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Test Drive Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal (Beta 2)

Test Drive Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal (Beta 2)

It’s time to preview the upcoming Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, as Canonical has no plans of releasing any RCs this time around, so this Beta 2 basically is the full featured version that the users would be laying their hands on, come April 28th, of course sans several bugs, which are quite a few...

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InMotion Hosting VPS Review

InMotion Hosting VPS Review

Recently we switched to a new web host, InMotion Hosting. Before heading to InMotion we did a lot of research and read reviews of numerous web hosting companies, especially the ones offering VPS hosting. The reason for our departure from our previous VPS host was their inability to provide reliable service. With previous host the...

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Low Light Monster: Nikon D3s

Low Light Monster: Nikon D3s

What camera should you buy if you have $5000+ to spend? Answer might be obvious — Nikon D3s! While Canon seems to be focused more on breaking the Mega-pixel barrier, by churning out high MP DLSRs like Canon EOS 5D Mark II with 21.1MP and Canon EOS 1D Mark IV with 16.1 MP cameras....

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Best Budget Headphones

Best Budget Headphones

I don’t consider myself an audiophile, but I can certainly tell the difference between a good headphone and a bad one. For long I have been a huge fan of Sennheiser PX 100 Collapsible Headphones, which is no longer available. But its new version is out there and also there are some other alternatives...

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Readability – Safari Reader functionality for all web browsers

Readability – Safari Reader functionality for all web browsers

Safari 5 comes with an excellent reader that removes the clutter on the webpage making reading articles very enjoyable. It is one of the ideas that I feel should be bundled with all the web browsers. Here is Safari Reader in action. As it senses an article on the page, a Reader icon displays...

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Best NiMH Rechargeable Batteries: Sanyo Eneloop

I have used several brands of NiMH rechargeable batteries, as being a gadget freak I am always demanding for more and more AAs and AAAs. I have used Sony (OK), Energizer (stay away from the bunny), and some other not so well known brands, and IMHO the best bang for your buck is certainly...

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Fedora 13 Live CD vs DVD Installation?

After two weeks delay, Fedora 13 Goddard (for those of you who are not aware, Robert Hutchings Goddard is considered the Father of American Rocketry) finally took off its launchpad  on May 25th 2010 to reach the user desktops. Since then I have been playing with it, and tried the installation using both the...

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Use iPhone or iPod as Free Mobile Air Mouse (Ubuntu 10.04, Windows 7)

Use iPhone or iPod as Free Mobile Air Mouse (Ubuntu 10.04, Windows 7)

Earlier I had discussed using your iPhone or iPod Touch as Air Mouse for Windows and Snow Leopard, it is possible for Linux as well using Hippo Remote (it supports Mac and Windows too). Look for it in the App store. The Lite version which is ad supported has the basic mouse and keyboard...

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Best Coupon Codes Website!

While there are tons of website which maintain coupon codes for most retailers out there. I have personally found  http://www.retailmenot.com/ to have the best collection of working not electronics merchandise and services coupons. For electronics related coupon codes I would recommend: http://www.edealinfo.com

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 10MP Digital Camera Deal

Panasonic Lumix is a great little power packed camera, it packs 12x zoom which is a lot for its size, which is more like semi-compact then compact. Its key features are 12x wide angle zoom, and a bunch of automatic shooting modes to cover every possible photo scenario and a great HD (720p 30fps...

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Apple iPad and Why iDon’t Like It: True Story of iPad Dude

Apple iPad and Why iDon’t Like It: True Story of iPad Dude

Let me put the record straight by saying Apple’s so hailed magical iPad makes no sense to me. To me even the keynote yesterday felt flawed and lackluster. I will try and justify my case, hopefully better than  what S J did yesterday. If not, who cares, it is not exclusive right of Apple...

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Apple iPad: Top Ten Reasons to Not Buy It!

Apple iPad: Top Ten Reasons to Not Buy It!

Steve jobs in his introductory statement for iPad said that this is better than a Netbook, and Apple’s website claims it to be “Our most advanced technology in a magical and revolutionary device at an unbelievable price”. But it seems that iPad is the worst implementation of the most advanced technology out there. It...

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Use iPod Touch/iPhone as Air Mouse (Windows 7, Snow Leopard)

You can use your iPod Touch or iPhone as air mouse/keyboard using Mobile Air Mouse Pro. And it would cost you only $1.99 (as of Jan 6, 2010). You just need to install the free server program on your desktops/laptops (it supports both Windows 7 and Snow Leopard). On windows 7 after the installer...

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Fedora 12 vs Ubuntu 9.10

This is the most frequently asked question by a linux noob, just like the question of Canon vs Nikon for upcoming photographers. I would try to answer it from a regular user’s perspective without getting in too much detail. Remember we are talking about two linux distributions, so they are fairly equivalent in most...

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Best Books to Learn Photography

Some people have it by birth others learn it. One can learn to be a better photographer, and some books do really help you with that. I am going to list out some of the books that I found very informative and useful in learning the basic as well as advanced technical details of...

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Casio High-Speed Exilim EX-FC100

Casio High-Speed Exilim EX-FC100 is a 9.1 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-inch LCD. This is probably the most fun camera, you may have never heard off. I am saying most fun camera because it is not your run of mill everyday average digital camera. It is more than...

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Canon vs Nikon Digital SLR

This is an age old war, probably since the advent of the 35mm photography, now this war has escalated to the digital paradigm. Both Canon and Nikon make some great cameras and both of them have the greatest collection of lenses needed to get your SLRs clicking. So which one to buy, Nikon or...

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Solution to Laptop Overheating Problem

If your laptop is on the verge of burning your lap, its time to buy a laptop cooling pad. They are easy and cheap solutions, they enhance your laptop’s life and yes it does work. So shedding a 20 odd bucks for your hundreds of dollar worth investment is justified. It would help you...

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