Ryan's Google+, Twitter, and CyberNet posts

January 25th, 2006
Google Beginning To Redesign Orkut?

Thanks to Darnell from Inside Orkut, we have this report that Google could be redesigning Orkut. The 'new' design pictured above does look a lot more slick than the current one does. Again, these are unconfirmed reports but we can all hope. If you don't already have Orkut, you can jump over and get it here.

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January 24th, 2006
See How The Million Dollar Homepage Evolved

A slideshow has been put together of how The Million Dollar Homepage Evolved. The slideshow almost starts from the beginning and will show you how it progressed all the way up to now. The screenshots were not taken every day but there are 35 of them which makes for a good little animation. Also, if you never heard, the last 1,000 pixels went for approximately $38,000 on eBay.

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January 24th, 2006
What Can We Expect From Mozilla Firefox 2.0?

A list of features that are going to be implemented in Firefox 2.0 has been released. For those of you who are anxious to get your hands on it, they say that a feature complete version has to be released by the end of the first quarter. This has to be done in order to meet the final release date slated for the middle of the year. It seems like it was only yesterday since Firefox 1.5 was released.

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January 24th, 2006
Download Opera Mini For Your Cell Phone

Opera has released Opera Mini which allows cell phone users to browse the web in style! They have a list of cell phones that are officially supported. Opera Mini uses Java so your cell phone must be able to support Java, which is true for most phones made after 2001.

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January 24th, 2006
Second Contest For 5 Windows Live Messenger Invites

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS: Keir, Dr Das, Max, Scott, and Dave! THE INVITATIONS HAVE BEEN SENT TO THE EMAIL YOU SUPPLIED. THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING!

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January 23rd, 2006
Google News No Longer In Beta

Google removed the Beta tag today from Google News after almost 4 years! This comes after the recent addition of the 'Recommended' and 'Most Popular' section to the Google News Home Page. Ever notice how Google thrives on classifying things as Beta? Now don't get me wrong, I am a huge Google fan, but I just find that interesting. I think they realize that the 'Beta' tag spikes interest in people.

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January 23rd, 2006
Is The Flying Car An Unknown Government Project?

Everybody uses Google Earth at some point, and recently people have been finding things that simply amaze us. From rooftop advertising to the bomber plane, there is always something interesting to see with Google Earth. The most recent discovery is a car that appears to be flying.

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January 23rd, 2006
Adobe Releases Acrobat 3D

Adobe has released Acrobat 3D software which is geared towards CAD Developers. They want to push for the use of PDF files in design documents so that the documents can easily be shared with suppliers, partners, and customers. In order to view the documents all you need to have is the Adobe Reader 7.0 which will help make this an industry standard.

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January 22nd, 2006
View Google Maps Using Windows Media Center

If you have ever wanted to browse the world from the comfort of your remote control, now you can do it via Windows Media Center and Google Maps! This simple 'hack' will allow you to use Google Maps on your Windows Media Center PC or on your Xbox! Here are the simple steps: To add Google Map functionality to your own Media Center install, add a shortcut Google Maps in the More Programs section b [...]

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January 22nd, 2006
Get A Free Google Orkut Invitation Here

Now, I know that many people already have Orkut, but there are also a lot of people that don't. Just today I joined Orkut from an invitation that was sent to me and now I want to share the opportunity for everyone to join Orkut.

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January 22nd, 2006
Make $10 For Buying A Brother All-In-One Printer

Office Depot (in-store only) has the Brother All-In-One DCP-110C printer[Details, Review] for $30, and there is a $40 rebate. You can either pick it up in store by physically going there, or try and see if you can find one for in-store pickup online. To do that:

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January 22nd, 2006
This Is A Funny Xbox Commercial From Germany

This is a commercial from Germany about the older Xbox (not the Xbox 360), nonetheless it is pretty funny. It features two 747 planes racing, and if you wonder what the lady says at the end: "The planes are now ready to be boarded". The whole commercial is in German, but you will get the gist of it anyway!

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January 22nd, 2006
ArtRage 2 Gets Released For Tablet PC Users

Tablet PC users know of the ArtRage software because of how real-to-life it is. It seems like every stroke that you paint you are painting on a real canvas. Not to mention having every color and every brush imaginable to paint with! ArtRage 2.0 takes all of these features and pushes them even further.

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January 21st, 2006
Find Out How Many Calories You Need Each Day To Lose Weight

This nice little tool called BodyGem will let a person know how many calories they need each day to maintain their body weight. Now, you might think that you need to give blood in order to find out this valuable information, but all you need to do is breathe into it.

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January 21st, 2006
ThePirateBay.org Gets Their eBay Auction Pulled

Just yesterday I had written an article on ThePirateBay.org selling themselves on eBay for a fundraiser technique to pay for their new $12,000+ server. The auction didn't last long because eBay was quick to pull it. The reason why we think it was pulled was because in the listing they said "we've decided to go prostitutes on you and sell ourselves for money".

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January 21st, 2006
Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Now Works With eBay TurboLister

For those of you who do a lot of work on eBay, then you probably use TurboLister in order to minimize the amount of time it takes to design a listing. Our company is a pure eBay company (all of our sales come from eBay) and we use TurboLister day in and day out.

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January 21st, 2006
Adobe Photoshop Prevents Making Counterfeit Money

I have never tried this before so I cannot vouch for the truthfulness behind it, but apparently Adobe Photoshop will recognize currency and prevent the user from being able to manipulate it. This makes perfect sense because of the power of Photoshop and the number of professional editors that use Photoshop. It will also recognize credit cards and Euro notes.

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January 21st, 2006
ThePirateBay.org Upgrading Its Servers With Funds From eBay

The current host of the Windows Vista 5270 Torrent, ThePirateBay.org, will be upgrading its servers in order to meet the increasing demand for torrent files. How are they going to afford to do this $12,000 upgrade? They are selling themselves, actually renting themselves out for a night, on eBay.

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January 20th, 2006
Sony Cybershot DSC-T9 Review From PC Magazine

PC Magazine has finished the Sony Cybershot DSC-T9 review today. They gave it 3.5/5 which is a good rating. I currently own the DSC-T5 and the H1 cameras by Sony and both are really great. I just received the Sony H1 a few days ago so I will have my own personal review of this camera up as soon as I have used it more.

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January 20th, 2006
Download Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) Beta 2 Build 5299

If you have been waiting for the Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) Beta 2 then here is YOUR chance to preview it! It was just released a little while ago, well, I guess it was really leaked and not released.

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