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EU Probing Google-Yahoo Deal

September 15th, 2008 | Category: John C Dvorak,tech5
Tim Berners-Lee starts new foundation. EU probing the Google-Yahoo deal. iPOD apps store getting flak. Big deal. Crappy Microsoft ads getting some good PR. Spammer released over First Amendment rights. DRM crappy on Spore so people are stealing DRN-free version. Some are shocked that employers check Facebook. Of course they do. HP doing its own Linux. Windows 7 beta due within 8 Weeks. EBay having issues. tech5
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Google to Digitize NYT Archives

September 09th, 2008 | Category: John C Dvorak,tech5
Apple rolls new iPods, thin is in. Nothing seriously hot. People still concerned about Jobs’ health. Microsoft has new Zune which can order music from songs you hear on the radio. Huh? Collider fires tomorrow. Google rethinks privacy policy. Finally! Google to digitize old newspapers. Will make them all searchable. GM Volt photos accidentally released. I think it may be a publicity stunt. Real Network gets ink for old idea. Why? Sony 24.6-megapixel full frame sensor camera. Wow. Michael buys $100 million of own stock. HP breaks the 24-hour battery life laptop. tech5
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120 GB Zune

August 26th, 2008 | Category: John C Dvorak,tech5
Amazon to use Kindle as a platform for textbooks. Canon EOS 50D getting ink. N96 from Nokia has the Smartphone folks buzzing. nVidia getting ink for speeches and the Tegra chip. 120 GB Zune coming out. Will HP target Sun now? Intel spent half a million in lobbying. Photoshop Elements 7 now out. IPO deals off 75-percent. FAA mess needs to be talked up a lot more. tech5
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Is Ancient Greek Computer a PR Stunt for Olympics?

July 31st, 2008 | Category: John C Dvorak,tech5
Scrabulous returns as Wordscraper. Netflix working with LG only for downloads? NASA looking for water on Mars. The Greek computer stories I am now convinced is a BS PR stunt. Yahoo exec makes Yuil search engine to show up Cuil. EDS to be part of HP. Microsoft redoes the search engine yet again. IE beta up for grabs. Madden out on Aug. 11, the game that is. Make a computer from spare parts for no money. China limiting web access during Olympics. Why? tech5
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Repair a Computer, Go to Jail!

July 02nd, 2008 | Category: John C Dvorak,tech5
In Texas you have to be a licensed Private Detective to repair computers. And any consumer using anyone other than a licensed PI to fix his or her computer can be thrown in jail. Firefox users more secure on the Internet. Microsoft beginning to rent software starting in mid-July. Rhapsody going to put a dent in iTunes. Mac OS-X surges 32-percent. Microsoft officially retires XP. Say it’s not so: Micro-hoo back in play? Feds looking into Google-Yahoo deal. HP rolling out a $599 hotrod computer. Meanwhile, Dell buying back stock for personal account. Netgear doing an Open Source Router. tech5
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A Quadrillion Operations per Second?

June 11th, 2008 | Category: John C Dvorak,tech5
iPhone 3G gets more and more ridiculous publicity. This is a classic. Google co-founder decides to go into space on a Russian rocket. Big story beginning: TV viewers do not know to switch from analog to digital. HP new machine takes on MacBook Air. Some guy take 13,000 cell processors with 7000 dual core AMD chips and makes machine to do a quadrillion calculation a second. YouTube scandal over punks doing YouTube video. Carl Icahn won’t go away. My thoughts on Microsoft Office. Employees said they would take a pay cut to work at home. tech5
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Pound Cake Computer Coming

June 02nd, 2008 | Category: John C Dvorak,tech5
HP does deal with Microsoft to embed toolbar on desktop. nVidia takes on the Intel Atom chip with its own processors. The line is called Tegra. Windows 7 GUI to be designed by Office 2007 interface? That cannot be good. Time-Warner experimenting with metering the Internet. Venezuela appealing OOXML. ASUS now doing a Shuttle-killer. A computer the size of a pound cake. Gphone delayed until 2009? Computex underway. One hot topic is Wi-Fi replacing Bluetooth. Lots of stories about Windows 7. tech5
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Belgian Newsmen are Apparent Dolts

May 28th, 2008 | Category: John C Dvorak,tech5
Belgian newspaper people have got to be the dumbest in the world. Suing Google for getting them links and attention. Apparently the Belgians want no links or attention and cannot figure out how to prevent it. PC Magazine says Windows 7 is a threat to Vista. Windows 7 is still hot air. It will not be out until 2011. Some think that AMD has an opportunity. Look for the Norwegians to try to usurp the Nobel Prize with the Kavli awards. Geez. Tivo fails to keep up with Cranky Geeks. HP gets too much PR, I know why. Look for 8 MP on a cell phone? Agh. 8 MB of blur. tech5
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