Saturday, March 19, 2011

Earl's Cyber Steals and Deals

Dell has the WD Caviar Green SATA drive 2 TBs of storage on a single drive. $80 at Dell

Newegg has the Asus EAH5450 SILENT/DI/512MD2(LP) Radeon HD 5450 512MB 64-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card for $35 - $15 rebate [Exp 3/31] = $20 with free shipping. Features HDMI, D-SUB, and DVI

Mwave has the MASSCOOL UHB-300U3 3.5" USB 3.0 External Enclosure for $25 with free shipping. Features built-in 80mm cooling fan, power save sleep function, hot-swapping plug and play, and supports SATA HDD up to 2TB Free Shipping

EverydaySource has the Multi-Purpose (VOIP/SKYPE) Headset for $8 - $7 with coupon code S0319HXNR [1000 uses] = $1 with free shipping. Features compact design great for tossing in your laptop case for business on the road.

Newegg has the refurbished TomTom XXL 530S GPS Navigation System for $67 with free shipping. Features 5.0" widescreen touch display, text to speech functionality, preloaded maps of the US and Canada, compatibility with RDS-TMC traffic receiver, and 24/7 IQ Routes.

Dell has the Dell 1130n Network Black and White Laser Printer for $180 - $90 off with coupon code VBLZXRF1TTKZ0X [Exp 3/25] = $90 with free shipping. Features up to 24 ppm, 12,000-page monthly duty cycle, 250-sheet tray, 64MB memory and ethernet port for small office sharing. Some good reviews

Tiger Direct has the AOC 2436VH 24" Widescreen LCD Monitor for $140 + $9 shipping = $149 shipped. Features a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 100,000:1 DCR, HDMI/VGA inputs, USB 2.0 pass-thru, Touch OSD, and is wall mountable.

Newegg has the PNY Professional Series 16GB Class 10 SDHC for $26 with free shipping. Features write speeds of up to 20MB/s and is compatible with all devices with SD 2.0 or SDHC logo

Lenovo offers the Lenovo IdeaPad Z360 Intel Core i3 2.53GHz 13.3" Widescreen Notebook in Black, model no. 091238U, for $749. Coupon code "LENOVOMADNESS" drops it to $579. With free shipping, Features include an Intel Core i3-380M 2.53GHz dual-core processor, 13.3" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD display, 3GB RAM, 500GB 5400 rpm hard drive, dual-layer DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, WiMAX, webcam, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, 6-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium 32 via eBay Daily Deal offers the Olympus X-940 14-Megapixel Digital Camera in Black (pictured), Red, Silver, or Blue for $69. With free shipping, It features a 2.7" color LCD, 4x optical zoom, 18MB internal memory, AF tracking, face detection, SD/SDHC card slot, USB connectivity, and more.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Internet Explorer 9 speeds past competition Chrome and Opera

According to SunSpider tests, just released IE9 (Monday Mar 14) rivals or beats the speed demons Chrome and Opera. Final Version Download of IE9

IE9 follows Firefox 4's lead on 'Do Not Track'

Microsoft quietly added Do Not Track User Preference -- Mozilla calls it "Do Not Track HTTP Header" -- to IE9 between the browser's February's release candidate build and Monday's final edition. IE9 already had a different technology in place. Called "Tracking Protection,"

Monday, March 14, 2011

AT&T Makes Calling & Texting People in Japan Free Until March 31

With the rates they charge us, I'm glad to see some of the profits going to a good cause. This is the right thing to do. Good for the big 2.

Apple attracts 70% new buyers with iPad 2 launch - survey

From Apple Insider: A survey of customers buying the iPad 2 at launch has found that 70 percent of those customers are new to the platform and did not own Apple's original iPad.

