Thursday, January 31, 2008

Thirteen Frequently Overlooked Tax Deductions

Yahoo Finance posts a list of common-but-easily-missed tax deductions that stems from an interview with the head of the IRS.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Dpreview launches lens reviews

Dpreview is pleased to announce the launch of a new section dedicated to testing and reviewing digital SLR lenses. Designed to offer the same class-leading testing standards as its legendary camera reviews, dpreview’s new lens reviews are the result of months of intense research, development and testing, including the development of new test charts and proprietary analysis software designed to overcome the limitations of existing systems.


Monday, January 28, 2008

50th Birthday of LEGO

The 50th birthday of the LEGO brick is in January 2008 and there is plenty to celebrate. Children all over the world have played with LEGO bricks for the past 50 years, and LEGO is still right at the top of many wish lists – just as it always has been. Industry and trade associations also recognize the LEGO success. Just before the turn of the millennium the LEGO brick was voted “Toy of the Century”, one of the highest awards in the toy industry, by both Fortune Magazine in the US and the British Association of Toy Retailers.


Find Better Prices for prints at PrintRates

Whether you're tackling a poster-size photo collage or just getting your holiday snapshots ready to mail out, getting a good rate on digital photo printing can net you some real savings. Digital print comparison site makes it simple to see who's get the best print-and-mail prices.


Nokia to Acquire Trolltech

Nokia and Trolltech just announced that they have entered into an agreement that Nokia will make a public voluntary tender offer to acquire Trolltech. The latter is a recognized software provider with world-class software development platforms and frameworks. In addition to the key software assets, its team will play an important role in accelerating the implementation of Nokia’s software strategy.


Friday, January 25, 2008

FlyBack: A “Time Machine” Backup for Linux Desktops

Flyback, the project has been working on developing an rsync-based GUI solution for Linux with Time Machine as the model. FlyBack is a snapshot-based backup tool based on rsync It creates successive backup directories mirroring the files you wish to backup. FlyBack creates incremental backups of files which can be restored at a later date. It also supports limited restoration of files within applications that are specifically programmed to use Time Machine’s functionality.


Thursday, January 24, 2008

Canon EOS 450D / Digital Rebel XSi

EOS 450D. Featuring a 12.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor, EOS Integrated Cleaning System, 3.0” LCD with Live View mode and a new 9-point AF system, the model presents consumers with an unprecedented level of image quality and versatility at this end of the market.

EOS 450D

Monday, January 21, 2008

Linux: Misplace a file? Find it quick!

In Linux, there are three main search commands: find, locate and whereis. Each is a little different in terms of how and what they search. So when it is appropriate to use one over the others?


Monday, January 14, 2008

NewerTech USB 2.0 Universal Drive Adapter

USB 2.0 Universal Drive Adapter allows users to easily connect any 2.5-, 3.5- or 5.25-inch HDD / optical drive to a computer via USB, enabling folks to transfer critical data or backup an internal drive altogether without having to hunt down some snazzy external chassis. Notably, the adapter plays nice with IDE, ATA and SATA (among others), has no qualms dealing with OS X / Linux and will set you back just $29.95.



Filelight creates an interactive map of concentric segmented-rings that helps visualise disk usage on your computer. It is like a pie-chart, but the segments nest, allowing you to see not only which directories take up all your space, but which directories and files inside those directories are the real culprits.

Currently it only runs on unix and KDE.


Monday, January 7, 2008

New Xerox Logo

Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) today unveiled the most sweeping transformation of its corporate identity in the company's history. The new brand is designed to reflect today's Xerox, a customer-centric company built on a continuing history of innovative ideas, products and services that meet the needs of businesses small to large.


Friday, January 4, 2008

Resources for New Immigrants

USCIS is committed to helping immigrants successfully integrate into American civic culture. Through the landmark publication Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants, USCIS offers a comprehensive guide containing practical information to help immigrants settle into everyday life in the United States, as well as basic civics information that introduces new immigrants to the U.S. system of government. Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants is available online in English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Tagalog, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Witamy w USA

Http File Server

Windows only HFS (HTTP File Server) offers a super simple way to share files via the Internet. There is no install, simply an .exe file (550KB!) that provides an "easy" mode for most users and an "expert" mode that offers advanced preferences for the brave. To share files through HFS, either drag/drop the files to the HFS window, or use the Windows Explorer integration with a right-click. You can add user accounts to HFS so that you can access your own files while not at your computer, or let your friends download the latest killer track you recorded in Windows Sound Recorder.


Xtra Windows Stability to make Windows

Xtra Windows Stability is one piece of software that claims to help the stability of the Windows OS. By forcing important subsystems of Windows into separate processes (Desktop, Explorer, and Internet Explorer), you have a higher chance of recovering the system if one of those subsystems fail. Download.


Thursday, January 3, 2008

Secunia Personal Software Inspector

The Secunia PSI is an invaluable tool for you to use when assessing the security patch state of software installed on your system. It constantly monitors your system for insecure software installations, notifies you when an insecure application is installed, and even provides you with detailed instructions for updating the application when available.