WFN #11 – Disney Tech

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Special Edition from Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. We talk about the use of technology at the Disney parks and resorts and offer some suggestions for things we’d like to see. We also get a drop-in from three very special guests as the kids take over for awhile and …

WFN #10 – Being Green

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What does it mean to be ‘green’? Wikipedia defines green computing as “the study and practice of using computing resources efficiently.” ‘Green’ hardware is readily available and heavily marketed by manufacturers. Operating Systems, like Windows, can manage your peripherals and hibernate your computer when not in use. Or they can …

WFN #8 – Spin Your Web

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Nerd News of the Week BSG Finale Apple iPhone OS 3.0 announced copy/paste, MMS push notification scaled out search across the iPhone Main Topic So you wanna setup a website? How do you get started? What are your options? Free alternatives: your ISP may already provide you with a free …

WFN #7 – Down with FaceBook

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FaceBook In this show, Tom finally caved and joined FaceBook. What’s all the fuss about, he wonders? We discuss an article from The Weekly Standard by Matt LaBash that the three of us can all relate to. Nerd News of the Week Apple released a new iPod Shuffle. This thing keeps getting smaller …

Awesomeness in storage

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If you haven’t been following the news, you may not know that solid state drives (SSDs) are becoming the next hot thing in storage. Your iPods have used these for a long time. But companies have developed enterprise-class drives that have substantially better MTBF (mean time between failure). Since a …

WFN #6 – Fresh Apples

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Tom joins us for this week’s show and will be a regular going forward. This week we are talking about Apple’s latest  hardware refreshes with the iMac, Mac Mini and Mac Pro models.  With cheaper alternatives out there, who are these computers ideally for?  Why would you get an iMac vs. …

WFN #5 – Kindle

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Home Theater Update from last week  – install of Onkyo TX-SR806. – auto-speaker calibration – cabling / replacement of HDMI switcher – early results – install of Denon AVR-3805 at John’s theater Kindle 2  Amazon now shipping Kindle 2. Will this version finally catch on? Priced at $359, is this …