Archive for December, 2009

Jotti’s malware scan – using several anti-virus programs

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Jotti’s malware scan is a free online service that enables you to scan suspicious files with several anti-virus programs. Scanners used are Linux versions; detection differences with Windows versions of the same scanners may occur due to implementation differences. There is a 15MB limit per file. Keep in mind that no security solution offers 100% protection, not even when it uses several anti-virus engines (for example, this scan service).

Files uploaded here are shared with anti-virus companies so detection accuracy of their anti-virus products can be improved. Read more about this in our privacy policy. If you do not want your files to be distributed, please do not send them at all.

Source:   Jotti

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“Migraine Magic Plus” Stress Relieving Massager

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Do you suffer from migraines, double vision or dry eyes? Now you can manage sinus pressure, eye fatique, headaches and more with this uniquely engineered new and improved “Migraine Magic Plus” Helps relieve the tension that result in eye strain, blood shot eyes, dry eyes, focusing difficulty, blurred vision, double vision and headaches. “Migraine Magic Plus” is a massaging eye mask that features poly magnetic feelers that stimulate and restore circulation around the eyes making you feel refreshed and revived. Increases blood circulation to improve skin tone and elasticity and allows for restful nights by inducing a state of relaxation. Simple position “Migraine Magic Plus” around your head with the adjustable headband for perfect fit. With a push of the on/off switch located on the front of the unit, you can begin enjoying one of the two massaging intensities and wave good-bye to the stress and tension that can lead to migraines.

  • Stress Relieving Eye Massager
  • Improves Circulation 2 Power Levels
  • Dark Mirrored Lens Filters Light
  • Soft Silicone Fingers Have Built in Magnets
  • Adjustable Elastic Band-One Size Fits All

Source:  Amazon

Popularity: 7% [?]

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ScreenJelly – Record your screen and share with friends

screenjelly  ScreenJelly – Record your screen and share with friends

Screenjelly records your screen activity with your voice so you can spread it via Twitter or email.  Use it to quickly share cool apps or software tips, report a bug, or just show stuff you like.  To start recording, click on the red button. No need to install or download anything!

Source:  Screen Jelly

Popularity: 10% [?]

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Thermal Bowl – makes water available for your pets

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A big 96 ounce and a whopping 1.5?gallon Thermal?Bowl makes water available for pets in even the most extreme cold temperatures. Thermostatically controlled Thermal?Bowl is the answer to freezing water bowls. Just plug it in and your pet?s water will remain open all winter. All electronics are safely sealed inside and the cord is steel wrapped to prevent abrasion. The 96 ounce comes in blue, and the 1.5?gallon is available in gray granite color. These bowls are only 25 watts for extremely low energy consumption. One year limited warranty.

Source:   K & H Pet Products

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ClimbStation real climbing without safety harness – climbing treadmill

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ClimbStation

ClimbStation

Price: 29 900 € (+delivery cost) VAT 0%

Delivery time: 8 weeks prior to order + freight time

Warranty: 24 months

About ClimbStation:

For experts and beginners. This product provides real climbing without safety harness and needs only 7 square meters floor space. With this product, your gym or health club facility will grow to 3rd. dimension. Hydraulic and automatic tilting mechanism range is set between +15 – -30 degrees steep.

You can select warm-up, medium or hard climbing levels from the touch screen display and see how high and what level you are climbing or how many calories you burned. It can be set to come harder and harder after time or you can practice your favorite level continuously. There are 12 automatic levels to choose from, plus manual settings. Fine adjustments and entering your weight for calories calculation are also an option.

User interface will guide you with your native language, as there are several languages to choose from.
Handhold’s are easy to change, reduce or increase the amount. Factory set there are 90 holds.

Mobility makes it possible to test it at your current location to prove its benefits and customers positive reaction. ClimbStation can be transported conveniently with a normal car trailer.

