Saturday, May 22, 2010

Has ASUS abandoned netbook Linux? - Linux Today

Asus seems to have closed down its Linux netbook lines at least in the United States.

Earl's Cyber Steals and Deals

Dell Small Business offers the Samsung SyncMaster 24" 1080p Widecreen LCD Monitor, model no. 2494LW, for $229.99. Apply coupon code "MLZBF1Q0CPVSBT" to drop it to $164.99. With free shipping, 1920x1080 (1080p) resolution, 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 300cd/m² brightness, 5ms response time, both DVI and VGA input, and more. Coupon expires May 24.

Dell Home again offers the Dell Inspiron 15 Pentium Dual-Core 2.2GHz 15.6" Widescreen Notebook in Jet Black for $419 with $12.95 for shipping via the directions below. Features include an Intel Pentium Dual-Core T4400 2.2GHz processor, 15.6" 1366x768 widescreen LED-backlit LCD, 2GB RAM, 250GB 5400 rpm hard drive, dual-layer DVD burner, 802.11g wireless, 4-cell battery, and Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit.
1.Click here to start at $379 "Intel Pentium Dual Core T4400, 2.2GHz/800MHz FSB/1MB cache (+$40)"
3.add to your cart for $419

Dell Studio XPS 8100 Core i5 Dual Core 3.2GHz Desktop PC for $649 + $13 s&h
Dell Home offers its Dell Studio XPS 8100 Intel Core i5 3.2GHz Desktop PC (no monitor) for $649 with $12.95 for shipping. features an Intel Core i5-650 3.2GHz dual-core processor, 3GB RAM, 500GB 7200 rpm hard drive, DVD burner, NVIDIA GeForce G310 512MB video card, flash card reader, 15-month subscription to McAfee SecurityCenter, 2GB of Dell Online Backup for one year, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. offers the refurbished HP Pavilion Elite e9220y AMD Phenom II X4 2.6GHz Desktop PC, model no. NY553AA#ABA, for $467.99. With about $16 for shipping, it's the lowest total price we could find for any refurbished HP e9220y desktop PC with this configuration by $54. It features an AMD Phenom II X4-910 2.6GHz quad-core processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive, dual layer DVD burner with LightScribe, ATI Radeon HD 4350 512MB video card, 802.11a/n wireless, Gigabit Ethernet, media card reader, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

Dell Small Business offers its Dell Vostro 230 Intel Core 2 Duo 2.93GHz Mini Tower Desktop PC bundled with the Dell E2010H 20" Widescreen LCD Monitor in Black for $419. With $8 for shipping, that's $337 off and the lowest total price we could find for a Vostro 230 mini tower / 20" LCD combo with this configuration. (We saw one for $20 less in April, which had a smaller HDD and slower CPU, since expired.) Features include an Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93GHz dual-core processor, 2GB RAM, 320GB 7200 rpm hard drive, DVD burner, integrated graphics, keyboard, optical mouse, Gigabit Ethernet, and Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit.

Newegg has the Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARS 1TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (Bare Drive) for $70 - $5 off with coupon code EMCYSNZ48 [Exp 5/23] = $65 with free shipping. These drives use less power and operate at lower temperatures and acoustics than standard desktop drives.

Newegg has the ZOTAC GF6100-E-E AM2+/AM3 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Mini ATX AMD Motherboard for $36 - $10 rebate [Exp 5/24] = $26 with free shipping. Supports AM2+ or AM3 socket type CPUs such as the Athlon 64 X2, Athlon, or Sempron with a maximum FSB of 800MHz.

ZipZoomFly has the Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB SATA Hard Drive WD15EARS for
$95 - $15 rebate [Exp 6/15] = $80 with free shipping. Features a large 64MB buffer, 100MBps internal data transfer rate, and is covered by a 3-year warranty.
WD Caviar WD5001AALS 500GB HDD for $50 w/ rebate

Friday, May 21, 2010

10 million Verizon iPhone 4G ordered by APPLE ... rumor

Apple has ordered 10 million CDMA based iPhones from Pegatron Technology Corp., a subsidiary of Taiwan’s ASUSTeK Computer.

FaceBook Facing Backlash - Possible 60 percent may quit over privacy

A survey by security firm Sophos shows that 60 percent of Facebook users - yes, 60 percent - are considering quitting over privacy concerns. Apparently, Facebook has crossed a line with its last round of changes to the privacy policy and settings.

Facebook sends user data to advertisers

FaceBook confirmed late Thursday that it has, at least in some circumstances, sent the user name of a Facebook member to its advertising partners. That can be used to glean a person's name, interests, and list of friends.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Google web expansion set to rile rivals

Google announced ambitious web expansion plans on Wednesday, involving video, an application store and cloud computing in moves likely to antagonise further its rivals.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Google issues continue; killing their Generation Y credibility?

Author: I, as a Generation Y member, am starting to doubt the morals, values and incentives of companies like Google and Facebook. I believe that not before long, a ‘privacy revolution’ led by a coalition of the younger generations could well be the end of such web-giants. That is, if the governments don’t indict them first

German prosecutors investigating Google -

Google gets caught with pants down hoarding users' private data off WiFi networks in Germany....

