Monday, January 30, 2006

Amazing article on how Steve jobs does business

The now biggest shareholder at Disney, Steve Jobs, is described by Business Week as redefining the job of being a CEO. -a must read

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Friday, January 27, 2006

Canadian music giant sues RIAA

"The current actions of the RIAA are not in my artists' best interests," said Nettwerk chief executive Terry McBride in a prepared statement.

The company is helping a family being sued by the RIAA, and have even promised to pay their fine if they lose the case.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Best Buy to cancel MIRs, creates Online Rebate Submissions

"Our customers told us they hate mail-in rebate programs. As a result, we're working to find new solutions to give our customers a better shopping experience, while remaining competitive on pricing."

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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Two dinosaur fossils found attached in fighting positions (w/ pics!)

Amongst all the fossils ever found in the world, there might be nothing more bizarre than this specimen.

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Disney Buys Pixar for US$7 Billion

Pixar Animation Studios, whose films have garnered critical acclaim with both domestic and overseas audiences, is being bought tomorrow by Disney for $7 billion. Steve Jobs, as the CEO of Pixar, will become the largest shareholder in Disney.

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Monday, January 23, 2006

iPod Shuffle

I picked up an iPod Shuffle, the 1GB model from craigslist yesterday. I was looking for something that carried just enough music for my bike trips and wear it around my neck easily at home or anywhere. I looked at other devices but since I had some purchased iTunes songs, my best bet was an iPod. Those songs don't play on any other devices.

The Shuffle was the best bet for me but the price was too high. I've seen 512MB models sell for less than $80 which was a good price compared to $129 new. But when I found a 1GB model for $80, that was a good deal I could not pass. I'm pleasantly surprised that I enjoy the device as much as my previous iPods. It does take some time to get used to not having a display, but it means I need to learn how to better manage my playlists in iTunes to take advantage of the Shuffle.

I use a tape adapter in the car plugged into the headphone jack of the Shuffle to hear music. The lanyard is used to hang it on the rear view mirror. I don't need to be so careful with it like my past iPods because the casing is plastic and very durable. Now I'm looking forward to learning as much as I can about it and how to get the most listening pleasure out of it.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Ted lets you keep up to date from TV with Bittorrent

Meet ted! Your new way of downloading tv shows from the web!
Add your favourite tv shows to ted and ted will automatically download torrents of new episodes!
Ted is now available for download! And has built in support to download torrents for the newest episodes from 24, Lost, The Simpsons, South Park and many more!

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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Fastest NASA probe ever will reach moon in just 9 hours

NASA today is scheduled to launch New Horizons, a plutonium-powered probe that will go up to 47,000 miles per hour during a 10-year journey to capture the first up-close images of Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. The probe will go so fast, it will get to the moon in just nine hours, a journey that took Apollo 11 three days to make in 1969.

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Thursday, January 12, 2006

Best Ipod Dock Ever - Griffin TuneCenter

S-Video out, remote control, wireless hotspot, Internet radio, podcasting, and of course video ---- for only 99.99

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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

You CAN dual-boot Windows on the new Intel-based Macs!

Title says it all.

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Watch Steve Jobs keynote from Macworld 2006!

Steve Jobs introduces the new MacBook Pro and Intel iMac at Macworld.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

The Last Video iPod Guide You Will Need

How to convert absolutely anything and everything: DVDs, TiVo video, messy AVIs, muxed MPEGs and more to iPod compatible video - all within OS X.

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Sunday, January 08, 2006

Microsoft To Ship All OS Bits With Every Version of Vista...

"Microsoft plans to market several versions of Vista but will distribute all of the OS bits with every product shipped so users can easily unlock and step up to more full-featured versions using electronic keys, sources said."

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Friday, January 06, 2006

New Porsche Cayenne Turbo S Unveiled

"A new, supreme top-of-the-range model is taking over the leading position within the Porsche Cayenne range; second only to the Carrera GT, the Cayenne Turbo S is the most powerful Porsche homologated for road use. Benefiting from careful improvement and on-going development of the turbocharger system..."

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Monday, January 02, 2006

Declassified KGB Report Claims UFOs Real

Files comprising the famous Blue Folder have been declassified a while ago. The folder contains numerous descriptions of UFO flights and reports on some (mostly failed) attempts taken by the military in order to catch the aliens.

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