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GNC-2009-11-30 #532 Live from Texas!

Posted by geeknews at 8:47 PM on November 30, 2009

What does a GPS and a Traffic Jam equal? Detour! I think you will get a kick out of how my GPS saved me hours in my car stuck in a massive traffic jam in I35 in Texas. Find out how Julie wife of long time listener Ronald was able to score days off work by using GotoMyPC. I have a new contest you need to listen to win you have a few short days to act. My 2009 24hr Podcast Charity Announced!

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Show Notes:
Top Mobile Apps of 2009.
Crunchpad Dead before Arrival.
Apple Retail down Online Sales Up!
Malware Software Faceoff!
Hadron Collider cranks up the Juice.
ICANN no more Redirecting!
Solar Prices to come down 30%?
Get your wallets out for Hulu.
UK Newspaper puts up Firewall.
Hulu focuses on Search.
Who complains the most about companies and how?
Fix that Scratched DVD or CD.
NASA Prepared to take last Module to ISS.
FCC to go forward on White Space Database good for us!
Google Chrome OS on Macs!
Fake Lab Meat food of the Future?
Is your employer taking advantage of you?
Psystar only sold 768 Computers?
ASUS Motheboard lets you mod with Bluetooth.
Intel Chip Roadmap!
Perfect Band-aid!
Do you really want this in your car?
Small Towns + High Speed Internet = Increased Property Values!
What did you buy on Cyber Monday?
How to pick out the Perfect Domain!
iPhone to go to T-Mobile?

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GNC-2009-09-08 #509 Is your WordPress Install Hacked?

Posted by geeknews at 11:48 PM on September 7, 2009

How long has it been since you upgraded your wordpress install. If you have been meaning to it may be to late as you may already be hacked. Full details on the show! I am very excited about Cloud RSS my prediction is that it will be the next BIG thing in the world of syndicated media. Send your comments to the Voice Mail Hotline below, lots of hot topics. Also a huge welcome to all of the new listeners show growth over past six weeks has been off the chart! This show will explode to life on your mobile media device hold on tight!

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MLB denies person to person passdown on game?
MagicJack blocking telephone Numbers?
Look at this Computer rig at ISS.
Steel Velcro from Germany!
Five Time Lapse Videos of Fires in LA.
FeedDemon Beta Version released.
Would you wear a camera for the rest of your life?
Why are Tech Companies complacent with crime?
Technorati Hiring Bloggers?
AT&T Blogger guy gets beat up!
Bank of America pulls a dumb move!
STS 128 wraps up headed for home!
Buzz Light Year making trek back to Earth!
Google Launches Global Monopoly!
Beatles Rock Band Cometh Wednesday!
Play Commodore 64 Games on iPhone!
Injectable Brain Gel!
Power Bridge that is Flipped Brilliant!
ASUS dual screen e-reader!
Chinese record 40 minutes of UFO appearance?
No unpaid Interns.
Palm Pre to be a lower Price.
Will Twitter fail due to UI?
Congratulations to Roz Savage 105 days at sea on dry land!
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GNC-2009-03-06 #457 Back in the Flow here in Japan

Posted by geeknews at 6:40 AM on March 6, 2009

Surprisingly Connectivity this trip to Japan has been horrible in that I have been going as many as 12 hours a day without connectivity. But it has proven to be a very productive trip, yet I look forward to heading home late next week.

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Show Notes:
Amazing City Model
Patch Tuesday 1 Critical – 2 Regular
Calacanis Employee gets Jail Time
Why Calacanis Employed a Felon
P2P Darknets
Shuttle to go on March 11th
Ustream Mobile Video Application
Federal CIO
Twitter New Features
Scoble 1 Million Dollar Sponsorship Not Renewed — 1 Million
Facebook Tries to Compete with Twitter
Sony Swivel HDMI Cables
Weight Fat Check
HDMI Equipped Mini ASUS Computer
QNAP NAS Drive
Circuit City Stores RIP March 8th
iTunes Hacking
Photoshop Montage Tutorials
Apple Product Prices
OTZI on HD Display
CMS Considerations!
Windows 7 Allows IE8 Uninstall
Bad RSS Same Ole Story

Asus vs. The Big Guys

Posted by Matthew Greensmith at 8:45 AM on May 21, 2008

I’m typing to you today on my Gateway M275 Convertible Tablet. It is four years old and cost my company around $2500 brand new. I came with a screaming fast processor, plenty of hard drive, a combo CDRW/DVD drive, and a 6-way card reader. I love this machine. It has a 14.1″ monitor and weighs about 4 pounds. It’s gone everywhere with me, for more than four years. It has never failed me. It’s been dropped on the floor at least twice, and had to have the cracked bezel around the LED panel replaced once, but that’s pretty much it. It is a workhorse. Of course, now it’s old, and its screaming fast processor can’t handle Vista, and I really need a DVD burner these days, and instead of 6-way card readers, I really need 9-way card readers.

So, I’ve just ordered a new Dell. For just under $1000, I’m getting a screaming fast processor, lots of RAM, plenty of hard drive, and a combo CD/DVD burner, plus a 9-way card reader. It’s amazing to me how prices continue to drop, making even higher end machines affordable.

Which makes me wonder why I would pay $499 or more for an Asus Eee notebook? It’s tiny, yes, which makes it cute. But it’s not anything I’d want to type on every day. My Gateway is my daily machine; it is my desktop replacement as well as being my travel machine. I do everything on this wonderful tablet. I can’t imagine trading down in size and ability when the savings in cost are so minimal. A basic decently-running regular-sized laptop prices out at about $650 or so, which is the same cost as the new Asus Eee 901. Sorry. If I’m going to spend that much money on a laptop, then I want one that I can actually type comfortably on, and get some real work done on.

What is the allure of the tiny laptops, other than their “cute” factor? Can someone tell me?