So I have had the Lincoln MKZ 2009 now for two days, and for the second time in two days I have been stopped by the NYPD. While I did not mention it in my first post I did mention it on facebook for those of you who have befriended me there.
Like the first time, the NYPD claimed they stopped me not for violating any traffic law but because the tags on the car are out of state “Michigan” Tags and are “Manufacture” tags. So both times I was stopped for that, I personally think they thought I stole the car. Something funny I’d like to share with you guys though is I was able to demo some of the cars features to the cops and they were impressed.
So if the NYPD pulled me over I must have been putting the car to the test, and boy have I been testing it out in particular the Microsoft Sync system.
Today Western Digital (WD) introduced a new passport studio drive with a Firewire 800 interface. I have been using the drive for one day now and I have to say it is much faster than any other firewire drive I currently have.
“Photographers and videographers, be they creative pros or Mac computer enthusiasts, have a genuine need for large amounts of fast, portable storage for their high-definition files,” said Jim Welsh, senior vice president and general manager of WD’s Branded Products and Consumer Electronics Groups. “With a new FireWire 800 interface, My Passport Studio speeds up editing and transferring of big media files making it perfect for performance-minded Mac computer users on the go.”
So today I picked up the Lincoln MKZ 2009, to test out the newest version of Microsoft Sync which is available on almost all ford vehicles. Being in NYC I do not drive as much as I’d like because everything is with in walking distance or you get there fast by taking a subway or bus. But once in a blue moon I find my self in the driver seat of a car.
I have to say that the Lincoln MKZ 2009 handles really well, you can turn her on a dime if you had too.
I will have a full review on the car and the “Sync” system next week sometime, and I will be posting some pictures later on today maybe tomorro.
Today ASUS and Intel have launched a new social networking site called WePC.com. ASUS and Intel hope the site will allow users to share ideas with the PC industry on what they want out of their computers.
“Intel believes the spark for innovation can come from anywhere,” said Mike Hoefflinger, general manager of Intel’s Partner Marketing Group. “That’s why Intel is working with ASUS to tap into the creative energy of consumers as they share ideas on designing their ideal PC. Intel is committed to encouraging conversations with consumers and giving people a voice in the design of technology they use every day.”
What Mike Hoefflinger said is exactly what I have told companies like HP over the past year. Inovation can come from anywhere and Marketing Groups are expensive.
Today HP introduced the new Mini 1000 companion PC, a thinner smaller lighter version of the HP Mini-Note 2133. But unlike the 2133 which is geared towards education and business users the Mini 1000 is meant to be a Companion PC for anyone.
The HP Mini 1000 will come in two colors and three flavors, and weighing in at only 2.5 pounds it is one of the lightest Mini Notebooks available. Even though the Mini 1000 systems are thinner and lighter than the HP Mini-Note 2133 it enjoys the same keyboard that made the 2133 popular.
Today HP will open their doors and allow third party developers to create applications and or port in their current applications, to take full advantage of the popular Touchsmart Computers.
“The guidelines will be posted on the new TouchSmart Community site, http://www.TouchSmartCommunity.com—they’ll likely post by the end of the day today. The community site is intended to be a destination for our installed base to download new applications created by developers and engage in conversation to share ideas, information and suggestions for the TouchSmart experience.” Said Ann Finnie HP’s Public Relatios Manager for Consumer PC’s.
PDC 2008 Day 2 Keynote covering windows 7 and future of computing with Microsoft
HP and MTV today announced the winners of the Engine Room contest, and it is team Latin America. The latin America team competed against 3 other teams who used HP equipment to complete various task.
The Latin America team consisted of four members Latin America Fred Lammie of Panama, Enrico Martin of Ecuador, Rey Ortiz of Puerto Rico and Luis Salcedo of Brazil. The four will share 400,000 worth of prizes.
Today Dell introduced the new Mini 12, an easy to carry extremely portable notebook which according to Dell is ideal for tweeters, and those who just want an easy and portable way to access the web, blog or check email. (Tweeters are People who Twitter.)
The Mini 12 is currently only available in Japan which sucks since mini notebooks are all the rave lately, but late November it will be available globally. The systems will have an under $600 dollar starting price and will be available with Windows XP or Ubuntu.