Saturday, October 23, 2010

Weekly Audio Feed

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Earl's Cyber Steals and Deals

Hanns G 27.5-inch LCD monitor $220 1080P 3MS response time HANNS-G HG-281DPB / HG-281DJB LCD 28W HDMI W HDCP DVI SPK 3MS 800:1 1920X12 Free Shipping THIS IS AT

Newegg has the Western Digital Elements 120GB USB 2.0 WDBAAR1200ABK-NESN External Hard Drive for $30 - $5 off with coupon code EMCYTZT199 [Exp 10/24] = $25 with free shipping. Features a 120GB capacity and 2.5" form factor, so it'll fit snugly in your pocket.

Newegg has the Asus M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX Motherboard + AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz Processor Combo for $185 with free shipping.

Newegg has the LG GH24NS50 24X DVD+-R DL Writer for $17 with free shipping. Features a 24X DVD+/-R write speed, 48X for CD-Rs, and a SATA interface.

Dell Small Business offers the 5.3-lb Dell Vostro 3500 Intel Core i3 2.4GHz 15.6" LED Widescreen Notebook in Aberdeen Silver for $539 with free overnight shipping Intel Core i3-370M 2.4GHz dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 2GB RAM, 250GB 7200 rpm hard drive, dual-layer DVD burner, 2-megapixel webcam, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, 8-in-1 card reader, 6-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit offers the Lenovo G555 AMD Athlon II X2 2.1GHz 15.6" Widescreen Notebook, model no. 087325U, for $399.99 with free shipping. AMD Athlon II X2 M320 2.1GHz dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 widescreen LCD, 3GB RAM, 160GB 5400 rpm hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, webcam, memory card reader, 6-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit.

HP Home & Home Office offers the HP Pavilion Elite HPE-410t Intel Core i5 2.8GHz Desktop PC (no monitor), model no. XM555AV#ABA, for $729.99. Coupon code "DTE86359" drops it to $629.99. With free shipping, Intel Core i5-760 2.8GHz quad-core processor, 6GB RAM, 750GB 7200 rpm hard drive, DVD burner, ATI Radeon HD 5450 512MB graphics, memory card reader, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Mwave has the ASUS Skype Videophone Touch AiGuru SV1TS (Black) for $150 with free shipping. Portable videophone features Wi-Fi/Ethernet connectivity, 7" touch-enabled LCD screen (800x800), integrated 0.3MP webcam, built-in mic and speaker, rechargeable battery, and power supply. Includes 60 bonus minutes of SkypeOut credits. No computer required

Newegg has the Hannspree ST42DMSB 42" 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV for $500 + $35 shipping = $535 shipped. 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV for $500 + $35 shipping = $535 shipped.1920x1080, 15000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 4.5ms response time ATSC/NTSC/QAM tuners, 470 cd/m2 brightness, 2x 15W speakers

Dell Home offers the Dell ST2410 24" 1080p Widescreen LCD Monitor for $229.99. Coupon code "DR5P3V5GZPJ32X" knocks it to $181.99. With free shipping, Native resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p), 5ms response time, 250 cd/m² brightness, one HDMI input, and DVI-D and VGA inputs. Coupon ends October 28. offers the AMD Phenom X4 9850 2.5GHz Quad-Core Socket AM2+ Processor, model no. HD9850XAJ4BGH, for $89.99. Coupon code "CNV9103" chops it to $59.99. With $4.79 for shipping, A 2000MHz bus speed, 2MB L2 and L3 cache, and more. Coupon ends October 24.

Office Depot has the HP G72-B60US Intel Core i3-370M 17.3" LED LCD Laptop for $630 - $50 rebate = $580 with free shipping. Intel Core i3-370M Processor (2.40GHz), 4GB DDR3 RAM, 500GB HDD Intel HD Graphics, 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth, HDMI, Windows 7 HP x64

Friday, October 22, 2010

Palm Pre 2, webOS 2.0, coming soon, on Verizon

HP today announced the imminent release of webOS 2.0 and Palm Pre 2. webOS 2.0 is both the first major update to the webOS smartphone platform, and the first major webOS release by HP since the company bought Palm in April this year.

ABC, CBS Fox Join Hulu In Blocking Google TV

Welcome to the new, fractured, half-insane Internet

Netflix Admits Streaming Is The Future As System Crashes - !

Sandvine indicated that Netflix streaming video now accounts for more than 20 percent of downstream traffic during peak times in the U.S.

AT&T Sees Huge Surge In Wi-Fi Use

AT&T is seeing explosive Wi-Fi growth. In fact, AT&T says that users made 106.9 million connections to AT&T's U.S. Wi-Fi network, far in excess of the 85.5 million connections made during the entire year in 2009

Sunday, October 17, 2010

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 10-17-10

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 10-17-10. You can listen live every Sunday from 11AM to 12PM Pacific that's 2PM to 3PM Eastern. Join us for the live show and chat.

Today's App Corner

Today we have the mobile app version of Zillow, the real estate site, for iOS and Android. So if you want to know what your house might be worth (and see a graph of the plummet in value over the past few years), or what your neighbors house is worth, this app is made for you.

On another note, remember when parents used TV as a babysitter? Well the modern parent has a more convenient device. Yes, this article tells all about iPhone using tots!

Links from the Gregg Zone

1) I kept hearing about how the stats on the Chevy Volt were tweaked. So I started looking around a bit, and found this interesting article about Motor Trends test drive they say all the chatter was much adieu about nothing. Impressive article, test, and car, if I was in the market and had the bucks, I would love to try one.

2) I ran across this article on DNA fabrication, I have always been suspect of the amount of power we put into DNA found at crime investigations. Always seemed very easy to frame somebody. Then in court the DNA evidence seems to be the end of the argument, like the article points out ity is easier to plant DNA than it is to plant finger prints. Just something to think about, next time you are writing a crime novel.

3) It looks like the Germans might be giving Google Maps some competition, they are in process of creating a 3D map of the entire Earth. It looks like we may soon need glasses for our GPS, unless they get the no glasses model out soon.

4) This just seemed to be a zone topic. I can see a few comparisons here, while the subject is about the dijnn, reading the article it was hard not to think about exorcisms. The dijnn are what some parts of the world consider the genie in the bottle. Glancing through an international newspaper site can bring up some interesting stuff, here is the link on the djinn And, as a bonus from the same source different paper here is an article about forest fires causing Yeti’s to move into new territory and starting a war with the local bears

1) Last up for the week an article about Microsoft bashing open office, the video looks like it was done by a professional political attack ad agency. Not sure where I come down on this, as I have not used open office other than my short venture into Ubuntu. The short time I used I did not have that much trouble, but my requirements for a word processor are nothing compared to most.