Saturday, July 29, 2006

3pm Injection [18]

I had a friend email me recently about 3pm and he said "why you got no love for the dub?". Well, I never really knew much about dub until he sent me some links to check it out. I'll have lots of love for dub from now on thanks to my friend's question. Next update will have some dub and other good music. Following this update I will be working hard on replacing a lot of the bad links with good ones, so don't be surprised if there's few new tunes in the update for that week.

3pm: "The sounds of freedom"
Cee-Lo Green feat. Timbaland - I'll Be Around
Dizzy Gillespie - Bang Bang
The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift - Teriyaki Boyz - Tokyo Drift
Kelis feat. Too Short - Bossy
LL Cool J feat Timbaland - Head Sprung

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Friday, July 28, 2006

News 07.28.2006

- Google Talk is set to get some new features. This news is probably a reaction on Google's part to the apparently low numbers of Google Talk users. The upcoming features include file transfers, ability to send and receive free voicemail messages, and even a type of music player status plugin for supported players. Let's hope these features can get Google Talk's popularity up a little bit more.

- AllPeers has just sent me an invite to the private beta of their long anticipated Firefox extension that allows the sharing of files on your computer with people you want to share them with. I don't have much time to write a formal review on it, but I will throw any gripes and praise about it whenever I get a chance. It looks like a promising tool to have hooked on to my Firefox belt, and we'll have to see if it draws any attention from the likes of the RIAA and MPAA in the future.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

What IT Pros Hate About Users

Users are an interesting bunch. While most are very nice and understand that everything in the world isn't perfect, many demand miracles. Why six somewhat universal IT gripes? Why not?

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Monday, July 24, 2006

Official: AMD Buys ATI, Shafts NVIDIA

Straight from the horses mouth, AMD press release announces $5.4 bn acquisition of ATI. Where does this leave AMD-NVIDIA??

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The Internet Is Your Next Hard Drive

New Web-based services don't just store your data online -- they keep it synchronized across your laptop, desktop, and mobile phone.

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Saturday, July 22, 2006

News 07.22.2006

- I've recently tried out Dates, a lightweight calendar application for the 770 that shares data with GNOME Evolution and I was quite impressed with the user interface implementation. It's simple to use and has a very clean feel to it. Iprefer to use Google Calender, but this app is a good alternative calendar for the 770.

- Pipepanic for the 770 has to be the most addictive game I've played in a very long time. Pipepanic is a pipe connecting game where you connect as many different shaped pipe segments together as possible within a given time limit. The more complete the connection, the higher you score.Heh, maybe Senator Ted Stevens should play this game to get an idea of what the Internet is NOT.

It's great to have more and more unique applications and games being ported/developed for the 770. The future looks quite bright for the 770 and all Internet Tablets to come after it.

3pm Injection [17]

After watching The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift I noticed there was some pretty hot music throughout the movie. Now I don't know if it's because of my recently aquired ability to pay more attention to music because of working on 3pm when I can squeeze some time in or what. Anyway, stay tuned to 3pm for the next update for some great audio to drift to.

3pm: "Over 3,000 served"
Brak feat. Freddie Prinze Jr. - Highway 40
DJ Ted Stevens - Techno Tubes
Outkast - Idlewilde Blues
Styx - Mr. Roboto
OC ReMix - Super Mario World - Vanilla Extract

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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Gizmo Project: ALL VOIP to Landline/Mobile Calls Now (sorta) Free

"...Gizmo Project's latest tactic: free Gizmo-to-landline calls anywhere, anytime, any amount, forever." One thing Engadget seems to have missed is that you cannot just call anyone, you must call another registered Gizmo user. The recent Skype offer (free Skype-to-landline calls in the US and Canada) did not have this restriction.

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Saturday, July 15, 2006

3pm Injection [16]

We've got some good songs from Gnarls Barkley this week along with some other great tunes. As always, enjoy.

