Monday, December 25, 2006

This blog has moved

Please go here to find my new blog: And please subscribe to my new blogs RSS feed. Thanks.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Google pays 1.65 Billion for YouTube!

Google Inc. said Monday it's buying No. 1 Internet video sharing Web site YouTube Inc. for $1.65 billion in stock. This is incredible! [digg]

Update: has a podcast with the audio from the conference call.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Revision3 website launched

Kevin Rose's Revision3 has finally re-launched with a new website and a couple of new shows. The new website is very simple and easy to navigate. One new show is called Pixel Perfect with Bert Monroy. There are a couple of other new shows. I have not checked them out yet.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Monday, August 28, 2006

Amber MacArthur leaving G4TechTV

Amber MacArthur has posted a short video explanation as well as a blog entry explaining her move from G4 Canada. [digg]

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Stargate SG-1 & Atlantis on iTunes

The 10th season of Stargate SG-1 and the 3rd season of Stargate Atlantis are now available on iTunes.  

Thursday, August 17, 2006

I know alot of you are probably laughing your head off now. But it is so much better than dial-up.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

TechTV Reborn as 'UndoTV'

Leo Laporte and Chris Pirillo are in the works of developing an on-line version of TechTV. [digg]

Monday, August 14, 2006

Google Preparing Major Upgrade To Blogger

Google is inviting people to use a new version of Blogger, one that makes some good behind-the-scenes fixes. The New Blogger uses Google Accounts, and will eventually let you migrate your current Blogger accounts over. Rather than generate HTML pages for everything, like Blogger now does, Blogger will run off a database, with a dynamic serving sys. [digg]

Update: My test blogger account is here.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

How do I try out the livecd of Ubuntu 6.06 without installing it? Do I click on Start or Install Ubuntu? Or do I just let the clock run down?

Update: I got my answer.

Yodel Anecdotal: The Yahoo! Corporate Blog

Get behind the scenes at Yahoo! by checking out Yodel Anecdotal, Yahoo's very own corporate blog. They ’ll cover emerging trends, profile interesting Yahoos, spotlight beloved users, sprinkle in some videos, podcasts and photo essays. The first post has a video tour of the Yahoo! campus. [digg]

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

YouTube? [Updated]

Should I remove all my videos that I have on I have moved most of them to beause the quality is better and they don't have a size limit. I have also noticed that my videos are getting more views over there. They don't however have a private video feature. I emailed them and they said that this is something they are looking into. They have serveral other features that are very cool. You can upload videos by a URL or RSS. You also have the choice to download the videos in the iPod or psp formats. I just don't like where YouTube is going. I really would like some feedback on this one.


Whoa! Meteor Crash

I wish that I could make stuff like this. A meteor crashes a few hundred feet from these guys, in the desert. Amazing. [digg]

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Star Trek XI in 2008

Looks like there is going to be a new Star Trek movie in 2008. And J.J. Abrams is one of the producers. J.J. also has the option to direct. From the poster it looks like it is going to be set in Captain Kirk's time period. I really do hope that they make a good film.

Friday, July 28, 2006

New features in Google Talk

Google has some new features in Google Talk. The new features are being released to a limited number of testers. The new features are file transfer, voicemail, and music status. You can send unlimited files and folders to your friends. There is no restriction on the file type or size. You can now leave voicemail to your friends who are on Google Talk or not. They will receive a email with the message attached as an audio file. You can also download the mp3. Very cool. You can also let your friends see what you're listening to.

This is what the player in the email looks like.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Discovery Lands Safely (Video)

The space shuttle Discovery and its crew of six have safely landed at Kennedy Space Center in Florida after a 13-day mission that included a stop at the international space station.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

A Supcast is any combination of voice, image and text. A Supcast can be created by dialing into out phone system and creating a new voice message, by sending an MMS message from your cell phone, or by email.

Friday, July 14, 2006

The folks at are turning out all kinds of cool websites this week. Like which allows you to record video using your webcam. Then you can paste the code on your blog or myspace account. The player is very simple and easy to use.

With Twttr you can send txt messages from your cell phone to your personal twttr website and keep all your friends updated. You can also use the interface on the website to post messages to your page. It is kind of like blogging from your cell phone. You can add friends by sending a text message including their telephone number and their name to the access number on the website. They will never share or display your number for any reason. You also get the option of keeping your page private. The service is free. The people behind Twttr are the same people that brought us Also you might want to get a unlimited plan for your cell phone.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

New website Launched

The new website for the podcasting network has launched. The network has the popular podcast shows This WEEK in TECH with Leo Laporte and guest, Daily Giz Wiz with Dick DeBartolo, Inside The Net with Amber MacArthur, Security Now with Steve Gibson, FLOSS Weekly with Chris DiBona, and Futures in Biotech with Marc Pelletier. [digg]

