On Friday, November 4, 2011 from 6 pm to 9 pm TigerDirect.com Retail Store in Miami along with AMD will overclock the latest systems with the new AMD 8 Core CPU at 7795 West Flagler Street (off of the Palmetto Expressway).
This event is free and open to the public with prize giveaways from AMD including 6 AMD A8-Series AD3850WNGXBOX Quad-Core A8-3850 APU’s, and 3 AMD FD8120FRGUBOX FX-8120 Processors. There will be cheerleaders and free snacks from Gamer Grub and Monster Energy Drink. TigerDirect TV will also be at this event streaming live!
This is the biggest tech event happening in South Florida, you don’t want to miss it! Its every geeks ultimate event.
Check out the latest from AMD on www.tigerdirect.com. Just type in the following SKU numbers in the search box: A79-8120 & A79-3850.
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Okay, so if you are reading this on Saturday before sundown – busted! You aren’t participating in the ‘National Day of Unplugging! This year a group of individuals got together in an attempt to get people to put down their phone for just one day. The event ran from sundown on Friday to Saturday.
While their goal of having everyone “reconnect with the world” during this 24 hour down-time of technogadgetry, you can be assured that people have plenty to talk about – even if it is by text message. There are some great examples of how non-stop phone fidgeting is annoying, just look for ‘em on YouTube. Maybe we shouldn’t need to text to get someone to pass the potatoes. (Where’s the bluetooth lazy susan. Control it to spin to what you want to get off the table.)
Have you checked your Flickr page lately? Well, if it’s been a while, you can now add video clips to your Flickr pages. Yahoo has officially announced that it has added support for video to its popular photo sharing site.
Video can be up to 90 seconds long, and no more than 150M bytes in size. To upload video you have to be a Flickr Pro user, but everyone can watch. Users can upload videos directly from mobile phones, and integrate videos and photos into a stream. and there is also an API for third-party developers to create programs or services using authorized video submitted to Flickr.
The big question is—will Flickr be able to compete with Youtube? It remains to be seen, but Yahoo thinks there is a huge untapped market of which it can take advantage. Industry estimates show that more than 40 percent of consumers between 18 and 44 are capturing personal video clips with their digital cameras, but they are not taking advantage of Web sites to effectively share their videos.
Fifty-five percent of respondents to a survey commissioned by Yahoo said they merely play back video clips for their friends on their camera device or PC, and 20 percent don’t share these clips at all. Yahoo and Flickr would like to change that.
How could Google Docs and Spreadsheets get any better? Well, Google, with yet another shot-over-the-bow at Microsoft, is letting users of its Internet-based word-processing program access their documents offline. A desktop version of Google Docs, now available to a small number of select users, will be rolled out more broadly over the next few weeks, the Mountain View company said Tuesday in a blog posting.
Google’s plan for offline access is offered only in English for now, the company is working on other languages. Google is upgrading its Web-based programs in an effort to take customers from Microsoft, which dominates the personal-computer software market. With offline access, Google Docs customers can use the Internet-based program and automatically save their work to a PC, so it’s available on airplanes and other places where they can’t connect to the Web. Offline access could be the tipping point in Google’s attack on Microsoft.
Tell me again why I need to buy software in a box?
YouTuber? Online video enthusiast? Who isn’t these days with the multitude of video channels, television shows, TigerTV of course – and all the other sites available online. For those who watch YouTube, quality is improving!
People tend to “poke around,” looking for options and variables that allow people to access features that otherwise are not promoted. In this instance some very smart individual figured out how to watch YouTube in higher definition than previously available. It’s pretty simple too, all you need to do is add &fmt=18 at the end of your YouTube URL, but to give you a full explanation, here is Mr. Safety of YouTube.
If you are tired of just watching video, why not make some? It’s quick and easy to do! Just take a look at our wide range of webcams and you’ll find one that is right for you!
California-based Mozilla Foundation recently announced the release of their latest web browser, Firefox 3Beta 3, which is now available for download. The release is in its eleventh iteration under the Firefox 3 development also known as "Grand Paradisoâ€.
The current version made significant improvements over its previous builds most notably on the user interface aspect. With the current build, Firefox now has the option that allows the user to save all the tabs upon exit. The previous version does not have this option; it instead asks the user to continue exiting the browser. One of the favorite features in Firefox is that it allows you to download plug-ins and add-ons. One popular plug-in is the â€œDownload Statusbarâ€ wherein you can view the download via a progress bar indicator. With beta 3, this is now a built-in feature of the download manager option.
