ESET NOD32 Antivirus 3.0.621  

Posted by BlognThings in

NOD32 Antivirus System provides well balanced, state-of-the-art protection against threats endangering your PC and enterprise systems running various platforms from Microsoft Windows 95 / 98 / ME / NT / 2000 / 2003 / XP, through a number of UNIX/Linux, Novell, MS DOS operating systems to Microsoft Exchange Server, Lotus Domino and other mail servers. Viruses, worms, trojans and other malware are kept out of striking distance of your valuable data. Advanced detection methods implemented in the software even provide protection against the future threats from most of the new worms and viruses.
The fourth generation of the NOD32 Antivirus System features a fully integrated software suite characterized by an unprecedented detection track record, the fastest scanning rates and extremely low utilization of system resources.

ESET NOD32 Antivirus + Antispyware:
• This component is in fact an improved version of the award-winning scanning engine of NOD32 Antivirus v2.7. With respect to program's unprecedented scanning speed, the following improvements have been made:
• Improved system of cleaning and deleting infiltrations. The antivirus system now intelligently cleans and deletes infiltrations with no need for user interaction.
• Computer scan can be run in background in order to use only a part of system resources. Thus scanning will not affect the
performance of your computer and you will be able to work on it as usual.
• The resident protection supports archive scanning.
• Update optimization, smaller update package size than in version 2.7, more effective management and protection of update files against damage.
• Email protection for users of Outlook Express.

Download it now --> ESET NOD32 Antivirus 3.0.621

Download 64-Bit --> ESET NOD32 Antivirus 3.0.621 64-Bit

Kaspersky Internet Security Beta  

Posted by BlognThings in

Kaspersky Internet Security technological prototype represents a new generation platform for creating applications specifically designated for complex protection of personal computers and workstations. Uniting the substantially improved functional abilities of version 5.0, Kaspersky Lab protection products with the latest technological innovations introduced by the company the Kaspersky Internet Security solution secures the most effective and complete protection of a computer from all sorts of electronic threats - malicious programs, hacker attacs and spam.

Download it now --> Kaspersky Internet Security Beta

BSPlayer Free 2.26 Build 956  

Posted by BlognThings in

BSPlayer™ is a Windows ® player that plays back all kinds of all sort of media files ( avi / mpg / asf / wmv / wav / mp3...) and specialises in video and divx playback. It can also display subtitles. Also available are different skins for this player.
The BS.Player™ 2.0 does not only play, but with the BS.MediaLibrary™ it also manages your multimedia content. You can sort the content in playlists, which enable you to work with files faster and more easily. Playlists may be created through the BS.MediaLibrary™ module or directly through the primary BS.Player™ 2.0 module.
Last but not least - BS.Player™ is a product for the world public so it is equipped with a treasury of subtitle options which enable the users to watch multimedia files in many of the world's languages.

Changes in BS.Player 2.26, December 24, 2007:
- fixed improperly functional CD-TEXT support
- fixed problems with 'Enqueue', after enqueue playlist was reset to first item
- sometimes media library didn't add custom extensions, fixed
- Matroska files (MKV) can now also be played from uncompressed rar archives
- improved Vista and EVR support
- some other bug fixes and changes

Download it now --> BSPlayer Free 2.26 Build 956

Jazz great Oscar Peterson dies at 82  

Posted by BlognThings in

TORONTO - Oscar Peterson, whose early talent and speedy fingers made him one of the world's best known jazz pianists, died at age 82.

His death was confirmed by Hazel McCallion, mayor of Mississauga, Ontario, the Toronto suburb where Peterson lived. McCallion told The Associated Press that he died of kidney failure but that she did not know when. The hospital and police refused to comment.

"He's been going downhill in the last few months, slowing up," McCallion said, calling Peterson a "very close friend."

During an illustrious career spanning seven decades, Peterson played with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie. He is also remembered for touring in a trio with Ray Brown on bass and Herb Ellis on guitar in the 1950s.

Read entire article from source --> Jazz great Oscar Peterson dies at 82

Free Ringtone  

Posted by BlognThings in

Whether you want to create a Ringtone or Download a free ringtone you can get it all at

Free Ringtones @ Phonezoo

Jamie Lynn Spears Says She's Pregnant  

Posted by BlognThings in

NEW YORK (AP) — Another Spears baby is reportedly on the way — and it's not Britney's. Jamie Lynn Spears, the 16-year-old "Zoey 101" star and sister of Britney, told OK! magazine that she's pregnant and that the father is her boyfriend, Casey Aldridge.

