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Insert cheesy Wave pun here May 29, 2009

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Google WaveGoogle’s up to their crazy antics again. This time, they’re taking the concepts of online collaboration and instant messaging and combining them all into one. Think Google Docs and Gmail/Google Talk all in one or something as equally insane. As Google would tell you:

A “wave” is equal parts conversation and document, where people can communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.

I could explain all the insane features, but I think the developers would do a better job. In fact, they do it in a 1h:20m video. Hint: Skip to 1:12:44 for some really crazy stuff.

You can also sign up to be a beta tester, or just be notified when they’re ready to release the Wave. The full video and features and all that fancy stuff can be found on Google’s official Wave site.

Official Google Blog: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/went-walkabout-brought-back-google-wave.html

Google Wave: http://wave.google.com/

Yup, we are trend whores…. May 16, 2009

Posted by chan in Phones, Random, Staff, Technology.
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Soooooo…. I just got the blog a trendy and chic new feature…. not so much a feature as much as it is for some fun and some people requested it…

so……WE ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON TWITTER!!!!! follow us by clicking here you may or may not be glad you did.

If you guys have suggestions as to what you want us to “tweet” about put it in the comments.

How To Repair Your Plasma TV January 13, 2009

Posted by annson in Random, Technology, TV.
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I don’t understand how this is even possible. Australians are crazy. Then again, I guess this just proves that Armageddon was right about technology. ALL MADE IN CHINA/TAIWAN and that’s the only way to fix it.

-annson

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Windows 7 Beta Avaliable for Public Download January 8, 2009

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So it was annouced yesterday at Microsoft conference at CES 2009 by Steve Ballmer (Chief Executive Officer) that Windows 7 Beta will be finally available to the public.  That’s right everyone, no more pirating this beta operating system. The beta will be available on Friday, January 9, 2008 on the Window’s Live. Hit the jump for some cool features it comes with too:

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P for PWN?! January 8, 2009

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p_gallery32Sony has finally released details on its much hyped P-series netbook entry at the recent CES convention in Las Vegas, and it is a sexy little thing. Available in 4 colours (Black, White, Red, Green), it will run Vista out of the box, it has an ultra slim profile and sports a 8″ wide screen. All at a low low (remember this is Sony) price of $900 USD what more could you ask for?! Full specs and pictures after the jump.

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Eee Keyboard Anyone? January 6, 2009

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So we all know about Asus Eee Box and their famous Eee PC but here’s something new. Asus has realized that since in all laptop and notebooks, all the computer components are under the keyboard and so they thought “Why not make a computer out of just a keyboard?” And here’s your answer. Hit the jump for more.

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Next Generation of NetBooks January 6, 2009

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CES is upon us starting in 2 days. Companies are all scrambling to unveil their new products and ideas out to the media so that they can build up hype for the conference will be begin on Jaunary 8, 2009, in Las Vegas. One of the hottest topics in the computer industries lately is how the direction in design has started to change. Everyone is done with making more and more faster and powerful chips and instead they are all concentrated on making more power efficient stuff. And with this has introduced the world the Netbook market.

Netbooks today are really good at displaying graphics and video, but they lack in boot times and battery-life. Today, HP has introduceda new Netwook that is priced at $699 which uses AMD’s chips. The performance and capabilities of this new Netbook are similar to Apple’s Mac Air which is priced at $1800 starting. HP, in addition to its higher-priced dv2, at CES is introducing a $499 extra-durable netbook with a 10-inch screen that is aimed at business customers.

Other companies that are stepping up are Phoenix Technologies, who have come up with a downloadable software called HyperSpace, which allows users to start loading Webpages before the operating system even boots. How are they doing it? I have no idea, we’ll have to wait for their demo or something at CES 2009 to find out.

Qualcomm Inc. and Freescale Semiconductor Inc. who are companies that work closely with the cellphone industry, are going to start offering their technology to Netbook makers.

AMD, though not selling a chip for netbooks, says that most consumers will prefer machines like the dv2 that use its microprocessors and more powerful graphics circuitry, in a combination code-named Yukon that it is announcing Tuesday. Nvidia Corp., another maker of graphics chips, wants to convince netbook makers to use one of its graphics chips alongside Intel’s Atom — providing what it estimates to be 10 times the performance of the accessory chips Intel offers with its microprocessor.

Then there is the issue of the time it takes to start Windows. Phoenix, which sells PC makers built-in programs that control the boot-up process of their systems, estimates that its HyperSpace software can let users start surfing the Web in a few seconds, save energy and avoid security problems associated with Windows. The software comes in two versions, priced at $39.95 and $59.95 for a year of use.

So there you have it, the next generation of Netbooks and probably Laptops/Notebooks, will be more powerful, have a much better battery-life and will run faster than any we have seen yet. Stay tuned for more news from CES.

-annson