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Tag: Tech News
White House App
Yes, even the President has an app for that: > Today, we’re excited to announce the new White House App available for Apple iPhone and iPod Touch. The White House App delivers dynamic content from WhiteHouse.gov to the palm of your hand. One feature that stands out is live video streaming. Now anyone with this… Continue reading White House App
Exactly why Microsoft Sucks
CES 2010 keynote. Streaming via MS Silverlight. They go to demo their own upcoming product, Halo Reach and guess what? They block it for intellectual property rights reasons. They block their own demo! haha. brilliant.
Razer website fail
What’s with these idiotic companies whose management says “Hey, people like our mice, let’s put up a cyber monday deal. Let’s tell everyone ahead of time. Let’s only sell 300 items for $1. Let’s tell them it starts at 12am EST. Let’s run this deal on our $9/month web server. Let’s do this deal on… Continue reading Razer website fail
Windows 7 Upgrade experience – A tale of woe
I thought I’d post my upgrade experience from XP 32 bit to Windows 7 64 bit. I had read that I’d need to install over a clean XP, so I formatted a 500MB drive in my Mac pro and installed XP last night. That failed, because the drive was formatted as a Mac volume, and… Continue reading Windows 7 Upgrade experience – A tale of woe
Microsoft Bing bug lets spammers through
BING! Another spammer passes their filter! BING! There is another one! “Microsoft works to fix a bug, discovered earlier this week by Webroot researchers, that let spammers piggyback onto Bing redirects and get through spam filters” Apparently, search results could take you to spam sites that look like the real site. Fun! I’ll stick with… Continue reading Microsoft Bing bug lets spammers through
Verizon wants metered internet
As reported by slashdot Verizon CEO Dick Lynch has said that ‘We’re going to have to consider pricing structures that allow us to sell packages of bytes, and at the end of the day the concept of a flat-rate infinitely expandable service is unachievable’ This kind of thinking is unacceptable, so I wrote them a… Continue reading Verizon wants metered internet
Bing vs. Google
hehe MS is trying so hard to copy everyone, and still they fail. I tried searching for “easiest computer to use” Bing: Notice the dell and hp ads, with the only sponsored ad being a “Fix Windows Now” ad. Then it takes us to a link whose page is no longer available, something about hacking… Continue reading Bing vs. Google
eBay may be forced to shutter skype – Secret iChat logs found
This news story claims that while eBay did pay 2.6 billion for Skype, it didn’t include core technology. Rather, eBay licensed it hoping they could replace it on their own. Which may not happen. Brilliant. We’ve received some of the iChat logs between two higher ups at eBay, that may explain how this fiasco came… Continue reading eBay may be forced to shutter skype – Secret iChat logs found
OMG this looks freaking fantastic! Be sure to watch the HD version if your computer can handle it. TRON Legacy
Power outlets of the future?
This is a very cool idea to replace our normal two outlet fixtures. Now all we need are plugs that have 90 degree rotated prongs.
John and I show up in a WWDC blog post
You can barely see my bald head, John is in the middle and this great guy we met, Carlos, is on the left, while the author is checking out something on his iPhone. How I spent my WWDC
Microsoft Bing maps have a nice bird’s eye view
Even though the name is lousy, the new Microsoft search engine “Bing” has some nice maps. Go to Bing Maps and enter an address, then click the “Bird’s eye” button on the top of the map. You can even rotate the bird’s eye. Bing maps, however, place the marker for our house two doors south,… Continue reading Microsoft Bing maps have a nice bird’s eye view
So we see an ad on TV for DexKnows.com (the phone book) “Dex knows!” the ads say. Alright, I’m up for trying out new things, so I go to dexknows.com and search for “indian” near my zip code. It suggests a lovely indian restaurant. In Eugene, Oregon. 127 miles away.
I have unsubscribed from Digg.com’s RSS feed
Until Digg stops forcing people to use their Digg Bar1 and stops redirecting all hits (via 200’s) to their own site, I have stopped reading Digg and have stopped sending them any traffic. Speaking up against sitejacking is important. Facebook and StumbleUpon wrap sites, but they at least send 301 codes, which redirects properly to… Continue reading I have unsubscribed from Digg.com’s RSS feed
Bar the DiggBar!
As John Gruber so eloquently put it, the new DiggBar is crap. It violates the notion that the url you see in your address bar is the page you are viewing. Not only that, it also changes the title to read whatever Digg has stored for your URL. Thus, I have installed the Digg Bar… Continue reading Bar the DiggBar!
Spiral Frog shuts down
John Gruber reported on the music service from Spiral Frog shutting down. He predicted it was a dud back in 2006, and I wrote: Nice! So they use the Windows DRM, and use the Apple-doesn’t-license-fairplay excuse to not play on iPods, but they don’t even work on Zunes! And if Spiral Frog is indeed backed… Continue reading Spiral Frog shuts down
Dampening Front Load Washer Vibrations
Last summer we bought an LF Front Loading washer which we absolutely love. The only downside was some vibrations through the house when it got into the top spin cycle, around 3100rpm. It was fairly loud but still, it did such a great job at washing, we didn’t care. A few weeks ago I googled… Continue reading Dampening Front Load Washer Vibrations
Windows 7 Beta
I downloaded the Windows 7 beta (32 bit) in about 12 minutes today and installed onto VMWare 2.0.1 (choosing Windows Server 2008). The install took around 15 minutes and went smoothly. The OS is zippy I must say. Chrome launches about as fast as you could expect, well under 1 second. Some games crash the… Continue reading Windows 7 Beta
Affordable Ethernet in the Living Room
Apple TVs and TiVos that stream Netflix movies are putting the stress on wireless networks. Wireless is fine for most things, but when it comes to low latency streaming, even at 802.11n speeds, things can get a little rough. While perusing the TivoCommunity.com website I discovered a cool little device: The Motorola NIM100. These babies… Continue reading Affordable Ethernet in the Living Room