One of the many challenges of any small business owner is that, without help, they need to perform as a jack of all trades. The problem there is that while you may have a deep topical knowledge of your business, the actual running of all business aspects behind the scenes is something you may not understand. The fact that you can be successful at doing business on eBay doesn’t make you a tax expert. Hiring an accountant to ensure that the back end of your business is (and stays) legitimate is a wise move. My first recommendation is that you get advice from friends, associates, and business contacts regarding accountants who they have done business with. These first hand recommendations are worth their weight in gold. I believe that it is important to go with a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) rather than a standard public accountant. As a small business owner, shop around for the smaller accounting firms that have experience working with businesses of your size – and be sure to ask the right questions. Find out about their experience in working not only with small businesses, but also with business whose business model is closely, or exclusively, tied to the internet.
Microsoft gave out these limited edition E3 2005 branded Xbox 360 faceplates at their press conference earlier today. We got our hands on one, and thought you might want to take a looksy. I am personally not going to be into the whole customization thing, as I would rather spend that cash on games - but this is pretty cool. There were only 5000 of these manufactured - and Playfeed is giving one away.
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You want a piece of the action - admit it. As always, we have your hook up. At Microsoft’s press conference, they gave out these Limited Edition Xbox 360 customized faceplates - only 5000 have been manufactured. Here is your chance to own one. Just reply to this post letting us know which Xbox 360 game you are most interested in and why. Answers that just name a game along with an explanation like “Because it looks cool!” or “I love that series” need not apply. We want some well thought out answers here. Those that comply will be put into a random drawing, and will win this rare collector’s item in a matter of two weeks. It is 1871 out of 5000. This, as always, is open to US residents only. We have a close-up image of the customized area after the jump.
For all you Linux gurus, SUSE Linux Professional 9.3 is now available for download via FTP. Just head on over to the SUSE mirror list and download from a nearby server. I recommend you download the mini install instead of the whole DVD. Usually you will only install a handful of applications rather than need a full DVD of applications.
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If you are not among the lucky auto owners with 110v outlets in your means of transportation, then you too can be like those people that are able to make their own coffee in their car or never have to buy car adapters for their cell phones. Just follow the instructions by Liski to install some power jacks in your car. Just remember to exercise the proper safety precautions when doing this mod.
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Sony plans to launch their next generation console in the spring of 2006 – be it in the US, Japan or Europe is unknown at this point. However, details on what powers the Playstation 3 are now available courtesy of Kotaku. Check out the full details after the jump.
So you’ve seen the new console and have seen what powers this next generation console; so what can we expect to be playing on it? Big ups to Gaming Horizon for putting a list of games together based on the demonstration on Monday’s conference. Many are titles we were already expecting (Metal Gear Solid for example), but others are unknown at this point. We’ll have some actual screenshots for you to drool over soon enough.
- Fight Night 3 (EA)
- Final Fantasy 12 (Square Enix)
- Metal Gear Solid 4 (Konami)
- Devil May Cry 4 (Capcom)
- Formula 1 (Liverpool)
- Tekken (Namco)
- Gundam (Bandai)
- Untitled sequel to Red Dead Revolver? (Rockstar)
- Killzone (SCEA)
- Vision Gran Turismo - GT5 (Polyphony Digital)
- I-8 (Insomniac)
- NioH (KOEI)
- Eyedentify (SCEJ)
- Fifth Phantom Saga (Sega)
- Heavenly Sword (Ninja Theory)
- Warhawk (Incognito)
- Killing Day (UbiSoft)
- Motostorm (Evolution Studios)
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Sony’s new console looks a lot like the complete opposite to Microsoft’s Xbox 360. While the new Xbox will remind you of an inhale, Sony’s Playstation resembles an exhale. Earlier it seemed as though Sony was going for the small and sleek look with the release of the redesigned Playstation and their slick PSP; now it seems as though they just tried to jam all that power into a case and worry about looks later. Oh well, the games do look amazing. At least we’re not disappointed with the insides! Check out the rest of the images after the jump.
With E3 about to start the Press Conferences have already begun. Tonight, Sony and Microsoft make their announcements with details about their systems. Above is the first picture of the Sony PS3 for the Public. If you check out the writing on the system it looks a lot like the text from the “Spiderman” movies. The system is really slick! At the moment Andru is out in LA at the Microsoft Press conference and I’ll be out in LA to join him for the rest of the fun tomorrow. We will be giving you the run down on everything as soon as possible! To check out the specs on the PS3 read more.
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With file sharing at an all time high, Netgear has created a brand new toy. This isn’t for sharing over internet (per say), but it does make it a lot easier to share the files you’ve downloaded between computers on your network. Netgear’s Storage Central allows you to place any 2 IDE hard-drives into it and plug the unit into your router. Since you’re plugging this into the router it will show up on your computer as a network drive. This is a great solution to backing up your files for easy restore. The unit costs $129.99 and should be available in a month or so.
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