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DJ Earworm Remix 2011

I would like to recognize ‘DJ Earworm‘ for several consecutive years making wonderful music remixes of that years best selling songs. The mashups are of wonderful quality, and you can tell he has put some serious time into this. If you have not seen the 2011 video yet I highly recommend you view it.

For this year (2011) he combined the following songs into one:

Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Adele – Someone Like You
Black Eyed Peas – Just Can’t Get Enough
Bruno Mars – Grenade
Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song
Britney Spears – Till The World Ends
Cee Lo Green – F* You
Enrique Iglesias – Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You)
Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks
Jennifer Lopez – On The Floor
Jeremih feat. 50 cent – Down On Me
Katy Perry – Firework
Katy Perry – E.T.
Katy Perry – Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)
Lady Gaga – Born This Way
LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem
LMFAO – Sexy and I Know It
Lupe Fiasco – The Show Goes On
Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger
Nicki Minaj – Super Bass
OneRepublic – Good Life
Pink – Raise Your Glass
Pitbull – Give Me Everything
Rihanna – S&M
Rihanna – We Found Love

 

Corsair New Gaming Hardware

Corsair is a brand which creates hardware for gamers. Hardware such as mice, keyboards and more. They have rolled out a whole new line of products. The Vengeance K60 and Vengeance K90 gaming keyboards and the Vengeance M60 and Vengeance M90 laser gaming mice and all clad in aluminum, with the K Series aimed at first-person shooter loyalists and the Ms aimed at general people. The K90, K60, M90 and M60 will go for $129, $109, $79 and $69 in order of mention.

Jawbone Refund

Jawbone’s CEO Hosain Rahman has published a blog post stating his deepest regrets for some of the issues the Jawbone Up has been having. Users have experienced the band not holding a charge or bricking completely. To make up for the problems, Jawbone is launching a return program December 9th that will allow users to get a refund for the product and even keep it — no questions asked. That’s right, you’re getting the Jawbone Up for free if you’ve already purchased it. The refund program will be located here. Jawbone has also decided to halt sales of the band.

Last week, it was reviewed and gave it a pretty positive score, since ours hadn’t broken. The band gave us great results when it came to tracking our daily steps and sleep patterns. But for the customers who bought the band and saw that it was breaking, it was far from worth the $99. Luckily, Jawbone was exchanging defective bands.

CEO Rahman cites the issues with the band were specific capacitors in the power system that wouldn’t let the Up hold a charge for long at all.

Think Geek

THINK GEEK is a wonderful store nerds and geeks like you and me. They have things from Wi-Fi t-shirts to other crazy but very cool objects. ThinkGeek has a nice assortment of gadgets, gizmos, toys and more. I have ordered from them a few times, and I must say that their customer services is great. They are a great store to checkout in your spare time.

http://www.thinkgeek.com

Minecraft Comes To Mobile Devices

TODAY Minecraft was released to iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch. This is the official Minecraft app. The price that is being charged is $6.99. To view the App Preview, please follow this link http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id479516143?mt=8.

E-Reader Sales Expected To Sky Rocket

An article from Gigaom.

Sales of dedicated e-readers aren’t growing as fast as those of tablets, but are still expected to nearly triple in the next five years. Juniper Research estimated on Tuesday that 67 million e-reader devices will be sold in 2016, as compared to 25 million this calendar year. That may pale in comparison to the 55.2 million tablet sales forecast for 2011 by Juniper — especially when e-books can be read on tablets — but the e-reader market is still showing solid growth.

I’ve been reading e-books since 2003: back in the days when the PDA, or Personal Digital Assistant, was a pre-cursor to the smartphones of today. Between that history, my own observations and hundreds of reader comments on the topic over the years, there are at least five reasons I can think of that e-readers are here to stay and grow over the coming years, as Juniper says.

