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10
Oct
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MIT For Free: Take College Classes Online At No Cost

For many aspiring students, getting into a top-flight university such as MIT, Yale, or Princeton is a lifelong dream. Unfortunately, that dream never becomes a reality for many of those eager pupils. Grades, finances, or any number of other ... obstacles can get in the way. With the front door firmly shut, very few people ever think about going around to the back. Surprisingly, the good news is that a number of educational institutions already offer courses to pretty much anyone -- for free. So, what's the catch? Most of the classes can't be taken for credit and will not count toward a degree. ( ... (view more)

Thu
05
Oct
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Rock On! Free Live Concerts Coming To MSN

The best things in life are free; getting something for nothing is like music to my ears. And now, Microsoft has found a way to make that expression literal. The industry giant has teamed up with Control Room (the company behind last year's Live 8 ... benefit concerts) to bring free live musical shows to the MSN web portal. The deal spans multiple years and includes 36 exclusive concerts. The performances will air live on MSN's 42 global websites and then they'll be available on-demand for a limited period of time thereafter. So, how is Microsoft able to provide these shows free of charge? The ... (view more)

Thu
21
Sep
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Starbucks' Free Grande Coupons Turn Into Grande Lawsuit

The coffee powerhouse Starbucks was recently slapped with a $114 million lawsuit after they pulled their e-mail-based free drink offer. Starbucks sent out an e-mail on August 23rd to select employees offering the coupon and requesting that they ... forward it to their families and friends. The coupon offered a free Grande drink, valid until September 30th. (Source: yahoo.com ) Not surprisingly, the forwarded coupons multiplied. Shortly after, Starbucks rescinded the offer when "it had been redistributed beyond its original intent." (Source: bbc.com ) The lawsuit was initiated after a customer in ... (view more)

Wed
13
Sep
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Google Introduces News Archive Search

Google has been more than just a search engine for a long time now. Just look at the recent roster of fabulous services and software housed under its banner: Gmail, the Google Pack , free Internet , the Gdrive , Google Toolbar , book downloads , a ... search engine for the blind , spreadsheets , free web hosting , and more. And that's only a small sampling of the many pies Google has gotten a slice of. Now the House of G is adding something new to its proverbial plate, thousands upon thousands of newspapers, magazines, and publications are now at your fingertips with the company's latest addition ... (view more)

Thu
17
Aug
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'Vmware Server', and 'Ultimate List Of Free Windows Software From Microsoft'

Vmware Server Begin enjoying the benefits of server virtualization with the free VMware Server. VMware Server installs on any existing server hardware and partitions a physical server into multiple virtual machines by abstracting processor, memory, ... storage and networking resources, giving you greater hardware utilization and flexibility. Streamline software development and testing and simplify server provisioning as you utilize the ability to "build once, deploy many times." http://www.vmware.com/products/server/ Ultimate List Of Free Windows Software From Microsoft Microsoft has ... (view more)

Thu
17
Aug
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Google To Give Away The Internet For Free!

Residents of Mountain View, California -- where Google is based -- now have a new reason to appreciate their hometown company. The organization announced that it will be giving away free wireless (WiFi) Internet access to the entire city. Mountain ... View has a population of about 72,000, but with major tech firms like Google and VeriSign based there, that number can reach up to 100,000 during the day. However, Google is confident that its new service can weather the masses. "We aren't concerned about being able to handle the load," assured Google executive Chris Sacca. "We think we have built a ... (view more)

Tue
01
Aug
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Registry Mechanic: PC Optimization Scorches The Competition

Question: What utility has been downloaded 22,000,000+ times on download.com and a solid 5-star rating from countless reputable tech websites around the world? Answer: PC Tools Registry Mechanic. OK. So what is Registry Mechanic? In a nutshell, ... Registry Mechanic is a super-system-cleaning-utility that no PC user should be without. It streamlines the Windows Registry (a core component of MS Windows), fixes errors, and optimizes the PC for increased performance. Simply put, no other registry cleaning utility on the market has the efficiency and reliability of Registry Mechanic. And because ... (view more)

Thu
27
Jul
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Firewalls: Hardware and Software Solutions, Part 2

[Continued from Firewalls: Hardware and Software Solutions , Part 1] On the software only side of things, there are quite a few possibilities available for a software firewall. These all install directly on your PC and use the internal resources ... like any other program run on your system (such as memory, disk space, CPU cycles, and so on). Software firewalls do a good job of preventing both inbound and outbound traffic and are easy to install and configure. First up is Zone Labs Zone Alarm. The download is free as is the firewall product itself. They will try to get you to buy the Pro version ... (view more)

Thu
13
Jul
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'Uxtheme Multi-Patcher', and '9800 Free Fonts'

Uxtheme Multi-Patcher Uxtheme Multi-patcher will allow you to use any 3rd party MS style theme on Windows XP/SP1/SP2 or Windows Server 2003 (with Themes enabled) just by patching the uxtheme.dll (dynamic link library). It can now finally by-pass ... 32-bit redirection system. Grab the world first 32-bit patcher that works on x64 OS today! The program's homepage is down, so we linked to our friends at Softpedia. http://www.softpedia.com 9800 Free Fonts In case you needed a font or two. http://www.creamundo.com/index.php?lang=en (view more)

Mon
10
Jul
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Free Movies, Documentaries, Sports, and More Now Available on Google

A new message is now appearing on Google's video Web site: "You can now watch selected videos for free -- thanks to our sponsors. These videos usually sell from $0.99 to $14.99." That's good news for net addicts with a few hours to kill. The service ... features full-length movies, documentaries, sports, cartoons, talk shows, and professional wrestling matches. (Source: Google.com ) You won't find Casablanca, the Super Bowl, or WrestleMania -- but there should be something among Google's sponsored videos to tickle your fancy. Besides, as the old saying goes, "free is free." You're probably ... (view more)

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