Using a Webcam to Move Into Online Video

August 11, 2009 by Jason Bean  
Filed under Computers

Using a Webcam to Move Into Online Video

Something I’ve been thinking about purchasing for a few months now is a web cam for my laptop. My thoughts are thought I’d use it to do some video blogging posts here and there. I’d also use it for video phone calls with friends and family.

I’ve always been happy with products I’ve purchased from Logitech. For that reason I’ve been looking specifically at the Logitech Pro 9000 for notebooks. My question is whether or not I’ll really jump into using it as much as I’d like or expect myself to do.
I’ve got a great set of headphones and mic that …read more

Software Can Be An Expensive Service

August 8, 2009 by Jason Bean  
Filed under Computers

Software Can Be An Expensive Service

Tonight I was reminded and informed that Evernote has a premium service available that expands the functionality and allows me to import any file type into my Evernote program. That would make my new little shortcut even more useful.

The idea of software as a service (SAAS) isn’t really new these days as more and more applications and services are delivered via the web and via a subscription model. Wikipedia defines SAAS as the following:
Software as a Service (SaaS, typically pronounced ’sass’) is a model of software deployment whereby a provider licenses an application to customers for use as a …read more

Trillian Astra Beta – Everything In One Place?

May 14, 2009 by Jason Bean  
Filed under Computers

Trillian Astra Beta – Everything In One Place?

For the last couple of days I’ve been playing around with the newest version of the Trillian client coming from Cerulean Studios. The new version of Trillian is in beta and is code-named Astra.

Taking a quick look at the screen shot above, let me highlight the different areas I have numbered above.

Twitter integration – the display of the timeline itself could be improved. I’d envision a panel that would slide out from behind the contact list that would display the timeline of events in a fashion similar to twhirl or other twitter client.
E-mail Integration – each of the email accounts …read more

Talk on Your PSP

January 3, 2008 by Amy Tucker  
Filed under Gaming

Talk on Your PSP

Sony is tired of the man keeping it down and they’re doing something about it.
After getting trounced repeatedly by the DS, it seems that Sony has a secret weapon to boost sales: Skype. As Gamasutra points out, the rumor that the PSP would serve as a “portable communication” device isn’t new, but now we finally have some news for the US market.
Sony’s CES preview page is promising that PSP users will be able to “call friends, talk trash to fellow gamers, or catch up with acquaintances via Skype for PSP system.”
So, you’re handheld gaming system will now let you …read more


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