Wednesday, May 09, 2007

7 Recent Posts To Check Out

Beginning today, I will be writing about 7 posts I've read that I think would be useful to my readers. I'll try to do this several times a week. If you have any recommendations for future posts, please feel free to comment on this post and let me know:

1. Hewlett-Packard Adding HD-DVD/Blu-ray Hybrid Drives to PCs - For those of you wanting to make your HTPC able to play the best HD DVD's, this looks to be an excellent choice for your rig.
2. Google launches Google Reader for the Wii - I don't have a Wii yet, but I'll be getting one so I'm watching news about the console closely. It seems like everyone else is getting one - even my parents have one!
3. Millions of television sets could become inoperable two years from now - While the article title is a bit of a scare tactic, I am comforted to know that my HTPC will allow my TV sets to be used for a very long time. This is because my HTPC converts whatever signal coming in, to the format needed for my TV's be it the latest and greatest HDTV or my old Standard Definition sets.
4. 160Mbps downloads move closer for US cable customers - faster downloads mean better video streaming services. I think streaming will become a major alternative to cable and Over-The-Air TV in the near future.
5. Microsoft releases final fix for iTunes on Vista - for those of you who use ITunes and Vista, good news finally. I have an Ipod, but still use XP and will continue to do so unless I have a really compelling reason to switch.
6. Night Vision Toilet - I saw this post and couldn't resist. Funny, yet somehow really usefull :) Description and video after the link.
7.'s group writing contest - Darren Rowse of Problogger is running a blog contest where you can win $1,001 in cash. If you're a blogger, entering this contest is a no-brainer as you can add readership to your blog, learn about other blogs and well - you can win $1,001. Check it out.