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December 30th, 2005
Xbox 360 Heat Problem Now Has A Solution

Anyone that has been following the Xbox 360 system knows about two things: the heat issue and the scratching issue. It looks as though another solution to the heat issue may be in the making. CoolIT Systems has announced that they will be releasing a liquid-cooled Xbox 360 system.

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December 29th, 2005
Don’t Forget To Try IIS 7.0 In Windows Vista 5270

A user over at Longhorn Blogs has given us the knowledge needed to try out the IIS 7.0 Web Server in Microsoft Windows Vista 5270: 1. Press WinKey+R on your keyboard, and then type ?cmd.exe? (without the quotes). 2.

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December 29th, 2005
New Virtual CD-ROM Utility By Microsoft

A new utility released by Microsoft now allows users to take an ISO image and mount it to a virtual CD-ROM. There are other free utilities that can do the same sort of thing, but it is nice to see that Microsoft has finally stepped up to meet the needs of the users. It is called Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel v2.0.1.1 and it only works with ISO images, so it does not work with any BIN or CUE files.

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December 29th, 2005
The Steps To Tweaking Your Computer For Maximum Performance

TechSpot is back at it with another Windows XP Tweaking guide to help maximize your system's performance. After awhile your computer will feel like it is not as fast as it used to be, but this should help regain some of that loss.

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December 29th, 2005
Microsoft Windows Vista 5270 64-Bit Edition Screenshots

ActiveWin has recently posted some 64-bit images of the new December CTP of Microsoft Windows Vista 5270. The screenshots that they have put up are of the Media Center view as pictured above. The only current torrent that has been released is the 32-bit and can be found here.

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December 29th, 2005
Nissan Will Be Implementing The Xbox 360 Into A Concept Car

If you are as excited about many people about the recent release of the Xbox 360 then you might be happy to hear that it will be put into a concept vehicle from Nissan. Of course, since it is a concept car then it will not be available for consumers like us to purchase.

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December 27th, 2005
Making A Dock For Your iPod In The Xbox 360 Part II

Yes, Engadget is finishing the task that they started -- building your iPod into your Xbox 360. It is hard to imagine that there are people already hacking away at the Xbox 360, because if it gets screwed up you might not be able to get your hands on another right away.

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December 27th, 2005
Cheap Domain Names Or Web Hosting From Yahoo!

Are you looking to start your own web site? Well, Yahoo Small Business has .com, ,net, .org, .biz, .info, .us domains on sale for $2.99/year and you can register the domain up to 5 years. Also, you can receive 25% off their monthly web hosting price for 3 months. Free setup is also included with this deal.

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December 26th, 2005
Official AOL Toolbar Beta Released For Firefox

AOL has released a beta version of a toolbar for Firefox. I am not a huge fan of AOL and currently only use the Google toolbar (which is beyond useful). However, I do know that there are AOL fans out there so you might want to check out this OFFICIAL AOL Toolbar for Firefox!

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December 26th, 2005
Windows Vista 5270 Tells You How Your Computer Stacks Up

Are you wondering how your computer stacks up to others? Well, now Windows Vista 5270 will tell you. With a revamped System Properties it will tell you how each primary component ranks: Processor, RAM, Hard Disk, Graphics, and Gaming Graphics.

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December 26th, 2005
Buyer Beware Of New Computer Warranties

When you see those cheap computers being advertised by Dell and Gateway, and you think "geeze, at that price I should buy that computer", you might want to read the fine print.

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December 26th, 2005
Avant Browser Update 10.1.038 Now Released

It may be Christmas, but that didn't stop Avant Browser from releasing an update. Version 10.1.038 adds some new features that are nice to keep up-to-date. Some of these updated features are in JavaScript handling, the popup blocker, and the RSS Reader. Avant Browser is great if you are looking for an Internet Explorer alternative that includes tabs.

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December 26th, 2005
Now You Can Add More To Your Google Personalized Home Page

Have you always wanted to add more to your Google Personalized Home Page, like a better bookmark system? Well, now you can thanks to a site to centralize all the modules that people make for the Google Home Page.

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December 26th, 2005
When Are The New Xbox 360 Mod Chips Going To Be Released?

The mod chips will soon be on their way with the new Xbox 360 being released over a month already. When the system was originally released the 'hackers' said that it would take from 2 to 3 months, but rumors say that it could be done in as little as a few more weeks.

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December 24th, 2005
PCWorld Tells Us What The 50 Greatest Gadgets Are Of All Time

PCWorld has released what they believe to be the 50 best gadgets throughout the decades. They range from 1954 all the way to 2004! Some of them are pretty obvious, while others you will wonder what they are.

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December 24th, 2005
Cheap Sony 2GB Memory Stick Pro Duo High Speed MSX-M2GN

I recently received the Sony DSC-T5 Digital Camera. Of course, with any digital camera you need a good sized memory card.

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December 24th, 2005
IE Tab 1.0.7 Beta 3 Has Been Released For Testing

The newest developments for the Firefox web browser has definitely been IE Tab. It allows you to view 'IE Only' pages in a Firefox tab instead of having to open Internet Explorer. This is one of the most useful extensions that I have on my list and I highly recommend that you give it a shot if you haven't already.

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December 23rd, 2005
Symantec Norton Internet Security Beta 9.1 Gets A Refresh

Norton Internet Security 2006 Beta 9.1 appears to have gotten a refresh. I don't see a list of changes but I am not a big fan of the Symantec product line. I tend to go to Eset for my security needs and use their antivirus (NOD32).

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December 23rd, 2005
Continued Windows Vista 5270 Reviews By WinSuperSite

It looks like Paul Thurrott has gotten around to part 2 and part 3 of his reviews on the 'newly' released Windows Vista. With these two parts he is taking a close look at the new things that can be found in Windows Vista, such as Windows Media Player 11 and Windows Defender (formerly Microsoft AntiSpyware). Part 3 goes into the new power management features and the parental controls.

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December 23rd, 2005
New Lenovo Laptop The Tablet PC Of The Future?

People are always asking where computers are going to be in the future, well, this looks like a good candidate for one of them. Not only does it allow you to adjust the laptop in various ways, but it also lets you remove the keyboard from the computer and use it externally from the computer! Wow! To help make it a little more formal, it is also bound in leather for a more executive look.

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