Tuesday, August 31, 2010

MC2 Post 776a AMD ATI Radeon Dongle and GSOD Issues Addressed

 AMD ATI Radeon Dongle and GSOD 
Issues Addressed

MC2 Note: We ATI Eyefinity Fanboys are Now AMD Eyefinity Fanboys
From Hardocp:

Acknowledging the Problem

We here at HardOCP have come across lately as ATI Eyefinity fanboys, and honestly, I am not going to back away from that. I love Eyefinity and the gaming experience it brings to me personally. I think out-of-the-box multi-display gaming is the biggest thing since 3dfx brought me Voodoo 2 SLI all those years ago. The Radeon 5800 series GPU can do some amazing things at huge resolutions, and if you ever get the chance to experience Eyefinity, I highly suggest it as trying it out will likely make you a believer. The Radeon 5800 series is not without its troubles though. Many [H]'ers understand that there are penalties for being early technology adopters, but we still expect our hardware issues to be addressed.

Link:  http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/02/23/amd_ati_radeon_dongle_gsod_issues_addressed



MC2 Post 775 LG to Show LEX8 3DTV at IFA in Germany

Unveiled Will Be LG's LEX8 3DTV at IFA featuring 'Nano LED' Backlighting

IFA in Berlin
Press Release:

At this year's IFA in Berlin, LG Electronics (LG) will unveil the LEX8, the next generation of flat panel televisions feature NANO Lighting Technology which will redefine the meaning of "clarity" in FULL LED TVs.
The LEX8 NANO FULL LED TV pushes the boundaries of viewing pleasure with its NANO Lighting Technology, which produces LG's brightest, clearest and smoothest picture yet. An extremely thin film printed with minuscule dots positioned in front of a full array of LEDs disperses light more evenly and effectively across the screen, creating pictures that are clearer, enticingly smoother and more refined. What's more, an Anti-Reflection Panel on the LEX8 screen minimizes reflection from an external light source – including sunlight -- ensuring the picture always stays crystal clear.


Monday, August 30, 2010

MC2 Post 774 AMD Kills ATI Brand

You Can Look Forward to Blood-Stained Radeons

From Engadget:
by Vlad Savov

This, dear friends, is a sad, sad day. ATI, the name of hope for all PC gamers who were sick and tired of NVIDIA rebadging the same GPU over the past couple of years, is to be no more. The callous souls over at AMD have decided that our little consumer brains aren't sophisticated enough to handle two awesome brands, so they're just axing the use of the ATI moniker from here on out. Product line names will be retained, with the Radeon and FirePro branding still intact, but ATI Eyefinity will now be known as AMD Eyefinity.

TinyURL: http://tinyurl.com/2w7hou6

Take a Good Long Last Look


More Details about ATI Eyefinity Technology

Link: http://vr-zone.com/articles/more-details-about-ati-eyefinity-technology/7518.html

You Don't Need Multi-Displays to the
Sad Writing on The Wall


Sunday, August 29, 2010

MC2 Post 773 Google Search Gets Realtime

This Week in Search Blog
Look Out Facebook and Twitter, 
Google's Drinking your Chocolate.

Google sets a Real Time Page
to stem the endless popularity
of Twitter and Facebook


Saturday, August 28, 2010

MC2 Post 771 How Many Suits Do You Have?

As In Patent Trolling....

From www.OSNews.com:

Paul Allen Files Patent Suit Against Apple, Google, Others

The Others are:  AOL, Facebook, ebay, Netflix, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples, Yahoo, and YouTube. 

Ominously missing are Microsoft and Amazon.

This Looks Like A lot Of Fun, But I'm Afraid it''s
Going To Turn Out Bad For the Industry.
Did You Know That Dress Designers Don't Mess with
Patents, and Their Business is Just Dandy.

Maybe I should Patent My Logo...

Friday, August 27, 2010

MC2 Post 770 Next Week Google/Apple TV Or Not TV?

By September 7th, the two innovating giants of today's technology will enter the Ring of TV.

Google TV and Apple TV are each hoping to create a beachhead on the final Old Media Delivery System. 

Yes, I know, we just got going with Blu-ray and HDTV and yes 3D is almost just-around-the-corner (for Sports).

So What Is Google and Apple Up To?

How much more can you cram into an iPhone or an Android Smartphone?

How about streaming TV that you can rent just like an iTunes song?

And Google just needs to add TV content on their You Tube App.

How do think the Cable Companies are feeling now?  They throw a ton of programs at you

that you pay for as a package deal when there are only a handful of shows you want.

I put a list of My Favorite HD channels and indivual shows on my LBK Blog.  I could care less about the 400 to 500 others. 

And premium channels are a joke.  80% of their movies are repeated month after month after month.

But now you're saying, OK but who wants to see this stuff on a tiny itty bitty screen?

Hold your popcorn, they've got that covered too.

HDMI streaming out from your iPhone or Android XY and Z to you home theater system.

How sweet is That?

The industry is up for a shake-out in the next few months.  I see set-top boxes that serve the rented content wherever you want or need it. 

Why Else would you need Netflix on your Smart Phone?

I just added the Hulu App to my iTouch 2G and watched the classic: 

The Cosmos with Carl Sagan.

