–Giz Explains: How to Buy an HDTV Like a Pro
The economy sucks. But like Warren Buffett, you should be greedy when everyone else is skurred. If you’ve got the extra scratch, this is probably the best holiday season ever to buy an HDTV, since retailers don’t want a pile of them going obsolete in their warehouse. But what should you look for in an HDTV?
–Think Firefox 3 is fast? Try Firefox Minefield
A colleague today showed me a cool, new browser that he’s been using to browse the web at blisteringly fast speeds. The browser? Minefield. The author of the code? Mozilla.
–Five Best File Compression Tools
Whether you’ve been sent a simple ZIP archive, you need to create and share your own compressed files, or you’re staring down the barrel of some obscure archive format you’ve never seen before, having the right file compression application in your corner is a must.
–A Linux-powered BMW?
BMW is developing an open-source platform for vehicle electronics. By taking the open-source approach, rather than using proprietary software, BMW aims to allow providers of infotainment services to develop plug-and-play applications. BMW is asking other automakers to join in its effort.
–Wikipedia DVD Released on BitTorrent
Today, the latest edition of the Wikipedia school edition has been released by SOS Children’s Villages, a charity organization that aims to help orphans and vulnerable children worldwide. The 08/09 edition can be downloaded for free, via BitTorrent only, and comprises over 5500 hand-picked educational articles.