Run OLPC’s Sugar UI On Your Own Computer

With a blurb like the following by BusinessWeek, wouldn’t you be interested to test run Sugar, the OLPC UI? Sugar offers a brand new approach to computing. Ever since the first Apple Macintosh was launched in 1984, the user interfaces of personal computers have been designed based on the same visual metaphor: the desktop....

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Unlimited Storage AND Bandwidth for Flickr PRO’s

Now why and when did the upload bandwidth counter die for Flickr PRO users? This thread on the Flickr Central forum just made me aware of this surprising, brouhaha-less fact from this smart Yahoo-acquired photo-sharing service. For $24.95 (PHP1,200++) a year, a PRO account is entitled to: -Unlimited uploads -Unlimited storage...

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Digimate II Plus: Best Non-Photography Photographer Tool for Cheap

Here’s the DSLR camera-user dilemma: memory cards aren’t cheap, but I need tons of storage. I sometimes shoot RAW, dammit, so I really need a backup device that doesn’t break my bank account. Well, I don’t shoot RAW (for a number of reasons), but here in Shanghai, China, there’s a cheap, little gadget...

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Swift: Safari for Windows

Would you really care to install another browser in your system? If you do, you can try Swift (formerly known as GetWebKit) an Alpha-stage web browser based on the Apple Webkit rendering engine. Installation proved to be buggy, and it was reccommended to download the following Windows components: Microsoft Visual C++ 2005...

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Add Yahoo! Contacts to Windows Live Messenger, and Vice-versa

It’s been in the news for some time, this interoperability deal between the messenger clients of Microsoft and Yahoo!, but here’s what happened today: With Windows Live™ Messenger, you can talk to your Yahoo! contacts. Forget needing multiple accounts to talk to all your friends—you’ll be able to see when they’re online...

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One-Up for Multiply: No More Premium Accounts

The only other photo-service I subcsribe to (the primary one being Flickr, which I live on) is the corny but useful Multiply. Though, this just came in: Things that were once reserved for premium account holders are now available to all Multiply members. What does this mean to you? Among other things… - You can now upload an...

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pro. A Professional Photo Gallery using Flickr

A worthy Flickr hack? pro. aims to fill the gap between Flickr’s photo sharing and social networking with a more professional look and feel. Pro. offers the feel of a photography portfolio with the ease of your flickr account. Worth the time? Probably, if: You want to exclude yourself to the community-driven Flickr setup You...

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Veoh’s Cult Classics

Yes, there are loads of videos to be seen over at overnight session YouTube.com. However, for any serious movie-watcher aka cineaste aka film-geek, the so-called cult classics are always a must-see. And Veoh -employing a new type of Television Broadcasting System’ (read their FAQ)- has a special channel just for the us-types:...

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Rockbox – Open Source Jukebox Firmware

Due to my frustrations in installing iPodLinux on a 4G greyscale iPod, I was quite thankful to bump into Rockbox this morning. Rockbox is an open source firmware replacement for a growing number of MP3 players. Rockbox aims to be considerably more functional and efficient than your device’s stock firmware while remaining easy...

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Can’t Wait for Google’s GDrive, Eh? Try Streamload.

Streamload is an online storage service that probably a token few subscribers signed up for just the heck of it: a subscriber such as me. So, it was a semi-surprise that I received an email update from them, proclaiming a 150% increase of their 10GB storage for free accounts. Yes, 25GB of free online storage, but here are the...

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