Welcome to CNET Roadside Assistance...In this episode of Roadside Assistance, number 18, we find a listener a convertible for 25,000, tackle red light cameras, and answer the age old question of what a Suzuki Kizashi is.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 018 SHOW NOTES
A good, fast file converter is a handy thing to have in your PC toolkit. ArcConvert is a small, flexible, free tool that is completely portable, so it can travel along with you on a USB drive or other portable device or media.
ArcConvert converts 7-Zip, ACE, ALZ, APK, Arc, ARJ, BEL, BH, BZ2, CAB, DEB, DZ, GCA, GZ, HA, HKI, IMP, LFB, LZH, MSI, Noa32, PAQ7, PAQAR, PMA, RAR, RPM, RS, SPL, SQX, TAR, TGZ, UCL, UHARC, YZ1, YZ2, Z, ZIP, ZLIB, and ZOO into 7-Zip, ACE, BGA, BZ2, CAB, DZ, HA, HKI, LHA, Noa32, PAQAR, RAR, TAR, TGZ, … Read more
What's interesting about the release accompanying the announcement of Toyota's latest hybrid concept is that there's absolutely no mention of the terms efficient, mpg, or eco. No, when Toyota talks about the GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II, it uses words like maneuverability, stability, and enjoyment. Just what's gotten into boring old Toyota these days?
Set to be revealed to the public at this weekend's Nurburgring 24-hour endurance race, in Nurburg, Germany, the Toyota's concept is a sporty convertible that's powered by a gasoline-electric hybrid drivetrain. GRMN stands for "Gazoo Racing tuned by … Read more
Businesses need affordable PDF solutions that don't require budgeted training time to learn. Soda PDF Professional 2011 with OCR offers itself as the "Smart & Simple" enterprise PDF solution. It proved to be capable, flexible, easy to use, and affordable enough for individuals and organizations that need more than what free tools offer yet can't afford the big-box bundles.
During the installation process, Soda PDF gave us the option to designate it as the default application for PDF files. The program opened with a Getting Started page inside a well-executed interface with attractive, businesslike graphics and … Read more
Simplicity is a trait we love in software, and JPEGtoPDF delivers it in spades. This basic utility makes the process of converting images into PDFs as easy as pie. It has just the right number of features; you can customize your conversion job, but you won't spend hours digging through menus and tweaking the program's settings. It's a great choice for anyone looking for a way to convert JPEGs to PDF files without a lot of fuss.
The program's interface is plain, consisting of a single screen that contains all of the utility's features. First, … Read more
We happen to find working with digital images to be very tedious, which is why our camera is full of photos that we took and then proceeded to ignore. Contenta-Converter Basic makes the task of working with batches of photos a little more tolerable, with simple options for converting, renaming, and sharing images. We might just end up doing something with last year's vacation photos after all!
The program's interface is sleek and attractive, with an intuitive wizard dialog that walks users through each step of the process. First, select your images, either by navigating to their location … Read more
Doxillion Document Converter from NCH Software is a free tool for converting documents to and from the most commonly needed file formats. It can convert DOC, DOCX, HTML, PDF RTF, TXT, and WPD documents into DOC, DOCX, HTML, PDF, RTF, and TXT files, singly or in batches of thousands. It integrates with right-click menus in Explorer and also supports drag and drop. It can even attempt to repair corrupted documents as it converts them, potentially rescuing data. It's totally free and needs no other software to run, but it also integrates with NCH's other tools.
Doxillion is very … Read more
Burning your videos to DVDs is easy, right? You just convert them to a compatible format, create an ISO image, and... wait! Don't go: we found a program that actually gets your saved videos from your computer to DVDs without an engineering degree. You can watch the DVDs it creates on any DVD player. And you don't have to burn them to disks to enjoy the files ConvertXtoDVD creates; you can watch them just like DVDs on your computer. VSO ConvertXtoDVD automatically adds chapters, menus, play buttons, and other DVD features.
ConvertXtoDVD's compact console holds a tree … Read more
It's no Lamborghini Gallardo, but it'll get the job done. Guy Fieri's newest ride is a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible SS, fresh off the assembly line--just a slight downgrade from his 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo that was stolen from a dealership last month.
The celebrity chef posted a photo on Twitter of the yellow, black-top convertible along with the caption, "Bitchin' Camaro...thanks to my bruthas at Chevy! First yellow conv off tha line!"
The new 6.2-liter Camaro SS sports a V-8 engine that produces 426 horsepower. The missing Lambo is equipped with a V-10 … Read more
Wondershare's new iMate is a multipurpose Windows utility for iPhone, iPod, and iPad owners. With it you can rip DVDs, convert videos, copy music and photos from your iDevice to your PC, create ringtones, and more.
It normally costs $59, but from now until April 2, you can get Wondershare iMate absolutely free. It's the full, unrestricted version of the program. The only catch: you don't get updates or tech support.
iMate sports an attractive, easy-to-navigate interface, with oversize buttons directing you to each of its four main areas: Music & Videos, Photos, Books, and Ringtones. If … Read more