Archive | June, 2012

The Report with Dan Patterson: Facebook Creepiness, Weekly Recap

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It's the Report with Dan Patterson and Gina Smith. Gina Smith is away on business at the WIPO conference in Geneva. As she flies,  John Lazar and Loren Feldman guest with Dan.  In her absence, we're talking .... Facebook creepiness, Stuxnet and Flame, geopolitics and more.
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Android Audio: What I’m listening with

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When Android diehard Shane Brady heard that iOS 6 will spin off the podcast portion of iTunes into its own app, and subsequent chatter that it's a move to dominate streaming and audio downloads, he has this to say: Android users are ahead of iOS when it comes to audio. Find out why he thinks of this.
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Facebook Robbery: John C. Dvorak X3

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How Facebook led to a home robbery -- the obvious. It's John C. Dvorak X3.
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Microsoft Surface, IBM Super Computer: Yet Another Tech Show (YATS), Episode 14

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Shane Brady joins the YATS panel with host Mat Lee, Mike Rothman and Ant Pruitt to discuss Microsoft, Apple and The Oatmeal.
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Android in Enterprise and Microsoft Surface: Attack of the Androids

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Mat Lee, Joey Kelley, Seth Heringer, Eric Finkenbiner and Shane Brady discuss Android in the enterprise and the Microsoft Surface tablet. Attack of the Androids -- the turn-by-turn version.
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Gina Smith: Larry Ellison Sells Jet, Buys Island, Retirement in Offing?

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News flash. Oracle CEO and founder Larry Ellison bought 98 percent of the land in Lanai, the smallest and, some say, most exclusive of the Hawaiian Islands, reps announced today.
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AR Without Goggles: Android and iPhone Augmented Reality Apps for Travelers

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Travel Editor Russ Johnson went out into a cow pasture near his house and used augmented reality apps to find out what alternate realities floated around him. He found tweeters, Instagram photos, Groupon Coupons, puppies to adopt and some suspicious characters, along with lots of good information for travelers.
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Microsoft XBox 720: Roadmap to 2015: Leaked Slides, HW SW Specs Here

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The future of Xbox going way out? Lots of detail here! Check inside for the complete set of slides in the MS leaked document around the future of several product lines until 2015 and beyond. Plans change and products delay, of course, but this is great reading. (And blocked by MS lawyers on SCRIBD.com site.)
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BlackBerry World 2012: Craig Johnston on RIM and its Prospects

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Has RIM done all it can to make its BlackBerry phone as competitive as it can be? Craig Johnston talks about what he saw at BlackBerry World 2012 and what he thinks about it.
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Hitler found out Goering took the cookie from the cookie jar

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aNewDomain.net — Hitler parodies based around rants from the movie “Downfall” are huge on YouTube. One favorite involves the Hitler rant around Google Maps on Apple iOS. Here’s an original I did myself. Call me an Unterganger, I won’t mind. Disclaimer: Please exercise caution when viewing at home or at work. This is a parody […]
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Leap Gestures Interface: Video of the Week, John C. Dvorak X3

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Leap Gestures is the focus of the featured video of the week on this week's X3 with John C. Dvorak and co-hosts Joe Engo, and Andrew Eisner.
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Trey Ratcliff: Lake Wanaka, Photo of the Day 06.19.12

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MOUNTAINS AT LAKE WANAKA, New Zealand Now that I am getting a bit more settled in New Zealand, I’ve begun to make a few short road trips. We haven’t found a house for sure, but we are getting pretty serious in that hunt. It’s a fun process. Once we get settled, it will make everything a bit easier with the photography. Just a few days ago, we took a mini-road trip to Lake Wanaka. It’s only about 2 hours away, and the mountains are pretty crazy. This day was extremely windy, so it took all of my manly weight to hold down the tripod when I took a short mini-hike to get this shot . . .
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Google I/O 2012: Gmail Custom Themes Release (News and Video How To)

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Finally! That's how one of our readers reacted upon learning that Google at long last has released enhanced customizable themes for Gmail. Here's a video showing how it works ... and more from Google on the whys and wherefores of the change, part of a slew of announcements to be unleashed at Google I/O 2012. We'd love to hear your thoughts and run guest columns on announcements you hear at the show. Check out the video.
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Trey Ratcliff Other Earth Photo of the Day: Cold Valley of Yosemite

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Coincidences. Our editor Gina Smith just returned from Yosemite and this is my picture of the day from StuckinCustoms. I'm here settling in my new home in New Zealand. But this is today's picture for June 19, 2012. : )
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Linus Torvalds: On Nvidia, Google and Security (video)

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Linux OS creator Linus Torvalds went candid at Finnish Aalto University recently, tossing Fbombs at NVidia, talking about Google and generally ranting on a variety issues with throngs of students, professors, developers and aspiring entrepreneurs and Linux geeks gathered there. Aalto University is partnered with Helsinki University and Torvalds was a Helsinki student when he accidentally created Linux.
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Seth Heringer: Verizon’s Dangerous New Data Plans

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I remember the halcyon days when Verizon customers could take comfort knowing that they easily could use Google Talk, iMessage, Googe Voice and any variety of tethering apps to game Verizon and get out of hefty bills. The less carrier service, the better, right? That's over now. Enter Verizon's new Share Everything plans. They hobble us.
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MS Kinect Glasses, Gen 7/8 XBox Plans (Microsoft’s Gaming Roadmap Plan Here)

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Early this a.m., sources started sending anewdomain.net copies of a leaked MS internal doc detailing gaming plans involving gen 7 and gen 8 Xbox products, the Xbox 720, and its plans for an immersive Kinect Glasses experience coupled with Microsoft TV. We sourced it three times. Timelines can and usually do usually change with Microsoft, but this is some good reading.
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Draw Something TV, Microsoft Mystery Event, Vizio PCs: TWiT with Leo Laporte

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It's This Week in Tech -- TWiT with Leo Laporte for June 17, 2012. Hosting with Leo Laporte this week: our John C. Dvorak, Brian Brushwood, Tim Stevens and Clayton Morris. The gang ponders this upcoming mystery Microsoft event we're all talking about, transitional Mac plus PCs from Vizio, Draw Something TV and obsoleting antisocially. To download or subscribe to TWiT, head to twit.tv/twit.
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Lamarr Wilson: How Not to Celebrate Father’s Day (video)

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Lamarr Wilson posted a video today -- a rant, let's be fair -- on how not to celebrate Father's Day. Word to the wise. Thanks to Lamarr for this.
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Google vs. the NSA (parody video)

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It's Google vs. the National Security Agency (NSA) -- a clever parody video that is at once funny and also brings up some serious issues worth discussing. Take it for what it is worth and enjoy. LOL.
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