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July 26, 2009 / ronkenner

Checking photo upload capabilities – Checking photo upload capabilities

July 26, 2009 / ronkenner

Posting via ‘pingle’ a very cool iphone app that integrates with Ping.Fm to let you post and upload to multiple sites at once.

May 25, 2009 / ronkenner

We can make the transition to a clean energy economy today, while protecting our climate, breaking our dependence on oil, and putting Americans back to work. What we need is a comprehensive set of smart policies to jump-start this transition without delay and maximize the benefits to our environment and economy. The time to act is now.

May 24, 2009 / ronkenner

Nintendo seems to have bucked the recession. The Japanese video game manufacturer has doubled November sales of the Wii in the U.S. from a year ago, according to NPD’s latest release on gaming sales.

The demand for the Wii remains strong since the game console’s debut two years ago. The company sold a record 2 million Wiis last month, higher than the previous 23 months. Nintendo (NTDOY) has significantly increased shipments of the red-hot Wii for this holiday season after dealing with a shortage last year. Last November Nintendo sold 981,000 Wiis.

Analysts were taken by surprise by how well the $249 console has performed in a flagging economy. “Two million? You sure? This is mind-boggling,” said Michael Pachter, a top industry analyst for Wedbush Morgan Securities. Pachter had predicted sales of 1.4 million Wiis. “At least Nintendo is meeting demand.”

May 21, 2009 / ronkenner

What would you do with a $40 Linux computer the size of a three-prong plug adapter?

Marvell Technology Group is counting on an army of computer engineers and hackers to answer that question. It has created a “plug computer.” It’s a tiny plastic box that you plug into an electric outlet. There’s no display. But there is an Ethernet jack to connect to a home network and a USB socket for attaching a hard drive, camera or other device. Inside is a 1.2 gigahertz Marvell chip, called an application processor, running a version of the Linux operating system.

All this can be yours for $99 today and probably for under $40 in two years.

May 5, 2009 / ronkenner

Hells Bells … it’s posting again. Quick one everybody … will markets continue up or is this the peak of a bear rally?

May 5, 2009 / ronkenner

All of a sudden ping doesn’t seem to be posting to Facebook. Strange!