Author Archives: Pascal Roy

Microsoft Launches its Online Store for US Customers

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There are a number of things that are bound to happen as internet connections and instant access to products become more and more available.  One of those things is that packaged software could eventually become a thing of the past.  I’m not convinced on the fact that this will happen very soon, but it could Continue Reading

Facebook is growing fast.. maybe too fast!

As I have said before, I always enjoy looking into numbers for some companies because they are usually so impressive, they sometimes sound unbelievable.  Techcrunch has an article about the speedy growth of Facebook and increasingly huge requirements to operate their site. Last year, Facebook had a reported $450 million of funding to expand and Continue Reading

Happy Birthday Google!

Google 10th birthday

It was approximately 10 years ago that Google became the search engine we all know today. It was not always the way it is right now, but the philosophy was there from the beginning. Google has put up a really cool timeline that any fan will find very interesting. You’ll find a plethora of facts Continue Reading

Google Chrome in Beta

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If you haven’t been hearing about Google Chrome all over the place since september 1st, then you probably didn’t go on the internet since because that’s all everyone is talking about.  Just like every other blog out there, this is our mandatory Chrome post ;-)  Google Chrome was released in beta yesterday and has already Continue Reading

Adobe Air showcase – Refreshingapps.com

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I may have been somewhat silent recently, but it was vacation time for everyone, and it doesn’t mean I wasn’t still looking around for new applications. A friend of mine spoke to me about this site and I went to take a look. It turns out that it is a very interesting site to know Continue Reading

USB 3.0 is coming in 2009

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Everyone has at least one USB device or, at least, most people know what USB is for.  The USB standard has been around for many years already and it quickly became a standard in the industry because so many manufacturers decided to produce equipment that use it.  Now, Intel has released the specifications for the Continue Reading

Yahoo! Buzz goes live for everyone!

As we have previously covered, Yahoo! Buzz is a service that allows you to submit stories that you find interesting and ranks them according to popularity.  Very often compared to Digg and the likes, Yahoo Buzz offers similar features and will publish the top stories for every category on the front page of the Yahoo! Continue Reading

How to change the index location on Google Desktop

Google Desktop

I’ve been using Google Desktop for quite some time now and never really bothered to look at the size of the index that it generated.  Last week, I noticed my computer getting slower, so I realized that my c:\ drive was almost full.  After looking around for something out of the ordinary, I found that Continue Reading

New features of the Apple iPhone 3G

By now, it’s old news that the iPhone 3G is available, but I’ve seen a couple already and wanted to take a look at the new features that make this phone what it is.  One of the great things about this launch is the availability in more countries than before.  It’s available here, in Canada, Continue Reading

Download and Convert videos, units and files – youconvertit.com

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Whenever you need to convert units to something else, you probably just Google a converter and run the first one you find.  That’s what I do.  But last time I did that, I came across Youconvertit.com.  The difference with this particular site is that you can use it as a one-stop shop to convert/download/send many Continue Reading