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Here’s an excellent article on burning your videos to playable DVDs with DVD Flick, a free and open source tool.

Do you love card tricks as I do? Here are 10 of them compiled. Watch and enjoy.

If you’re into speed reading here are 2 useful links: ZAP Reader and Spreeder.

The format war between Blue Ray vs HD-DVD has not ended yet. HD-DVD is a step ahead. Sometime ago first cracked HD-DVD movies were seen in well known torrent sites which made Sony proud of Blue Ray’s security measures. Well, that didn’t last long (as expected). Blue Ray’s security is also cracked and here’s the story behind it.

Want to check out another online “Keep your lists” service? Try Gubb. Lovely interface. Lots functionality. Give them a try.

Here’s a fascinating way to learn vocabulary: Quizlet.

From the site:

You enter a vocabulary list of any words or data you want. (ex. SAT words, history dates, French-Spanish translations, etc.)

Quizlet gives you a specialized learning mode, flashcards, randomly-generated tests, and collaboration tools for classmates to help you study those words.

You ace your test.

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Restore Firefox Tabs

Is this funny or what. Before Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) I used to surf internet with IE6 from time to time; otherwise Firefox was my default browser. Now, I just use Firefox (2.0.0.1) 100%. The supposedly clever guys in Microsoft just screwed things up completely. After years and years of silence they came up with something barely compatable with Firefox. It has nothing revolutionary at all. What is worse, the seemingly new UI is simply awful.

Well, IE7 has nothing to with this entry but I just had shout that out.

When working with Firefox I sometimes need to close it (to restart the computer immediately or something in the same vain) and naturally I want restart Firefox and continue from where I left off. If Firefox had crashed I’d be protected but not otherwise. Thankfully, there is a solution. Now, you can reload all your tabs, always.

1. Type about:config in the address bar and press Enter.

2. Now, right-click in the browser window and select New >> Boolean.

3. A box will appear. In this box, type browser.sessionstore.resume_session and click Ok.

4. Now set the value as True and click Ok.

5. Go to Tools >> Options.

6. Under Startup, select When Firefox starts, and set Show my windows and tabs from last time and click Ok.

That’s it and you are done. (from Tech Xpress)

Top WebOS Reviewed

Here’s a useful review of almost all web based so called operating systems in the market. I suggest you have a peek.

Blue-ray, anyone ?

This guy makes a good point about why I hate Blue-ray and Sony.

HD, anyone ?

Well, since Blue-ray is suckers-bet, how about High-Definition DVD. It’s better for sure. But… rest here.

Process Scanner

Now or then you’ll hear your hard-drive spinning like mad-ball and you just don’t know why. Other times, you may experience your computer start-up (or shut-down) takes ages. Mostly, you’ll start to experience an over-all slow down in time. The possible reasons are endless. Anti-virus and anti-spyware softwares helps but from time to time you still need to go to task-manager and observe what the heck is happening inside. There are many free utilities specificaly for this job (like WITS) but now we have something even better: An online service scanning and reporting us about all the processes going inside your computer. Bookmark Process Scanner for you’re sure to use it in near future.

Logos And Their Meanings

Here’s good link where some famous logos and the ideas behind them explained. You’ll like it.

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It’s Official: Line Rider 2

I’ve introduced you to Line Rider some time ago. A wonderful game which started as a school project has become a hype. Tens of mods appeared immediately. This week the official follow-up has been anounced: Line Rider 2.

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The follow-up includes some notable improvements. And here is the real news; game will soon be available for both the Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii. I’m very happy in behalf of the Slovenian creator, Bostjan Cadez for he proved that good, creative, work is always rewarded.

As you will notice there’s contest for the best ride now. Expect to see hundredes of fans uploading their work everyday.

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Photoshop CS3

If you’re a Photoshop user then you’ve probably heard that Adobe has released beta version CS3. The new version promises some exciting improvements. I have no intention to repeat those new goodies right here but if you want to see them live go to Photoshop Tv website and watch episode 60. For once I can say that Adobe has done enough to make the upgrade worthwhile.

A Good CSS Source

If you’re into CSS hype then be sure to check out 456 Berea Street. Tons of valuable info on CSS and many other things. I especially enjoyed the section called CSS Lab where some useful techniques on CSS are demonstrated.

