Free DWG Viewer from Information Graphics lets you view AutoCAD DWG, DXF, and DWF files as well as CSF (IGC Content Sealed Format) files in Windows without AutoCAD or compatible CAD packages. It can run as a desktop application in Windows or as an ActiveX control in Internet Explorer. It offers a variety of viewing options, including accurate snap-to-geometry functionality. Free DWG Viewer is a freeware version of the developer's Brava program. The free version lacks several features, such as the ability to make markups. It also lacks a Print feature, but it does save files as JPEGs, which … Read more
The influenza A virus ranks among our planet's least-controlled pathogens, resulting in seasonal epidemics and even global pandemics. The H1N1 virus of 2009 -- a new type of influenza A virus -- caused the first influenza pandemic in more than 40 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
But despite the fast and furious spread of H1N1 that year, it turned out to affect the lungs much in the way the seasonal flu does. Using a new type of test developed at the University of Leeds "might have been a way to identify how lethal … Read more
Shell extensions add useful capabilities to context menus in Windows. For instance, when you right-click a file, you might see icons for your anti-virus program, or graphics app, or Zip tool on the context menu. Those are created by adding shell extensions to your system. As more and more programs take advantage of this useful capability in Windows, it becomes harder and harder to keep tabs on them. NirSoft's ShellExView displays the details of all the shell extensions installed in your computer. It also lets you enable and disable shell extensions. This free tool is available in specific downloads … Read more
Since Windows is meant to be all things to most people, it leaves room for improvement on many fronts, such as copying files. Copying speed in Windows is mostly determined by your system's resources, but that's the point: by maximizing the copying according to your system's capabilities, it's possible to copy even very large files faster than Windows can. How much faster? Up to eight times faster, according to Easersoft, makers of ExtremeCopy Free, which optimizes copying speed based on your machine's resources. The standard version is free for personal and home use, though a … Read more
You might be surprised at how many processes run in Windows, though maybe not if you find your system slowing down and even freezing during a processor-intensive task, even when you thought you'd closed everything. Certainly, with Bitsum's Process Lasso you have less of an excuse, since it displays practically everything that can be displayed about your system's running processes. More than that, Process Lasso lets you set priorities for individual processes, balancing the load on your CPU and system resources according to need. For example, the gaming mode prioritizes speed and display processes and can even … Read more
If you've ever found yourself going back to a certain point in a YouTube video over and over again -- because you're trying to master a dance step, because you really like that part of the song, or because you're trying to figure out exactly how that cat did a back flip -- YouTube Auto Replay is for you. This incredibly useful Google Chrome extension lets you replay YouTube videos either in their entirety or in specified segments. We think that virtually anyone who uses YouTube will find it good to have around.
YouTube Auto Replay installs … Read more
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was one of the premier Android tablets when it launched in 2011, with specs that, at the very least, matched top tier Android tablets of the time.
Unfortunately, the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 feels almost like a disappointing prequel, rather than a full-fledged "we've improved on every feature!" sequel.
I mean, when a premium tablet gets a follow-up, it's not a crazy thing to expect a lot from said follow-up; however, Samsung went the "budget" route with the Tab 2 10.1, limiting its advances. The problem … Read more
We think it's awfully exciting that, thanks to Internet radio, we can listen to music and news from anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day. TapinRadio Portable is a simple Internet radio player that offers access to thousands of radio stations. Although it does work as a radio player, some of its most touted features -- including its ability to record streaming content -- have problems functioning.
At first glance, TapinRadio's interface is fairly straightforward, with menus across the top for File, Settings, Favorites, Stations, and Recording. Finding a station is a process of navigating through a … Read more
Bookmarking has come a long way since the early days of Web browsers, when saving a URL in a folder for future reference was about as exciting as it got. Now you can save not only URLs, but annotations and other information, and you can save them in the cloud for easy access wherever you go. Diigo Bookmark, Archive, Highlight and Sticky-Note is an extension for Google Chrome that makes it easy to save Web addresses, highlights, notes, and much more.
Like most Chrome extensions, Diigo installs with little fuss, appearing as an icon to the right of Chrome's … Read more
The new TL1 all-in-one racing, flight, and first-person-shooting motion simulator comes with some pretty neat hardware. This includes a spherical screen utilizing three projectors to deliver a whopping 5,760x1,200-pixel resolution, as well as a fully adjustable seating system that supports optional motion transducers.