Saturday, April 24, 2010

Cyberattack on Google Said to Hit Password System -

It looks like Google got hit a lot harder than they have admitted so far, when hacked in China....

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Ten free apps to install on every new PC • reghardware

Product Round-up You've just taken delivery of a new PC, and you're looking for some good apps to run on it. You'll no doubt have a few in mind, but before reaching for your wallet, check out these ten essentials, all of which we think you'll find darn useful - and they won't cost you a penny.

This is an interesting article. I never though about what free apps I run on a PC, Of the 10 listed here I run 7 and there was only 1 or 2 I didn't know about. The last one to back up your data was new to me.

If you have a new PC and need some software to help you work or play, here is a good place to start.

Happy Earth Day Everyone!


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Apple's Next iPhone - Iphone 4 Pictures and video

Go to the link in the title and you will see pics and video of Apple's new iPhone - Earl

Sunday, April 18, 2010

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 04-18-10

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 04-18-10. 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.

Earl's Cyber Steals and Deals

10-Port Powered USB 2.0 Hub for $12 + free shipping offers this 10-Port Powered USB 2.0 Hub in Black for $19.97. Add coupon code "10pusb12" to your cart to cut it to $11.99. With free shipping, it's the. It includes an AC adapter and USB cable. Deal ends April 20

Dell Inspiron 15 Intel Dual Core 2.2GHz 16" Laptop for $399 + $13 s&h
Dell Home offers the 5.8-lb. Dell Inspiron 15 Pentium Dual-Core 2.2GHz 15.6" Widescreen Notebook in Jet Black for $399 with $12.95 for shipping. This notebook features an Intel Pentium Dual-Core T4400 2.2GHz processor, 15.6" 1366x768 widescreen LED-backlit LCD, 2GB RAM, 250GB hard drive, dual-layer DVD burner, 802.11g wireless, 6-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

Newegg has the LG GH22LS50 22X LightScribe SATA CD/DVD Writer for $24 with free shipping. Even though Blu-ray discs and drives are the new hotness, DVDs will still be here to stay for a while

HP has the HP Pavilion G60t Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz 15.6" Notebook for $644 - $100 off instantly - $50 off with coupon code NBS21653 [900 uses] + $19 shipping = $513 shipped. Configured as below to reach $644 ($599 coupon minimum). [Compare]
• Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 2.2GHz, 3GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Win 7 HP x64
• Intel GMA 4500MHD, 15.6" 1366x768, SuperMulti DVD, 802.11b/g/n, 6-cell

Newegg has the Logitech G330 3.5mm/ USB Circumaural Gaming Headset for $50 - $10 off with coupon code EMCYRZT46 [Exp 4/22] - $15 rebate [Exp 4/22] = $25 with free shipping. Ideal for use with all MP3, CD, DVD players and portable gaming systems.

ZipZoomFly has the Seagate Barracuda 250GB ST3250318AS 7200.12 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive for $44 - $10 rebate [Exp 4/30] = $34 with free shipping. Features a 7200rm rotational speed, 8MB cache, and a 3gb/s SATA interface.

Toshiba has the Toshiba Satellite 15.6" L500-ST2544 Core i3 Notebook for $499 with free shipping. • Core i3-330M 2.13Ghz processor 2GB DDR3, 250GB HDD, 6-cell
• Intel GMA HD, DVD SuperMulti, 802.11n, webcam, Windows 7 HP x 64

Dell has the AMD-powered Dell Inspiron 546 MT Desktop for $399 + $13 shipping = $412 shipped. AMD Athlon X2 7550 2.5GHz, 4GB DDR2, 500GB HDD, Windows 7 HP x64
16x DVD Writer, Integrated Radeon HD 3200 video card, 5.1 channel audio

Newegg has the Samsung G3 Station 1.5TB HX-DU015EC External Hard Drive for $110 with free shipping. Weighs 1.96lbs and inside you'll find a 3.5" hard drive. Covered by a 3 year limited warranty.

Newegg has the Hitachi Deskstar HD31000 IDK/7K 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive for $85 - $15 off with coupon code EMCYRZS28 [Exp 4/21] = $70 with free shipping. Features an average seek time of 8.2ms, and a three year parts/labor warranty.

Links from the Gregg Zone

1) This is an article about that glacial collapse in Peru that created a tsunami in a lake causing damage to local towns. While the general track of the article involves global climate change, there is quite a bit of general info here, complete with several videos, interesting read if you are interested in the current view about losing our glaciers.
2) I have posted quite a few links in the nano-tech field in the past; almost all of them were on new possibilities, and advancements in the technology. Well there is always down side to consider this article points to some major concerns about where we might be going with this.
3) Not sure what to make of a story like this, the implications are pretty much endless, if it turns out to be true. It makes me think of several other stories, subjects from cell memory, to after death possibilities, in other words one of those items that make me think a little deeper. http://www.dailymail
4) This article about predictive software is rather disturbing, and reminds me of a movie plot back there somewhere. Seems they want to predict bad behavior before it happens, they decide you are incline to commit a crime by analysis now they will follow you around just in case? Sounds pretty goofy to me, but I.B.M. dumped a lot of money into it so who knows?
5) This made me wonder just how much have agreed to through that who has time to read all this, I will just click, sign, whatever just give me my toy now. I mean when they trick me into giving up my eternal soul OMG what else did I miss.