Archive | January, 2007

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What Software Programs Slow Down Your PC The Most?

Very cool article by thepcspy. The site is getting hammered right now, so check out the Google Cache of the results page. Also in the comments section of Digg folks posted their favorite utilities for cleaning garbage off your computer, it’s a great reference. Just for reference I duped the final results here, this is […]

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Verizon FiOS Internet Service

So I was sitting here thinking that if there was a god in heaven, I would have FiOS service available in my area… but I have no such luck at the moment. Todd Swarthout did send me an interesting resource however, it’s a Google Maps of FiOS service areas from DSLReports, very handy to see […]

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New Super Battery in the Works (This Year)

The company is called EEStore and they are being incredibly tight-lipped about their new battery technology that they are going to roll out this year into some hybrid vehicles and eventually down into consumer electronics (my guess in the next 2 years), for a quick summary of the battery tech: The company boldly claims that […]

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Stuff on My Cat

Oh god, not another site where you can’t stop browsing the pictures for hours the first time you run across it… but it’s hilarious so I can’t stop: Update #1: Ok just save yourself the time and look at the Best of 2005, example:

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Apple Gets the Anti-Monopoly Microsoft Treatment

Looks like Apple is getting the Microsoft-treatment from Germany, France and likely more. I’m actually happy to see this for two reasons: It is incredibly frustrating that using an iPod requires iTunes. On Linux? Tough luck. I think it’s fair that a company that completely dominates a market needs to play by some different rules […]

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Why Windows Vista Sucks

IntelliAdmin put up a pretty good review of 5 things that are maddening about Vista and why it still sucks and I agree with every single one of them. I’ve ran Vista since Beta 2, and RC2 and now RTM and I will sum up the entire Vista experience for you in a nutshell: Vista […]

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The Samsung Saga

This is a great blog setup by this guy that has been, for 2 months, given the run-around by Samsung. It seems that he got a Samsung HPS-5073 that was dead on arrival, it just flickered strange images, a high pitched squeal and from what I could tell, wouldn’t display a picture: After calling his […]

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Netflix Throttling

So we’ve been customers of Netflix for a while now and always liked the service. In fact, we bumped our plan from the 3-at-a-time to the 5-at-a-time just because we were consistently not having movies for the weekend and were getting angry about it. Now after having the 5-at-a-time for a little over a year […]

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Who Will Win the HD Media Wars?

HD-DVD or BluRay? I have no idea. But ‘zzap64‘ over on AVS has an awesomely detailed analysis of the current situation including all announced movies for both formats and declares BluRay the winner. Check out a snippet: Blu-ray has 72 movies scheduled to be released with 60 of those being exclusive HD DVD has 24 […]

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Google Switch (iPhone-like Device)

Engadget has the scoop as usual… the idea being that we are all skeptical at this point and are assuming this is a photoshoped hoax, but if it’s not… that’s a slick device! Lemmings HO! They also mention that the device has GPS built in (for Google Maps) and also streams apps, contacts, information, etc. […]

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Flash Player 9 for Linux Arrives

I completely blanked on covering this yesterday. It seems that Adobe came through and released Flash 9 for Linux which has apparently been quite an undertaking for about a team of 3 or 4 guys internally for the last year to do. We appreciate it Adobe! Here is a tutorial on how to install it […]

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Best Buy Scams More Customers

In my years reading AVS I have seen time and time and time again the basic theme of “Best Buy screwed me…” reiterated throughout the posts. Wether it’s a service call that they won’t honor, or a warranty (most popular), or a unit replacement or anything else, this store runs on the corporate policy of […]

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MySQL Windows Binaries No Longer Free

Interesting. It seems the MySQL group is continuing to shrink the binaries they provide for platforms, now Windows, with the excuse of “Hey, it’s open source, go build your own binary”. I think this will give a much-deserved shot in the arm to the PostgreSQL folks for the hell of a Oracle-clone database they have […]

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Apple iPhone Does Not Support Java

Well this sucks, apparently Jobs doesn’t think much of Java: Java’s not worth building in [to the phone]. Nobody uses Java anymore. It’s this big heavyweight ball and chain. That’s unfortunate to hear, especially with Java becoming such a ubiquitous language for a lot of software, some really good on the Mac. If he doesn’t […]

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