Friday, July 07, 2006

Zooomr is cool

I just got a free Zooomr Pro account. If you want one please go here and read the Zooomr blog. [digg]

1 (Large)1 (Large)Hosted on Zooomr

Monday, June 26, 2006

Digg v3.0 Launches

Today digg launched there third version of the popular website. They have added other topics that include Science, World & Business, Videos, Entertainment, and Gaming. The site looks great. The other topics are showing up in the main rss feed now. I really don't care for that. But you can subscribe to whatever topic rss feed that you would like. The site is alittle slow but that is understandable. The my profile page has been totally re-worked and it is now easier to find what your friends are digging. When you mark a digg that is spam or lame the digg is now grayed out. And the box says buried. Which makes it alot easier to find the stories that you did not digg. Also check out the about us page. You can finally see who makes digg possible. Well, that was my short and sweet review.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Where the Hell is Matt?

Check out the video. Matt has been pretty much everywhere. []

Interview with digg Founders has a great interview with founders Kevin Rose & Jay Adelson. They talk about the history of digg, features included in Digg 3.0, and their thoughts on the new digg-clone that aol launched at Also over on they have exclusive screenshots of the new digg 3.0.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Free Superman Returns clip

Free Superman Returns clip at the iTunes Music Store

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Picasa Web Albums launch

Picasa Web Albums is invite-only. But I got in. Just enter your info and click on the next screen. You get 250 megabytes of free storage. $25 per year gives you 6 gigabytes. You will also need to download a new version of Picasa. The download is 4.56 megabytes. You can have public albums and private. You also get the option of changing the URL to keep your email address safe. Update: They also provide you with an RSS feed. [digg]

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

DSL again

One happy day for me.   I am getting DSL again.   I can't wait.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

John Dvorak admits to baiting Mac users for hits [Video]

John C. Dvorak explains how he deliberately pisses off Mac users to get hits for his technology and computing articles.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Free iPod Book

If you have an iPod or if you are thinking about getting one then you need to download the Free iPod Book. It is a free 194-page book full of incredible iPod and iTunes information. Please click on the link below to get this awesome book.

Call For Help has a price [Update]

As of Wednesday, June 7th, Call for Help will finally be available to
fans in the United States. For $.99 you can download a copy of Call for
Help at  Leo Laporte said on the TWiT blog that it will be free of advertisements and copy protection. Update: They will offer AVI, MP4, and PSP-compatible versions for download.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

New Video Podcast

I have decided to take the video tips that I have done and create a new video podcast called Jims Tech Tips.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Worst Tech Products That I Have Owned has a list of the 25 worst tech porducts of all times. Well, out of the 25 here are the ones that I have owned.

Timex Data Link Watch - I still own this watch. It keeps good time. But that is about it. It does not work with my Dell monitor.

2. RealNetworks RealPlayer - I used to use this. It was slow and did not look good at all. Now I use a real alternative program called Media Player Classic. Because ever once in awhile you come across something in the real format. Which is not very good to begin with.

4. Microsoft Windows Millennium - Yeah I bought the upgrade version.

8. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 - Who hasn't used this. I don't need to say anything about it. Just use Firefox

12. PointCast - I used this program. I don't think it was that bad. It was slow. Thank goodness for RSS.

15. Iomega Zip Drive - I never had a problem with one of these. My old Fujitsu laptop came with a detechable zip drive. I love my iPod shuffle.

20. CueCat - It did not work very well when it was launched. But I use it with a program called Mediaman. It works very well.

Friday, May 26, 2006

X-Men 3

I just got back from seeing X-Men The Last Stand.   It was a very good movie.  The special effects were very good.  If you go and see the movie stay for the credits.   There is a surprise at the end.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Why I use FeedBurner

The reason I use FeedBurner to handle my RSS feed is very simple.   I do not know how to hand code an xml.   They do all this for me.   And they do it very well.   They take care of all the iTunes code for me.   I use FeedBurner because they make it so simple to use.   And the service has gotten much better and faster.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006


Please subscribe to my RSS feed. It would mean alot to me.

New MacBook

( has some good pictures of the black MacBook here)

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Edit A OPML file

How do I edit a OPML file? I just want to be able to open it and delete certain feeds and then save it. Thanks.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

YouTube: Mobile Video Uploads

You can now Upload videos to YouTube from your phone or PDA.

The Fox is in iTunes

You can purchase the tv shows 24 and Prison Break in iTunes now. Other shows from Fox now in iTunes are Unan1mous, Stacked, and Fox Television Classics. Currently there is nothing to purchase yet.

