Slacker Radio now streaming on Roku | The Verge

Slacker Radio now streaming on Roku | The Verge.

Get Your Steve Jobs Fix With Free Interviews on iTunes

Say what you will about Steve Jobs, love him or hate him, vilify or idolize him, the man has changed a great many things in our technological consumer world. He’s affected the music industry, the movie industry, the mobile industry and of course the PC industry in some form or fashion. His influence can’t help but be seen all around you.

For those of you who love everything Steve Jobs: have read his biography, saw the PBS special “One Last Thing”, is awaiting his two biopics and still haven’t had enough of a Jobs fix, there is some news for you. All Things D, has made all of Steve Jobs interviews from their D conferences available for free on iTunes in video and audio (including the famous co-interview with Bill Gates). They also talk retrospectively about Steve Jobs at the current D 10 conference. Video clips and articles of the events can be found at their website.

Tonight is ‘Manhattanhenge,’ one of NYC’s best photo opportunities of the year | The Verge

Just read the following article on “The Verge” and just had to share it. Enjoy!

Tonight is ‘Manhattanhenge,’ one of NYC’s best photo opportunities of the year | The Verge.

Anyone Wants To Get A Chromebook or Chromebox?

So Google, along with Samsung, has released new Chromebooks and Chrome boxes with the new Chrome OS. I definitely see the potential of this new technology and I like the idea of using the Cloud for everything; however, I find it a too pricy for what you’re getting.

Unlike Apple computers that are pricier than your average PC , the Chrome devices are far below Windows machines on the hardware spectrum. They’re trying to sell the experience but at least with Apple, along with the experience, you’re also getting a very capable machine that is just as good as any other PC in the market.

I guess one of the reasons that this appeals to me is that I’ve steadily been using more and more Google products over the years. The idea of having everything all integrated in a Google atmosphere is somewhat compelling (I do realize how ironic this sounds as I always lament the Apple closed ecosystem). But again, the fact remains, I can access all Google products on any computer browser and then, when I’m done with Google, I’m able to do more. Because of this, I don’t think I’ll ever jump at a chance to buy a Chromebook/Chrombox. Then again if they actually make them affordable (i.e., cheaper than any computer/netbook on the market that is obviously more capable than a Chrome device), who knows.

Giving Opera Browser Another Whirl

There’s been recent rumors of Facebook trying to buy Opera on the tech blogs. I myself have never really been much of an Opera user. Firefox won me over many years ago and now Chrome seems to be my primary browser. Yet, this rumor has made me curious once more and so I decided to download the mobile and desktop version and try it out.

Thus far, in the few moments that I’ve used it, especially when my internet connection was down,  it seems that Opera Mini is much better than Safari on my iPhone (if only I could make it a default browser). Still playing with the desktop version and it seems to be just as good as  Chrome. I guess time will tell if I keep or uninstall Opera once again.