Saturday, January 15, 2011

Earl's Cyber Steals and Deals

Tiger Direct has the Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS 2TB 5900 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive (Bare Drive) for $80 - $10 off with coupon code HGG17437 + $3 shipping (EconoShip) = $73 shipped. From Seagate's line of low-power "green" drives AND a 2TB Wester Digital for $79 at the same site.

Newegg has the SiliconDust HDHomeRun Network-based Single Digital HDTV Tuner HDHR-T1-US Ethernet Interface for $50 with free shipping. This single tuner solution plugs into your network and lets you receive both over the air and unencrypted content from your cable company. Amazon has it for the same price.

Dell Business has the Vostro 230 Slim Tower plus Dell Professional P2311H 23" LED Monitor for $459 + $8 shipping = $467 shipped. The Professional-series display features portrait view. [Compare]
Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93GHz, 3GB DDR3, 320GB HDD, 16X DVD+/-RW Intel GMA X4500, Microsoft Office Starter Windows 7 Home Premium

Newegg has the LG E2350V-SN 23" LED Backlit Slim LCD Monitor for $220 - $50 off with coupon code EMCYTZT261 [Exp 1/16] = $170 with free shipping. Features a 1080p resolution, LED backlight, 250 cd/m2 brightness, 5,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, and 5ms response

Dell Business has the Dell E2311H 23" LED LCD Monitor for $229 - 30% off with coupon code 4QN5F7N$45W92W [Exp 1/31] = $160 with free shipping. Features 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 5ms response time and 250 cd/m2 brightness. 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 5ms response time 250 cd/m2 brightness, 160 (H) / 170 (V) viewing angles, DVI-D, VGA

SuperBiiz has the Super Talent 32GB Express Duo USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $59 - $10 off with coupon code APPLE3110 [Exp 1/17] = $49 with free shipping. Features transfer speeds up to 125MB/sec in USB 3.0 but is also fully backwards compatible

Newegg has the Lite-On eTDU108-96 USB DVD Drive for $30 - with coupon code EMCKJJF53 [Exp 1/16] - $10 rebate [Exp 1/19] = $15 with free shipping. Features Smart-X speed regulating technology, low power consumption, 8x DVD and 24x CD read times, and top-load design has the Deni Automatic Ice Cream Maker with Candy Crusher in Lime for $28 + $4 shipping = $32 shipped. Features a 1 1/2 quart quick freeze canister and Makes ice cream, frozen yogurt, The upside of the ice cream maker you ask? Well, the ice cream is AMAZING!! Who knew that home made ice cream would taste one thousand times better than the stuff you buy in the store, even the really expensive brands

Abes of Maine has the Nikon Coolpix S570 12MP Digital Camera (Red) for $109 - $5 off with coupon code ABESAVES5 = $104 with free shipping. 5x wide-angle optical zoom, NIKKOR glass lens, 2.7" LCD, SDHC slot $131 at Anazon Metal body (less than 1" thick), 4-way VR image stabilization system

Newegg has the Caviar Green Western Digital WD20EARS 2TB SATA Hard Drive for $100 - $10 off with coupon code EMCKJJG27 [Exp 1/19] - $20 rebate [Exp 1/16] = $70 with free shipping. Features 64 MB cache and SATA 3.0 interface in a 3.5" form factor.

Fry's Electronics offers the Kingston 16GB SDHC Secure Digital High Capacity Class 6 Card, model no. SD6G2/16GB, for $24.99 with $1.99 for shipping ($1.69/GB). That's the lowest total price we could find by $11. Sales tax is added where applicable.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

How and Why to Upgrade Windows 7 Easily

Microsoft has a comparison page where you can see the very detailed list of features that differentiate each version of Windows from another, but it’s a lot of information to take in. This article goes over the iomportant differences. - Windows 7 Service Pack 1 close to release

Service Pack 1 will bring dynamic memory support to Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 R2, allowing administrators to pool all memory available on a physical host and dynamically distribute it to virtual machines running on that host as needed. RemoteFX will add enhanced desktop virtualization aimed at giving remote users the same experience as those sitting at a workstation.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 01-09-11

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 01-09-11. 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.

Links from the Gregg Zone

1) I have decided to start off with something to take use some spare time, that is if you have any. This is the third link I have used from the Galaxy Zoo interactive citizen science participation site. This one is not for anything off planet, they are looking for people to enter data from old weather reports from early shipping.

2) This is another area I touched on a year or two back, looks like this may be coming soon. I am referring to using light flickering office lighting to transmit data in an office setting. Since the lighting is confined to the room, without the need for unnecessary outside access it saves on speed and security. http://www.cbsnews.coml

3) We have speculated that the phones will someday be just implanted at birth, well here is another step down that road. You can now buy a device that uses brain waves to control your phone. I am not going to go too far with this as I feel a rant coming on.

4) With all of the dead birds raining from the sky, beaches and rivers littered with dead fish and sea life, there is a lot of talk as to why. Some of the edgier stuff is interesting to read and therefore attracts me. There is a lot of talk about H.A.A.R.P. and their weather modification projects. That got me to looking around found several stories about Dubai making rain in the desert. Most stories blown out of proportion, this one a little more down to earth, and interesting read.

5) I read this about how an April fool’s day joke became reality, kind of like sci-fi it just plants the basic idea, and someone will run with it.