google and vw


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


Intel 2


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.




It seems that the Intel Core Duo processors that are all the rage these days may be a little more powerful than Intel would have you know. Thanks to a little detective work, it’s been discovered that the processors, deep down inside, are actually 64-bit compatible. Yes, that Core Duo you have right now is a 64-bit chip.

Wow, that’s interesting, especially on the apple side of things

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an analyst meeting slated for Friday, Intel will be demonstrating a completely functional quad-core processor. This chip, named the Cloverton, isn’t expected to be on the market until late 2006—if not 2007.

that coencides perfectly with when apple claims their entire line up of computers will be updated with the Intel chips, making the Power Mac G5’s one of the last to be updated.

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Gmail for your domain:


We’re testing a new service with the school by hosting Gmail accounts with SJCC domain addresses (like, plus admin tools for efficient account management. Massive storage and features that tame the most unruly inboxes, like powerful mail search, conversation view for messages, and a fast interface, make Gmail very handy for students.Interesting, I would love to have gmail be our mail server, it would be amazing!

Interesting, I would love to have gmail be our mail server, it would be amazing!

Interesting, I would love to have gmail be our mail server, it would be amazing!
about it on the Google blog here:




the real video ipod?


Think Secret seems to think that Apple is playing us all for fools. Less than 6 months after the introduction of the 5G iPod, they’re saying that Apple is planning on releasing a true video iPod on April 1.

link here

Many things make me concerned about this. Ok…well two but whatever. Or more, all depends on how my brain feels like working.

Apple is already facing a class action suit because people are pissed that the screens of their nanos are scratched…what will they ever do if something the size of a 5G iPod was just a screen? It’s something that would have to be fixed…and quickly.
I don’t think that Apple would do this…just my personal opinion. Steve seems to think that the patents recently taken out by Apple regarding touch screen technology has more to do with an Apple tablet, which would be ten times more interesting, especially with an Intel Duo.

And yes, Apple’s anniversary may be April 1st. But remember what April 1st is? Yeah. Remember what happened last year on April 1st? There was a big announcement all over google regarding the Apple nPod, a gaming device that looked almost exactly like the mockup of this.

laser printer


Yesterday we found a laser printer.  It was beautiful.  Extremely heavy, and at least 10 years old, it was nice.  We looked kind of skethy carrying it from the loading dock to our room, but hey, thats what we do best.

I’ll get some photos of us taking it appart later this afternoon.  And some photos of us having fun with the toner, oh man is that fun.

Then there’s the microwaving of the various parts, that was amazing too!


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Guess Vista Relese Date, win prize!


In an effort to promote the next release of Windows Vista outside of the US, Microsoft is offering a chance for users in Europe and the Middle East to win prizes if they can guess the launch date of the next version of its Windows OS, according to a company website.
In addition to a first-prize trip for one person to spend three nights in a four-star hotel and attend the launch – the location of which has not been disclosed – Microsoft is offering second-, third- and fourth-prize winners an Xbox 360, and fifth- to 10th-place winners an Xbox Core System.


Anyone got any guesses?

My sources say spring 2007 most likely…

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Google Desktop 3


Google released a new version of their desktop search today.

Beta 3, it offers some new features, my favorite so far is the ability to drag any pannal i want onto my desktop.

You can also send pannals, or your entire sidebar to a friend via googletalk intergrated right in the sidebar, jst drag it to your buddy.

A cool feature which i havent yet tried out allows you to search the contents of one computer, from a different computer, provided both are connected to the internet, and you have a google account.

You can use advanced search features to search your computer, the preferences page is totally redone.


get google desktop here

new dimensions


IRVINE, CA, United States (UPI) — Northeastern University and University of California scientists say they might soon have evidence of extra dimensions and other exotic predictions.

That’s amazing, i wonder if we will ever find the q-r axis probably not, but that’d be cool!

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Google & Dell


Google could dole out up to $1bn over three years for the rights to have the Google Toolbar pre-installed on Dell PCs.The PC maker confirmed today that it is piloting sales of PCs pre-installed with Google software. It was smoked out by the Wall Street Journal, which today published a well-sourced article on the battle for PC “real estate”, conducted by Microsoft, Google and Yahoo!.”

That would certiantly push google into the minds of millions of other people (those sad few who dont have the internet maybe?)

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