Last Minute Fail-Proof
Gifts Your giftee needs these
items, whether he or she knows it or not. Watch
the wave of instant recognition pass over their
face when they are presented with these
VoiceCon in San Francisco and InterOp in New
York, by Greg Hill great conferences, Christmas
Where are the HD Radios?
They keep talking about them, but where are
Last year, I said its greatest features provide
its biggest disappointments, and I am pleased to
report that, to a large degree, that is no longer
I bought At Bat 2010 for my now old and decrepit
iPod 2G for $5 more than before, $14.99 for the
entire regular baseball season.
It has all of the same things as the 2009
reporting every pitch of every game played with the
“Gameday” module, dynamic box scores, and radio
coverage from either team. One game per day (instead
of 2, as in the previous version) is designated as
the "Game of the Day" and can be viewed in its
entirety in hi-def video. The instant video
highlights and condensed video games remain, and
seem greatly improved, with fewer "freeze-ups" and
application crashes. They also seem to have fixed
the most annoying problem for me - scoreboard
With an MLB-TV subscription, you can even
watch most games live in HD. Games involving local
teams are blacked out, even when there is no TV
LG, Sony and Panasonic
Roll Out Blu-ray™ Disc Players With WiFi
heard these were coming at last year’s CES,
and now they are available, with Best Buy
advertising not only the Sony at $349.99,
but a Panasonic at $249.99. Both come with
BD-Live™1, which is an industry standard and
rigidly controlled standard for access to
the internet via either WiFi or wired
connections. BD-Live offers additional
features tied to the program being watched,
and may be used eventually for firmware
upgrades to the player itself. This is
nowhere near what most techies would like,
of course, but probably the best avenue for
access to the Internet is through the
monitor or receiver anyway, so delivery by
the Blu-ray player of additional content
tied to the program material should be a
pleasant bonus. LG’s player not only
contains BD-Live, but has the ability to
stream up to 1 GB of content from CinemaNow,
NetFlix, and YouTube.
Blu-ray and BD-Live are trademarks of
the Blu-ray Disc Association.
Socket Speaker Package allows audio in
multiple rooms by plugging sending and
receiving units into your home
electrical system. Model Number:
Sony: Dock for
iPod® + Wireless Subwoofer, Model
Number: AIR-SW10Ti $399.99
Music System for PC, Model Number:
ALT-SA31IR streams music from iPod® or
iPhone™1 through your home wirelessly.
Multi-room music system includes two
high-output premium speakers. Model
Number: ALT-SA31IR $699.99
Wireless Home Connections?
Updating July 25, 2009. Orig. August 12, 2008.
By Greg Hill.
Everyone wants a networked home. Distributing
audio, video, and data to every room is a right, not
a privilege. But what if the abode only has Cat 5,
or even worse? There are alternatives, and some of
them are ready for prime time.
Tech-Savvy Convention in History
The Democrats said it. Maybe the most
"tech-savvy" POLITICAL convention in history, and
that is not saying much. Really, nothing to see
here, folks, go about your business.
Some of the
Keys To the IT Collapse
August 10, 2008. The IT Industry has been on the
decline for the entire 21st century and there is no
end in sight without some drastic changes...
First Test Indicates Vista Service Pack 1 Worth
Loading March 31, 2008. While mostly
a collection of previous fixes and updates, SP1 also
delivers performance and stability enhancements...
about the meaning of such strange words as "Avalon", "WiMedia",
"UWB", "ZigBee", "WiMax", "SOA", "Itanium®",
"Big Water/BTX", "Indigo", "Centrino®",
"WiFi", "IPv6", "UPnP", or "Sparkle"?
here and we will tell you.
Tradition of SCO...
Hey, Windows Notepad works exactly like a piece of software
we wrote in 1982, so everyone who is using Windows send us
$1,000 for a run-time license or we're going to sue you. Just
kidding! (It's actually $699, check or cash).
"You are a great computer journalist!"
Craig Wood, West Region Practice Leader, Avanade, Inc., to
Editor-In-Chief of FreshBaked.com®, Greg Hill.
On January 22nd, 2002, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued
Registration number 2,532,213 to FreshBaked.com as a registered trademark
in U.S. classes 100 and 101, international class 42.
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