Saturday, July 26, 2008

Google Gadgets for Linux -- Almost There

Since version 2 came out in 2005, Google Desktop for Windows has included a sidebar that users can fill with screen gadgets, but the Linux version (version 1, from June 2007) provided only indexing and search functions, with no eye candy whatsoever. This has finally changed. Google recently released Google Gadgets for Linux (GGL)

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Ford posts worst quarter in company history

That's right folks, Ford is doing terribly, and not working quickly enough to fix it.

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Massive Desktop Linux deployment (52 MILLION new users!)

KDE on Linux has stepped up to become the software platform in the primary school education system in Brazil. That may sound like a bold claim, but the numbers are staggering and speak for themselves....

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Saturday, March 15, 2008

10 HARD Ways to Make Your Life Better

Here are ten things that are really hard to do but which have an incredible power to make your life better.

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Sunday, February 24, 2008

PS3 reaches 10 million four months sooner than Xbox360

What does it say when a console launched a year later, being more expensive, was prey to the most crazy anti-viral smear campaign ever, had two massive competition to deal with and "no" games to speak off... and still sold better/faster than the 360? Wow.

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Sony unveils PhyreEngine, its new free cross-platform engine

Working on both OpenGL and Direct3D, this engine will allow developers to more easily develop for the PS3 by using PC environments they're more familiar with. A "simple recompile" is supposedly all that's needed to make the game run on the PS3. It includes full documentation, "70+ samples" and "full source code and artwork" of sample game templates

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Friday, February 15, 2008

The Rice Big Pharma Fears

Is an ancient Chinese remedy more effective than two of the biggest cholesterol fighting drugs on the market?

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Friday, February 08, 2008

17 Fitness Truths To Get You In Great Shape

The ups-and-downs of fitness effort highlight a key truth: you can't quit, ever. Just keep going. Here are some of the more important truths that will get you in the best shape of your life.

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Friday, February 01, 2008

This will teach your mother-in-law to knock!

Couple caught in the act during breakfast. Funny Dutch commercial for Friesche Vlag coffeemilk cups.

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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Garmin announces the Nuviphone!

Garmin has just announced its new iPhone-like smartphone, the Nuviphone. The device features full browsing, PIM, phone and of course, GPS functions galore.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

ASUS preps $500 'iMac killer' Eee PC all-in-one desktop

ASUS is expanding its Eee PC line to include not one but multiple extra models, including the E-Monitor: a 19- to 21-inch all-in-one desktop with a low-cost Intel CPU, Linux, a TV tuner... and a $500 price tag.

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Must see: Airbus A380 cockpit (incredible interactive view)

Fine, if this doesn't make you go OMG I will gladly refund your digg

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

KDE 4.0 Release Event Keynote from Google Headquarters

On Friday, January 18th, Aaron Seigo, President of the KDE e.V. gave the keynote at the KDE 4.0 Release Event in Mountain View, California about KDE 4, presenting KDE to the world and the world to KDE.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Assassin's Creed and Call of Duty 4 break 1 million on PS3

Both Assassin's Creed and Call of Duty 4 have broken the 1 million barrier on the PS3 this week, becoming the first and second (or second and first?) third party games to do so on the PS3. Most likely, Pro Evolution Soccer will be joining them fairly soon.

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Google Android Prototype In the Wild

Here's the first gorgeous shot of an Google Android prototype in the wild. It looks HTC-ish in build, similar to the grainy versions we've seen in the official videos and the renderings in the SDK emulator

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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Sony to Sell 11 Million PS3s By Fiscal Year End

It looks like all that was wrong with the PS3 was the price, because despite a very slow start, Sony has announced that their console will reach worldwide sales numbers of 11 million units by the end of this fiscal year (March 31st, 2008). Alright, it's time to place your bets again: how will the console wars end?

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Friday, November 30, 2007

How to peel an egg

Just have a look at the clip ;)!!

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I Have 4 PS3's

Trumps "3 PS3 guy". This guys has four!

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Monday, October 15, 2007

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

5 Things I learned about Personal Growth by Moving

Sometimes it takes a major change in your life before you realize how much value your life has as it stands right now!

