Saturday, September 04, 2010

Earl's Cyber Steals and Deals

For "M" Club members (it's free to join), offers the ASUS 23" 1080p Widescreen LCD Monitor, model no. MS236H, for $164.99. This $20 mail-in rebate drops it to $144.99. With free shipping, Features include a 1920x1080 (1080p) resolution, 50,000:1 contrast ratio, 250 cd/m² brightness, one HDMI input, and both VGA and DVI inputs. Rebate ends September 30.

MicroCenter offers the OCZ 4GB PC3-10666 1333MHz DDR3-1333 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit with two 2GB DIMMs, model no. OCZ3G1333LV4GK, for $79.99. This $20 mail-in rebate cuts it to $59.99. Shipping adds $5.99, or choose free in-store pickup. Even with shipping, Rebate ends September 5.

For "M" Club members only (it's free to join), offers this 25-Foot CAT5 Ethernet Cable in Grey for $2.49 with free shipping

For in-store pickup only and with stock varying by ZIP code, Best Buy offers the 5.5-lb. HP G62 Intel Core i3 2.26GHz 15.6" Widescreen Notebook in Biscotti, model no. G62-234DX, for $499.99. That's $50 under the lowest total price we could find elsewhere for a Core i3-equipped G62 notebook. Intel Core i3-350M 2.26GHz dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit widescreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 250GB 5400 rpm hard drive, dual-layer DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, HDMI output, webcam, media card reader, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

For in-store purchase only and with stock varying by ZIP code, Office Depot offers the 5.48-lb. Toshiba Satellite L655-S5072 Intel Core i3 2.26GHz 15.6" LED Widescreen Notebook, model no. PSK2CU-01E001, for $499.99. Intel Core i3-350M 2.26GHz dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit widescreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 320GB hard drive, DVD burner, media card reader, 802.11n wireless, webcam, 6-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Deal ends September 4.

Mwave has the Caviar Green Western Digital WD20EARS 2TB SATA Hard Drive on sale for $100 + $0 shipping = $100 shipped with free "M" Club membership. Features 64 MB cache and SATA 3.0 interface in a 3.5" form

Newegg has the Samsung SH-S243N 24X SATA DVD Burner Black Drive for $18 with free shipping. Features a 2MB buffer, SATA interface, 130ms DVD access time, and 110ms CD access time.

HP has the HP Pavilion p6550z AMD Athlon II Desktop PC for $400 + $19 shipping = $419 shipped. AMD Athlon II 245 Dual-Core 2.9GHz, 4GB DDR3, 500GB 7200RPM HDD ATI Radeon HD 4200, 16x DVD+/-RW LightScribe drive, Windows 7 x64

has the Kaz Stinger Flat Panel Bug Zapper for $20 with free in-store pickup or $5 shipping. This slim compact design features a weatherproof construction, focuses on mosquito attraction, and covers a half-acre area.

Dell Business has the Dell Vostro 230 Mini Tower plus Dell E2010H 20" LCD Monitor for $419 + $9 shipping = $428 shipped. Included monitor is listed under System Details on the right. Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93GHz, 2GB DDR3, 160GB HDD, 16X DVD+/-RW
Intel GMA X4500, 1-yr warranty/on-site service, Windows 7 HP

Focalprice has the Google Android 7" Tablet PC for $100 with free shipping. This iPad killer features Google Android OS 1.6 OS, 2GB storage, 128MB memory, 7" TFT LCD widescreen touch display, accelerometer, 802.11b/g/n wireless and an SD card slot

Newegg has the Corsair XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 PC3 12800 Desktop Memory (CMX4GX3M2A1600C9) for $95 - $15 rebate [Exp 9/30] - $5 off with coupon code EMCYXYN43 [Exp 9/8] = $75 with free shipping

Anti-Google campaign on privacy by Consumer Watchdog - BBC

Consumer Watchdog's president Jaimie Court said the aim of the adverts was to "make the public aware of how out of touch Schmidt and Google are when it comes to our privacy rights. Google knows more about us than most government agencies."

Friday, September 03, 2010

Samsung fires first Android-powered salvo at iPad with Galaxy Tab

The Samsung Galaxy Tab is a 7" widescreen touch tablet powered by Android 2.2. The Tab will use the same TouchWiz UI used on Samsung's line of Galaxy S smartphones, which gives it a very iOS-like look and feel

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Windows 7 Family Pack discounts return | ZDNet

"Beginning October 3 in the U.S., you’ll once again be able to buy the Windows 7 Family Pack, which gives you three upgrade licenses of Windows 7 Home Premium for an estimated retail price of $149.99.

Here is another chance for you to buy Windows 7 at a discounted price.