Multiple sensors and smart automation makes it fun and effective to use. Just select your climbing level, go to the wall and climb your speed. If you go fast, the wall rotates faster, if you stop, the wall will slow down and stop so you will have time to think your next move.

Features:

- 150 cm wide and about 6,5 meters long climbing area. (climbing belt)

- Maximum speed 17 meters per minute

- One side supported frame enables easy transportation, maintenance and less space consumption

- Requires 190cm x 360cm floor space and about 4 meters height

- Hi-res color touch screen display

- Monitors time, distance, level and calories and shows current angle

- 12 automatic, computer controlled climbing levels

- Automatic position and climbing speed control

- Manual climbing adjustments (angle, length, time, scale, speed)

- Low power consumption (peak power consumption max. 1000W)

- Automatic start feature (good for events) no need to push any buttons

- Password protection

- Coin or smart card option ready

- Owners / Technical personnel settings

- Language selections

- Owners statistics menu, hours in operation, motors running time and climbed levels amount

- Weights about 750 kilos

Source:  ClimbStation

Popularity: 11% [?]

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Digital TV receiver that lets you watch ISDB-T digital TV on your PC

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Watch ISDB-T on your computer! This amazing USB Dongle contains a digital TV receiver that lets you watch ISDB-T digital TV on your desktop PC, laptop, notebook, or netbook. Included is bundled evaluation software that even lets you record the programs you want watch again later. So for roughly the price of a movie and popcorn you can transform your computer into a digital TV set and DVR. The future is indeed here and it’s the CVMK-K47!

For months you’ve asked for it, finally here it is. This incredible USB accessory is definitely the world’s most amazing computer upgrade. Simply insert this ISDB-T dongle into an available USB port and then install the DVR software (it comes with an evaluation copy of Blaze, but there are even better open-source software solutions on the web). The software auto detects your ISDB-T region and automatically scans all available digital TV channels and adds them to your channel list. Then you can channel surf just like you do with traditional TV. See something you want to save? Record the program immediately or schedule a future recording. It’s like TiVo but it’s much less expensive and there are no monthly fees!

Sit back and relax. Watch your favorite programs right on your desktop, laptop, notebook or netbook computer. Watch movies, shows, documentaries, news, sports – it’s all yours! This ISDB-T dongle is an especially great toy for those who like to multitask. You can now watch TV while you work. All on the same screen!

The CVMK-K47 contains a digital TV receiver for processing ISDB-T MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 encoded signals found in the following regions: Japan, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela, and Ecuador. What’s more, since you’ll be using the dongle style receiver for your desktop PC, laptop, notebook or netbook, all your favorite programs are saved directly to your hard drive for easy access anytime. How much programming you can save is limited only by the size of your hard drive!

Be Smart – Add to Cart! Be a good son and buy one for your parents right away and get another one for your own family. Then order twenty more to resell to your online customers. Another innovative digital TV product from the online leader in direct from China wholesale electronics – Chinavasion.

At a Glance…

* Plug and play digital TV receiver
* Watch and record free ISDB-T
* Powerful ISDB-T magnetic antenna included
* Great TiVo alternative
* Affordably priced digital TV

Source:  ChinaVasion

Popularity: 44% [?]

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New Future Technology with Hologram, Touchless Screen and Optical Camouflage

Microsoft NEW Technology Surface Computing

New Sony Technology Paper Thin Screen

Optical Camouflage (Invisible Cloak)

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The new TV remote: Using your hands – Touchless touch screen

remotetv  The new TV remote: Using your hands – Touchless touch screen

The TV remote control of the future isn’t an expensive device with an LCD screen and blinking lights. It’s your hand.

The classic TV remote control most of us have grown up with has been around in essentially the same incarnation for half a century. It’s been tweaked over the years, but now one company is looking at ditching the remote altogether and using a camera mounted below a TV screen that senses hand motions instead of button pushes. The result is something that seems right out of Minority Report.

