Tuesday, December 29, 2009

DX3 Digital Dictionary

The DX3 is a small device with a camera that you point at whatever word you want defined. It then looks it up and displays the definition on its screen. Read on...

Monday, December 28, 2009

Google Times 4

Today we take a look at googlegooglegooglegoogle.com which lets you run four Google searches in the same tab. When you go to the page you will have four different Googles where you can begin searches in each.

If you’re looking for a way to keep more organized while doing research, this site can come in very handy. Read on...

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Brrr chilly this morning, however nice enough to go put in a golf day.
Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Giveaway of the Day

Every day, Giveawayoftheday.com gives away a new software download that would normally cost anywhere from $10-$50. There is no catch—no adware, no nag screens, no accounts to register, and no download limits.

Simply visit the site between 12:00 AM-11:59 PM Pacific time any day of the week, download the day’s software, extract it and install it before the stroke of midnight. We like free stuff! Read on...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Fun and Games

If you enjoy decorating your home for the holidays, why not your computer desktop too? This free Christmas Tree app puts a twinkling, decorated tree (or ornament, or stocking) on your desktop, with a countdown in days, hours, and minutes to Christmas Eve, Christmas, and more.

Also, pick up the game while you are at it!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Facebook!? Beware of “Everyone”!?

thumbsup As promised, Facebook has begun rolling out new privacy options to its 350 million users.Watch out for the "Everyone" setting.

What do they mean by “Everyone”? Well, it means EVERYONE.

Just wanted to say ! Thanks for letting them know how to change the DEFAULT setting! Good job!

"Information set to 'everyone' is publicly available information, may be accessed by everyone on the Internet (including people not logged into Facebook), is subject to indexing by third party search engines, may be associated with you outside of Facebook (such as when you visit other sites on the internet), and may be imported and exported by us and others without privacy limitations.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Install, Reinstall, and Uninstall Windows

Here's a handy website provided by Microsoft that provides a step by step, video and screen shot guides to upgrading Windows. I have to note that every version is stated as "You cannot uninstall", but hey!... at least you now know once you upgrade, your stuck with it. Read on...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Copenhagen Wheel

MIT researchers will debut the Copenhagen Wheel — a revolutionary new bicycle wheel that not only boosts power, but can keep track of friends, fitness, smog and traffic. Though it looks like an ordinary bicycle wheel with an oversized center, the Wheel's bright red hub is a veritable Swiss army knife's worth of electronic gadgets and novel functions.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Geminid Meteor Shower

What potentially will be the best meteor display of the year is here and scheduled to reach its peak during the overnight hours of Dec. 13-14. These meteors appear to emanate from near the bright star Castor, in the constellation of Gemini, the Twins, hence the name "Geminid."

This year's Geminids will not be hindered at all by moonlight. On Monday morning, the moon – a narrow sliver of a crescent, just two days before its new phase, will come up over the east-southeast horizon soon after 5:30 a.m. for most locations and will pose very little, if any interference for meteor watchers. Read on...

Friday, December 11, 2009

Salt & Pepper Robots

"We must conquer these humans immediately. We shall exploit their love of tiny flavored rocks sprinkled on their food. Infiltrate their domiciles, observe their habits. Then, we shall be prepared to take their planet."

ThinkGeekers are funny! And you can

Thursday, December 10, 2009

LPGA Tournament in La Costa

The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) today formally introduced its new tournament in the San Diego area during a press conference at La Costa Resort and Spa. Oh yes, I’ll be going there!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

99 Windows 7 Shortcuts

7Tutorials has created a package of 99 Windows 7 shortcuts that you can use to access just about any feature or setting in Windows 7.

Download the file and unzip it into a folder on your desktop or wherever you prefer. Now you’ll see a set of folders: Ease of Access, Networking, Shut Down Menu, System Administration Tools, Tablet PC, Troubleshooting, Windows PowerShell, and Windows Programs. for you easy reference.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Our Own Devastating Weather Damage 2

With all the news on TV lately about the sub zero weather and snow that the Midwest is having this year, we shouldn't forget that Southern California has its share of devastating weather, also.

I've attached a photo illustrating the damage caused to a home from a west coast storm that passed through the San Diego area today.

It really makes you cherish what you have, and reminds us not to take life for granted!!!

Warning: The attached picture is quite graphic and may not be suitable for sensitive viewers. Click Here...

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Desktop Holiday Wallpaper 2009

This post features 45 free desktop wallpapers, created by designers across the globe. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free. Nice! Read on...

Star Wars R2-D2 Trashcans

It's December now, and it's time to start posting cool geek gifts. (Annie APPROVED)

Everything was going great until we emptied the trash and accidentally discarded some Death Star plans... then the Rebel Massassi Outpost on the fourth moon of Yavin got destroyed and things just went downhill from there. Read on...

Friday, December 04, 2009

Times Skinner

, is a convenient, attractive new way to read the New York Time’s major headlines online.
Articles are presented in a grid, using the same fonts the NYT uses in its print edition.

You can browse the paper by sections, including all of the NYT's blogs and current hot news topics. Pretty slick!

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Bing Mobile

You’ve heard of , Microsoft's new web search engine and may even use it. If you have a Windows Mobile phone or Blackberry, you have got to check out BING Mobile download. (A web based Bing browser is available for just about any web-enabled mobile phone)

What’s cool about the BING application is you can say your search instead of typing it, get one-click directions, and hear directions to a restaurant, while you walk there. Pretty sweet stuff!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Thinkpad Bus Seats

What? Lenovo has outfitted buses and tram shuttles throughout Germany with the company's Thinkpad notebooks installed as seats.

Not sure how comfortable they are, but I won’t be sitting on any of mine anytime soon.