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AT&T Will Consider Limiting iPhone Data Plans

AT&T reports that smart phone users, which make up 3% of their market, are eating up nearly 40% of the data bandwidth on their mobile network.

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To no surprise, AT&T is considering ways to free up network bandwidth so that everyone without a smartphone, isn’t effected.  So what does this mean?  It means AT&T might be giving a screw j_b to iPhone users. – by far the biggest consumers of bandwidth from smartphones.
iPhone users on average consume five to seven times more data per month than average wireless subscribers, according to analyst firm Sanford Bernstein. And all this usage is clogging the network, causing many iPhone users, especially in large cities such as New York and San Francisco, to experience dropped calls, slow 3G service, and issues connecting to the network at all.
So what is AT&T considering?  I would think upping the usage fees, but this might not work for those who don’t care about monthly fees.  Another approach are incentives.
“We’re going to try to focus on making sure we give incentives to those small percentages to either reduce or modify their usage so they don’t crowd out the other customers in those same cell sites,” said de la Vega according to a transcript of the conference. “And you’ll see us address that more in detail.”
Either way, I have a strong feeling AT&T will be limiting or slowing data usage for iPhone users.  Continue Reading

Computer History Museum Honors First Microprocessor Intel’s 4004

Intel 4004

Today, a team of engineers will be recognized at the Computer History Museum for designing the first microprocessor in 1971, a 4-bit parallel CPU with 2,300 transistors. That project, from an infant Intel [3 years old], was a huge achievement and one can honestly say “it changed the world.” The Intel 4004 was the first general purpose microprocessor that could be customized with software to perform different functions on different devices. The 4004 started a new era in both hardware AND software, along with a never ending quest of silicon integration that continues to this day. The small team to be honored include: Continue Reading

GetUSB.info on Twitter

GetUSB on Twitter

Read an interesting article on social media and how it can impact your business, blog, or audience through social media websites like FaceBook and Twitter.  Granted, these terms are nothing new, and today we announce the addition of another network for GetUSB, Twitter. The article which inspired me to sign up was from Chris Brogan and if you are looking for 50 reasons, or just one, on why to get onto Twitter – give it a read. So now you can receive the GetUSB article title each day on Twitter, and if the topic tickles your fancy, click through and read the rest.  There is plenty of good content we churn out day after day, so please follow us. Thanks & Cheers, Gmo Editor in Chief GetUSB.info Continue Reading

Is Register.com About To Die

The Register.com website has been down far to long [over 3 hours].  I’ve got customers from California, to New York to Israel who don’t have a site running – anyone know what is going on? Is this another story of a big boy falling in these uncertain times or we just talking about some serious technical support issues?

We use 1and1.com services here and for all our sites. Continue Reading

GetUSB.info On Facebook

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GetUSB.info now has a page on Facebook. Become a fan and you’ll get bennies.  First off, you can get our daily articles streamed to your Facebook page [if you have one].  Second, you may comment on the bits of technology news we through out each day.  Lets us know if you like it, hate it, or it’s just BS. By choice, GetUSB.info has keep our comments Off for years.  To much spam.  To many link baiters.  However, with GetUSB.info on Facebook everything changes.  It gives you the ability to post notes on articles and let your voice be heard.  Finally. If you subscribed to our RSS feed, or get our our news in your email InBox, please click the link [or picture] and become a Facebook Fan. Kindest Regards, Gmo – GetUSB.info Editor Continue Reading

35MM Slide Lamp Is Photo Nerds Dream

This is not your ordinary lamp with bulb, switch and lamp shade, oh no.  It’s an ultra niche lamp specifically designed to show off your 35MM slide film.  Yes, we go with the assumption you are too poor to develop your slides, yet have enough in your nest egg to spring for this contemporary design.