This is the exact opposite of the very small "in line" survey we talked about yesterday.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 03-13-11

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 03-13-11. 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

After a long hiatus of being out of town, or some other reason for not blogging the apps, here is today's app.  It is an addictive little free game called Can Knockdown.  For those who want more there are in app upgrades and a pay version. This one is available for iOS and for Android.  It is deceptively simple and easy, but in the end high scores require a precise touch.  Here are the links:

Links from the Gregg Zone

1) Well, to start off this week one of those new startups to watch. I have been interested in the idea of using the tides to produce energy for a while now. Here is an article about using this power source for our future. Might want to keep an eye on this one, what has just happened in Japan testifies just how much power is available using this method.

2) Here is a very nice hi-def picture of the dark side of the moon, it looks a lot like the front, but I do not see any obvious large cities, or alien space stations, darn oh well maybe Mars.

3) Announcements touting the finding of the lost city of Atlantis seem to crop up every few years, here is another and it sounds just as good as the last one, we will have to wait and see, not sure just what constitutes proof, but then I suspect that truth, like beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

4) With so many fascinating events happening in the world today I think it is informing to try and track some of the origins. There has been a lot of talk about how social media, and the internet caused the recent unrest in the middle-east. While not the cause it sure seems like it was at the very least a tool enabling the progression of events. This is a link to part one of Al Jazeera’s tracking of events on YouTube, part two is supposed to be released very soon, there is a link to over 19,000 videos posted on YouTube by Al Jazeera.

5) What I hope is my last posting on Farm Ville and Mafia Wars, I find this to be somewhat confusing, must be a generational thing.

Earl's Cyber Steals and Deals

Electronics Expo has the Samsung HMX-H200 Full HD Camcorder for $279 - $79 off with coupon code BIGBEN [Exp 3/31] + $7 shipping = $207 shipped. Records at resolutions of up to 1920 x 1080i at 60 Hz. Features SD/SDHC card dual slot, 2.7" LCD screen, 20x optical zoom, and takes 4.7MP photos. [

Newegg has the Auria 26" EQ266A LCD Monitor for $200 - $30 off with coupon code AURIA3113 [Exp 3/17] = $170 with free shipping. Features a 16:9 1920 x 1080 resolution, 5ms response time, 1000:1 native contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness, and 170/160 H/V viewing angles.

Dell Business has the Dell OptiPlex 380 Desktop for $325 + $0 shipping = $325 shipped. Through 3/17, select free upgrades for Win 7 Pro 64-bit and 4GB DDR3 memory. Subtract keyboard, mouse, and speakers, and it's $304 shipped. Intel Pentium Dual Core 3.2GHz, 4GB DDR3, 250GB SATA HDD 16X DVD+/-RW, Intel GMA 4500, Windows 7 Professional x64

Newegg has a 100 pack RiDATA 16x 4.7GB DVD+R Media for $15 with free shipping. Ideal for general purpose recording, a single RiDATA DVD+R has ample capacity of digital photos, up to six hours of video and large mission critical data files.

Ends today. Newegg has the LG N1A1DD1.AVAR01I 1TB Super-Multi NAS for $130 - $5 off with coupon code EMCKGJJ84 [Exp 3/13] = $125 with free shipping. Features CIFS/SMB network services, DHCP management, and embedded Linux Client OS support

Dell Business has the Dell Vostro 230 Mini Tower plus Dell 23 in LCD Monitor for $429 + $8 shipping = orig price $320 win 17 in monitor. Features Intel Pentium Dual Core E5800 3.2GHz, 2GB DDR3 and 320GB HDD. 23 in monitor needs to be added using menu

Newegg has the Asus SDRW-08D2S-U 8X External Slim DVD+/-RW Drive for $35 - $10 rebate [Exp 3/31] = $25 with free shipping. Powered by the USB Bus for low power consumption and features a slim stand design.

Newegg has the Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS 2TB 5900 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive (Bare Drive) for $70 with free shipping. From Seagate's line of low-power "green" drives

Newegg has the AMD HDX820WFK4FGI Phenom II X4 820 2.8GHz Quad-Core Processor (OEM) for $85 with free shipping. Features AM3 socket type, Deneb core, 4 x 512KB L2 cache, 4MB l3 cache, and 95W design power.