Saturday, January 31, 2009

World’s Smallest Full-page Printer

This is one small tiny printer. I'd like to see it in action.

This 1.5-pound mobile printer is just 1-inch (height) x 10.75-inches (width) x 1.9-inches (deep). It has a USB 2.0 port and also supports Bluetooth connectivity to wirelessly print from devices such as BlackBerry smartphones and laptop computers. ...

Friday, January 30, 2009

Configure Live Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo or AOL in Outlook

I am blogging this for the next time I have to setup an email account in Outlook and I don't remember the settings. Hopefully you can use it too! ...

Thanks Roady!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Hackers Crack Road Sign

Ah... the thrill of it all! Sneaking around, late at night and doing little pranks that are cute and clever.

Back in my heydays we might doorbell ditch or TP a house, but the kids of today (and I can only presume these were kids that did this deed) get to have all the fun.

Seems somebody hacked into a portable traffic sign near the University of Texas and changed it. ...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

WD® Launches Industry's First 2 TB Hard Drives

Western Digital announced yesterday, the first 2 terabyte (TB) hard drive - the world's highest capacity drive and the latest addition to WD's popular, environmentally friendly, cool and quiet, WD® Caviar® Green™ hard drive family. This new 3.5-inch platform is based on WD's industry-leading 500 GB/platter technology with 32 MB cache, producing drives with capacities of up to 2 TB. ...

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Verizon Wireless Network Extender

The Verizon Wireless Network Extender works like a miniature cell phone tower in your home and has a range of up to a 5,000 square foot area.

The Network Extender enables you to make calls from indoor locations where outdoor cellular coverage does not reach.

It is easy to install, just plug into your high-speed Internet connection and place near a window. (Seems it is real important to get it placed near a window)

There is no activation required on any Verizon Wireless phone within the Network Extender network range and you have up to three Verizon Wireless phones that can automatically access the Network Extender network at one time. Additionally under "Managed Access", you have the ability to prioritize access to your Network Extender up to 50 Verizon Wireless callers you select.

Cost for the Extender is $249 and no monthly fees. 

Read on...

This is for you Bauer!

Sync Your iPhone 3G with Vista and Outlook

I read this article with regards to the steps necessary to synchronize your iPhone 3G with Vista and Outlook.

Then I had to laugh. There are just too many things that can go wrong. As noted by Jaime Lendino who wrote the article, "Note: To minimize the chance of conflicts—something that many people around the Web have reported—I began with a brand-new install of Vista and Outlook 2003. And I deleted all mail accounts in my test iPhone 3G before beginning."

If you have a few hours and need to sync Outlook, this step by step may help. ...

Friday, January 23, 2009

3-D Photo Prints

Many photo-sharing sites enable you to create personalized cards, books, calendars and the like, but they’re all two-dimensional. Check out the start-up called Snapily. It is employing lenticular printing to create photo cards and other products that simulate 3-D effects and animated images. And within a few months, will enable you to create a “movie” card that simulates a very brief video clip.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

ThemeMaker iGoogle

ThemeMaker puts your pictures and colors on your iGoogle Start Page. Cool huh?

To get started, sign into your Google account from your web browser, then click on Change Theme from Classic at the top of the page. You will then find a link to the ThemeMaker page. From there you can change and crop the photo, change the text and gadget box/background color, and save your theme under a title, name, and description.

Or if it's been awhile, check out the Themes that they have added to the Google gallery. Read on...

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Inauguration of Barack Obama

I usually won’t politic on my blog, but today is the exception.

Finally we have a hope that makes us look forward and good riddance to the past administration that drove this country into the ground.

I am proud and overwhelmed with gratitude to be an American today and honored to be alive to witness this historic event.

Best of luck to us all and President Obama for a new era of change and responsibility. Albeit it will be slow and painful at times, since we are splattered on rock bottom, we should take comfort in knowing that someday, somehow, we will regain and revive this overwhelming depression they call an “economic downturn”.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Aero Shake, Peeks and Snaps

"Aero Shake is one of several new Aero Desktop Enhancements in Windows 7, but unlike other such features--like Aero Peek and Aero Snaps, Aero Shake has never been broadly discussed in public by Microsoft, nor does it appear in their official Windows 7 Beta reviewers guide. That's right: Aero Shake is a secret." Read on...

Friday, January 16, 2009

Worms Gone Wild - Attacks 9 Million Computers

Calling the scope of the attack "amazing," security researchers at F-Secure Corp. today said that 6.5 million Windows PCs have been infected by the "Downadup" worm in the last four days, and that nearly 9 million have been compromised in just over two weeks. ...


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Pogoplug - USB Hard Drive Access From The Web

Pogoplug has two ports, one for an Ethernet connection to your router, and one for a USB port for connecting to an external hard drive or memory stick. Simply plug the Pogoplug into an electrical outlet, connect your router and you amazingly have an Internet-connected Network Attached Storage drive.
According to Pogoplug’s creators, the only other step required is to register your device on Pogoplug’s site. After that you get a personal Web site with all your content displayed and downloadable. Sweet!
Read on... (Ja, weren't we talking about this?)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Windows 7 Secrets

Now that I have Windows 7 in the house, I have been reading a plethora of articles about it. I wanted to find out how it is anything other than Vista SP2.

