December 17th, 2005
Tactile 3D Gives Users A Different Experience

Tactile 3D offers users a completely different interface from what is known as standard. You now have 3D space to organize your files and windows. Now, this isn't its own operating system or anything, it will run right on top of Microsoft Windows. It gives you the ability to browse your files in more of a visual way, rather than digging around looking for file names.

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December 17th, 2005
Microsoft Xbox 360 Soon To Be Taken Over By Hackers

Just like every video game console, the Xbox 360 will soon be completely taken over by hackers. They have figured out how to copy the games, now all that is left is how to override the Xbox itself to play the copied games. There has been no news lately on the progress of a mod chip, but it will undoubtebly arrive in the next couple months.

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December 17th, 2005
Windows Vista 5270 December CTP

Microsoft Windows Vista 5270, which is going to be the December CTP, is expected to be released on Monday or Tuesday. Unfortunately, this is not going to be the Beta 2 that was expected to be released. I guess we will have to settle with what we can get. Check back soon for news on the December CTP release.

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December 17th, 2005
Wired News Presents The Top Firefox Extensions

Wired News has presented what they believe to be the BEST Firefox extensions. I use many of them so if you are a new Firefox user, this will be a good basis for you to start from. I have provided my own summary of the extensions with each extension Wired News nominated as the best.

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December 16th, 2005
What Is Scratching Your Xbox 360’s DVD’s?

Unfortunately, it is true, the Xbox 360 reports of getting scratched disks are continuously rising. A solution for it is yet to be found but it has been determined what is causing the damage. The people over at Llamma.com decided they were going to figure out the cause of their frustration:

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December 16th, 2005
Symantec pcAnywhere 12.0 Beta Released

That's right, Symantec pcAnywhere 12.0 has been released for download! It now supports the Mac OS X for a host or a client. Anyone that has used pcAnywhere before knows of the troubles routers and firewalls can give. To make this simpler they now include pcAnywhere Gateway which will make the configuration of ports and other settings easier.

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December 16th, 2005
New Features That Are Going To Be Added To Microsoft Office

Microsoft has announced that new project and portfolio management features are going to be added to the new Microsoft Office. This comes after they purchased software firm United Management Technologies.

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December 16th, 2005
Microsoft MSDN Web Page Goes Beta

Microsoft is making some changes to the MSDN page by allowing more personalization of the layout and content. So, if you are an MSDN subscriber you should go and check it out and let us all know how it is.

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December 16th, 2005
New DivX 6.1 Codec Released That Is 3x Faster

DivX has released another codec, version 6.1 this time. The speed improvements are supposed to be unthinkable with this release. For those with some top-of-the-line computers you could get up to 300% faster! They say even a modest computer will be able to get 80% faster. Well, what are you waiting for, let the encoding begin!

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December 16th, 2005
Victorinox Releases The Swiss CyberTool

The CyberTool by Victorinox contains many of the tools needed when repairing electronics! It has a ton of tools as seen in the picture along with many different size screw drivers (because you never have the right one when you need it). For as much as I fix computers away from my home, this would be a nice tool to carry around with me.

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December 16th, 2005
Gmail Now On Your Cell Phone Or PDA

Google has officially released Gmail Mobile so that users can access their email even when you are on the go! I use my cell phone for Internet all the time when I am traveling to and from school (riding the bus with nothing else to do). Just like when they do everything, they really took it over the top! You can read Microsoft Word documents and PDF files all through your mobile device.

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December 15th, 2005
Google Released Another Firefox Extension

Google seems to be backing Firefox pretty heavily, and this time by providing a phishing extension. It is in the Beta stage right now so you may not want to trust your life on it, but I have learned to trust Google very heavily. From the Extension's Site:

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December 15th, 2005
What Ever Happened With The Gold Xbox 360 Faceplate?

Did you, like a lot of people, forget about that gold Xbox 360 faceplate being sold on eBay. Well, the seller had pulled the auction, removed the pictures and description, and replaced the pictures with one saying "SOLD". The reason from eBay for it being pulled is that the seller said the item is no longer available.

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December 15th, 2005
How To Get A Smart Buddy On MSN Messenger

Do you have any friends that you talk to on a messenger service that seem to always have the answer you are looking for? Well, a "buddy" has been made that will be at your side when needed. All you have to do is add the buddy encarta@conversagent.com to your list and when you ask a question, it will respond in a natural language.

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December 15th, 2005
Google Setting Up A Music Service

Google announced today that they will be setting up a music service for their users. It will not be something they they will be running themselves, it will just allow you to search for music and lyrics from other sites. The sites that it will initially include are going to be Amazon.com, Real Rhapsody, eMusic, and iTunes.

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December 15th, 2005
Want Your Bath To Be Just Right When You Get Home?

After a hard day of work, don't you just wish that you could come home to the perfect bath, kick back and relax while it does everything for you. Now you can with the ultimate bathtub from iHouse. Not only will it do it for you, but you can have it do it while you are at work. That's right! You can control this bathtub from the Internet.

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December 15th, 2005
Need a Light? The Flexible Utility Lighter

Don't you just hate having to light those candles because in order to get the candle lit you have to hold it upside down and light it. It can really be a pain sometimes to light things when there is only a small opening, like lighting a pilot light. Well, Bernzomatic has the solution for you with the flexible lighter. This lighter will bend and cater to your every lighting need.

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December 15th, 2005
Agilix GoBinder 2006 Beta Testing Open To Public

Are you a big fan of Tablet PC's? Well, if you have one like me then you need a useful way to organize the data you put into your notebook. Agilix GoBinder makes a great way to organize everything that you write down, kind of like keeping it in a binder (duh?). Of course, software companies have to continuously update their products to offer more features and more of what the users want.

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December 14th, 2005
How Many Xbox 360’s Will Your Best Buy Get…Find Out Here!

If you are wondering how many Xbox 360's the Best Buy near you is going to have on December 18, then I am happy to relay the information on to you.

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December 14th, 2005
10% Off Coupon For Best Buy (Printable)

Print this coupon and bring it to a Best Buy? store near you. 10% off any single item Offer valid through December 18, 2005 in these select categories TVs & Accessories: TVs $399 and up; DVD players and recorders $99 and up; TiVo? and DIRECTV? hardware; receivers, speakers and home theater systems; video and audio accessories; furniture $179 and up. Computer Accessories: DVD-RW [...]

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