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Deal of The Day 1-30-08 Wednesday

Wed, 30 Jan 2008 17:46:55 GMT

(image) ViewSonic’s PJ503D DLP® projector delivers the best entry level performance value in the market. Topping the list of performance features is the amazing clarity of DLP technology.

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Countdown To Digital TV: T-minus (almost) one year

Wed, 30 Jan 2008 14:41:15 GMT

(image) The Digital TV Deadline Is Approaching: February 17, 2009!

Mark your calendar. February 17, 2009. Just a little over a year away. On that day, analog TV goes digital—and millions of U.S.consumers will have to be ready for the government-mandated switch to digital TV from the archaic (and highly inefficient) analog system. The Feds say the upgrade will free large portions of broadcast bands for law enforcement and public safety, which is critically needed.

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The Simpsons: That ’90s Show

Wed, 30 Jan 2008 02:49:00 GMT

(image) In a flashback, Homer gives up his dreams of becoming a musician and takes a job at his father’s laser tag warehouse to support Marge attending Springfield University.

Another great episode of The Simpsons!

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FBI/U.K. Biometrics Database: Server in the Sky With Diamonds

Tue, 29 Jan 2008 22:01:05 GMT

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The FBI joins hands with a vast biometrics database, all the way across the sea to the United Kingdom! The Bureau plans to cast a wider net on the growing sea of crime and close the Atlantic-sized gap in investigation. It’s the “server in the sky” (as it is being called) that would link the U.S. with the U.K. Both countries’ law enforcement arms would link up through this for improved crime detection and terrorism prevention.

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The Dark Side of XBOX: The New XBOX 360 Elite

Tue, 29 Jan 2008 20:59:32 GMT

(image) Microsoft has finally joined the Dark Age of gaming as it unveiled the XBox 360 (Microsoft XBox 360 Gaming Console) Elite System in black. Will this bring new light to the next generation of gaming? The launch of the new system heightens its rivalry with Sony’s PS3 (Sony PlayStation 3) and Nintendo’s Wii. Armed with more storage space, enhanced graphics capabilities, and a new black finish, the Xbox 360 Elite system is as formidable as it can get.

Clad in a menacing all black shell, the Xbox 360 Elite System boasts of 120GB of hard drive space (six times larger than the previous Premium System and twice the size of that of the PS3). It comes with High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) for better image quality. It also comes with peripherals that equally match the system’s color finish: premium black. It may not be as sexy as PS3 or as cute as the Wii, but the Elite definitely stand out on your rack. It still has the basic ports like those found on the Premium console, and the capability to stream and perform file sharing tasks (wireless if you must). It remains compatible with all 360 Premium Games, works as a sleek multimedia player, and of course, retains its premier online gaming capability. But above all these, the Xbox 360 Elite runs on a 3.2GHz processor with 512MB of GDDR3 RAM. Simply put, this mean machine is really, really fast!

The Xbox 360 Elite is definitely a keeper. A beacon for the next generation of game consoles, it comes with a 120GB removable hard drive, by far the largest in gaming history. The inviting black color scheme alone will make you want to save up for it. If you fancy the idea of having the meanest of game consoles on your desk, the Elite system is a must have. The Xbox 360 Elite system is the ultimate in console gaming nirvana.

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The Blue-Ray Shift: Stellar Technology At New Lower Prices

