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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December 21st, 2005
How Does Windows Vista 5270 Handle With A Tablet PC?

We all know that the version of Windows Vista that is being released for the testing is the Ultimate Edition. This edition not only includes Media Center capabilities but also Tablet PC capabilities. Now, there have not been many people out there that talk about how Vista stacks up on a Tablet PC.

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December 21st, 2005
The New Keyboard With Only 53 Keys

This new keyboard provides a lot of ergonomic standards for the user, but it would definitely take some time to get use to. It is nice because every key that you would need to press is very easy to reach and, for those that hunt-and-peck, it will surely provide some benefits since the keys are in alphabetical order.

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December 21st, 2005
Dell 30″ Flat Panel Monitor Not In Time For The Holidays

It was reported a few weeks ago that we might get this 30" beast before the holidays, but it doesn't look like that is going to happen. January 5, 2005 seems to be the 'reported' date that we can expect this time, but it does look like it is going to be pretty sweet.

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December 21st, 2005
Google Talk And AIM Coming Together

The news is out that Google Talk and AOL Instant Messenger will allow for communication between the two different networks. This is big because it is going to challenge Microsoft and Yahoo to push for some sort of interoperability in order to survive in the messenger world. I am currently a Google Talk user, and only a Google Talk user.

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December 21st, 2005
How To Get Your Hands On Windows Live Messenger Invite

Are you itching to get your hands on the Windows Live Messenger to give it a test run? Well, it looks like you might not have any other option other than paying for it on eBay. It looks like it could run you from $8 all the way to $40 but sometimes you have to pay to be a die-hard beta tester (even though you shouldn't have to).

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December 21st, 2005
Google Zeitgeist Has Been Released For 2005

And The Winners Are... Google has released its Zeitgeist which lists some of the most popular searches and such from this year's billions of searches performed on Google. Sounds interesting, huh? Well, it is, and you should go take a look at it because they put together more than just the 'average' stats that you would expect to see.

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December 21st, 2005
Review: Wondering What Windows Vista 5270 Is Like?

Are you wondering what the new Microsoft Windows is like? We have all seen the screenshots already, now it is time to check out the review. Paul Thurrott at The Windows SuperSite has put together a pretty detailed review (or at least the start of one). His reviews are very well written because he always addresses the major and minor changes.

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December 20th, 2005
Sony Halts The Sales Of Some Digital Cameras

The Sony DSC-H1, DSC-L1, DSC-P200, DSC-W7, DSC-W5 and DSC-S90 digital cameras will no longer be in production because they did not pass the quality test. I guess Sony needs to make sure they check the quality of the products before they actually release them.

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December 20th, 2005
Picking Up A Computer For Christmas, Then Get NOD32 Antivirus

If you are getting a new computer this Christmas, don't forget to pick yourself up an antivirus. You can never protect yourself too much these days from the prying eyes of hackers.

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December 20th, 2005
Making A Dock For Your iPod In The Xbox 360

Despite the overwhelming appearance of having your iPod attached directly to the Xbox 360, Engadget has stepped up to show you how to do this to your Xbox. Today they released Part I of the series to show you how to do this to your Xbox 360, so before you start on this chore you might want to wait to see what Part II has in store.

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December 20th, 2005
How Is AOL Going To Impact Google?

Rumors are already out that how Google advertisements are displayed is going to change. They will not be incorporating logos and other graphics into their advertisements which is something Google has not looked fondly on in the past.

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