Thursday, June 30, 2005

SanDisk Introduces FlashCP Cruzer USB!

SanDisk announced yesterday the born of FlashCP Cruzer USB! FlashCP Cruzer USB, a unique proprietary content processing technology designed to let students easily and safely download and store their textbooks, novels, learning tools and more on a USB flash drive while protecting the copyrighted content of publishers. FlashCP Cruzer USB drives will be launching at selected U.S. retailers for the coming school year.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Dell Precision Workstation 670: Dream On!

Dream on! I have surfed through Dell website and I have customized my dream Workstation (Dell Precision Workstation 670) and added some "above average" options. The total price came out to be only (US $35,505.00)! Hmmm, this price is without adding tax .... the total then would be ... (US $38,434.16)! Some of the the workstation specifications are:
  • 4 x 300GB Hard Drives.
  • 2 x Inter Xeon Processors 3.60GHz
  • 16GB DDR2 SDRAM Memory.
  • 2 x Dell 24 inch UltraSharp™ 2405FP Widescreen monitors. Click here to take a look at more detailed specifications. What a nice dream .... Far far away dream ... ! ;)
  • Saturday, June 25, 2005

    Toddler Finger Saver

    A good way of preventing your child from sticking their finger's between the door and the wall when reaching for the henges.

    Wednesday, June 15, 2005

    CVS One time use digital camcorder

    It is a video camera with a digital display that can record 20 minutes of video. It has a battery life of 100 hours... and best of all, it costs only US$30! The only bad thing is that it is only sold in the USA and only through CVS :(

    Monday, June 13, 2005

    MSN Music: Microsoft's answer to iTunes?

    They have a good offer though! Buy 1 song and get 5 free :)

    FYI: Gartner slams security hype

    According to Gartner, the top five over-hyped ICT security issues are: - The fear of mobile malware. - The belief that Voice-over-IP (VoIP) is unsafe. - The concerns over wireless hotspots. - The equation of regulatory compliance with security. - The idea of a super-worm that could spread on the Internet in a matter of minutes. Do you agree?

    Acrylic (Beta) - New Graphics Software by Microsoft

    Like illustrator but free :)

    StealthSwitch - The World's First Desktop Cloaking Device

    It is really funny but yet practical for some people! Here is what it does: say you are playing solitare at work: and someone sneaks behind you to look at the screen. All you have to to is step on the button: And walla! The screen changes to whatever you want! Example, a finacial review document or something: Cool ay! And for a limited time, you can buy it on Woot for $19.99. Still don't get it? Click here for a demo.

    "Dust On My Shoes"

    A website based on a book written by an Australian traveler who journeyed in 1947 across the countries of Greece, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Assam and Burma. The book serves as a time capsule of sorts for the countries he visited. The whole site is not quite finished yet, but some parts of it are. If you love the site, you can subscribe to the mailing list which will keep you up date with site progress.

    Accoona - SuperTarget Your Search

    SuperTarget(TM) technology is AI (Artificial Intelligence) based. For example, if you enter more than one word in your search (say 3 words), it will present you with a red arrow somewhere near the top of the page and then when you click the most important word out of the three words, it intelligently "SuperTargets" that word. It is most suited for business searches though, hence the "business" button next to the search box.

    Saturday, June 11, 2005

    Azureus : The Java-based BitTorrent Client

    This is a Java based alternative to spyware-prone BitTorrent Clients. I haven't tried it yet. But I know a guy who does not know anything about computers and he is still running Windows 98 and he says Azureus is da bomb... It must be doing something right!

    Friday, June 10, 2005

    Shoot The Crazy Frog Game

    Are you tired of the crazy frog ringtone? Then get your anger out on him in this addictive game. My highest score was 83! Good luck.

    Google Store!

    If you are a big fan of Google, like me & Marwan, then you should visit Google's Store! For people in the United States, Google doesn't charge for standard shipping and tax! So ... are you gonna buy some Google goodies?

    Thursday, June 09, 2005

    USB Flash Drive Alliance

    It was weird and funny for me at the same time to find out about this new kind of alliances. According to their site, The alliance was launched to educate consumers about the exceptional portability, capacity, and utility of USB flash drives. I'm surprised that (SanDisk) is not included in the alliance. Is this just an educational alliance or a business alliance? I don't know ... I will wait and see :)

    Cathay Pacific Airways named as World's Best Airline 2005

    June 7th ... Cathay Pacific had done it again and won the World's Best Airline for the second time! I don't know what is happening to Emiates Airlines ... Emirates was in first place in 2001 & 2002 .... they stepped back to second place in 2003 & 2004 ... Now they stepped back again to third place in 2005! I hope we are going to do something about it! ;p Previous Top Ranked Airlines: The World's Top Airlines – 2004 1. Singapore Airlines 2. Emirates 3. Cathay Pacific 4. Qantas 5. Thai Airways The World's Top Airlines – 2003 1. Cathay Pacific 2. Emirates 3. Singapore Airlines 4. Malaysia Airlines 5. Qantas The World's Top Airlines – 2002 1. Emirates 2. Cathay Pacific 3. Singapore Airlines 4. British Airways 5. Deutsche Lufthansa The World's Top Airlines – 2001 1. Emirates 2. Singapore Airlines 3. Cathay Pacific 4. British Airways 5. Thai Airways


    Take the Celebrity Real Name challenge

    Can you guess the real names of celebrities? Take this short online quiz to find out.

    Maxtor Expands Hard Drive Capacity To Half A Terabyte (500GB)!

    Maxtor announced Monday June 6th that the company will be shipping its next-generation 3.5-inch 7200RPM 3.0Gb SATA and ATA 133 hard drives with capacity points up to 500GB in the third quarter of this year! Man .... That is alot of a Hard Drive storage!