  1. E-ink displays are still preferred by many and will keep improving. Although some people don’t feel eye-strain from traditional LCD screens, e-Ink is easier for some to read on. The annoying flash between page views has been reduced over the past few years and will likely get better in the future. We may even have color e-ink screens that would be useful for magazine content.
  2. Prices have fallen and may continue to drop. It’s almost hard to believe that the first Kindle four years ago debuted at $399. Amazon has improved the device, expanded the line, and added a touch-screen version. Yet, consumers can now have a basic Kindle for as little as $79 (see our recent review here), and by this time next year, it could be even cheaper. Even if Amazon holds the price at $79 for future Kindles, it’s an impulse buy for quite a large group of consumers.
  3. Ability to focus on a single task. Nearly every tablet available today is capable of reading digital content thanks to software options. Indeed, it’s the software that makes tablets so desirable: With just a small download, the device can do some new task. But e-readers are generally single-purpose devices allowing people to simply read and not worry about e-mails, social networks, app notifications or other activities that take away from the experience of curling up with a good book.
  4. Battery life is king. Owing to the e-Ink displays, standalone e-readers have run times measured in weeks and months, not hours or days like tablets. I don’t expect that to change for either e-readers or tablets in the next few years. The convenience of not having to worry if your e-reader has juice is big selling point, and adds to the desirable simplicity of the device.
  5. Size matters. Obviously, you can read e-books on a large tablet, and many choose to do so. But reading a book for any extended time on a 9- or 10-inch tablet gets tiring — especially if you hold the device while reading, just as you would a traditional book. E-readers are smaller, lighter and more portable than traditional tablets, and even than many books.
Since this week is the launch of both Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet — both being hybrids between standalone e-readers and traditional tablets — which is just right for you? Is it e-Ink all the way, a larger tablet, or something in between for reading e-books?

How To Activate Facebook’s Timeline Beta

My last post told you about Timeline, and what it would look like. In this post I found a video that shows you how to activate the Bera on Facebook incase you are anxious to try it out.

Modern Warfare 3 Sets New Record

Modern Warfare 3, the latest installment in Activision’s juggernaut shooter franchise, has set a new entertainment industry record for the biggest product launch of all time, selling 6.5 million copies in the U.S. and U.K. in its first 24 hours and earning $400 million in the process. That tops the $360 million Call of Duty: Black Ops made last year in its first 24 hours and the $310 million Modern Warfare 2 took in during its first day in 2009.

“We believe the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is the biggest entertainment launch of all time in any medium, and we achieved this record with sales from only two territories,” said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. “Other than Call of Duty, there has never been another entertainment franchise that has set opening day records three years in a row.”

Analysts expect Modern Warfare 3 to sell nearly 20 million units by the end of the calendar year, generating roughly $1.2 billion in revenue. Black Ops cracked the $1 billion mark in six months.

Pre-orders for the game were also the biggest on record, and given that the last two installments of Modern Warfare previously held the launch record, this achievement isn’t exactly a shocking one.

It’s still notable, though, given the competition Modern Warfare 3 faces this year from EA’s Battlefield 3, which sold 5 million copies in its first week. Some also thought Call of Duty’s numbers could be hampered by lingering negative feeling among core gamers following the abrupt dismissal of series creators Jason West and Vince Zampella after the release of Modern Warfare 2.

Both factors put Modern Warfare 3 under the microscope, but the success of the game certainly backs up what analysts have been saying all along: Most players are more concerned about the game, rather than the developers behind it. And with so many people buying a copy, even those who held a grudge or resented the game because of its success, still purchased (and will likely purchase) the game so they can play with the people on their friends list.

“Call of Duty is more than a game,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “It’s become a major part of the pop cultural landscape. It is a game that core enthusiasts love, but that also consistently draws new people into the medium.”

Activision also announced that they’ve donated $3 million of the game’s sales to the Call of Duty Endowment, a non-profit corporation that seeks to provide job placement and training for veterans.

The Internet Died For About 30 Seconds

MANY people have been getting reports that the Internet — yes, the Internet — died for a brief period of time across the country.

We have heard reports that the Internet went out in Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Raleigh, N.C., Dallas, several cities in the Midwestern United States and New York so far.

