Archive for September, 2008

The “New Family” Ad

 

So I had just posted about the news on the Seinfeld/Gates ad’s and then I saw the new one on tv!  It’s pretty funny.  I enjoy this one better than the first.  But it is still a commercial about “nothing”.  You do have to figure out what’s going on and look for the little details.

Thanks to Bill Gates, Jerry Seinfeld, Microsoft, and You Tube!

Keep on blogging!

 

Luke

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Seinfeld and Gates not cancelled apparently

 

According to Gizmodo, the news that was released the other day was false!  Seinfeld and Gates are still a go!  There has been another commercial shot already, just not aired.  If they decide to pull the plug, so be it.  I’m kinda excited.  I’m a huge Seinfeld fan and I want to see what’s in store.

Thanks Gizmodo!

Keep on blogging!

 

Luke

 

Oh yeah, Twitter has a new update.  I’m trying to get my Twitter feed on my blog so expect that soon!

Seinfeld out, sharks in?

That’s right people, it seems that this may be the next Microsoft commercial we will be seeing.  According to the New York Times, Seinfeld is out…for now.  Bill Gates decided that it just wasn’t the right approach.  They should be doing a more of an everyday realty thing.  There will be more celebrity’s featured in upcoming commercials who talk about there use of PCs and what they enjoy.  I think that’s a smart decision, but still, it’s late in the game and with Apple’s new lineup for MacBooks and the possibility of a MacBook Touch, Microsoft is gonna have to step it up hard core.  No news on when these commercials will air but keep your eyes and ears open peeps.  If you see one early send me a shout, or if I do it will be posted here.

Thanks to NewYorkTimes.com and Gizmodo.com!

Keep on blogging!

 

Luke

Correction from last Apple post

So either I can’t read or Apple had an error on their site, but I need to make a correction on the new iPod Touch’s price.  The 8 Gig is 229, not 299.  Still wish it could be lower but that’s Apple’s decision.

 

I did watch the Apple Keynote and I wasn’t that trilled with it.  It didn’t seem that there was any real fire there, but then again, it’s iPods and iTunes.  They’ve all been huge salers and they are making a good profit.  I was impressed with some of the new games coming out for the iPhone/iPod Touch.  I know Spore has been a huge game here lately and I’m debating if I want to get Spore Origins.  

That’s all the updates for now.

Keep on blogging!

 

Luke

Let’s Rock!

Today is the day many have been waiting for!  Apple has released their new line up of iPods and released the iTunes 8.0.  

To start off, the Shuffle has been updated with four new colors and still come in 1 or 2 GB for $49 or $69.

The nano’s have the huge update.  Apple is calling this update the “nano-chromatic”.  People can now choose between 9 different colors in the nano line.  There are 8 or 16 GB models.  The rumors that Kevin Rose had leaked seem to be true.  The nano’s have a new look.  They are designed to work well with wide screen display.  They have a feature to where you “shake” the actual iPod and it will shuffle to a new song.  I don’t know how well this will work out or how sensitive it is.  Also the new “Genius” feature in iTunes 8.0 has been applied to all the new iPods.  The price range for these are $149 or $199.  Also they have 24 battery life for music and 4 hours for video when fully charged.

The iPod classic is now in just a 120 GB model only.  Still comes in the white or black model.  Prices at $249.  It seems that’s about it for the Classic.  Doesn’t have the “Shake” feature, which was originally rumored to be in the shuffle but like I stated above, is in the Nano which is what is very interesting to me.  The iPod classic does have a 36 hour battery life which is very nice.

The iPod Touch is still in the 8, 16 or 32 GB models.  The rumored 64 model was false, or maybe sometime later in the year or next year.  The 8 and 16 are both priced at $299 which is very, very surprising.  Why would Apple price them the same or is this an error?  The 32 is priced at $399.  The Touch has a new look to it.  It has a polished stainless steal design.  Apple is calling this the “funnest iPod ever”.  I don’t know how that will play out with the price range it has.  

So that’s the lineup there.  Not a huge price change that I was hoping for.  I think the 8 GB Touch should be 199 and the 16 249 and the 32 349.  I feel that would have been a little bit better.  Why pay 299 for a iPod touch when you can pay 199 for an iPhone.  But I believe the main focus is on saleing the iPod Nano’s with their new features.  

I think I may get an 8 GB nano and check it out.  I do have an original iPod Classic video but it is old and scratched up and it’d be nice to have a new iPod even though I don’t really need it since I mainly use my iPhone for all my music and such.