3pm: "Not afraid of the RIAA"
Gnarles Barkley - Transformer
Robin Thickie feat. Pharrell - Wanna Love You Girl
Mary J. Blige - My Life
Queen - Princes Of The Universe
Stevie Wonder - Saturn

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Friday, July 14, 2006

Skype Protocol Has Been Cracked

Charlie Paglee writes that the Skype Protocol has been reverse engineered by a company in China. Hopefully a step towards opening the protocol. Interesting discussion of what might happen if lots of Skype clients stop acting as relays.

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Thursday, July 13, 2006

Gizmo Project For The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet

Now available for the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet, Gizmo Project offers crystal-clear WiFi calling with just a few taps of the stylus. Install it today to enjoy the freedom and low calling rates that Gizmo Project provides!

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Nintendo announces headphone VoIP set for DS

In a recent retail product fair in Japan, Nintendo announced a microphone & headphone set for the DS, as well as a Crystal White limited edition Final Fantasy III DS bundle with Akihiko Yoshidaon's artwork on the front.

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Monday, July 10, 2006

News 07.10.2006

- VNC Viewer has been ported to the 770 2006 OS! You can find my handy work here. Check out the screenshots below to see how it looks.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Programming Is Like Sex

A couple dozen similarities between the two most enjoyable practices on earth.

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Saturday, July 08, 2006

3pm Injection [15]

Here we go again. Another week, another Injection. We've got a lot of hot new tunes this week. I want to again thank everyone for pointing us so many great music resources. There's so much out there, and alot of it is really good! Well, see you all next week. Same day, same place.

3pm: "Embrace it, then let it go"
Birdy Nam Nam - Abbesses
DJ Food - Scratch Yer Head [Remix]
DMX - We Right Here
Outkast - Morris Brown [Clean]
Willie Hutch - The Last Dragon - The Glow

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Thursday, July 06, 2006

News 07.06.2006

Well, it looks like I'll have to make some more time/energy cuts to NET9. I have two major projects that have required me to ramp up my efforts and time spent on them, and something has got to give. I've decided to cease the DirectCast posts since everyone should know where to get the best podcasts by now. Hopefully I won't be too busy to have to further cut into my personal time, and thanks to everyone's input, 3pm updates will continue without fail.

The mp3 Killed the Music Star

Gone are the days of Quadruple Platinum Label-Pop Mega-Hits. Thanks to the Internet, P2P, iTunes, MySpace, online radio, XM, and other non-traditional outlets - today, the Niche is king.

Even TV and Movies aren't as super-popular as they were before.

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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

DirectCast 07.05.2006

Ask A Ninja #23: "Ninternships"
Buzz Out Loud - 07.05.06 - Rocketbust
Om and Niall PodSessions - 07.05.06
Mobile Today Podcast #64

Monday, July 03, 2006

News 07.03.2006

- I've been playing with the new mp3 flash player in Bloglines recently, and I was surprised to find that it works relatively well on the 770. It uses a lot of memory on the device, but it plays songs and podcasts pretty smoothly none the less.

After playing some tunes and a podcast, I realized that the built-in RSS reader on the 770 should have this feature (or at least an option in the application's settings to enable/disable it). At the moment, If you want to stream an mp3 and you are in the RSS reader, the link opens up a browser window first and pop-up to save/open the file. Then, if you open the file it opens up the audio player. That's three applications that are using up precious memory and CPU resources.

DirectCast 07.03.2006

TWiT 60: A Series of Tubes
Diggnation Ep.52 - 06.29.06

Saturday, July 01, 2006

3pm Injection [14]

We've got some tunes to celebrate this 4th of July with coming real soon as well as other great music to keep your ears happy. Enjoy the fireworks everyone.

3pm: "A music buffet"
Busdriver - Unemployed Black Astronaut
Clipse feat. Pharrell - Mr. Me Too
Fabolous - It's My Party
Harddrive - Bybass
John Legend - Ordinary People

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