Friday, April 30, 2010

MC2 Post 657 CNET Says: Do NOT Pay for Security Software

CNET Says: 
Do Not Pay 
for Security Software

Link: http://www.cnet.com/8301-31361_1-20003722-254.html


Using Microsoft Security Essentials (which is Free) 

Should Suffice.


Link: http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/


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Pretty Clear To ME....

Wingman.

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

MC2 Post 656 HP to the Rescue?





HP to the Rescue?

Hewlett-Packard has made a surprise $1.2 billion bid 
for troubled mobile maker Palm.


Link: http://www.thinq.co.uk/news/2010/4/28/hp-makes-low-ball-rescue-bid-for-palm/
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HP Buys Palm

You probably were not expecting this

Link:  http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1603448/hp-buys-palm

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Phones, tablets, netbooks: 
taking stock of the HP/Palm deal

TinyURL: http://tinyurl.com/2cf5h2b

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Cloud PIX:

Where Are LA's Documents Going?

Out
THERE SomeWhere ???

Los Angeles Snubs Microsoft for Google

Los Angeles, California has announced that it will move its 30,000 employess to Google Apps rather than Microsoft Office.


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Apple Buys Siri

Users can speak commands like "send a taxi to my house" or "get me a girlfriend who is just as fanatical about Apple as I am" and other impossible tasks.

The software uses GPS and speech-recognition technology, and the application translates the commands and uses search algorithms 
to find answers.

Hmmm. Trying to get rid of Google's search service off the iPhone, iPod Touch and the New iPad.



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Wingman Buying in on Buy Outs.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

MC2 Post 655 Sending In The Clones


I said Clones.... Not Clowns

iPad Clones

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Eken M001 Android Tablet for
USD100
???

(update: Price raised to USD125)



Link: http://www.shanzai.com/index.php/bandit-gadgets/31/951

 

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Hanvon's 10.1 inch tablet 
sports Intel CULV




Year of the tablet to include 
Google branded version?




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TESO or EPad? 
One thing is certain, 
the iPad clones are coming




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Eros Tablet PC
great for watching things of beauty…



 
( But Priced at a steep USD440 )



Hong Kong Electronics Show



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Kinstone debuts ARM and
Windows CE based MID

Architecture: ARM
Operating System: Windows CE
Screen size & type: 5-inches, touchscreen
USB Port: 2 mini USB ports
HDMI port: 1 mini HDMI port
Extendible memory slot: microSD card slot
Speaker: Built-in loud speaker
Price: 1200 Yuan (around USD 176).




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Android will create a shanzhai
Chinese butterfly

Will MediaTek port an Android Phone?



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Regarding iPhone Gate:
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 Phone 4G leak is golden for Shanzhai



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Oh, and Blackberry's are being Cloned Too!

Nokia E72 goes white and
nabs a firmware update



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Apple's WWDC kicks off on June 7th this year.
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Wingman padding about....

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

MC2 Post 654: iPhone Gate Updates

From www.OSnews.com





iPhone Gate
The iPhone 4G saga just got a whole lot crazier


Updates
Link:


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More Crap Hitting the Wall....

Is This any Way to Run an Industry?

Wingman.

Monday, April 26, 2010

MC2 Post 653: Things That Are Just Incredible


Just When You Thought Things 
Weren't Incredible Enough

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Tesla/Edison, Bering Strait Tunnel 
and The 
Incredible HTC Droid
 
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The War Of Currents


Who Was the Most
Inventive?



TESLA



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A Little Over 60 Miles



Bering Strait Crossing






File:US NOAA nautical chart of Bering Strait.png
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



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What Could Be Better Than A Nexus One?

Confirmed: Droid Incredible's multitouch support 
is better than the Nexus One's



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Google updates Nexus One page, 
tells Verizon customers to get 
a Droid Incredible instead

Link: http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/26/google-updates-nexus-one-page-tells-verizon-customers-to-get-a/

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Droid Incredible comes 
with 'limited introductory offer' 


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Filed under: Another Nail in Palm's Coffin.


Remember the Friday, April 02, 2010
MC2 Post 630: The Phones Begin To Tumble Post?


Where I mention The Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus Price Drop? 
They each Dropped $100 bucks?

Verizon slashes Palm Pre Plus 
and Pixi Plus prices,
Mobile Hotspot service 
now free for both



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Apple’s next iPhone will 
usher in a wave of 
mobile video conferencing



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Not Incredible Enough?
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Check this Out:

TR10: Implantable Electronics­

Dissolvable devices make better medical implants.






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Wingman


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Sunday, April 25, 2010

MC2 Post 652 Free Throw Shootout in Oklahoma


Series Tied 2-2
Lakers 89
Oklahoma 110


Next Game Tuesday at Staples Center

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The Times said it Best:

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

MC2 Post 651: Do You Have Apps? I Do! Lots and Lots






Link: http://www.apple.com/ipodtouch/

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iPhone Application List
Link: http://iphoneapplicationlist.com/apps/


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The Latest Apps I've Added to my
iPod Touch

QuickVoice Recorder
Air Mouse
Call of Duty
GoSkyWatch Planetarium
Noise.io Pro
Pinball Dreaming
Radio 3.3
VisualRadio
iSSH v4.2.1
iX11 - X Server
television-v1.2

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Wingman's iTouch 2G
Snap.