I did install iTunes 8.0 and it seems to be working well now.  I do like the Genius feature.  With the Genius sidebar all you need to do is select one song and the sidebar will bring up more songs by the same artist or songs from artist that have a similar music style that you may like.  It has the price right there and the “buy” button to make a fast purchase.  I don’t really care for the Grid view.  I like it “ok” but I usually stick to standard view.  I do like the updated Visualizer.  They lights, color’s and effects are pretty amazing.  The iTunes store now has HD TV shows and specials on a lot of my favorite shows like LOST or Grey’s Anatomy.  So overall, the new iTunes is a great update.  

Also, the new iPod Touch have the firmware 2.1 installed on them.  I haven’t seen what is featured in this but if I do find what it is I will post about it.  No news on when the iPhone will be getting the 2.1 update.

That’s all the big Apple news for today.  I’m more excited about October when they are suppose to release the new MacBook/MacBook Pro lineup.  I am hoping for a really new price change here even though I know it won’t happen.

Thanks to Kevin Rose for all the rumors.  Thanks to Digg and Gizmodo for some updates.  And thanks to Apple for all their great gadgets!

Keep on blogging!

 

Luke

Linkin Park to start new album in November!

 

Linkin Park is by far one of my favorite bands.  I just seem to connect to their sound and their lyrics more than any other band.  A lot of their songs have been hunge influences in my life and help open up my mind to think about things differently.  Linkin Park had an interview and announced that they will be entering the studio in November to work on another album.  Huge news for me, and I hope other LP fans will enjoy this.

Also congrats to Linkin Park for winning best rock video at the VMA’s!

Thanks to Linkin Park.com, LPAssociation!

Keep on bloggin!

 

Luke

First Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld Ad…is this thing serious?

So one bit of news that has caught my eye for a while now is that Bill Gates has asked Jerry Seinfeld if he would like to help them with ads on Microsoft Vista.  Mainly to help with the fight against the Apple ads against it.  I was a little excited about it because I am a huge Seinfeld fan.  But I think it would have been an even greater idea if they could have gotten the whole four member cast of the show Seinfeld, instead of Jerry himself, and made an ad.  Maybe give it a Seinfeld feel to it with them in their normal coffee show talking about it or what not.  Another irony of it is that on the TV show, Jerry did have an Apple computer.  I thought that was a little funny.  Well, there is now a video of what seems to be the first advertisement, maybe?  I’m not sure what this is, or what to think of it.  Take a look, and please feel free to leave comments on what you think.

Thanks to Digg.com, and Gizmodo.com!

Keep on blogging!

Luke

Piccolo has finally been revealed!

 

Growing up I have always been a huge Anime fan.  Especially Janapanese Anime.  One of my favorite shows growing up was the Dragaon Ball/Z/GT series.  Incase you didn’t know, they are finally making a Dragon Ball movie.  There have been many picutures up showing off the cast and characters.  All except for Piccolo.  I was pretty sure they would keep him under wraps until the trailer hits but he has finally been revealed.  dbthemovie.com has shown some clips from the Dragon Ball trailer, set to be released in October with the Max Payne movie.  Here are the two shots of Piccolo.  Hope you enjoy!

Thanks to dbthemovie.com and Digg.com!

Keep on blogging!

 

Luke

GeeksOnMic now up!

We have finally released our pilot episode of GeeksOnMic.  This is the podcast that myself and my best friend have created.  We will talking about things from community news, college news, world news, all the way up to tech news which is the main stuff.  We’ll cover things from movies, video games, to books.  Camera’s, audio/video, just anything technology or anything at all.  We are going to try to submit one podcast a week.  They may not all be video but we’ll try to work something out.  I hope all enjoy.  Please feel free to ask questions if you have any or leave comments.  Let us know what you like or would like to see. 

Thanks a lot everyone! 

Keep on blogging!

 

Luke

 

Oh, and expect a .com or .tv soon!

 

http://www.stickam.com/geeksonmic

 

geeksonmic@gmail.com

What to expect in iTunes 8

According to a recent post by Digg’s founder Kevin Rose, it seems a few new features of iTunes 8.0 has been released.  It seems that there will be a new feature called Genius that will create playlists from you iTunes library of songs that will work together.  I don’t think many people will be thrilled with this.  It’s ok by the sounds of it.  If it can make a great playlist to work out to then I’ll like it ok I think.  Also on the sidebar will be a list of albums and songs that you do not on that relate to the music you listen to.  Also expect a Grid view, HD TV shows, and a new visualizer.  I’m sure there will be a lot more features to look forward to.

Thanks for the update Kevin Rose.

Keep on blogging!

 

Luke

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