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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Tech Tidbits Daily Podcast for November 30, 2005

While it goes against many best practices to mix and match a lot of different client hardware configurations for an Enterprise, I am always fascinated by new client hardware designs.  Here are two that caught my eye:

Also ... don't forget to check out on December 3rd, 2005 @ 11:00 am PST a special presentation by Christiaan at HomeNetworkHelp.info will covering: MythTV - Building, Setup, and Configuration.

The next GotoMeeting & TechPocasts.com event for Dec. 2005 is currently being planned.


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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Tech Tidbits Daily Podcast for November 29, 2005

Today's tidbit is going to examine Microsoft's recent Live! announcement.  The content is a summary of information gathered from Information Week, Computer Reseller News, and eWeek.

We look at what the product offering is expected to be near-term and into 2006 for the end-user (both individuals & small businesses), and for the developer.

We also weigh in on the question "is Microsoft late to the game" with a different opinion than many analysts and other tech podcasters.

Also ... don't forget to check out on December 3rd, 2005 @ 11:00 am PST a special presentation by Christiaan at HomeNetworkHelp.info will be covering: MythTV - Building, Setup, and Configuration.

The next GotoMeeting & TechPocasts.com event for Dec. 2005 is currently being planned.

November 29, 2005 in Development, Enterprise, Microsoft, Networking, Podcast, Tech Tidbits Daily, Windows | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Monday, November 28, 2005

Tech Rag Tear Outs (TRTO) Podcast #039 [Network Computing, Communications News, CIO Magazine, Wired, PC World, Information Week, Network World, Forbes, and Government Computer News]

The latest version of TRTO is out.  Sorry for the delay [Reminder to self - don't try out new audio editing software and expect everything to go smoothly!]:

wedge Tech Rag Tear Outs for Friday, Nov. 25, 2005.  Our 39th show. 
* Feed back can be sent to:  technewsradio@gmail.com.
wedge (00:00-04:38) Introduction

* Primary content for todays podcast is from nine (9) sources: Network Computing, Communications News, CIO Magazine, Wired, PC World, Information Week, Network World, Forbes, and Government Computer News.
*Official Beer of the Show: Buffalo Bill's Brewery's Pumpkin Ale & Sam Adams' Black Lager
*NOTE: On December 3rd, 2005 @ 11:00 am PST Christiaan at HomeNetworkHelp.info will covering: MythTV - Building, Setup, and Configuration:
wedge (04:39-12:35) Part 1:
wedgeNetwork Computing (www.nwc.com):
* Kyocera KR1 Mobile Router (www.kyocera-wireless.com)
* Peter Morrissey on "Skype unsafe for Enterprise"
*Communications News (www.commnews.com): Ulinx USB Extender
*CIO Magazine (www.cio.com): Galen Gruman on "Open Source Lights Up" with mentions about LAMP, CRM, ERP, and Business Intelligence
wedgeInformation Week (www.informationweek.com): Tony Kontzer with "Extreme Makeover: If your Website has a 2001 style, its time for a new look. Here's what five companies are doing to improve their sites"
wedge (12:36-23:35) Part 2:
* Wired (www.wired.com): Short overview of Gizmo VoIP
wedge PC World (www.pcworld.com):
* Adobe's Premier Elements 2 (movie editor) gets a 90 out of 100 rating
* Microsoft Streets & Trips 2006 with GPS Locator to get voice directions
* Nero vs. Roxio [good summary]
wedgeNetwork World (www.networkworld.com): Group Policy Mgmt Tools Tested evaluated from: NetIQ, Quest Software, ScriptLogic, and Desktop Standard
* Top tool was NetIQ's Group Policy Guardian 2.0 and Group Policy Admin 4.6 (www.netiq.com)
*Forbes (www.forbes.com): Stephen Manes examines Sprint's PocketPC PPC-6700 & the Sprint MM-A940 and Motorola Rokr
wedgeGovernment Computer News (www.gcn.com): David Essex with "Methods of Execution: Without good project tools, IT governance and portfolio analysis are just fancy words". Some web-based solutions included:
wedge (23:36-30:25) End Of The Show:
* The music at the end of the show is a song by Billy Watson called  "Tremelo"
* Thanks to Harold Reed @ the DarnPC podcast for continuing to support the bandwidth needs of this show.
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GotoMeeting & TechPocasts.com event for December 2005 being planned.

