Archives for November 2010

3 Million MacBooks And 750,000 MacBook Airs To Be Shipped

Shipping three million MacBooks is Apple’s dream for this fall. It is predicted that the shipments will go close to one million per month, which is about 24% of the new MacBook Air. According to the data provided by Digitimes’ sources, the range would see …continue reading

Winamp To Become iTunes For Android Users

A big, lofty goal to be sure, it would seem that the creators of Winamp are edging forward with the idea of Winamp becoming iTunes for the Android platform. Insane at first pass, one could argue that it may be possible if Winamp …continue reading

Bankers With iPads Signals The End For RIM

If I was Research In Motion, I’d be selling the farm. Despite every new phone, every valiant effort they’ve pushed forward to make their phones and devices to look more business friendly that iOS offering, Apple continues to destroy them.

Don’t misunderstand me, I have much love …continue reading

Cholera And Vaccine Experts Urge United States To Stockpile Vaccine

As the cholera epidemic in Haiti continues to rage, public health workers are focusing their efforts on treating the tens of thousands who have already been hospitalized with cholera-like symptoms and providing clean water and adequate sanitation to control the disease’s spread.

Could the United …continue reading

Short, On-Chip Light Pulses Will Enable Ultrafast Data Transfer Within Computers

Electrical engineers generated short, powerful light pulses on a chip — an important step toward the optical interconnects that will likely replace the copper wires that carry information between chips within today’s computers. University of California, San Diego electrical engineers recently developed the first ultra …continue reading

Interpol Seeks WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

Interpol, The International Criminal Police Organization, has issued a wanted status for WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange.

Interpol is looking for Julian Assange, WikiLeaks Founder, for a sex crimes. According to the wanted post, the International Public Prosecution Office in Gothenburg, Sweden wants to charge …continue reading

First DMCA Conviction For Unlocking Cell Phones

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act was one of the two failures I note of the Clinton administration, the other was the burnout of David Koresh and his followers in Waco.

But long after the effects of Waco have left the public’s radar, we …continue reading

LinkedIn Share Button

The social network LinkedIn, which boasts itself as a business-oriented social network has launched a new feature, introducing the LinkedIn Share Button. Just the the Twitter and Facebook share buttons it lets LinkedIn users share content to their connections within LinkedIn. With the LinkedIn Share …continue reading

New Gist Social Profiles for Gmail Make Connecting Faster, Easier

During the past few months, we have seen beta versions of browsers launch (Rockmelt) and announcements of entire new email concepts (Facebook) to resolve one “problem” – our email is not social enough. Email doesn’t need to be social – we just need to be …continue reading

Holland America – Intoxicated Passenger Drops Anchor While Ship Is Moving

A Holland America cruise ship had an unusual experience when one of their passengers dropped the anchor while the ship was in motion. It is also alleged that the intoxicated passenger also released a buoy along with the anchor. According to a report, the actions …continue reading

Useful Numbers to Have When Traveling

Cory Doctorow is one busy author and activist. I think he write on with his writing and right on regarding our rights.

In a post over at Boing Boing he tells of two very useful numbers for you if you might happen …continue reading

Intel Diagnoses Your CPU

Intel is offering a free diagnostic tool to check your CPU for functionality. The software checks for processor operating frequency, brand ID, specific processor features, and also will perform a stress test. This tool would be especially handy if one were in the market to …continue reading

Would You Text Your Emergency to 911?

Mashable reported that the FCC may allow you to send text messages to 911, as well as images and video. They feel that this would lead to better, faster responses. I feel that it’s stupid and lazy. I mean, the time it would take …continue reading

How do You get Your News on the Go?

I am fortunate to be a YouTube partner. This video was made for – and paid by – Google as a part of the Google Demo Slam project.

Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | …continue reading

Which Android Tablet Should You Buy?

Someone recently asked me which Android tablet I feel is the “best.” I admit to not having much experience with Android tablets as of yet. What experience I have had has been okay. They’re functional, and they work.

