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DesktopNova : Automatically Change Wallpapers in Ubuntu 11.04

I've been using the Ubuntu 11.04 for quite some time now. Compared to the previous versions, various changes have been made in Ubuntu like the Unity interface became the default UI for Gnome, Banshee replaced RhythmBox as the default media player, OpenOffice.org was replaced with LibreOffice, etc. This enabled me to easily switch from Windows to Ubuntu. I could easily find replacements for most of the applications I used in Windows. But, [...]

How To Extend Wireless Network at Home

As wireless technology continues to push forward, wired networks are quickly becoming antiquated. Wireless networks allow individuals to connect to the internet over great distances, providing mobile broadband coverage without the need to mount interminably long cables up and down their homes. Nevertheless, for all their convenience, wireless networks still suffer from bandwidth issues. While the range of a wireless network may extend across the breadth of one's home, the [...]

Space Invaders Watch: For the Highest Class of Geeks

There’s a certain level that you have to reach to be known as a proper geek and one of them includes owning something really super geeky. Have a limited edition Storm Trooper suit in your closest? That makes you a proper geek, unless, you’ve got it there for some other reason. I’m pretty sure all of you must’ve played Space Invaders or still play it when you’re alone planning on [...]

ColorWare: Custom Paint for iPad 2, iPhone 4 and More

There are many websites out there that say that they’ll modify your mobile device and make it look unique, but not all of them do a good job. To help all those people customize their mobile device, specially the very delicate Apple iPhone 4 and the iPad 2, ColorWare has come out with a custom paint job service that will really make you happy. I’m not saying that because I’ve [...]

Hacker Turns iPhone into Xbox Kinect Controller

Here's something the geeks are really going to love. A developer from Singapore called Rockmoon has created a new hack allowing him to use an iPhone as a kinect controller. While the hack has not been made public we do have a very cool video demonstrating the use of this prototype. Microsoft's Xbox Kinect is a great new gaming technology that allows us to play games without using any handheld [...]

How to Rip, Transcode and Add Effects to Videos Using VLC Player

Developed by VideoLan, VLC Media player is no doubt an amazing player with loads of features. It is very light and plays almost every video or audio format that is available on the internet, plus it is very light on system resources and is effective for all the platforms may it be Linux, Windows or Mac. But what is good about VLC player is that it has a wide range [...]

9 Ways Technology Has Improved Business Transactions Online

The rise of e-commerce and online banking have ushered in the era of business transactions in cyberspace. Needless to say, deals by handshake are no more. Instead, millions of business transactions are completed online every day, from retail sales to processed contracts. The evolution of technology continues to expand what things can be exchanged on the Internet, and in what manner. The following are 9 ways technology has improved business [...]

YTTM.tv – YouTube Time Machine to watch Videos by Year

If you are a Mac user you must already love the Time Machine feature. We always want similar tools for other services as well. A new startup "Original Victories Inc." has utilized just this idea for YouTube and made the YouTube Time Machine - YTTM.tv. You can watch videos from any year from 1860 to 2011. Developers have always been creating newer tools based on YouTube. For example, last year [...]

5 Free Chrome Web Apps to Increase Your Productivity

Google always try to launch products which help to increase productivity and it goes same with Google Chrome web apps. Google provides few very useful web apps for Chrome which helps you to stay productive. Here I am listing few of them, which I feel most useful and do save our time. More Apps to increase productivity: 5 Handy Blackberry Applications to Increase Your Productivity 5 Mac Applications to Increase Your Productivity [...]

Should I Get LCD TV or Projector for Home Theater?

Everyone who is on the lookout of a good home theater system does come across this dilemma of choosing best display between an LCD TV and a Projector. Projectors are less common in households and hence we have answered the most common questions relating to this topic. In India we don't get much content in HD(High Definition) quality. So, unless you are going to watch bluray movies and play high [...]