Archive for January, 2009
  • Phillip’s announces 21:9 LCD with no US plans…US weeps
    by Mike
    Posted January 31st, 2009 at 2:43 pm
    Just look at that beaut!  That my friends is a TV.  The TV above is Phillips' new 56" 21:9 LCD.  Whats cool is that it is almost the exact same as movie theaters' 2:39:1 ratio.  Theater are already starting to drool...I can tell.  Best close your mouth though and get a tissue because Phillips as absolutely no plans, I repeat no plans to bring this to the States.  Hopefully, with Phillips breaking the ice, othe manufacturers will f ollow.  The TV coverts the 16:9 format into 21:9 on ...
  • Se7en Blackberry theme is amazing!
    by Mike
    Posted January 31st, 2009 at 2:06 pm
    As much as I knock windows and Microsoft, they do asthetically design some pretty cool things.  For example, Windows 7 looks awesome.  Sleek, modern, minimalistic.  Combine that look with a Blackberry's messaging power and you have a golden medal.  I've seen a few Vista and Windows 7 themes before, but none as good as Hedone Design's Se73n theme.  It looks simply amazing.  Blackberry theme making as come a looong way in just a few short years.  Head on over to the Crackberry Store *li...
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2 RC coming…NOW!
    by Mike
    Posted January 30th, 2009 at 6:26 pm
    Coming now in the sense that you're a Microsoft tester.  However outlandish and crazy it sounds, there may be some individuals who won't switch to Windows 7 and throw Vista to the curb once the new hotness comes out. (God help their souls).  I don't know what would motivate them to do something so unspeakable, but to each his own.  Anyway, for those Vista lovers, Microsoft will appease the loyal few with a second service pack.  So what's in Vista SP2?  Come on...keep going... (more...)...
  • No more Windows 7 betas
    by Mike
    Posted January 30th, 2009 at 6:16 pm
    Sadly that is the word from Redmond.  There won't be another public beta of Windows 7 between the end of the current beta and the full public release of Windows 7 rumored at July.  With the speed that Microsoft has been moving with updates and such, July doesn't seem that unreasonable.  Keep your fingers crossed.  If you haven't picked up a copy of the beta yet, I suggest you get to it and stop procrastinating if you want to enjoy the 7 goodness before the beta ends. Source: Gizmodo...
  • Cheap 100,000 hour lightbulb…Soon!
    by Mike
    Posted January 30th, 2009 at 6:09 pm
    Old incandescent light bulbs use a ton of energy.  The problem with that is that most of that energy is a wasted by product of heat.  Very little of the energy incandescent light bulbs use actually puts out light.  Sure we have compact fluorescents but those still don't last as long these new bulbs developed by a Cambridge University research group.  The new LED lightbulb has a life of 100,000 hours, or 60 years!  The goodness doesn't stop there.  Besides being extra frugal, the LE...
  • Verizon pinching pennies…getting cheap
    by Mike
    Posted January 30th, 2009 at 5:54 pm
    Fans of Verizon's "Test Drive" service and "New Every 2" have a wide awakening coming to them.  On February 15th Verizon will discontinue the Test Drive period.  The Test Drive was a way for someone to try Verizon's service for 30 days and if they didn't like it they could walk away without paying.  "Not anymore", says Verizon.  Also on the chopping block is the New Every 2 feature.  Under the old rules plans of $39.99-$79.98 received a NE2 discount of $50 and customers with plans over ...
  • New JPEG format, JPEG XR, coming this year.
    by Mike
    Posted January 30th, 2009 at 10:54 am
    JPEG has become somewhat of a household name the digital world.  JPEG XR was developed by "The Joint Photographic Experts Group" whom designed the original now aged JPEG.  Its relatively good quality combined with small size has made it a standard in many areas.  It's not perfect however.  Since a JPEG is a lossy picture format information is removed from the picture.  Making editing it somewhat limited.  Though more hardcore photography and photo editors don't touch JPEG with a ten ...
  • Bill to delay DTV transition revived
    by Mike
    Posted January 30th, 2009 at 10:21 am
    In what is easily the biggest joke tech wise for our government to undertake in a long time, possibly ever is their persistance in delaying the DTV transition.  You all already know how I fell about it so I'll spare you the rant a second time.  The new bill sets the same date of June 12th for the new switch off date while changing a few things in the bill that may have held off some "yes" votes the same time.  The changes pertain to the budget and "first responders".  Right.  It honest...
  • Completely turn of UAC in Windows 7…throw out the welcome mat and beg the hackers to come in.
    by Mike
    Posted January 30th, 2009 at 10:10 am
    One of Vista's many complaints was the UAC.  Just about everytime you make any change you were prompted to enter your password, a miniture hassle.  However, in Microsoft's attempt to appease their quickly defecting customers, they've made UAC in Windows 7 less obtrusive as well as changing stuff under the hood.  In 7, it is now possible to write a script that completely shuts UAC off.  "Awesome" you shout as you jump up and down.  Get a tissue because soon after you shut if off, you wi...
  • Intel Moblin (alpha) Netbook OS now available
    by Mike
    Posted January 30th, 2009 at 9:58 am
    Do you like living your life on the edge.  Love adreneline rushes?  Intel's Moblin OS, designed exscluesively for netbooks using Intel chipsets, is now available for the adventerous adventure seeker in you.  Said OS is a version of Linux based on Fedora.  So far, the OS is reported to work on the Acer One and Dell Mini.  Eee users be cautious as WiFi does not yet work for you guys.  Bummer I know.  Oh well, motivation for you to overcome.  Go for it!  Talk of a release date is prett...
  • Colorsonic coceptual MP3 player gives your tunes colors
    by Mike
    Posted January 30th, 2009 at 8:28 am
      Ever wish you could choose what type of music you're listening to based on color or your emotional state?  If you answered yes, Rhea Jeong's conceptual Colorsonic MP3 player might be just the player for you.  Lacking frivilous things such as an actual display, the Colorsonic instead uses different colored sections on its body.  You can organize music based on color.  For instance, lovey dovey songs go to red, happy songs to yellow, murderous songs to black, etc.  After that, simply ...
  • iPhones and gPhones and MePhones, Oh My!
    by Mike
    Posted January 30th, 2009 at 8:15 am
    Are they any dell users out there who are still left feeling abandoned after Dell left the PDA scene? Or were your left out to dry when they stopped making their line of MP3 players? Well, Dell may be trying once more to woo you back into their digital arms. Alley Insider is reporting that they have a contact close to Dell that says they are developing a new smartphone. All that's known so far is that it will be dubbed the "MePhone", focus on "customization", and go on sale on 9/9/09. ...
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