Saturday, October 09, 2010

Earl's Cyber Steals and Deals

TaxiMike let us know you can ge the 3 user family pack Windows 7 licenses and software for $145 - $144.99 & this item ships for FREE

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD204UI 2TB 5400 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $15 off with promo code EMCZYYV28, ends 10/13
Limit 5 per customer


Frys has the Patriot LX 16GB PSF16GSDHC10 SDHC Memory Card for $35 - $10 rebate [Exp 10/21] = $25 + shipping. Shipping is $2 or pick up in store for free. Features Class 10 speeds and complies with SDA 3.0 specs. offers the refurbished HP Pavilion p6310f Athlon II X4 630 2.8GHz Desktop PC (no monitor), model no. HPAY018AAR, for $429.99. With free shipping, AMD Athlon X4 630 2.8GHz quad-core processor, 6GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB 7200 rpm hard drive, NVIDIA GeForce 9100 256MB graphics, DVD burner with LightScribe, 15-in-1 card reader, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. offers the used Apple iMac Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz 17" Widescreen All-in-One Desktop, model no. MA590LL/A, for $499.99. With $11.98 for shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $117 and the least expensive Core 2 Duo-equipped 17" iMac we've seen. It features an Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 2GHz dual-core processor, 17" 1440x900 widescreen LCD, 1GB RAM, 160GB 7200 rpm hard drive, dual layer DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, Gigabit Ethernet,
Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, iSight webcam, and Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. offers the A-DATA 32GB Class 10 SDHC Secure Digital High-Capacity Card, model no. 32GSDHC10, for $74.99. Coupon code "AAB3977C" cuts it to $56.77. With free shipping, that's $1.77/GB,

SanDisk 8GB Cruzer USB Flash Drive
Buy new: $39.99 $14.95 FREE SHIPPING

For its "M" Club members only, offers the ASUS 23" 1080p Widescreen LCD Monitor, model no. VH236H, for $169.99. This $20 mail-in rebate cuts it to $149.99. With free shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $19, although it was a buck less two weeks ago, also after rebate (since expired). Features include a 1920x1080 (1080p) resolution, 20,000:1 contrast ratio, 2ms response time, 300 cd/m² brightness, built-in speakers, one HDMI input, and both VGA and DVI inputs. Rebate expires October 31

Office Depot has the Cyber Acoustics CA-3602 2.1 PC Speaker System for $30 with free in-store pickup. Shipping to home option is $10. Features a 5.25" woofer with a single voice coil and 2" radiators.

Dell Business has the Dell PowerEdge T110 Server for $615 - $286 off with coupon code 4B9$MGJQXSF?FV [Exp 10/29] = $329 with free shipping. Features an Intel Core I3 550 3.2GHz processor, 2GB 1333MHz, 160GB 7200 RPM HDD, DVD drive and onboard SATA

Friday, October 08, 2010

Motorola announces Droid Pro

The Pro looks like a Blackberry, with the iconic keyboard sitting just below the screen. It comes pre-loaded with Android 2.2. It has a 5 megapixel auto-focus camera, 3.1-inch display, 1GHz processor, and a dual-mode CDMA/GSM chip for worldwide roaming

Android gaining popularity with new smartphone buyers

Not only was Android on top, but by a pretty great margin too. Android took 32% share in the six month analysis, which left BlackBerry OS and iOS in the dust at 25% and 26%. According to the data, the iPhone 4 had been released a full-month when the data had been collected.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Adobe hits Reader users with 23-patch 'whammy' - Computerworld

"Adobe patched 23 security vulnerabilities in its Reader PDF viewer on Tuesday, most of them critical, including one that has been exploited by hackers for at least a month or possibly much longer.
If you are running Adobe's reader get your updates!


Sunday, October 03, 2010

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 10-03-10

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 10-03-10. You can listen live every Sunday from 11AM to 12PM Pacific that's 2PM to 3PM Eastern. Join us for the live show and chat.

Today's App Corner

Today we will talk about two apps that are supposed to allow hands free text messaging.
Vlingo: Vlingo is free for Android, $6.99 for iPhone. Also available for Blackberry, Nokia, and Windows. Allows hands free text messaging and email.

StartTalking: Available on Android only. Allows hands free text messaging only.

Links from the Gregg Zone

1) Well the choices for solar are starting to get interesting again. Somehow I think it is going to be hard to top “spray on solar cells”. Just spray almost anything even your clothes, if solar can get that convenient the small batteries and the pollution they cause in manufacture, and disposal might go the way of the buggy whip.

1) The Goldilocks planet has been in the news quite a bit last week, after reading several articles I ran across this one. This story may become much more interesting in the next few months it seems there was an unusual “light signal” picked up from that exact location two years ago. I remember it in the news, but I did not make the connection. Sometimes stuff like this takes off, it will be interesting to follow for a while.

3) The Nuclear U.F.O. Disclosure news conference was last week, a lot of disclosure talk in the ufology world lately. Hard to discount high ranking military people in charge of our nuclear defense, after all I have to believe someone vetted for those jobs would have to be extremely competent. Here is a link to some video, I will be trying to look up the submitted text referred to.

4) I have always been fascinated by origami this shows just what can be folded with a dollar bill or two. Want to get an idea of scale, just brows down to the one with the quarter. I cannot imagine trying to make folds that tiny.

5) It is not often I run across something that grabs me about a computer game, I am wondering if this is not the beginning of something deep than meets the eye. They are referring to building a working computer inside of a computer game. Sounds like an early step to A.I. to me.