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Boxee, XBMC and AppleTV 3.0

Did you loose your menu options for Boxee and XBMC when your AppleTV updated to the pointless 3.0 version. No worries! The patchstick you made awhile back will still work. ...

Where is Radio going next?

On December 24th 1906, the world heard its first extended voice radio broadcast.  It was from Massachusetts and the broadcast was received by “sparks”, otherwise known as the communications officers on merchant ships in the Atlantic.  Since then it seems that radio has made a few technology advances in how we receive their product b ...

Hava Platinum HD

Hava HD is a Ethernet device for streaming your TV signal across your network to your PC. Don’t have a TV in your kitchen,  drop your laptop on the counter and fire up your Hava Player.  The software gives you full motion video and audio along with a software based remote control to control your Tivo, Sat box, or VCR (who has one of those s ...

Ubuntu Hardy Heron Available Today

Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron is available today for mass consumption.  Fire up your favorite bit torrent client and get to work.  What are you waiting for. Get It Now ...

DIY SSD hard dive.

There is a new Century Compact Flash to SATA adatper coming out May 1st. We have all seen these before but, what makes this one unqiue, is its support for three CF cards. That’s up to 96GB of RAID 0/5 love for half of what the current crop of 64 GB drives are going for. Interesting huh? The current online price is around $192.00 plus shipping ...

Intel announces price cut of up to 50% on desktop parts.

Intel has tweaked its processor price list, cutting up to 50 per cent off what it charges for desktop CPUs. The big reduction came to the 2.66GHz Core 2 Quad Q6700, which now costs $266, down from $530. The 2.4GHz Q6600 is also cheaper now: down 16 per cent to $224. For those of you not in the know, the Q6700 part is an overclocking monster thanks ...

IBM’s new racetrack memory, makes old RAM seem like another elderly driver.

IBM has come out with RAM that has data running along a path no larger than a human hair. The result is very very fast RAM. IBM researchers are suggesting that this technology could be available in around a decade and could enable users to store substantially more data at a lower cost. It also will be able to use much less energy because of it̵ ...

Asterisk and an interview with Mark Spencer, it’s creator, made forbes.com

Asterisk, my favorite VOIP PBX for Linux, and an interview with it’s creator, Mark Spencer, has made forbes.com. I’ll admit I’m posting this for selfish reasons. I have personally installed serveral Asterisk systems for small businesses around town and it is always hard to convince them that the system is for real and in use. I gu ...

Microsoft gives Yahoo a deadline… Yahoo gives Microsoft the finger

If you haven’t heard, Microsoft has been trying to acquire Yahoo for a while now and recently they gave Yahoo a 3 week deadline to come up with its decision. In response by a letter signed by Jerry Yang (CEO) and Roy Bostock (chairman) they state “we will not allow you or anyone else to acquire the company for anything less than its ful ...

Record HDTV from component inputs.

If you arrived here through a google search to find out how to record an HDTV channel from component inputs all I can say is the wait for a device capable of doing this is nearly over. Hauppauge’s much-anticipated HD-PVR looks close to being released. Hauppauge debuted their HD PVR, which can take a HD signal from its component inputs and tra ...
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