Archive for November 26, 2009

Free and Complete Drag Racing Simulator Available For Download!

Street Challenger – Extreme Velocity is a next generation Drag Racing simulator with the latest in 3d graphics, mp3 Music, burn-outs, customimage graphics, etc. Developed by Kris Bloom, with the help of other community testers, designers, Street Challenger EV is the right racing simulator for every racing fan.

Street Challenger EV community consists of players worldwide, ranging from casual race fans, die-hard gearheads…to seasoned real life racers. EV Fans pride themselves on their community! It requires your support! The game is Free and can be downloaded immediately without any hassles. However, it is an online/multiplayer game so you need broadband internet connection. 

Highlights:

  • Point system, you earn points while you race. Based on the points you can upgrade your car etc.
  • Garage
  • Lot of tracks
  • Great details in cars, tracks and other 3D elements.
  • Multiplayer game and you can challenge others.
  • Great community with chat, forum support.
  • Tournament support and much much more for FREE :)


Following screenshots will give you a better idea on how the game really looks like!

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If you are interested in trying out the game, then please download it here. Its about 200MB in size.

How to Change Settings On Your Laptop Easily While Switching from Office and Home?

Are you one of those users who travel with laptop across workplace, home and office? Then you must be spending time changing the Windows network settings, printer settings etc of your laptop, each time you switch between workplace to home and vice a versa. Here is a convenient tool aimed to change quickly various settings of your computer.

Quick Config is a free tool for those users who travel with laptop across working places, home and office and want to be able to change network connection settings, set default printer and etc. with just one click.

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How does it work?

You just create one or more configuration profiles and set the required settings for each profile. When you need to apply the settings, all you need to do is double click and activate the profile.

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Features:

Network

  • Network connections TCP/IP settings (IP address, mask, gateway, DNS server, MAC), state of network connection
  • Computer identification computer name, domain or workgroup membership
  • Mapped Network Drives map, unmap network drives
  • Shared resources share, unshare local resources
  • Hosts file
  • Routing table

System

  • Sound sound volume, sound theme
  • Printer set default printer
  • Services start, stop, restart system services

Internet Browser

  • Internet Explorer network connection settings, Home Page
  • Firefox network connection settings, Home Page
  • Opera network connection settings, Home Page
  • Chrome network connection settings, Home Page

Desktop

  • Display screen dimensions, color depth

Applications

  • Default applications default Internet Browser, E-Mail client
  • Launch applications launch selected applications after applying profile

Download the software here for free!

How To Wakeup From Sleep Refreshingly

How many of you use an alarm clock to wake up and how often you hit the snooze button to try and catch-up some more sleep? It’s a battle to overcome the desire to sleep for longer time and get out of bed. Some of the alarm clocks even give you a puzzle to solve for you to be able to put the alarm to stop. You feel so exhausted when you are woken up from a deep sleep and potentially the whole day goes for a toss. Well, this would not happen if you were not woken up from a deep sleep. Wish the alarm clock knows when to wake you up!

Sweet dreams

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This wasn’t possible until sleep motoring devices were introduced into the market. Sleeptracker is one such device that continuously monitors signals from your body that indicate whether you are asleep or awake. The Sleeptracker that you wear on your wrist like a watch has its internal sensors that can detect even the most subtle physical signals from your body. Sleeptracker finds your best waking moments, so that waking up has never been easier.

How does it work?


When you sleep, your body goes through a series of sleep cycles. The average adult experiences 4-5 full sleep cycles over an 8-hour period. Each cycle lasts about 90-110 minutes and comprises five different stages, as shown in the chart.

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Yu wear Sleeptraker and set the phase alarm for the normal time you awake. By monitoring your sleep cycles for optimal waking moments during the preset alarm windows, Sleeptracker finds those almost awake-moments and gently wakes you when you’re most alert. The result is you wake up refreshed and the whole day turns out to be lot easier than before because you are never woken up from deep sleep.

