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The one-stop chat client

May 26, 2008 Leave a comment

If you’re a person who likes to hang around your computer, chatting with a dozen friends with several different IM programs open, then this is the one-time cure for you. Pidgin, formerly known as Gaim, is a multi-platform IM client, meaning that it allows you to chat with other people over different networks all within one single application. Being complete free and open-sourced, it also operates on a Macintosh or Linux system, whichever you may be using. It also comes prepackaged with loads of emoticons as well as many standards features you’d expect to find in today’s Instant messaging programs. Though video chats are still yet unsupported, it surely makes up for it with a whole bunch of add-ons, allowing you to fully customize it to your desire.

Last.fm: a playground for musicians

May 25, 2008 Leave a comment

Last.fm is a music sharing and streaming services that’s hosted online and provides users with many options to their desires. Much like other sites of its kind, you can listen to millions of audio tracks online, for free. Everyone, including those who aren’t artists or those just trying to be popular, can upload their own home-made music to this site for others to enjoy. Of course, no music site would be complete without some interesting additions, so the guys at last.fm added a personalized radio station for you to play with and share with others, and also a free blog for people to write whatever they want. As if that weren’t enough, you’ll likely be spoiled with the free desktop music program that last.fm offers its users to interact with. In the end, what could you possibly ask for more from an already superb service?

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Scion tweak commercial Part.2

May 22, 2008 Leave a comment

A while ago, i posted the original scion tweak commercial, and in my very personal opinion i think it deserves a follow-up. So here it is, the sequel to the clever scion ad:

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Scorched 3D

May 20, 2008 Leave a comment

Scorched 3D, a turn-based strategy game based on the classic game “Scorched Earth”, has shown to attracted many players in its several years of glory. Though not entirely popularized on the internet, this game proves to be fun and unique nonetheless. If you have played Tanks or Gunbound then you will likely known the aiming system for this game, just adjust the angle, set the power and fire away at your opponents. But randomly firing a bunch of random missiles at people isn’t going to be much fun, so there is loads of of fun accessories in order for you to take down your foes. You can also spread the fun online and battle it out on a huge map with up to 24 human players, a nice addition to an already superb 3D game.

A simple yet effective media solution

May 18, 2008 Leave a comment

When it comes down to playing videos, we all know that windows media player is lacking in this field. VLC media player aims to change that by being an extremely versatile media player that’s specifically tailored to meet the demanding needs of the modern media world, no less, no more. You won’t find any fancy gadgets in here, but what you’ll find is a huge list of supported video and audio format that VLC player can handle. What that means in non-geek speak is that you can play many different kinds of videos and audio files, both from downloads and online streaming services, something that the guys at Microsoft and Apple should have learned a long time ago.

Numa Numa

May 16, 2008 Leave a comment

This video was taken from a webcam in seemingly benign nature, but you’ll likely be weirded out by this guy or deeply fascinated by the way he does his thing. Watch this internet phonemenon if you haven’t already, as it is one of the most circulated videos on the net.

Deezerlicious

May 15, 2008 Leave a comment

This new discovery of mine has been one of my favorite sites lately, and it should be soon one of yours too. With deezer, you can listen to millions of quality music tracks online, all with lighting fast streaming speeds. Though somewhat cumbersome, a registration on the site is required to access most of its content. ¬†Other nice features of this service include streaming radios and music downloads (currently iTunes only), as well the ability to create and mash your own playlist and sharing them with your peers. The creators behind this had also signed contracts with major music companies to legally license the songs, which is why you’re able to enjoy all this without worrying about the constant risks of piracy.