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Digg is a technology news website that gives editorial control back to the community. Most technology websites allow users to suggest content by submitting links or stories to an editor. If the editor believes the story to be relevant to the masses, he or she moves the story to the homepage. With digg, users also submit links for review.To be a member of this blog please E-Mail me at Techsmith718@Gmail.com

Monday, April 18, 2005

Music Downloads Taking over Singles Chart

Technological revolution has overtaken the music world which may leave such music fans distinctly perplexed. Today, for the first time, the position of a hit �record� could be decided by how many people pay to access the track on the web, combined with conventional sales.

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Digital plumbers' fix home nets

A new qualification for "digital plumbers" is to help train people to become bona fide "home network" fixers.

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furl, your personal web

Furl is a free service that saves the important items you find on the Web and enables you to quickly find them again. Furl archives a personal copy of every page you save.

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Windows to Linux: A Beginner's Guide

If you have any experience with Windows, the switch to Linux will be relatively simple. Truly, the biggest challenge is to find the tools and applications you need in Linux. This beginner HOW-TO article will hopefully give you plenty of ideas how to access those key tools and how they relate to Windows

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Essay Generator

Simply type your topic into the blue box and press GO.

Makes an essay on anything.
Different every time!

e.g. 'investment banking', 'Michael Jackson's moth collection'...

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Google Top 1000

Google Top 1000 is a list of website who have the number one position at google when you search for the corresponding number. If, for example, you search for the number 1, the number one position is Mozilla.Org. This guy wrote a script to do this, which you can download, but it is very easy to do by hand of course..

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Antisource -

This site brings to you a consolidation of malware articles and alerts, as well as the antimalware solutions to fix and block it all. Please read our About page for more information.

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New Memory stick in 4GB size!!!

Sony just unveiled their new 4GB Memory Stick PRO, not long till we start seeing the DUO version in stores wishing it we all had the cash to buy one for our psp... the estimated price of the 4GB Memory Stick PRO is $900.

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Netgear Wireless Router for $2.50

CompUSA has this router on special for $29.99 but Staples is offering a $25 Easy Rebate. Go to Staples, have them price match the router to CompUSA�s price and submit the Easy Rebate. With Staples� 100% Price Match policy, the price of the router becomes $27.49 at the register and then after the $25 Easy Rebate, your final cost is $2.50.

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Pentagon Invests in Unmanned 'Trauma Pod'

Some of the initial technology is already being put to use in hospitals, and the goal of the initial $12 million project is relatively modest --

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Arguments End in Landmark Kazaa Piracy Case

Kazaa's owners say they are merely allowing computer users to share information, and that they shouldn't be held responsible for any illegal activity by people using the software. At the heart of the case is whether Kazaa's owners directly or indirectly authorized the use of their software for illegal copying

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A call to all P2P users

The last week in April 2005 - 24th up until and including 30th - show them how much money we are spending on their products by denying them our hard earned income. Do not go to the movies; do not buy any entertainment products during that week.

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Cheap screen printing tutorial

Alright, I've finally had the time to "screen print" another shirt, so here's the tutorial...

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Pixie

Do you dabble in HTML? Like to experiment with color shades and hues? Me too. But I'm often an "on the fly" kind of coder.
I'll be online and see a color I really love, but then I have to pull up an HTML color wheel and try to match it the best I can. Annoying!

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Fuel Problems Ends NASA Test Mission

A NASA robotic spacecraft located a Pentagon satellite in space without any help from human controllers but the mission ended early when the computer-driven craft detected a fuel problem, the mission manager said Saturday.

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MSN Messenger on the PSP!

OMFG Finaly MSN Messenger on the PSP wipout pure haxed browser just point ur browser to http://mob.e-messenger.net/mobile/ and log in and walla your there!

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Future spacecraft to carry 'black boxes'

flight data is continuously beamed to Earth using satellites - a stream that stops abruptly during a catastrophe like... I want one of these for a case mod.

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Can't Find On Google!

Most of the time, you punch key words into Google, and you instantly get what you're looking for. But there have been times where you try query after query and you just can't find what you're looking for? That's what this site is for, the things Google can't find is more interesting than the stuff Google can find.

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Free webcam

Order your free webcam today!

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Virtual Voices

The system, relies on mobile technology and allows users to easily receive information that is being presented audibly to public venues(movies, museums, church)...

