The Galaxy Spica has officially joined a handful of other Google Android handsets on Rogers Wireless. For as low as 79 Canadian dollars ($77) and a three-year commitment, customers can grab the latest Android-powered smartphone from Samsung. Featuring an 800MHz processor, a 3.2-inch 320x480-pixel AMOLED display, a 3.2 megapixel camera, GPS, and Wi-Fi, the Galaxy Spica fits in nicely with other midrange smartphones.
Keeping in line with other Samsung smartphones, the Spica, aka the i5700, offers DivX support for video playback. On the downside, the Spica is light on internal memory, leaving users up to 82MB for loading … Read more
Tiny New Zealand is an up-and-comer in the global tech industry, and Antibody Software's WizMouse is one of the first commercial software products we've encountered from the island nation known for its digital cinematic capabilities. It's a small bit of freeware that lets you use your mouse's scroll wheel to scroll through the window currently under the mouse pointer instead of the top focused or "active" window. Instead of having to click the mouse on the inactive window to enable scrolling, you merely have to position the cursor over the window to focus it. … Read more
It's getting harder for developers to make their software stand out in the crowded peer-to-peer file-sharing field. SafeFiles' Rocket Torrents Pro has an angle that will appeal to many users, especially parents. It's an award-winning, adware- and spyware-free BitTorrent utility that does pretty much everything the others do: search for, find, and download files on P2P networks. It supports live media streaming and is iTunes compatible. It offers the usual download resume function, download speed boosters, and security tools to keep you safe. It's in the last category, security, that Rocket Torrents Pro really excels. It claims … Read more
You may be aware of Activision's X-Men Origins: Wolverine game as well as the hit movie it's based on. It stars Wolverine, a mutant with extensible blade-like claws and a personality like his mammalian namesake: ornery, solitary, and ferocious in a fight. Some may argue, but there's little doubt that the brooding anti-hero is the most popular of the X-Men. Fans will love this free pack of five wallpapers based on the game, the movie, and the comic.
The pack contains five different wallpapers, each in five different sizes to accommodate a wide range of screen sizes … Read more
Do the blahs of winter get you down, and do warm, sandy, exotic locales sound appealing? Do you enjoy games that have a simple, fun premise? Games that involve skill-based competition and minimal rules instead of maze-like scenarios, heavy weaponry, and kegs of blood? How do you feel about bikini-clad athletes and Italian supermodels? If "all of the above" sounds familiar, you might be a Beach Volley Hot Sports fan and not even know it. It's a beach volleyball sim from Idoru that relies on accurate play based on the real sport's official rules instead of … Read more
Cisco is reminding us that the heart and soul of its business is still the humble router. In this case, maybe a not-so-humble router.
On Tuesday the company announced the CRS-3, its next-generation Internet router for the world's largest Internet service providers. Cisco may have overhyped the announcement just a tad. After a two-week countdown to an announcement that it said would "forever change the Internet," the company unveiled what looks like an upgrade to its existing "core" router called the CRS-1.
While the hype machine may have failed to deliver something truly revolutionary, Cisco'… Read more
Flash technology has been both a blessing and a curse for Internet users. It's brought us wonderful Web sites like YouTube, but it's also been responsible for annoying, slow-loading advertisements, cumbersome Web site splash pages, and those much-despised autoplaying videos. Fortunately for all of us, there's FlashBlock. This simple Chrome extension lets users control how they interact with Flash elements online.
FlashBlock installs easily and performs its magic with little user input. Once it's installed, anything that's Flash-based--ads, videos, whatever--will be replaced by a circular button with the Flash logo on it. If you decide … Read more
Every now and then you stumble across something really great on YouTube that you want to save to your computer for later viewing. There are a plethora of programs that do this, but GetYouTube is an extension for Chrome that lets you save YouTube videos using nothing but your browser.
GetYouTube integrates well with Chrome--a little too well. Unlike many extensions, it didn't place an icon to the right of the address bar. There was no trace of it at all. The publisher's description tells users to select a format from a dropdown list and click a button. … Read more