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Tue, 10 Jul 2012 04:38:30 PDTFrom the BBC:
Sun, 29 Jan 2012 18:10:32 PSTU.S. Government Glossed Over Cancer Concerns As It Rolled Out Airport X-Ray Scanners - ProPublica
Fri, 27 Jan 2012 14:01:08 PSTGet your 256MB Flash drive for the low, low price of $28.83!
Tue, 24 Jan 2012 15:48:23 PSTIf you are far enough north, and don't have cloud cover, you could see the Northern Lights tonight.
Tue, 24 Jan 2012 13:17:33 PSTWith no foreknowledge I bought a new hard drive weeks before the floods and the price increases last fall. I was lucky. Others, including the big computer manufacturers who need a steady supply. are not so lucky.
Mon, 23 Jan 2012 18:49:54 PST
"Academic Steve Su, for example, told The Sydney Morning Herald in Australia that the FBI's mass takedown had inappropriately blocked legitimate content that he'd uploaded for sharing with his students.
"It's like confiscating everyone's mobile phone because terrorists used them," he said. "I don't think it's correct to penalize the technology because, based on that logic, shouldn't the Internet be taken down, as this is how people infringe copyright?"
Fri, 20 Jan 2012 05:43:52 PSTFrom the BBC:
Sun, 01 Jan 2012 11:52:50 PSTThis is an interesting commentary on Sony. It offers thoughts on where it has been and where it might go. I can remember a time when the name "Sony" on a product meant reliable quality. Then came rootkit-gate. That's what changed it for me and a lot of my friends. What changed your mind about Sony? When did they become "yet another electronics company" for you?
Sun, 01 Jan 2012 11:28:53 PSTJust wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year from the On Computers family.
Sun, 01 Jan 2012 10:42:59 PSTDec. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Verizon Wireless, the largest U.S. mobile carrier, canceled a planned $2 “convenience fee” for online and phone bill payments after a backlash from consumers and scrutiny from the Federal Communications Commission.
Tue, 06 Dec 2011 13:55:05 PST"Microsoft's Windows 8 is still a year away, but IDC is already predicting that the new release will be "largely irrelevant" to conventional PC users and that its ability to sell tablets will be "disappointing."
Wed, 30 Nov 2011 16:23:47 PST"Remember Locationgate? Well, that might be nothing compared to a rootkit that’s been discovered pre-installed on some Android handsets."
Wed, 16 Nov 2011 12:04:05 PST"To buy a Kindle Fire or an iPad? That is the question on the minds of many consumers this holiday season, according to new research from consumer electronics shopping site Retrevo.com."
Wed, 16 Nov 2011 12:00:25 PST"SOPA’s potential impact on the Internet and development of online services is enormous as it cuts across the lifeblood of the Internet and e-commerce in the effort to target websites that are characterized as being “dedicated to the theft of U.S. property.” This represents a new standard that many experts believe could capture hundreds of legitimate websites and services."
Wed, 09 Nov 2011 16:20:03 PSTFlash is not dead yet, but it certainly is not gaining with this announcement.
Fri, 04 Nov 2011 07:36:51 PDT
Wed, 05 Oct 2011 17:04:04 PDTFirst, we knew it was coming. This man's life was Apple, he's been ill for years, and his stepping down meant he probably wasn't doing too well. Not knowing him personally, I can only speak to his professional legacy. He was a true innovator. He was a visionary and created products that made my life happier. Many kids started out with an Apple II at home and or at school. He brought the GUI to home users. Whether you have an iPhone or not, the currently available smart phones are a direct result of the innovation of the iPhone. The same thing goes for the touch tablet revolution started with the iPad. His friends and family will miss him on a personal level. We will miss his innovation and enthusiastic keynotes. Yes, watching a Steve Jobs keynote was like watching someone sell ice to Alaskans, but with a sincerity and an enthusiasm that allowed you to forgive him for exaggerating just a little. So RIP Steve Jobs. I for one will miss you. Ironically I'm wearing the right thing for the occasion. It is a cool fall day and I'm wearing blue jeans and a black turtleneck. It seems fitting.
Mon, 03 Oct 2011 19:04:26 PDTI remember that there was a time, after the death of Netscape, that there was no great or even superior rival on the Windows side to IE. MS, though they denied it had been successful in quashing their most prominent rival. They won by integrating their browser so tightly into Windows that to this day it is pretty impossible not to use IE in some capacity at some time if you are a Windows user. This in spite of the MS malaise that allowed IE six to live on and on well past its prime.
Mon, 03 Oct 2011 11:25:54 PDTIf we were doing the show, I would definitely be checking this out for the app corner. The concept seems better than the execution right now, but the concept certainly is intriguing.
Fri, 30 Sep 2011 20:09:35 PDTDeleting the browser of one of your most successful rivals is a noteworthy oops. Hey if you are going to foul up, go really, really big.
Wed, 21 Sep 2011 15:49:07 PDTI wondered about Bob O'Donnell in my previous post. Wonder no more. I'm glad to see him doing to well. Yes, this is the same person.
Wed, 21 Sep 2011 15:45:29 PDTI agree with this article. A tablet is a nice portable device, but it doesn't take the place of a desktop. In some instances it doesn't even take the place of a laptop. The PC is not dead.
Mon, 19 Sep 2011 05:15:10 PDTFrom the article: Netflix's woes took a strange twist on Sunday night, in an 11:59 p.m. EDT blog post by CEO Reed Hastings. "I messed up", he begins. Yeah, based on subscriber losses and punishing shareholders, Hasting puts it mildly. The gist is this: After jacking up the price of combined DVD rentals and streaming by an astonishing 60 percent, Hastings presents an unexpected solution: Netflix is splitting its streaming and DVD rental business into two operations.
Fri, 16 Sep 2011 14:05:40 PDTI agree with this article. I absolutely love Window 7. In fact I talk about it little, not because it is bad, but because it is trouble free. It works. So I'm not in anti-MS mode. I live in a world that happily accommodates both iOS and Windows.
Thu, 15 Sep 2011 14:20:22 PDT"The rationale is a familiar one: plugin-based content shortens battery life, and comes with security, reliability, and privacy problems. Sites that currently depend on the capabilities provided by Flash or Silverlight should switch to HTML5."