Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Post 481: What's it All About Alfie?

What's it All About Alfie?



From New Scientist
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Space Radiation Hits Record High

This can't Be Good...


Link: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17882-space-radiation-hits-record-high.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news

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Holographic storage products developed



Emtech GE is showing off 1TB DVD-sized disks


HoloDVDs Link: http://holo-dvds.com/

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Water Pipe Breaks in LA

Average is 4 a Day, which is less than other major cities.

Pressure Increases on DWP after more water main breaks



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Wingman, Favorite New iPod Touch App: CNN $1.99 from iTunes.

MC2 Rank: Second to New York Times App in usefulness...

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Looking For a Cool New Computer

Looking For a Cool New Computer

Discovery Brings New Type of FAST Computer

Closer To Reality

And It's Really, Really IS COOL!

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No I'm Not talking about ICEBOX PC's, even though they
still are available at this site:


Link: http://www.iceboxpcs.com/shop/pc.html


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Following today's news about Apple gadget software

numberin
g in the gazillions

(I have most
of them),

comes this story:



3 ways to Fix Your iPod

at ARS TECHNICA.


More sensible 25 chracters TinyURL Link:

http://tinyurl.com/yfa2rho


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(MC2) Side Stories of Note:
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Linus Torvalds kinda explains his "Linux is Bloated"

comment on FLOSS Weekly episode 88.

Link for Podcast: http://www.twit.tv/FLOSS


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CNN Launching Pay iPhone App;

Live Streaming For $2 Plus Ads


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Take That, Twitter:

Google Hot Trends Integrated Into Google Search


Google Spreading it's N E W S in response to

Twitter News Updates.


How That is going to Look.

Link: http://searchengineland.com/meet-the-google-onebox-plus-box-direct-answers-the-10-pack-26706

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OctoberFEST Sony PSP Style:

October 1, 2009

Sony's PSPgo launch plans:


16,000 pieces of content.




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Wingman, in the words of Arnold as Terminator:

"I need a Vacation..."

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Added Intel Light Peak DEMO's
on Video Bar.

(Avoid running Videos if You Are Using
VISTA.
Playback Studders like
A Turtle with Bad Knees.)

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Monday, September 28, 2009

There Be Games A-Coming, Arggghh!




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From shackNEWS:

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The Video Game Release List of 9/27 - 10/3
by Chris Faylor Sep 26, 2009 1:32pm CST

The holiday rush continues with a barrage of, well, just about everything. New hardware, crazy peripherals, ninjas, tornadoes--heck, we're even geting a Wizard of Oz game.

If you're looking for a particular system, skip right to the PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS and PSP sections. Should you want to check out any past release lists, scope out our handy archive.

The PSP Go and Gran Turismo hit retailers Thursday, October 1, Risen is due Friday, and everything else should at North American shops by Wednesday,

September 30.

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The Gamer, Wingman...

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Apple Creating the NEXT BIG THING with Intel???


"Light Peak" Stuff

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Apple Creating the NEXT BIG THING

with Intel???


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Check Out iPhone, iPod Schematic
with EXTERNAL DISPLAY...
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This Exclusive Post At Engadget, is giving us a
peek of what Apple is doing with Intel to bring
out The Next Big Thing...
Mark your Calendars and hang on.

This Could Be A Bumpy Ride.


TinyURL Link: http://tinyurl.com/yaw6nny

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Wingman Peeking Around The Next Corner, as Always...

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MC2 TinyURL Link: http://tinyurl.com/y8rcb4y

Why Not Make it Easier??
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Friday, September 25, 2009

Superheavy Element 114 Confirmed:


Members of the group that confirmed the
production of element 114 in front of the
Berkeley Gas-filled Separator at the 88-Inch
Cyclotron, from left: Jan Dvorak, Zuzana Dvorakova,
Paul Ellison, Irena Dragojevic, Heino Nitsche,
Mitch Andre Garcia, and Ken Gregorich.
Not pictured is Liv Stavestra.
(Credit: Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt, Berkeley Lab Creative Services Office)


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Superheavy Element 114 Confirmed:

A Stepping Stone To The 'Island Of Stability'

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“By verifying the production of element 114, we have removed any doubts about the validity of the Dubna group’s claims,” says Nitsche. “This proves that the most interesting superheavy elements can in fact be made in the laboratory.” The realm of the superheavy Elements heavier than uranium, element 92 – the atomic number refers to the number of protons in the nucleus. Read about the Realm of the Superheavy at this Science Daily Link:


or this TinyURL Link:

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"We Stand on the Shoulders of the Scientists, and are Greatful to the Men and Women that do the Work in their Labs..."

