Sunday, April 30, 2006

Free 1GB Online File Storage


Box.net - Free Online File Storage: "Box is a virtual storage space for your computer files. With 1GB free online space, you will have enough space to hold thousands of Documents, Photos, Music Files, and Video Clips. Try us out for as long as you'd like by signing up for our 1GB free account. Whether you want to move files among multiple computers, backup important data in the event of a computer crash, or share documents and photos with friends and colleagues, Box.net is for you."

Please click here to join now

FF: "Free 1GB online storage even allow sharing, let back-up ur hard drive, isn't it kool??"

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Goowy - your personal webtop.


TechCrunch: "San Diego-headquartered Goowy (a Mark Cuban investment) just publicly launched the enhanced IM and storage products that I tested last month. Goowy users now have Meebo-like IM funtionality built directly into their Goowy desktop, and 1 GB of free online storage via a partnership with Box.net.

Goowy has also rolled out significant enhancements to their email client, including a three-pane view that looks and feels a lot like Outlook. Goowy is turning into an excellent desktop replacement - users can choose to use a Goowy email account or Pop in whatever email service they currently use (including Gmail). CEO Alex Bard tells me that over 100,000 people have logged in and used the Goowy email client in the last 90 days.

Everything is currently free…Goowy will layer in paid premium services down the road. You can also try Goowy without registering through their demo account.

pls click here to try it out"

FF: "Good system, IM, Email client all in one and everywhere"

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Nokia - Digitally Divine Nokia N73


Nokia - Digitally Divine Nokia N73 - the Ultimate Challenge to the Digital Camera - Press Releases - Press - About Nokia: "Berlin, Germany and Hong Kong, China - Nokia today unveiled the latest addition to the Nokia Nseries family, the Nokia N73, a stunning multimedia computer in a compact and savvy exterior with exquisite photography features and integrated stereo speakers with 3D sound for optimized audio pleasure. In addition to a large 2.4 inch display, the Nokia N73 includes a 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus and support for Internet communities like Flickr - a package ready to challenge any digital camera.

'The ideal companion for the digital camera lover, the Nokia N73 is as easy to use as it is compact to carry. Imagine, stunning print quality photos and multimedia are just a slide and a click away, ready to be shared immediately, said Juha Putkiranta, senior vice president, Multimedia Computers, Nokia. 'Being able to intuitively capture, edit and share your digital memories is at the core of the Nokia N73, which also offers the enriched multimedia experiences of the Nokia Nseries range. The joy of using the Nokia N73 extends beyond the actual device, by fusing people to their passions and with others who share them. The Nokia N73 is truly a camera for the Internet age, enabling people to share their photos on the Web in an instant, on Flickr or "

FF: "A stunning multimedia computer in a compact design, Nokia rocks"

Monday, April 24, 2006

AOL To Launch “Myspace Killer”


TechCrunch ? AOL To Launch “Myspace Killer”: "AOL may be preparing to launch a Myspace-type social network sometime in the next few weeks, says Dave Winer.

This went from rumor to “confirmed likely” in posts and comments by Jason Calacanis and Jordan Running (also here) (both now at AOL). A comment in the last link suggests that the new service will be open to non AOL members.

This market is red hot. Mature players like Facebook and Fox-owned Myspace basically own their respective categories, and better-featured (and funded to the hilt) newcomers like Tagworld and Tagged gunning for the big guys. Even aging Friendster, mostly written off as living dead, has made a recent (if quiet) comeback based on Alexa stats. Fickle teenagers and young adults are quick to jump ship to the hot new thing, but these existing players will certainly not lie down for AOL. "

FF: "Friendster launched in 2003, However, Copycat Myspace(Tom) is more successful"

Flying on cloud nine


Photos: Flying on cloud nine | CNET News.com: "Airlines showed off their new passenger comforts at the Airline Interior Expo held in Hamburg, Germany, earlier this month.

One of the biggest highlights of the show was the unveiling of the new cabin area for the Airbus a350. At a minidesk in the business corner, a passenger can get the same connectivity as on the ground. The Airbus a350 will be able to seat more than 300 passengers in three levels when it takes off in 2010.

Credit: Airbus"

Saturday, April 08, 2006

How To Download And Save Youtube Videos


Tuberaider Video: How To Download And Save Youtube Videos: "As mentioned earlier, many files have been booted from youtube this week, and that's sure to continue as the site keeps growing and drawing more attention. Luckily the fine people here put together a little script that lets you save youtube files on your computer. You can just follow the instructions in that link, but I'll repeat them here because it's a little involved and some key steps are buried in the comments section over there.

# 1. Install the Greasemonkey Extension for Firefox.

# 2. Right-click this .js file and select 'Install User Script' (if you don't see that option try step one again)

# 3. Now on every youtube video page there should be a red bar at the top, that says 'Save As' to download Flash video. (see screenshots here)

# 4. Right click the text in the red bar, select 'Save Link As,' and save the file as a .flv file. Firefox will rty to save it as 'get_video.php,' you need to change the '.php' to '.flv,' and change the first part to whatever you prefer.

# Now you need to either download a media player that runs .flv files, or download a program that converts them to other file types. Here are links to both:

FLV PLayers

FLV Player

VLC player

FLV Converters

Riva FLV Encoder

Total Video Converter"


Source

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Fujitsu’s UMPC Concept


TechEBlog ? Fujitsu’s UMPC Concept: "Fujitsu has developed a”CD-sized” Ultra Mobile PC concept that features a fold-out keyboard. These designs and more are being showcased in the Japanese design exhibition at Triennale di Milano.

“No, we’re not convinced either, not now that world+dog has had 30-odd years to grow accustomed to computers with keyboards. Fujitsu’s UMPC cleverly squares the circle by providing a small form-factor clamshell chassis with a fold out keyboard.”"

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Big haul of new drug in Spain


Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Big haul of new drug in Spain: "Spanish police have arrested a gang that allegedly trafficked a little known psychotropic drug, passed off as ecstasy but more dangerous, at discos around Madrid. Officers arrested 13 people, mostly Spaniards in their 20s, and confiscated 31,000 pills with the same colour, shape and shark logo as ecstasy, the interior ministry said. The alleged ringleader used a network of young women to distribute the pills at clubs to avoid raising suspicion.

The new drug, known as M-CPP or meta-chlorophenylpiperazine, stimulates the nervous system and produces the same hallucinatory effects as ecstasy, but can be more toxic, the interior ministry said. Potential side effects include psychosis, outbreaks of violence and poisoning. A police statement described it as "a new psychotropic substance, unknown to date and a producer of serious effects."

Each M-CPP tablet sells for between ?6 (£4.20) and ?12. The entire batch of 31,000 could have fetched about ?300,000. It is the largest supply recovered so far in Europe where the drug has been circulating at least since late last year, according to the newspaper El Pa?s. Police have seized smaller lots in Finland, Norway, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands. It is believed to have originated in eastern Europe.

M-CPP has been used in clinical trials on recovering alcoholics, in whom it produced a state similar to drunkenness, El Pa?s said. It is also cited in psychiatric research related to the neurotransmitter serotonin, a mood regulator."

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Google! Beta (c) 1998


Splasho ? Google! Beta (c) 1998: "I enjoyed seeing this WayBack Machine version of Google in 1998. I found it funny how the grey ‘beta’ lasts to this day, though in a slightly different font."