It's a good deal IF you can use 3 licenses of Windows 7.


Sunday, August 29, 2010

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 08-29-10

As of this week we will be changing the format of the show. We will start the show 1 hour later and will only be live for 1 hour. We will only have an MP3 feed , We will no longer have a WMV, or WMA, or Ogg Vorbis feeds. The Podcast will be for 1 hour only also.

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 08-29-10. 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

Today, we will be talking about Opentable and Urbanspoon.

Opentable lets you make reservations at any restaurant in the Opentable system, Urbanspoon helps you find restaurants.

To get Opentable:
For the iPhone:
For Android:

To get Urbanspoon:
For the iPhone:
For Android:

Earl's Cyber Steals and Deals offers the refurbished HP Pavilion p6347c AMD Athlon X4 Quad-Core 2.8GHz Desktop PC, model no. AY614AAR#ABA, for $389.99 plus $28.49 for shipping. Although that's $23 over a brief mention of similar refurb from three weeks ago (which also featured a larger hard drive),It features an AMD Athlon X4 630 2.8GHz quad-core processor, 6GB RAM, 640GB hard drive, DVD burner with LightScribe, flash card reader, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

SuperBiiz has the Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB SATA Hard Drive WD15EARS for $80 - $5 off with coupon code HIGH5 [Exp 8/29] = $75 shipped. Features a large 64MB buffer, 100MBps internal data transfer rate, and is covered by a 3-year warranty.

For its "M" Club members, again offers this CD/DVD Paper Sleeve 100-Pack
for $1.99 with free shipping. ("M" Club membership is free; click here sign up.) That's tied with our mention from last month and, at $0.02/sleeve, ties the lowest total price we've seen for this quantity of sleeves this year offers this 3.5mm Notebook Microphone for $2.25. Coupon code "MLCK204182082869AL1" cuts it to 69 cents. With free shipping, it's tied with our mention from last month as the lowest total price we've seen by a buck. Coupon ends after 800 redemptions. Expect this item to take two to three weeks to arrive offers the ASUS 23.6" 1080p Widescreen LCD Monitor, model no. VH242H, for $179.99. Together, coupon code "geico10" and this $10 mail-in rebate cut it to $159.99. With around $11 for shipping, Features include a native resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p), integrated speakers, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 300 cd/m² brightness, 5ms response time, one HDMI input, and both DVI and VGA inputs. Rebate expires August

For its newsletter subscribers only, offers the Western Digital Elements 2TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive, model no. WDBAAU0020HBK-NESN, for $119.99. Add coupon code "EMCYTZT118" to lower it to $99.99. With free shipping, that's $0.05/GB, It includes a power-saving feature that reduces power consumption by 30%. offers the CAT5e 10-Foot Ethernet Cable for $3.29. Coupon code "MLCK192248082780NL1" cuts it to 99 cents. ( offers the same price for its "M" Club members.) With free shipping,by $4.

Newegg has the Western Digital Elements 2TB WDBAAU0020HBK-NESN Desktop External Hard Drive for $110 - $10 off with coupon code EMCYTZT118 [Exp 8/29] = $100 with free shipping. Compatible with all versions of Windows and Mac OS X

Super Media Store has the A-DATA 16GB TurboSD Class 10 SDHC for $38 - $5 off with coupon code 79F7F2W7C [Exp 8/30] = $33 with free shipping. Features write speeds of at least 6MB/s and is compatible with all devices with SD 2.0 or SDHC logo

Links from the Gregg Zone

1) Often amazed by some of the human powered devices I run across, but this is a new one even for me. A human powered motor home. They are saying it would make a great home for the homeless. Not sure how to comment on that but, I could have seen myself playing around with something like this when I lived by the beach in Santa Barbara, oh yea, and I was in my twenties.

2) I used a link a week or two back that referenced the upper atmosphere collapsing, well I found a story explaining what happened. It appears that it was the Sun’s energy fluctuations were the culprit. It is beginning to appear there is more to the Sun and its influence on our planet than our science has uncovered to date.

3) This is a pretty interesting site if you have an interest in learning a new language. I started and gave up on Spanish several times over the years, I have accepted that I am too old and my brain is just not flexible enough. But, for you or anyone you know that might be interested, this is a free online way to learn a new language. It is evidently a different structure than usual in that it is a coop type site.

4) This is one of those medical advances that look like they might make a very big difference in the way we recover from heart problems. They may have found a way to heal a damaged heart. Hearts damaged from heart attacks evidently do not heal well, stem cells were looking very promising, but now they think they may have something easier, and maybe better.

5) Last link for the week a link to an interesting article on how the internet is changing our language. I have found myself using several of these examples myself.