Sunday, May 16, 2010

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 05-16-10

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 05-16-10. 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) This is a link from a Coast radio show from a week or two back, if you have stream link and have not heard this show it would be well worth listening to. If this is real it is incredible, it would be a complete solution to our whole energy problem. I am thinking about buying the DVD, or watch the one time streaming video. This is the best zero energy story I have heard since I started this blog.
2) With the oil spill so much in the news these days I was looking around reading some stuff on oil, when I ran across this article, while I was aware of the theory that oil did not come from dinosaurs and prehistoric vegetation I had never seen much on it. This is interesting, but as usual a little over my head in some areas I am going to have to look around some more.
3) This is about our new space race, the one where it is becoming more and more difficult to understand our direction. The article is unfortunately not about the United States, but about China, if you had any doubt that China intends to colonize other planets in the solar system this should set us straight. Want to be an astronaut in China one of the requirements is that you are married.
4) The whole genetics thing has my head spinning lately; advancements in the medical areas are moving at a frightening rate. Now they are going to mix spiders, and goats. The idea is to cause goats to create spider web silk instead of milk. Lots of uses for the web material, from human tendon replacements, to bullet proof vests.
5) For my geek link this week I thought I would add this to the Face Book fiasco, seems how to erase your info from face book is the ninth most popular Google search these days. Makes you wonder just how much they will have to deal with, before they change their ways. It should also offer some input to other social networking sites about how people feel about their privacy.
6) Bonus geek link for the week,

Earl's Cyber Steals and Deals

Kaspersky Internet Security 3-User for PC for $0 after rebate + free shippingFry's Electronics offers Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 3-User for Windows for $59.99. This $60 mail-in rebate (paid as Prepaid American Express Rebate Card) cuts it to $0. With free shipping, Rebate ends May 20.

HP Pavilion G60t Intel Dual Core 2.1GHz 16" Laptop for $430 + $19 s&h
The HP Home & Home Office Store offers its HP Pavilion G60t Pentium Dual-Core 2.1GHz 15.6" Widescreen Notebook, model no. VU748AV#ABA, for $429.99 plus $19 for shipping.

Toshiba Satellite Intel Dual Core 2.2GHz 17" Laptop for $509 + free offers the 6.6-lb. Toshiba Satellite L550-ST2743 Pentium Dual-Core 2.2GHz 17.3" Widescreen Notebook in Graphite Gray, model no. PSLW0U-05H03T, for $509 with free shipping

Newegg has the EVGA 015-P3-N969-LR GeForce 9600 GSO 1.5GB 192-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card for $68 - $30 rebate [Exp 5/31] = $38 with free shipping. Features PCI Express 2.0 x16, 1 D-SUB, 1 DVI, 1 S-Video ports.

Dell has the new Studio XPS 7100 Phenom II X6 Desktop PC $699 + $13 shipping = $712 shipped. [Compare] AMD Phenom II X6 1035T 2.80GHz, 4GB DDR3 SDRAM 1TB 7200RPM, 16X DVD+/-RW, ATI Radeon HD 5450 1GB Windows 7 Home Premium x64, multimedia keyboard/mouse TechSpot Article on this system. has the itouch Mini Microphone Recorder for $3 with free shipping with coupon code freeship19. Allows you to record with your iPod or iPhone for lectures, interviews, and spy meetings. has the HTC Droid Incredible Skin Case in black, blue, purple, pink, green, red, clear, smoke, and orange for $6 - $3 off with coupon code htcincredibleskn [Exp 5/31] + $3 shipping = $6 shipped has the Koutech PCI to USB2.0 Card Model IO-PU520 for $15 - $5 off with coupon code EMCYSZR62 [Exp 5/20] + $1 shipping = $11 shipped. Kuotech's 5 port card lets you add a lot of USB ports in one simple step. This 5 port card will plug right in and give you the ports you need.

: HP Pavilion dv6 Core i3 2.13GHz 16" Laptop for $580 after rebate + free shipping
Staples offers the 6.34-lb. HP Pavilion dv6-2150us Intel Core i3 2.13GHz 15.6" Widescreen Notebook,
model no. WA779UA#ABA, for $629.99. This $50 mail-in rebate cuts it to $579.99. Features an Intel Core i3-330M 2.13GHz dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit widescreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 320GB 7200 rpm hard drive, dual-layer DVD burner with LightScribe support, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, 5-in-1 media card reader, built-in webcam, four USB ports (no FireWire), ExpressCard slot, HDMI output, 6-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Rebate ends May 22.

Today only, offers the Master Mechanic 25-Foot Powered Tape Measure for $7.99 plus $5 for shipping. It features an automatic extend and retract button and a built-in LED light. Four AAA batteries are required (included).

Today only, offers the Poly Brite LED Safety Vest with Extra LED Strips, model no. IVRO-3R_IVRK-3R, for $13.99 with free shipping. That's tied with last week's expired mention and the lowest total price we could for any LED safety vest by $3. It features detachable Velcro LED strips, illumination for up to 200 hours, flashing and constant modes, and operates on an included 2032 battery

Dell Small Business trimmed its price on the Dell Vostro 230 Intel Core 2 Duo 2.93GHz Slim Tower Desktop PC together with the Dell E2210 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor to $449 $8 for shipping.