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Firefox 3 Finally Allows Searching Through Cached Websites?

The latest version of Firefox 3 has been available for beta testing for sometime now but, I haven't really bothered trying it out to see what the new features are like. Then I came across this article on the BBC today and found out it's going to offer "a combined search and bookmark tool" as well as support "offline working". Typing...


Microsoft Office 2007 Window Switching Delay Resolved!

After installing a student copy of Microsoft Office 2007 Ultimate Edition, I found that every time I tried switching between documents or windows, its application windows would pause for a few seconds before being usable. It's been very annoying but fortunately, I came across what was causing the problem. It was the Acrobat...


A Release Date for Will Wright's Next Evolutionary Game, Spore

I've stopped playing PC games since buying myself a DS and Wii because there hasn't been any titles that's caught my attention on it lately. However, here's one I'm looking forward to playing. Will Wright's next game after his big hit "The Sims". Spore - Another great sounding sim where you watch life evolve from bacteria all the way...


Changing of Keyboards and Methods of Typing Kanji

Right. Changed my keyboard today because my old IBM Aptiva one that came with my original retail PC was getting a bit clogged up. This new Maxell branded one was actually bought a few years back in Hong Kong when my brothers were planning on learning how to type Chinese but, they ended up not using it so now I am instead. It's full of Chinese...


Kaomoji-kun, Japanese Emoticon Figures and The Life of an Otaku

Nice clear starry sky for Silent Night. Hope none of you are getting a hangover already for those going out for the night! As for me, I was browsing around the YesAsia site today to see how the HK version of Byosoku 5 Centimeters movie was selling and had a glance at what "Minis" they were giving out. I saw these. Gachapon figures featuring...


PSU Fans Busted, The Search for a New Replacement

My PC's been randomly shutting itself down again whenever I run intensive processing tasks such as compressing large files so, that could only mean one thing. The heat problem was back. After booting on the PC again I ran SpeedFan to check what the temperature was and found my CPU was running at near 90C! I thought to myself, "WTH!? I just...


Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 for Students and Another Look at Piracy

Decided to purchase Microsoft Office 2007 Ultimate Edition because I saw a poster at uni offering it for only around 10% of its RRP for students. That means you're only paying £40 instead of the RRP of £500. You need a valid academic e-mail address to be eligible for this offer and is available until April 2008. Once you pay on...


Falcom Titles Currently in Development, New Ys and Legend of Heroes

In the latest Falcom newsletter, the company has revealed the following are currently in development: Note the logos above aren't the actual logos. They are for previous works. So looking at the list, this should mean there's a few more ports in the works. It says the platforms are unannounced but, I'm sure "Sora no Kiseki the 3rd" will...


SanDisk Cruzer Micro 4GB U3 Flash Drive and USB Portable Software

Anyone remember the days of 1.44MB floppy disks? I do and even though they are still on sale in stores today, they're becoming very rare. You'll find students carrying mini USB flash drives around more now. They look cooler and those who work with large files such as databases, accounting spreadsheets or high resolution graphics can...


The FFVII: Crisis Core Desktop Accessories for Square-Enix Members Only

I checked the Crisis Core SE Members site again today and it seems it's been relocated. Looks like SE is revamping the whole club section of their site so that members can choose their own skins and use avatars. The desktop accessories software is now up but unfortunately, you have to be logged in to add the Crisis Core items to it. The main...