Wingman.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sony's New Go Converter for PSP's




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Sony's New Go Converter for PSP's
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While Sony seemed more than willing to show off

its new PSP Go
Converter

and even
more willing to gloat about its

one millionth PS3
Slim sale,

this little tidbit was pushed
away in some neglected corner

of
the Tokyo Game Show.

Price Drop in Japan to $185.

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Go Converter Press Release At This TinyURL Link:

http://tinyurl.com/ybfhyg3

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What's This?

Expresso Book Machine,

now serving 3.6
million books.

Some at under 3 minutes to Print, Bind and Trim a single paperback-quality book
with full color cover.

Check The Video At this TinyURL Link:

http://tinyurl.com/yc7flog
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There Be ALIENS Here

Matey


Arrrrrrrh!

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AlienWARE's Area 51

Tricked Out with Lusty Blue and Red

LEDs and
Alien Head Logo and Keyboard that Glows in the Dark.

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AlienWare Area 51 Gallery Links:
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http://www.engadget.com/2009/09/24/alienwares-redesigned-area-51-aurora-and-updated-m15x-hands-o/

TinyURL Link: http://tinyurl.com/y8weqwf



Yum.




Wingman, Still Missing The X-Files Show...

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

North Tec's New sub $300 Pad Tablet







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North Tec's New sub $300 Pad Tablet

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More than 30 Microsoft Mobile 6.5 smartphones
out before year-end

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Alienware slaps 2GHz Core i7 920XM in M15x



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All From Engadget Today...

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Wingman, New Stuff, New Goodies...

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Just Added
Again from Engadget



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SuperSpeed USB 3.0, cause it's coming, baby --

but here are the facts: USB 3.0 is 10x faster than 2.0 while using less power, and it's entirely backwards-compatible, since the five 3.0 pins
in the connector have been cleverly engineered to sit
above the four legacy 2.0 pins. If that doesn't get you dreaming of hard drives for the holidays, well, we don't know what will.

Tiny URL Link: http://tinyurl.com/l9zo6h

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Twitter Link TEST:
http://tinyurl.com/ckdnfb
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Intel Jamming 2.9 Billion transistors on a .32NM wafer.



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Intel Developer Forum Keynote

Jamming 2.9 Billion transistors

into an area the size of a fingernail.
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How Much Jam

could an Intel Jam,

if an Intel

Could Jam-Good?

Out by second half of 2011.

Link: http://www.intel.com/pressroom/archive/releases/20090922corp_a.htm

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Wingman, Whoa!

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New Intel Chip and Linux and Flash Player

Set TOP BOX

Combo:


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Intel's making a big TV push here at IDF, and a lot of it centers around the CE 3100 Media Processor, which combines an 800MHz Pentium M core with a proprietary video processing core all on one chip.

That's about as much power as a 1.2GHz Atom, and it's enabled some pretty cool demos, like this box that's running a custom Flash Lite UI on top of Linux.

The video silicon accelerates H.264 playback, so newer YouTube content looked fantastic -- some of the best big-screen YouTube we've ever seen actually.


Engadget.

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Link: http://www.engadget.com/2009/09/22/video-intel-powered-set-top-box-running-flash-decoding-hd-vide/

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Sorry USC, I must have Jinxed You for saturday's Game...

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Bookmarks on Delicious:
Link: http://delicious.com/theWingman
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Friday, September 18, 2009

Routers Go To The Nth Degree to Get Attention



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Edimax BR-6504n nMax Wireless

802.11n Broadband Router


Price $80 bucks.


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The Word from Apple Internists

(they take apart new models to see what's inside)

is the new iPod Touch 32G and 64G model has a


WiFi chip that has the NextGen 802.11N class speed,

just like the New EdiMax Router...



Hmmm....

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So What's All The HoopLa about

802.11N

Anyway?


What does IEEE 802.11n provide that 802.11g does not?

