Three weeks from now we should have a very good idea of what the first offspring of the Palm/HP marriage looks like. Until then we have rumors from supposedly well placed reliable persons. If the rumors are correct, the HP Palmpad will be a very capable iPad competitor. I think the WebOS interface is the best of it's ilk and superior to that of the iPad. The hardware of the PalmPad looks superior, too. As one of many tablets expected to be introduced at CES, HP will have it's market packed with competitors. Will HP/Palm have what it takes to take market share in such a crowded marketplace? What do you think?
Monday, December 20, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
I am sorry to see this man go. We need truth-tellers like a drowning man needs a life preserver - and this was a "Mr. Smith" truth telling moment. I hope it gets legs. This could be as catalyzing as the Rick Santelli rant on CNBC.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
MICROSOFT CORPORATION WIN7 HOME PREMIUM UPG FAMILY PACK -1 license for 3 PCs,3 purchases allowed per end customer only : Software | Dell
Saturday, November 06, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Cyber Attack Strikes FreedomWorks
I wasn't sure where to put this post. The Truthblog or the Techblog. It's certainly appropriate for either or both.
Unfortunately we still tend to discount the risks we're subject to on the Internet. I think it's clear that the Freedomworks guys didn't realize just how big a target they were. Of course the first thought I had was that the load created by the mention on Beck's program may have been responsible for the crash, but apparently they have forensic evidence that leads them to conclude that it was an attack.
Job #1 is to make sure your servers can handle the actual load. Job #2 make sure you have a complete duplicate backup that can go online instantly should something go wrong. They say they lost $80,000 dollars in donations as the result of the outage - it would have cost much less to have a system waiting to be deployed when the first system crashed. Job#3 have appropriate logging and tracking technologies implemented so that the culprits can be prosecuted. I sure hope they get the bums!
This is truly a cultural and political civil war and this was just one of the attacks. I'm ready for battle!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9S-4GBRL
Saturday, October 09, 2010
Saturday, October 02, 2010
Walmart.com: Acer Black 15.6" AS5551-2013 Laptop PC with AMD Athlon II X2 Dual Core P320 Processor and Windows 7 Home Premium: Computers
Newegg.com - Open Box: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
A Bluetooth device stops working, and you receive error code 43 together with event 17 after you resume a computer that is running Windows 7 from sleep
Friday, August 13, 2010
Saturday, August 07, 2010
Double-click integration makes it as easy to open, edit and save encrypted files as it is to work with unencrypted files.
Many additional features, but no configuration required, just install it and use it.
AxCrypt encrypts files that are safely and easily sent to other users via e-mail or any other means. Self-decrypting files are also supported, removing the need to install AxCrypt to decrypt."
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Deskjet F4480 Multifunction Printer - CB745AB1H - Multi-Function Printers - HEWLETT-PACKARD Multi-Function Printers - TheNerds.net
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
- Inspect your WLAN and surrounding networks to troubleshoot competing access points
- Track the strength of received signal in dBm over time
- Filter access points in an easy-to-use format
- Highlight access points for areas with high Wi-Fi concentration
- Export Wi-Fi and GPS data to a KML file to view in Google Earth.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Saturday, May 08, 2010
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
Great deal on a great little wi-fi laser printer. Less than $100!
Matthew Miller tells the truth about his experience with a top notch device and a cobbled OS. We don't often get such a honest expression of frustration by a technology expert. Worth a read if for no other reason than to chuckle at the travails of an expert. Makes you feel a little less stupid when an expert has such struggles.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Enterprise technology sales people are drooling over the prospects of selling Palm smartphones to their clients. It's believed that HP's powerful presence in that space gives them a unique advantage.
It is an advantage to be so strong in that market, but it isn't a substitute for producing very compelling products for end users. It was the case when PC's took over the mainframe/dumb terminal enterprise market in the '80's, the Apple iPhone corporate invasion now, and will be the key to success for HP with Palm. End users drive adoption, the product's management friendliness defines whether it will be a happy and speedy adoption or not.
Palm has some compelling products, but their marketing has been atrocious. HP's biggest favor it could do for Palm is spend some money (which Palm hasn't had for years) on good old fashioned aggressive marketing.
At least Palm's demise isn't hanging over it's head and smart phone buyers and third party developers can once again look at it as a legitimate potential choice.
Now if Palm can get it's lineup on more carriers, we may have a real rebirth.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Comodo offers a FREE system restore program that has the benefit of allowing you to do a restore even if Windows won't boot. Very helpful when your computer life has fallen apart and you need to get it back without spending hundreds on a pro. Works with XP, Vista & and some of the Server versions of Windows. Download it here.