"It was a shock for both of us, so unexpected," she said. "I was in complete and total shock and so was he."

Spears is 12 weeks along and initially kept the news to herself when she learned of the pregnancy from an at-home test and subsequent doctor visit, she told the celebrity magazine, which hits stands in New York on Wednesday and the rest of the country by Friday.

What message does she want to send to other teens about premarital sex? "I definitely don't think it's something you should do; it's better to wait," she told the magazine. "But I can't be judgmental because it's a position I put myself in."

After she found out from a doctor that she was pregnant, she said, "I took two weeks to myself where I didn't tell anybody."

"Only one of my friends knew because I needed to work out what I would do for myself before I let anyone's opinion affect my decision. Then I told my parents and my friends. I was scared, but I had to do what was right for me," she said.

Spears broke the news to her mother, Lynne, just before Thanksgiving, the magazine reported.

Read entire article from source --> Jamie Lynn Spears Says She's Pregnant

Mike Huckabee says he can win it all  

Posted by BlognThings in


DALLAS - Nobody in the Republican Party believes a candidate as unabashedly religious as Mike Huckabee can win the Oval Office. Oh, ye of little faith, he admonishes.

"We literally labored for months with no recognition but the laughter of the critics and their scorn," the ordained Baptist minister and ex-pastor told the Daily News before a fund-raising dinner here last week. "But we always thought we'd be here. If I really thought I had no chance I would have just said, 'Let's quit killing ourselves.'

"Now we're still killing ourselves," he added, flashing his trademark "Mayberry RFD" grin. "But it's working!"

Eleven days before Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses, the ex-Arkansas governor's faith-based insurgency has stunned the field. Huckabee now leads in Iowa and South Carolina and has vaulted into second place nationally, just behind a sagging Rudy Giuliani.

Although party pros still doubt Huckabee can go all the way, his surge is trouble for Mitt Romney, who's banking on wins in Iowa and New Hampshire five days later to show his Mormon faith won't handicap his claim on the nomination.

"Mike can't win, but he is in the process of becoming a spoiler for Romney," says a senior aide to another GOP contender, with a mix of awe and trepidation.

Romney has launched a furious counterattack, alleging Huckabee pardoned hardened criminals and demanding he apologize for calling President Bush's foreign policy arrogant.

Huckabee is the beneficiary of a GOP electorate largely unenthused with its choices. The vacuum created by late entrant Fred Thompson's dismal showing gave social conservative Huckabee an unexpected opening.

Read entire article from source --> Mike Huckabee says he can win it all

Rudy Giuliani: I'm cancer free  

Posted by BlognThings in


Monday, December 24th 2007, 4:22 PM
Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani visits Hale House to read 'A Visit From St. Nicholas.' Watts/News

Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani visits Hale House to read 'A Visit From St. Nicholas.'

Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani declared he was cancer-free today, less than a week after a severe headache landed him in the hospital and raised questions about his health.

"I am perfectly healthy. I don't have cancer," the former mayor told reporters after reading "The Night Before Christmas" to children at Hale House in Harlem.

"My PSA has consistently, for seven years, been negligible," said Giuliani, who had prostate cancer in 2000. Levels of PSA, a protein marker in the blood, can indicate disease.

"All those tests came out perfect. I'm very healthy, very strong," he said. "Because it's me - a presidential candidate or whatever - I got more tests than normal."

Giuliani said his doctor would probably provide further details next week. His advisors had him checked out at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis last Wednesday after he suffered a headache en route to New York.

"I feel terrific," he said.

Source --> Rudy Giuliani: I'm cancer free

Elect me and oil prices instantly drop, says Hillary Clinton in Iowa  

Posted by BlognThings in


Sunday, December 23rd 2007, 4:00 AM

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Hillary Clinton predicted Saturday that just electing her President will cut the price of oil.

When the world hears her commitment at her inauguration about ending American dependence on foreign fuel, Clinton says, oil-pumping countries will lower prices to stifle America's incentive to develop alternative energy.

"I predict to you, the oil-producing countries will drop the price of oil," Clinton said, speaking at the Manchester YWCA. "They will once again assume, once the cost pressure is off, Americans and our political process will recede."

Clinton argued that former President Jimmy Carter in the late 1970s actually started moving in the right direction toward energy independence, but his successor, Ronald Reagan, "dismantled" that work.

"Because costs were low, people didn't care, didn't complain," she said.

She warned that folks shouldn't be grateful now if oil countries cut prices from near $100 a barrel to $60 or $70, and compared it to trying to boil a frog.

