Category: News & Commentary

What is HD video? Even Mark Cuban gets it wrong

Mark Cuban has lots of ideas. His best one was back in the late ’90s when he decided to create a webcasting business that was ultimately sold for millions of dollars to Yahoo! Cuban may well have another great idea to save Internet video, but I’ll leave commenting on his ideas to a possible future

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iPhone 3G – 2x as fast*, 1.09x the price

* = in some areas The Internet is great for fact checking. When it comes to fact checking, I find that Paul Thurrott does a great job with this. When it comes to the new iPhone, Paul does some debunking of the hype surrounding the new 3G version. The purpose of this post is to

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Vista

This is a post that I’ve been contemplating for a while and it will not just be a rant, but offer some advice for fixing issues with Windows Vista. I’ll also offer a little perspective to Microsoft’s new OS, something lacking in today’s blogospheric culture. It took an article in PC World to say enough

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Shield Your Eyes

  Flickr Photo courtesy of Sellers Patton I wonder if Fox Interactive/News Corp. had any influence on the policy of Photobucket considering babies in diapers as “nudity”. Their terms of service lists nudity as one of the restrictions when uploading photos, but this is a bit excessive, no? Seems this policy got some attention when

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PCs Play Hi-Def Discs, Will Apple Finally Join?

  Even with Apple’s Leopard and its more then 300(!) new features, Blu-ray playback isn’t one of them. Yet. Macworld is this week and rumors are starting about Apple launching into the high-definition disc fray. Will it be Blu-ray only? Apple is firmly in the blue camp. Will the combo drive now be a Blu-ray

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Stay At Home Servers

Microsoft has a sense of humor, as I confirmed a while ago, but what about for real products? Will they be able to market something well when it counts? Based on the site Stay At Home Servers , I’d say that Microsoft is taking a great approach. With great, and sometimes laugh-out-loud humor, they are

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Covering Up Good Luck Symbols?

  As much as anything else, the purpose of this post is to demonstrate once again how technology is literally changing our lives. This Times story describes how the Navy is spending $600,000 to camouflage a building on the Coronado naval base in San Diego, because it’s shaped like a swastika. As the Wikipedia article

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Lessig’s New Direction

Some interesting news was brought to my attention this morning, via Wes Fryer, that Stanford law professor Lawrence Lessig will be shifting his focus from academic work, to what he calls the “corruption” of the political process. He states that “our government can’t understand basic facts when strong interests have an interest in its misunderstanding.”

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More Online News

Immigration: The Human Cost Sometimes “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” just aren’t enough. If you agree with that statement then you’ll be happy to know that The Onion is now doing video. Introducing the Onion News Network. From their front page: The Onion News Network has set the standard for globe-encompassing 24-hour television

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