Browser security has also been enhanced. Incorporated in the Beta 3 release are anti-phishing capabilities, malware protection, plug-in and add-on checker features, SSL certificates checker, and secure-add on updates. They have also introduced a feature called Web Forgery Protection that prompts the user if the site they are visiting is suspected of forgery and that the contents of the page will not be displayed. For Windows Vista users, Beta 3 also taps into the Vista Parental Controls that won’t allow downloads if they have been restricted in the operating system.
For the Mac faithful, more improvements have also been introduced in Beta 3 such as allowing you to move tabs between windows. Also with Beta 3, Mac users can now add download progress notifications to the browser status bar even if the download manager is closed. In addition, they now search and add add-ons directly from the add-on site of Mozilla thru the add-on manager option.
Mozilla is already nearing its completion of the final release version of Firefox 3 which should be out by early 2008. Beta 3 is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X platforms and in over 30 different languages.
Wikipedia is on the move from its current headquarters in St. Petersburg, Florida to San Francisco, California. “San Francisco is the center of high-tech in the United States and will give the foundation access to a rich array of resources,” said Florence Devouard, chair of the Wikimedia Foundation. The Wikipedia Foundation currently has six full-time employees, all of whom will make the move west with the Foundation. The Foundation also said it will expand its staff upon its arrival in San Francisco.
Wikipedia, founded in 2001 is a commumity-wriiten encyclopedia that offers more than 8 million entries in 250 languages, including 2 million entries in English. Produced entirely by volunteers, any entry can be written and/or updated by anyone wuith web access. The Wikipedia Foundation’s stated mission is to provide free information online. It offers several Internet sites providing access to reference material, books, news and music.
Converged networks. Seamless link exchange. Passing Off to the next tower. These are all things we take for granted – and your cell phone is a great example. While you can seemingly stay connected for an endless stretch of the road – you are actually making those calls from different cellular towers along the way. The closest tower is generally going to get the call. As you move, that changes and they are passed between one another without you even realizing it.
The same is happening now with new efforts to allow seamless roaming from WiMax to WiFi. With this technology, mobile users will be able to migrate to and from their home to the mobile network – the recently announced options by T-Mobile for a mini cell tower in your home (via WiFi) already provide for roaming without fail between WiFi and the cellular network. But now, with the rollout of WiMax already happening nationwide, the wireless companies need to ensure they provide a seamless experience.
If youâ€™ve ever wondered about what it takes to become the worldâ€™s top search engine, then you might want to take a look at the February 4 issue of Fortune. The magazine conducted a joint interview with Google’s top brass and uncovered a key element to its success: long-term commitment.
Googleâ€™s top three executives made a pact to work together for 20 years prior to its initial public offering nearly 4 years ago. In the interview, Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt revealed their oath, saying that they started their commitment shortly before the 2004 IPO.
“We agreed the month before we went public that we should work together for 20 years,” said Schmidt, who added that he will be 69 years old by that time. Page would be 51 and Brin 50.
Schmidt is Google’s chairman. Page is president of products and Brin is president of technology. Each is a billionaire.
The interviewâ€™s timing could not be more precise: Google is expected to announce its financial reports for the fourth quarter of 2007 on Thursday. Wall Street estimates Googleâ€™s 2007 revenue to be around $16.6 billion. Given that timeframe, the trio has more than decade left to introduce new products and services bearing the Google name. What the future has in store for them, and ultimately for users, remains to be seen.
Look for the full interview in the February issue of Fortune magazine.
When two gigantic beasts collide, expect aftershocks. The European Parliament was thrown into chaos on Monday when media giant Google castigated the EU body for urging rival companies to intervene in the personal data handling regulatory process following the search engine’s takeover of its former competitor DoubleClick.
Sensitive personal information belonging to EU citizens was at the heart of the battle that has sparked the legal repartee between the two camps. The EU contends that subscribers and former users of DoubleClick are at risk of having their private information revealed or disclosed to other parties for the sake of ads to be displayed. Google fought back, citing a win in the United States. Spokesperson and Global Privacy counsel Peter Fleischer said that the case was a misapplication of a “simple privacy case into a competition law review”.
EU parliamentarians are divided on the issue. Sophie Intveld from the Netherlands contends that such information gives the company a competitive edge. Trade Commissioner Pamela Harbour disagrees and cites that: “for the consumerâ€¦ privacy is at stake.” Fleischer argues that Google is not building a permanent dossier based on their users’ needs; rather, they are filtering words searched to indicate which ads are to be promoted.
In the mean time, the world watches and waits the outcome of something that can be as fundamental as the Microsoft legal wars were in the U.S and Europe!