"You put him in hot water, it jumps right out, you put him in cold water and turn up the heat - he's a goner," she said. "We've got to figure out how were going to not be the frog in the cold water anymore."

Source --> Elect me and oil prices instantly drop, says Hillary Clinton in Iowa

Designer Perfume Profits Give Off Whiff of Decay  

Posted by BlognThings in

Perfume makers keep flooding the market with designer brands, but consumers appear to have had their fill. Global revenue from high-end perfumes—those $100 and up—increased only 3% to $18 billion in 2006 and is expected to slow even more this year, reports the Wall Street Journal. That's while sales for other luxury items are on the rise. "All the new perfumes resemble each other too much," says one consumer. • More than 200 "prestige perfumes"—high-end scents that comprise 60% of the market—were introduced in the US in 2006 by makers such as Hermes, Dior, and Gucci, but shoppers' noses were unimpressed. "Perfume with longevity and huge profits has dissipated," says a consultant. It costs up to $50 million to promote a prestige perfume, equivalent to a year's worth of sales for most brands.

Source --> Designer Perfume Profits Give Off Whiff of Decay

Cambodia: Decades After the Bombs, Enter the Beatboxers  

Posted by BlognThings in

Forty years after the U.S. became embroiled in military conflict in Southeast Asia, the U.S. State Department has dispatched an American hip-hop group to bolster its image in a region still recovering from the effects of war.

The Dana Leong Band -- a hip-hop funk group from New York -- has toured Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos this month as part of "The Rhythm Road -- American Music Abroad" program funded by the State Department and administered by Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Wielding the mic at the U.S. Embassy in Cambodia this December, M.C. Baba Israel delivered an "incantation to a brand-new generation" of 300 local children invited by the Embassy to the concert. The fast-paced, English lyrics doubtlessly flew over the heads of the young audience, but the crowd quickly warmed to Israel's percussive booms and beats. In the high-flying realm of public diplomacy, it can help to be a man who makes funny noises.

"People think it's a machine at first," said Israel, describing his beatboxing skills. "They can't believe that all those sounds are coming from a human mouth."

The State Department's global music tours first began during the Cold War under President Dwight Eisenhower, who sent Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and other jazz greats abroad to counter Soviet cultural influence in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Formerly known as the "Jazz Ambassadors" program, "The Rhythm Road" tour series began featuring hip-hop musicians in 2005 in hopes of connecting with younger audiences.

Read the entire article from source --> Cambodia: Decades After the Bombs, Enter the Beatboxers

SUBZERO BENCHMARKING with the Gigabyte GA-X48T-DQ6  

Posted by BlognThings in

The "official" release of Intel's X48 chipset is on the horizon, which means the major manufacturers are readying their products for release. We already have several X48 boards in-house that we are running through the paces and feel confident enough to start providing a few unique performance previews over the coming days.

The first board up is Gigabyte's GA-X48T-DQ6 that features DDR3 capabilities and a whole host of technology improvements such as Dynamic Power Saver (DPS), improved components and circuitry layout, auto DDR3-1900 overclocking via XMP, and 2-phase power designs for the X48 MCH chipset and memory slots. We will provide an overview into these features, BIOS design, and complete performance results in our next article, but for now, let's see how this board performs when pushed to the limit with our Cascade cooling setup.

Check the entire review source --> SUBZERO BENCHMARKING with the Gigabyte GA-X48T-DQ6

UCLA rises to No. 5 in both polls  

Posted by BlognThings in

By Diane Pucin, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
1:20 PM PST, December 24, 2007
After UCLA moved to 11-1 last Saturday with its 69-54 victory over Michigan, Coach Ben Howland said he was not satisfied with how this season has progressed.

"I'd rather be 12-0," Howland said. "I'd rather we never would have had the injuries to Michael Roll and Darren Collison but the fact is, 11-1 is not all bad. We could have lost to Davidson, we could have won that Texas game."

That 11-1 record was good enough to move the Bruins to fifth in both the Associated Press poll and the ESPN/USA Today's coaches' poll from eighth in both polls last week.

In fact both major polls had the same top 10 with North Carolina, Memphis, Kansas, Washington State and UCLA the top five and Pitt, Michigan State, Georgetown, Texas and Duke next.

USC moved from 25th to 24th in the AP poll and remained unranked in the coaches' poll.