Monday, May 08, 2006

MacBreak Looks Awesome

I just downloaded the latest MacBreak show and it looks awesome. The file is 960x540 H.264 and it is under 100 Megs. I don't know how they did this but it sure does look good for such a small size. []

Friday, May 05, 2006


Just got back from seeing the new MI:3 movie.  It was very good.   But it is not like the last movie.   If you have ever watched Alias then you will know what I mean by that.    It starts off kind of strange but gets better towards the middle.  Go see it.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Aston Martin reveals James Bond's DBS for "CASINO ROYALE"

Man, this is a beautiful car. There were news reports that he was going to drive a Ford. I still don't know how true that might be. He gets promoted to 007 in this movie. []

Monday, May 01, 2006

ABC Launches Free Online Episode Streaming

Starting today, you can stream episodes of ABC's LOST, Commander in Chief, and Alias for free at The ad-supported episodes will be available for at least a two-month trial. [digg]

Wednesday, April 26, 2006


Does anyone know of any free anti-virus software other than AVG Free Edition?   What do you use for your anti-virus software?   That is if you have Windows.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Free 7up

Sign in to get your free 2 liter bottle of the new 7up which is now 100% natural.

Green and Orange Lights

My 1 GB iPod shuffle is blinking green & orange lights.   I have tried to reset it and that did not work.   I have tried to restore it using the iPod updater software and it will not recognize it. I even took it over to a friends computer with the iPod updater software on it and it did not work.   My computer recognizes it as a USB Mass Storage device but not as an iPod.  I can't even open it.   I don't know what else to do.   I am going to drain the battery and see if that works.  Does anyone out there have a 1 GB iPod shuffle that you are not using anymore that I could have?   I would appreciate it alot.

UPDATE: HP is sending me a replacement. Their tech support has always come through for me.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Video Hosting

I found another video hosting website. It is What makes them different from They offer no limits on video length and you can upload 200 meg videos. They support all the video formats.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Google Calendar has launched

I'm in Google Calendar now. I guess it has launched. I took the screenshot below.

Friday, April 07, 2006

CORRECTION: People really do listen to podcasts. Forrester Research WRONG

Forrester came out with a study yesterday that said that no one actually listened to podcasts. Well, that is completely wrong and you can read here for proof.

read more | digg story

Thursday, April 06, 2006

New Google Talk released

Google Talk has been officially released. Pictures and themes have been added. There is also a small gmail envelope now at the button to alert you if you have any email. Check out what's new here.

Monday, April 03, 2006

24 Wow

President Logan is the bad guy. Who would have guessed that?

Friday, March 31, 2006

Implosion of the Landmark Tower

Here is video from the implosion of the Landmark Tower in Fort Worth on March 18th. and Google video have some great video of the implosion.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

iPod Updater 2006-03-23

The new 1.1.1 software update for iPod nano and Fifth Generation iPod
provides an easy way for you to set a maximum volume limit to prevent
the volume from exceeding a certain level. You can also assign a
combination to prevent the setting from being changed which is ideal
for parental control.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Tuesday, March 14, 2006


I would like to welcome all the listeners of the Geek News Central podcast to my website. Thanks Todd. Good Show.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Podcast and a drive

On my way to the Cotton Patch Cafe. Listening to the Geek News Central podcast on this beautiful day in Texas. Update: I am listening to it on my iPod through my car radio.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Rumored iPod Video a fake

A video documenting creation of the video iPod photo. This person really did a good job with photoshop.

Update: This video could be a fake.

My ear hurts

I have a ear ache. And I can't do anything about it.

I want a xbox 360

On Friday I went to a party and a friend brought over his xbox 360. So I went home and got my HDtv. I have to say that my first experience with the xbox 360 was a good one. The graphics and speed of the console is incredible. I want one now. Chris Pirillo won 2 xbox 360s in less than 24 hours. Now that is just cool.

Update: Chris has won 3 xbox 360s and is on his way to getting the fourth.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Send me a Voice Message rolled out a couple of new features today. One of the new features allows you to leave voice messages. You don't have to have an odeo account to send a
voice message.

Send Me A Message

Sunday, February 05, 2006

MacGyver Mastercard Commercial

This was awesome. I want a MacGyver movie now. You can also watch an interview with Richard Dean Anderson and the making of here. Google is also hosting some of the Super Bowl Commercials here. CAUTION Or here.

2006 Superbowl commercial for Mastercard (priceless!)

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Coolest Toy EVER!!

Built out of kevlar and carbon fiber, this miniature figher jet can reach speeds upwards of 280 M.P.H. The models use small jet turbines, functionally identical to those used in actual full-sized jets to achieve remarkable speeds and flying precision.