One customer said he was disconnected during the course of a phone call with Time Warner and called back to hear an odd message stating calls could not be completed at the time.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/weird-the-internet-just-died-for-about-30-seconds-around-the-country-2011-11#ixzz1d4xFi0vt

MANY people have been getting reports that the Internet — yes, the Internet — died for a brief period of time across the country.

We have heard reports that the Internet went out in Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Raleigh, N.C., Dallas, several cities in the Midwestern United States and New York so far.

One customer said he was disconnected during the course of a phone call with Time Warner and called back to hear an odd message stating calls could not be completed at the time.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/weird-the-internet-just-died-for-about-30-seconds-around-the-country-2011-11#ixzz1d4xFi0vt

Are NetBooks In School Worth The Money?

I found this wonderful article from The Journal.

PUSHING a netbook program in a school setting these days is a bit like suggesting the purchase of an external modem or analog surveillance camera. Sure, it might work, but aren’t the technologies a bit dated? Besides, the lackadaisical laptop computing experience offered by the typical netbook no longer seems to be enough; users want the intrigue of smartphones or tablet computing.

So what could netbooks possibly offer a district that some other gadget wouldn’t be better at? Try this: addressing basic computing needs and providing access to the web at a price that’s hard to beat. As long as wireless internet access is available, there are no extra service fees required. Netbooks have a screen size larger than a smartphone and a keyboard that’s more familiar than a pad or tablet.

Those are the lures that drew Wentzville School District in Missouri, now in the process of preparing for a 900-netbook rollout to freshman English students in the spring semester. Technology Director Richard Wilson specifically chose Acer Aspire One netbooks because the district has had a good experience with the machines in mobile and science class labs. “They’ve been really solid and come with a two-year manufacturer’s warranty, which is a big thing,” he says.

The district was afforded the luxury of buying the netbooks thanks to an anonymous $500,000 donation earmarked for instructional technology. The unexpected gift replaced funding already set aside to purchase interactive whiteboards for classrooms and digital e-books for school libraries. So the budget was redirected to the district’s 1-to-1 netbook initiative, which may be powered in part by cloud-based versions of Moodle for course management and Google Apps for Educationfor collaboration and e-mail.

Wilson admits there was a “lot of discussion” about the relative merits of netbooks and tablets. The former won out during the first two years of the program because of “the familiarity and comfort level” district staff and teachers have with the mini-laptop device. Price mattered too: Wilson expects to pay between $200 and $300 per netbook; most of the tablets his district has evaluated were more than $500. “Right now, with the resources we have, the netbooks just made more sense. Then, in a few more years, we’ll make the transition to the tablets.”

Affordability was also a factor at Coleman Tech Charter High School in San Diego. This year-old school is almost entirely cloud-based. At the start of the school year, says Assistant Principal Neil McCurdy, each student receives a netbook, which, like at Wentzville, is an Acer Aspire One. “Because of the price of [these] now, we can just give the kids a computer when they enroll in the school, and it’s theirs to keep as long as they graduate from Coleman Tech,” he explains. By then, he adds, “Those computers will be devalued anyway. We won’t be able to use them for anything else.”

Amazon Increase Production On Fire

AMAZON is boosting production of its Kindle Fire tablet, thanks to immense pre-order demand. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said the company is “increasing capacity and building millions more than we’d already planned.”

The Kindle Fire is Amazon’s first Android tablet device; the device launches Nov. 15 and costs $199. It’s not the most tricked-out tablet — it ships with just 8GB of memory (and no expandable memory), no camera, and no 3G, but its sub-$200 price tag and the fact that it runs Android (albeit Android 2.3) appears to be more than enough to get people riled up.

Amazon has high hopes for the upcoming holiday season. According to Bezos, “Sept. 28 was the biggest order day ever for Kindle, even bigger than previous holiday peak days.”

