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CHECK OUT THE NEW BLACKBERRY BOLD 9000 RIMARKABLE!!!

Posted by Dresonic on June 11, 2008

What can I say but totally, RIMarkable…

Specs:

  • Family will include HSDPA and EV-DO versions (including an AWS-capable 1700MHz version).
  • 480 x 320 display
  • 625MHz CPU, 1GB internal flash memory
  • 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 (with A2Dp), GPS, MicroSDHC
  • 480 x 320 video recording, photo geotagging
  • 4.5 x 2.6 x 0.55-inches, 4.7 ounces
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Posted in Blackberry, Entertainment, Games, Music, New Stuff, Smartphone, Technology, The Web | 10 Comments »

New Hit Single from Rugu Nation – Versatyle & Price

Posted by Dresonic on April 21, 2008

Posted in Bob Marley, Bounty Killa, Caribbean, Damian Marley, Dance, Dancehall, Download, Downloads, Entertainment, Food, Hip Hop, International, Jamaica, Lifestyle, Montego Bay, Music, News, Reggae, Reggae Boyz, Reggae Sumfest, Social, St. Elizabeth, Stephen Marley, Technology, Uncategorized, Videos, Western Jamaica, Youths | Comments Off on New Hit Single from Rugu Nation – Versatyle & Price

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.

Posted in Movies, PC, Software, Technology, The Web, Videos, Windows | 267 Comments »

Inside Apple: Stomping on Vista; iPhone Launch Crisis

Posted by Dresonic on May 10, 2007

With roughly one month to go, speculation is ramping up concerning the announcements Apple will make at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). The company confirmed in early May that CEO Steve Jobs will once again deliver the keynote address at what has become Apple’s major mid-year platform for launching products. Think Secret sources report Apple will announce an official ship date for the iPhone at WWDC—some time in the second half of June—and the company is expected to start accepting pre-orders for the hotly anticipated item following the keynote on June 11.

n preparation for the release, sources report Cingular personnel have been conducting extensive network tests in each Apple retail store in an effort to ensure the iPhone is demonstrated in the best light possible.

Cingular, as the only U.S. carrier of the iPhone, is presumably performing network upgrades where necessary so that its service functions at the highest level possible in the stores. The company expects the iPhone to create “the biggest selling period [Cingular has] seen in a few years”, according to an internal memo circulated to employees that also noted no employee vacation requests would be approved from June 15 through July 15 to ensure adequate staff is on hand during the initial roll-out. The iPhone will only be available through the Apple Web site, Apple retail stores, and Cingular-owned retail stores, the companies have previous said. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Apple, iPhone, Steve Jobbs, Technology | 2 Comments »

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

Posted in Software, Technology, Ubuntu | 1 Comment »

Good Processor Prices!!!!!!!

Posted by Dresonic on May 9, 2007

 

With Intel’s recent price reduction I figured it was a good time to show you a couple of placed where you can buy the processors cheap. The prices compared to two weeks ago have dropped a little again.

And they are really cheap aren’t they ? Check out the E6600 (really magnificent perfomance!) for 224 USD. The E6700 is now priced at the old E6600 level, roughly 320 bucks. Core 2 Quad then E6600 … 529 USD !

Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 Dual Core Processor for $188.00

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Dual Core Processor for $224.00

Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 Dual Core Processor for $318.00

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Dual Core Processor for $529.00

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Quad Core Processor for $967.00

BTW if you click on the prices you go to the store directly and can check stock, at the time of writing all CPUs where on stock.

With Intel’s aggressive pricing on the new CPUs AMD could only do one thing .. drop their prices as well. They did recently and are much more competitive now. Did you know you can pick up the AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Dual Core Processor for merely 229 USD ? Let me put some prices in an overview for you.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Dual Core Processor for $229.00

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ Dual-Core Processor for $174.00

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Dual Core Processor for $129.00

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Dual Core Processor for $118.00

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Dual Core Processor for $97.90

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Dual Core Processor for $59.00

You click on the prices you go to the store directly and can check stock, at the time of writing all CPUs where on stock. Whatever your choice is .. now is definitely a good time to pick up a new CPU.

Posted in Gaming, PC, Technology | 1 Comment »

Comcast CEO shows off super quick modem

Posted by Dresonic on May 9, 2007

The cost of modems that would support the technology, called “channel bonding,” is “not that dissimilar to modems today,” he told The Associated Press after a demonstration at The Cable Show. It could be available “within less than a couple years,” he said.

The new cable technology is crucial because the industry is competing with a speedy new offering called FiOS, a TV and Internet service that Verizon Communications Inc. is selling over a new fiber-optic network. The top speed currently available through FiOS is 50 megabits per second, but the network is already capable of providing 100 Mbps and the fiber lines offer nearly unlimited potential.

The technology, called DOCSIS 3.0, was developed by the cable industry’s research arm, Cable Television Laboratories. It bonds together four cable lines but is capable of allowing much more capacity. The laboratory said last month it expected manufacturers to begin submitting modems for certification under the standard by the end of the year.

