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How to get free inbound calls with Gmail

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With Gmail’s new integrated voice service, you’re able to make outbound calls for free. However, to get inbound calls working, you’ll have to sign up for a Google Voice account. When you sign up with Google Voice (free as well), you’ll receive a phone number that you can link to your Gmail account. Once the accounts are linked, you’ll be able to receive free phone calls in Gmail with your new Google Voice phone number. Here’s the link to enable free inbound calling in Gmail.

http://www.google.com/support/chat/bin/answer.py?answer=187936

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August 27, 2010 at 2:47 pm

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Netflix Streaming on the iPhone / iTouch

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Netflix streaming is finally available on the iPhone and iTouch. Hooray!

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August 26, 2010 at 2:14 pm

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Google Rolls Out Free Calling Through Gmail

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Google announced today that they are rolling out free domestic phone calls from within the Gmail application. Just to emphasis that again, you can now call any landline or mobile number in the United States and Canada for free using just a web browser, speakers, and microphone. In order to get the call button working from within Gmail, you will have to install the free voice and video chat plugin found here,  http://www.google.com/chat/voice/

Don’t worry if the Call Button doesn’t show up immediately within Gmail. A Google spokesman has stated that the roll out is still on-going and that most Gmail users in the US and Canada will be voice-capable within a few days.

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August 25, 2010 at 4:56 pm

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Viewing 3D Without Glasses

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Toshiba announced today that they are developing a television that’s capable of displaying 3D without the need for glasses. The technology is based on something called a parallax barrier. In essence, the parallax barrier is a thin barrier with precision slits in front of the display that allow different sets of pixels to be displayed at different angles. Time the pixels correctly, and your two eyes will see two different images (thus allowing 3D video) since your eyes are seeing the display from slightly different angles. The upcoming Nintendo 3DS will also be able to display 3D without the need for glasses. Read on to see a visual demo of how the parallax barrier works and what the Nintendo 3DS could look like.

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August 24, 2010 at 2:48 pm

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How to Get McAfee or Norton Antivirus Free

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Here’s a tip for all you broadband users, you can probably download Norton or McAfee antivirus for free from your ISP. Check your internet provider’s website or read on to see the free antivirus links for a few major ISPs.

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August 24, 2010 at 12:16 am

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Daily Rant ~ WTB Cheap Backlit Keyboard

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So I just put together a new computer and was thinking a backlit keyboard would be a great way to finish it off but when i went to go look for one, I was kinda surprised to see that there aren’t too many out there for people on a budget. Now I’m thinking, here we are, living in 2010 and no one’s managed to manufacture a quality backlit keyboard for under $50 bucks. Anyhow, I found this video of the Logitech Illuminated Keyboard. You can get on sale at Staples for $50 but I’m gonna pass for now. Someone let me know when the prices come down…

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August 23, 2010 at 11:44 pm

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World Record for Fastest Text Message Broken… Again

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25.94 seconds. That’s how long it took Melissa Thompson of England to write: “”The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human.” She did it on a Samsung Galaxy S using a text input application called Swype. The previous Guiness Book of World Record for fastest text message was 35.54 seconds, set on a Samsung Omnia. Click the video to see how the swipe-to-text application works. Sorry Andrew, better luck next time…

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August 23, 2010 at 8:07 pm

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