2 Billion People on the Internet

imageAccording to a report published by the International Telecommunication Union, the number of Internet users around the world doubled in the past five years and will surpass the two billion mark in 2010.  1.6 billion people now have Internet access available to them from their home.

Broadband subscriptions rose substantially with 8% of the world Internet subscriptions using broadband.

The amount of SMS (text) messages tripled over the past three years to reach 6.1 trillion.  This means about 200,000 text messages are being sent every second! 

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Netflix for Wii Now Disk Free

 

Wii owners can download the new Netflix disc-free streaming update from the Wii Shop Channel.  Up until now, Netflix viewing through the Wii needed a special Netflix disc.  This update adds Netflix as a menu option on the Wii Menu.  Previously, the only console which had disk free streaming of Netflix was the XBox 360. 

Sony’s Playstation 3 also requires a disk, but an update is expected to be released sometime today to allow disk free streaming.

 

You still need a Netflix subscription in order to take advantage of the streaming.  Subscriptions start at $8.99 a month. 

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Be the Match

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Geeky Moms proudly sponsors the Be the Match program.  Be the Match is a foundation established to create a bone marrow donor registry for patients and families looking to cure life-threatening diseases like lymphoma or leukemia.

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Geek Speak of the Month – Email Hoaxes

image “Dear Winner,

On behalf of [Prestigious Fake Company], I wish to announce you are one of the 3 lucky winners in the lotto draw. You have been approved to win[$exorbitant amount of money] .  Please send us your name, address, and telephone number and the winnings will be sent to you immediately.

 

Sincerely,

[Some President from some company in Africa]”

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Cooking Dash 3 Thrills and Spills Review

image Last night, I excitedly installed the pre-release of the new Cooking Dash 3 Thrills and Spills.  I’ve played a few casual games in my time, but haven’t delved into them lately.  If you have played previous Diner Dash games, you will remember Flo & her Grandma as the main characters.  They are back again, yet this time Flo and her friends are teenagers. 

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PAX 2010 Review

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The beautiful city of Seattle was taken storm by gamers, geeks, freaks,and entrepreneurs over labor day weekend.  This was my first gaming convention and PAX definitely did not disappoint.  My picture says it all – a whirlwind of people demoing games, hardware and competing with others.

 

Here’s a list of my top five experiences at PAX 2010.

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High Tech Travels – Day Two

Yes, I love my Android.   I will continue to make posts about all the wonderful apps this phone has brought to me!  So please pay attention =)  Of course, the iPhone, Windows Mobile, etc have access to a lot of apps as well, but there is just something about an open source OS that makes me feel all gooey inside. 

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High Tech Travels – Day One

Geeky Moms is on their way to PAX West.  PAX is a three day convention and gaming extravaganza in Seattle.  I am very excited to meet with other female business owners and also Montanta mountains pic with HTC Eris see how the spectrum of women gaming has changed.  No longer are gamers just nerdy men who never bath or stay in their basements.  Over half of all gamers are women!  Not only that, but gaming companies are starting to realize that women are the ones buying games, no matter if its for themselves, kids or significant others. 

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Featured Article from WomenGamers.com – Part II

WomenGamers.com features articles on women in gaming, how to break into the gaming industry, and gaming reviews.  Gaming has been a stereotypical male activity, but studies have shown that over half of online gamers are women.  This growing trend has changed the way we look at raising children.  Gaming mothers face different challenges but in the same token have new and exciting opportunities. 

Atari from WomenGamers.com talks about these challenges in her article “Gaming with a Newborn.”

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