Thursday, November 29, 2007

Device & Driver Updates

Here is a to use when you need to update any device or driver. It lists company websites you can use to find drivers to update anything from notebooks, desktops, graphic cards, printers and network devices. Cool! For more info, visit .

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Windows XP

A computer clerk at a Costco in the central valley recently told a customer that Windows XP would no longer be supported as of the end of this year. WRONG! until 2009, with extended support to 2014.

Also, Microsoft is working on releasing in the following year.

If you have an old computer and need to replace it, you just might want to do it soon, because as of , it will be hard to find an Windows XP system.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

ihound

ihound™ is revolutionary software that helps protect your devices by alerting you when your USB digital device is connected to another individual's computer.

ihound aims to make it easy to locate your camera, MP3 player, thumbdrive or iPod and then report their theft if they've fallen into the wrong hands.

Albeit a great idea, I don't see cops chasing down a $15 thumbdrive any time soon. ... [via lifehacker.com]

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Home For The Holidays

If shopping crowded malls isn't what you do, then maybe you would like to find some other holiday "traditional" events instead.

Here's a list (for San Diego) of events from tree lightings, parades, arts and entertainment. ...

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

A shout out to my friends and family who enjoy my blogging and keep me looking for interesting things to post.

Since I might not make it to your turkey day table, here is an article of what I would be doing on your computer to get it humming back to normal. ... [via lifehacker.com]

Happy Thanksgiving you all!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Here comes the holiday shopping rush and for those of us who do some of our shopping online, be warned. The cyber crooks will be out there trying to wreak more havoc than usual.

Here are a you can take to guard yourself against unwanted viruses and malware. Also, be sure to install all the latest updates and patches for your security software and Web browsers. ...

Monday, November 19, 2007

Extreme Range Wi-Fi Router

If you are looking for a wireless router that can give you a quarter mile of wi-fi accessibility, look no further.

Sure, this sweet little unit will set you back about $300 but it could actually be a wash in equipment costs if you need extreme coverage.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

MAC OS X

Just in case you thought that MAC's are immune from hacker code, guess again. Apple Inc. just rolled out to its Tiger operating system.

Apple has patched more over 150 vulnerabilities in the eight security updates it has issued so far during 2007. to see the list of fixes included in this update.

Duracell® PowerSource Mobile 100

The trusted name in batteries, Duracell has launched a portable, rechargeable AC and USB power solution for all your mobile needs.  So if you find yourself out on the road a lot and need a bit more juice, say like 2 more hours for your laptop, check it out! ... [via coolest-gadgets.com]

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Give Up On Vista

ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware Free Today Only

ZoneAlarm is offering their anti-spyware application for free today only. I have been using their firewall product for years, so this was a must to download. ... [thanks go to lifehacker.com for the tip}

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

SkyNet Is Here

In 1984, The Terminator movies depicted SkyNet which was originally designed to run the USA's national defense systems, controlling nuclear missiles, stealth bombers, orbital weapons and the like. However, once activated it began learning at a geometric rate. It eventually became self-aware.

The UK is about to launch a 5 billion dollar military satellite named SkyNet. Good thing that movies are just make believe, eh?  ...

Sunday, November 11, 2007

NBC Direct

It's time to put that oversized computer hard drive to work.

NBC has launched NBC Direct where most shows can be watched online and some shows are available for full episode downloads.  This comes after NBC decided to pull out of iTunes.

NBC Direct beta is currently only available to residents of the United States and only works with Internet Explorer 6 or 7 on Windows XP or Vista.

I am going to watch 30 Rock now...

Saturday, November 10, 2007

WildCharge

Here is a technology to watch... a charging pad that can charge up to 5 mobile phones, smart phones and music players. Currently it seems to work with most Motorola RAZR phones. ...

Erasable Paper

Xerox Corporation scientist are working on erasable paper that self-erases in about 16-24 hours and can be used multiple times. I am sure that should save money on recycling paper, but I wouldn't want to have someone slip me a contract using it. ...

Friday, November 09, 2007

Friday, November 02, 2007

Disable Error Reporting

When your computer crashes an application, a dialogue box pops up and asks you if you want to send the information to Microsoft. You never do, or maybe you might,  but if you want to stop it from pestering you in the future, to see how to disable that built in feature.

The Wall Street Journal explains that enough people around the world choose send in the error report and on the busiest days, 50 gigabytes of data from these error reports stream into Microsoft. Two dozen programmers are charged with monitoring them. That's right! Only 12 people are looking at those errors. ...