It's less than 12 hours before I will be leaving on a jet plane for a holiday in Ohio with my family, so I'm gonna keep this short: I figured for the Xmas Eve edition of this video blog, I'd present something fun and festive, and I thought this little video from 2000 would suit the bill. Basically what we got here is a 12 Hours of Sebring race car float was morphed into a bright and cute "Santa's Sleigh" for a Xmas parade in Sarasota, Florida. The beginning of the vid shows some … Read more
Wolfgang's Vault, which offers high-quality digital recordings of rock concerts, has been trickling out updates since I wrote about its new iPhone app last month. On Tuesday, the site will begin to offer a new optional membership model where $48 a year gets you $50 worth of merchandise, plus discounted downloads and other benefits.
Wolfgang's Vault offers free streams, and downloads that cost up to $12, of professionally recorded concerts, in various formats up to and including lossless FLAC files. The Vault got its start by buying the recorded archives from San Francisco concert promotion company Bill Graham … Read more
Yesterday I posted up a video clip featuring the guys from the critically acclaimed BBC program Top Gear as they modify a simple streetcar BMW to get it ready for a 24-hour Britcar racing event. I figured since I got us all involved in this adventure, we might as well see the finale of this very amusing Top Gear episode.
Part 1 of this clip ended with Top Gear's Jeremy, James, Richard, and The Stig managing to qualify for the Britcar 24 Hour Challenge, but at the cost of their makeshift race vehicle. Part 2 begins with the diagnosis … Read more
On today's show, we've got Vienna Teng--singer, pianist, and former computer programmer. But before we get to her music, we have the PS3 Slim in the studio. Afterward, we talk to Vienna about her journey from software engineer at Cisco to touring musician.
At the top of the show, we do a little unboxing of the new PlayStation 3 Slim. While Vienna and Justin may not care too much about the game console, Jeff and Wilson don't particularly like its new finish. In almost all respects, however, it functions just like the original 80GB model that it replaces, plus it comes with a 120GB hard drive. (No Linux for those homebrew fans out there.)
The star of the show is Vienna, a singer, songwriter, and pianist from the San Francisco Bay Area who graduated from Stanford University. Vienna later took up a job at Cisco as a computer programmer and made the leap to musician during her time there. We end the first half of the show with a track from her first album "Waking Hour," called "Gravity." The song is about the ups and downs of her roommate's relationship.
On the second half of the show, we listen to her song "Radio" from her current album "Inland Territory." And we talk about how now one in four songs sold in the United States is through iTunes. Finally, we end the show with her song "Augustine." You can find her music on iTunes, Amazon, MySpace, Last.fm, and her own Web site. (Editor's note: Last.fm is a part of CBS Interactive, which also publishes CNET.)EPISODE 407 Subscribe in iTunes audio | Suscribe to iTunes (video) | Subscribe in RSS Audio | Subscribe in RSS Video
OroTimesheet is a versatile and easy-to-use program capable of meeting the needs of large companies, self-employed individuals, and everyone in between. Its intuitive interface and customization options make it both powerful and a pleasure to use.
While it's true that the program's interface isn't blatantly obvious at first glance, a quick perusal of the user guide clears things up quickly and makes it easy to get started. The program allows users to track labor by customer, project, activity, employee, and employee group. Entering information into each of these modules is a breeze, and users should be able … Read more
Liquid Clock is a simple screensaver that offers to keep track of the time while your computer takes a break. Its simple design makes it a great choice for those looking to keep things easy.
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Can't get enough of Audi's Truth in 24 documentary? Want to get in on the 24 Hours of LeMans endurance racing action during your commute to work? Well, if you own an iPhone or iPod Touch, you're in luck!
Audi has released a Truth in 24 game in the iTunes App Store. The game puts you in the driver's seat of one of Audi's LeMans racers as you compete in 10-minute endurance race. Drivers must keep a close eye on fuel and tires as they race toward the finish line.
As racing sims go, Truth … Read more
Earth Hour is a sort of open-source movement against global warming. On Saturday, March 28, at 8:30 p.m. in each time zone, millions of people in thousands of cities are expected to turn off the lights for one hour to raise people's consciousness about the link between global warming and energy use.
Started in Australia two years ago, the event is mushrooming thanks in part to the Internet and social media.
One day before the start of the event in Asia, "Earth Hour" is the top search item on Twitter. A 30-second clip about Earth … Read more
Audi's epic documentary about its involvement in the 24 Hours of LeMans, Truth in 24, is now available in the iTunes store for free. The film, which recently aired on ESPN, has been met with rave reviews by the automotive press. If you love motorsport, you absolutely have to check this one out.
From the latest in multi-GPU setups to the cheapest video card for playing World of Warcraft, we got a lot of probing questions from the viewing audience, all answered in Rich's typically knowledgeable, in-depth style.
If you're thinking of upgrading your video card or building a new gaming rig from scratch, you should definitely check it out.