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John L.
Philadelphia, PA
I am a licensed architect specializing in retail store design and commercial and residential construction/remodelling.
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Modern warning systems plus radar and a better sense of oceanography make it unlikely that a ship could be lost at sea--with hundreds or even thousands dead--in 2012. Source: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-57412148-52/titanic-disaster-unlikely-to-happen-in-this-age-experts-say/?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=GeekGestalt L-1 IDENTITY SOLUTIONS KINGSTON TECHNOLOGY COMPANY KEY JDS UNIPHASE JDA SOFTWARE GROUP Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2012 at John Lynch's blog
They say everyone has a story to tell, and certainly Linux geeks are no exception. So it was with great anticipation that Linux Girl came upon an "Ask Slashdot" posting recently titled, "How Did You Become a Linux Professional?" "I'm interested in taking my skills to the next level --... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2012 at John Lynch's blog
One week, three big press events, and no huge innovations. But that's cool: following the hottest industry trend this week, we're iterating to Engadget Podcast 308.1, the slightly-better version of last week's podcast, also known as Engadget Podcast 309. Hosts: Tim Stevens, Brian Heater Guest: Terence O'Brien Producer: Trent Wolbe... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2012 at John Lynch's blog
The hit Tumblr got Hillary Clinton to make a submission. But now the site has become too much, and its creators said today that they're pulling the plug on the project. Source: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-57412692-52/texts-from-hillary-calls-it-quits/?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=GeekGestalt SYNTAX-BRILLIAN SYNOPSYS SYNNEX SYMANTEC SYKES ENTERPRISES INORATED Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2012 at John Lynch's blog
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Thursday announced a slew of new tablets in the company's Kindle line that could give that device family new life. The Kindle Fire HD dominated the announcement. It will be offered in three versions: a 7-inch and two 9-inch varieties. Source: http://ectnews.com.feedsportal.com/c/34520/f/632000/s/232824df/l/0L0Stechnewsworld0N0Crsstory0C760A960Bhtml/story01.htm SYMANTEC SYKES ENTERPRISES... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2012 at John Lynch's blog
If you've ever had to give PowerPoint presentations away from home base, you'll know there's a certain amount of gear-related anxiety involved: Is the equipment going to be there? Is it going to work with my memory stick or version of PowerPoint? One way to take control is to use... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2012 at John Lynch's blog
Western Digital today announced what it is calling its smallest external hard disk drive, the 500GB My Passport Edge, for both Macs and PCs. The new drives are 4.34 inches long by 3.2-inches wide and .5-inches thick. The drives are also an upgrade from the USB 2.0 (480Mbps) to the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2012 at John Lynch's blog
Oracle is finding its road map for enterprise Java is a bit too ambitious, with the company now proposing a postponement in cloud computing capabilities that had been anticipated for Java EE (Java Platform, Enterprise Edition) 7 next year. Instead, the cloud capabilities would be included in Java EE 8... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2012 at John Lynch's blog
Pioneer's CDJ-2000 took the spot at the top of the firm's CD turntable range a couple of years back, and has enjoyed a decent spell as the club standard. To ensure that its reign continues unchallenged, a new iteration in the form of the CDJ-2000nexus (no relation) has just been... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2012 at John Lynch's blog
The hottest new Tumblr features witty fictional text messages between the U.S. secretary of state and the likes of President Obama, Lady Gaga, and others. Now Hillary herself has weighed in. Source: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-57412135-52/texts-from-hillary-when-lolcats-met-hillary-clinton/?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=GeekGestalt TEXAS INSTRUMENTS TERADATA TELETECH HOLDINGS TECHNITROL TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2012 at John Lynch's blog
Next up for Windows Phone: attacking the middle range of the market."We are dramatically broadening the set of price points in Mango-related phones that we can reach," Andy Lees, president of Microsoft's Windows Phone division, told the audience during the Asia D conference Oct. 19. "That's particularly important because going... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2012 at John Lynch's blog
At the Cool Product Expo, entrepreneurs show off everything from electric cars to personalized 3D printers to a scent production machine. Source: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-57413153-52/cool-gadgets-shine-at-stanford/?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=GeekGestalt DELL CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR ACCENTURE ACER ADOBE SYSTEMS Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2012 at John Lynch's blog
