Amazon aPod?

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Amazon, most famous for shipping books and CDs in the post, has started to look prehistoric as the iPod generation downloads music in seconds from Apple’s all-conquering online music store.

But the company is hatching a plan to topple Apple’s iTunes, with the launch of its own downloading service and, most intriguing of all, a possible rival to the iPod. Geeks are already calling it the “aPod”.

just what the world needs, another mp3 player, and download service, no doubt it will be incompatable with other services/devices namely the iPod, and iTunes Music Store.

When will the companies realize that it is futile to take on the awesome power that is Steve Jobs and the amazing combination of the iPod and iTunes Music Store?

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Nintendo DS gets new things:

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Nintendo has announced plans for two new applications that will take the DS even further beyond the gaming realm. At a press conference held in Tokyo today, the company unveiled a web browser and a television tuner for the system.

The application, which is based off Opera mobile browser software, uses the bottom screen to display pages in their full and the top screen to show close ups of content. Users can also use the two screens as one tall vertical window. The touch pen is used for inputting characters, with ATOK Japanese recognition software built in.

Thats pretty cool, I hope they bring it to the US, currently both are Japan only.

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Hobo Power

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Hobo Power is a unit coined by Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew on the radio show Loveline as a measure of how bad something smells. As reference points, 0HP doesn’t smell bad at all, 50HP is the point at which somebody smelling would throw up, and 100 HP, while purely theoretical, would cause death by asphyxiation. A running bit on the show involved callers telling stories of foul-smelling situations, and the hosts would determine the equivalent Hobo Power.

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I wonder what nice smells rate? -100 for fresh pizza? Mmmmmmmm, pizza…..

Measure Map

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Measure Map helps you understand what people do at your blog, and what influence you are having on the world.

  • Easily navigate the numbers that matter
  • Track links to see who sends you traffic
  • Find out what people do at your site
  • Setup is a breeze — it only takes a minute

Measure Map

Now owned by google, interesting.

we signed up, hopefully we’ll be invited, and get to try it out.

Read more at the google blog

Igloo Maker

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This would have been amazing for our snow slide but, it’s kinda expensive, oh well, next year, besides, its more fun using trash cans.

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xbox 360 file system hacked

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The XBox 360 filesystem has been cracked wide open and you can now move saved games to and from your 360 using a piece of software called xplorer360, a SATA cable, and/or a hacked USB cable. The program allows you to browse the entire 360 and even lets you drag files from your original XBox over to the 360, which, as we know, used to be impossible.

it was only a matter of time until that happened
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our new logo?

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So, we’re working on a new logo for the right side of the top of our blog, currently, we have it down to 5 choices all below.Which ones are your favorite?

 

so, which one do you like best?

Post some comments, or email us:

blog@deadlycomputer.com

google and vw

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So now the two most recent companies to have seen the light as far as google is concerned are graphics chip maker Nvidia and German auto maker Volkwagen. The two are working together to create a new navigational system in a prototype VW vehicle that uses Google Earth (which is an amazing, amazing program. Get it here)

The two companies are working with the graphics chipmaker Nvidia Corp. to build an in-car navigation map system and a three-dimensional display so passengers can recognize where they are in relation to the surrounding topography.

This is pretty interesting news, although cars have had top down view only nav. systems, being able to actually see where you are in relation to a building in New York City or Boston (two notoriously hard cities to drive in) would be amazing! Plus its Google, and they are totally starting to take over the world by branching out like this.

Read about it here

-eb

Intel 2

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I only call this Intel 2 because Steve already made a post about Intel which he named Intel…or some such nonsense…and I hate him he beat me to this topic.
I wasn’t actually planning on posting this, mainly because I’m tired, but there’s more Intel news that greatly concerns Apple. While it’s great that the new Core Duo’s are 64-bit (thank God) I still pretty much thought this kind of chip would leave the succesor to the PowerMac G5 greatly underpowered. With that, I give you the quad-core Intel chip codenamed Clovertown.

According to this, it’s more powerful than the current Xeon chip, and uses less electricity. Good things, but the article hints at this only being for a server.

I really do hope that Apple has some plans for at least some variation of this chip for the new PowerMac, which I speculate will be out by November. Also, just because Steve Jobs can, and the increased net worth I’m sure he’s gained with the acquiring of Disney and Pixar, I hope to see two of these bad boys in the top end PowerMac. Along with slots for 32 gigs of ram…not that I’d ever….ever be able to use that much, I’m sure somebody at Industrial Light and Magic is drooling at that possibilty.

I look forward to next month to here more on this new project of Intel’s.

-eb