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Winamp 5.552 Build 2458 + KeyGen

Winamp 5.552 Build 2458 + KeyGen

Winamp - is the most popular media to date. The program allows you to work with files in the formats MP3, OGG, AAC, WAV, MOD, XM, S3M, IT, MIDI, etc., supports video (AVI, ASF, MPEG, NSV), has a large number of settings and parameters capable of changing skin, has a good visualization module, a med

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Nanomagical Material Can Make Nuclear Reactors Safer

Nanomagical Material Can Make Nuclear Reactors Safer

Fighting cancer or making nuclear reactors that constantly self-repair themselves, helping to avoid the possibility of another Chernobyl. Clearly, nanotechnology will either save Earth or convert us into Borgs. Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists are betting on the first option. Their ne

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Why Alcohol Is Good For You

Why Alcohol Is Good For You

It's one of those medical anomalies that nobody can really explain: Longitudinal studies have consistently shown that people who don't consume any alcohol at all tend to die before people who do. At first glance, this makes little sense. Why would ingesting a psychoactive toxin that increases our

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Wrist-Worn, Flexible OLED Out in the Wild

Wrist-Worn, Flexible OLED Out in the Wild

The Universal Display Corporation (UDC) have themselves a wrist-worn, flexible OLED prototype that they built with support from the US Department of Defense. As you can see, the 4-inch screen looks a bit too unwieldy for practical use in the field, but the UDC believes that this technology wil

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Lenovo IdeaCentre 600: Thinnest (Hottest?) All-in-One PC on the Block

Lenovo IdeaCentre 600: Thinnest (Hottest?) All-in-One PC on the Block

Lenovo's IdeaCentre 600 is a pretty splashy debut: Its first ever all-in-one is a simple curved slab that's supposedly the thinnest all-in-one in the industry. Beyond the form factor—which borrows liberally from the new Star Trek and the iMac (the frameless black bezel looks like it was copy

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Disposable Paper Laptops

Disposable Paper Laptops

I quite agree with Je Sung Park when he says that disposable cameras and cell phones have gained acceptance, so why don’t we take the next step and bring out a disposable computer. His Recyclable Paper Laptop is quite a raw version and could do with some refinement. It uses recycled paper or pul

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HTC Rosie Screenshots

HTC Rosie Screenshots

Main Screen: We’ve seen the videos from Haykuro’s HTC Hero ROM and apparently the brand new UI is called “Rosie”. The upcoming June 24th HTC Event flyer shows a hipster laying in the grass with a rose laying on his chest, further proof that the issue at hand will be the announcement of the

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Twitter gets hacked...again

Twitter gets hacked...again

Over the Easter weekend, Twitter fell victim to yet another attack against the micro-blogging service. This time the attacker was 17 year old Mikeyy Mooney, who claims full responsibility for the attack, saying "I am aware of the attack and yes I am behind this attack". The attack was harmless in a

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What Is Froyo?

What Is Froyo?

Google’s out with 2.2 —codename: Froyo—and so far we’re impressed. But what is it, exactly?

It’s a mobile

Froyo (following ’s adorable alphabetized dessert naming convention) is the latest iteration of Android, ’s mobile operating system. Simple enough! If you bought an Android phone recently, Froyo’s what it will eventually be running.

…with a slightly different look…

Aside from the nice touch of being greeted by an Android icon at start-up, Froyo users can also expect a new homescreen widget. There are some other minor aesthetic changes, and transitions and animations seem a bit smoother, but the user experience isn’t all that different from using 2.1 on a Nexus One.
What Is Froyo?

…that supports USB tethering and acts as a portable hotspot…

Another piece of news we’d heard but are ecstatic to see confirmed: Froyo lets you turn your into a hotspot—including for your Wi-Fi iPad, if you’re so inclined. (Or any other Wi-Fi device.) It’s still not confirmed if every Android carrier will support tethering (AT&T?), but Froyo’s definitely capable.

… that’s way faster than its predecessor…

We’d heard previous reports that Android 2.2 was going to be ridiculously faster than Android 2.1, and today we saw it first hand: Froyo is up to 5x faster than Eclair, thanks to a just-in-time compiler. And that’s just the OS; Google’s also claiming that Froyo has the world’s fastest mobile browser, period.

…that supports Flash 10.1…

Android 2.2 supports Flash 10.1—important, because Flash 10.1 is optimized to run on mobile devices. And more than finally killing off those little question mark cubes that litter the on your phone, it’ll also be a huge differentiator for Google in the fight against Apple. There’s a line in the sand, and Adobe and Google are on the same side of it.

It may turn out that Flash on mobiles is a bad idea, but at least now you’ll have a choice.

…that updates apps and music OTA…

Speaking of leapfrogging the iPhone: with Froyo, when you download an app to your computer you don’t need to tether your phone. Instead, the update will automatically be installed over-the-air to your device. Same goes with music you buy. Hear that, iPhone users? No syncing required.

…that streams your music…

You’ll also be able to stream your (non-DRM) iTunes library wirelessly to your Froyo phone.

…that’s introducing a bevy of new app features…

Froyo gives hardware compass access to the browser, handy for orienting maps according to which direction you’re facing. You’ll be able to access the camera from the browser, as well. Google continues to blur the difference between native and web apps.

Other tidbits: voice recognition for search and for Google Translate—the latter of which, when plugged into text to speech, makes a handy speech-to-speech translator. There’s also a handy new application manager that’ll let you move apps to and run them off of an SD card and allows background updating.

…and that’s coming soon (depending)…

Congratulations, Nexus One users! You’re guaranteed to be in the first Froyo update. Everyone else, you’re just going to have to hold tight; firmware updates are largely up to the carriers and OEMs, and some poor saps only got their Android 2.1 upgrade in the last week. The more recent Android handsets should see an update in the next few months.

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