New Skype Beta

by Al

VOIP (Voice Over IP (Internet Protocol)) is becoming the in thing at the moment due to the money it can save you with free international telephone calls. Skype is one of the leaders of this growing technology boasting 161,473,977 downloads of their software so far and increasing by the second. The latest beta version released yesterday boosts: Our call quality is the best ever for talking, laughing and sharing stories. …

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Guess the Google

by Al

Guess The Google

I’m often amazed at the things Google release and I’m equally fascinated at services, tools and games that are dreamt up by people using the Google search engine and API. Guess the Google is a really simple (as many of the best are) but addictive game. To play you have to work out (or guess) the keyword used to find 20 pictures on Google Images. This may sound easy but …

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Useful security on a USB flash drive?

by Marc

Bio USB drive

USB flash drives are nothing new and they’ve been offering some sort of secure partition or encryption for a while now. Some of them have even used fingerprint recognition. But guess what – the security functions of them all are completely useless on anything except the PC you’ve installed the drivers onto! It’s great having my email / site passwords / personal details with me, but if I can’t access …

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Fair Use DVD backup wizard

by Marc

Fair use wizard

A new version of the FairUse wizard is out. This tool does a pretty good job of backing up your DVDs to various AVI formats in it’s free guise. Paying for the more advanced version gets you more control over the finished product. It’s a lot simpler to use than many of the other offerings out there, although in the end they are all capable of producing similar output. There’s …

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NASA World Wind

by Al

NASA Cloud Cover

This is cool. Google recently let us have the excellent and free Google Earth, which is great fun and also an educational tool for young and old alike. I often sit down with my daughter and fly around the world planning the next dream holiday. NASA are probably as well known as Google but probably don’t have quite the same sort of marketing muscle but their World Wind application could …

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Google Talk

by Al

Google Talk

Seems like Google are pretty busy these days sticking fingers in as many pies as possible. In the last couple of months they have released the excellent Google Earth, a big revision to their Desktop Search and now they are entering the IM (Instant Messanger) market with the all new Google Talk.

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Big Tiki God Drive draws attention

by Anita

tiki

The Tiki shape, taken from the Hawaiian Islands, is a very unique flash drive that is sure to get the attention it deserves. This unique USB flash Drive stands at around 4 feet tall and is not only stylish and a conversation piece but is a personal storage device for people on the go. Its USB 2.0 certified for fast data transfers and is backwards compatible with USB 1.1. You …

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New Media Centre Keyboard

by Al

MCE Keyboard

Looks like Microsoft are still pushing their Media Centre PC, not only are they doing the MCE Extender box so that we can see and control the PC in any room with a TV they are now about to release a keyboard to use on the sofa. Reading about it sounds pretty cool, it has back lights on the most used keys and the customary Green Button found on all …

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