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Web Page Monitoring for Sites Without Feeds

May 27th, 2007 · No Comments

Web sites that don’t provide an RSS feed with updates annoy the hell out of me. I mean, do they think we are still living in the 90’s or what? I have been searching for a solution that tracks changes to web pages and automatically notifies me of the change through email. I finally found [...]

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How Ringtone Websites Profit, and How You Can Find a Good Deal

May 27th, 2007 · 2 Comments

There are many websites that allow you to download ringtones, and most of them offer a free ringtone as soon as you sign up. So how do these companies make a profit?
Selling ringtones and call-back tones (which is what your callers hear when you haven’t picked up the phone yet) is a $2 Billion market [...]

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LG’s Prada Touchscreen Phone

May 25th, 2007 · No Comments

The world’s first fully touchscreen Phone is not the iPhone (which I wrote about earlier). It is LG’s Prada phone.

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Ooh, doesn’t it look sexy? The phone is limited to tri-band GSM 900/1800/1900 with EDGE data, and so will not be too popular in the US from the get-go. It’s smaller than [...]

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Free Stuff, Lots of Free Stuff

May 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

The sad part is that most of it is free samples. I can’t see what the catch is, since it looks like you have to apply for most of the free offers.

The website does have a lot of discount vouchers which seem to be absolutely free. I will be watching the site to see how [...]

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Solar Powered Flashlight – BoGolight

May 21st, 2007 · No Comments

The BoGolight is so named for being “Buy one Give one”. These are unique solar powered LED flashlights that are still bright enough to read by at night.

The flashlight has a solar panel which charges regular rechargeable cells in 8 hours. Once fully charged, it can provide light for upto 4 hours. It has 6 [...]

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LCD TVs Better Than Plasma TVs?

May 20th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I had written earlier about Plasma TVs, and thought maybe the decision was easy to make in favor of Plasma TVs, but now I am in doubt again. I read a whole bunch of LCD TV reviews today and they do seem to have their own advantages vis-a-vis Plasma TVs.
Here’s a few advantages LCD TVs [...]

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Remote Computer Help With Easy Setup: Copilot and CrossLoop

May 20th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Here’s an amazing example of how the same thing, or almost the same thing can come in various shades of free. I have been looking high and low for software that helps me help family members without their having to jump through firewalls, setup VNC and play with port forwarding setting on the router.
Fogcreek’s copilot [...]

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James Webb Space Telescope: Hubble’s Successor

May 18th, 2007 · No Comments

Nasa unvieled the James Webb Space Telescope earlier this week. The telescope is named after a Nasa administrator who was in charge during the moon-exploration Apollo era. It has a huge reflector thrice the size of Hubble’s and will gaze farther into the past of the Universe than anything else ever has. See, the farther [...]

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Plasma TVs Have Been Around Since ‘92!

May 17th, 2007 · No Comments

I am still trying to decide between an LCD TV and a Plasma TV, and so have been doing some research online. Did you know that Plasma TVs have been around since ‘92? Fujitsu invented them in 1992, and Plasma TVs have been available commerically since 1997. Wow, that is a long way going back!

Don’t [...]

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InternetFrog.com: Internet Speed Test for Broadband

May 16th, 2007 · 5 Comments

The InternetFrog.com Speed Test Tool is by far the best I have used. No clicking, no nothing, just visit the site and get your connection speed displayed graphically. Here’s my speed:

Isn’t that cool?

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