Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Office 2010 hits retail shelves (images)

When Office 2010 hits retail shelves on Tuesday, one of several new options will be for new PC buyers to purchase a product key card that upgrades their machine from a limited free version called Office Starter to the full version. Though good for only a single machine, the product key cards will be cheaper than the full boxed copies of the software, which can be used on either two or three PCs, depending on the edition.

The Live CD list

I stumbled on this. Lots and lots of live CD links. Check it out, more good ones then I can mention. (hope I didn't post this already LOL).

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Nasa warns solar flares from 'huge space storm' will cause devastation

Britain could face widespread power blackouts and be left without critical communication signals for long periods of time, after the earth is hit by a once-in-a-generation “space storm”, Nasa warns

YouTube Removes 'Flotilla Choir' Video despite 3 million hits...

Citing copyright infringement, YouTube removed Latma's "We Con the Word" on Friday, despite the video having received over 3 million hits in one week! Is this Net-Neutrality?

Sunday, June 13, 2010

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 06-13-10

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 06-13-10. 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

Today only, offers the Rayovac AAA I-C3 15-Minute Rechargeable Battery 12-Pack for $11. With free shipping, These
batteries purport to offer a charging time of 15 minutes or less. Note that they're bulk packaged and will arrive without the Rayovac I-C3 charger, which enables 15-minute charging times. offers the Lexar 32GB
JumpDrive TwistTurn USB 2.0 Flash Drive, model no. LJDTT32GASBNA, for $49.99. Pay via Google Checkout and it falls to $44.99.

For "M" Club members only, mwave offers the Samsung 22x Serial ATA Internal Dual Layer DVD Burner with LightScribe, model no. SH-S223L, for $19.99 with free shipping.(Click the "M" Club banner to sign up for a free membership.) The SH-S223L burns DVD+R and DVD-R media at 22x, DVD-RAM media at 12x, dual layer DVD+R at 16x, dual layer DVD-R media at 12x, DVD+RW media at 8x, DVD-RW media at 6x, CD-RW media at 32x, and CD-R media at 48

At Blockbuster
Express kiosks, get any 1-night DVD rental for free via the coupon codes listed below. (You can enter these codes online or at the kiosk itself; each is only valid once per account.). Search for a Blockbuster Express kiosk location near you. Valid codes include "GT14A," "GL14A," "GT14A," "GL14A," and "GL15A."

Home & Home Office Store offers its HP Pavilion Slimline s5370t Intel Core i3 2.93GHz Desktop PC (no monitor), model no. AZ214AV#ABA, for $549.99. Coupon code "SVMB39487" drops it to $524.99. With free shipping, that's tied with our mention from four weeks ago as the lowest total price we could find for this configuration, although we saw it for $13 less in February (since expired). Sales tax is added where applicable. It features an Intel Core i3-530 2.93GHz dual-core processor, 4GB RAM, 640GB 7200 rpm hard drive, DVD burner with LightScribe, Gigabit Ethernet, 6-in-1 media card reader, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit has the GoHardDrive 3532F 3.5" SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to SATA Aluminum External Hard Drive Enclosure for $35 with free shipping. Features up to 5 Gbps data transfer, backward compatible with USB 2.0, and is lead-free

Today only. Sears has the Fujifilm Finepix XP10 12MP Waterproof Camera for $150 - 10% off in cart = $135 with free in-store pickup. Shipping option is $7. [Compare]
12.2MP, 2.7" 230K LCD, 5X optical zoom, 720p video, underwater mode
Waterproof (3m), shockproof (1m), freezeproof (-10 degrees), dustproof

Mwave has the Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive for $65 + $0 shipping = $65 shipped with free "M" Club membership. The WD Blue offers midrange performance and sits between the low power WD Green and high performance WD Black.

B&H Photo Video has the Western Digital WDH2NC20000N My Book World Edition II 2 TB (2 x 1TB) NAS External Hard Drive for $179 with free shipping. Features RAID 0/1/Span/JBOD support, remote file access, gigabit ethernet, automatic network backup, and USB port for storage expansion.

Links from the Gregg Zone

1) With everything going south in the economy, and especially with real estate, when I saw this I just thought there must be countless places where the idea may apply. I was reading the next real estate collapse is expected to hit the commercial sector. As specialty stores begin to have trouble meeting lease payments. This may provide a way out for some, and it’s a green solution.
2) This is so zone, when I saw it I was just blown away. I am used to science fiction predicting the future by becoming science fact, but usually that is something to do with technology. Seems they have found a monolith on a moon of Mars. Right out of Space Odyssey 2010.
3) As long as we are talking space stuff this is a couple weeks old, I almost used it a couple of times, but it just kept getting shuffled down the list. I find it interesting when science finds something quite new and unique. They found a new ‘phase’ of water out in space, the ones we usually think about are ice, liquid, and vapor. Now they have a new fourth state created in star formation.
4) Not too sure what I think about this site, one could say it is a criminal training manual, I suppose it is not as bad as a bomb instruction manual. And, I have to admit I am tempted to play around with it just out of curiosity. It is MIT’s Ultimate Lock Picking Bible, and it is a free download. Billed as a complete necessity for every lock smith/crooks library.
5) This article asks the question does the internet make you smarter. Really a pretty interesting read, points out that the majority of what is printed on the internet as news is created by people not that skilled in presenting content. Then they point out that this is just the way it happens, and has been happening with all new communication forms.