Friday, October 29, 2004

Kanguru Zipper HD 2.2GB review by PC Magazine

Check out the Kanguru Zipper HD 2.2GB USB drive, unlike most USB drives Kanguru uses a real 2.2GB hard disk. The device measures 2 by 2.4 by 0.6 inches, and weighs about 1.4 ounces. It's just as easy to carry as a flash-memory USB drive, but has more capacity and at lower price.

Thursday, October 28, 2004

The Robots are Coming, The Robots are Coming...

One of my hobbies is to monitor the pulse of what is going on with technology. The latest trend that I have been seeing is a real revolution in robots for home, and for the hobbyist. Robotic devices and kits have been around for years, but I have been seeing trend where more and more articles have been appearing about new robotic devices and kits that now are available.

For example:

I really think that we are going to entering into Robotics revolution similar to the home PC revolution of the 70's and 80's. Robotics clubs and hobbyist have existed for several decades, but I believe we are going start number of these clubs and hobbyist shoot through the roof.

I believe eventually, this robotic revolution will start to make robots more and more main stream. Pretty soon you won't be able go into a house that doesn't have some type of robotic device doing something, such as vacuuming, cleaning, etc...

Khiba's PSP Tutorial

If use Paint Shop Pro (PSP), check out Khiba's PSP Tutorial. It is one of the best PSP tutorials that I have seen. These tutorials are interactive, so you're not just reading a lot of instructions on what to do you can actually see how to do it.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

TechNet Virtual Lab

Microsoft's TechNet Virtual Lab, allows you to check out the company's latest software in a sandbox environment.

The site offers virtual servers for:
- Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server
- Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
- Microsoft Identity Integration Server (MIIS) 2003
- Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005
- Microsoft SQL Server
- Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003
- Microsoft Security Virtual Lab

The great news is that software in this lab is free to download, and it doesn't require you to format your hard drive to install or test it.

UWB Takes On 802.11n in the Wireless Fast Lane

This is an interest article about the current state of two types of wireless network technologies called UWB (UltraWideBand) and 802.11n. Both of these prestandard technologies, meaning that manufactures developed new products before the standard body finalize the technology specification.

Google Working to Recruit Brainy Elite

To work for the best and brightest companies you have to be very smart. Google has employed some interesting hiring practices, to attract the best and the brightest minds.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Hackers use Google to access photocopiers - ZDNet UK News

Hackers are using Google to access photocopiers. Photocopiers are the latest network devices to fall victum to hackers armed with nothing more than Google's search engine.

SanDisk doubles memory card capacities

SanDisk is introducing a 4GB Stick Pro card is priced at $799.99, and 2GB SD cards for $199.99. The new cards should ship next month.

Monday, October 25, 2004

Pluck the RSS Reader and More.

I came across a new program called 'Pluck' today, and I though I would share it with everyone. Pluck is a newsreader that integrates itself into the Internet Explorer browser. This is a great feature for those people who want to read newsfeeds inside their default browser.

Pluck is not just an RSS reader, it also offers additional features such as the ability to manage bookmarks across multiple computers, share Web pages and notes with friends, and sort and filter Amazon, eBay, and Google queries.

Before I will recommend any program I find on the Net, I like it make sure that it doesn't contain adware or spyware (see this page for more information). I would say check it out.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Cops track emergency call to malfunctioning TV

Earlier this month, a college student Chris van Rossman's year-old 20-inch flat-screen TV started broadcasting over the 121.5MHz frequency, the channel used for distress signals. Such signals are used by search and rescue workers to find airplanes that have crashed or boats that are missing at sea. Rossman's TV was picked up by search and rescue satellites and emergency crews were alerted.

GMail Drive

Use GMail Drive to turn your Google GMail account into a 1GB of online storage. This Shell Namespace Extension creates a virtual filesystem around your GMail account, allowing you to use GMail as a storage medium. You can save and retrieve files stored in your GMail account directly from inside Windows Explorer.

The GMail Drive application literally adds a new drive to your computer under the My Computer folder, where you can create new folders, copy and drag’n’drop files. The only downside is that it’s limited to 10MB per file (the GMail attachement limit).

2,000 pound bomb video

Ever wonder what it would be like to have a 2,000 pound laser guided bomb blow up in your backyard (see the hole that was left).

Ghost in Car Commercial

This is a car commercial, that when the crew finished shooting it noticed a ghostly white mist moving along the side of the car. The ad was never shown on TV because the unexplained ghostly phenomenon scared the the production crew so badly.

Make sure your sound on, so that you can hear the crackling noise when the mist appears. When watch the ad about halfway look and you will see the white mist crossing in front of the car then following it along the road.

Slayer 2.6 has Recently Been Released

Slayer 2.6 is one of the easiest way to setup a newly modifed Xbox. Slayer is a bundle of software tools auto-installs itself on modded XBoxes, when executed.

Slayer comes with applications like:
- EvoX
- Xbox Media Player
- dvd2xbox
- boXplorer
- and more.


SwitchProxy is a free FireFox extension that allows you to quckly switch between different anonymous proxy servers. Anonymous proxy servers allow you to mask your true IP address, giving you an added layer on anonymity.

Free Tech and Programming Books

Here is a great resource for find free technology and computer science books. Topics include: Linux, Java, Microsoft, C/C++, Perl and Python, Science and Engineering, Networking, Security, and Databases.

PoE (Power over Ethernet) How To - NYCwireless

Looking for a way to add an addition access point, but no power outlet near by? Some guys at the NYC Wireless have figured out a way to run 12v power over the unused wires in a standard Ethernet cable.


'TV-B-Gone' is a key-chain fob that looks like an automobile remote, but it is really a kind of universal remote that can turn off almost any TV. When the device is activated, it spends 209 different codes to turn off televisions, the most popular brands are transmitted first. When you activate the device, it can take over a minute for it to tranmit all of the codes to turn of the device.

Wired News: Plasma Beam Eyed in Space Travel

Imagine spaceships being catapulted and caught in space using high-energy plasma beams.

Sunday, October 17, 2004

Reseller Selling Standalone Windows Media Center Software

One Microsoft reseller is selling standalone OEM versions of the new Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 software. Inc. is exploiting a loophole in Microsoft's contracts to sell this software.

Friday, October 15, 2004

Intel kills plans for 4GHz

CNET, reported that Intel killed it plans for 4GHz Pentium, it will make faster CPU through other technical means. It will start using large caches and dual-cores to increase the speed of its processors.