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  • LightScribe gets a quality upgrade

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  • Join our Facebook Group (Updated)

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  • CES using RFID to track attendees

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  • Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista

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  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 beta 2 released !

    Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2008, code name “Orcas” has reached another milestone – beta 2. The scheduled release date for Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008 is February 27 2008. To download the Vista sidebar gadget that counts down to this date – click here. More @ http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/default.aspx via...
  • flotzam – Twitter, flickr, facebook mashup in WPF.

    flotzam is a mashup of information from sites like twitter, facebook and you can even connect it to additional data sources. It’s been created using Microsoft Expression Blend and Silverlight. It comes 2 forms, an application and also a screen saver. It comes with a sweet UI created by the...
  • Windows Home Server goes RTM

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  • Streamy – social networking AJAX style

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