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Is browser-based video chat room provider Tinychat the next big thing? Sounds like it may be – they just raised $1.5 million in funding, including celebrity investors.
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In a post titled “The Matrix 4 and The Matrix 5 are on the way says Keanu Reeves!” ZDNet’s Stephen Chapman has an interesting look at trend hijacking and black hat SEO techniques. Great title to his post (by way of example):Permalink | Make a Comment ( None so far )
I bought the Gateway LT3119u 11.6-Inch Netbook
a few months ago to replace my aging Asus eee 904. It’s a nice machine that pushes the Netbook definition just a little. Gateway shunned the typical Atom processor for this unit, instead shoving in an AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor L310 chip. While no speed demon, this chip does offer more performance than the typical Atom cpu. Performance is further enhanced by the integrated ATI Radeon X1270 Graphics and standard 2GB of memory. I actually got World of Warcraft running on this machine, and it’s even playable (barely) with all performance settings turned way down.
• AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor L310
• Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
• 11.6-inch HD Widescreen Ultrabright LED-backlit Display
• 2048 MB DDR2 Memory
• ATI Radeon X1270 Graphics
• 250 GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
• Built-In .3 MP Webca
• Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader
• High-Definition Audio Support
• 802.11b/g WiFi
• 3 USB 2.0 Ports
• Multi-gesture Touchpad
• 6-cell Li-ion Battery (4400 mAh), up to 4 Hours of Battery Life
Not bad for under $400. The screen is very sharp and bright, and the machine has no problem with internet video. Battery life could be better, but that’s a fair trade-off for the bit of extra performance offered by this netbook.Permalink | Make a Comment ( None so far )
SmashingApps.com has a nice list of free WordPress themes with premium features.Permalink | Make a Comment ( None so far )
Google Voice is out of beta and no longer requires an invite. LifeHacker has more.Permalink | Make a Comment ( None so far )
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WASHINGTON (AP) – Campbell Soup Co. is recalling 15 million pounds of SpaghettiOs with meatballs after a cooker malfunctioned at one of the company’s plants in Texas and left the meat undercooked.
The Agriculture Department announced the recall late Thursday. Campbell spokesman Anthony Sanzio said the company is recalling certain lots of the product manufactured since December 2008 “out of an abundance of caution” because officials don’t know exactly when the cooker at the Paris, Texas, plant malfunctioned. Officials believe it happened recently but aren’t sure, he said.
It’s old news, but I just noticed that the iOS 4 upgrade will be free for iPod Touch owners as well as iPhone users. In the past, Apple has charged $20 for iPod Touch OS upgrades, a shoddy practice they blamed on accounting requirements. Good for Apple for doing the right thing by their iPod Touch users.
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The CoPilot Live USA iPhone app is just $4.99 and offers turn-by-turn spoken directions and free map updates for the rest of the year.
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Dial *639# (star-639-pound) from your iPhone to see if you’re eligible for an upgrade. AT&T announced that they’ve moved up the upgrade eligibility date for current iPhone customers by up to six months. If you would have become eligible for a subsidized upgrade any time in 2010, your date has been moved up so you [...]Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
FarmVille branded Ice Cream and Slurpees from 7-Eleven offer in-game rewards: Rita Bargerhuff, chief marketing officer at 7-Eleven, said it is one of the most unique campaigns in the chain’s history as it gives more than 30 product incentives to Zynga’s 239 million monthly active users. “Through our promotion with 7-Eleven, we are expanding our reach [...]Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
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AOL will be hiring “hundreds” of journalists in the coming year while re-organizing their content division. [via Ad Age]Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
The $29.95 iPhone (and other AT&T smartphone) unlimited data plan is being replaced by two cheaper plans with data limits. The $15 plan will get you 200 megabytes of data, which AT&T claims is enough to “send/receive 1,000 emails (no attachments), plus send/receive 150 emails with attachments, plus view 400 Web pages, plus post 50 [...]Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
Thanks to Netflix Watch Instantly, my holiday weekend was a blur of 1980′s nostalgia (with a brief side-trip to 1992). I’d recommend all of these, with the possible exception of Chevy Chase’s ‘Modern Problems’ – go watch Vacation or Fletch instead. WarGames 1983 – After cracking the security of an Air Force supercomputer, young hacker [...]Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
The top five web browsers, tested and ranked by Tom’s Hardware. The major browsers are all pretty good now, but I’m currently a disciple of Chrome (with Opera a close second). Whichever you use, make sure your using the latest release (especially important with IE).Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
PopSci has partnered with Google to offer the magazine’s entire 137-year archive for free online.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )