Darren Straight's Blog

ICT Enthusiast and photographer.

By - Darren Straight

The University of Kent at Medway Graduation Ceremony 2006

Just got back from my Foundation Degree in Information Technology Graduation Ceremony with The University of Kent at Medway (MidKent) and well what can I say. I was a little bit nervous of how it would go at first. But it turned out to be great! ūüėÄ Now all I have to do is wait for next year for when

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Zune Software Download Available Now!

Hey Everyone, The Zune Software is currently up on Zune.net. You can find the software here. System Requirements Windows XP Home or Pro with SP2, Windows XP Tablet PC SP2, or Windows XP Media Center 2005 with Rollup Update 2 and Oct. 2006 Rollup Update. 1.5 GHz processor or better Broadband Internet connection Video Requirements: 64MB of RAM Via: Live-tr

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ReviewMe – Get Buzz. Earn Cash.

Just signed up for ReviewMe a new site for¬†which Advertisers¬†can get¬†their Web site’s products or services reviewed by related Web sites/Blogs thus¬†benefiting from valuable exposure, feedback, and viral buzz. But of course it’s not just the Advertisers that benefit from the Reviews because Bloggers will get paid to review the services and Web sites that are of interest to them

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Get a Windows Live @Live.com or localized Windows Live account

Following the availabilty of @live.nl email addresses, it looks like Mess.be have found a workaround to get a Windows Live Mail @live.com account. 1. Go to this page to start registering your windows live account 2. Click the signup button 3. Copy the following java-script (delete the hyphen at character 5 in the copied text) 4. Paste the code in your address bar

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Photosynth Tech Preview is Live

It’s been just a few short months since the Microsoft Live Labs Team announced Photosynth at SIGGRAPH 2006 in Boston and boy have¬†they been busy! Today¬†they are¬†very happy to announce the first public release of their Photosynth Technology Preview. And hey as the Team¬†thought you might have some questions about this release they’ve provided you with some Questions and Answers

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Microsoft Windows Vista Released to Manufacturing

As Microsoft Windows Vista (Build 6000.16386 “061101-2205”) is released to manufacturing (RTM) today a significant milestone for Microsoft and its partners anticipation is building around that all-important question: How good is it really?Microsoft says Windows Vista is its most heavily tested operating system ever, with deep investments made to ensure greater security, reliability and usability. But after all the time,

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Microsoft to offer Windows Live Services to Hutch

Hutchison Essar and Microsoft Corp. have announced a broad scale mobile services alliance in India. The two companies have agreed in principle to work together to provide mobile search and other key Windows Live services to Hutch’s subscriber base of over 21 million. Under the agreement, Hutch customers in India will be able to search for and access mobile content

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NBC Universal Digital Studios enter into agreement with MSN

MSN and NBC Universal Digital Studios, a studio dedicated to creating original and unique programming for a wide range of digital platforms, have entered into an exclusive licensing agreement announced today by George Kliavkoff, chief digital officer of NBC Universal, and Rob Bennett, general manager of Entertainment and Video Services for MSN. Beginning this fall, the MSN Video audience will

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Haystack.com Has Arrived in Public Preview!

Haystack.com (Haystack) a social music community connecting passionate fans to music through Tastemakers and friends has just launched into a public preview beta! Haystack helps enhance connections between music and those who care about it by helping artists create personal relationships with fanbases, fans to organize their experiences and tastes and tastemakers to promote. Since last week Haystack already has over