Can you stream HD movies over a Powerline Network? GParted, Geotagging Photos: we've got several different ways to do it. Xbench, Will old movies and TV shows look good in Blu-ray?
Daniel didn't get our excitement over wireless power at CES... we want anywhere thru the air charging, too, but the charging stations (and counters and walls!) are a start!
Free Partitioning Tools... that are non-destructive? Brian, you're going to love GParted, the Gnome Partition Editor. It does non-destructive partitioning, works on just about any drive format you can think off... and has a graphical interface that doesn't cause users to spontaneously burst into tears.
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Kevin's wondering if Ethernet over power lines, aka powerline networking would work better than 802.11g for HD content streaming to a PS3. In theory, it should kick ass over 802.11g. Check out HD Streaming Smackdown: Draft 11n vs. Powerline to see where the real world differs from theory.
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Ryan saw the cool geotaggingfeatures in iPhoto '09, and he's looking for cameras that include GPS. Answer: there aren't many, tho Veronica found the Nikon Coolpix P6000 has GPS built in for $500, or GE's $200 E1050 (which has a fascinating implementation of GPS ).
For a little bit less money, you can attach a GPS unit to your camera or cable a GPS reciever to your camera to sync coordinates with your pictures.
Lot's of interesting discussion at the Flickr geotagging group!
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"As more and more older Movies and TV Shows get released on Blu-Ray, are we getting upscaled versions that are better than original but not true HD?" Good question, Andrew, and it all depends on the source material, and the quality of the transfer. Must stuff shot on film, which is just about everything made back 'in the day,' has more than enough 'resolution' to make good use of 1080p on Blu-ray!
And, yes, Corey, you are correct. No matter what Patrick said at CES, AAAA batteries are not new!
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