Tue, 29 Jan 2008 20:18:57 GMT

Contributor: Carlo Guerrero, TigerDirect News Correspondent Blu-Ray disc players new lower pricing - finally Blu-Ray’s superior technology and performance can be enjoyed by everyone. Great deals on Blu-Ray players and Sony’s PlayStation 3 push prices below the $400 price barrier, and makes Blu-Ray affordable! When the first High Definition TVs (HDTV) hit the market in 1998, movie buffs, sports fans and tech aficionados just had to get their hands on one. Its stunning resolution and intense digital surround sound left everyone in awe as they marveled at the incredible life-like performance in a box. A few years further down the road, Blu-Ray (also known as Blu-ray Disc or BD) made waves as the next-generation optical disc. Recording, rewriting, and playing back high definition video or storing data more than five times that of a regular DVD can be made possible only through Blu-Ray technology. Blu-Ray’s increased storage capacity combined with ultra-advanced video and audio codecs lets its viewers enjoy unprecedented HD experience. With its state-of-the-art technology and winning benefits, Blu-Ray has been making a splash though most people seem are caught up with and confused by the resemblance to HD-DVD. Although both Blu-ray and HD-DVD are quite similar, there are several differences between them: Capacity: Blu-Ray utilizes a lens with a greater numerical aperture (NA). This gives greater precision to fit more data on the same size disc allowing 25GB per layer (50GB on a dual-layer disc), whereas HD-DVD can only hold 15GB per layer (30GB on a dual-layer disc). Speed: Blu-Ray has a higher data transfer rate for video and audio 54Mbps vs HD-DVD’s 36.55Mbps. Now, movie studios can release their movies with higher quality video and audio than the HD-DVD format. Content: Not all movies studios can support more than one format. With broad support from seven out of the eight major movie studios (Warner, Paramount, Fox, Disney, Sony, MGM and Lionsgate), Blu-Ray managed to release more titles. HD-DVD has support from only two major movie studios (Paramount and Universal). Hardware Support: The Blu-Ray format has broad support from the world’s leading consumer electronics, personal computer and media manufacturers, including Sony, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Pioneer, Sharp, JVC, Hitachi, Mitsubishi, TDK, Thomson, LG, Apple, HP and Dell. The Blu-Ray format is now available in PlayStation 3 (PS3 (Sony PlayStation 3)) video game console. This gives you more choices to choose from for entertainment. And with the recent drop in prices for the PlayStation 3 and other Blu-Ray players, makes Blu-Ray more affordable than ever! Cost: With a starting price point of $399 for Blu-Ray players from Sharp and others., it is now affordable for everyone. Shifting to Blu-Ray is a shifting the weights between technological advancement and practical sense. But with its lower entry price point, and compatibility with traditional DVDs and CDs, Blu-Ray makes more sense than ever! Resources: Blu-Ray Players, Sony PlayStation 3, Blu-Ray Disc Source: TigerDirectNews.com | Comment here.[...]



Music Labels to QTrax: No Deal

Tue, 29 Jan 2008 16:18:35 GMT

(image) The world’s biggest music companies, including Warner Music Group Corp and Sony BMG, denied that they have agreed to license songs for a free download service that was launched by Qtrax on Monday. Qtrax told Reuters and other media outlets last week that it had deals with the major labels representing about 75 percent of all music sales, to let users download songs for free in a new service to be supported by advertising revenue.

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GN Netcom 9120 Wireless Headset w/ Base Refurbished TigerTV

Tue, 29 Jan 2008 15:02:08 GMT

Do you do your best thinking on your feet? Then you need the GN Netcom 9120 refurbished wireless headset. This great base-and-earpiece set lets you go hands free with any major business phone.

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Craigslist user Attempts to Hire Hitman

Tue, 29 Jan 2008 01:58:56 GMT

(image) A woman offered $5,000 for an ‘eradication task’ - or actually kill - her lover’s wife. Not only did she want to do this, she put an ad on Craigslist to get it done!

While not a promoted employment listing category, this woman felt that someone in Grand Rapids would be willing to take the five grand for a little ‘eradication task’.

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Qtrax Revamped Music Service to Woo Music Fans

Tue, 29 Jan 2008 00:00:48 GMT

(image) A revamped online file-sharing service aims to woo legions of music fans by offering unlimited, free song downloads that are compatible with iPods, and all with the blessing of major recording companies. Qtrax is the latest online music venture counting on the lure of free music to draw in music fans and on advertising to pay the bills, namely record company licensing fees.

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Air Force Develops High Tech Way To Prevent Friendly Fire

Mon, 28 Jan 2008 21:41:10 GMT

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According to the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio — The Air Force has developed a technology that helps identify friendly forces during combat exercises. This can dramatically reduce friendly fire incidents in training, and potentially on the battlefield.

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Deal of the Day 01-28-08

Mon, 28 Jan 2008 16:59:20 GMT

(image) You don’t have to spend a bundle to get another PC. The eMachines T5224 Refurbished Desktop is a very capable machine that comes stacked with an Intel Pentium D processor, 1GB of DDR2, 250GB SATA II hard drive, and more.

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Science Attempts to Decode Barks Linguisticly

Mon, 28 Jan 2008 03:10:47 GMT

(image) Scientists at a Budapest University have made great strides in utilizing computer technology to convert dog barks into a language. The emotional reactions of 14 dogs are being tracked in order to distinguish the various acoustic samples obtained from the dog.

50% of the time, the computer and interpret it’s intent. Barking is a tool of communication between man and dog. In different situations, barking varies to convey specific meanings.

