Archive for May, 2006

May 3, 2006

82-Year-Old To Get College Degree

Source: WBBM
Writtern by Bernie Tafoya

CHICAGO (WBBM Newsradio 780) — May 21st will be a big day in the life of 82-year-old Bess Friedheim of the south suburbs. She receives her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from St. Xavier University that day.

Friedheim says she’s always wanted to go to college and so in her 60s, she enrolled.

May 2, 2006

Viva La Revolucion – Adobe Live in Europe

Coming to a country near you (if you live in Europe that is) the new Adobe Live series of events.

Join the Revolution…in Germany, Spain, UK, France, Sweden and Holland starting in May, 2006. Check the Adobe-Live web site for dates and locations.

The UK event, May 24th-25th, Olympia 2, London will feature our own (PixelGenius and PSN) Martin Evening, author of Adobe Photoshop for Photographers.

Martin will take you through the benefits of Photoshop CS2 and the new Adobe Lightroom with lots of tips and techniques. (I bet he’ll be showing off Beta 3 of Lightroom)

Viva La Revolucion!

May 2, 2006

A Derby Day picture puzzle

Source: Miami Herald

The Kentucky Derby is full of details — with more than 100,000 people there, how could it not be?

Play our detail-oriented game to see whether you can find the eight differences in these two photos.

May 2, 2006

Coding for fame, and dollars

Source: CNET
Written by Tom Krazit

Las Vegas has seen its share of title fights, but the only thing that will get pounded by the 64 finalists arriving this week for the 2006 TopCoder Open will be a computer keyboard.

May 2, 2006

Adobe expects low end of target range in Q2

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — May 2, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE) today is providing its regular intra-quarter business update for its second quarter of fiscal 2006, which ends June 2, 2006.

With approximately five weeks remaining in the quarter, Adobe announced it believes it will achieve quarterly results toward the low end of the financial target ranges it provided on March 22, 2006. The Company’s Q2 FY2006 target ranges are the following: revenue of $640 to $670 million; GAAP earnings per share of $0.18 to $0.21; non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.30 to $0.32; a GAAP operating margin of 22 to 24 percent; and a non-GAAP operating margin of 37 to 38 percent.

May 2, 2006

Digital Imaging Beats The Broader Market

Source: Forbes

Thanks to the ubiquity of digital cameras, flat-panel televisions and videogames with ever-more sophisticated graphics,’s Infoimaging Index has outpaced the S&P 500 by 12 percentage points since its December 2002 inception.

May 2, 2006

Investors Await Adobe Product Launches

Source: Forbes
Written by Kate DuBose Tomassi

In a mid-quarter report, Piper Jaffray senior research analyst Gene Munster said he continues to believe Adobe Systems can improve its revenue per customer through calendar years 2006 and 2007.

May 1, 2006 gets a new facelift

Over the weekend, got a facelift.

May 1, 2006

National Parks To Start Charging Photographers “Location Fees”

Source: National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)
Written By William Campbell

LIVINGSTON, MT (April 20, 2006) – The National Park Service, a branch of the U.S. Department of the Interior, has published new rules authorizing the NPS to begin collecting location fees for video, film, and commercial still photography projects. The new regulations appeared in the Federal Register (Vol. 71, Number 71) published April 13, 2006, and will take effect on May 15, 2006.

May 1, 2006

Into the Core: Intel’s next-generation microarchitecture

Source: ars technica
Written by Jon “Hannibal” Stokes

Editor’s note: Geek Warning-this article gets into technical detail regarding Itel’s future chip developments, but since both Apple and other PC makers will be using the same basic chip architecture, it’s useful to read the signs of the future.

May 1, 2006

Jobs assures shareholders of his focus on Apple

Source: The Mercury News
Written By May Wong – Associated Press

CUPERTINO, Calif. – Apple Computer Inc. chief executive Steve Jobs said Thursday he had no interest in becoming an executive at The Walt Disney Co., which will soon complete its acquisition of Jobs’ other company, Pixar Animation Studios Inc.