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Saturday, November 26, 2005

Tech Rag Tear Outs Problems

I am having some post production problems I am working through to get the #39 edition of Tech Rag Tear Outs completed (it should have been up for download on Friday).  I hope to have things worked out ASAP.

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Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tech News Radio wishes you a very Happy Thanksgiving.  Over at Friends In Tech we created an MP3 of what we are all thankful for.  Check out this link to download.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Tech Tidbits Daily Podcast for November 23, 2005

Our pre-Thanksgiving Holiday show examines some upcoming conferences:

And after a short plug by Eric Rice we examine PC World's article: "Solid $500 Laptops: Notebook prices have hit a new $500 low (with rebates).  We tested three budget units which proved surprisingly capable at standard office tasks" by Tom Spring. The laptops they looked at were:

The next GotoMeeting & TechPocasts.com event for Dec. 2005 is currently being planned.

November 23, 2005 in Conferences, Mobile, Podcast, Tech Tidbits Daily, Technology | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Tech Tidbits Daily Podcast for November 22, 2005

This podcast includes coverage on the following three items:

  • U3 is building a software integration business linking USB drive vendors to software solutions to make mobile applications and data more viable.
  • Anthro Technology Furniture's eNook is a wall-mounted workstation space that has a lot of potential value in the home.
  • InduKey North America offers a complete line of industrial keyboards and mice for very harsh physical locations.

The next GotoMeeting & TechPocasts.com event for Dec. 2005 is currently being planned.

November 22, 2005 in Enterprise, Gadget, Mobile, Podcast, Security, Tech Tidbits Daily, Technology, Windows | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Monday, November 21, 2005

Tech Tidbits Daily Podcast for November 21, 2005

Two things of potential interest from eWeek and Information Week.  First, from eWeek is details about Sun's new UltraSPARC T1 processor, and what it could mean to data-centers & competition to the "web tier" sector dominated by x86 running Linux.

And second, from Thomas Claburn @ Information Week with an introductory review of TransMedia's Glide product line of 12-browser based applications that include the following functions: Mail, Contacts, Shops, Photos, Music, Video, Docs, and Video/Audio conferencing.

The next GotoMeeting & TechPocasts.com event for Dec. 2005 is currently being planned.

November 21, 2005 in Collaboration, Development, Enterprise, Linux, Microsoft, Mobile, Networking, Podcast, Productivity, Storage, Tech Tidbits Daily, Technology | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Two TechPodcasts.com Resources

The team at TechPodcasts.com has released two items that may be of interest with listeners to this site:

  • Tech Podcasts this Week: Summary of what is coming from up from a host of tech podcasters
  • Audio from the recent Tech RoundTable: With Doug Kaye from ITConversations  and Mark McCrery from Podtrac.com

Links to the MP3s are on the main site at TechPodcasts.com or subscribe to the RSS feed.

November 21, 2005 in Podcast, Podcasting, Technology | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Friday, November 18, 2005

Tech Tidbits Daily Podcast for November 18, 2005

We are going to end the week with some pointers to computer network security news and a special announcement.  Links mentioned:

The special annoucement:

GotoMeeting & TechPocasts.com event for November 2005 is this Saturday - 1:30 PM (EST) and will cover news from the Portable Media Expo and Podcasting Conference.

November 18, 2005 in Enterprise, Linux, Networking, Open Source, Security, Tech Tidbits Daily, Technology, Windows | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack