January 2006As the New Year shines upon us (about 9 hours away in the United States – Central Time) we thought we should start recapping the events from the year. A few days ago we made a post looking back at the Firefox news but now it is time to broaden the scope a little bit. Lifehacker started a “Year In Review” last week and they went month by month showing you what their best stories were (we made their April 2006 post) so I thought would do something similar for you today. We’re gonna get the ball rolling with January 2006…




  • This is when the Windows Live Mail hacks started…and this one allowed you to use your existing Hotmail account to test out the new Live Mail interface. [Read More]
  • Gamefly announces that each person is allowed one scratched Xbox 360 game before they start charging the people a fee. This was back when news was all over the Internet regarding how the Xbox 360 would scratch your game discs. [Read More]
  • Rumors of a Google PC were buzzing around. [Read More]
  • Microsoft offers $80 billion to buy Yahoo!, which makes you wonder how things would be different now if this really happened. [Read More]
  • Dell launches the massive 30″ computer monitor costing only $2200! [Read More]
  • The Optimus keyboard (now scheduled for release in 2007) was rumored to be released on February 1, 2006. [Read More]
  • A Mac Tablet PC? Looks like someone created their own and tried to sell it on eBay with a starting price of $1,500…until eBay removed the listing. [Read More]
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5 released. [Read More]
  • A man makes a bicycle with a rocket attached to it…propelling him from 0 to 60MPH in just 5 seconds. [Read More]
  • File Swap offers an entertaining experience for sharing files. For every file you upload you will randomly receive another one. [Read More]
  • We held a contest to give out Windows Live Messenger Invites (which wasn’t open to the public yet). [Read More]
  • Rent yourself a programmer to get all of your homework and projects done. [Read More]
  • The $220,000 watch that puts a Rolex to shame. [Read More]
  • Adobe Photoshop doesn’t let users produce counterfeit money. [Read More]
  • We started giving away Google Orkut invitations and this is our most commented on post: currently at 1531 comments! [Read More]
  • Opera Mini released giving cell phone users a great Web browser to use. [Read More]
  • News about Firefox 2 features finally available…some of which didn’t make the final release. [Read More]
  • See how the Million Dollar Homepage evolved over time…with the last 1,000 pixels being sold for $38,000 on eBay. [Read More]
  • The banned Xbox 360 commercial. [Read More]
  • Making yourself invisible…kind of. [Read More]
  • Amazon starts accepting pre-orders for HD-DVD movies that started around $25. [Read More]