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Age of Empires Online -- the next iteration of the famous franchise is kinda, um, FarmVille... (Download Squad)

Aug 17th 2010 2:39PM Guys, I've been playing the game for a while (through part of the alpha and the start of the beta.) Think AoE2 with a persistent home city where you get quests or can find multiplayer game. Trust me, it's more like AoE2 than it is Farmville.

Comment followup: SDelete is a tiny tool for securely deleting files (Download Squad)

Aug 11th 2010 4:53PM You can add a program (including sdelete) to your Send To menu. I just added sdelete to my send to and can verify that it does a secure delete on files I choose. Here are instructions to add a program to your Send To menu in Vista and Windows 7: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/customize-the-windows-vista-send-to-menu/

(I am not affiliated with the howtogeek.com site)

Winpatrol 2010 is out, and the little black scottie is leaner and meaner than ever (Download Squad)

Oct 12th 2009 4:39PM Oh never mind... I see the product people named him Scotty. My bad.

Winpatrol 2010 is out, and the little black scottie is leaner and meaner than ever (Download Squad)

Oct 12th 2009 4:37PM It's SCOTTIE, not Scotty. I couldn't figure out what you were talking about until I saw the little Scottie icon.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_Terrier

Amazon agrees to cripple Kindle 2 (Download Squad)

Feb 28th 2009 10:06AM After listening to the Kindle 2 text-to-speech in action, I can say that the Author's Guild had nothing to worry about. The audio sounds like a robotic voice with no cadence or inflection, speaking in clipped tones. There's no way I'd listen to it except in an emergency.

Tesla's electric roadster is lean, mean and very green (Engadget)

Jul 20th 2006 9:48AM Green? I doubt it. One thing to consider is how much pollution is created by producing the electricity needed to recharge the car. My guess is that the environment is no better off, and possibly worse, by having to recharge cars every 250 miles.