Without a doubt, Spotify is my service-of-choice for listening to music these days. It was a huge win when I was in Mexico, and its offline mode is an absolute life-saver. For those of you that use the Android version, an update has hit the tubes, and here's a look... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2012 at John Lynch's blog
Kinect for Windows will arrive in style to China and other new markets starting October 8th, sporting a brand new SDK. The new developer kit will add features like color camera settings and extended depth data, as well as more tools and samples like a UI demo based on Kinect's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2012 at John Lynch's blog
Ahead of Nokia's Windows Phone event, there's been plenty of discussion about the Lumia 920's PureView classification, and though the camera's pixel count remains TBA, we're still getting a few sneak peeks at the upcoming hardware. Yesterday, leaked press photos of a Lumia wireless charging pad suggested that the new... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2012 at John Lynch's blog
In a bid to counter some of the Internet's larger ad giants--most notably Google and Facebook--Microsoft has joined in an advertising partnership with AOL and Yahoo.However, Microsoft isn't framing the agreement as a response to its competitors in that arena. "Other players in the industry are welcome to join us,"... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2012 at John Lynch's blog
We can learn at least one thing from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's talk at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco: When it comes to smartphone competition, Microsoft sees Android as a bigger threat than Apple.I'm basing that solely on the vitriol that Ballmer leveled at Android (and Google in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2012 at John Lynch's blog
Microsoft's innovative "Courier" tablet prototype--which, if produced, would have offered two touch-screens bonded together in a book-style format--now has a cause of death: crushed with extreme prejudice by Windows 8.According to CNET's Jay Greene, who interviewed a number of unnamed executives with knowledge of the company's tablet deliberations, Microsoft CEO... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2012 at John Lynch's blog
NASA's Curiosity Rover is undergoing a very remote software upgrade on Mars, but it's still sending postcards. Source: http://feeds.pcworld.com/click.phdo?i=12e372a3b59f3b41d53c82271fee5e85 IRON MOUNTAIN INORATED IOMEGA INTUIT INTERSECTIONS INTERNATIONAL RECTIFIER Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2012 at John Lynch's blog
Many of the sexy new Ultrabooks have batteries that are difficult or impossible to replace. If that bothers you, use these charts to check your model before you buy. Source: http://feeds.pcworld.com/click.phdo?i=8e7c8583adcabe2542742586e00b35b4 AMKOR TECHNOLOGY AMPHENOL ANIXTER INTERNATIONAL APPLE COMPUTER APPLIED MATERIALS Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2012 at John Lynch's blog
We sit down with SimCity producer Jason Haber in Cologne, Germany to chat about what PC gamers can expect from the next SimCity game. Source: http://feeds.pcworld.com/click.phdo?i=fff9e3945dc828dec331ca1d0dd9eb7b HEWLETT-PACKARD HIGH TECH COMPUTER ZORAN ZIONS BAN YAHOO! Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2012 at John Lynch's blog
Twitter on Tuesday joined the Linux Foundation. However, the move comes just days after Twitter removed its find-friends feature from blogging service Tumblr. Twitter had earlier done the same to Instagram, and has imposed new restrictions on developers. Source: http://ectnews.com.feedsportal.com/c/34520/f/632000/s/22d0bc4d/l/0L0Stechnewsworld0N0Crsstory0C760A150Bhtml/story01.htm MANTECH INTERNATIONAL MANHATTAN ASSOCIATES LSI LINEAR TECHNOLOGY . LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2012 at John Lynch's blog
Today in international tech news: Trade sanctions have prevented Iranians from playing the ever-popular computer game "World of Warcraft." Also: Australia grapples with data collection laws that one official likened to a police state; Chinese search engines juke results to stymie one another; VMware tries to tap into China's IT-heavy... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2012 at John Lynch's blog
Withings has introduced a new set of wireless bathroom scales to spare us sedentary geeks the effort of recording our weekly weigh-ins. The updated set includes Position Control technology, which we assume means it tells you to stand up straight and suck your belly in while it's sending your details... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2012 at John Lynch's blog
We were still wearing our winter jackets when Sigma announced its 19mm F2.8 toutin' (28mm equivalent) DP1 Merrill compact was getting a (pseudo) 46-megapixel sensor overhaul. Now, we finally get word on when we can take the refreshed snapper for a spin: mid-September. If you're interested in an autumnal upgrade,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2012 at John Lynch's blog