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June 10th, 2006
Google Adds World Cup Scores To Search Results

It looks like Google is keeping track of the World Cup scores and is letting its users keep track as well. All you have to do is a search for england paraguay or world cup. Both of those searches will give you the results of the recent game and tell you when the next scheduled game is.

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June 10th, 2006
A Blast From The Past: Hover On Windows 95

Ahhh, the wonders that Windows 95 brought was amazing for its time. How about that classic game called Hover that Microsoft supplied to demonstrate how powerful the graphics were on this revolutionary operating system. It worked its way into the heart of many Windows goers but was no longer supplied with future versions of Windows.

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June 10th, 2006
Yahoo Releases ‘Optimized’ Version Of IE7 Beta 2

Google has teamed up with Mozilla and offers extensions to make Firefox better, and Yahoo doesn't want to be left behind! Yahoo is now offering an optimized version of IE7 Beta 2. Why you may ask? Well, because they can!

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June 10th, 2006
Google Video Gets Some New Features

Google has added some new features to Google Videos that are definitely nice to have: Movers and Shakers, recently uploaded videos, search history, and the homepage got a little refresh.

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June 9th, 2006
Newegg.com Making It’s Way To Europe

Most people will purchase something from Newegg.com at some point in their geeky lives, but have you ever thought of how big they really are? Well, if you haven't thought about it before then this will put it into perspective: Newegg.com anticipates its worldwide sales will grow 30% to US$1.7 billion in 2006, up from an estimate of NT$1.3 billion in 2005.

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June 9th, 2006
Windows Vista Beta 2 Is One For The Record Books

It looks like Microsoft has given some information on the recent release of Windows Vista Beta 2. The information below is what Microsoft reported in an online group chat. It may be a little long but once you start reading it you will get into it.

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June 9th, 2006
Google’s GBuy Release Set For June 28

It looks like June 28 is going to be a big day in Google's history. That is when Forbes said Google will release its PayPal killing web payment service called GBuy. Initially they will not charge any fees for using the service but Forbes predicted that the fees will eventually be 1.5% to 2%.

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June 9th, 2006
25% Of Dell Servers Run Linux

Windows has been the primary Operating System on Dell servers for quite some time, but it looks like Linux is catching up. Dell stated that 25% of their servers in enterprises run Red Hat Linux.

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June 9th, 2006
3D Web Browsers Are Still Alive

If you are like me then you will have forgotten all about the 3D Web Browsers that were being developed in the 90's. The one that I remember was CubicEye which has since turned into a 3D application platform. However, there are still 3B, Browse3D, and SphereXPlorer that are available for those people who want to get the 3D experience while browsing the Web.

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June 9th, 2006
Vista Beta 2 Testers Will Get Vista RC1

There is some good news for all of those people who have jumped in and started testing Windows Vista Beta 2. You will get the pleasure of receiving Windows Vista Release Candidate 1 (RC1) later this summer/fall when it is released.

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June 8th, 2006
Microsoft Has A Big Patch Tuesday Coming Up

Microsoft will be releasing 12 patches this Tuesday to fix some flaws in various software. Nine of the patches are going to be for Windows, two are for Office, and one is for Exchange. This is quite a big list of patches!

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June 8th, 2006
Messenger Plus! Live Soon To Be Released?

With the popularity that Windows Live Messenger has been gaining there are many people anxiously awaiting the release of Messenger Plus! Live. This software has got to be the most popular add-on for MSN Messenger and will likely be the most popular for Windows Live Messenger.

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June 8th, 2006
WindowFX 3.0 Released By Stardock

Stardock has released the next version of WindowFX which will help give your XP machine some Vista-like effects. Here is what WindowFX 3.0 will do to your machine: Effects include shadows under windows, min/max/close/open animations, window dragging effects, window scaling, window tiling, alt-tab task switching options, taskbar preview thumbnails, and much more.

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June 8th, 2006
DeepDiscountDVD.com Offers 20% Off Movies!

DeepDiscountDVD.com is offering their large 20% discount again, and there are three different coupon codes that will work for it: dvdtalk usatoday nytimes

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June 8th, 2006
Yahoo Photos Beta Release Today

Yahoo will be launching the Beta version of their Photo service on Tuesday today around 9AM PST. The new Yahoo Photos service will have a lot of AJAX so that everything will flow smoothly and impress people (just like AJAX always does).

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June 8th, 2006
Google Sync Let’s Firefox Users Save Settings

Google Sync is a new Firefox extension that Google released and it will allow you to synchronize your browser's settings so that you can always pick up where you left off. The extension will synchronize your bookmarks, history, persistent cookies, open tabs, and saved passwords. Now you will even be able to get your bookmarks, passwords, etc... when you are at work or school.

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June 7th, 2006
Will Google Services Be Compatible With Other Browsers

A few weeks ago Google released the Google Web Toolkit (GWT). It is designed to turn your Java code into JavaScript and HTML so that everyone can easily make their applications AJAX based. Many sites, like Google Maps and GMail rely heavily on AJAX to give users the best experience that they can have.

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June 7th, 2006
Windows Vista Beta 2 Download Links Are Active

The links are active for the Windows Vista Beta 2 Public Download. I won't say much other than go get it!

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June 7th, 2006
Tweak Firefox’s Password Saver Without An Extension

I was recently using Firefox and came across another site that I couldn't store my password for. I got a little frustrated and said to myself "there has to be a way to fix that". So I then started to search Google for ways to force Firefox to remember my passwords on more sites.

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June 7th, 2006
Windows Vista Beta 2 Download Available To The Public

Very soon Microsoft will be making Windows Vista Beta 2 publicly available. The build will be the same as the Technical Preview that was just released about two-weeks ago and has the build number 5384.4!

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