Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Good Reads - Stories On the Web I Recommend

It's been a busy week already for me.  But I did finally find the time to read through my Google Reader feeds and have a few good articles I recommend for you.  Check these out:

Free Localized Sports in Realtime - DownloadSquad talks about how to use your wifi enable laptop to keep up with the sports scores in near-realtime when your favorite sports team game isn't being broadcast where you are.  I do this occasionally myself.

Digital Photo Frame Market Expected to surpass 42 Million units in 2011 - Digitimes reports about the increasing popularity of digital photo frames.  Let me make a recommendation to any of you with even basic skills:  Make a digital photo frame yourself.  It's not that difficult, you can make it work the way you want it to and it will be better and cheaper then the ones you purchase at a store.  Here's the digital photo frame I made a while back - I am in the process of making another one for my parents and it will be even better.

Make your iPhone face push e-mail - The excellent Boy Genius Report blog which focuses on mobile computing has a way to get your iPhone to check for e-mail more often.  I don't have an iPhone, but this looks to be a good little hack for those of you who do.

Make your own Photo Journals & Notebooks - Photojojo has another great tutorial today - this one on how to make a diy photo journal.

Russia Tests Vacuum Bomb - Not really in the realm of my typical content here, but it is tech related in a bad way.  Russia tested a vacuum bomb that unleashes a destructive shockwave with the power of a nuclear blast.  Good to know Putin is putting all of that oil money to good use for his people.  Is it just me or does Russia's current government scare you more than Iran, China and the other badlist countries combined?

Microsoft Rejuvinates Vista Media Center at Cedia - Chris Lanier talks about why he thinks Media Center is back on the right path compared to before.  A good read for any HTPC user.

Non-Registry Windows Tweaks Part 1 & Part 2 - Aibek at the Makeuseof blog has two great articles on how to tweak (make better) Windows without messing with the Registry.

Stuck in Rebate Hell? - Dave Zatz writes about one of my pet peeves - Mail In Rebates.