Just-In-Time Graboids:

Blockbuster will file for bankruptcy

H.264 Video License Now Royalty-free for Life

Gmail Users Make One Million Calls in 24 Hours

Link: http://www.pcworld.com/article/204289/gmail_users_make_one_million_calls_in_24_hours.html?tk=hp_new

See MC2 Post 769 to see how You Can Get In on the Gmail-Phone Action.

Putting Google Realtime to Real-World Use


Samsung 90 and 30 series LCD's 

work hard as computer monitors

Play Hard as 1080p HDTVs

Netgear Announces NeoTV 550 & 350 HD Media Players plus other Networking Goodies



Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

MC2 Post 768 You've Been Pwned !!!

A Whole New Class of Zero-Day
Windows Vulnerabilities Looms

Hundreds of applications you use may need fixing because of a quirk in the way Windows looks for missing programs

133 to 26 Characters.


Users are Still Idiots, Cough Up Personal Data 

Despite Warnings

Link: http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2010/08/users-are-still-idiots-cough-up-personal-data-despite-warnings.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss

Speaking of Idiots: 157 Characters instead of 26 ???

TinyURL: http://tinyurl.com/333lgny



Monday, August 23, 2010

MC2 Post 767 Monday Tech Tidbits

Monday Morning MC2 Tech Tidbits


 The Wizardry Behind The Google 

Maps Curtain

Pay no attention to that playful UI behind the Google Maps curtain (video)

100 to 26 Characters


ACER JT Wang Hacks At iPad Market Share

159 to 26 Characters.


Is The Toshiba Smart Pad The Real Deal?

Pending the official launch at IFA 2010, we show you some pictures of the new Toshiba Tablet SmartPad from which to appreciate its thin and stylish design.

New Toshiba Tablet: Preview Images 
(Not of the DorNoD girls)

173 to 26 Characters.



Saturday, August 21, 2010

MC2 Post 766 Google Patches 10 Chrome Bugs

Google Patches 10 Chrome Bugs

Pays out $10K in bounties

Crafts another work-around for mysterious 
Windows kernel vulnerability


The security update to Chrome 5.0.375.125 fixed two vulnerabilities rated "critical," Google's most serious threat rating, seven labeled "high" and another pegged as "medium."

Chrome 5.0.375.125  can be downloaded for Windows, Mac and Linux at Google's Chrome home page. Users running the "stable" build -- so called because it is the most reliable of the three version "channels" that Google maintains -- will receive the update automatically.




Thursday, August 19, 2010

MC2 Post 765 3 Good Online Sources For Free Ebooks & A Free Ereader App

The Amazon Kindle and Apple's iPad 
are Drawing Attention
to Electronic Books (eBooks)

And Amazon Reported last month that eBooks 
Are Outselling Hardback Books


138 to 26 Characters.

First eBook to Sell 1,000,000 copies?
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.


The Time is Ripe to Discuss Other Options...

In the Interest of Full Disclosure, I have to admit that I am a loyal Audible member, and in my college days, many decades ago, I worked at the college library.

Bottom line, I Like Books.

Anyway, This article which I found on www.makeuseof.com 

is a nice intro into Free eBooks.

3 Good Online Sources For Free Ebooks & 
A Free eBook Reader App

Project Gutenberg



eBook Organizer 

Link: http://calibre-ebook.com/



Tuesday, August 17, 2010

MC2 Post 764 Nikon Coolpix S1100pj Projector Cam

Nikon CoolPix S1100pj Projector Cam

Arrives with USB Projection 
and Touchscreen 
Telestrator Capabilities

124 to 26 Characters.


 I Bet Some of You Know What I'm 

Thinking About This "Gadget".

If Not, Here's A Big Hint:

Talk/Demo Pranav Mistry

Too Bad the iPhone Doesn't Have A USB Port. 

But I'm Sure A Google Android Smart Phone Can 

Come Up With Something Real Quick.

How About A Link To That Incredible Talk/Demo 

Pranav Mistry gave at TED/India 2009.

Link:  http://www.ted.com/talks/pranav_mistry_the_thrilling_potential_of_sixthsense_technology.html

How Tough Can It Be To Put That Stuff: Camera,
Projector and Mirror
In A Pair Of
Ray Bans?

I'm Just saying...





Monday, August 16, 2010

MC2 Post 763 Stop Posting Those Geotagged Smart Phone Photos

76 Characters to 26.

TinyURL: http://tinyurl.com/2f2bn6v


Stupid Data Center Tricks

Technology causes its share of headaches, 
but human error accounts for roughly 
70% of all data-center problems.


Sunday, August 15, 2010

MC2 Post 762 The End of IPV4 Is Near


The IPv6 transition: what you can do 
to prepare (Podcast)

ARIN IPv6 Wiki:  http://www.getipv6.info/index.php/Main_Page

Jason at zdnet.com

IPv6: The End of the Internet As We Know It 
(and I feel fine)

121 to 26 Characters

Jason Gets it Wrong, How About Next August-September 
When We Run Out of IPV4 Address? He Must Be Looking
At The Wrong Mayan Calender.  
Or Just Trying Too Hard To Force A Tie-In 
With A So-So End Of Days Movie "2012".

A Couple of Weeks Ago, Steve Gibson Gave Us (TWiTers), 
The Real Scoop on Security Now Podcast XXX 
(I'm Looking it Up).




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