Right now, captioning is typically available only in movie theaters but this device gives us a way to deliver captioning at any venue."

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PSP Icon HACK!!!

Find out how to change the default removable disk icon you see when you connect your PSP to your computer, with an actuall icon of the PSP in action. All you need to do is download a 4kb file and extract it into the main directory of your psp, which shouldn't be a space issue, and your done.

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SUSE 9.3 Released

For those of you who have not pre-ordered SUSE 9.3, it is now available for purchase.

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g4u - ghost for unix

g4u ("ghost for unix") is a NetBSD-based bootfloppy/CD-ROM that allows easy cloning of PC harddisks to deploy a common setup on a number of PCs using FTP. The floppy/CD offers two functions. The first is to upload the compressed image of a local harddisk to a FTP server, the other is to restore that image via FTP.

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All Four BATMAN BEGINS TV Spots Online!

Dig all four of the 30 second Batman Begins TV commercials that have been airing all over the place since the NCAA Tournament. The third and fourth spots consist mostly of new footage. Click over for direct links to hi-res quicktime versions.

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Kite Aerial Photography

Check out this Bay Area photographer's unique gallery of images, all of which have been captured by his kite.

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OpenJay.org

OpenJay.org is the portal for the open source Dj. Here you can find open source resources to help your Djing sessions and improve your sound. Players, mixers, drummers and more to enhance music...

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Weird Al Deserves a Gold Star!

A group of hardcore Weird Al fans are using the internet to raise money to give their hero a spot on the Hollywood walk of fame.

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Weird Al Deserves a Gold Star!

A group of hardcore Weird Al fans are using the internet to raise money to give their hero a spot on the Hollywood walk of fame.

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create a south park character

This site is from Germany and it is the best create a south park character that I have seen.

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Portrait Avatar Maker

Customize your own personal icon, down to the last detail, including specific eye color, hairstyle and skin color.

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WinSuperSite Reviews Mac OS X: Tiger

Paul Thurrott, a man who's been rumored to be Bill Gates' bitch has posted a review of Apple's new operating system. Mac OS X: Tiger. He provides a history of his use of Macintosh computers, and reviews the new features in Tiger.

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Personal Aircraft May Arrive in Stores Next Year

The AirScooter II, a personal aircraft that can hover or fly at 55 knots, is the latest invention from Elwood "Woody" Norris. The AirScooter II, though, is designed for people. It weighs around 300 pounds and doesn't require a pilot's license, according to the company's Web site.

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Video Game Pianist Official Site

The Video Game Pianist is one of the first pianists to gain recognition and respect from people around the world and the top professionals of the interactive entertainment industry for performing video game music on the piano. The Video Game Pianist persona started when a video of himself performing Super Mario songs on the piano.

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AOL Monitor Accused of Luring 15-Year-Old

An Internet chat room monitor hired to keep children safe from sexual predators seduced a California girl online and was about to meet her for sex when he was found out by a co-worker, a lawsuit charges.

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Awesome Movie Scripts and Screenplays

This site has all the scripts you could possibly want. It also has some links to other sites if you ever wanted to find that hilarious quote that you can't ever remember.

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DLL-Files: Missing a DLL file No Problem Search and Download it from HERE.

What do you do when a program fails to launch, complaining that a particular DLL file is missing? DLL-files.com makes more than 400 common DLL files available for free download. If replacing the missing file doesn't fix the problem, try the site's paid live tech support.

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Microsoft Serious About Xbox 360 and HD

As this year�s E3 draws closer, more and more details regarding Microsoft�s Xbox successor come to light. In order to fully demonstrate the visual prowess of the new console, Xbox 360 games will not be displayed on regular TVs, it is mandatory that the displays used in the E3 demonstrations are HDTV-ready and not just HDTV compatible.

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Peer Guardian 2 Is Out

eerGuardian 2 is Methlabs� premier IP blocker for Windows. With features like support for multiple lists, a list editor, automatic updates, and blocking all of IPv4 (TCP, UDP, ICMP, etc), PeerGuardian 2 is the safest and easiest way to protect your privacy on P2P. Plus, by integrating with Blocklist.org, lists are built custom just for you.

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Purple Mac Mini Case Mod

When the mini was first released I was kind of disappointed to learn it had a laptop drive. Slow, low capacity and expensive to upgrade! I did a little research and decided an adapter was needed. Since I could find none for sale, I designed one.

