Play Classic Sierra Games Online!

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Remember good old Police Quest or Space Quest? Well, now you can play those classics online for free AND with added bonus of multiplayer support! Head over to Sarien.Net to view the complete list of games, as more and more games are being added. By the word multiplayer support, I mean you can chat to people who are in the same area as you, so not co-op support. Who's knows, maybe in the future ;) . Anyway, have fun playing some games.

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BluWiki Sues Apple

Posted by: pctutorials  :  Category: Internet

Here’s a high-tech twist on the ‘man bites dog’ story. Having launched many legal actions against Web sites and bloggers in the past in order to protect details on its products, is now being sued by the operator of a Wiki site dedicated to iTunes workarounds.

It started when a group of users of the BluWiki site began swapping notes on how to get their iPods and iPhones working with software other than Apple’s own iTunes, such as the popular WinAmp and open-source Songbird.

Apple’s lawyers contacted OdioWorks, which runs the BluWiki site, with one of their boilerplate take-down letters demanding the content be removed citing alleged breaches of copyright infringement and violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. OdioWorks complied, and then kick-started legal action against Apple to retract its threat and allow the non-commercial wiki site to restore the threads.

“I take the free speech rights of BluWiki users seriously” said Sam Odio, owner of OdioWorks.  “Companies like Apple should not be able to censor online discussions by making baseless legal threats against services like BluWiki that host the discussions.”

The suit has been filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), with staff attorney Fred von Lohmann claiming that “Apple’s legal threats against BluWiki are about censorship, not about protecting their legitimate copyright interests.”

“Wikis and other community sites are home to many vibrant discussions among hobbyists and tinkerers. It’s legal to engage in reverse engineering in order to create a competing product, it’s legal to talk about reverse engineering, and it’s legal for a public wiki to host those discussions.”

Source: APC MAG

Serves them right. What goes around comes around.

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Preview Torrents

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Unlike normal downloads, torrents use multiple PC’s (peers) to re-create a file. So previewing a torrent is somewhat more difficult. However, thanks to Vertor, it’s possible to preview torrents.Using it’s advanced algorithm, it’s able to pull together enough files to create a short preview, thus making sure you don’t end up with a dud file. It’s defiantly one to bookmark.

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StumbleAudio: Discover New Music

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Similar to the website Stumbleupon, StumbleAudio allows you to find similar or randomly selected music with a click of a button that has over 2 million songs in its database. It’s like when you have nothing to listen to, you just hit the random button on your Mp3 Player and press play, only here you have 2 million songs to play with.

The layout is clean and easy to navigate, much like Stumbleupon. When the song plays, you will be presented with album art and a basic play/pause back /next that allows you to navigate between the album. If you wish to change artist completely, you must press the Stumble button.  There is also the option of narrowing down you search for music by genre if you wish.

Creating an account will let you store your favorite track list and keep the rating you gave them. And if you find music that you like, StumbleAudio have the option of purchasing music via the right sidebar by several re-sellers such as Itunes, Amazon, PayPlay, and Cd Baby.

So, if you’re after find new music by similar artists that you like, or want to discover something completely new, check out StumbleAudio.

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Download Myspace Songs

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So you’ve been browsing Myspace bands and found a really awesome song that you want to download? Some bands disable the ability to allows users to download their MP3’s, however it is still possible to download songs from their Myspace page.

Just a note: If you really enjoy the music produced by that artist, I’d recommend you buy the artists’ tracks so that he/she/ or the band can continue to produce awesome music.

Before you start, downloading these songs with Firefox will retain the filename of the song, so that you won’t have to manually enter the song name. Get Firefox 3: Spreadfirefox Affiliate Button

Here’s how to download Myspace songs:

  1. Go to and enter in the myspace URL of the band/artist.
  2. Tick the agreement box and set the filter to Audio.
  3. Press get files and a list of songs in MP3 format should appear.
  4. Right click on the MP3 file(s) you wish to download and select Save Link As … and click OK.

Piece of cake :D .

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Convert Youtube Videos To MP3

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Have you ever watched that fantastic video clip of some great guitarists’ guitar solo, or wanted to save that fancy tag line? Most of you know how to save Youtube videos but what if you wanted to save the video as a MP3 file? It sounds kind of complex, but thankfully, have simplified the process.

All you have to do is paste the Youtube URL into the specified area and click OK. Flv2mp3 also has the ability to convert flv files stored on your own computer to mp3. Not bad for a free service. There many other websites out there but Flv2mp3 wins hands down for its simple, easy-to-use interface.

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Smaller URL with

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Most of you are familiar with ; the service that allows you to shrink long urls to much shorter ones. However, there is now a website, that shrinks url smaller again. This is extremely handy when needing to shorten url for publications or even sending a SMS to someone as this can dramatically reduce the amount of characters needed to be typed, thus saving yourself time.

Amazingly, is almost half the size of what outputs. It is good to see some competition and will be interesting to see what response is.

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Find Music by Humming

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When someone thinks outside the box, I like to give them credit for their work. Midomi have created a website that allows you to find music by humming, singing or even whistling.  So when your out shopping or hear something on the radio that you like, just hum into your computer though a microphone and 9 times out of 10, you should find that song you heard earlier.

If your one of the lucky ones who own an iphone, Midomi also have an Iphone application so that you can obtain the name of the song your after almost instantly.

To gain an accurate reading, you must hum into the microphone for at least 10 seconds for Midomi to analyze and match the sounds. The database of songs is constantly growing, and you can help. If you click into the music studio, you can record your humming for your chosen song(s) to help Midomi become more accurate and/or sing in a foreign language. Midomi is also a social networking site that has features allowing you to rate other full-song singing performances against friends, buy original music and much more.

This is certainly a site that has potential to reach where both Myspace and Facebook are now. Only that its unique humming recognition could be a one hit wonder. What do you think?

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