Obama.org sells for $2,800

by admin on August 1, 2011

in Domain Names

Time to raise the debt ceiling. Obama.org was last registered on March 2006 and expired earlier today.

It was sold for $2,800 on NameJet.

Democrats and Republicans may have been too busy debating the debt ceiling to notice.

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Apple Introduces the New Mac Mini

by Mechanical-Bear on July 27, 2011

in Apple,Computers

Apple introduced a new Mac mini to their line of products. The latest Mac mini is 1.4 inches in height, 7.7 inches in width, 7.7 inches in depth and only 2.7 pounds. This powerful desktop features the new Thunderbolt technology which is 10x as fast as USB 2.0 and 3x as fast as USB 3.0.


Mac mini 2.3 GHz : 500GB $599
Technical Specs:

  • 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
  • 2GB memory
  • 500GB hard drive
  • Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • OS X Lion
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    Mac mini 2.5 GHz : 500GB $799
    Technical Specs:

  • 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
  • 4GB memory
  • 500GB hard drive
  • AMD Radeon HD 6630M
  • OS X Lion
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    Mac mini with Lion Server 2.0 GHz : Dual 500GB $999
    Technical Specs:

  • 2.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
  • 4GB memory
  • Dual 500GB 7200-rpm hard drives
  • Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • OS X Lion Server
  • OS X Lion
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    A great improvement to the new Mac mini is the ability to remove the panel to access its memory. Now the Mac mini can be upgraded without having to crack its shell.


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  • Microsoft makes $17.37 billion

    by admin on July 21, 2011

    in Microsoft

    Microsoft announced earnings of $17.37 billing for the fourth quarter ending June 30, 2011, an increase of 8% from 2010 powered by the Xbox

    Notably:

  • Windows and Windows Live revenue declined 1% for the fourth quarter and revenue for the full year decreased 2%. PC market growth is expected to be 2% to 4%.
  • Entertainment & Devices Division revenue grew 30% for the fourth quarter and 45% for the full year, due to the ongoing momentum of the console, Kinect, and Xbox Live. Xbox 360 has been the top-selling game console in the U.S. over the past twelve months.
  • Microsoft Online Services Division revenue grew 17% for the fourth quarter and 15% for the full year, primarily from search revenue. Bing’s U.S. search share increased to 14.4% this quarter.
  • Server & Tools including Windows Server, System Center, and SQL Server revenue grew 12% for the fourth quarter and grew 11% for the full year.
  • Microsoft Business Division revenue for the fourth quarter grew 7% and 16% for the full year. Office 2010 continues to be the fastest-selling version of Microsoft Office in history with over 100 million licenses sold.
  • And as tablets have become more popular, netbooks have sunk. Microsoft reported that the decline in consumer PC sales included an approximately 41% decline in the sales of netbooks.

    Head over the eCoupons.com for Microsoft Store Coupons.

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  • Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Tablet Announced

    by Mechanical-Bear on July 21, 2011

    in Computers

    Lenovo announced the first of its tablet series – the IdeaPad K1 Tablet for consumers. This tablet runs on the Android platform and is the first certified tablet to run Netflix video streaming. You can purchase the IdeaPad K1 in White & Silver, Red & Silver or Black & Silver. Consumers will have access to over 250,000 apps in the Android Market as well as additional apps specifically tested and approved for the Lenovo tablet.

    The 32 GB model IdeaPad K1 Tablet is currently on sale on the Lenovo US website for $499.99 – 10% off eCoupon: ECOUPONS10C = $449 with an estimated ship date of 7/30/2011. (Exclusive eCoupon courtesy of eCoupons.com)

    Features:

  • Android 3.1 installed, a rich interactive platform optimized specifically for tablet devices
  • Full Flash® support so you can fully enjoy your favorite online sites
  • HD display and HDMI output for vibrant resolution on your tablet or on a monitor
  • More than 30 apps preloaded, plus access to Lenovo’s App Shop. Some preloaded apps include Netflix, Amazon, Adobe, Electronic Arts, Zinio, including favorites like Need for Speed Shift, Angry Birds, Kindle reading app and more.
  • Front and rear cameras for better two-way video chats
  • Integrated cloud storage to save and share your files across multiple devices


    Technical Specs:

  • NVIDIA® Tegra™ T20 1.0GHz Processor
  • Android™ 3.1
  • 10.4” x 7.4” x .5” and less than 1.7 pounds
  • Up to 10 hours battery life
  • Up to 1GB DDR2 memory, up to 64GB SSD storage
  • Integrated Bluetooth® and 802.11b/g/n WiFi connectivity
  • MicroSD card reader, mini HDMI connector and optional docking port
  • Integrated front (2M) and back (5M) mounted webcam

    The ThinkPad Tablet for business and IdeaPad Tablet P1 with Windows 7 will be available later this year.

    For additional IdeaPad Coupons, visit eCoupons.com.

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  • According to a White House press release, the U.S. government plans to shutdown 195 datacenters this year and 178 in 2012. Obama’s goal is to close 800 data centers by 2015. The consolidation is supposed to save more than $3 billion dollars. Naturally, the U.S. government did not reveal how much it will cost migrating these computing services to other federal data centers or private data centers.

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    Apple Back to School 2011

    by admin on July 20, 2011

    in Apple

    This year, in addition to Academic pricing on Macs, Apple is offering a free $100 Back to School Card to use on the Mac App Store, the App Store, the iTunes Store, and the iBookstore. Offer ends September 20, 2011.

