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Top 10 Strangest Gadgets of the Future
By Nathan Enns on Sunday, May 28th, 2006 at 10:13 AM
What cool gadgets does the future hold to make our lives "easier" and filled with even more entertainment? This article will give you an insight.

Here is an overview of the items on the list:

10. Citizen’s Memory LCD
9. EyeMove PC
8. Scarpar - The All-Terrain Motorized Board
7. 3D Video Game
6. Transparent Toaster
5. Origami DVD Player
4. Self Cooling Beer Can
3. VirtuSphere
2. Heliodisplay M2i
1. “On Target” Video Game Urinal
Honorable Mention - Bright Walk
Honorable Mention - Solar Powered LED Light
Honorable Mention - Intelligent Spoon
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The Rich Get Richer
By Nathan Enns on Sunday, May 28th, 2006 at 10:05 AM
Check out this interesting article called The Rich Get Richer about the mysterious Google and some of its secrets.
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Opting Out of Open Directory Listings for Webmasters
By Nathan Enns on Friday, May 26th, 2006 at 11:34 PM
Directions to opt out of having MSN use DMOZ descriptions when your site is found in MSN's search results can be found here
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Google, Dell in deal on PC software package -source
By Nathan Enns on Friday, May 26th, 2006 at 11:30 PM
"NEW YORK, May 25 (Reuters) - Google Inc. (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research) and Dell Inc. (DELL.O: Quote, Profile, Research) have reached an agreement for the No. 1 personal computer maker to factory-install a package of Google software on its systems, shoring up a test-run between the two companies, two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday."

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Google Properties - Understanding the Breakdown
By Nathan Enns on Saturday, May 20th, 2006 at 2:00 AM
Take a look at this interesting breakdown of Google's traffic for each service they offer.
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Google Co-op, Trends & Desktop 4
By Nathan Enns on Friday, May 12th, 2006 at 8:14 AM
At the Google Blog you can find a discussion of three updates they have recently made.

1. Google Co-op

2. Google Trends

3. Google Desktop 4
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Search Engine's Relevancy Score
By Nathan Enns on Friday, May 12th, 2006 at 8:12 AM
Take a look at the relevancy score of some of the most popular search engines.
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New! - AlltheWeb Livesearch
By Nathan Enns on Friday, May 12th, 2006 at 8:08 AM
Try it out here. It will come up with alternative search ideas while you type in your query.
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Yahoo Says No to Microsoft
By Nathan Enns on Friday, May 12th, 2006 at 8:06 AM
"Terry Semel, chairman and chief executive of Yahoo, said on Wednesday he had turned down an offer from Microsoft to buy a stake in Yahoo’s search business and that discussions about Bill Gates’ software group acquiring the company had not taken place."

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Google Sued for Child Porn
By Nathan Enns on Monday, May 8th, 2006 at 2:08 AM
A thread at Search Engine Watch discusses an advertisement on Google promoting a child porn website.

A Long Island politician is now suing Google over this ad.

Why isn't the focus on the person/business responsible for setting up the advertisement, website and child porn? They must not be famous enough to make headlines or lawsuits.
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MSN adCenter
By Nathan Enns on Monday, May 8th, 2006 at 2:06 AM
Yep, you can go sign up to advertise using MSN's new adCenter.
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Amazon Now Using Microsoft Results
By Nathan Enns on Monday, May 8th, 2006 at 2:04 AM
Amazon has stopped using Google to power their search results and has chosen to use Microsoft.

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Interview with a Top Hacker
By Nathan Enns on Monday, May 8th, 2006 at 2:01 AM
"In 2002, Gary McKinnon was arrested by the UK's national high-tech crime unit, after being accused of hacking into Nasa and the US military computer networks."

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Apple Sues Something Awful
By Nathan Enns on Monday, May 8th, 2006 at 2:00 AM
Apple has sued the comic website Something Awful for taking apart a MacBook Pro and publishing their findings online. Something Awful found out that Apple put too much thermal grease in their system, resulting in it running at a higher temperature than necessary.

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Geeks VS China's Firewall
By Nathan Enns on Monday, May 8th, 2006 at 1:52 AM
"Three computer geeks at the U of T are renowned developers of anti-censorship software, including a program out this month that could allow people to outwit the world's most repressive regimes"

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Website Building 101
By Nathan Enns on Friday, May 5th, 2006 at 9:00 PM
"So you want to get your online business up and running but there's one little problem - you need a website! For any business, big or small, a professional website is important if you want to attract potential clients or customers and create a solid foundation for continued success. But many people have no idea how to go about the process. Luckily, it's actually quite easy to get a functional, well designed and user-friendly website online in a reasonable amount of time. And depending on your particular situation and budget, there are several options available to make your business goals a reality."

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The Best of the Worst
By Nathan Enns on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006 at 4:20 AM
The WSJ has an interesting article discussing some of the worst Internet business ideas. Here is a quote from the story:

"The Internet spawned so many weird gizmos and bad business ideas that mocking dot-com duds became something of a sport in the post-bubble era. But some ideas still stand out for pure silliness. These are products and services that attracted lots of publicity -- and, in some cases, millions of dollars in funding -- before folding."
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