In the presentation, ARRIS Group Inc. chief executive Robert Stanzione downloaded a 30-second, 300-megabyte television commercial in a few seconds and watched it long before a standard modem worked through an estimated download time of 16 minutes.

Stanzione also downloaded the 32-volume Encyclopaedia Britannica 2007 and Merriam-Webster’s visual dictionary in under four minutes, when it would have taken a standard modem three hours and 12 minutes.

“If you look at what just happened, 55 million words, 100,000 articles, more than 22,000 pictures, maps and more than 400 video clips,” Roberts said. “The same download on dial-up would have taken two weeks.”

Other cable industry executives, including Time Warner Inc. Chief Executive Richard Parsons, News Corp. President Peter Chernin and Viacom Inc. Chief Executive Philippe Dauman, cheered the demonstration during a panel afterward.

Brian Dietz, spokesman for the conference host, the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, said the demonstration was the key technological advance showcased at the conference.

“It’s an exponential step forward and we’re very excited,” Roberts said. “What consumers actually do with all this speed is up to the imagination of the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.”

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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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Mix up your photos with Mixercast

Posted by Dresonic on April 21, 2007

Mixercast is a web based application currently in alpha that allows you to take video, photos, and sound off of your computer or websites like YouTube and Flickr and create embeddable players to display them.

Creating your Mizercast is done much like creating a DVD in iDVD. You upload images into the designer and then drag and drop them where you want them to be in your MIxercast. There are tons of pre-made templates to choose from with places built-in for your media to be added. For advanced users theres a deisgner option taht gives you a little more control over your Mixercast deisgn than you get with a typical template.

The site will currently allow you to upload off of your computer, download pictures from a stock photo site, and record a video with your webcam, as well as upload video from from YouTube, MySpace, and Flickr with support for others like Facebook, Shutterfly, and eBay on the way.

Once you’re done creating your Mixercast you can email it to friends, post it directly to your MySpace Blogger or Meebo page, or take the embed code and embed it on your own webpage. If you have a lot of images to share this is a fun and easy way to do it.

Posted in Social, Technology, The Web | 1 Comment »

Google enters the video conferencing market

Posted by Dresonic on April 21, 2007

Marratech

Google has purchased Swedish video conferencing company Marratech, possibly with the goal of adding a video conferencing application to Google Pack or Google Apps.

Unlike several competing video conferencing applications, Marratech requires a desktop download. Clients are available for PC and Mac users. This would hardly be the first desktop application from Google, which already offers the Google Desktop search program and the Picasa picture organizing software.

But it would also be interesting to see Google tie video conferencing into its online office suite, allowing users to discuss documents, spreadsheets, and presentations all from a single web-based interface.

No word on when Google will launch its video conferencing application or how much it will resemble Marratech’s current offering.

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Library Thing – “Facebook for books”

Posted by Dresonic on April 21, 2007


If you’re a book lover, Library Thing is a useful tool to help you catalog your books online, write and read book reviews, see what other people like you may be reading and participate in book discussion threads. In a matter of a few minutes you can add books to your online catalog, tag ’em, and rate them using a star system. Based on your selections, you can then see who else shares your excellent taste in their own book arsenals. Think Facebook for books.

You can catalog up to 200 books for free and if you go beyond that you can get a paid account for $10 per year or $25 for a lifetime membership. There’s a little widget you can add to your blog, if you wish, which shows visitors what you’re reading. Library Thing is currently beta-testing LiveJournal and MySpace widgets.

Some other nice features include:

  • Import data from files and web pages. Supports Delicious Library, BookCollector, Amazon Wishlists.
  • Export all records as tab delimited text.
  • Mobile look-up – http://www.librarything.com/m/

Posted in Lifestyle, Social, Technology | 1 Comment »

Sony DVDs Not Working thanks to DRM

Posted by Dresonic on April 16, 2007

 

An anonymous reader writes:

“It seems that the most recent DVDs released by Sony — specifically Stranger Than Fiction, Casino Royale, and The Pursuit of Happyness — have some kind of ‘feature’ that makes them unplayable on many DVD players. This doesn’t appear to be covered by the major media yet, but this link to a discussion over at Amazon gives a flavor of the problems people are experiencing. A blogger called Sony and was told the problem is with the new copy protection scheme, and they do not intend to fix it. Sony says it’s up to the manufacturers to update their hardware.”

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Microsoft: XP SP3 is not cancelled

Posted by Dresonic on April 15, 2007

I’ve got to admit that I wouldn’t be surprised to see Microsoft table Service Pack (SP) 3 for Windows XP, as Windows expert Paul Thurrott claims the Redmondians have done.