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Microsoft to Release .NET Framework Source Code in v3.5

Microsoft will begin by offering the source code (with source file comments included) for the .NET Base Class Libraries ASP.NET, Windows Forms, ADO.NET, XML, and WPF. The source code will be released under the Microsoft Reference License (MS-RL).

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Is Organic Too Expensive? How Much is Organic worth?

When I marketed Organic food to few consumers, they nodded in agreement about the goodness and health benefits. But the one question that I squirmed at was, “I heard its expensive, what’s the difference?”. At the end of the day it all boils down to the economics

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Sunday, September 09, 2007

Is Steve Jobs Sick Of The Cell Phone Industry Already?

Job's keynote, riddled with anti industry comments, topped it all off with a big middle finger to AT&T by introducing the iPod touch. We're with you man.

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Monday, September 03, 2007

Productivity enhancers for Thunderbird

As with Firefox, you can extend Thunderbird's functionality by installing extensions. Mozilla's official extension repository has quite a few nifty tools on offer, and which ones you choose to install depends entirely on your needs. There are, however, a few extensions that you might find indispensable no matter how you use Thunderbird.

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Five Facts About Google Phone

Is Google Phone fact or fiction? Engadget says Google’s entry into mobile phone business is for real, and the company is going to announce it soon. Scott Kirsner talked to a bunch of folks over who are intimately familiar with the effort and outlined his findings in an article for The Boston Globe.

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Saturday, September 01, 2007

Haze Only on PS3, canned for Xbox 360 and PC

Ubisoft has told GameSpot that First Radical’s sci-fi first-person shooter Haze is now being planned solely for Sony’s PlayStation 3 platform.

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Monday, August 27, 2007

Homes in Finland get 100 Mbps internet connection

TeliaSonera Finland and Vuosaaren Kiinteistöt have agreed that Vuosaari’s all approximately 3,000 rental flats will be provided with fibre optic based broadband connections enabling transmission rates of up to 100 Mbps. The connections will be provided during the year 2007.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

PS3 gains 1080p PVR services: record TV shows, watch on PS3/PSP

PlayTV will allow users to watch, pause and record live TV. PlayTV can also record individual shows, or entire series to the PS3 hard drive. The videos can then be watched from the PS3, or can be transferred to the PSP to watch on the go.

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Monday, August 20, 2007

20 Great Tools to Keep Your Life Organized

It’s the ultimate quest of anyone trying to become more organized or productive: the ultimate organizing tool. And while that perfect tool may be different for each person, depending on your needs, the following list should have something perfect for just about anyone.

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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Ron Paul wins NH straw poll

Just like Alabama poll, he won it in a landslide with a huge lead over Romney who took 2nd

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Linux Hardware Support Better Than Windows

Something I often hear from people that talk about Linux on the desktop is this: people want to be able to go to the store, buy hardware, and be confident that it will Just Work.I would like to point out that things are rarely this simple on Windows. And, in fact, things are often simpler on Linux these days.

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

DIRECTV plugs into broadband over power line

"...DIRECTV and Current Group announced that the satellite TV company's customers will be able to get broadband over power line (BPL) Internet and VoIP service bundled with their TV packages."

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Saturday, August 11, 2007

Saturday, July 28, 2007

BBC Corrupted by Microsoft! Take back the BBC, Tuesday, August 14!

Today the BBC made it official -- they have been corrupted by Microsoft. With today's launch of the iPlayer, the BBC Trust has failed in its most basic of duties and handed over to Microsoft sole control of the on-line distribution of BBC programming. From today, you will need to own a Microsoft operating system to view BBC programming on the web.

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Saturday, July 21, 2007

Survey: Men Happiest With Smart Wives

Men in search of true happiness should steer clear of bimbos and dumb blondes: research shows men are happiest if they marry smart women

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Michael Bloomberg: "The U.S. is in trouble."

Mayor Bloomberg is decrying the state of the 2008 presidential race, faulting the major party candidates for offering shallow, simplistic prescriptions, and scolding the press for failing to demand more from those seeking the White House. "The tough questions are not what are you in favor of, but how are you going to get it through Congress?"

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