UCLA had been ranked as high as No. 1 in the coaches' poll and No. 2 in AP before losing at home in the final seconds to Texas. After UCLA won Saturday, Howland said he would pay close attention to Saturday evening's game between Texas and Michigan State. UCLA beat the Spartans to win the CBE Classic last month. "It will be an interesting game," Howland said. "I guess I'm rooting for MSU tonight. Go Spartans." And the Spartans did win.

Read entire article from source --> UCLA rises to No. 5 in both polls

Killings decline sharply in L.A.  

Posted by BlognThings in

Los Angeles is on track to end the year with fewer than 400 homicides for the first time in nearly four decades -- a hopeful milestone for a city so long associated with gangs, drive-by shootings and sometimes random violence.

With 386 killings recorded as of this morning, the city has experienced one-third the number of homicides it did in 1992. The last year with a comparably low figure was 1970, when Los Angeles had a million fewer residents, guns were far less prevalent and street gangs were a much smaller part of life in urban neighborhoods.

Experts and Los Angeles Police Department officials have offered a wide range of theories for the drop, including the gentrification of once-tough neighborhoods, improved emergency medical care and better policing.

George Beck and his son Charlie -- two generations of LAPD officers -- have seen the full arc of homicides' rise and fall in Los Angeles. Much has changed over the last 37 years in the way police deal with the crime, they said.

George Beck, 83, was an LAPD inspector in 1970 and rose to the rank of deputy chief. Back then, police had little information about what was happening on the streets, and top officials rarely showed up at homicide scenes to lead investigations.

Read entire article from source --> Killings decline sharply in L.A.

Advocates Hope Science Can Save a Big Tuna  

Posted by BlognThings in

By Juliet Eilperin
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, December 24, 2007; Page A06

For centuries, humans have mythologized the bluefin tuna, an elite, warmblooded fish that can traverse the Atlantic basin in less than a month and a half and grow to weigh three-quarters of a ton. Romans put bluefin on their coins; Salvador Dali painted them.

Now, researchers are using hard science to prevent the fish from going extinct.

Analyzing facets including chemical markers in the tuna's ear bones and satellite readings generated by tags attached to migrating fish, marine biologists are beginning to decipher how separate bluefin populations travel and spawn. And those distinctions, they say, may help determine whether fishery managers can preserve the Atlantic's remaining giant tuna.

"We know phenomenally more about bluefin now than we did 15 years ago. We know enough to save this species," said Michael Sutton, vice president and director of the Center for the Future of the Oceans at Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. "We don't have the will."

Read entire article from source --> Advocates Hope Science Can Save a Big Tuna

Ultimate Defrag 1.72  

Posted by BlognThings in

Defrag & Optimize Your Hard Drive...Any Way You Want!

This Unique Product Will Speed Up Your Hard Drive Like No Other Product Can.
It's NOT just a defragger... more specifically, it's a hard drive file placement optimizer.

After You Defrag & Optimize With UltimateDefrag...
You Won't Believe The Newfound PC Performance You'll Experience!

Download it now --> Ultimate Defrag 1.72

Millions and millions  

Posted by BlognThings in

We know Apple was hoping to sell a lot of iPhones this holiday season. What we don’t know — and probably won’t until next month’s Macworld Expo keynote at the earliest — is just how many Apple did sell.

The folks at 9to5Mac think the answer to that last question is “A lot.” With “a lot” specifically totaling about 5 million. 9to5Mac expects that figure to be bandied about during Steve Jobs’ January 15 Expo keynote. As the blog notes, that would put Apple halfway toward its stated goal of 10 million iPhones sold by the end of 2008.

9to5Mac bases that 5 million figure on the word of unnamed insiders, so take the report with however many grains of NaCl you care to use. You’ll remember the doom-and-gloom that surfaced after analysts got ahead of themselves projecting voluminous iPhone sales for the device’s opening weekend and Apple wound up reporting sales of “just” 270,000 phones. So it’s not as if there isn’t the potential for lofty projections to create unrealistic projections if the still-impressive numbers don’t live up to the forecasts.

Source --> Millions & Millions

Season's Greetings From the Ron Paul Family  

Posted by BlognThings in

Source --> Season's Greetings From the Ron Paul Family

Best Upcoming Mods & Indie Games of 2007  

Posted by BlognThings in

These mods and indie games have not made it to release yet, but that hasn't stopped us dreaming about them. These are the titles everyone wants to play, but cannot,
so lets get behind the development teams and help them reach release
in 2008. We are certainly itching to see what modders can do
with the impressive Crysis and Unreal 3 engines, hopefully
the wait isn't too long.