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Yes, that's 5 across 
in the Apps and
the Dock.
(page 2 of 11)
Do the Math.


Yeah I know...I'm A Freaking Geek!

Wingman


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Friday, April 23, 2010

MC2 Post 650 Newsy Tidbits


MC2 Newsy Tidbits

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Palm is Given a Thumbs Down 
as Business Crumbles


HTC Walks Away from Palm Purchase as Lenovo Steps Up

    Link: http://www.dailytech.com/HTC+Walks+Away+from+Palm+Purchase+as+Lenovo+Steps+Up/article18206.htm

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Mea Culpa: McAfee Apology

McAfee apologizes for crippling PCs with bad update

    Link: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9175940/McAfee_apologizes_for_crippling_PCs_with_bad_update

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Image from:
    http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?167508-Air-Force-s-Secretive-Space-Plane-Nears-Maiden-Voyage&p=4505314&viewfull=1

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Top Secret Space Plane Blast by US Airforce

Science  Air Force's X-37B Launches into 
Orbit for Top Secret Mission

    Link: http://www.dailytech.com/Air+Forces+X37B+Launches+into+Orbit+for+Top+Secret+Mission/article18205.htm


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From MC2's: What Goes Around Comes Around
Department

Iceland is Now Getting a Taste of their Own Volcanic Ash problem...



Volcanic cloud forces Iceland's 
main airport to close


Link: http://www.mysinchew.com/node/38120


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CBS Evening News had a
Troubling Story about
Copiers with Hard Drives
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Digital Photocopiers Loaded With Secrets

Your Office Copy Machine Might Digitally Store Thousands of Documents That Get Passed on at Resale


(CBS)  At a warehouse in New Jersey, 6,000 used copy machines sit ready to be sold. CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian reports almost every one of them holds a secret.

Link: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/04/19/eveningnews/main6412439.shtml?tag=contentMain;contentBody

Also reported on CNet's Buzz Out Loud .

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

MC2 Post: 649 A Gentle Dusting of Discover - EarthDay 2010



A Gentle Dusting of Discover 

( magazine on )

Earth Day 2010



The May issue of Discover magazine, the one with The New Moon on the 

cover. Had a cover article called: "The Power of Dust".  It reminded us 

about how the dust winds of Africa affect the Rain forests in South America.

And how the Dust Winds of China do the Same to Hawaii.

It also retold the devastating story about the American Dust Bowl and the 

ecological problems we produced as we tamed the West.



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Dust Bowl

Also Known as the Dirty Thirties



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Discover Magazine Talks about Dust.

Get Blown Away by Dust



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Getting a Close Look at a Dust Demon


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Stunning Stardust


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And kinda Dust related Phoenix program on 
Modern Marvels.

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History HD
Modern Marvels Desert Tech 
Channel 773

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Wingman

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

MC2 Post 648 Questions After the Facts



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From SciencehowStuffworks.com

How is volcanic ash made?

Inside this Article

   1. How is volcanic ash made?
   2. Creating Volcanic Ash
   3. Is that ash falling from the sky?
   4. Lots More Information
   5. See all Geology articles



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Listening to the chit-chat on Leo's TWiT podcast this weekend, I learned
that the Iceland Volcano that is causing so many problems in Europe is actually the smallest of many volcanoes in the region.

From geology.com



Eruption at Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat

An October, 2009 satellite image released by NASA's Earth Observatory.

Link: http:/ /www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://geology.com/nasa/montserrat-volcano/montserrat-volcano-large.jpg&imgrefurl=http://geology.com/nasa/montserrat-volcano/&usg=__TZ7WrQhKfYrwT5s8SkK1K-GDmT0=&h=1177&w=1500&sz=321&hl=en&start=3&itbs=1&tbnid=rbhyQeHvYUVeUM:&tbnh=118&tbnw=150&prev=/images%3Fq%3DIceland%2BVolcano%2BPictures:%2BA%2BView
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Link:

Our partners at GeoEye have also added high-resolution imagery from March 31st of the actual eruption site at Eyjafjallajoekull to the GeoEye Featured Imagery layer. To access it, open Google Earth, open the More category in the Layers panel, and turn on GeoEye Featured Imagery. Then search for Iceland, click on the GeoEye logo at the south end of the island, and then click "View Full Resolution Image in Google Earth" in the window that pops up:

Google Earth:



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Again from the TWiT guys, an eruption of a small volcanoe, sometimes triggers an eruption of a bigger one in the region.
Just something to think about,

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Image of the Day:

Lightning Streaks Across the Sky as Lava Flows 
from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokul Volcano



Link: http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2010/04/image-of-the-day-lightning-streaks-across-the-sky-as-lava-flows-from-icelands-eyjafjallajokul-volcan.html

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