But the high-tech user interface Tom Cruise coolly manipulates onscreen isn’t even all that far-fetched now, thanks to incremental improvements. Until now, the most innovative new input for entertainment in the living room has been the Wii-mote, the motion-sensing remote control/wand that has made Nintendo’s game console a cultural phenomenon. Swing it like a tennis racket and you can pretend you’re playing tennis, point it at the screen and use it like a mouse to navigate menus.

Televisions have progressed as well, with better picture quality and capability. Now TVs can record TV shows, stream Netflix movies, check the weather, read news headlines, and skim RSS feeds. The menus on those TVs appear more and more like what we see on our computer screens, so a new interface that operates more like a mouse seems almost inevitable.

Source:  Cnet

Popularity: 33% [?]

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40+ awesome free Windows apps you can download in 2 seconds

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Desktop/Shell Enhancements

Launchy (408Kb) – Hotkeys FTW! Launchy does more than hotkeys, of course, but even if you add a bucketload of plugins it’s still under 1Mb.

Open++ (114Kb) – Helps you tweak your context menu six ways from Sunday. Pair it with another app like NirCmd for a nice one-two punch.

ViGlance (198Kb) – Want Windows 7’s iconized taskbar in XP or Vista? ViGlance pulls it off in just under 200Kb. It also swaps the start button for the orb (on XP, of course) and does program grouping and pop-up window lists.

VirtuaWin (385Kb) – Most Linux distributions enable multiple virtual desktops by default. Windows doesn’t support them out of the box – so you’ll need an app like VirtuaWin. It’s a good way to keep your workspace organized.

XNeat (797Kb) – No need to bother with separate apps to shuffle your taskbar icons, roll up windows, or add transparency. XNeat does it all in a single, tiny package. Also allows you to hide windows, minimize to tray, create keyboard shortcuts, and a whole lot more.

Encryption

DiskCryptor (740Kb) – One thing TrueCrypt can do that OmZiff can’t is encrypt volumes. DiskCryptor can do it, too, and it’s well under the 1Mb mark

LockNote (320Kb) – If the only thing you really want to encrypt are some private thoughts and notes, Steganos’ GPL LockNote is a good choice.

OmZiff (408Kb) – Protecting sensitive data with encryption is never a bad idea. While OmZiff doesn’t have the massive featureset of TrueCrypt, it’s one-tenth the size and provides all the essential functions and includes a file shredder and password generator.

File Tools

7-Zip (919Kb) – Sure, 7-zip’s main application window is ugly, but who uses it? All the archiving and extracting power you need is just a right-click away.

Everything (334Kb) – A great desktop search tool, Everything indexes your drive contents quicky and supports find-as-you-type. There’s a portable version available as well, and it’s even smaller.

FastCopy (194Kb) – Both FastCopy and TeraCopy are great, free apps that make copying and moving large amounts of data easier. For me, FastCopy wins because it’s free for commercial use, Open Source, and about one quarter the size of TeraCopy.

Fling (230Kb) – Those cheap hard drives make an excellent place to back up and archive your files. Fling not only handles drive-to-drive sync, but it also plays well with FTP servers and USB flash drives. It’s one of my favorite discoveries this year.

QDir (439Kb) – If you can get used to the multi-pane crazines, QDir is an awesome tool for manually managing your files and folders.

Space Sniffer (863Kb) – CCleaner does a great job of removing crap from your system, but sometimes you need to dig a little deeper. Space Sniffer helps you locate unwanted space hogs graphically.

Suction (180Kb) – One great way to keep mess to a minimum on your system is to consolidate similar directories – that’s exactly what Suction does. It’s portable, too!

WinCD Emu (783Kb) – Daemon Tools and Virtual CloneDrive are more well-known programs for mounting ISO images as virtual optical drives in Windows, but WinCD Emu provides almost the same functionality in a smaller package. It handles ISO, IMG, CUE, BIN, and RAW files.

