Saturday, February 19, 2011

Tweet Tweet

                         I knew that someday that I would end up tweeting (no pun intended) about Twitter. It really seems as though that some people just can't get enough of it. They like to follow other's and they like to have other's follow them. O.K. so, just what is Twitter? Well it's a website that is owned by Twitter Inc., which offers a social networking and microblogging service, enabling it's user's to send and read messages called "tweets". So, just what are tweets? They are text-based posts of upto 140 character's displayed on the user's profile page. Tweet's are usually publicly viewed, although can be privately viewed.

                            The company is based out of San Francisco, CA.  It was created in March of 2006 and launched that year in July. It is estimated that they have an estimated 190 million user's who send 65 million tweets a day. There are a number of different ways that people send tweets, through the website, their smart phone, ipod touch, ipad, and so forth. I suppose that is why there are a number of different Twitter apps as well. I believe along with Google and Facebook, Twitter played a pivitol part in what transpired in Egypt. What are you waiting for, go on get out there, send some tweets and enjoy your day!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Interesting News of The Day

                   In case you missed seeing the finale, the IBM supercomputer Watson, won again for the third day in a row. The humans just couldn’t match brain power over computer memory. He won over $77,000 for his three day total. He will be donating all of his winning proceedings to charity. They are in talks to have Watson work with doctor’s in the health care field and other industries.

                  In other news Google has announced that they will be updating their Social Search, which takes into account social signals to improve and personalize search results. Their Social Search has been around since 2009. How does it work? If you are searching for say a video to view, you may end up with a result that a friend might have shared on Twitter, but only for you. These results will include all social networking sites out there except for, yes you guessed it Facebook.

                In other news, we have an exclusive report that Apple’s main man Steve Jobs, is receiving treatment at the same cancer center that Hollywood star Patrick Swayze received treatment in his final days. He has been receiving treatment at the
Stanford Cancer Center in Palo Alto, CA. It’s unknown whether the treatment that he is receiving stems from his liver transplant in 2009, or whether the pancreatic cancer that he had in 2004 has come back. It seems as though Mr. Jobs is really frail. I do hope and pray that someday they find a cure for cancer. I for one know the pain, I lost my Mom to cancer last summer.

              Speaking of Steve Jobs, he and former CEO of Google Eric Schmidt, and the head man from Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg are meeting with President Obama. The meeting is part of an ongoing dialogue with the business community on how we can work together to win the future, strengthen our economy, support entrepreneurship, increasing our exports, and get the American people back to work. Who would of though the President would be meeting with these guys to put people back to work?

               I’m done for the day, speaking of the day I hope you enjoy it!   

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Jeopardy Update & Sony News

              The other day a spoke a little on the game show Jeopardy. It really had fascinated me whenever I had seen that IBM’s new supercomputer, Watson, named for the founder of IBM, Thomas J. Watson was to take on two human contestant’s on the game show. We didn’t have two ordinary contestant’s though. We had two former contestant’s who are Jeopardy’s highest earners, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Needless to say Watson has blown his human counterpart’s away. He has taken home more than $30,000 each day, while his human counterpart’s haven’t faired so well. How do we think that these guy’s are supposed to compete against Watson? He is powered by 90 32-core IBM Power 750 Express server’s and 16 terabytes of memory, Wow now that’s what I call amazing.

                 In other news, some of you know that Sony has the Xperia Play coming out on the market. Their Playstation phone so to speak. It is powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It features a slide out panel containing the Sony gaming D-pad. It has a 4inch screen along with a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Some of you may not know that Sony is releasing another phone as well, the Xperia Arc. Another new smartphone powered by the Android OS. For more on these products, you can go to

                   In yet more news from Sony, they are releasing a Playstation tablet named the S1. Have any of you seen this? It is I think the first gaming PC tablet. It will be powered by the Android Honeycomb 3.0 OS. It has a 9.4 inch screen, 1280 X 800 pixel resolution, and a Tegra 2 processor. It features a front and rear camera, 1 USB port, and is WIFI only compatible. Do you think Sony will have a gaming store, much like Apple has or Google does for the Android App store? We will have to wait and see! Now what are you waiting for? Get out there and enjoy your day!     

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


                        You know with all of the craze going on today with all of the tablet’s that are now out on the market, I was really excited and almost ecstatic to see that the world’s best smartphone manufacturer was going to release a tablet of their own. No I’m not talking about Apple, they already have the iPhone and iPad. I’m talking about HTC. It is in my opinion that they make the best smartphone’s in the world. If you check in the archives of my postings, you can clearly read some of the thing’s that I’ve written about them before.

                         Like I stated, HTC, which stands for High Tech Computer will release a tablet of their own. This is the tablet that I personally will run out and buy.It will be called the HTC Flyer tablet. Of course it will run none else than the Google Android OS. It has a 7 inch screen and a 1.5 GHZ  Qualcomm single core processor, with a new HTC Sense interface.  It comes with a stylus and it has just a beautiful 1024 x 600 display with a new 3D homescreen complete with floating widget’s. It will come with Android 2.4, but over time can be updated to Honeycomb 3.0. For more on this exciting new tablet go here:

Speaking of HTC, they have released two new smartphones as well, the Salsa and the Cha Cha. These phones are Facebook phones. At long last for those of you who wanted Facebook phones, they are here. They of course are powered by the Android OS. The Sense UI interface has the enables from the clock to include Facebook friends' update status.  They feature Facebook chat, Friend Stream that let's you view the status of individual people like through the friend channel widget. These phones will be available globally in the 2nd quarter and we can look forward to them being at AT&T later this year. People really ought to be pleased with these efforts. I think HTC makes the very best phones. For more information on these phones, plese see this:

Sunday, February 13, 2011

A Little Tech News

                    I don't know how many people still watch, but I would say that the game show Jeopardy is still pretty popular. I'm sure that it's height of popularity is gone, but none the less it still get's substantial ratings. Starting tomorrow it's Man VS. Machine. That's right, two of the show's mega-champions, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter are going to face a computer in the ultimate intelligence test. These two gentlemen will be pitted against IBM's newest computer named Watson, which is designed to play Jeopardy at the highest level.  Does man have what it takes to compete against Watson? Tune in tomorrow on your local channel and at the local time and watch the as the games begin.

                     In another bit of tech news, we saw or heard on Wednesday that Activision was going to discontinue Guitar Hero. Those that make the game, Harmonix will lay off 15% of it's workforce. Jihn Drake of Harmonix, reassured us that Rock Band will still Rock on!

                     In some other new's from today, we've been told that some of your local Walmart's are going to carry Verizon Wireless' iPhone. Apple is currently in the works on a smaller iPhone, that will have free backup service.

                     Speaking of mobile technology, keep an eye out for all of the news from the Mobile World Conference. That is where all of the manufacturer's are showcasing their new technology. We will see what's new in the mobile world from cell phones, smart phones, and of course the ever popular tablet's. It's been a great and exciting week in the world of technology. Our time is now up, so get out there and enjoy your day!


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