Saturday, July 24, 2010

Earl's Cyber Steals and Deals

SuperBiiz has the Plextor PX-NAS2-BL1 2-Bay SOHO Gigabit NAS Storage Server for $150 - 10 off w/ code JAM510, ends 7/25 - $50 rebate [Exp 7/31] = $90 with free shipping. Features 2 bays supporting SATA/SATA2 HDDs up to 2TB, UPnP and DLNA support, RSS, FTP and HTTP services, and can be used as a BitTorrent client offers the I-Inc 28" Widescreen LCD Monitor, model no. iH-282HPB, for $249.99 plus around $15 for shipping. That's $10 under our mention from two weeks ago and the lowest total price we could find by $16. This monitor features a native resolution of 1920x1200, 3ms response time, 800:1 contrast ratio, and both HDMI and VGA input

At Dell Small Business, search for "A3615405" to find the Samsung SyncMaster 24" 1080p Widecreen LCD Monitor, model no. 2494LW, for $229.99. Coupon code "N9B9WPF6CWFTW6" $164.99. With free shipping, 1920x1080 (1080p) resolution, 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 300 cd/m² brightness, 5ms response time, both DVI and VGA inputs, and more. Deal ends July 28.

Ends today. Newegg has the Western Digital Elements 2TB WDBAAU0020HBK-NESN Desktop External Hard Drive on sale for $130 - $20 off with coupon code WEEKENSALE23 [Exp 7/25] = $110 with free shipping. Compatible with all versions of Windows and Mac OS X. Covered by a 3 year warranty.

Dell Home again offers the Western Digital Elements 1.5TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive, model no. WDBAAU0015HBK-NESN, for $84.99 with free shipping ($0.06/GB). Sales tax is added where applicable. This PC-ready drive can be reformatted for use with Macs

$ offers the Kensington Si650m Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse, model no. K72256US, for $14.99 with free shipping. Features include a scroll wheel and a USB receiver. Expect this item to take two to three weeks to arrive.

$1 6-Foot USB A-to-Micro B Cable for $1 + free shipping
For its "M" Club members only, offers this 6-Foot USB 2.0 A-to-Micro B Cable for $1.49 with free shipping. This cable is used primarily to connect cell phones and digital cameras to a computer

Dell has the Dell Inspiron 15R 15.6" Core i3 Laptop for $500 with free shipping with coupon code ?8CN$RJ?W5TQ0C [Exp 7/31]. Intel Core i3 - 350M 2.26GHz, 4GB DDR2, 320GB HDD, 6-cell 15.6 WLED (1366x768), Intel HD graphics, 8X DVD+/-R Drive DL

Newegg has the Trendnet TK-407K 4 Port USB KVM Switch for $36 - $16 off with coupon code EMCYVNP36 [Exp 7/29] + $2 shipping = $22 shipped. The Trendnet TK-407K USB KVM Switch uses a hardware button to switch between 4 PCs.

MWave has the OCZ 16GB SDHC Memory Card Class 6 for $36 - $10 rebate [Exp 7/31] + $0 shipping = $26 with free "M" Club membership. Supports transfer rates of up to 48 Mbit/s and a write-protection switch.

Newegg has the Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB SATA Hard Drive WD15EARS for $90 - $15 off with coupon code WDWEEKEND2 [Exp 7/25] = $75 shipped. Features a large 64MB buffer, 100MBps internal data transfer rate, and is covered by a 3-year warranty.

Newegg has the MSI N94GT-MD512 GeForce 9400 GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card for $49 - $30 rebate [Exp 7/29] = $19 with free shipping. Includes low profile brackets. Supports DirectX 10, OpenGL 2.1 and 2560 x 1600 dpi maximum resolution.

Friday, July 23, 2010

How to run Android on a Netbook or Desktop

Would you like to try out Google’s Android OS on your netbook or desktop? Here’s how you can run Android from a flash drive and see how fast Android can run on real hardware! Also if you’d rather just try out Android from inside Windows, check out our articles on How to Test Drive Android in the Android Emulator and How to Enable the Android Market in the Emulator to try out the best Android has to offer

Monday, July 19, 2010

Verizon scrambles to meet demand as Motorola Droid X sells out | TG Daily

Good news for Verizon and for Motorola! On the heels of antennagate, this bodes well for them and bad for Apple and AT&T. One thing for sure, Motorola knows how to do RF and mobile phones. They knew how to do it long before smart phones. I'm willing to bet that whatever else it does, this phone works well as a phone, something that antennagate has proven sadly is becoming more, not less elusive for Apple. First let my phone connect to the network and maintain a connection, please.

How to install Android OS on your iPhone (Windows users) | MacHackPC

Dual boot your iPhone to the Android OS or the iPhone os...

Nokia Siemens Networks to acquire majority of Motorola’s network operations for $1.2 billion

The deal is a step in the process of breaking up Schaumburg, Ill.-based Motorola. The company has planned for years to spin off the cell phone division, but steep losses in the unit have forced it to postpone

Sunday, July 18, 2010

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 07-18-10

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 07-18-10. 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.

Today's App Corner

Our apps for today all revolve around BBC News. The commercial division of the BBC provides a free, ad supported (unannoying) version outside the UK for iPhone-iPad-iPod Touch, while Android widget has been developed by an independent developer.