Add to iTunes | …continue reading

Reasons To Be Grumpy About Open Source

Not to say that I am not an open source enthusiast, because I happen to love open source software. Rather this article on reasons to be grumpy about open source software had some valid points. I mean, 2010 hasn’t been the best year for …continue reading

Chronic High Cholesterol Diet Produces Brain Damage

Research from the Laboratory of Psychiatry and Experimental Alzheimers Research at the Medical University Innsbruck (Austria) demonstrated that chronic high fat cholesterol diet in rats exhibited pathologies similar to Alzheimer’s disease. The results were published in Molecular Cellular Neuroscience (45(4):408-417, 2010) with lead author Dr. …continue reading

Kinect Is Not Open Source, Rather Tinker-friendly

Taking on the Nintendo Wii head on, Microsoft’s Kinect ensures that Microsoft’s Xbox will be on most people’s holiday wishlists this year. But increasingly, we are seeing evidence that tinkerers are also adding this to their own list of must haves. Why? While it’s not really an …continue reading

ZipList – Grocery Shopping Management

My wife does the grocery shopping for us, and that’s a good thing because when I was on my own, going to the grocery store meant that I was just going to throw a bunch of random items in the shopping cart. It’s true that …continue reading

Google Programmers Leaving For Facebook – Good Or Bad?

Unless you exclusively use Yahoo! or Bing, you know about Google’s dilemma. Chrome OS would be out sooner were it not for its programmers leaving to work for Facebook. Apparently, Google’s loss is Facebook’s gain. Should we be supporting this, or should we be mailing …continue reading

How Do I Change The Paper Size In Word 2007?

By default, Word 2007 is set up for 8 ½ by 11 letter-size paper. This is typically the size of paper that most people use for printing documents. However, there may be times when you need to print to different sized paper such as 8 …continue reading

Windows 7 Step By Step

Experience learning made easy and quickly teach yourself the essentials of working with Windows 7. With Windows 7 Step by Step, you set the pace building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them!

Learn to manage windows and folders, …continue reading

Skate Board with a V8 Engine

When I first saw this story over at Gizmodo, I did a triple take. I mean I can see where a skateboard might want some type or speed boost but 630hp?

I had to stop in right quick on my lunch break and share …continue reading

Alan Sugano Helps Us Migrate From VMWare ESX To ESXi

In this RunAs Radio podcast, Richard and I talk to Alan Sugano about migrating from VMWare ESX to ESXi. VMWare announced that the next version of ESX is the last one; only ESXi will be developed further. ESXi is a far lighter weight version …continue reading

A Different Take On ISP Responsibility

Things have always been a little different in Oz, the people down under are like us, but not quite. Things that we take for granted here are sometimes restricted there, like the purchase of certain video games – as my son is so fond of …continue reading

Giving Internet Explorer 9 Beta A Try

Want to try Internet Explorer 9 Beta? IE9 Beta is now available for download if you’re running Windows 7.

So what new features can you expect to see in Internet Explorer 9?

Streamlined design with a more compact user interface Pinned Sites so you …continue reading

Open Multiple Word Documents At Once

There are multiple was to open a Word document. You can browse to and double click the document. You can use the File | Open comment within Word. You can also use the My Recent Documents list.

Did you know that you can open …continue reading

This Week in Music [or Please Do Something with/to Gingrich]

Saturday was Jimi Hendrix’s birthday.  He would have been 68, if you can imagine that.  Guitar and recording still haven’t caught up with him.  Jimi is the lefty’s lefty.  He is also the head of the produced more posthumously than alive group [Elvis is jealous.  …continue reading

Medicare Patients – Beware Of Hospital Mistakes That Could Kill You

In a recent study of Medicare patients who were hospitalized, there are disturbing revelations concerning the care they are given. Three of the most common mistakes are, infections from catheters, incorrect medication and bleeding after surgery are all preventable. What is most disturbing is that …continue reading

Delivery Package Tracker Widget

I recently showed a widget and app for Mac/iOS that allows you to track delivery packages, perfect for this time of year.  I didn’t want to leave my Windows friends out, so here is another awesome widget for your Windows desktop that will track packages …continue reading