Friday, January 15, 2010

LPD HDTVs: - The Future or Simply Late to the Party?

Earlier this week, display company Prysm announced a new display technology that could revolutionize consumer HDTVs and business professional displays>

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Privacy is dead on Facebook. Get over it.

Ripping the privacy carpet out from under its users is the kind of shifty behavior that will no doubt result in lawsuits topping that of Facebook’s Beacon debacle back in 2007, when user purchases and other Internet activity popped up in Facebook's "news feed"

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Better Gmail 2 - Free download for FireFox

This collection of popular Greasemonkey scripts makes tweaking Gmail's look and behavior as simple as installing a Firefox add-on. The 15 features in Better Gmail 2 allow for a deeper level of customization than Google can provide, even though the introduction of Google Labs in Gmail demotes Better Gmail from "must-have" to "still pretty cool."

Sunday, January 10, 2010

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 01-10-10

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 01-10-10. 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) I was sort of hoping to start off my green link with something super cool from CES, but in that area I was rather disappointed at the show. Lots of whiz-bang fancy stuff, most of which reminded me of a movie sequel, new twist on an old story. So when I started looking around and spotted some news on something I had used along time ago. And, I remembered thinking it was a keeper back then and, I saw the article was about their success; that they were attracting more money and interest I thought I would bring it back.
2) One more CES link, because I know we will be talking about the show, and I don’t want to over do it here, I may use some other CES related stuff next week. One of the biggest new hype products this year; was 3D T.V. I was not very impressed, nor was Joe. We talked about it quite a bit and we both had the same ho-hum feeling about it. I thought this article was very insightful, they were not very impressed either, and he made some very good points about the industry. I think he was right on with his analysis about why the industry will lose in the short term, but probably force us into acceptance eventually.
3) Moving on from the show, this is a link that Troll sent last week that is one of the coolest I have seen in quite awhile. Our friend in Playa Del Rey has been so wound up in this he has been at the site for many hours every day all week. While I like it a lot, I’m not quite that hooked. But, if you are into photography you really need to check this out. In the past I used a link on this Gigapixel Technology. But, it was nothing like this super high resolution, 18 gigapixel, 360 degree spherical panorama, photo taken from the top of the T.V. antenna in Prague. Full zoom capability you can zoom in on someone miles away and see their facial features. Just amazing detail be sure not to miss this one. Thanks Troll, you sure did well this time.
4) This is one that Earl might be interested in if he is not already aware of it. It has been said you cannot reinvent the wheel; well the guy’s at MIT may have something to say about that. They have just unveiled The Copenhagen Big Wheel, for bicycles. This is a very impressive bit of engineering; it is comparable to the Swiss Army Knife, a lot of useful stuff crammed into a small space.
5) My geek link for the week is not totally computer related, but has a definite geek appeal. This is a video site called Engineering TV, an online video program by engineers for engineers. Focused on technical B2B engineering topics, there is an archive in addition to the current offerings, very nice site.

Earl's Cyber Steals and Deals

Micro Center offers the retail-boxed Intel Core i5-650 Clarkdale 3.2GHz Dual-Core Socket 1156 Processor, model no. BX80616I5650, for $149.99. With $5.99 for shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $36. (In-store pickup is also available.) Sales tax is added where applicable. This 73-watt CPU features a 4MB L3 cache. A heatsink and fan are included.

Beach Camera offers the JVC 32" 1080p Widescreen LCD HD Television, model no. LT-32J300, for $399 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $30. It features a native resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p), 3,700:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 6ms response time, 500 cd/m² brightness, three HDMI inputs with HDCP, and VGA, component, and other video inputs.

Dell S2209W 22in Widescreen LCD Monitor $139 Free Shipping ,
Dell Home has the Dell S2209W 21.5" Widescreen LCD Monitor for $139.00 Free Shipping. Tax in most. 1920x1080; 5ms; 1000:1; 300nits; DVI (HDCP) & VGA; 3yr warranty

Refurbished ASUS Eee PC 900A Intel Atom 1.6GHz 9" Netbook for $170 + free shipping offers this netbook that features an Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz processor, 8.9" 1024x600 widescreen LCD, 1GB RAM, 4GB Solid-State Disk (SSD), 802.11g wireless, USB ports, 4-cell battery, GNU Linux, and more. A 90-day warranty applies

Walmart offers the Sceptre X46BV 46" 1080p Widescreen LCD HD Television, model no. X46BV-1080P, for $648 with free shipping. That's $51 under our December mention and the lowest total price we could find by $171. Sales tax is added where applicable. It features a native resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p), 8,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 550 cd/m² brightness, four HDMI inputs, and VGA, component, and other video inputs

Abe's of Maine offers the Canon PowerShot SX120 IS 10-Megapixel Digital Camera in Black, model no. 3634B001, for $199. Coupon code "DEALNEWS10" cuts it to $189.95. With free shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $9, although we saw it for $1 less in December, since expired. Features include 10x optical zoom, 3" LCD, optical image stabilization, face detection, 2GB Secure Digital card, and more.

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