Top 100 Mods source --> Top 100 Upcoming Mods

Microsoft Sues Domain Name Registrar for Typosquatting  

Posted by BlognThings in

Robert McMillan, IDG News

Microsoft has sued domain name registrar Red Register claiming that it is illegally profiting from Microsoft's trademarks.

In a lawsuit filed in Seattle earlier this month Microsoft alleges that Red Register snatched up 125 domain names, all "confusingly similar to Microsoft's Marks" in order to profit from Web advertising, a practice known as typosquatting and cybersquatting.

Web surfers may be tricked into clicking on ads on these sites "because the person finds it easier to click on the advertisement or hyperlink than to continue searching for the Microsoft site, or because the person mistakenly believes Microsoft has authorized or endorsed the advertisements," the filings state.

Typosquatting is the practice of registering domain names that contain misspellings of trademark terms. Cybersquatting is the registration of a variant of trademark.

Red Register owns domains such as,, and, Microsoft said in court filings.

Source --> Microsoft Sues Domain Name Registrar for Typosquatting

Scientists Inscribe Tiny Bible  

Posted by BlognThings in

Israeli scientists have crammed the entire Hebrew Bible onto a chip that is half the size of a grain of sugar, the AP reports. They used a particle beam to etch it onto the 0.01-square inch surface “like a hammer and chisel," one scientist said. The new Bible appears to be the world’s smallest; the previous record holder, reportedly from Australia, ran 1,514 pages and measured about an inch high. • Today's version got the entire 300,000-word text onto one gold-covered, silicon, pinhead-sized chip. A team of scientists at the Haifa Institute of Technology will display it beside beside a huge wall enlargement to arouse interest in nanoscience, the BBC reports. The technique will one day be used to save masses of DNA and bio-molecule data.

Source --> Scientists Inscribe Tiny Bible

Merrill Deal Yields $6.2B in Capital  

Posted by BlognThings in

With another quarter of massive writedowns looming, Merrill Lynch today announced a deal to raise up to $6.2 billion by selling discounted stock to two investors. Up to $5 billion will come from Temasek Holdings, Singapore's state-owned investment company. The other $1.2 billion comes from money managers Davis Selected Advisors, the Wall Street Journal reports. • The newly created common stock is being sold for $48 a share, 14% lower than Friday’s closing price. Neither company will have a hand in Merrill’s management. Merrill also agreed to sell its middle-market commercial-finance business to GE Capital. The bank is expected to write down $8 billion in mortgage-related losses this quarter, after $8.4 billion in Q3.

Source --> Merrill Deal Yields $6.2B in Capital

vLite 1.1 RC  

Posted by BlognThings in

Windows Vista from Microsoft takes a lot of resources, we all know that. So here is the tool for easy removal of unwanted components and bootable ISO creation in order to make Vista run faster and to your liking. This tool doesn't use any kind of hacking, all files and registry entries are in their original form and protected as they would be if you install the full version only without the components you select for the removal.

Changes in v1.1 RC:
* new: 'Disk Quota'
* new: 'Diva Server'
* new: 'IPsec Policy Agent'
* new: 'Jet Database Engine'
* new: 'MDAC'
* new: 'Network and Sharing Center'
* new: 'Network List Service'
* new: 'Network Location Awareness (NLA)'
* new: 'Run a legacy CPL elevated'
* new: 'Table Driven Text Input Processor'
* new: 'TCP/IP NetBios Helper'
* new: 'User Account Control (UAC)'
* new: 'Windows Picture and Fax Viewer (Shimgvw)'
* new: 'WLAN Support'
* new: Extreme switch to show hidden components (winsxs removal)
* new: 4GB fix option (KB929777, without unplugging memory stick)
* upd: Movie Samples separated from Media Center
* upd: Tweaks
* fix: WAIK XML import error
* fix: Some Keyboards were not properly set in Unattended

Download it now --> vLite 1.1 RC

Rockers Rush returning to road in 2008  

Posted by BlognThings in

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Canadian power-rock trio Rush will return to the road for a 40-plus-date outing next April in Puerto Rico.

The trek will include rare stops in such locales as Austin, Texas; Orlando, Fla.; New Orleans; Jacksonville, Fla.; and Winnipeg, Manitoba. Rush will also return to Chicago, Detroit, Detroit, Philadelphia and Seattle. The full itinerary will be unveiled next month.

This year's tour in support of the album "Snakes & Arrows" grossed $29.7 million, according to Billboard Boxscore. Rush recently scored a Grammy nomination for the "Snakes & Arrows" instrumental track "Malignant Narcissism." The group has yet to win a Grammy.

