Sites that I found interesting for November 25th 2009 through November 30th 2009:

Newegg has 2 great deals this week that you may want to take advantage of if you are going to building a new Home Theater PC.

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 Dual TV Tuner / Encoder 1229

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 Dual TV Tuner / Encoder 1229This is going for $99.99 right now AND a $20 mail-in rebate to take it to $79.99! This is a great bargain for a dual tuner card that does ATSC / Clear QAM / NTSC.

No splitter needed. One coax is for your cable or antenna connection. The other is for FM radio.

This is the best price I’ve seen for this card.

LITE-ON Black 4X Blu-ray Disc Reader SATA Model iHOS104-08

$49.99 this week.  Might as well move up to Blu-ray with you new rig at this price.

I’m thinking about building an Atom ION system:

Total: $444.94

If you are in the market to build a new system, now is the time to take advantage of some great prices.

I list Newegg’s daily specials every day here: Today’s Newegg Deals

Sites that I found interesting for November 24th 2009

Sites that I found interesting for November 22nd 2009 through November 23rd 2009:

Sites that I found interesting for November 19th 2009 through November 20th 2009:

Sites that I found interesting for November 17th 2009 through November 19th 2009:

Sites that I found interesting for November 16th 2009 through November 17th 2009:

  • Want to Build Your Own Super Accurate GPS? – Tomoji Takasu and Akio Yasuda of Tokyo University developed an inexpensive, open source RTK GPS that runs on a beagle board, and better yet, they've posted instructions so you can do the same.
  • Google to Give "Complete Overview" of Chrome OS on Thursday – Apparently Google will be giving some technical background, as well as showing some demos of the OS in action.
  • Google to Give "Complete Overview" of Chrome OS on Thursday
  • From Twitter – via @missrogue Chris Brogan – Keynote – Web 2.0 Expo New York '09 – (via @vascellari) #w2e
  • From Twitter – via @cltom very cool RT @google Introducing new Labs feature Google Image Swirl which clusters together similar images into groups
  • Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10.1 Pre-Release – Still pre-release but you might want to check it out
  • From Twitter – Adobe Flash 10.1 is out and is supposed to introduce hardware acceleration of h.264. This is good news.
  • Introducing MadeforMediaCenter – The app store for Windows Media Center – Made for Media Center is an app store for Windows Media Center which aims to brings together the fantastic selection 3rd party Windows Media Center applications and make them available directly in the 10 foot UI.
  • From Twitter – via @IBMResearch What can you with with a microscopically small drop of blood? Check out this video to see what IBM scientists can do –
  • "Unfriend" is Oxford’s Word of the Year – Unfriend, a verb that means “to remove someone as a ‘friend’ on a social networking site such as Facebook” is the New Oxford American Dictionary’s word of the year for 2009.
  • From Twitter – via @tomguarriello When Harvard Business School starts touting social media, you know something's up. http //
  • From Twitter – Not surprised RT @geektonic USPS announces $3.8B loss, plans to end Sat. delivery. Blames move to electronic media http //
  • From Twitter – RT @thurrott PDC tidbit Thanks to hyperthreading improvements in Win7, Windows Media Encoder 9 is 23 % faster vs. Vista with SP1

Sites that I found interesting for November 14th 2009 through November 16th 2009:

  • From Twitter – Creative! RT @jeffisageek Wow that is pretty sweet! RT @geektrooper Probably the Greatest Tauntaun Costume EVER! http //
  • Freeware Files: Five Mozilla Jetpack Add-ons to Fuel Your Firefox – Jetpack add-ons use a combination of HTML, CSS, and Javascript to deliver new features and functionality directly through the browser.
  • From Twitter – RT @SarahPrevette Great Start-Up Tool Kit – includes a term sheet creator http // (via @AngelSoft)
  • The History of the Internet in a Nutshell
  • From Twitter – via @davidcohen RT @tferriss Perhaps the most incredible sunset photo I've ever seen http // via @gmc
  • 10 Things You Need to Know About WordPress 2.9 – By and large, this release is a plugin developers release with lots of new APIs and abstraction. However, there are significant additions for theme designers and users as well. via @Technosailor
  • From Twitter – via @trishussey Wow-RT @shelisrael Broadcast Pioneer NBC being bought by cable finalist Comcast. An important era is ending. http //
  • From Twitter – Hands-On: Chumby Classic vs Chumby One
  • Hands-On: Chumby Classic vs Chumby One – Anyone have a Chumby? I need one. For no real reason, just do.
  • From Twitter – via:@Scobleizer: Lists are metadata about YOU that you don't control. They show what other people think of you. Check out yours here:

Sites that I found interesting for November 11th 2009 through November 12th 2009:

  • Microsoft probing Windows 7 zero-day hole – Microsoft said on Wednesday it is looking into a report of a vulnerability in Windows 7 and Server 2008 Release 2 that could be used by an attacker to remotely crash the computer.
  • Hands-on: Netflix streaming on the PS3 – While Netflix streaming is nearly identical on most devices that support it, there are some significant differences with the PS3 that make it worth testing.
  • Programmer 101: Teach Yourself How to Code – You've always wanted to learn how to build software yourself—or just whip up an occasional script—but never knew where to start. Luckily, the web is full of free resources that can turn you into a programmer in no time.

Sites that I found interesting for November 3rd 2009 through November 10th 2009:

  • Computer Security Company Takes Out Enormous Botnet – Security firm FireEye has reportedly struck a massive blow against spam. The so called “Mega-D” or “Ozdok” spam botnet was effectively dismantled by these intrepid security researchers. After studying the beast, FireEye launched an attack by notifying ISPs, having command and control (CnC) domains removed, and then registering unused CnC domains.
  • Kindle Gets Windows App – Mac Version Coming Soon – Amazon released it’s Kindle for PC app this morning. It’s available for download at now and allows you to read Kindle eBooks on your computer
  • Ninite Easy PC Setup and Multiple App Installer – Great For Win7 Upgrades – 1. Pick the apps you want. 2. Start your customized installer. 3. You're done! Heard about this on Windows Weekly last week.
  • Study Says Pirates Buy Plenty of Legitimate Digital Music – A United Kingdom research group, Demos, discovered that those people who confessed to pirating music were also those who spent the most on music. Pirates spend, on average, $126 per year on CDs, MP3s, and vinyl. Non-pirates (landlubbers?), on the other hand, only spend, on average, $72 per year.