Quick features on Sleeptracker

  • Time & Date
  • GLO Backlight
  • Water-Resistant
  • Adjustable Alarm Window
  • Sleep Data Collection
  • Vibrating Alarm, Ringing Alarm, or Both
  • Download of Sleep Data to PC
  • Review of Sleep Data with Included Software
  • Monitors Sleep for "Almost Awake" Moments

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Five Free Utilities To Speed Up Your PCs

Is your Windows system becoming sluggish day by day? Are there too many applications starting up making your Windows startup slow? Then try these free utilities and recharge your system. These utilities have proven to speed up the PC with absolutely no cost!

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1. Secunia PSI

An outdated software is one of the reason to make your system slow. Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) helps you in making sure that all your applications are patched and up to date. The Secunia PSI constantly monitors your system for insecure software installations, notifies you when an insecure application is installed, and even provides you with detailed instructions for updating the application when available.

Here is how it works: The Secunia PSI examines  the files on your computer (primarily .exe, .dll, and .ocx files). These files contain non-specific meta information provided by the software vendor only and is is the same for all users, and originates from the installed programs on your computer. After examining all the files on your local hard drives, the collected data is sent to Secunia’s servers, which matchs the data against the Secunia File Signatures engine to determine the exact applications installed on your system. This information is then used to provide you with a detailed report of the missing security related updates for your system. It also provides you with detailed instructions for updating the application when available.

Download Secunia PSI here

2. PC Decrapifier

One reason for your PC to become sluggish is because of the craplets. These unwanted third-party software that your PC vendor installs    because it was paid to. These really make the system slow and there are many utilities available to remove them. PC Decrapifier is a free ( for personal use) software that removes unwanted preinstalled software from Windows XP and Vista machines. The installation of PC Decrapifier is simple. All you need is to download the EXE and run. After you run the EXE you are guided through the process with a "wizard" style series of questions. You will have the choice to pick and choose what you want to remove. It will not begin removing anything without prompting you first!

Download PC Decrapifier here.

3. Autoruns

Unnecessary applications starting up each time you start the PC or log on to it can be annoying sometime and delays the startup process. Autoruns is a free tool that provides information that nothing in windows does.

This utility has the most comprehensive knowledge of auto-starting locations of any startup monitor, shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and shows you the entries in the order Windows processes them. It displays every program and service running and offers details about each application, its associated .dll files, the program or service name, and its location on your PC. With this information you can decide want you want or don’t want to run on startup and drastically speedup the PC startup time.

Download Autoruns here

4. Norton Removal Tool

Some Norton products, especially its security suites, are resource-hungry hogs, taking up far too much system resources and RAM. ompletely removing them is a tough job. This free tool completely remove them.

Download Norton Removal Tool here

5. McAfee Consumer Products Removal Tool

Like the Norton products, there are some McAfee utilities that consume huge amount of system resources slowing down your PC. Its hard to remove them from your PC. This free utility makes your job easy.

Download McAfee Consumer Products Removal Tool here

Via http://www.pcworld.com

A Cute and Capable Home Server From Acer With Up To 7 TB Storage!

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What is a Home Server?

It is an inexpensive Server solution targeted to Home/Small Office users and lets an easy way to network home computers. It lets you keep all the data at one place either using LAN or Internet connection. It can be your personal Cloud Storage that you can access from anywhere in the world, that means you can store your pictures and videos etc from anywhere in the world. It can act like your Media Centre. Home Servers have usually a Server grade OS and a capable CPU for files sharing, resource sharing etc. Other network elements like your laptops, PCs, router can access this as if it was a remote Server but the only thing is it resides in your residence or office.

Acer Aspire AH340-UA230N is a Home Server that lets you centralize so many things. It is cute, capable with plenty of storage space. It is compact and also has efficient one touch data backup solutions in built.


Technical Spec:

  • Easy-to-use server for home and small business users with 24/7 performance and 1 TB of storage
  • Three hot-swappable drive cages provide up to 7 TB of storage when you add optional drives
  • One-touch USB copy enables quick file uploading; access server via networked PCs as well as remotely
  • Intel Atom processor 230, 2 GB of RAM, Gigabit Ethernet, 5 USB ports, 1 eSATA port
  • Microsoft Windows Home Server operating system

 

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Via [Amazon]

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