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Cool things from Nov 2008 PCWORD magazine

Posted by mikeg on October 22, 2008

OCZ’s Neural Impulse Actuator – controlling video games by wearing a headband that detects electrical biosignals in the body (By on Amazon: OCZ OCZMSNIA NIA – Neural Impulse Actuator)

Intel’s X25-M (80G) solid-state drive outperforms by a big margin 4200/7200rpm and even Ridata NSSD-S25 SSD – cash flow projections. in addition to tracking your spending also allows you to forecast how the purchase of a new tv will affect your budget – people-search engine that helps you reunite with long lost friends – visualize your data better than Excel

Black Friday deals:

Top Sites for Bargain finders: – recommended email marketing service – multiprotocol IM client – sync multiple computers

Billing/Invoicing – Zoho launched that service but only supports paypal for online payments. supports more online options and offers to send invoices by mail (extra cost)

Password utilities

  • – I am a long time user, very happy with it
  • – didn’t sound interesting/secure
  • PwdHash – Firefox AddIn, based on you single password, it generates different “hashes” for each site. Sounds interesting and convenient
  • – sounds like RoboFormToGo

MP3 Manager – MediaMonkey

HDTV on USB: Pinnacle’s PCTV HD Por Stick outperforms Hauppauge’s WinTV-HDR-950Q

External Video Card:, 2 versions: 1440×900 and 1600×1200. (20% discount UV16PWNOV)

Cannon Pixma MX700 – Best Buy Multi Function Printer, $200

SlideSlide – app launcher


Employee Monitoring: – allows you to upload a file and site runs it against 35 different anti-virus tools

Online virus/malware cleaning tools

  • BitDefender
  • ESET
  • F-Secure
  • Trend Micro – helps you identify tunes used in ads and other tv content – fun stuff

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