The Invisible Web

If you want to make sure that you website is visible to others read this excellent article: The Ultimate Guide to the Invisible Web.

Firefox and IE Tweaking

This short video tutorial gives some tips on how to open pages faster with both Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Here are some more on tweaking Firefox.

Ultra Realism In Gaming

During his GDC demonstration in 2005, Peter Molyneux of Lionhead Studios demoed his brainchild: The Room. An experiment dabbling in Hyper realistic surroundings, portals, and incredible definition. Where objects age and books have individual pages.”

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I had been busy for the last couple of days so here’s a quick catch-up session.

Which Graphic Card?

Tomshardware published a very helpful guide on graphic cards. If you’re planning to buy one and cannot decide on price / performance ratio or “the value for the money” I urge you to read it.

Top 10 Technology Disappointments Of 2006

And yet another interesting article from Tomshardware on Top 10 Technology Disappointments of this year. Here’s the the list in brief before you read the details:

  • #10 – Apple iPod
  • #9 – Microsoft IE 7
  • #8 – HDTV
  • #7 – Intel Viiv and AMD Live!
  • #6 – 802.11n
  • #5 – Microsoft Zune
  • #4 – Broadband Internet
  • #3 – Digital Rights Management
  • #2 – UMPC
  • #1 – Sony

Need I add that I agree with most of the list?

Firefox 3 Alpha Out

It’s not been long since we’ve been introduced to my-long time-default browser Firefox 2 yet the guys in Mozilla Foundation lost no time in presenting the alpha release of Firefox 3.

Nicknamed Gran Paradiso after a mountain region of Italy, the superstructure of Firefox 3 alpha is built around Gecko 1.9, an updated layout engine. The browser, tentatively scheduled for delivery in May 2007, is also due to include features held back from Firefox 2, such as the revamped Places system for storing bookmarks and a re-jigged history function.

The software is orientated towards making web applications behave in the same way as programs installed on user’s desktops. Core layout and rendering changes include use of Cairo as the default graphics library, use of Cocoa Widgets for MAC OS X version and the inclusion of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) languages.

IBM Introduces Flash Memory Killer

An innovative new memory technology that promises to replace flash in a wide range of products has been unveiled by IBM and two partners who claim their phase-change technology is 500 times faster than flash and draws roughly half the power. Rest of the story here.

Gmail Continues To Excel

Google plans to add another handy feature to their free online e-mail service. Granted to few “selected” customers at the moment the feature, named Mail Fetcher, will allows users to access non-Gmail email accounts from within the Gmail interface. If you have a Yahoo email account, and a work email account, etc., you can simply access that email from within Gmail, using POP settings. Gmail will now work in a very similar way as Outlook does on the PC desktop.

Good work, guys! Why not add an IMAP functionality also?

Free Fax Service

If you’re Canadian or American here’s useful online service for you: FaxZero. It’s free and lets you send a PDF or Word document to any fax number in the USA. FaxZero prints an ad on the coversheet, but leaves the main pages uncorrupted (Ad-free faxes are about two bucks).

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64GB Flash-drive !

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I didn’t expect to see this much capacity so soon but they did it. Buslink USB 2.0 Flash Drive is sold at CDW. However, with a price tag of $5,469.99 it can wait a little more.

Poll question: How long will it take before we see these sweeties under $100?

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Youtube: Thing Of The Past?

The file sharing company Azureus on Monday launched a new distribution platform for downloading high-quality video, which the company hopes will become the next YouTube — but for high definition, DVD-quality video on the internet.

Available at Zudeo, users can upload, download and comment on videos in a manner similar to other video sharing sites like YouTube, Metacafe and Revver. But instead of the low-resolution video offered by competing services, the Azureus system promises internet video at better than DVD quality.

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Personally, I don’t think that it will kill Youtube anytime soon. First, it’s impossible to upload a high-definition version of the most of the videos in Youtube; they’re done with cheap quality cameras. Second, the average all around internet speed is not enough to browse/download HD movies/clips in a reasonably short amount of time.

But one thing is clear: Youtube must improve upon itself. At the beginning everything was just cool. Lots of web-traffic, lots of potential.

However, that’s just not enough in todays light-speed world. You need to put something new; not once but always.

Yahoo did nothing and maybe they will evaporate in near future. Weren’t they the king once upon a time?

Anyhow, if you have good speed then go and enjoy those HD clips.

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