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Digital Music Sales Up, While Overall Industry Sales Sag

Sat, 26 Jan 2008 00:00:39 GMT

(image) While sales of digital music is on the rise, the music industry overall is experiencing a slowdown. Consumers are losing interest in compact discs (when was the last time you bought a CD?) and balking at paying for the digital alternatives (downloading it for free is faster and easier!), the music industry is looking for new allies, including Internet service providers, lawmakers — even karaoke bars.

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Camera phone or Cameraphone, either way, it’s the Samsung G800

Fri, 25 Jan 2008 23:01:03 GMT

(image) “Camera phone. Is it spelled cameraphone or camera phone?” a colleague asked me a few minutes ago. “It’s camera phone”,I said. However, two-word meanings for a single concept tend to merge into a single word over time as it becomes nearly universal in its application. So, it’s just a matter of time before camera phone morphs into cameraphone. After all, who has a phone that doesn’t have a camera?

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Samsung G800 Unlocked High-End Cameraphone

Fri, 25 Jan 2008 21:09:34 GMT

(image) Now, here’s a camera with a phone attached! At least this slider seems that way, with 4x zoom, lens cover, flash, in-camera goodies and more. Oh, and it’s 3G and bluetooth compatible as well. Check it out!

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Yamaha YHT-280BL Home Theater System

Fri, 25 Jan 2008 21:09:32 GMT

(image) This 5.1 channel surround sound home theater system is exactly what you need to tie that state of the art entertainment system together. It’s got high-tech features to give you the most out of your music, special effects, etc. Check it out!

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Gentlemen, Start Your…Storage Devices?

Fri, 25 Jan 2008 14:00:37 GMT

(image) Some people look at flash drives and memory cards and just see them as plain ole’ flash drives and memory cards. Others look at them as a chance to make a tech-savvy statement or even to make a declaration of being “hip.” If you consider yourself to be in one of the later groups, then be forewarned: the following line of products may need a little bit of extra effort in order for you to catch up to them.

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Y2K38: The Son of the Millenium Bug

Fri, 25 Jan 2008 13:00:40 GMT

(image) Don’t panic yet, but there’s a potential problem in 30 years. Then again, maybe not. Here’s the issue: Most Unix-like operating systems represent time as the number of seconds since January 1, 1970. On 32-bit systems, that second count is a signed 32-bit integer. English translation: The latest time that can be represented is 03:14:07 UTC on Tuesday, January 19, 2038. And while sources confirm the math, others have dismissed the threat. “Most of the Y2K problems were just display errors, not bugs in the actual calculations going on under the scenes,” wrote linux blogger, jandrese. “2038 is much scarier and is a lot more difficult to fix.”

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DLCD By Sceptre 20.1 Widescreen Display

Fri, 25 Jan 2008 07:49:12 GMT

(image) DLCD By Sceptre DCL20A 20.1 inch Widescreen LCD Display

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Body Parts decorate Financial News

Fri, 25 Jan 2008 05:39:36 GMT

(image) Innocently enough watching a video proclaiming a rogue employee lost over $7 Billion dollars in ‘unauthorized’ futures trading, out jumps what at first glimpse appear to be random body parts, mannequins or some type of props.

Or is it?

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Rechargeable Batteries that Don’t Need Recharging?

Thu, 24 Jan 2008 20:12:19 GMT

(image) The days of fretting over a low battery may be over. Scientists in Germany are attempting to create a revolutionary new battery for cell phones, laptops, etc. that never needs recharging, turning to a unique source: Argyrodite. Argyrodite is a silver, germanium and sulphur-containing mineral discovered near Freiberg, Germany, in 1885 which may hold the key to virtually limitless energy production.

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Over Miniaturization: Daily ‘Toon

Thu, 24 Jan 2008 13:35:35 GMT

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Life On Mars? Humanoid Appears in NASA Image

Thu, 24 Jan 2008 05:15:24 GMT

(image) Everyone has seen the photo - it is described as what could be a humanoid figure on the surface of mars - and better yet, it was released by NASA. The hype surrounding this image has caused quite a stir, thanks of course to the Internet.

In 1976, another photograph sent back from Mars showed what many described as a ‘human face’ and later was explained away with shadows and optical illusions. But is there more?

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Ready for A Million Dollar Home Theater?

Thu, 24 Jan 2008 04:27:58 GMT

(image) Thought of upgrading your home theater lately? Perhaps you thought it would be wise to get one of those awesome new Yamaha Home Theater Systems, new JBL speakers or even a new projector to bring it all to life.

No matter what you do, unless you are ready to drop about a million bucks, you may never get to experience the full effect of a custom built home theater installation produced by the Swiss company Goldmund. Yes, it is for the rich and famous - but delivers sound better than any other space.

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