Better Daytime Viewing Technology

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Date: Tuesday, July 26th, 2005, 00:02
Category: Archive

An article in Home Theatre Magazine “Brighten Your Daytime Viewing” goes into detail on a new technology that promises to offer up ten times higher contrast in front-projection televisions in daylight and ambient light…

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Google Earth – Going Where no Mac has Ever Gone Before

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Date: Tuesday, July 12th, 2005, 00:00
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Google Earth is the same software that was available as Keyhole when Google bought them last year. It allows you to take a magic carpet ride starting from outer space into anywhere on earth flying through satellite images with superimposed map info. It allows you to tilt the view so it really gives the sensation of superman-ing it through your ‘burb.
See what Walt Mossberg from WSJ had to say (also a big Treo 650 fan) in Google Earth Thrills With Photos and Stunts – But How Practical Is It?

It’s good to have a healthy skepticism about the claims of the hype-driven technology industry. But there are times when even a hardened skeptic has to admit to amazement and delight at the sheer coolness of some of the things you can do on a personal computer today. And one of those “wow” moments happens the first time you run a new program called Google Earth.

Too bad it’s Windows-only, right now. According to the Google Earth download page “Apple Macintosh computers are not supported at this time (but we are working on it).”

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"Placeshifting" Content to Suit Your Needs

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Date: Tuesday, July 12th, 2005, 00:07
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Sling Media’s Slingbox is a US$249.99 device lets you watch cable, satellite, or personal video recorder (PVR) programming from wherever you are by turning any Internet-connected desktop or laptop computer into a personal TV, according to the company. Slingbox only works with Windows XP but a Mac version is rumored to be in development.

The Slingbox redirects, or “placeshifts,” a single live TV stream from a cable box, satellite receiver, or PVR to the viewer?s computer, which can be located anywhere in the home. If the Slingbox is coupled with a broadband Internet connection, the viewer?s live TV stream can purportedly be “placeshifted” via the Internet to a computer located anywhere in the world.

Read More at Macsimum News.

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Google Hacks: For Better or Worse

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Date: Saturday, July 9th, 2005, 20:07
Category: Software

There are a huge number of Google hacks out there (just Google that term, of course, to find examples). Combine that with the huge number of devices out there that have IP addresses (e.g. printers, network drives, IP cameras, etc.) and there are some interesting things you can do, like Googling “inurl” scripting/search functions. Read more…

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Review: PalmOne Treo 650 Smartphone (Updated 4x)

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Date: Friday, July 8th, 2005, 08:06
Category: Mobile Phone

palmOne Treo 650I love the Treo 650 from PalmOne. I have been getting ~70-135 kbps downloads and I use it all the time – downloading apps, streaming wireless radio, uploading photos etc. True wireless for video/multimedia is going to be fantastic when the price comes down. Read More…

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Subtle Differences in the New PowerBooks

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Date: Monday, March 21st, 2005, 12:12
Category: Hardware, PowerBook 15-Inch

I just upgraded from a 1.25GHz 15-inch PowerBook to the new 1.67GHz model and I ran into a few issues and surprises. Read more…

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