Archive for March, 2010

LunchCast – Google Coders

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Are you a student.  Google wants to hire you for the summer.  You get to work on some of there software projects.

LunchCast – Hard Drives, SSD, RAM

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010
  • Utilities to check what is taking up the space on your drive:  
  • Solid State Hard drives (SSD)
    • Windows 7 tweaks for SSD Drives
      • Enable Write Caching
      • Disable indexing
      • Disable defragmentation
      • Turn Off the Disk Defragmenter Schedule
      • Disable Superfetch
      • Disable Prefetch
      • Firefox – Use memory cache instead of disk cache
      • Disable the Page File
      • Disable System Restore
      • Disable Hibernate
      • TRIM Commands
  • Ram Drive
    • Dataram Download a ram drive – Uses:
      • Databases
      • Internet Explorer and Firefox cache for faster web surfing
      • Audio and Video editing
      • CAD programs
      • Photoshop Scratch Disk
      • Speeding up CD duplication
      • Games
      • SETI processing
      • TEMP files
      • Swap space
      • Web server cache
      • Custom applications with high I/O, high bandwidth, or high security requirements
  • Hard Drive – External

LunchCast – Droid

Monday, March 29th, 2010
  • We are still waiting for the update to the Droid.  It should include multitouch and some version of a flash player(10.1). ETA is the first half of 2010.  Watch the video here
  • Current beta seems to stutter.  The Nexus One phone is Available on AT&T.
  • Adobe will be making an announcement on April 12th.  CS4 Content aware scaling / fill.
  • Adobe CS5 Release Date, Adobe Creative Suit 5 on April 12
  • iPad shipping April 3, if order today, you will get it on April 12.
  • Brightcove is looking to replace flash for the iPad.
  • Verizon will be blocking port 25 from there customers..
  • Dell has a new Android tablet
  • Adobe’s CS5 Countdown

Adobes Content Aware Sneak Peak

LunchCast – Sprint 4G Wifi

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010
  1. Sprint announces the new HTC Evo Android WiMax handset. Has HDMI out and allows up to 5 shared connections. It will have a WiMax radio on board along with CDMA EVDO Rev. A for 3G fallback.  Other radios include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a mini HDMI port for plugging into a TV.  Wi-Fi wireless hotspot for up to five other devices.  4.3-inch display with 800 x 480 pixels (same as HD2).  Qualcomm 1GHz processor.  1GB of built-in memory and 512MB of RAM. 8 megapixel camera.  HD video .  1.3 megapixel user-facing camera for video sharing/chatting. Android 2.1, with HTC’s Sense user interface theme applied, making it a highly personable device.
  2. No pricing  information. Available this Summer.
  3. Verizon will launch its LTE service around June 2011, offering data cards for laptops over 4G service.  This will give Sprint a one year lead over its competition. WiMax network’s 3 Mb/s to 6 Mb/s of average throughput. Android 2.1 operating system.
  4. Toshiba UX600 HDTV – This ultimate TV supports Wi-Fi and VUDU Movies. Starting $1400
  5. RichCopy – Great utility for copying files

LunchCast – Droid, iPod, Nirsoft

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Nirsoft – System Exporter –  Grab the data stored in standard list-views, list boxes, and combo boxes from almost any application running on your system, and export it to text, HTML or XML file.

Droid, Is there a video out jack that I can use to watch my video on a TV?

Apple, iPod and iPhone has that feature through the headphone jack.

LunchCast – Acta and Eff

Thursday, March 18th, 2010


Law – Internet regulation

Open rights group

EFF – Defend your Digital rights.  EFF is the leading civil liberties group defending your rights in the digital world.
Take action on EFF action

Trade agreement.

Underground movement.

Logitech 9000 $69
Microsoft Lifecam $49

LunchCast – Black Hole, Expense Reports made easy

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Rap on Physics Hadron

Black Hole

Gazelle – Sell your gadgets

Expensify – Convert your receipts to no paperwork

LunchCast – Twittering?

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Leapfish – News portal of live events – Not sure – Take your small business online

Tweetworks – Organize your tweets

Pop17 – Sarah

Evony Guide

Evolliance – Guild

LunchCast – Yeti and Media Player

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Today we talk about

$89. Masscool MP-1371RS 1080P HDMI 2.5″ SATA HDD/USB/NAS HD Media Player w/ Dolby/DTS/RMVB/MKV/H.264

Shuttercode – Take a photo and email it to this website.  It will tell you whats going on around you.

Live – View live video feeds in framed windows – Internet Radio

Yeti Microphone – USB Microphone for around $150.

LunchCast – Remove gmail ads

Friday, March 12th, 2010

F11 works on most apps to go into Kiosk mode on windows 7

Full Disk Encryption – Zone Alarm, Low cost alternative to bit locker – home edition of windows 7. $20.00

Log on to get past data lock at power on or sleep mode. – Gets rid of adds on Gmail.  Free

Don’t forget to adjust your clocks this Sunday.  Daylight Savings time.  Spring forward 1 hour.

iPads went on sale today.

PushToTv – Push you video from you laptop to your HDTV via wireless. $99

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