    Who qualifies?

  • College students or students accepted to college
  • Parents buying for college students or students accepted to college
  • Faculty or staff members at any grade level

    Apple Academic Pricing:

  • Save up to $200 on Mac Pro and starting at $1099
  • Save up to $50 on Macbook Air starting at $949
  • Save up to $100 on iMac starting at $1149

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  • Electronic Arts Inc., announced today that Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters will be available on PC and Mac platforms on September 6, 2011. Now you can play golf if you are sitting poolside, stuck on a plane or at home. The PC and Mac platforms gives you the flexibility to play Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters where and when you want. For the first time PC and Mac users will be able to enjoy the renowned grounds of the Augusta National Golf Club. As you begin to learn and understand the intricacies of the greens and as you gain experience your golf career will advance. See how you compare with some of golf’s greatest legends who have played this challenging tournament. This game takes you from Q-School, Nationwide Tour and the PGA Tour. The Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters is authentic and as you improve your game it can eventually lead you to the much coveted Green Jacket.

    From Origin powered by EA.

    Features you can look forward to:

  • Play through and relive memorable and historic moments of the Masters.
  • Hole-by-hole descriptions of one of the Augusta National Golf Club.
  • 3 Months of Membership to Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® Online. Access additional features such as expanded multiplayer modes, additional courses and group tournaments.
  • 14 Championship Courses.
  • Strategize with your caddie.
  • Upload your own image to create your golfer.

    Golf enthusiasts will enjoy Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters – pre-order today for $39.99. Currently, the Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters is available on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii.

    For the latest Origin deals, visit eCoupons.com

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  • Students Rejoice! Kindle Textbook Rental can save students up to 80% off textbook list prices. Amazon announced the launch of a new program where students can rent textbooks through the Kindle Store and you don’t need a Kindle to access the rental textbooks. Students can rent textbooks to read on PC, Mac or mobile devices by downloading the Kindle reading app.  Kindle Textbook Rental offers flexibility so students can rent textbooks between 30 and 360 days and pay only for the specific amount of time the students need the book. Rental periods can be extended if needed and there is an option to purchase the books the students are renting too. Students will have access to tens of thousands of textbooks from top textbook publishers like John Wiley & Sons, Elsevier and Taylor & Francis.

    Students can make notes and highlights in the textbook as it is read. The annotations will still be available even after the rental expiration.

    I remember being in sticker shock the first time I had to purchase my textbooks for college and although it has been many years, I still haven’t recovered! This technology means no more trekking with heavy books to the library while it helps keep some money in your pocket. No more waiting in lines to buy textbooks or try to sell them back at the end of a semester, or year, at a fraction of the cost.  Enjoy the ease of reading  and annotating your textbooks no matter where you are on campus.  Almost makes me want to be a student again.

    For additional savings and discounts, check out Amazon.com Coupons at eCoupons.com.

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    Main Street Fairness Act to be reintroduced

    by admin on April 25, 2011

    in Taxes

    According to various media reports, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., plans to re-introduce legislation next week that would allow states to force out-of-state retailers to collect local sales taxes via the Streamlined Sales Tax Agreement. The Senate is currently in recess until May 1, 2011. The bill, named the Main Street Fairness Act, was introduced to the House on July 1, 2010 by former Rep. William Delahunt. It was not brought up for a vote.

    The House bill is different from Main Street Fairness Act that was recently passed in Illinois and Arkansas. This law, like the “Amazon Tax” or “Affiliate Tax” law first passed in New York in 2009, states that a sales tax nexus is created when online retailers enter into marketing agreements with affiliates who send customers to Amazon through links on their own web sites and get a marketing fee for those sales. In 2010, North Carolina and Rhode Island enacted this legislation. Currently, the law is pending in Connecticut. It has been introduced or re-introduced in California, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Texas.

    Full Members of the Streamlined Sales Tax Agreement include Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Full Members are states that are in compliance with the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement through its laws, rules, regulations, and policies. Associate Members include Georgia, Ohio, Tennessee and Utah. Associate members are states that are in compliance with the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement except that its laws, rules regulations and policies to bring the state into compliance are not in effect but are scheduled to take effect no later than 12 months after becoming an associate member.

    Full text of last year’s HR 5660 – Main Street Fairness Act 2010

    The bottom line is, if you’re not already paying tax for your online purchases, you may soon find it when you checkout. To demonstrate how disorganized Congress and the States are, Sen. Durban’s Illinois is not yet part of the Streamlined Sales Tax Agreement.

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    Dell Inspiron R Series

    by admin on July 9, 2010

    in Dell

    Have you heard about Dell’s new Inspiron R Laptop Series ?
    The sleek laptop hit store shelves in June and comes in a fun variety of colors. You can get anything from the basic Mars Black to Peacock Blue, Tomato Red or Lotus Pink! The series comes in 14, 15 and 17 inch models and is equipped with a webcam and microphone. And you don’t even have to be tech savvy to stream pictures or videos from your laptop into your TV. It’s done with the touch of a button. Prices start at $449.

    The Inspiron R Series

    Here’s a sampling of some of the Inspiron 15′s tech specs:
    Processor: Up to Intel Core i5 processors
    Memory: up to 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
    Graphics: Standard Intel® HD Graphics
    LCD Display: 15.6″ Widescreen HD WLED Glossy Display with TrueLifeTM (1366×768)
    Camera: 1.3MP Integrated Webcam
    Starting Weight: 5.83 lbs

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