Article found here --> Rockers Rush returning to road in 2008

Mitt Romney facing challenges in presidential bid  

Posted by BlognThings in

By David Alexander

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a topsy-turvy Republican race for the 2008 presidential nomination, conservative favorite Mitt Romney suddenly found himself under threat in the key states of Iowa and New Hampshire on Monday, less than two weeks before voting begins.

Shifting opinion poll numbers showed former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee within 1 percentage point of Romney in Iowa and Arizona Sen. John McCain within 3 percentage points of Romney in New Hampshire.

The changing fortunes provoked a slew of headlines focusing on difficulties for Romney, 60, and coincided with an editorial in a leading New Hampshire newspaper, The Concord Monitor, rejecting his candidacy and accusing the former Massachusetts governor of flip-flopping on the issues.

Build a candidate from a kit and you would get Romney, the editorial said, with his athletic build, charismatic speaking style and handsome looks.

Read entire article here --> Mitt Romney Facing challenges

Australia's controversial national ID program hits the dumpster  

Posted by BlognThings in

By Joel Hruska

Opponents of Australia's controversial Access Card received an early Christmas present earlier this month when the incoming Rudd Labor Government finally axed the controversial ID program. Had it been implemented, the Access Card program would have required Australians to present the smart card anytime they dealt with certain federal departments, including Medicare, Centrelink, the Child Support Agency, or Veterans' Affairs.

For reference, Medicare is the government agency responsible for the maintenance of Australia's universal health care system, Centrelink is responsible for the dispersement of social security payments, the Child Support Agency is responsible for the collection of child support from each parent in the event of a separation or divorce. Veterans' Affairs appears to be at least somewhat analogous to its US counterpart, minus the provisions for medical treatment.

Although the Australian government attempted to paint the Access Card system as a "Human Services Access Card," there's little doubt that it would've doubled as an effective national ID system. Information printed on the card was to include one's name, photo, signature, card, and DVA entitlements. Those particular requirements aren't any more onerous than what the US requires for a driver's license, but the Access Card didn't stop there. Each card would have been tied to an individual user via a specific card number and a corresponding PIN required to access the card's more detailed information .

Read entire article here --> Australia's controversial national ID program hits the dumpster

Maxthon v2.0.7 Build 1030 Final  

Posted by BlognThings in

Maxthon Browser is a powerful tabbed browser built for all users. Besides basic browsing functionality, Maxthon Browser provides a rich set of features to improve your surfing experience. [2007-12-24]
[New Features]
+ option to not opening any page on startup
+ send current page/page URL by email (reset menu bar is required)
+ option to auto hide toolbars (reset menu bar is required)
+ option to reset Internet Explorer as default browser
+ new feature Maxthon Website Booster (Beta Version)

* improved web page loading and browsing performance
* updated spell check and added multi-dictionaries support
* added option to turn on/off IME in all tabs or only in the current tab, when multi-thread is enabled
* fixed problem that browser window is not shown in multi-monitor or after changing resolution
* added "Add External Tools..." command in Tools menu (reset menu bar is required)
* fixed problem that Tab History sometimes not available for restored tab
* fixed an add to favorites problem which may slow the show up of the favorites menu
* fixed problem restoring view filter log window from minized state
* favorites are exported to IE root folder instead of a subfolder (Note: existing IE favorites will be overwritten)
* fixed problem that website favicons are not updated
* improved form saving efficiency

Download it now --> Maxthon 2.0.7 Build 1030 Final

Oral Anti-Diabetic Substance Discovered  

Posted by BlognThings in

Newswise — Research in the Department of Biology at the Faculty of Science and Science Education of the University of Haifa has discovered a substance that may become an oral treatment for diabetes and its complications. The substance, which is derived from yeast, is called Glucose Tolerance Factor (GTF). "The research is now at the stage where the substance has been successfully tested on diabetic rats and was found to reduce sugar and lipids in the blood of the treated animals. The next stage of the research is to evaluate GTF efficacy in humans," said Dr. Nitsa Mirsky, who is conducting the research.

Diabetes is recognized as a major global health problem. Diabetes affects 5%-10% of the population in developed countries, while in developing countries the disease has been recently declared an "epidemic". Diabetics suffer from lack of insulin or a deficiency in the body's ability to respond to insulin. Diabetes is a chronic illness with no cure and can lead to kidney failure, heart problems, strokes or blindness, as well as other complications. Approximately 50% of diabetics are treated with insulin, which has to be injected, while the rest are treated with oral medications which tend to be more difficult to regulate and often have side effects.