“The company has completely abandoned Windows XP, and it has absolutely no plans to ever ship an XP SP3,” Thurrott posted to his Web site on April 6. “My guess is that Microsoft will do what it did with the final Windows 2000 Service Pack: Claim years later that it’s no longer needed and just ship a final security patch roll-up. This is the worst kiss-off to any Microsoft product I’ve ever seen, and you’d think the company would show a little more respect to its best-selling OS of all time.”

Last fall, Microsoft admitted that XP SP3 had slipped and was now a 2008 deliverable. If Microsoft were to go a step further and dump XP SP3, such a move wouldn’t be too shocking, especially given Redmond’s ongoing reticence to commit to Vista SP1 because service packs are passe.

I asked Microsoft for an official comment on Thurrott’s XP SP3 post and received the following response:

“SP3 for Windows XP Home Edition [and Professional] is currently plannedfor 1H CY2008. This date is preliminary,” said a Microsoft spokeswoman.

In other words: At least for now, Microsoft is sticking by the XP SP3 information on its product-lifecycle page.

Anyone else hearing SP3 will (or won’t) be a 2008 deliverable?

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Microsoft Redefines “Vista Capable”

Posted by Dresonic on April 15, 2007

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Microsoft originally described its Windows Vista Capable program as the following (all bold emphasis added by Seattle Times author):

“Through the Windows Vista Capable program, Windows XP-based PCs that are powerful enough to run Windows Vista are now available from leading PC manufacturers worldwide, including Acer Inc., Dell Inc., Fujitsu Limited, Gateway Inc., HP, Lenovo, NEC Corp., Sony Corp., Toshiba and more. The Windows Vista Capable logo is designed to assure customers that the PCs they buy today will be ready for an upgrade to Windows Vista and can run the core experiences of Windows Vista.”

Shortly following the news of the lawsuit, the explanation of the Windows Vista Capable program appeared to have changed to this:

“A new PC running Windows XP that carries the Windows Vista Capable PC logo can run Windows Vista. All editions of Windows Vista will deliver core experiences such as innovations in organizing and finding information, security, and reliability. All Windows Vista Capable PCs will run these core experiences at a minimum. Some features available in the premium editions of Windows Vista — like the new Windows Aero user experience — may require advanced or additional hardware.”

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20GB PS3 shot down ..

Posted by Dresonic on April 15, 2007

Sony Computer Entertainment America said on Wednesday that it would cease to ship the relatively affordable version of the PlayStation 3 game console into North American stores, as the demand towards the part was ten times lower compared to the more expensive flavour of the PS3.

Originally Sony released two versions of its game consoles in the USA and Japan in November, 2007, which cost about $499 and $599. While technologically the gaming machines were similar, the more affordable version contained 20GB hard disk drive (HDD), whereas the more advanced second one featured 60GB HDD, memory card reader and built-in Wi-Fi adapter. The lower-end one allowed customers in budget to play PlayStation 3 games, however, according to Sony, its clients still preffered the most advanced version of the console.

“At launch, we offered two separate models of PlayStation 3 to meet the diverse needs and interests of our PlayStation fan base. Initial retail demand in North America was upwards of ninety percent in favor of the 60GB SKU, so we manufactured and shipped-in accordingly. Due to the overwhelming demand for the 60GB model from both retailers and consumers, we have ceased offering the 20GB model here in North America. […] Based on retailer and consumer feedback, we have decided to focus our current efforts on the more popular 60GB model,” said Dave Karraker of Sony America said in an interview with Joystiq web-site. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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Ps3 vs 360

Posted by Dresonic on January 21, 2007

It can be disputed and even taken to court that the 360 has and edge over the slick and sexy Ps3 that has been a superstar for the makers and a hater for the consumers. No Really, forking out 20 bucks is hard enough to buy food at walmart much more buying a piece of plastic for $700 bucks. Sony wake up and smell the coffee or tea…what ever it is you guys over at sony are drinking wake up and smell it. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Bill Gates, Blue ray, Consoles, Microsoft, Playstation 3, Sony, Technology, Xbox 360 | 3 Comments »

Zune better than the iPod…

Posted by Dresonic on January 21, 2007

There is or should I say there was a rumor that was flying around the internet like super man claiming a position that was clearly irreclaimable by anything….any guess? Yes the iPod spot in the race of the portable players. Now there is still a rumor that is flying around that there is substantial evidence to this claim. “I laugh in the face of danger rrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!” sorry for the simba’s quote in the lion king but I do laugh. Anyways I guess it comes down to Bill vs Steve, so lets get ready to rumble!

Posted in Apple, Bill Gates, Ipod, Microsoft, Mp3, Portable Players, Steve Jobbs, Technology, Wma, Zune | 2 Comments »

Apple’s New iphone…..i what?!

Posted by Dresonic on January 19, 2007

Apple recently unveiled it’s iphone at one of the wolrd’s most outstanding tech shows : macwolrd. The rumor has been flying around for about 6 years if my memory stands correct, and now the myth is a reality. The hyped tech gadget boast and slick interface with customizable features, apple is really walking the line for their new flagship gadget. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in News, Technology | 6 Comments »