Thursday, March 31, 2011

Verizon is Planning 100-Gigabit Network Upgrade

Verizon is planning on upgrading certain areas to 100 Gigabit Ethernet by the end of the second quarter. It will take place in six different cities, broken up into three parts, two cities at a time. Chicago to New York, Sacramento to Los Angeles, and Minneapolis to Kansas City.

Verizon says the upgrade is primarily intended to benefit businesses which rely on video streaming, cloud-based apps, and other high-bandwidth services. Verizon also just recently deployed a 100 Gigabit network in Europe between routers on a 555-mile stretch from Paris to Frankfurt.

More info at: Cnet

Monday, March 28, 2011

"World's Fastest Video Card"

AMD is calling Nvidia out on their claim to have "The World's Fastest Video Card".

Both companies have recently released dual GPU cards that they believe to be the best, AMD's Radeon HD 6990, and Nvidia's GTX 590. AMD's Public Relations Manager, Dave Erskine, says the Radeon HD 6990 was created to be "a game changer", and Nvidia has "no substantiation based on industry-standard benchmarks, similar to what AMD did with industry benchmark 3DMark 11, the latest DirectX 11 benchmark from FutureMark.”

 Dave Erskine's Post at:

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Free gun with Dish Network

Hamilton, Montana Radio Shack owner, Steve Strand; is offering either a Hi Point 380 pistol or a 20-gauge shotgun with a sign up for Dish Network. Strand sates that it has increased his business threefold since the promotions launch in October.

Although he does admit that Dish Network wasn't too keen on the promotion, you can't really argue with the results. And for those of you that aren't fans of Dish Network, Strand has said that they will be offering a similar deal soon for Direct TV.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

*Update* Google Music

Google's attempt of a cloud-based digital locker service for music seems to have been delayed due to Google's demand for cloud music rights for songs purchased through their service.

However, it looks as though Google isn't the only one interested in this type of music service. According to Cnet, Amazon is having discussions with content owners for rights to movies and music ; while other reports state that Apple is trying also having similar discussions.

Let me know what you guys think of this. Would you like to have all your music out in the cloud?  Or would you rather have it actually in your possession?

I  have no interest in cloud-based storage for anything other than storing documents and (maybe when we catch up to everyone else in internet speed) for backups. I like having everything here with me, without having to rely/trust in any company to let me have access to my data.

More info at: Cnet

Ching Chong This!

This one Obviously goes into the "Everything" category

He's actually pretty talented. Good to see people using their powers for good rather than evil.

Sandy Bridge Celeron Chip

This month Intel has started shipping their new Celeron laptop processor that is based on the Sandy Bridge architecture. Usually restricted to mid- to high-end notebooks, this new Sandy chip is a cheaper and less powerful version of the i3, i5, and i7 processors we have now.

The B810 is being sold to OEMs with a 1000-unit price of $86 per CPU. The dual-core 1.6GHZ processor has 2MB of L3 cache and a maximum TDP (Thermal Design Power) of only 35W.

More info and spec sheet at:

Friday, March 25, 2011

NEW - Ultra Slow Motion iPad 2 Meets Shotgun Slug

For the PC lovers

Google Music

   Google Music could finally be preparing to launch. Cnet reports that the music streaming service is undergoing internal testing at Google.

   Google had been working quietly with record labels to secure the necessary rights. Previously being rumored that Google Music was going to be a late 2010 release, which as we all know, didn't happen. Google is said to be seeking cloud distribution licenses for the music, which is different from most record industry deals.

Personally i just want the music to be at least CD quality. None of this "High Quality" 192 Kb/s bullshit

Asus' new Eee Pad

The Asus "Ess Pad Transformer" can be mounted onto a keyboard when needed. The tablet is said to have a 9.5 hour battery life, which increases to 16 hours when it is docked. The screen is made of Corning Gorilla Glass, has a front-facing and rear-facing camera, 10 finger multi-touch, GPS, and its all running on Google Android 3.0.

Woo! First blog!

This blog will be mostly about the newest stuff in technology as well anything else in the "Real World" that I find interesting, amusing, or just plain weird.