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Gravatar manages your identity on the web:
A gravatar, or globally recognized avatar, is quite simply an 80×80 pixel avatar image that follows you from weblog to weblog appearing beside your name when you comment on gravatar enabled sites. Avatars help identify your posts on web forums, so why not on weblogs?
Simple as 1,2,3:
This week's full Moon (Oct. 25-26) is the biggest full Moon of 2007. It's no illusion. Some full Moons are genuinely larger than others and Thursday night's will be as much as 14% wider and 30% brighter than lesser full Moons we have seen earlier this year.
Spaceweather.com explains why.
The FireHammer MT is sure to give you some respect when you take it for a spin.
It is huge as it is over 2 feet long and over 20 pounds. It is ready to run and you don't have to break in the engine. Just add regular unleaded gasoline, 2-cycle engine oil, 8 "AA" batteries and you are ready for 30 minutes of fast and furious racing fun.
Check out the video of the car in action.
Miss your piano when you are on the road? The Brando USB Roll-Up Piano fits in a bag so you can bring it where you want:
It does not require batteries as it is completely USB powered.
Ignoring the acronyms, the technology is pretty cool. The Ovation MC950D is the "world's smallest" USB-connected HSUPA modem. It gives HSDPA download speeds of up to 7.2Mbps. and HSUPA-accelerated upload transfers of up to 2.1Mbps.
Such speeds assume the carrier you're connecting to has enabled them, of course. While UK carriers are pushing ahead with 3.6Mbps HSDPA, there's no commercial HSUPA-enabled network over here. HSUPA builds on the 128Kbps uplink speeds of basic 3G, rising to 384Kbps with HSDPA.
Via Reg Hardware
Maldives, Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa announces the arrival of Ithaa, the world's first aquarium-style undersea restaurant at the resort. Designed in New Zealand, constructed in Singapore using materials from the United States and then shipped to the Maldives, Ithaa will sit six meters below the waves of the Indian Ocean, surrounded by a vibrant coral reef and encased in clear acrylic offering diners 180-degrees of panoramic underwater views.
Via The UberReview
MoPods flash and twirl when they are within one metre of an incoming call, text or email to your phone.
Even if your phone is in your bag or is on silent, the MoPod will still respond to calls and texts. Several different models are available:
The Memory Infinite concept lets you plug together flexible USB drivers:
Memory Infinite has a USB male connector at one end and a female connector at the other, providing an “add up” concept for USB finger discs. By connecting one Memory Infinite with another to add up the storage capacity, the user won't waste the old storage capacity when getting a larger one. The user can choose to combine or separate Memory Infinite, making the usage of USB finger discs more convenient. And when Memory Infinite connects to a computer using its male end, other USB devices still can connect to its female end without having to occupy another USB port on the computer.
I have used AVG for a while on my Windows 2003 laptop, but AVG is dropping support for free AVG in the new 7.5 version. Avast does not install on Win2k3 either so the only free alternative I have found is ClamWin, that offers:
Note that it does not include an on-access real-time scanner. You need to manually scan a file in order to detect a virus or spyware.
YMMV as the addin seriously slows down Outlook on my laptop. It should be OK on faster machines though.
Thanks for the tip Michele
The lights on this binary clock on IWOOT, can be set to three different degrees of brightness:
It looks pretty neat but I guess only geeks like myself can appreciate a clock like this unless you like to puzzle your guests. This test should tell how likely you are to enjoy the clock...