Friday, October 28, 2005

Xbox 360 at Wal-Mart

My local Wal-Mart has the xbox 360 out on display. Well it is behind glass and you can't play it. No games are in sight. And the 360 was in preview mode. But it was my first time to see it in person. I also believe they had the wired controller hooked up to it. I guess they have not figured out what to do with the wireless controller yet.

Uupdate: Here are some pictures of the xbox 360 at a EB Games Store. My Wal-Mart does not have anything like these setup. Ours was behind glass where they sell the games and there was one controller.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Xbox 360 demoed for first time on Channel 9

Robert Scoble from Microsoft and channel 9 got to video Larry Hrybe showing off the xbox 360 to MVPs. Larry was unable to show any games. But the video is cool anyway. Here is another video of Larry Hryb showing off to the MVPs.

Monday, October 24, 2005

CommandN #19

Amber, Mike, and Jeff have released commandN #19. They have new music and graphics. In this episode they talk about:

- Aperture
- Digital Life
- Unfreeze Your iPod
- Amber Mac
- Electronic Frontier Foundation
- Mozilla's Firefox
- Free Usability Advice
- World Usability Day
- Creative Zen Vision


Friday, October 21, 2005

iLounge launches Konfabulator widget

The free Konfabulator widget provides quick access to iLounge news stories, reviews, and FAQs. The widget also lets you easily search the site forums.

Hotmail “Kahuna”

I’m beta testing the new hotmail code named “Kahuna“. It has a very clean and easy interface. It looks better than the old hotmail. It is setup almost like Outlook. You have 3 windows. And you can view your mail in the 3rd window without leaving the page. I like that alot. I however do not like that they have 2 large ads at the top and on the right. The one on the right is messing up the view of HTML mail. There is no way to resize or scroll the message window. That or I have not found it yet.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

I’m posting this entry using Flock. Also if you download and install flock you do not need a invite to join

Wednesday, October 19, 2005


I sold my 3rd Gen. 15 GB iPod to a friend tonight. I am so happy that I don’t have to deal with ebay seller fees now. I probably will be getting my new iPod next month. I still have to decide on what color to get.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

New iPod

I’m getting the new iPod with video. I haven’t ordered one yet. I have to sell my 3rd gen. 15 GB on ebay first. And I had to buy a new pair of earbuds to sell with it. I just can’t sell an iPod without earbuds. I will have my shuffle to listen to when my iPod sells. I also have Quicktime Pro now to convert movies to the new iPod format. I am also going to have to buy a USB 2.0 card for my computer. The main reason I want a new iPod is because of the color screen. It is just cool. I don’t really see me using the video function alot. But it is cool. I can’t wait.

Videora iPod Converter

I bought quicktime pro on a whim. I did not know that you could not convert other formats with it. And when I tried to convert a large vidcast file it took forever. Today I was reading and found Videora iPod Converter. This program is very cool. It converted a 124MB XviD file under 10 minutes. And the quality is not bad at all. So if you don’t want to buy quicktime pro and you are looking for an easy way to convert other formats that will work on the iPod then download this program. Update: Does not support .m4v Update 2: Does not look like this program is going to work with the iPod on converting video to play on it. You have to use Quicktime Pro anyway.

Blog Moved

I moved my blog over here:

Monday, October 17, 2005

CommandN #18 released

Amber and Mike talk about the new iPod, iTunes 6, iMac G5, Yahoo Podcast, and Google Reader. Look for new graphics
and animation in the next episode. It looks cool guys. [Watch Here]

Sunday, October 16, 2005


I turned off comments. And I removed one person from my blogroll. He won't have to worry about anyone coming from my blog to his blog now. Update: Tags have been removed.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Friday, October 14, 2005

One More Thing...Again

Apple Computer is once again gathering the press together as it rolls out new innovations. The latest invitation-only event will be held in New York City on October 19, 2005 []

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Video: Leo Laporte on Showbiz Tonight

Leo Laporte discussing the new video iPod on Showbiz Tonight.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Watch the "One More Thing..." Special Event Video!

Apple is now streaming the One More Thing... special event, featuring the new iPod and updated iMac. Enjoy! [digg]

Big Apple Day

- Apple Announces iTunes 6 With 2,000 Music Videos, Pixar Short Films & Hit TV Shows.
iTunes 6, the next generation of the worlds most popular music jukebox and online music store, lets fans purchase and download over 2,000 music videos and six short films from Academy Award-winning Pixar Animation Studios for just $1.99 each.

- Apple Introduces the New iMac G5 with built in iSight Camera
The new iMac G5 features a built-in iSight video camera for out-of-the-box video conferencing and Apples new breakthrough Front Row media experience.

- Apple Unveils the New iPod
The new iPod, featuring a gorgeous 2.5-inch color screen, can display album artwork and photos, as well as play stunning video including music videos, video podcasts, home movies and television shows.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Yahoo Blog Search Launched

Yahoo released a blog search product tonight. Yahoo has integrated the blog search into Yahoo News. The blog search results are in the side-bar on the right.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Gada.Be Meta Search Engine Launches

Chris Pirillo has launched a metasearch service called It also has integrated support.

Yahoo Launches Podcasting Site

Today Yahoo launched their podcasting website. You can subscribe to my podcast here.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Star Wars Dodge Viper on Ebay

Someone is selling a 2005 Dodge Viper on ebay that has a nice Star Wars paint job. [digg]

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Video: SUV crashes into a police car

This SUV crashes head on with this police car that is on the side of the road. The police officer is ok.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

One More Thing

Apple to hold special event next week on October 12th.

Monday, October 03, 2005

CommandN Episode #17

Amber and Mike have released show #17. In this show they talk about:

- J!NX
- iPod Nano
- invisible Shield for Nano
- Ultra-soft Micro-Chamois cloths
- iPod Subway Maps
- The Adventures of Tom Cruise and Spork
- Audioblog
- How to build a 10-minute podcast
- Phil Torrone's Blog
- Phil Torrone's Flickr Sets
- Make Magazine
- Digital Web Magazine
- Site Planning Article
- Jeff's new blog

And alot more here.