IEEE 802.11n provides improved wireless coverage, reliability and speed.

The improved performance of 802.11n means you have better wireless

coverage with fewer dead spots around your home/office,
and enough bandwidth to

surf the Internet,
download MP3s,
make Internet phone calls,

share files,
play network games, and
stream high-definition videos,

simultaneously.


From this Link: http://wlan.smc.com/faqs.php#faq5

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Which brings us back to Verizon's MiFi Goodies

A Pocket HotSpot Where ever You GO...

Link: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/05/verizon-mifi-personal-wi-fi-coming-this-month/


About $100 bucks too!

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Wingman, Kool Gadget Hunter... Has Pith Trojan Helmet, Will Travel.


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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Post 472: How to Deal with Big Data OverLOAD...



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How to Deal with Big Data OverLOAD...

A Recent Article in Wired Magazine talked about the New Science of Peta Data processing. The article is online here:

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.10/cloudware.html

Link: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13846_3-10355428-62.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20

TinyURL: http://tinyurl.com/qbjdmk

For Twitterers

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The Next Big Thing is probably hiding in a Data set called Big Data.

Wingman, Watching the changing plains of exploration...


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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Remember: The Case of Two Ships Passing in the Night....



Remember:

The Case of Two Ships

Passing in the Night....

Well,

Not Quite passing...


Well, here's the BBC Story.

BBC Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7892294.stm

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It Seems LG is the

New Skinny


It's new 42 and 47 inch LED HDTV is only 5.9mm thick.

beating JVC's bloated 7mm model, but still Lighter at 5kg

where the two LG models

weigh in at 6.1
and 7.3 respectively.

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Wingman.




Like to control your devices by waving a Magic Wand?

Link: http://www.geek.com/articles/gadgets/control-your-devices-like-magic-with-the-kymera-magic-wand-20090914/

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Post 470 The Big Brown Bag


(Stuff that Doesn't Fit in a

Neat Category)


I Put In

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The

Big Brown Bag


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Tom's Definitive

Linux Software Roundup: Internet Apps



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WebKit, used in iPhones

Is Getting Traction

WebKit adoption shows strong momentum

for WebGL 3D graphics



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"Eyefinity" Part 2

Jaw-Dropping AMD 'Eyefinity' Powers 24 Monitors


AMD Shows Off Six-Monitor 'EyeFinity' TECH


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Google's New Fast Flip

Some say it's similar to ALLTOP

web site at: http://alltop.com/

and others say,

it resembles Bing's Visual Search...

Either way, Here's the

Fast Flip Google LABS site: http://fastflip.googlelabs.com/


Wingman, Still Watching....

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Post 469 Large Stone Axes, Caveman Style Found



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Large Stone Axes, Caveman Style

Found in African Basin


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It's pretty much a given that the Beatles Rock Band released

recently
has nothing to do with the story of what

Oxford University researchers found in a lake bed

in Botswana from humans in

the Middle and late
Stone Age.



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Wingman, at Magical Techical Tour Central.

Slash.Dot story about Ballmer and iPhone Incident...

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Post 468 PS3 Slim Sales Up 300%



PS3 Slim Sales Up 300%









See what happens when you do something
"mostly"
Right.

The Bad is they took Linux

out of PS3 Slim.


I guess it "Costs" too much to use

"Free"
Open Source
Software.

Give Me A Break...


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Wingman, Watching the Watchers...Still.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Ebook STORIES by MC2

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Ebook STORIES by MC2
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Gleaned from Engadget Search for New eBook Readers
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Cafe Scribe Give eBooks A Musty Smell?



Time Launching an eBook Reader

Within 3 Mo
nths?




Sony's New Reader Daily Edition eBook

and free library checkouts






Moving Newspapers to e-ink has already begun





Elonix Launch of eBook with Borders UK


Wingman, Hitting the eBooks...

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Post 466: The Day After Rock and Roll Event

Motorola CLIQ's in with Android-Based Smart Phone

T-Mobile USA Unveils the Motorola CLIQ

With MOTOBLUR

First Android™-Powered Device from Motorola Puts Social Networking Center Stage
September 10, 2009

Link: http://mediacenter.motorola.com/content/detail.aspx?ReleaseID=11805&NewsAreaID=2

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Question?