This article reveals some hidden features, such as:

Problem Steps Recorder that provides a simple screen capture tool that enables you to record a series of actions or the Jump lists that replaced the default right-click context menu. Also, easy to miss if you’re not looking for it is that you can double-click on any DVD or CD .ISO image and you’ll see a helpful little applet that will enable you to burn the image to a blank disc. Take a look for other helpful hints. ...

Thanks go to Tim Sneath for sharing these little gems!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Wind/Solar Recharger For Mobile Devices

Kinesis builds combination wind/solar recharger for mobile devices: "Kinesis' K2 device combines a wind turbine, solar panel and internal 3800mAh battery to create a smart charger for all your handheld gadgets. The device can be left in a sunny or windy place during the day and can be charge the internal battery 20 hours via wind alone or 8 hours via solar (in direct sunlight) or presumably less than 8 hours by both simultaneously.
There is a USB port which is used to transfer power from it's internal battery to phones, music players, etc.
For more information about price and availability, Read on...

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Windows 7 In The House

Finally got to install Windows 7 Beta and here is a few things to note:

1. Install was simple and quick, just about 25 minutes.

2. All devices were found and functioning on the Lenovo Thinkpad T60, no missing hardware devices.

3. The bad boy boots up quick, just about 1 minute. I know, there isn't much loaded on it, but damn!

4. It's PRETTY! I never liked the look of XP after having Vista in production on the other T60p.

5. I has some really cool features. (Check out the How-To Geek for What You Should Expect from the Windows 7 Beta)

If you are interested in testing the Beta yourself, ...

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Reinventing the Home Appliance

Among the technologies Microsoft is highlighting in its booth at CES this year is a hardware and software platform for the next generation of more useful and flexible household objects, appliances and accessories. The Windows-based platform is the result of a collaboration between Microsoft and a recently formed company called Fugoo. ...

A Windows-enabled and Web-connected coffee maker like this prototype could check online for the proper grinding size of the beans you’ve just bought.

Powermat Wireless Charging

No more tangled mess of cords or searching for the right adaptor, simply place your enabled device on the Powermat to charge.   Powermat is compatible with iPhone, BlackBerry, MP3 players, cell phones, headsets, hand held electronic games, digital cameras, GPS units, and laptops.

Look for the technology in the shops Q3/Q4 this year. ...

Friday, January 09, 2009

LG's Wrist Cell Phone

LG Electronics will show off the world’s first 3G cell phone watch, the GD910, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

It has a 1.4 touch-screen, bluetooth connectivity, speakerphone, built in MP3 player. And if you want to make a video call, there is a little bitty camera at the top right corner of the screen.

No word up on pricing or any carriers publicly committed to the product, but it's geeky and we like it! ...

Thursday, January 08, 2009

2009 CES Keynote Address by Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer

What happened in Vegas last night didn't stay in Vegas.

There was a live feed to watch the keynote address delivered by Microsoft. hosted a real-time Friendfeed live chat room and provided running commentary, along with Paul Thurrott and Tom Warren (of Windows SuperSite and, respectively) (, was on the chat too, even though he was in Hawaii on vacation)

The big news, albeit really nothing earth shattering, was Beta to be released to everyone this Friday. Seems Paul Thurrott already knew and clued us all in on that little gem.

The keynote address featured , , and .

To view the keynote and demos, visit .

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Another Recycle eWaste Event

Gaspar De Portola Middle School in Tierrasanta will be having an eWaste event on Saturday, January 24th between 10:00am - 4:00pm.

11010 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92124

Computers-Monitors-Laptops-TV’s-Printers-Cell Phones-FAX-VCR-DVD Stereos-Cameras-Scanners will be accepted. (No appliances or batteries)

Proceeds will directly benefit the school and Mother Earth.

For more information - ...

Monday, January 05, 2009

Internet Archive Wayback Machine

Anything that references the Wayback Machine gets a looksie from me.

I found this site that has archived a plethora of different sites from 10 years+ back. ...

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Everything On Sale

Head on over to ThinkGeek for any gadget you want or may need for the new year. You might just find it on sale! ...

Saturday, January 03, 2009


OutlookTools is a free, supported and advanced settings tool for Microsoft Office Outlook. It gives you easy access to Outlook settings and data folders and allows you to change settings that are normally only possible through the registry.

Main Program Features

  • Easy access to Outlook settings and data folders
  • Easy access to troubleshooting tools
  • Start Outlook with a startup switch
  • Clear the Most Recently Used lists
  • Make the New Mail Alert stay up for longer than 30 seconds
  • Unblock attachments
  • Hides options not available for your Outlook version

Grab it for your toolkit! ...