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Yet another on bees…

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

Okay, I’ll admit it. I am curious about the bee situation. So I’m following it as various articles come up, and more than likely, I’ll continue posting here about it. From the article: “Preliminary work has identified several likely factors that could be causing or contributing to CCD,” says Dennis vanEngelsdorp, acting state apiarist with […]

More on bees…

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

Apparently, this is becoming a big issue. First, they report the electromagnetic radiation may be a cause for bees to lose track of where “home” is. And now more bees, into the billions according to the article, are being lost.

Inexpensive HD-DVD Player

Friday, April 20th, 2007

EnGadget reports that Wal-Mart is getting into the High Definitive market with a $299 HD-DVD player. We’ll have to see the quality of the Chinese made units will be, but this could be a huge hit. The Wal-Mart $299 HD DVD player on the way – Engadget HD

The Children of Hurin

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

On Tuesday, April 18th, 2007, “The Children of Hurin” by J.R.R. Tolkien was released. This is a new complete work from the late author. I’ve not gotten my hands on it yet, but the book is on it’s way to my door today. This promises to be a very good read, if a little darker […]

The Cost of Unlocking Everything

Monday, April 16th, 2007

This is a great article, in my opinion… It harps on the rising cost of DRM-less music tracks from iTunes Music Store, to locked content on video games. It’s an editorial piece, with an opinion I can support. From the article: There’s a balancing act here: You want to give players substantial, meaningful rewards for […]

Where have the bees gone?

Monday, April 16th, 2007

Reading along my usual news sources today brought up an interesting article about the disappearance of large amounts of bees. And strangely, it has been attributed to electromagnetic radiation released from many of our high-tech gadgetry — mainly cell phones.

DRM-Free Music Service?

Friday, April 13th, 2007

CNET Reports: allows you to purchase DRM-free MP3’s that can be played on any portable MP3 player. This sounds like a good plan to me. However, the freedom to play your songs on the device of your choice comes at a premium… looking to be about $2 USD per album. And this new site […]

Apple in the Ham!

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

How I didn’t know about this before now is beyond me, but this coming Saturday (April 14th) Apple is opening the Apple Store at the Summit! Birmingham may just be officially on the map now. Thanks to JeremyFlint for reporting this to my attention. Apple Store Coming To Birmingham – Jeremy Flint – Red Hot […]

Process Explorer

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

I know this may not be new to most of the tech crowd, but I’ve recently rediscovered this handy tool: Process Explorer. This comes from the SysInternals site, care of Microsoft now, and provides you with a diagnostic look into the belly of the beast that is your Windows OS.

More Good News for Chocolate Fans

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

In yet another study to validate one’s own cravings, it seems that dark chocolate could be even better for you than just satisfying your wants for something sweet. Yes, apparently, researchers have shown that dark chocolate, high in cocoa, contains more beneficial flavonoids that help reduce high blood pressure. Even more than in green tea, […]

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