The BBC Trust's development of an app has been controversial and is under review so the iPhone app is not available in the UK.

BBC News for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

BBC News Widget for Android

Beeb Anywhere v1.5 for Android

New Regulations Outline Content, Transmission Standards for Every Americans’ Electronic Health Records

New regulations issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Tuesday outline federal standards for the Electronic Health Records that every American must have by 2014 Among the content required for a complete EHR is an active medications list, vital signs, Body Mass Index (BMI) score, smoking status, comparative effectiveness data, lab test results, and insurance status. They must also record race, gender, and preferred language of patients, as well as send reminders to patients about follow-up visits and at-home care where applicable. A complete EHR must also include a list of all past health problems, their causes, and the procedures used to treat or cure them

Links from the Gregg Zone

1) Here is my latest offering for that ‘I want one of those’ electric cars and/or motorcycle list. Not so much for the speed and power, or the whole Zen of the motorcycle thing. Just because it is so cool, it is an electric motorcycle with a lot of new innovative ideas. Some of which I think will endure in to what we see as a final product.
2) This link is the result of one of those ‘what the heck is that about’ headlines. The headline reads “A puzzling collapse of earth’s upper atmosphere” article by NASA. Well as if I did not have enough to worry about. This just added to that list of ‘signs’ rolling around in the back of my brain. It sort of fits nicely into most of the other doomsday prophecies solar flares, pole shift, global warming, 2012.
3) Leave it up to Briton, they are really taking the big brother thing to far, not only are they way over the top with the camera surveillance systems complete with facial recognition, and camera to camera video stitching software tracking your every step. Now they are adding microphones to monitor everything said, looking for tell tale changes in voice to predict potential violent behavior. Can the thought police be far behind?
4) Another of those dubious claims by science, they think they may have answered the whole chicken egg thing, you know which came first. Watch the video for an explanation that is much more complicated than necessary. My answer… you must go back far enough for the chicken and the egg to be separate from each other, either before eggs, or before chickens. Since chickens evolved from earlier birds, and earlier birds laid eggs before there were chickens, the egg must have come first.
5) Geek link of the week is a crossover link from computer internet to mobile phone via a mobile cloud. Probably not much of a deal here, but third world it ight be a very big deal. They think in India they will go from 60 thousand net users to 600 million in a very short time. The world is shrinking so fast it is insane, implosion immanent.

Earl's Cyber Steals and Deals continues to offer the Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB Serial ATA 3Gb/s Internal Hard Drive, model no. ST31500341AS, for $79.99 with free shipping ($0.053/GB). This 3.5" hard drive runs at 7200 rpm and features a 32MB cache.

HP Pavilion Slimline s5510t Pentium Dual-Core 2.7GHz Desktop PC, model no. WS392AV#ABA, for $379.99 plus $19 for shipping. Pentium Dual-Core E5400 2.7GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 500GB 7200 rpm hard drive, dual layer DVD burner with LightScribe, media card reader, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

Dell Small Business offers the Dell Vostro 230 Slim Intel Core 2 Duo 2.93GHz Desktop PC bundled with the Dell E1910H 18.5" Widescreen LCD Monitor for $439 plus $8 for shipping. Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93GHz dual-core processor, 2GB RAM, 250GB 7200 rpm hard drive, dual-layer DVD burner, Gigabit Ethernet, and Windows 7 Home Premium

Lenovo has the Lenovo G555 - 087326U 15.6" Notebook for $649 - $180 off with coupon code USPG526715 [Exp 7/19] = $469 with free shipping. AMD Athlon II X2 Dual Core M320 2.10GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD ATI Mobile Radeon HD4200 512MB, DVD-R/RW DL, 802.11b/g/n, Win 7 HP x64

MWave has the ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor for $175 - $20 rebate [Exp 7/31] + $0 shipping = $155 shipped with free "M" Club membership. Resolution at 1920 x 1080 pixels, 300 cd/m2 brightness, 2000:1 contrast ratio, 2ms response time.

SuperBiiz has the Plextor PX-NAS2-BL1 2-Bay SOHO Gigabit NAS Storage Server for $150 - $10 off with coupon code CASTLE10 [Exp 7/18] - $50 rebate [Exp 7/31] = $90 with free shipping. Features 2 bays supporting SATA/SATA2 HDDs up to 2TB, UPnP and DLNA support, RSS, FTP and HTTP services, and can be used as a BitTorrent client has the 400mAh Solar Charger for iPhone for $9 - 15% off with coupon code GGFA15 + $2 shipping = $10 shipped

Newegg has the EVGA 512-P3-1213-LR GeForce 210 512MB 64-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card + ECS G31T-M7 LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard combo for $70 - $25 rebate [Exp 7/31] - $15 rebate [Exp 7/31] = $30 with free shipping. has the Western Digital WDH2Q20000N My Book Studio Edition II 2TB USB 2.0 / FireWire 400 / FireWire 800 / eSATA Quad Interface External Hard Drive with RAID for $140 with free shipping. Add to cart to see discounted price. Comes with a 5 year limited warranty

Newegg has the MSI N8400GS-TD256 Geforce 8400GS 256MB GDDR2 PCI-E Video Card for $30 - $20 rebate [Exp 7/18] = $10 with free shipping. Sports a 567 core clock, 1000MHz memory clock, S-Video output, and 400MHz RAMDAC