Welcome to the WrapUp by CyberNet. This is a collection of news stories, downloads, and tips that we have collected over the last few days, but never got around to writing about. Don’t forget to send in your own tips, or just leave a comment on this page if you think you’ve got something we should include.
Obama Hosts Dinner with Tech’s Biggest Hitters
Last week President Obama had dinner with over a dozen heads of the tech industry including Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Eric Schmidt. This article outlines who was there and where they sat at the table.
Watson Crashed Multiple Times During Jeopardy Competition
While Watson appeared to dominate the human Jeopardy competition there was one thing you didn’t see in the 30-minute episodes, and it was the fact that it was constantly crashing. It apparently took four-hours to tape one episode, which is twice what it normally takes.
Motorola Xoom to Start at $600
According to Reuters the new Android-powered Motorola Xoom tablet will be priced at $600 for WiFi-only and $799 for a Verizon model.
A Look at Pandora’s Music Fees
This article takes a look at how much Pandora has to pay in royalty fees, and it may surprise some people that prior to 2009 they were forking over more in royalties than they were actually making.
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View More Document Formats in Google Docs
The Google Docs Viewer was updated to include support for 12 new file types including XLSX (Excel 2007+), PPTX (PowerPoint 2007+), PSD (Photoshop), and more.
Use LogMeIn’s Hamachi to Secure Your Browsing Away from Home
Lifehacker has an awesome tutorial that walks you through how to use a combination of Hamachi and Privoxy to set up your own proxy server at home. You can then route your remote browsing (at work, at a cofee shop, etc…) through your home machine to help keep your data secure.
Unofficial Gawker Redesign Theme for WordPress
Gizmodo themselves were promoting this Gawker-inspired WordPress theme that pulls in the new design and functionality of the Gawker sites (Gizmodo, Lifehacker, etc…).
NeverNote is a Free Cross-Platform Evernote App
Linux users now have a full-featured Evernote app available, and Windows/Mac users have an alternative to the official Evernote app.
Google Reader for Android Updated
The Google Reader app for Android got some nice updates including an unread count widget, news ticker widget, and even cooler… the ability to mark all stories as read that are prior to a certain point.
Create Website Mockups with Mockingbird
If you want to show someone a design idea you had without investing a lot of time the free online service called Mockingbird might be just what you need. It has pre-made buttons for a lot of the different objects you’d add to a site, and in minutes you can get a decent wireframe up.
Free Up Disk Space By Removing Old Google Chrome Versions
If you dig into your user’s data folder on your PC you may be surprised to see that Google retains the files for each different version of Chrome you upgrade to, which can quickly add up to a lot of space.
- Evernote 188.8.131.5200 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Google Chrome 11.0.672.2 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- openSUSE 11.4 RC1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Paint.NET 3.5.7 Beta 1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Screenshot Captor 2.90.01 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- SeaMonkey 2.1 Beta 2 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Silverlight 4.0.60129 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- VirtualBox 184.108.40.206112 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- WinPatrol 20.0.2011.0 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- ZipGenius 220.127.116.1150 [Homepage] [Mirror]