F5 Live: Refreshing Technology
Sunday Oct 10, 2010 (01:04:15)
This week, Jon's in DC, Scott's in St. Augustine and Nick, Carla and Allante make 3!
Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLuGHiTz Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the DDR community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bar Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and judging engineering notebooks at competitions. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors.
With over ten years of audio engineering experience, Nick's addition to PLuGHiTz Corporation is best served when he is behind the mixing board every Sunday night to produce the audio side of F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Piltch Point and PLuGHiTz Live Night Cap. While mixing live every week, his previous radio show hosting experience gives him the ability to co-host as well, giving each show a unique flare with his slightly off-center, yet still realistic take on all things tech. An integral part of the show, you can find Nick always enveloped in coming up with new (and sometimes crazy) ideas and content for the show and you can always expect the most direct opinion on the stories that he feels need to be shared with the world. During the few hours where Nick isn't sleeping or working on ways to improve the company, he spends his free time going to hockey and football games and playing the latest titles on Xbox 360. Email him for his gamertag and add him today for a fun escape from the normal monotony and annoyance that the Xbox LIVE gaming community can sometimes be!
This new take on optical drives comes from a collaborative relationship between Hitachi and LG. Like most optical drives we're used to, they function as CD, DVD, and Blu-Ray readers/writers but these drives also have the ability to store data in flash memory. More specifically, Micron's 25nm NAND flash memory which currently sits at 64GB or less. The physical size of the drive is 12.77mm making it a good fit for a slim tray.
For those who didn't catch it, take note at the plural form of the word 'phones'. HP is looking to release more than one smartphone sometime in early 2011 using the coveted webOS software they ended up with after purchasing Palm for $1.2 billion earlier this year.
HTC has become very good at making friends with just about everybody. So good, in fact, that they are reaping the rewards from it financially. The world's 4th largest smartphone manufacturer almost doubles their third quarter profits this week, largely due to Google's Android line of smartphones.
Andy Rubin, the Vice President of Engineering at Google was very open and direct in a recent interview with PC Mag. This is the man responsible for the creation of Android before Google got their hands on it.
Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos recently sat down with Edge Online for an interview about where they are and where they want to go (TO SPACE). With the changes they have made in Rock Band 3, it is clear they are ready to revisit their titles with new eyes. He said,
If you needed yet another reason to switch from Firefox, I have one. A recent Trojan virus on Mozilla's browser forces Firefox to save user passwords and then use them to open a new user account on the computer that is infected.
Most TV watched is still on TV but over the past several years we have seen significant growth in the Internet-based television programs and movies currently offered by services such as Netfilx and Hulu. Hulu Plus is set to make its debut this fall but it stands at a few disadvantages that it must confront if the joint venture is to be a success.
We know, we know. Three years of waiting and you AT&T U-verse customers have given up on the thought of your wonderful Xbox 360 being able to be used as a set-top box. We don't blame you. Well, for those who haven't lost the light at the end of the tunnel, call your friends who've hung their heads in shame and let them know that on November 7th these dreams finally come true.
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