Read entire article here --> Oral Anti-Diabetic Substance Discovered

Is Apple Trying to Silence Fake Steve Jobs?  

Posted by BlognThings in

Is Apple trying to shut down Fake Steve Jobs? Real Steve Jobs has said he finds his impersonator’s satirical blog amusing, but now Fake Steve writes that Apple has offered him $500,000 to quit, at one point threatening to sue him if he declined. FSJ stood on principle and turned down the money … assuming any of this really happened. • The saga reads like a clever riff on the settlement which shut down “Think Secret,” a popular Apple rumor site. FSJ’s supposed lawyer, Tony Clifton, shares a name with an Andy Kaufman character. After FSJ’s high-minded refusal to sell out (“You had Gandhi in your ads. Gandhi dude!”) Clifton comments, “You really screwed the pooch on this one.”

Read original article here --> Is Apple Trying to Silence Fake Steve Jobs?

Huckabee Woos Voters With 23% Sales Tax  

Posted by BlognThings in

WASHINGTON -- Mike Huckabee, one of the most conservative Republicans in the 2008 presidential race, has embraced one of the most radical ideas on the campaign trail: a plan to abolish all federal income and payroll taxes and replace them with a single 23% national sales tax.

The idea -- dubbed the "fair tax" by proponents -- has been a political asset for Huckabee; its well-organized backers have helped catapult him from the back of the presidential pack to its top tier.

Sales tax proponents have tapped into seething voter hostility toward the Internal Revenue Service to become a below-the-radar political force, popping up at campaign events and candidate forums in Iowa and elsewhere.

The efforts on Huckabee's behalf by sales tax advocates helped spur his surprise second-place showing in an August Iowa straw poll -- the breakthrough that marked the beginning of his rise in the state and nationwide.

He is the only major presidential candidate to make the idea central to his campaign. "The first thing I'd love to do as president: Put a 'going out of business' sign on the Internal Revenue Service," he said at one debate.

Some wonder, however, whether his embrace of the plan eventually could turn into a liability.

Read entire article here --> Huckabee's sales tax 23% to voters

Britney Spears Dating Paparazzo After Crazy One-Night Stand  

Posted by BlognThings in

Britney Spears has started courting the paparazzi after a string of failed romances. The Toxic pop star reportedly spent intimate time with a British snapper called Adnan after a wild night out in Los Angeles on Saturday.

The couple went back to Spears' new home-away-from-home, the Peninsula hotel, after the pop star literally picked the pap up from the 40-plus snappers following her around town.

Spears reportedly took her paparazzi army on a wild goose chase around Malibu and Hollywood on Saturday night, stopping at four gas stations and making regular roadside stops to take photos of random houses.

One pap tells WENN, "It was bizarre. No one knew what she was doing. At one point, she pulled over on the freeway and invited a paparazzi into her car. She seemed to be having a lot of fun."

Minutes later, Spears got out of her car and stepped into the British snapper's vehicle. The couple then sped off to the Peninsula.

Read entire article here --> Britney Spears dating paprazzo

Hillary Clinton: Agenda will be clear from day one  

Posted by BlognThings in

For Hillary Clinton, it's none too soon to begin contemplating her potential first days in the Oval Office. "I don't think it's presumptuous; I think that it is sensible to say I intend to be elected president, I'm going to run a winning campaign against the Republicans, and here are some of the things I'm going to do on day one, day two, day three," Clinton said in an interview with Monitor editors and reporters Friday.

"I don't think there's enough time between the election and the inauguration to understand what the Bush administration has done to our government. We have to start now."

On her list: Out with the "gag rule," which bars the federal government from giving money to international family-planning groups that provide abortion counseling or help women receive abortions. And out with what Clinton described as President Bush-era damage to environmental regulations.

Read entire article here --> Hillary Clinton's Agenda

On the legislative front, Clinton would immediately ask Congress to send two Bush-vetoed bills to her desk for her signature: one to increase funding for embryonic stem-cell research, the other to expand a children's health insurance program.

New Apple Patent could take control of your volume knob on your iPod  

Posted by BlognThings in

According to a new patent filed by Apple, the company is considering applying some software to your iPod that will gradually turn down the volume at which you listen to your iPod for you. Sure it’s for your safety, but when you pay for a product, you don’t want the company’s software coming in and saying you’ve had it on max volume for too long.

