd/m² brightness, one HDMI input, and DVI-D and VGA inputs.

FRY's Viewsonic vx2433 24" Widescreen LCD Full 1080P HDMI DVI VGA inputs

Refurbished Netgear 802.11n Wireless 4-Port Router for $25 + $8 s&h offers the factory-refurbished Netgear 802.11n Wireless 4-Port Broadband Router, model no. WNR2000-100NA, for $24.99 plus $7.99 for shipping. Although that's $11 over our August mention, it's still $46 under the lowest total price we could find for a new, factory-sealed unit. It features parental controls, an internal antenna, and more. A 3-month Netgear warranty applies

Monday, December 14, 2009

In Shift, U.S. Talks to Russia on Internet Security - Series -

I referred to this NY Times article on the show talking about the US and Russia possibly agreeing on a Cyberwar arms treaty....

Sunday, December 13, 2009

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 12-13-09

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 12-13-09. You can listen live every Sunday from 10AM to 1PM Pacific that's 1PM to 4PM Eastern. Join us for the live show and chat. If you prefer, you can download the same MP3 file here via ftp.

Links from the Gregg Zone

1) My opening link this week was sent to me from Earl combines several favorite topics, greening up cities, saving money and resources, creativity, and food. We are talking about green; and edible building roofs. While I prefer full blown vertical farming, and I still think that will be our future, this is a great way to get started. This is a trend worldwide now, and not just roofs, I found several sites on green walls to match.
2) This is a site for those who like online video clips, this is a list of the top 100 iconic internet video clips, with an additional 14 sent in as obvious omissions. I spent a little time here saw quite a few I remembered and several that were totally new, at least to me.
3) This is a follow up on one I have posted twice already; I just think it is so cool. “Journey to the Center of the Earth” was a movie I liked and this always makes me think of that. This is the latest on the giant crystal caves in Mexico National Geographic is making a film, and including footage from the caves. This is an article about the shooting of the segment.
4) This is an article about one of the more disturbing aspects of the internet, at least for me. I listened to an interview with the author so I just had to post something on it. Seems there are people out there selling political influence via email, using our names and info without our knowledge. Using virtual game money, and surveys to entice us, when we click the submit button for the survey we filled out to get virtual money to buy a machine gun to play Mafia on face book it sends an email to our state senator with out our knowledge or consent.
5) For my geek link of the week, I could not resist this. It is about that new fangled thing called the internet, what at the time was a breaking news T.V. video segment, about new technology. Chuckle, chuckle, they had no clue what was coming. But then, it causes one to reflect that sometime in the future they will be looking at our technology of today saying with a chuckle they really had no clue.