Internet and Networking

Ammyy Admin (548Kb) – While it lacks TeamViewer’s speed and bonus features, Ammyy still provides firewall-friendly remote control. There are no ports to open, and if trust is an issue you can run your own Ammyy router (85Kb) instead of using theirs.

GMail Notifier Plus (985Kb) – With kicked-up support for Windows 7’s jumplists, this is a useful, sexy helper app for anyone with a GMail account.

Hamachi (989Kb) – Even though it’s about 50% bigger than it used to be, Hamachi is still pretty dang small – and very useful. Its zero-config VPN makes remote access to your systems a breeze.

HydraIRC (949Kb) – The installer pushes HydraIRC over 1MB, but the portable version squeaks in under the wire. Features a tabbed interface, skin support, DCC chat and transfers, channel monitoring, and loads more.

iFTP (838Kb) – I love the second line from the developer’s site: ” I originally wrote i.Ftp to be the first freeware graphical client for BeOS, but someone beat me to it by a few days and well nobody notices who comes 2nd.” That might be true, but he still put together a very capable FTP client with SFTP support.

NewsSifter (262Kb) – An intelligent RSS feed reader that analyzes new items based on content and sorts them into categories that you create.

Putty (444Kb) – Classic SSH/terminal client. ‘Nuf said.

uTorrent (270Kb) – I’ve been using uTorrent as long as I’ve been downloading torrent files. It’s got all the features I need in a client (and more) and it’s well under the 1Mb mark even if you add the WebUI zip file. Sure, there are other options, but uTorrent takes it easy on my system resources and just gets the job done.

Wakoopa (309Kb) – A fun (and informative) social app, Wakoopa tracks your application usage and lets you see what programs other users are running. It’s a great way to discover apps you may not have tried before.

Multimedia

Evil Player (537Kb) – A lightweight, minimal audio player, Evil Player support all the major formats and streams Icecast and Shoutcast (which can be recorded as well).

Fotografix (370Kb) – This little gem has generated quite a bit of buzz since I first wrote it up. It’s an excellent lightweight Photoshop alternative, with features like layers, masks, filters, scripts, and editable type. If the developer’s site is down, grab the file from Rapidspread.

Greenshot (160Kb) – An open source screen capture tool, Greenshot supports full screen, window, and selection captures, saving to multiple image formats, and annotations. Both a portable version and installer (404Kb) are available.

iDump (197Kb) – Need a free, portable app to backup the contents of an iPod? iDump is a good tool for the job, and it downloads in a flash – even on dial-up.

NCH Express Burn (390Kb) – ImgBurn is my default Windows burning application, but Express Burn sports a lot of the same features and packs them into a much smaller package.

VideoCacheView (65Kb) – It’s hard to pick a single NirSoft app to list, because so many of Nir’s utilities are under 1Mb and they’re all handy. This one scours your browsers’ cache files for FLVs and SWFs and allows you to save them for offline viewing.

Office and Productivity

ArsClip (986Kb) – A better clipboard manager with tons of configuration options and features. It’s packaged as a zip and totally portable.

CintaNotes (365Kb) – drop it on your Flash drive, and CintaNotes provides an excellent way to collect snippets, links, and any other text data. It supports tagging and search-as-you-type.

Converber (253Kb) – Its unit-conversion super powers are tought to beat. You might not use Converber often, but it’s small enough to keep around just in case.

KA TypeIn (920Kb) – A fantastic little app that lets you easily create and reuse text snippets. You can get advanced with it as well since it supports variables. Also does autocompletion.

List² (32kb) – You certainly don’t need Excel to create very basic spreadsheet-style lists. This app is more than capable, and it takes up about as much space on your drive as the first page of Excel’s help file.

TinyPDF (586Kb) – Just north of half a meg, and able to create good quality PDFs from any application via file > print. No longer freeware, but you can grab the last free installer from Freeware Files.

TinySpell (590kb) – Not all our favorite apps include a spellchecker. TinySpell fills the gaps and boasts a 110,00 word dictionary.

