New RAW plugin for Photoshop users

If you’re an avid photographer or a designer who uses the Adobe line of products such as Photoshop and Illustrator then be sure to get the new Camera Raw Plugin. This iteration, 3.6, supports new cameras including the Canon XTi and Nikon D80 as well as improves functionality of the plugin. Adobe: “The camera raw…

Assemblyman Wants Investigation of Link Between Sonograms and Autism

A New Jersey assemblyman is asking the state legislature of New Jersey to look into a possible link between sonograms and autism. The Assemblyman cites a recent study that showed sonograms have the ability to move certain brain cells that are commonly associated with the disorder. Daily Record: “Assemblyman Joe Pennacchio, R-Montville, introduced legislation Monday…

Getting Help From iTunes. It’s easy!

Purchasing music online through Apple’s iTunes Music store is as easy as going to the grocery store but when the checkout clerk rings up an item too many times you point it out to them so they can correct the problem. But what about the iTunes store? What if you get double-charged, can’t download, or…

Microsoft Vista Coming To A Retailer Near You Jan. 30

A senior executive at Microsoft announced Windows Vista would finally be available to consumers on January 30th 2007. : “Jim Allchin, co-president of Microsoft’s platforms and services division, said it expects consumers to make a ‘fast and immediate’ switch to the new Windows. ‘On January 30, you will be hard pressed to find a machine…

Sun and Ubuntu Team Up for JEE5 Server Deployment

In some very exciting news for Java devlopers (where I happened to cut my teeth oh so long ago), Ubuntu is partnering up with Java Enterprise Application Server. It’s kind of like peanut buttter and chocolate. Two great tastes that go great together. eWeek: “Sun and Canonical, a two-year-old U.K.-based commercial sponsor of the fast-growing…

Got Some Friends? Form Your Own Political Party

Ask Yahoo! posted a question today from reader Terri in California, “How can I form my own political party?” Interestingly enough we were discussing our disdain with the current two parties that have dominance over dinner last night listening to the barrage of political solicitations every 2 minutes on the answering machine. Here is the…

Parents: Watch Out For Small Magnets

Being the father of a child with autism I’m always on my guard against potential hazards, maybe more-so than normal parents. Here’s an article from over at the Science Blog that gives parents a new reason to worry, small magnets. Evidently the magnets can come from any number of household items and toys may cause…

Songbird Still As Awesome As Ever

With everyones apparent addiction to iTunes it was only a matter of time until some started venturing forth seeking the “holy grail” (play on the Davinci Code) that would tie all the music services together. In this case the “sangraal” appears to be Songbird. Songbirdnest: Songbird™ is a desktop Web player, a digital jukebox and…