When Did DSL Slow to Dial-Up Speed?

Answer: After a Rock And Roll Apple Event, that required an UpDate to iTunes Store.

Software on the Vista Computer was updated with no problem but iPod Touch Update was running like a "Turtle with Bad Knees...".

I was Not The Only One...

Long Time Coming....The Beatles
(I'm not talking about this)

and Downloading iPhone OS 3.1


Though it took about 5x longer than usual to download the new iTunes thanks to millions of friends joining me around the world and clogging the pipes to Cupertino, the iPhone OS 3.1 updater (around 300 megs).

Link: http://www.mobiletechreview.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Number=34494

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Wingman, just wondering....

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Last Minute, Filed Under: You've Got To SEE THIS



Eyefinity pushes over 24 million pixels
with one next-gen Radeon
.


The Most Monitors a Regular Souped Up Video Card can run on is: TWO.

How about SIX Monitors at an Eye-Popping 24 Million Pixels....


Story at the Tech Report


I have to rest my (brown) EYES.... Like Reverend Jim....in Taxi.

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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Post 465: The Other Shoe Drops.....




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The Other Shoe Drops.....


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At 2:30 this morning, a Tweet from Engadget informed me that Apple iPod Touch were being Drastically Slashed. Checking the Link, I learned that Yes, Deep Cuts on the Full Line of iPod Touch was indeed being dropped before today's Apple Event being carried Live by that Same Engadget. The Question they poised is relevant: "What Are They Making ROOM For???"

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Yoko Ono says "Yes" the Beatles will be available on iTunes today. C64, the Commodore 64 App will be back on the App Store Real-Soon-Now after being caught with the Basic Interpreter still in there after being told by Apple to Remove it. What's the Big Deal? Ever hear of the BASIC Commands
Peek and Poke?

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A Gigantus Touch Wall is now at Hard Rock in Las Vegas. Yeah, the Surface Thingy.

Link: http://www.hardrock.com/corporate/press/content.asp?id=279

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Wingman, Waiting for Gidot (a.k.a. Steve Jobs) at 10:00 a.m.

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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Post 464 Wow, How Do That Get In THERE???




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Apple Pulls the Plug on the

Commodore 64 APP (C64) again.


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Link: http://www.theiphoneblog.com/2009/09/07/c64-longer-app-store/
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No wonder When I tried to Download it Earlier Today it Didn't TAKE.

It Seems the BASIC Interpreter was still IN There

after being Told By APPLE to

Take It OUT.


BASICally, it was a BackDoor.


No Wait, that doesn't Sound Right.


The Lame excuse was it was left in to make it EZ to "switch-on" when Apple Okayed it.


Yeah, Right.

Wingman, Tsk, tsk, tsk.

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Monday, September 07, 2009

TECH Sweet Spots Spotted on Engadget




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A Patch of TECH Goodies
Appear On The Horizon


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3D for PS3 coming in 2010?


Makes More Sense in Games than Movies, I Think.


A video of Wipeout HD being played in 3D, deliver in the format has already been solved: a software update for the PS3 sometime in 2010 will enable it to provide a 3D viewing experience to "all" existing games on the system. We're sure there will be some exceptions, but it sounds very promising.


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Toshiba's JournE touch tablet.



The Tablet Becomes a Media Director
and Remote and Preview
Controller

Link:
http://www.engadget.com/2009/09/06/samsungs-led-tv-couple-packs-a-7-inch-tablet-

remote-for-str
eami/

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FrankenCamera at Stanford




What can you do with a Digital Camera

when the Internal Software


is OPEN SOURCE?


There are Stanford Lectures available at this Web Site too.

Wingman.

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ASUS Eee Reader Details



A New Price Point For eBOOKS?



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LG HS200 "pocket projector" DEMOED


Gee, You Can Take It With You.


Small, bright, and wireless: a potent trifecta of win for an ultra-portable projector. LG's new HS200 DLP projector is here at IFA sourcing DivX video off local USB media and throwing the
audio over its embedded FM transmitter.


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Wingman, Never a Dull Moment at Gadget Goodies

MC2 STYLE.


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Under the Wires:

Apple approves Commodore 64 emulator for iPhone

Link: http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/09/06/apple_approves_commodore_64_emulator_for_iphone.html

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