Archives for December 2005

Google Friends Newsletter

There’s a newsletter that I get from time to time from Google called the “Google Friends Newsletter”. The content is farily good, but out-dated for anyone who has 200 search engine related RSS feeds or that runs a SEO agency. That represents, what .005% …continue reading

Alaska Airlines, Bloggers, and the death of truth

There’s a lot to really like about how blogging and citizen bloggers are changing the world of communication, whether it’s the ability to connect with like-minded folk through your writing or whether its how individuals can now help keep companies in check as they publicize …continue reading

Am I Too Hard On Norton Products?

Here very recently, I had a concerned Gnomie ask me why I have such a beef with Norton products. And you know what, they brought up a great point: If I am to spend so much time ripping on them, would it not make sense …continue reading

Take it with you

A humorous reminder of just how out of touch the mainstream media really can be. Today, we look at the wonders of owning a notebook PC over the desktop. o be fair, maybe I am being too harsh here. On second thought…

MatrixStream to Showcase High Definition IPTV over Powerline at CES 2006

Man, why don’t I ever get to review stuff like this? I would LOVE to take one of these for a test drive…

XM To Offer HD Sat Radio Stations

Honestly, I would have to hear the difference for myself before forming any sort of opinions on this I think.

“Why I won’t buy a Mac”

Come on, are the Macs really that underpowered? Well, I would have to agree to a certain extent that they seem sort of weak in the performance realm of things.

Linux Advisory Watch – December 30, 2005

There is some good stuff here. Well, in the sense that you might want to get yourself caught up on the all the latest advisories, anyway.

Linus tells Merkey, “Cry me a river”

As the penguin turns? Could be a great title for the soap opera happening in the article below.

Getting Rooty

You know, I would not be at all surprised if one of the machine behind them happened to be an Altair…

Linux-based Handheld Gaming Device: Gamepark GP2X

And as cool as the mobile Linux devices appear to be, they are not likely to de-throne the PSP anytime soon.

Mobile Web & Search from Google and Opera

Poor Opera. Even with recent changes to the way they were doing their Web browser, I am just not too sure that they will ever be all that accepted – on the mobile scene or otherwise.

Mobile Web & Search from Google and Opera

Poor Opera. Even with recent changes to the way they were doing their Web browser, I am just not too sure that they will ever be all that accepted – on the mobile scene or otherwise.

Google finance Broken Arrows film

Google to finance a film? Oh come on! If they are that in dire need to piddle money away, why not come up with a pay-per-use program for their search engine?

Microsoft CMS Futures

Do you believe that you have a pretty good handle on the future of CMS and other forms of information distribution? Perhaps you ought to compare notes with the thoughts below…

Paying Citizen Reporters in South Africa

I think that a Website such as the one being planned for citizen reporting is great, just so long as things are kept in perspective. I mean, I’d have to see witch hunts and the like.

No safety net for personal privacy on Internet

Not all search engines are about ‘doing no evil’. As it turns out, some believe that Ucloo may not be all that concerned with your personal privacy…

Micro Persuasion

Rubel brings us more of his thoughts as to where 2006 will be headed. Also, I’d encourage you to see what Chris thinks we can expect for the coming year as well.

What is Atom?

There is more to life than RSS alone. I mean, take Atom as one such example. It may share some similarities to RSS, but there are differences as well.

Putin has no mobile phone, but 120 million Russians do

Well, even if some of our national leaders choose not to use mobile technology, that does not mean that the citizens of specific nations are making the same choices.

Web services thrive, but outages outrage users

Look, services crash. And most of them do are often times being offered as free. Granted, this is really irritating to be sure. But we need to remember that these things happen…

My Son and I, Game to Learn

I read this twice and to be frank, the man was quite insightful on a multitude of matters.

“Video games had torrid year”

As true as the following points might be, I would argue that there are those people out there who would say that bad press is better than no press. Not agreeing with either side, just pointing out a fact.

Disaster Planning And Recovery (Part V)

Backup logs contain logged information about backups. A log will contain information such as when a backup was performed, how long it took, what backup media were used, the number of files backed up, which files were backed up, and for the important part of …continue reading

Technology Predictions for 2006

I’ve already made a few fun predictions, so here are ten more serious ones:

Windows Vista is released to mediocre fanfare. “Too little, too late” will be the cry from hardcore geeks. Newbies will be just as content with Windows XP, as too many …continue reading

Alawar Releases New Shooter: Feelers

In Feelers, a new arcade shooter from Alawar Entertainment, evil insect forces have kidnapped your colony’s queens, spelling doom for your collective unless you can protect its few remaining eggs. The embryos will eventually hatch into new queens if you can mow down the hordes …continue reading

Consumer Products Makeover Contest

PHIZ Biz Makeover Contest $25,000 Prize For Best Consumer Product.

New York, NY, JANUARY, 2006; Entrepreneurs striving to get their products on the shelves of America’s top retailers may have an opportunity to shorten their journey from factory to consumer. PHIZ, a consumer product marketing …continue reading

Alienware Introduces Easily Transportable 14" Sentia M3400 Notebook

Thin-and-Light Sentia m3400 Delivers Advanced Wireless Capabilities and a Built-In Webcam Packed into a 4.5 lb Design.

MIAMI – Dec. 30, 2005 – Alienware – the leading manufacturer of high-performance desktop, notebook, media center, server and professional systems – releases the new Alienware Sentia m3400 …continue reading

Game Tunnel Announces Independent Game of the Year Award

Façade, Darwinia, Democracy, Heavy Weapon… How many of these games do you recognize? They are just some of the titles nominated for the Indie Game of the Year award. The very best games of 2005 went into the Game Tunnel Arena, but only one will …continue reading

29HD Network Launches PSP Video Download Store

29HD Network announced today that it is set to launch 29MP4 Video Store Beta (29MP4VSBeta), the first full-length feature film and video download store for Sony’s PSP platform in the U.S.. The first such service for the prolific PSP platform.