    Wednesday, June 08, 2005

    An Israeli guy inventing an under water breathing system?

    I don't know whether to believe this thing or not! I read in a link from BlogsNow's website. I think it is too good to be true. But you be the judge.

    Steve Job's WWDC 2005 Keynote speech

    Watch Apple's CEO Steve Jobs in a keynote address from San Francisco's Moscone West. The speech includes Appele's latest developments and future plans.

    Convert Text to Morse Code Wav File!

    I just got my function (morse) published on MathWorks File Exchange page. If you are a MATLAB user, you can download the zipped file and run the following example in order to convert text to Morse Code wav file: morse('My Name is Fahad','fahad.wav') Or if you want to simply play it without creating a wav file, then just write: morse('My Name is Fahad')

    Monday, June 06, 2005 The Weirdest Auctions on eBay!

    It is amazing what kind of weird auctions you can find online! In ( you can find alot of those auctions listed in eBay ... such as (Titanium Toiler Paper), (The Two Thousand Dollar French Fry), (Elvis Tortilla), (Gorilla Rides Camel Cracker), and many more weird auctions! Also in case you don't know, there is a category in eBay for (Totally Bizarre) items for bidding or sale! Click here to see what I mean!

    Wanna make babies?

    For women ONLY! Get this watch and know your fertile days and other important days during pregnancy... It can also store all sorts of other data. If you are in the mood to make babies ;) This will surely help!.... Baby boomers!

    gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

    Includes gadgets, automotive news, scientific news and more.... Just the stuff I love and nothing more!

    gizmag Article: A watch with one hand!

    Looks odd and the thing on the bottom freaks me out more than the one hand thing!

    Sunday, June 05, 2005

    How much text is in the Library of Congress? And how many Libraries of Congress make (1 YottaByte)?

    This will make your imagination go wild ... way way wild! The Library of Congress is approximatly (5.7 TeraByte) worth of text! And it would take 180 billion Libraries of Congress to make (1 YottaByte) .... You don't wanna know how many Libraries of Congress would take to make (1 BrontoByte)!!!!!!

    Free (NavStudio 2005) Software to Design Java Menu for Websites ... Professional Designs & Easy to Use!

    I was looking for a free software that helps in designing Java menu for websites. I finally came across (NavStudio 2005) from (Open Cube) which is a free software, very easy to use, and with lots of options and features! What is interesting to know that many of the most popular websites have used this software like (FedEx), (Best Buy), (Kellog's), (Citibank), (Direc TV), and (CompUSA) ....

    Saturday, June 04, 2005

    Friday, June 03, 2005

    How to display your web site logo on the address bar and in the favorites list

    Many websites have their small logo displayed next to their URL address in the Address bar. It is so easy to include this feature in your website. There are methods to do that. Click at the link for more details. Also you can download the (Bitmap to Icon 3.5) software from:

    Threadless T-Shirts - Freshly Designed T-Shirts!

    Right from the designer's...... well... right from the designers. ;)

    Get $4500 from Google!

    Google is your friend :) A friend that is willing to give you $4500! How? If you are a student, Google will pay you a $4500 award if you successfully complete an open source project by the end of the Summer. For more details, click the link.

    Lifecycle of Bloggers

    I know a couple of people that are going through that cycle as we speak!... Hint hint ;)

    Ten Most Harmful Books of the 19th and 20th Centuries

    Hitler, and Mao are on the list of authers... Check it out.

    Preople - How popular is your name?

    This site compares your name with other names on the Internet and represents it quantitatively with a number... The site also serves a host for blogs with complete profiles of their creators. You can also create a personal profile for yourself in case people look up your name ;)

    Shmoogle - Google of the Unpopular

    If the site you're looking for is not that popular, then try Shmoogle, not Google!

    Marwan Computer Timer free download.

    Marwan Computer Timer is a free program for recording how much time you spend on your computer. Anything that starts with marwan must be good ;)

    Google Running Secret Quality Labs?

    It is not out yet, but a flash movie available on the link below shows how it is going to look like. It appears to be a side-by-side rating system for sites.

    New .xxx domain will be reserved for porn

    ICANN has approved the domain in a step to limit porn sites to it. This way, porn content will only be available under the .xxx top level domain. It will act like a virtual red light district. My Comment: Good luck! I don't it's gonna work, but hey, you'll never know! Special thanks to Gesheed for the story ;)

    Thursday, June 02, 2005

    The Whales are Safe and Back in Sea :)

    Thanks for everyone that volunteered or even considered volunteering for the rescue effort.... For those who thought that this was a laughing matter, suck face!

    Special Ops Watch by MTM with Super Bright Light!

    I'm thinking seriously about buying one of those! The special ops watch is the world's first and only electromagnetic rechargable watch with L.E.D light. The external light mode can be seen up to one mile in the dark, used by tactical teams to light up maps. Also used for survival/distress signal and many other purposes.

    MTM is a manufacturer of wristwatches for government agencies and military in the USA. They now offer a special ops wristwatch designed for the military to consumers.

    Wednesday, June 01, 2005

    Yahoo! Mindset - The adjustable and sortable search

    Huh, what? I don't know how to explain this really! The best way for you to get it is to try it yourself... Pay attention to the sliding thingie when you get the search results back!

    Cool Sunglasses & 512MB MP3 Player at the same time!

    This looks so cool! It is not out in the market yet, but soon it will be! Both Sunglasses and MP3 player at the same time. Orders will begin to ship on 2005-06-15. Now you don't have to be bothered with wires and loose connections. The lenses are Flip-up lenses with contours to protect against sun, wind and side impact. The glasses are available in 256MB and 512MB versions. Needless to say, they are not cheap!