Saturday, April 16, 2011

Earl's Cyber Steals and Deals

Mwave has the MUKii TransImp TIP-PU301 USB 3.0 2-Port PCI-E Host Card for $19 with free shipping. Features transfer rates up to 5Gb/s, gold plated USB connector, low-profile bracket included, and built-in SATA power connector for receiving extra power supply from system.

MWave Coupons

National Geographic has the Complete National Geographic 6 DVD-ROM Set (121 Years) for $40 with free shipping. Browse every article, photograph, and map published in over 121 years, from 1888 to 2009

EVGA Video Card Newegg has the EVGA 512-P3-1213-LR GeForce 210 512MB 64-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card for $40 - $30 rebate [Exp 4/30] = $10 with free shipping. Features a 589MHz core clock and a max resolution of 2560 x 1600.
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Newegg has the refurbished HP Pavilion DV7-4065dx Phenom Blu-ray Notebook for $545 + $15 shipping = $560 shipped. Phenom II Triple-Core N830 2.1GHz, 4 DDR3, 500GB HDD, Blu-ray 17.3" 1600 x 900 LCD, Windows 7 HP x64, 9-cell battery, LED backlight & BrightView WLAN:802.11b/g/n Webcam:HP TrueVision Refurbished

Cowboom has the refurbished HP Presario CQ5328F Dual-Core Desktop for $310 with free shipping. AMD Athlon II X2 215 Dual-Core 2.7GHz CPU , 2GB DDR2, 320GB HDD Nvidia GeForce 6150 SE, DVD±RW, 6 USB ports, 6-in-1 card reader

Newegg has the AMD HDZ965FBGMBOX Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor for $140 with free shipping. Features a 3.4GHz clock, 4x 512KB L2 cache, 6MB L3 cache, and works with socket AM3 motherboards

Newegg has the Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM Desktop Memory (CMX8GX3M2A1333C9) for $95 - 10% off with coupon code EMCKFJE26 [Exp 4/17] - $20 rebate [Exp 4/30] = $65 with free shipping. Features timings of 9-9-9-24

Newegg has the HP ProBook 4520s XT988UT 15.6" Core i3 380M Notebook (Brushed Aluminum) for $440 + $5 shipping = $445 shipped. Intel Core i3-380M 2.53GHz, 2GB DDR3 Memory, 320GB Hard Drive SuperMulti, 15.6" LED (1366x768), Intel HD, Bluetooth, Windows 7 HP x86

Mostbuying has the 1600mAh Solar Charger for Mobile Devices for $15 - 10% off with coupon code MBSAVE = $13 with free shipping. Features 1600mAH Li-on rechargeable battery, 0.8W solar power, LED indicators, mini-USB socket, white LED light, and charging adapters for most phones

Walmart has the HP Deskjet F4580 Wireless All-in-One Printer / Scanner / Copier for $49 + $1 shipping = $50 shipped. Features up to 28 ppm black, up to 22 ppm color, 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi from 1200 dpi input, and borderless printing

Friday, April 15, 2011

Intel pushes Android plans

Intel, in the third quarter of 2011, is set to announce a new plan for tablet PCs – PRC Plus, pushing an Intel/Android 3.0 platform, after nearly half of year of negotiations with Google, according to sources from notebook players. However, Intel declined to comment on market rumorsid plans

How to Find Thousands of Free Ebooks Online - How-To Geek

All the books at Project Gutenberg are free, legal, and available as ePub, Kindle, HTML, and basic text documents. ManyBooks is essentially a Project Gutenberg mirror with some extras layered on top DailyLit takes a novel approach to ebooks.

How to Find Thousands of Free Ebooks Online - How-To Geek

All the books at Project Gutenberg are free, legal, and available as ePub, Kindle, HTML, and basic text documents. ManyBooks is essentially a Project Gutenberg mirror with some extras layered on top DailyLit takes a novel approach to ebooks.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

PC Shipments Unexpectedly Decline 3.2 Percent in First Quarter, IDC Says - Bloomberg

Global personal-computer shipments unexpectedly fell 3.2 percent in the first quarter as businesses and consumers held off on purchasing new machines and shifted focus to tablet computers, market-research firm IDC said.
A separate source - Gartner Inc. (IT) said in an e-mailed statement that worldwide first-quarter PC shipments fell 1.1 percent to 84.3 million units, the first year-over-year drop in six quarters. Gartner, based in Stamford, Connecticut, had forecast an increase of 3 percent. U.S. shipments declined 6.1 percent, the research firm said. >

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Crossover linux update

A few months ago I decided to try it. My verdict? If you want to go windows free but, have a few windows things you must have. Like my work's bank website that only completely works with Internet explorer, then I'd check their compatibility list. They rate from Gold medal, works almost perfect to Bronze, may or may not work. For the record, Winzip 9 and Paper port 9, two programs I've owned for ages, work very well. You can download a free 30 trial and the standard version is just under $40.00. I'm not getting anything for this and don't want anything :0). Just passing on some info.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 04-10-11

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 04-10-11. 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.

Links from the Gregg Zone

1) I thought the idea of reusing offshore oil rig platforms once the oil has played out to be an interesting concept. This article covers some of the pros and cons of using them for condos. I thought the cons out weighed the pros, however I agree with the research part of the concept. Seems to be a natural to study tidal energy production simultaneously along with wind and solar. Who knows properly applied they may provide more energy than the oil.

2) When it comes to pushing the envelope it is hard to beat the Virgin group, this is a link to their latest submarine, looks more like a space shuttle with a picture window for a porthole. I listened to an interview about this a while back; I was surprised though not shocked to hear that it was more of a challenge to go to the bottom of the ocean, than to go to the moon. Mr. Branson is going in both directions, nice to see someone spending the wealth collected from the populace, to benefit the populace.

3) Now when it comes to childhood dreams, I remember in my youth how I liked the whole idea of a jet pack to get above the fray. Well it seems that now you can have your own, or invest in the beginning of the world jet pack movement, or not. The part of this article that intrigued me was the unmanned transport device. To transport over 200 lbs. 30 miles using an unmanned remote controlled device, and do it with something that needs no air strip, and will fit in the back of a minivan. Makes me think about Supai Arizona, where they use mule trains to deliver the mail, and stock the stores.

4) I have read a few articles about theories concerning early civilizations from thousands of years ago, the biggest being Atlantis, but there are many more out there. This one about the Neanderthals having an advanced society might be a little out there, but it is food for thought.

5) Not sure if anyone is interested in Mac videos, but I saw this attracting a lot of interest on the net so I thought I would toss it in here. For me they are only good as late night fare, trying to get bored enough to go to sleep. But, that is me, your mileage may differ.