I rarely have reason to crank my iPod Touch above about 50% volume provided I am using one of my good sets of headphones, heck, provided I am using headphones at all. I have a few devices that I connect my iPod to via the headphone jack that give me better audio if I crank up the volume on the iPod to 100%, that doesn’t mean I am listening to my iPod at 100% of the volume, what about then?

Sure, you can go deaf from listening to your iPod too loud for too long, and Apple has implemented optional measures for those too dumb to turn it down before they go deaf, but implementing mandatory measures such as these just to keep from getting sued is dumb. Especially if Apple is going to continue supplying crappy ear buds with their players that require you to crank up the volume to get any semblance of sound quality.

Read entire article here --> New Apple patent

Is she or isn't she? Mummy lab working to ID pharaoh queen  

Posted by BlognThings in

Progress is slow. So far, results indicate the linen-wrapped mummy is most likely, but not conclusively, the female pharaoh Queen Hatshepsut, who ruled for 20 years in the 15th century B.C.

Running its own ancient-DNA lab is a major step forward for Egypt, which for decades has seen foreigners take most of the credit for major discoveries here.

It's time Egyptian scientists took charge, said Zahi Hawass, Egypt's antiquities chief who spearheaded the quest to find Hatshepsut and build the lab. "Egyptology, for the last 200 years, it has been led by foreigners."

But the Hatshepsut discovery also highlights the struggle to back up recent spectacular findings in Egypt, including the unearthing of ancient tombs and mummies, investigations into how King Tut died, and even the discovery in the Siwa oasis of possibly the world's oldest human footprint.

Read entire article @ Is she or isn't she?

µTorrent 1.8 Build 7364 Alpha  

Posted by BlognThings in

µTorrent is an efficient and feature rich BitTorrent client for Windows sporting a very small footprint. µTorrent was designed to use as little cpu, space and memory as possible while offering all the functionalites expected from advanced clients. With BitTorrent, you can download files faster and contribute by sharing files and bandwidth.

Changes in µTorrent Version 1.8 alpha (build 7364), 2007-12-24:
- Feature: Users can now be more precise in the log options they want to display
- Change: When moving .torrent files to the completed torrent folder, uTorrent now will replace existing torrent files with the same name in the folder and create folders up to the completed folder if necessary (same behavior as when moving to the original torrent storage folder)
- Change: When enabling teredo at installation, hide the background netsh process window
- Fix: Speed graph dotted lines on Win9x
- Fix: Speed graph left legend alignment on Win9x
- Fix: Handling of relative paths when moving torrent file to completed folder
- Fix: persist current initial-seed piece in settings

Download it now --> Utorrent 1.8 Build 7364 Alpha

ATI Catalyst 7.12 WHQL  

Posted by BlognThings in

* Radeon™ display driver 8.442
* Multimedia Center™ 9.16 (Windows XP only)
* HydraVision™ (Windows XP only)
* HydraVision™ Basic Edition (Windows XP only)
* Remote Wonder 3.04 (Windows XP only)
* WDM Driver Install Bundle
* Southbridge/IXP Driver
* Catalyst™ Control Center Version 7.12

Download it now @ ATI Catalyst 7.12 WHQL

DVDFab Platinum Beta Cracked  

Posted by BlognThings in

DVDFab Platinum is all-in-one DVD copying/converting/burning software. In just one or two steps, you can copy any DVD to DVDR/PSP/iPod/etc.
DVDFab Platinum is brand new, is completely rewritten, is based on more than 6 years of DVD copy software development.

Download it here @ DVDFab Platinum Beta Cracked

China unveils first homegrown commercial aircraft  

Posted by BlognThings in

SHANGHAI, China — China's first fully homegrown commercial aircraft rolled off the production line this month, marking a potential milestone for the country's aviation program.
In a nationally televised ceremony, the Xiangfeng, or "Flying Phoenix," was towed into a hangar at the Shanghai Aircraft Manufacturing Factory amid flashing laser lights and rousing music.
The rollout ceremony was closed to most media, apart from state-run CCTV and the official Xinhua News Agency.
"Today, China's aviation industry has turned over a new leaf," Lin Zuoming, general manager of China Aviation Industry Corp. I, or AVIC I, said in comments carried on the news channel of China Central Television.
The maiden flight for the ARJ-21 is planned for March. It will carry up to 90 passengers and have a flight range of 2,300 miles, according to Xinhua.
AVIC I plans to begin deliveries to customers in the third quarter of 2009, it said.

Read entire article here Chinas first homegrown aircraft

eXTReMe Tracker


Free Advertising