Nielson’s Q2 2011 report came out showing the continued rise of Online streaming, time-shifted TV (DVR) is rising over conventional viewing of TV.
You might remember the products. You might remember the hype. Then, you are tooling down highway 41 years later and all of a sudden you think to yourself – “Hey, whatever happened to…” Failed ideas. Maybe it was a great idea, but wasn’t made right, or design errors brought it down. Maybe it was just a bad product. Well, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and see if we cannot repeat these errors again. Oh yeah, why 16? Well because we could. The Computer Watch: Whether it was the Ruputer, the MSN Direct ‘Smart’ Watches, the Timex Data Link Watch or another gadget watch – BTW – I remember having a “Transformers watch”. It was awesome! Still, the Dick Tracey style communication watches, the “Computer on a wrist”, never really hit it off. I even remember a watch that gave you directions. You would put in the...
Because my CD Drive was acting up, I had to replace it. Since I have benefitted from Jeffrey’s videos about the insides of computers, I figured that turning this task into a post might help someone else out. Persons who’ve never looked inside a computer tend to think that they are much more mysterious than they actually are. In the olden days, before I started messing with computers, replacing a component could mean a long struggle with soldering irons, needle nose pliers, and wiring diagrams. Now everything in desktop computers is standardized. (With laptops, a lot of the individual components are standardized, but the arrangement of components and many of the carriers and connections are not.) The procedure below the fold will apply to changing any drive, not just CD drives.
Charter has announced that it will be filing for bankruptcy by April 1. Story here. It caught my eye because they are the cable provider where I grew up. There’s precious little detail, other than a quote of an optimistic statement from the company saying that it was certain it would survive reorganization after restructuring.
Subscribe: iTunes | RSSAudio Podcast Brought to you by CareerSaver.com – Special discount on Training materials if you use code “Geek08”. 1-877-654-2265. Comcast has been riddled in the news lately. Bandwidth caps, overage fees all for simply surfing the internet. However they simultaneously opened Fancast – a Video Download site which won’t go against that cap. They also have Comcast.net, Disney Connection and Rhapsody Player Plus – All within their community. There was another company that tried to keep their members contained within their virtual fence. That company was AOL. However, AOL has been opening up for all to use. Still, I have to ask the question: Is Comcast becoming the next AOL?
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Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Subscribe: iTunes | RSSIt would be interesting to see how much bandwidth I go through a month. Uploading shows, ustream channel, downloading software updates and media content. All of it legally. There are some that decide to use their internet connection without abandon. They download movies, music and computer programs without legally paying for it. I have seen many downloading 4 to 5 items at a time, which at gigabytes at a pop, it’s a lot of data that passes through. And with programs like bittorrent, not only does it download the items, but it turns your computer into a “Seed” in which others can use to pull from. Comcast is working on a model to cap bandwidth per month. For some it won’t be noticeable. For the internet Zealot, they might find it tougher to work and or play. Do we need bandwidth...
Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Subscribe: iTunes | RSSToday in the Gym I was watching a report that Apple iPhone was challenging Blackberry for market share in the corporate world. I agreed with the report – Apple has a better user interface than the Blackberry, Blackberry is too expensive in their messaging systems and an iPhone looks a lot better than a Blackberry device. But then I got to thinking about it. Is this really news? I mean, yeah – we’ve got one company trying for a niche that another company has. However what company hasn’t tried to emulate or compete with another company’s corner-hold before?