Hummer has been fairly newsworthy lately as General Motors has announced its plans to discontinue the SUV line and sell it off to a Chinese machinery manufacturer, and lately I've been dedicating a few blogs to the Hummer as GM plans to pull the plug on the Hummer brand. And as you may know I've become quite the fan of the popular BBC TV program "Top Gear." So I thought we'd have a little more fun with the blog with today's video featuring sharp-tongued host Jeremy Clarkson taking a spin in not one but … Read more
I'm sure by now most of you readers know that the Hummer brand was taken off of General Motors' hands by a heavy industrial machinery company in China, and that means that Hummer will no longer be produced by GM here in the United States. I suspect that a majority of readers here probably think that Hummer shouldn't let its ass hit the door on the way out, but there are a select few of us who appreciate the famous box on wheels for not just its easily recognizable style, but also for its ability to be styled … Read more
I was reading an Associated Press article recently about all the soon-to-be-defunct product lines produced by General Motors: Pontiac, Saab, and Saturn. But another brand that's been on the way out for a while now was making headlines again, as GM looks all set in its selling off the Hummer brand to China-based Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Corporation. While it's not official yet, unless something goes awry it looks to be a done deal and GM will have washed their hands of the tanking SUV line.
With General Motors metaphorically taking its Hummer brand out to the … Read more
If you're the experimental sort of computer user who feels comfortable trying out beta software and development versions, you may have been playing around with extensions to Google's Chrome browser for a while now. However, if you're not an early adopter--and no shame if you're not--the latest stable version, Chrome 4.0, is now available. That means those browser add-ons are yours to explore, without the warning notifications of assumed risk that came with earlier releases. Don't forget, it's the add-ons like AdBlock Plus and FoxyTunes that gave Firefox the fuel to challenge Internet … Read more
AppRemover will find and uninstall any security applications on your system, such as virus protection programs and spybot removers. Sometimes antivirus programs do not uninstall completely, so if you're replacing one security application with another, AppRemover can help you remove the old program so you can start fresh with the new one.
AppRemover sports a clean, well-designed interface. When the program starts, it asks if you want to look for security applications on your computer or clean up a failed software uninstall. We selected the first option, and AppRemover found all of the virus and spyware protection programs on … Read more
AntiVirus Defender scans computers for viruses and unwanted applications. You can choose a fast scan for a quick checkup or a full scan to thoroughly check your computer. AntiVirus Defender will also check your computer's memory for problems, and it can even detect broken executable files.
This program's colorful interface has big, easy-to-read icons. There's a Help button that leads you to the program's Web site where there are step-by-step instructions illustrated with screenshots that should help even the most novice of users. Being able to choose between fast scan and full scan is a common … Read more
We approached Express Rip warily after a morning of reviewing some absolutely dreadful audio software. Would this be yet another semifunctional, poor quality application? Fortunately for us (and you), Express Rip is a refreshingly functional and well-designed piece of software.
The program's interface is attractive and intuitive, with graphical buttons representing its major features. We inserted a CD and the program immediately connected to the MusicBrainz database and grabbed the track names and other album information. Ripping the CD was as easy and choosing a destination folder and choosing from among 21 output formats. The program quickly ripped the … Read more
The GS1 DataBar is the latest and most advanced bar code technology, and the only one that's now approved to encode GTIN-14 numbers in all retail checkout systems. It can be used on small and uneven items that traditional bar codes are too big or cumbersome for, and it can also encode a lot of extra information such as coupons and expiration dates. Bar code specialist IDAutomation's GS1 DataBar Barcode Font package complies with international GS1 standards and works in almost all platforms, including Windows. It includes TrueType, OpenType, PCL, and PostScript fonts and supports all GS1 DataBar … Read more
We've seen a lot of bad file converters, and we must admit that when it came time to download Leawo FLV Converter, we were in no mood to test drive yet another one. Much to our relief, Leawo FLV Converter was a breath of fresh air: well designed, easy to use, and full of features. Hooray!
The program's interface is sleek and intuitive, and we had no trouble getting started. We liked that the application supports batch processing and that it includes a small viewer for previewing files. What impressed us most, however, was the huge variety of … Read more
Joboshare AVI to DVD Converter is an easy-to-use program that lets you burn AVI and MPG files to DVDs. The program isn't fancy, but it's a great choice for quickly editing videos and burning them to DVDs.
The program's interface is quite sleek and intuitive, with all of its major features represented by attractive graphical buttons. A small preview window lets you view the videos you are working with, which is a very helpful feature, and you can also preview a variety of templates for the DVD's menu. To create a DVD, you simply add individual … Read more