Archive for February, 2008

Komando’s Q&A: Alter photos with green screens (USA Today)

Question: I would like to learn more about green screen technology. I'd like to take some pictures of my kids. Then I want to change the background of the photographs. I've never done this. Can you help? [News Source]

MS lowered Vista specs to sell Intel tech (MacNN)

Microsoft knowingly lowered the requirements for Windows Vista to help Intel sell more low-cost chipsets, disclosed company e-mail has revealed. Further searches as part of an investigation into misleading Vista Capable stickers has revealed a message by executive John Kalkman which complains of bending the minimum specifications to allow certain ... [News Source]

Features and Case Studies (ZDNet Australia)

Not ready for a Vista laptop? Simply want to stick to good old XP? Here are your options on the market. Investors may be panicking, but Seagate CEO Bill Watkins says business and tech trends paint a different picture than the one on CNBC. [News Source]

Features and Case Studies (ZDNet Australia)

A flaw in the software that handles fonts for the desktop interface on Solaris-based workstations and servers could leave the computers open to attack, according to security experts. [News Source]

iPhone GO suffers EDGE outage, AT&T fixes problem [U] (MacNN)

An EDGE network outage that seems to be based around pre-paid AT&T iPhone GO clients is on its fifth day today, leaving many without mobile internet access. According to Scott Kleinberg of iPhone, Therefore I Blog, users have been experiencing intermittent success surrounded by failure to access the EDGE network. Several have reported switching to ... [News Source]

Google opens AdSense to web videos (MacNN)

Google today expanded its AdSense web service to include AdSense for video, one of the first large-scale ad revenue systems for web-based footage. The feature allows videos from YouTube to either embed ads in the videos themselves or to use the company's overlay system to put text ads on top that change based on the video and its surroundings: ads... [News Source]

Creative prepping Wi-Fi ZEN Share player? (MacNN)

Creative will finally join companies such as Apple and Microsoft in offering a wireless music player, say some reported insiders privy to the details. Purportedly named the ZEN Share, the device will use Wi-Fi for its network connection. Most details are unavailable, though the name directly points to a sharing ability likely based on that of the... [News Source]

Apple cuts price of iPod Shuffle by 40 percent (BetaNews)

Responding to market changes, Apple on Tuesday dropped the price of its entry-level iPod by $30. [News Source]

Borders(R) Celebrates Grand Opening of its First Concept Store Feb. 22 – Feb. 24 at New Lohr Rd. Site in Ann Arbor (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Borders will celebrate the grand opening of its first nationwide concept store beginning Friday, Feb. 22 through Sunday, Feb. 24 at its new store in Ann Arbor located at the intersection of Lohr Road and Ann Arbor-Saline Road in the Waters Place shopping center. [News Source]

Apple intros 2GB iPod shuffle, drops 1GB to $49 (MacNN)

Apple today introduced a 2GB iPod shuffle while quietly slashing the price of the 1GB model to $49, dropping the price of the device while simultaneously offering more capacities. Both sizes are available in all colors; the 1GB model should be available immediately through the online Apple Store, while the 2GB model ships later this month. The ch... [News Source]