“In the three weeks since launch, orders for electronic ink Kindles are double the previous launch,” Bezos said in a statement. In addition to the Kindle Fire, Amazon also introduced the Kindle Touch 3G, which sells for $149; the Kindle Touch, priced at $99; and the Kindle, which retails for $79.

Tablets are expected to be a hot item this holiday season. According to a recent report by the Consumer Electronics Association, everybody wants a tablet for Christmas. In fact, tablets are second only to clothes on adults’ holiday wish lists, and first on adults’ holiday consumer electronics wish lists.

After tablets on the consumer electronics wish list, people want laptops, TVs, e-readers, and video game consoles. After tablets on the overall list of gifts, people are looking for laptops, peace/happiness, and money.

The association said consumers plan to spend, on average, $246 on electronics gifts this season — and with the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet, that’s actually a doable price.

Amazon also released its third-quarter earnings report Tuesday afternoon. According to the report, Amazon’s sales are up 44 percent to $10.88 billion. However, net income is down 73 percent to $63 million, compared to $268 million in the third quarter of 2010.

October 25, 2011 | by Rachel Cericola

Attention Walmart shoppers! Walmart wants to make sure that you get all of the electronics on your holiday wishlist, and maybe even a few extras that you didn’t budget.

That’s right; you could actually end up with a few extra bucks to spend. The mega-retailer is offering to match the price of its competitors, with its Christmas Price Guarantee.

That means once you buy that HDTV, Blu-ray player or other electronic device at Walmart, feel free to keep bargain shopping. If you find that purchased item for less elsewhere, you don’t have to be a Scrooge about it; Walmart will refund you the difference.

Just know that the item needs to be identical, all the way down to the size and color.

Don’t start running out to stores just yet. The Christmas Price Guarantee is only valid on purchases made from November 1 through December 25.

To get the guarantee, you’ll need to go into Walmart with your original receipt, as well as the competitor’s printed ad. Once they check everything out, they will issue you a Walmart gift card for the difference.

Walmart also plans to offer Christmas Layaway, as well as free shipping specials, and free shipping via Site to Store.

“The greatest gift we can give our customers this holiday is great low prices on the things they want most,” explained Duncan Mac Naughton, chief merchandising officer for Walmart U.S. “Walmart is easing shopping stress this Christmas by allowing customers to shop when and how they want, all while guaranteeing low prices through the entire holiday season.”

If you’re already plotting and scheming your holiday shopping, you can find out more about this offer in the video below.

Wal-Mart Will Match Prices

October 25, 2011 | by Rachel Cericola

Attention Walmart shoppers! Walmart wants to make sure that you get all of the electronics on your holiday wishlist, and maybe even a few extras that you didn’t budget.

That’s right; you could actually end up with a few extra bucks to spend. The mega-retailer is offering to match the price of its competitors, with its Christmas Price Guarantee.

That means once you buy that HDTV, Blu-ray player or other electronic device at Walmart, feel free to keep bargain shopping. If you find that purchased item for less elsewhere, you don’t have to be a Scrooge about it; Walmart will refund you the difference.

Just know that the item needs to be identical, all the way down to the size and color.

Don’t start running out to stores just yet. The Christmas Price Guarantee is only valid on purchases made from November 1 through December 25.

To get the guarantee, you’ll need to go into Walmart with your original receipt, as well as the competitor’s printed ad. Once they check everything out, they will issue you a Walmart gift card for the difference.

Walmart also plans to offer Christmas Layaway, as well as free shipping specials, and free shipping via Site to Store.

“The greatest gift we can give our customers this holiday is great low prices on the things they want most,” explained Duncan Mac Naughton, chief merchandising officer for Walmart U.S. “Walmart is easing shopping stress this Christmas by allowing customers to shop when and how they want, all while guaranteeing low prices through the entire holiday season.”

If you’re already plotting and scheming your holiday shopping, you can find out more about this offer in the video below.

Animated History of the iPhone

I found this great animated video that shows the history of the iPhone. Along with showing the iPhone and its history, it also shows other amazing facts about the worlds first computers, phones, etc. I highly recommend  that you watch it.