Sunday, January 2, 2011

Today's Technology Blog Postings

The new year starts a new series on my blog. I'll post short snipits of what I consider the best of the daily technology blogs with links to their full posting. If I see a great bargain that will last more than a day, I'll post the info and links to that too.  And, if there's a neat technology tip from a blogger, that will join the group.

Starting things off:

Via Mashable:

8 Sci-Fi Technologies That Are No Longer Just Fiction

A submarine once seemed about as ridiculously impossible as an invisibility cloak seems today. But while technologies like the submarine, bomb, radar and tank once captured the imagination of science fiction authors, science has brought them to the mainstream awareness. Researchers are continuing to catch up with imagination, and it’s only a matter of time before the technologies we still consider fiction meet a similar fate.

Want AnyBizSoft PDF to Word Converter for Free?
Via Dot Tech
Back in July I posted about how to get AnyBizSoft PDF to Word Converter 3.0.0 for free. However, that freebie required users to create a Facebook account, something quite a few people don't have, don't want to create, or can't create. For those people that were unable to take advantage of the earlier AnyBizSoft PDF to Word Converter 3.0.0 promotion via Facebook, this (mainly copied and pasted) article is dedicated to you.


AMD launches triple- and quad-core notebook CPUs
Via TG Daily

Playing catch-up with Intel, AMD has announced its first triple-core and quad-core laptop processors as part of a major brand overhaul. The lineup includes two triple-core and three quad-core Phenom II chips running at between 1.6GHz and 2.3GHz and drawing between 25 and 45W.
Full article:

Why the iPad is Destroying the Future of Journalism
Via: Measuring Measures

When the iPad came out, I was ready to give big media another chance.  I thought they might wake up and start exploring new products and business models.  I thought they might explore how to integrate with the modern Internet, the distributed and syndicated content model, and the social ecosystem.  Then the apps came out.  It was all the same - a proliferation of branded channels.

The iPad has been dubbed a revolutionary device and the journalism industry has raced to embrace it.  But their embrace is more of a desperate final grasp at the past.

The iPad is a delightful device, but it can't salvage the existing model for journalism

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