35mm slide lamp

The lamp slide holds up to 36 slides and comes in three different sizes [lengths] of 2, 4 and 6 feet.  Prices start at $140 and end just above $200.

slide lamp for film

It’s definitely a conversation piece as the design is very unique.  However, we feel the conversation will be more along the lines of Continue Reading

Off Topic: Birth Announcements

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GetUSB has mentioned before about a fellow blogger and friend who’s started a baby birth announcements company which specializes in poster style movie trailer themes. It’s a very creative way to let the world know about your new born. Well, he’s twisted the product offering once again, with DVD birth announcements. Business has gone very well and with Movie Trailer Birth Announcements as the next big thing, everyone will want a movie trailer of their new born. To kick things off – and since June and July are the most popular months for baby births – he decided to offer up a coupon for those in need. You can get DVD birth announcements for less with the GetUSBinfo discount coupon. The coupon is a 20% discount for a movie trailer styled video. The video production, layout and delivery is just amazing – actually riveting. Click the screen shot I took below to view a demo: Gotta admit – it’s great looking stuff and a mind-blower for the grandparents, friends and family. It’s a keepsake everyone will cherish. Besides, a snap shot of your baby stuffed inside a Hallmark card is so 80’s. Get a DVD or you can sign up for the video to be hosted on their server.Get with the times, get a Movie Trailer Birth Announcement. Get it for 20% less. Simply type in “GETUSBINFO20” upon checkout to receive the 20% off discount [all caps please]. The coupon expires Oct 31, 2008. Continue Reading

FilterMyRSS – Mosaic – Contest – You Win

So exactly what IS going on here? Well, today I found my FilterMyRSS logo on an internet mosaic image [yes I run that site]. There must be a thousand websites which make up the mosaic. I think they found me through this site. Anyway, I spent a good 40 minutes trying to find my logo somewhere in the mosaic page. The FilterMyRSS logo looks like this: ..and somewhere in the crazy looking web mosaic is my logo. Here is a smaller pic of the mosaic: mosaic So the question becomes. Can you find the logo? I’m sure you have better things to do with your time, but I’ll reward you with a 2GB Flash Drive if you find it. Just send me the image with a circle around the location. If there happens to be more than one entry, I’ll do a random draw. I’ll keep this live for two weeks [July 10th] before updating the image with location. Good Luck! Continue Reading

RSS Filter With Keyword Exclusion Function

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FilterMyRSS is another website I run. This website is an RSS Filter utility to help people manage the amount of information flowing through their reader. Today I’ve added a new feature: exclusion via keyword. This new feature allows you to filter out articles based off keywords. A simple example would be filtering out content with profanity. The RSS exclusion function is very easy to use. Simply place a negative sign in front of the keyword for exclusion. Example: Lets say you are sick-and-tired of hearing about the iPhone. You could filter out articles based on that keyword by typing “-iphone” into the filter field. Check it out: www.filtermyrss.com So who cares about RSS filters anyway? Well, just about anyone who reads their information via a RSS feed reader. Lets say you are Paul from Technabob who wants to only post articles about “gadgets” Using FilterMyRSS he can subscribe to 100s of RSS feeds, from a variety of genres, and only read information related to “gadgets.” Or maybe Max from SiteHoppin loves to read up on blogging and social networking, but can’t stand to hear another word about “Stumbleupon.” Using FilterMyRSS, Max can subscribe to any feed he wants and filter OUT anything related to “Stumbleupon.” If you haven’t started using RSS readers to get your daily dose of information, you should start. It’s a lot easier than visiting dozens of sites each day. It’s a lot easier than managing your email inbox too. Spice things up with a RSS filter and get EXACTLY what you want. Don’t know how to get a RSS link? It’s easy, look on any homepage for the RSS logo (or text) and click the link. When the new webpage is displayed copy the link and paste into FilterMyRSS, enter some keywords and begin getting your filtered RSS feed. It’s quick. It’s easy. It’s fun…and best of all, it’s free! Still confused – check out my explanation of RSS feeds and how you can use them. Continue Reading

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