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Ballmer Keynote to CES

Tonight a 6:30 PM PST Steve Ballmer will keynote the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show from Las Vegas: Click here for streaming video. The New York Times is reporting that Ballmer will preview a slate tablet from HP with multi-touch, e-reader, and multimedia functionality: “This product better be good because Apple is expected to unveil its take on the slate/tablet form factor later this month. If history holds, Apple will issue a product that surprises people in a few ways and that stands out from the crowd.” Tablet technology, much like voice recognition technology, has loads of potential,...
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Track Santa

Don’t forget, NORAD tracks Santa each Christmas eve.  This year, you can track him with NORAD in 3D using Google Earth. Share this:Send to...
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Google Acquires DocVerse

Office 2010 will allow users to collaborate, or simply individually work, on Office documents online using Office Live Workspace, something Google users could do all along with Google Docs.  Microsoft still has an enormous edge because Office is entrenched on a gazillion desktops.  For most users, “the cloud” holds promise, but why learn something new, and trust your most important assets, to something that can be interrupted by a snow storm? Now Google has taken the next step to take the title from the productivity apps champ.  They have acquired 2-year old San Francisco startup...
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SnagIt for Mac Beta

Techsmith has announced a beta, at long last, for a Mac version of SnagIt.  SnagIt is, without doubt, the premiere screen capture utility around, and bringing it to the Mac platform is long overdue.  Remember, it is a beta program.  If you want to participate, here are the key URLs: Software download:  http://www.techsmith.com/snagitmac/get-beta/ (Remember, this is Mac software) Online beta community: http://www.getsatisfaction.com/snagit_mac_beta/ (where you provide feedback and suggestions) Techsmith Educational Blog: http://edublog.techsmith.com/ (for general information on Techsmith educational...
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Monday Tech News

Here is a rundown of the latest that might affect us at Palomar in world tech news on this Monday, December: It seems the rumors of a Google phone are true.  According to ars technica, Google may begin marketing the phone  next year.  The phone, according to NY Times, would be sold directly to consumers by Google, and come unlocked.  That is, it would work with any cooperating service rather than being tied to a single service.  The phone will be manufactured by HTC.  Much will depend on price point and feature set.  Stand by… Adobe has warned that the next version of the Adobe Flash Player will...
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