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DATE: Thu, 30 Sep 2010
SIZE: 5.23 MB
HP Tells Android to Pound Salt
Techcrunch Disrupt ends. HP dumps Android OS. Lucas to bring out Star Wars in 3D. Meanwhile 3DS will not be out in time for Christmas. Should Facebook buy Skype? Net Neutrality bill is dead. Next year's Apple iPad sounds like the winner. Details within. Blackberry going to QNX and the company proud of its low number of apps. Texting makes people drive safer? Horsecrap. Amazon doing an Android app store. Hulu Plus on Roku and Tivo. E-books get children to read more.
DATE: Wed, 29 Sep 2010
SIZE: 5.92 MB
Microsoft Kills its Blogging System
Techcrunch goes to AOL. That should be interesting. Rim Playbook released. Texting while driving not as harmful as they say. Apple TV analysis going on. Twitter finding ways to make money. Is Google building a Serendipity engine? Sounds like a scam. UFO's apparently saving the world. Cripes. New Sony-Ericsson phone make promises. Open Office forks. Microsoft gives up on blogging. And guess what?
DATE: Fri, 24 Sep 2010
SIZE: 5.24 MB
Google Wins One.
Stuxnet virus becoming the rage in the news. Watch it grow. Here comes something called Super Wi-Fi. Yawn. Mark Zuckerberg pledges millions to Newark, NJ schools. Meanwhile Facebook flakes out. Facebook Smartphone comes and goes and comes and goes. Poor science education sinking USA economy. Spanish court sides with Google. RIM Blackberry tablet ramping up as is HP Win 7 pad. Ugh. Einstein sez you may live longer if...
DATE: Wed, 22 Sep 2010
SIZE: 4.31 MB
Micheal Dell Shows off 7-incher
Oracle World going full tilt in SF. Michael Dell attends. Rumor abounds that the Oracle may buy HP. IBM to buy Brocade? Perhaps. DSL hitting 700 Mbps. Where? Schools and libraries will get fiber from government. Twitter attack not my fault. Autumn begins. Jet Blue setting up Wi-Fi on planes.
DATE: Fri, 17 Sep 2010
SIZE: 4.57 MB
Dell Investing Big in, uh, China!
MSFT has PR machine cranked to the max with IE9 stories. Meanwhile Verizon holding off on Win Phone7 Phones. The miserable AT&T pushing 4G. PS3 getting Blu-ray 3D. Space taxi coming by 2016. Skyhook lawsuit of Google looks dirty already. Motorola tablet coming in 2011. Dell to drop $100 billion to expand its China operations.
DATE: Thu, 16 Sep 2010
SIZE: 4.35 MB
No More Adult Ads on Craigslist, Ever!
IE 9 hits the streets. Apple setting up newspaper subscriptions for iPad. Google fires an employee for snooping on users. Craigslist gives up the fight. Windows mobile dying fast. Microsoft doing search deal with Facebook. Nokia left without buzz. Study says women more likely than men to buy into climate change argument.
DATE: Wed, 15 Sep 2010
SIZE: 5.27 MB
Why Steve Jobs Wears Black? NINJA!
New Twitter on the loose. Nokia sticking with "design" as key to success. Interesting research says few people actually use cell phone apps. What? Then again the total number of people using these phones is huge. Bing beat Yahoo. Steve Jobs supposedly caught trying to get on plane with Ninja Stars. You know, the weapons! Nokia Chaiman stepping down in 2012. The Master key of HDCP protection on Blu-Ray may be compromised. Uh-oh. Intel gets into the app store game for Net Books.
DATE: Mon, 13 Sep 2010
SIZE: 5.17 MB
Hey Chumps. Beat 1 Gb Internet Connections.
Nokia weirdness. People quitting over the new Microsoft CEO. Amazon goes after the iPad. Walmart getting into data plans. Intel supposedly shifting gears on the world of chips. Live Tube all over the news. FCC releasing white space to WiFi. Zukerberg call users "dumbfux." Birthday for Mario Brothers. Microsoft pulls a fast one on corrupt police in Russia. Where is the fastest Internet in the USA? Listen and find out.
DATE: Wed, 08 Sep 2010
SIZE: 4.99 MB
Asteroid Nearly Kills Us All
Google Instant goes live. Very cool sez me. Go to www.crankygeeks.com to get more information. iPod nine years old. Time flies. Verbal Facebook updates and text coming. Asteroid has its picture taken. Understanding Google and Apple TV revealed. Google logo explodes. T-Mobile may get iPhone. Lots of weird Samsung free PR. Lots of talk, no action. Ping spruced up they say.
DATE: Wed, 08 Sep 2010
SIZE: 4.68 MB
Google TV Coming Soon
HP filing suit against Oracle over hiring Mark Hurd. Google TV coming in 2011. Craigslist in the news about hookers. Read my PCMag column on the subject at www.pcmag.com . Smart phone future: they get it wrong. BP spent millions on Google search results. Samsung getting into the processor game. Intel lurks. ACLU sues USA over laptops being scanned at the border.
DATE: Wed, 01 Sep 2010
SIZE: 4.56 MB
Apple Apple Apple
Apple shows up in all the news for nothing more than new iPods and re-do of Apple TV. Apple adds button to iPod Shuffle. Ferraris catching on fire. Hot stuff. Memristors back in the news. They will take over the world of semiconductors. China says no more anonymous burners in China. T-Mobile jumps into Wi-Max. MSFT IE business going down the tubes. Windows 7 sale coming. Family-pak coming back! Sony brings out new e-reader. Nobody notices.
DATE: Wed, 01 Sep 2010
SIZE: 5.09 MB
Apple iPod 4g awaits more publicity. Gmail supposedly will sort your mail for you by importance. Har. VMware show ends. Climate panel trying to reform. Why? AutoCAD back on the Mac along with a mobile app. Samsung tablet getting lots of ink and attention. Has Digg failed? Blame the new guy. Web OS2.0 for Palm now out. MSFT and YHOO integrated ad system is up. Google buys another social gaming company. Nanocrystals now in play. Oxford English Dictionary considering going all digital. Aww.
DATE: Fri, 27 Aug 2010
SIZE: 4.92 MB
HTML 5 Headed Your Way
HP and Dell really going at it over 3Par. iPod classics may be dumped. RIMM doing deal with India. Why does Google search tweets? Fake reviews under attack. I like Yelp. Facebook killing IE6 support. Laughable. Government wants Craigslist to cease "Adult Services" listings. This will be fun to watch. Kindle and iPad under discussion. H.264 breakthrough.
DATE: Tue, 24 Aug 2010
SIZE: 5.08 MB
Samsung Tablet Goes After Apple
Samsung getting into Android Tablet biz. Dell starts selling Smartphone. Nokia into 3D? What? Why? Fuji display? Now Toshiba wants a big version and proposes a large version somehow. Webcam hits iTunes and Paypal. North Korean pages deleted? What? Grand Canyon at risk from mining. Apple kickback scheme was done with shoeboxes full of money. HAR. Intel wants to beat ARM. Well, OK.
DATE: Tue, 24 Aug 2010
SIZE: 4.82 MB
Who is 3Par?
3Par stories abound. MSFT push Win Phone 7. I'm predicting them becoming the odd man out. Apple patent rationalized. I find it onerous. Find out what I mean. New Kindle about to blow doors off the place. And now we are seeing sub-$100 e-readers too. Verizon getting into the act. Google buys Like.com. New pocket camcorder from Kodak sounds like a winner. Do we need an FM radio in all devices? No.
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