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Detailed Lock Picking Guide

Detailed lock picking guide, it teaches you the basics of how a lock works and goes on to explain different methods that you can use to 'pick' a lock, it also gives details on what items you may have lying around your house that you could use to create home made picking tools.

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Star Wars Blooper Guide

At the Star Wars Blooper Guide, our goal is to be the most comprehensive guide to bloopers, mistakes and interesting bits of trivia that made it on screen in the Star Wars series of films. In total, we now have over TWO HUNDRED BLOOPERS from all four movies combined.

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post TIGER wish list

Tiger isn�t even out yet and some are already thinking beyond, to the next incarnation of Apple�s OS X operating system (Leopard? Lemur? Kitty Kitty?). Macworld editor Jason Snell has got a few items on his wishlist for the next next Mac OS:

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Face blindness runs in families

The genetic basis of a distressing neurological condition that prevents people from recognising faces has been pinned down.

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Sports events leave a giant 'ecological footprint'

LARGE sporting events have an "ecological footprint" thousands of times the size of the pitches they are played on. That's according to researchers who have calculated a sporting event's environmental impact for the first time

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Free Cone Day Tuesday April 19th at Ben & Jerrys

On April 19th, get a FREE small cone at participating ben & Jerry's Ice cream stores.

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Napster DRM cracked using PyMusique source code: Musik

Cody Brocious and his team used PyMusique source code in order to develop a similar application, for Napster - Musik. This software allows users to purchase from Napster store, while removing the DRM protection.

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Shut Down the Startups

Startup Monitor is a tiny background program that alerts whenever an application registers itself to run at startup.

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Have some spare time? Solve this security challenge!

If you happen to feel that security log analysis and intrusion investigation is a fun subject :-) take a look at the latest Honeynet Project security challenge. It involves analyzing various log files from a honeynet in order to confirm the compromise.

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It's Time to Update Your Internet Security Arsenal

Auto-update your security software and boost your browser and firewall protection.

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Sunday, April 17, 2005

Monitor Makeover Part I

For years we have seen cases have been modded in every way possible. If you�ve run out of things to do to your case, or you just want something different, this mod is for you. Imagine going to a LAN with a modded case AND monitor. Consider that case mod contest won!

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Google.org

Google.org is "the philanthropic arm of Google." Even more interesting, "...Staffing positions could become available."

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The Dojo Toolkit

Dojo is an Open Source UI toolkit for browsers. Check out the roadmap for an idea of where this Ajax project is heading.

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TiVo HME Bloglines Reader Add-On Released

Over the weekend we got word that a Bloglines TiVo HME (Home Media Engine) application called TiVoBloglines had been released,

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Soviet RESURRECTION Experiment Video!

A video filmed in the 1940s, shows how the Soviets successfully resurrected a severed dog head, also how they were able to stop a heart of a dog for up to 15 minutes and resurrect it again with blood circulation mechanism, with surprisingly no brain damage! From what I understand this is real historically documented footage.

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Replay-Music, Streaming Music - To Go

Wouldn't it be great if you could record music from online radio stations or music subscription services, and play it back on your iPod or MP3 Player? You can with Replay Music!You can even burn songs directly to CDs, or copy them to your iPod or MP3 Player

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Handcrafted Handhelds

Benjamin Heckendorn turns old-school game consoles into custom-designed portable units. Now you can too

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vnc2swf Screen Recorder

Vnc2swf is a screen recording tool for X-Window (X11), Windows and Mac OS Desktop. Vnc2swf captures live motion of a screen through VNC protocol and converts it a Macromedia Flash(TM) movie (.swf).

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vnc2swf Screen Recorder

Vnc2swf is a screen recording tool for X-Window (X11), Windows and Mac OS Desktop. Vnc2swf captures live motion of a screen through VNC protocol and converts it a Macromedia Flash(TM) movie (.swf).

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Globat-Web Hosting For A Year - Free After Rebate

Globat is giving you guys a whole year of web hosting for FREE after rebate! You get 5000MB of web storage space, 5000 pop email accounts, and 75GB of transfer per month, and you can try everything risk free for 30 days too! Globat is the #1 web hosting company, winning the Gold Award (Top 10 Reviewer`s Choice Award Winner), from Top Ten Reviews.

