Olympic Pictograms Through the Ages

Yes, we still have Olympic fever. Steven Heller of the New York Times narrates a brief history of the evolution of Olympic symbols.

New York Times Interactive

via The Big Picture

HWMonitor Tracks Fan Speeds, Temperatures and More


HWMonitor, a tiny app, lists sensor hardware on your computer. Fan speeds, battery voltage, hard drive/chip/video card temps and more. From the same folks that brought to you the great CPU-Z.             All windows versions including 64bit.


HWMonitor v1.15

Flagfox Shows the Country Flag of a Website’s Server, WHOIS and much more (Firefox)


Firefox extension Flagfox will show a map of the current page’s web server, it’s WHOIS information, Alexa rank, translation, reputation and a great deal more (Sverige above).

Flagfox v4.0.2 Firefox extension

Black Chrome App Icons


Neat collection of icons by Crufix @ DA. Check out the gallery for additional internet, Adobe, OS, MS Office icons of the same style. Perfect for a dock or quick launch and very slick indeed.

Icons by Crufix

Watch the Olympics Live ! (other sports too)


Video streaming site FromSport offers links to popular sporting events, all live.


LoadOrder Lists in What Order Device Drivers Load at Startup


If you were ever curious to see which drivers load and when at startup, this tiny app, weighing in at a whopping 43kb, will do the trick. That’s pretty much it. Works with 32bit versions of XP and Vista, we also tested on 7 as seen above.

Download LoadOrder v1.0 from Technet (Sysinternals)

New van Gogh painting discovered


This news is not hi-tech but fascinating nonetheless.

Read about it via the AP

The Network Map in Windows 7 – both fun & useful


It turns out the network map is not only a fun way to see which computers are connected to your network, but it can also display useful information. If you want to know more, check out the link below.

The Network Map – Access Your Network Computers in a Fun Way

Monitor System Uptime with Task Manager


Open Task Manager and click the Performance tab.

Make Windows Vista & Windows 7 Work in the same Network


If you’ve got a home network which has computers with both Windows Vista and Windows 7, then this guide will be of interest. It shows how to configure the network and sharing settings on both operating systems so that you can easily share and access files across your network.

Sharing Between Windows Vista and Windows 7 Computers

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