WinWorkBar (593Kb) – A productivity-boosting calendar and todo list / GTD application rolled into a sidebar (that can be set to autohide).

Utilities and Maintenance

CCleaner (979Kb) – One of the best file and registry cleanup tools around, and the portable version still still weighs in under 1Mb.

FileHippo Update Checker (154Kb) – FileHippo is a great place to download popular free applications. It’s not cluttered with deceptive ads and the site is well-organized. The Updater is a smart way to keep your installers up-to-date.

HijackThis (793Kb) – A must-have for malware cleanup. I don’t recommend HJT to casual users, but if you’re a DIY-er with a good idea what should and shouldn’t be in your registry, it belongs in your toolkit.

Magical Jellybean Keyfinder (367Kb) – Before you reformat your system it’s a good idea to back up the product keys for your installed programs. Jellybean is a free, Open Source app that quickly digs up your keys and saves them to a TXT or CSV file.

NirCmd (86Kb) – I tried, but deep down I knew I couldn’t get through this list without a second NirSoft app. NirCmd packs a ton of command-line Kung Fu in a single download.

Process Lasso (544Kb) – Gives you better control over the processes running on your system. If you’re typically using loads of applications at once, Process Lasso can help keep your system running smoothly. Tweak things manually, or let ProBalance do the work for you.

UltraDefrag (374Kb) – A good defrag tool helps keep your hard drive running like clockwork. Under half a meg and open source, UltraDefrag even comes in 64-bit flavors and there’s a micro build (as if 374Kb wasn’t small enough already).

Unlocker (252Kb) – I hate trying to delete a file only to have Windows notify me that I can’t because the file is in use. Unlocker provides a simple remedy to that problem.

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G.E.’s Breakthrough Can Put 100 DVDs on 1 Disc

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General Electric says it has achieved a breakthrough in digital storage technology that will allow standard-size discs to hold the equivalent of 100 DVDs.

The storage advance, which G.E. is announcing on Monday, is just a laboratory success at this stage. The new technology must be made to work in products that can be mass-produced at affordable prices.

But optical storage experts and industry analysts who were told of the development said it held the promise of being a big step forward in digital storage with a wide range of potential uses in commercial, scientific and consumer markets.

“This could be the next generation of low-cost storage,” said Richard Doherty, an analyst at Envisioneering, a technology research firm.

The promising work by the G.E. researchers is in the field of holographic storage. Holography is an optical process that stores not only three-dimensional images like the ones placed on many credit cards for security purposes, but the 1’s and 0’s of digital data as well.

The data is encoded in light patterns that are stored in light-sensitive material. The holograms act like microscopic mirrors that refract light patterns when a laser shines on them, and so each hologram’s recorded data can then be retrieved and deciphered.

Holographic storage has the potential to pack data far more densely than conventional optical technology, used in DVDs and the newer, high-capacity Blu-ray discs, in which information is stored as a pattern of marks across the surface of a disc. The potential of holographic technology has long been known. The first research papers were published in the early 1960s.

Many advances have been made over the years in the materials science, optics and applied physics needed to make holographic storage a practical, cost-effective technology. And this year, InPhase Technologies, a spinoff of Bell Labs of Alcatel-Lucent, plans to introduce a holographic storage system, using $18,000 machines and expensive discs, for specialized markets like video production and storing medical images.

To date, holographic storage has not been on a path to mainstream use. The G.E. development, however, could be that pioneering step, according to analysts and experts. The G.E. researchers have used a different approach than past efforts. It relies on smaller, less complex holograms — a technique called microholographic storage.

A crucial challenge for the team, which has been working on this project since 2003, has been to find the materials and techniques so that smaller holograms reflect enough light for their data patterns to be detected and retrieved.

The recent breakthrough by the team, working at the G.E. lab in Niskayuna, N.Y., north of Albany, was a 200-fold increase in the reflective power of their holograms, putting them at the bottom range of light reflections readable by current Blu-ray machines.

Source:  NY Times

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