October 2005

HOWTO: Set Background Wallpaper in Fluxbox?

HOWTO: Set Background Wallpaper in Fluxbox?

Flux box isn’t like KDE or Gnome in the sense that there’s a ‘desktop configuration tool’. To change the desktop wallpaper, for example. you’ll have to drop into a terminal window. It’s not hard, just different. Get the image you’d … More »

ETEN M600 Communicator

ETEN M600 Communicator

Zoiks, Scooby Doo! Yet another Windows Mobile 5 device has debuted for public eyes. Welcome the M600 Communicator, something that surprisingly comes from ETEN, one of the underdog Smartphone hardware manufacturers that has a strong presence in Asia. You see, … More »

HOWTO: Remove a Symbolic Link

HOWTO: Remove a Symbolic Link

This may seem not seem complicated, but if you don’t know, you don’ t know. When you create a symbolic link, the link file you’ve created just points to the target file. Therefore, the link file has no other purpose … More »

Dreamboat Limited-Edition Levitating Sculpture

Dreamboat Limited-Edition Levitating Sculpture

Paying USD 90,000 for a piece of aluminum, magnets, and mahogany might seem ridiculous but this online store is one that could be making good sales on this crazy thing. The Dreamboat Levitating Sculpture floats on the crest of an … More »

 Maxian T600 PMP

Maxian T600 PMP

Here’s another Portable Media Player (PMP) for you to drool at – the Maxian T600. The Maxian T600 comes in 20 or 30 GB configurations with features found on many other PMP devices but it does have a rather nice … More »

Microsoft Game Advisor

Microsoft Game Advisor

Microsoft is coming out with a new tool for the soon-to-be released Windows Vista entitled Microsoft Game Advisor, which will act as a gamer’s best friend. The tool is part of Microsoft’s ongoing campaign to prove that they love gamers, … More »

Wipaire Wipline Floats for Cessna 172

Wipaire Wipline Floats for Cessna 172

Wipaire has announced that nearly all Cessna 172 aircraft can now be equipped with their new floats. They have received an STC for both straight or amphibious floats and are applicable to almost all Cessna 172 aircraft with 150, 160, … More »

Microsoft stock down 30 percent in 5 years, says Forbes

Microsoft stock down 30 percent in 5 years, says Forbes

After its recent hammering of the blogosphere, Forbes has turned on Microsoft. “NEW YORK – Microsoft shares are down 30% over the past five years ended June. That’s not what iconic growth stocks are supposed to deliver.” And what of … More »

HOWTO: Become Another User Without Logging Off.

HOWTO: Become Another User Without Logging Off.

The magic su command is normally only used to change into the superuser. However, it can be used to change into any user. In a terminal window, type: su username Where username is the name of the user you want … More »

HOWTO: Become the Root User

HOWTO: Become the Root User

Sometimes my referred search strings from Google show me some interesting things. In today’s case, there were some hits for this subject, so I thought I’d address it. The all powerful, can-do-anything user on a GNU/Linux system is called the … More »

Wasp Hound Odor-detection device

Wasp Hound Odor-detection device

Training wasps to smell out illegal or dangerous substances like dynamite instead of using dogs could make some people uncomfortable. Then again, I’ve never heard of pro-insect groups around that fight for their rights. Here’s a gadget that really does … More »

Bluetooth Vibrator

Bluetooth Vibrator

The Bluetooth Vibrator is a sign that bluetooth acceptance has grown up. Its a sign of the new age, where we will be inserting bluetooth or wireless thingys into our bodies for pleasure and communication. Just a SMS will be … More »

WIRED: The ROKR is a failure

WIRED: The ROKR is a failure

Wowzers. Have you checked out WIRED Magazine’s November cover story by Frank Rose? It’s an epic four page story as to why the ROKR, Motorola and Apple’s first iTunes phone is going down for the count – and we’re barely … More »

Game Marketers Don't Get Women

Game Marketers Don’t Get Women

I got an email tip from a reader today to an article that I had pegged for a comment on myself after reading it over coffee this morning. Suzanne Freyjadis-Chuberka, director of the Women’s Game Conference that I wrote about … More »

Pino the Mood Changing Robot

Pino the Mood Changing Robot

Tchibo is a e-commerce website the sells lots of cool stuff like gadgets, women’s clothes, kitchen ware, etc. Right now, they are selling a cool new robot toy called Pino. Pino’s visor changes colour to reflect its mode. Grab it … More »

Kaya See Through Lens

Kaya See Through Lens

Kaya has launched a see-through lens called Infrared See-Through Filter PF that could let you peek at what celebrities wear or don’t wear inside their clothes. Soon to protect our modesty, clothes makers will come out with magnesium or carbon … More »

Sound Bug Makes Your Wall a Speaker

Sound Bug Makes Your Wall a Speaker

If you are not into those expensive docking stations for mobile phones or MP3 players, then this Sound Bug speaker system will get your money working for you. It’ll turn any flat shiny surface into a speaker and you can … More »

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