[Via: Engadget]

Wednesday, February 01, 2006


Rick Husband, William McCool, Michael Anderson, David Brown, Laurel Clark, and Kalpana Chawla

IE7 Beta 2 Released

Todd Cochrane from the Geek News Central podcast got a interview with Margaret Cobb an IE7 product manager on the release of Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview for SP2. Click here to download the Beta. You can also watch a preview video over on Channel9.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Inside the Net #8

Amber and Leo talk to Mike Davidson, CEO of Newsvine. []

Sunday, January 22, 2006

CommandN #30

This week on CommandN #30:

- Ads on rooftops - only on Google Maps
- Canada lacking video content in iTunes and Google
- iTunes
- Apple and Postal Service
- Yahoo! Lounges in Sheraton Hotel
- Newsvine
- Surveillance cams
- Hard to find 800 numbers
- Dogster
- Catster

And alot more at

Thursday, January 19, 2006


New show from the creators of Hak.5 called inFIVE. inFIVE is a short, frequent video podcast that covers geek news.

Monday, January 16, 2006

24 is back

Wow 24 is just awesome this season. The first 15 minutes or so they kill off 2 important people. It is going to be a very interesting season.

CommandN #29 - MacWorld

This week on a special MacWorld edition of CommandN:

- Mac Book Pro
- Remote + FM Tuner
- More videos in the iTunes Music Store
- GarageBand with Podcast Studio
- iWeb
- Google Earth for Mac
- iTunes - new version release w/a mini-store
- Levi makes iPod controlling jeans

And alot more at CommandN.TV

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Inside the Net: Show 7

In this episode of Inside the Net, Amber and Leo visit MacWorld Expo and talk with Mr. Missing Manual, David Pogue about the new Macs, iWeb, and the cult of personality. [Odeo] [iTunes] [TWiT]

Friday, January 13, 2006

InDigital Episode 0 - CES Special 2006

The team over at Revision3 have lunched a great new IPTV show called InDigital. In this episode they look at the products showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show 2006. Trends, products, and fun rolled into one. The host are Andrew Hahn, Diane Mizota, and Hahn Choi. Check out the website at

BMW has a Vodcast

This is so cool. BMW has their own Vodcast. They are offering it in the iPod and PSP formats.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Windows Live Messenger Invites

I have some Windows Live Messenger Beta invitations to give out. If you want one please let me know.

I have 8 invitation(s) left.
Updated: 2-1-06

iTunes 6.0.2 does automatic video conversion without Quicktime Pro

With iTunes 6.0.2, you can convert videos to an iPod video compatible
format without QuickTime Pro! Just right-click on the video and select
"Convert Selection for iPod". Thanks Apple! [digg]

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

iPod Updater 2006-01-10

iPod Updater 2006-01-10 delivers iPod Software 1.1 for iPod and iPod nano, iPod Software 1.2.1 for iPod with color display, iPod Software 1.4.1 for iPod mini, iPod Software 3.1.1 for iPod with Click Wheel and, for all other iPod models, iPod Updater 2006-01-10 contains the same software versions as iPod Updater 2005-11-17.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Google Video Adds Download Support

You can now download videos on google video in the Windows/Mac, Video iPod, or Sony PSP format. It looks like they have also started to add tv shows to buy and download. They also provide html code to embed free videos on your website. [digg]

New Template

Do you guys like the new template? It is not easy finding a 3 column template for blogger. I don't know why Google does not update blogger with better templates. I wish they would also integrate video into blogger. is pretty easy to use. I guess I will continue to use and

CommandN #28

This week on the first episode of 2006 for CommandN:

- WMF Vulnerability
- Google PC?
- 43Folders Email Tips
- Mail Tags
- MOD Films
- World's First iPod Film Festival
- Wireless in the Wilderness

And alot more at CommandN.TV

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Windows Live Messenger

I just got a invite to try out Windows Live Messenger.

CES 2006

Here is a list websites that are covering CES 2006. Some are podcast and IPTV shows.

- - Videos (tag ces2006)
- Geek News Central - Great podcast.
- Podcast
- - IPTV in High Definition.
- - Podcast and Live GoToMeeting.
- - Website and Pictures.
- - Pictures (tag ces2006) (CUATION)
- - IPTV
- - IPTV
- Yahoo CES Blog - News Blog
- Yahoo's 2006 International CES Video Center - Videos
- Robert Scoble - Blog and a Microsoft Geek.
- Your Mac Life - Podcast and pictures.
- - Videos
- Bill Gates Keynote - video stream
- DivX CES Video Blog - Videos
- PC Magazine - Videos and pictures

More to come.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Microsoft releases WMF exploit patch early

Go here to download the patch for your Windows version. Update: It has been added to Windows Update.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Inside the Net 6: Tim Westergren of Pandora Media

Amber and Leo interview Tim Westergren from the Music Genome Project and Pandora, a streaming radio service that introduces you to new music based on your preferences. [Odeo] [iTunes] [TWiT]

Sunday, January 01, 2006


Happy New Year!