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By - Darren Straight

Unboxing the New Samsung Central Station Wireless Hub Monitor

Not you average unboxing of the New Samsung Central Station Wireless Hub Monitor! It is a stop motion film to promote the Samsung Central Station range of USB hub monitors, that help clear your desk of messy cables. They include a wireless USB 2.0 dongle that connects to a USB port on the portable computing device. The monitor then apparently

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Minecraft Beta 1.8 Adventure Update Gameplay at PAX 2011

The title of this post “Minecraft Beta 1.8 Adventure Update Gameplay at PAX 2011” pretty much says it all – enjoy! 🙂 Thanks goes to the uploaders. I suggest you click the videos to go to the main youtube channels where the videos come from for more information on what you are seeing in each video at what point. These

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RIM Announces BBM Music – A New Social Music Sharing and Discovery Service

Research In Motion (RIM) today announced BBM™ Music, a new BBM (BlackBerry® Messenger) service for socially connected music fans. BBM Music is an easy-to-use cloud-based service that enables social and viral music discovery by allowing users to build an evolving, community-based music library that is shared amongst their BBM Music friends. The size of the music library continues to grow

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Notch the creator of Minecraft codes a new game in 48 hours!

Right now Notch is participating in the Ludum Dare, live! Ludum Dare is a regular accelerated game development Event. Participants develop games from scratch in a weekend, based on a theme suggested by community. This contest’s theme is “escape”. Notch has just over 4 hours left at the time of posting this… You can watch him too below.. Though be

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“Revenge” – A Minecraft Parody of Usher’s DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love – Crafted Using Noteblocks

Youtuber CaptainSparklez brings the world a Minecraft parody of Usher’s DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love. Download the song on iTunes here at this link. Lyrics: TryHardNinja: So we back in the mine, got our pick axe swinging from side to side, This task a grueling one, hope to find some diamonds tonight, Heads up, you hear a sound, turn around and

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DIY website builder WebEden.co.uk launches blog feature

Award winning do-it-yourself website building tool WebEden.co.uk today announced the launch of their new, long awaited, blog feature. The new blog tool opens up blogging to anyone with a PC who has little or no technical knowledge. Much like websites created with WebEden building system, it can be set up and stylised using simple drag and drop software and is aimed

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Download DAZ Studio 4 free registration serial code

A friend of mine sent me a link to this article here on My Digital Life in which you can get DAZ Studio 4 for Free! Worth a look if you like 3D. DAZ Studio 4 (the newest version to date), from DAZ 3D, is a powerful, comprehensive 3D figure creation, posing, art and animation tool, which is designed to

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A Brief Timeline History of the Internet 1971-2011

1971 – Bolt Beranek and Ray Tomlinson invent email by adapting an internal messaging program and extending it to use the ARPANET to send messages between sites. Within a year, three quarters of ARPANET traffic is email. 1976 – The Queen sends an email from the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment in Malvern. 1982 – Scott Fahlman kick-starts smiley-culture by

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Forty Years and Counting: A Birthday milestone for the simple Email

2011 marks an unbelievable 40 years since the creation of email, and with this month also having been the birthday of World Wide Web creator, Tim Berners-Lee, Sky Broadband has put together a factual homage to the lowly email and a celebration of all things online. Engineer Ray Tomlinson is widely credited for sending the first ever email in 1971. It was