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Watch Free Television From Your Computer….Its True!!!

Posted by Dresonic on May 23, 2007

Have you ever thought of doing something with out paying for it…??? Well of course you do, you’re only from earth where life is hard and there is a short on money!!! Well dresonic got you covered. I have used crappy services in the past to try and bypass the inevitable which is of course watching TV in the hall or on my brand new iphone…ok maybe I went over board with the iphone thing but point being I wanted a way to stop watching TV on TV on start watching in the leisure of my comfy chair. Enough pussyfooting around let mi get to the point.

For Free TV try  TVU its a free download which is one of the better ones i’ve seen. Channels include SPike TV, COmedy CEntral, SCI-FI and Nickalonean to name a few.

For TV on demand get JOOST which is almost open to the public and is also a free download. You will need an invite, you can email me if you need one im giving them away for free.

For the JAMAICANS who want to watch TVJ and CVM TV email me and I will send a link to you.

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Take Ubuntu for a non-invasive test drive with Wubi

Posted by Dresonic on May 9, 2007

Windows only: Wubi is a Windows-based Ubuntu Linux installer that lets you run the OS on your Windows XP box–no partitions, bootloaders or Live CDs required.

Wubi appears to be an evolved, community-supported version of the Ubuntu Windows installer prototype we looked at a while back. Just run the executable, reboot, and choose Ubuntu from the boot menu that appears. Like a Live CD, Wubi makes no changes to your system but affords full access to your hardware and comes with a robust suite of Linux apps and utilities (the same stuff that comes with Ubuntu).

Wubi is beta, but it worked fine on my XP system and uninstalled without a hitch. Some users will undoubtedly prefer the Live CD approach to Linux test-driving, but this saves you having to burn a CD and affords a more permanent Linux presence–if that’s what you want. Wubi is free; it requires Windows XP

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Sun Tells Java Plans

Posted by Dresonic on May 9, 2007

 

Sun Microsystems, which continues to plan for upgrades to the core Java platform, announced at its JavaOne conference in San Francisco that Java Standard Edition (SE) 7 will feature a “superpackage” capability for improved distribution of small pieces of software.

The capability will overcome an obstacle in the current software distribution format in Java, said Bob Brewin, chief technical officer in the Sun software group. The current format is out of date and does not permit distributing smaller bits of software or creation and distribution of collections, he said. “[Superpackaging] allows for more efficient distribution of Java applications as well as updates,” Brewin said. Java SE 7 is anticipated next year.

Also on the agenda is modularization of the GlassFish Java application server in Version 3 of the system. This would allow for its use in applications such as embedded systems, Brewin said. The application server could be deployed in a device such as a PDA, where users could work with an application such as a calendar to make appointments and then re-synchronize with the network system later.

“The major breakthrough is it allows you to do things without necessarily having to be connected,” said Brewin.

Sun also touted technology referred to as Mobile Services SOA, which features a framework to integrate network services such as location and identity and link them to Web services such as weather reports and stock quotes. Applications would be deployed on devices.

Brewin reiterated that Sun’s new JavaFX technology, featuring a new runtime that enables deployment of visual applications from the desktop to devices, will be expanded beyond the current JavaFX Mobile, for deployment on phones.

“I do expect that there will be other [deployments]. For instance, I can easily see that we will release runtime systems for set-top boxes” or in-dash displays in cars, Brewin said. JavaFX Mobile is built on top of a Linux kernel, he said.

Sun’s JavaFX Mobile features technology acquired when the company bought SavaJe last month.

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Beta Testing For Joost Available But Not To Public

Posted by Dresonic on April 21, 2007

Joost is a new way of watching TV on the internet, which uses new and established technologies to provide the best of both the internet and TV worlds. We’re in the process of making it as TV-like as we can, with programmes, channels and adverts. You can also see some things that we think will enhance the TV experience: searching for programmes and channels, for example, as well as social features like chat. There are many more new features to come in future Joost releases.

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Adobe announces a Flash-based Media Player

Posted by Dresonic on April 16, 2007

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It looks like Adobe is looking at getting a slice of the desktop media player pie, but they insist that they are playing on neutral ground. Adobe has just entered into the market with a flash based media player that is plainly not aimed at competing.

The Adobe Media Player (formerly Philo) will work both online and on the desktop without a web browser using the Flash platform. The player has a flash based video playback and includes a number of social features like tagging, rating, and sharing videos with contacts. It can be branded, tracked and monetized as well as protection for the content that is embedded.

The Media Player, of course, runs off of Adobes new Apollo rich internet application development platform that Adobe has been trying to push on users recently, and works with both Mac and PC operating systems

The launch date is scheduled for a late spring beta release, and it is rumored that 90% of major media companies are testing the Adobe Media Player.

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Adobe releases preview versions of After Effects CS3 and Premiere Pro CS3

Posted by Dresonic on April 16, 2007

Let the fun begin! Adobe has released preview versions of After Effects CS3 and Premiere Pro CS3. This should give you something to play with until the final products ship “mid-summer”.

The After Effects preview is available to licensed users of After Effects 7, Production Studio, Video Bundle or Web Bundle. You will need to provide your AE7, Production Studio or Bundle serial number in order to get an After Effects CS3 preview serial number. If you don’t own any of the required products, you can check out the software for 2 days before it self destructs. The preview is available as a Universal Binary for Mac and XP/Vista platforms.

The Premiere Pro preview is available for Intel Macs and XP/Vista platforms. Sorry PowerPC users, there are no plans for a version of Premiere Pro for you. I don’t see any license restriction on this preview so it looks like anyone can give it a whirl. There is a big gotcha if you are running Mac OS 10.4.9. DV Capture will not be functional, and that’s kinda a big deal. Adobe is working with Apple to resolve this problem, but if you want to capture DV with the preview version, Adobe recommends you reinstall the OS using your original system discs, then update to 10.4.8. No thank you.

Remember, these are preview versions so if you get into trouble there is no tech support. As a Premiere Pro to Final Cut Pro switcher, I’m curious how Premiere’s entry back into the Mac world will play out.

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MXPLAY-a sweet media player that does more than just play music!!!

Posted by Dresonic on April 16, 2007

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MXPlay is a sweet new website that allows you find new music and other streaming media for free and bookmark your favorite songs. It’s going to be the new hotness, so you should click these links and check it out!

I know this player will never replace my winamp or even my jetaudio but i think its worth a try. So Sonics give it a try and let me know what you think.

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Windows Vista Launched Today!!!

Posted by Dresonic on January 30, 2007

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Windows Vista is officially in stores today, but before you plunk down your hard-earned cash, make sure you’re getting what you expect. With Vista’s ability to adjust its features based on the hardware it’s on, CNET reports:

Customers who pay about $233 for an upgrade copy of Vista Ultimate (or about $399 for the full version), for instance, could essentially end up running the equivalent of Vista Home Basic ($100 to $199) if Vista’s installation software finds that the computer doesn’t have the hardware to run specific Ultimate features optimally.

If you’re upgrading your existing PC, while it’s not foolproof, give your computer a once-through with the Vista Upgrade Advisor. The checker doesn’t tell you whether or not the swanky Vista features like Aero or BitLocker will work on your machine, so buying from a retailer who will back a return on the OS – like PCs for Everyone – will get you a little extra insurance. Read the rest of this entry »

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