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NationStates

NationStates is a free nation simulation game. Create a Utopian paradise for society's less fortunate or a totalitarian corporate police state. Build a nation and run it according to your own warped political ideals.

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eHow.com - How to do Everything

If mom never taught you to cook or dad neglected to teach you how to change a flat, this online how-to guide is just what you need.

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"Super Atoms" may change the look of the periodic table

For more than a century [the periodic table] has been chemists' guiding light. But Mendeleev's classic layout is starting to prove inadequate at describing the unexpected ways...

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Skype Nears 100M Downloads for Software

Software maker Skype said Friday that it was launching two more premium services as the number of downloads of its popular program neared 100 million. The new SkypeIn offers users personal numbers and lets them receive inbound calls from the Skype program.

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NIN lets you remix the new single via GarageBand

Got OS X?
"What I'm giving you in this file is the actual multi-track audio session for 'the hand that feeds' in GarageBand format," Reznor explains.

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Bungie Tweaks Halo 2

"Sword-flying" and more grenade juice is just some of the updates Bungie has made to the third auto-update for XBox Live.

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What's Showing at the E3 2005

Here's a list of games that have been announced to be showcased at this years E3. Other game that aren't listed, will have to wait till E3.

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Mysterious Microsoft site

A few days ago a mysterious site popped up that is owned and maintained by Microsoft.
The crucial hint is the fact the site shows a partnership between IDSA and Microsoft. The IDSA (The Industrial Designers Society of America) is well known for creating designs and concepts for hardware products that are both innovative and practical.

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Beware: VideoLAN might disappear due to patent legislation(The end draws.)

VideoLAN is seriously threatened by software patents due to the numerous patented techniques it implements and uses. Also threatened are the many libraries and projects which VLC is built upon

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Is Cheap Broadband Un-American?

We have Big Media to thank for saving Americans from themselves. Just as the notion of affordable broadband for all was beginning to take hold in towns and cities across the country, the phone companies have created legislation that will stop the �red menace� of community internet before it invades our homes.

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Prince Harry Lacks PC Skills

Prince Harry has been told to brush up on his computer skills before starting his army training next month after failing basic computer skills test.

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PodUtil

Transfer Songs from your Ipod to your PC!!!

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Firefox 1.0.3 Officially Released

1.0.3 Updates to Firefox and Mozilla.

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Microsoft Releases Beta of Backup Tool

At the Storage Networking World conference in Phoenix Wednesday, Microsoft announced the availability of a public beta release of its Data Protection Manager (DPM) software. DPM provides a near continuous disk-based backup and offers rapid recovery in the event of a failure - without relying on tape.

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PSP Home Control 1.0

Control your house with a PSP, using the wipeout browser hack. Currently controlling a TV, DVD, and Lighting using the WiFi on the PSP

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PSP Home Control 1.0

Control your house with a PSP, using the wipeout browser hack. Currently controlling a TV, DVD, and Lighting using the WiFi on the PSP

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Free CSS/HTML template roundup

Links to 7 great sites for CSS layouts.

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Microsoft more open about Longhorn features

As Microsoft approaches a major milestone in the development of Longhorn, company executives are talking more about the features of the Windows XP successor, which they say will be easier to use, more secure, and less costly to manage than earlier versions of Windows.

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George Bush fears email privacy breach....Guess he saw what hapend to paris

US prez George Bush has admitted he does not send personal emails to daughters Jenna and Barbara for fear that his "personal stuff" might end up in the public domain

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Symptoms of "Computer Illiteracy"

A funny article about computer "illiterate" people and the things they say. Article written by an associate at a major electronics retailer.

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Digg.com RSS Feed (For WAP)

Although simple just a simple pull and display, this is perfect for your WAP based browser on your mobile phone. If you have ideas or suggestions please comment with them.

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Internet 2 tutorial

More than 400 college students are being sued for allegedly swapping pirated music files over a super-fast computer network called Internet2. This article explains more about this other internet.

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LCD prices set to crash

Market research firm Displaysearch says that the cost of making LCD panels will drop by up to 62 per cent over the next couple of years. Combine this with organic price erosion, and we could be looking at 17-inch LCD displays at well under £100 a piece by the end of next year

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Search Engine Decoder

A relationship chart of all the major search engines about who owns who, who uses who, etc. Very informative

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Google Satellite - Area 51 Pics

A cool article showing some Google satellite pics of Area 51. You can't zooom in on this section anymore BTW.

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