Google base comes out of hiding

by Marc

Taking the next step in their bid to own the entire internet, Google have launched Google Base. It takes the “tagging” concept familiar to photographers (look at flickr for an example) and applies it to data. Any data. If it can be represented in HTML, it can be stored, described and searched. The idea is you upload your data (recipie, car for sale, resume, cool idea for a new nuclear …

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DVD Region+CSS Free Lite

by Keith

Fengtao Software Inc.

Ever had a problem trying to watch DVD movies on drives that aren’t suitable for your region? Most DVD drives have limited number of region change allowed before the hardware locked the region on the final choice. Freak not, as Fengtao Software Inc. has developed a solution just for users who would like to play multi-regional DVDs. DVD Region+CSS Free enables you to watch and copy any region-coded/CSS-encrypted DVD movies …

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Paint.NET v2.5 Release Candidate 1 Beta

by Keith

Paint.NET RC1

This is a follow-up of the previous article on Paint.NET v2.5 Beta 4. Designed and developed at Washington State University with guidance from Microsoft, Paint.NET, a student project programmed in C# and GDI+, is a photo and image editing tool designed for computers running Microsoft Windows XP or Windows 2000. Bringing powerful features to the desktop, such includes a myriad of special effects, plug-in extensibility, and layer manipulation, to enhance …

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Hey Mr D.J. Play a song for me…

by Marc

I listen to a lot of music but I don’t subscribe to the “that artist is great and this one is junk” mentality. Granted there are certain genres that I tend to filter out but on the whole my tastes vary wildly. The Pandora Project is a very cool music recommendation system that’s tailor made for people like me. They have managed to categorise a huge music library in terms …

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Windows Live Messenger 8 (MSN Messenger 8 Beta)

by Keith

Windows Live Messenger 8

There is no reason why the next generation of MSN Messenger should not be considered cool. First of all, it is no longer called MSN Messenger, instead Microsoft has renamed it to be Windows Live Messenger, (in fact is MSN Messenger 8 beta), to integrate with the introduction of Windows Live, an online application fully equipped with several features, by Microsoft.

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Festoon Beta – for Skype and GoogleTalk

by Keith

Festoon Beta

Skype has been one of the leading voice conference software, downloaded by millions over the world. In addition, Google, introducing GoogleTalk, has recently rise up to challenge the other Internet Messaging (IM) clients, such as MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger and ICQ. Currently, MSN, Yahoo and ICQ offered video chats, but GoogleTalk and Skype are lacking in this area. Nonetheless, Santa Cruz Networks has developed Festoon, a form of plug-in to …

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NASA World Wind 1.3

by Keith

NASA World Wind

I am sure most of you would have watched Star Wars before. Imagine finding yourself landed on a foreign land, or looking through the most powerful tracking system over your screen, overlook an area over a piece of land. This is what NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) World Wind has in for you. With NASA World Wind, installed users can view the moon in 3D image, with Clementine data …

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Rawshooter premium launches

by Marc

Rawshooter premium

I’ve been using the free version of Pixmantec’s RAW conversion software for a while now and I’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of the permium edition that hit the shelves earlier this week. If you use a digital SLR you need to try the RAW mode of your camera and see for yourself the quality difference it can make over using the normal JPEG setting. RAW files are the digital …

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