Wednesday News Updates

The Complete National Geographic on 160-GB Hard Drive -

Running out of bookshelf space for all of those old National Geographic magazines but just can’t seem to let them go (I personally have about 96 mags and counting)?  Well here’s your chance to recoup that space and grab up 120 years of Nat Geo history.  The National Geographic Society has recently released their entire history of magazines in a nifty little 160GB hard drive. 120 years of amazing discoveries, fascinating maps, and the world’s best photography with The Complete National Geographic.  You get all that plus a spare 100GB for your own files to boot.  The hard drive collection is available from the National Geographic Store for $199.95.

Keeping Up With the CES Hoopla -

If you are a gadget geek like me then you certainly know all about CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, that takes place every year in Las Vegas.  CES is the place to be to check out anything and everything that will be coming out in the coming year.  I have attended on numerous occasions and it is truly a spectacle to behold.  Sadly, I won’t be there tomorrow when the geekfest begins so I will have to depend on the good folks over at Engadget to keep me up to speed with all the latest and greatest.  Engadget is my go-to site for all the latest news in electronics and they have set up a double-wide trailer right in the CES parking lot so that they can be on top of all the breaking news.  You can follow them on Twitter or check out their special CES page to keep up with all the goings on.

Speaking of Gadgets -

My buddy Terry White has put together not one, but two Top 10 lists for 2009.  Over at Terry’s Tech Blog, Terry has a list of his Top 10 gadgets like the iPhone 3Gs, the Nikon D700, and more.  He then went and did the same thing for iPhone Apps at his new BestAppSite blog. Terry has listed some very cool apps that you are going to want to help pimp out your iPhone or iPod Touch.

Calling All Up and Coming Photographers -

The Hearst Corporation is now accepting entries for their Hearst 8X10, which is an “international competition saluting the next generation of talent, which will play an important role in the future of magazines, media, the web, design and photography.”  The competition is open to U.S. and international freelance, amateur and professional photographers and students between the ages of 18 and 35.  There is no fee for entry and all submissions must be received between now and May 31, 2010.  The winners will have their work shown in an exhibition at the Hearst gallery as well as having it featured on Hearst.com and Hearst8x10.com.  You can find out all the details here.

That’s it for today.  Have yourself a great Wednesday and remember to bundle up.  It’s coldddd out there!

Comments

  1. Happy New Year Jeff!!

    I hope 2010 is as good or better for you……..

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