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Limewire Bites The Dust

Limewire Bites The Dust - LimeWire Shut Down? Can you believe that LimeWire has been shut down? While the eyes are on the elections tonight, other people are concerned about the fact that they cannot download free music from LimeWire. This was a popular P2P file sharing system, which allowed people to essentially remotely access each other’s computer files and download music and movies.

Some people paid for a Pro edition, which cut down on the amount of SPAM and viruses that were transferred between each others computers. However, these users are out in the cold as well and there’s no indication whatsoever that they will get their money back.

Despite the ruling, many users will still continue to use FrostWire and BitTorrent to get their free music. There’s still ways to get it, it’s just harder for those who aren’t as computer savvy to figure out and find.

That being said, it’s still illegal to download music for free. When we are asked for places where you can go to get the latest …

Fish Oil Has Many Benefits

Fish Oil Has Many Benefits - So many people think that the only way to deal with depression is through prescription drugs. Still others think that it’s just something you need to learn to live with. Yet, current research points to omega-3 dietary requirements that play a big part in mood disorders, including chronic and severe depression. Put more clearly, if you’re feeling depressed chances are it has something to do with what you’re eating.

A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that individuals who are suffering from depression also have low levels of omega-3 and high levels of omega-6. What this means is that there is actually more going on than meets the eye. Depression is not necessarily something you are born with, rather it is linked to deficiencies in omega-3.

The same could also be said for other disorders involving depression. For instance, researchers have found that bipolar disorder is more common in people with lower levels of omega-3, too…

Google Chrome OS Launching Soon

Google Chrome OS Launching Soon - Google will sell a netbook based on its Chrome Operating System online similar to the way it sold its Nexus One smartphone, according to Digitimes.

Chrome OS is a Web operating system Google is building to run on netbooks as an alternative to computers running traditional operating systems such as Microsoft's Windows and Apple's Mac.

The platform, intended initially for netbooks sans local storage, will support Web applications running in Google's Chrome Web browser. Google introduced Chrome OS last November with a goal to have it running on netbooks by November 2010.

Digitimes said Nov. 2 that the search engine will launch a Google-branded netbook built by Inventec through a Webstore online instead of through traditional retailers such as Best Buy. Shipments of this ARM chip-powered netbook will range from 60,000 to 70,000 units.

Google declined to comment on what it deemed "rumor or speculation" from Digitimes, which added that…

Marion Jones Movie

Marion Jones Movie - Just about the only thing that was able to catch up with Olympian Marion Jones was the law. Now John Singleton’s new film, “Press Pause,” examines the long, glorious, ultimately tarnished career of the track and field superstar and asks: should she be forgiven? The documentary debuts tonight at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN as part of its “30-for-30” series.

Through interviews with her coaches, teammates, attorney, husband and sportswriters, Singleton takes viewers on the roller-coaster ride which has been Jones’ life. The movie follows her from budding track and basketball star at the University of North Carolina to becoming the first woman to win five medals (three gold, two bronze) at a single Olympics to accusations of doping, lying to federal investigators, imprisonment and finally, comeback. Jones, now age 35, is currently a guard on the Tulsa Shock WNBA team, and a mother of three. Her second autobiography, “On the Right Track,” was recently released by Simon and Schus…

New Weight Watchers Changes

New Weight Watchers Changes - Weight Watchers in the United Kingdom has unveiled a new points system and American users can expect changes too.

Under the new U.K. program, the participants reportedly get "real living" points to treat themselves to occasional fast food treats or alcohol. All fruits and most vegetables will carry zero points and dieters will be allowed 29 ProPoints, compared with the previous 18 points, according to the Grocer, a British news outlet that covers food, drink and the grocery retailing market. The points have been rethought to consider protein, carbohydrate, fiber and fat content in the food, the industry website reported.

Weight Watchers in the U.K. "said it had decided to make the switch because 'science had moved on' and the previous style of calorie-counting had been proven inaccurate and 'outdated,'" the Grocer reported. The British rethinking of the traditional point system will be called "ProPoints" la…

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer - Stride for pancreatic cancer research

Dallas' scenic Katy Trail at Reverchon Park, 3505 Maple Ave., will be the venue for the second annual PurpleStride DFW, benefiting the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. The Nov. 14 event will feature a timed 5K run-walk and a 1-mile fun walk for kids. Organizers are raising funds and awareness for pancreatic cancer, the fourth-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. There's no cure, no early detection methods and few effective treatment options. Entry fees are $30 for adults, $35 event day. Kids, 12 and under, cost $10.

Inaugural Dallas Winter Pineapple Classic set: There's a new challenge for weekend warriors this month. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is launching the Dallas Winter Pineapple Classic. It's a 5K team challenge, featuring obstacles throughout the course, and a Hawaiian luau and beer garden at the finish. The wave will begin at 9 a.m. Nov. 20, at the Double D Ranch, 12809 Eastgate …

Home Business Opportunities

Home Business Opportunities - Make money at home business opportunities to be policed by FTC. You open up your email to find a message promising up to thousands of dollars per day, just by working a few simple hours at home. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is looking to put an end to that.

The FTC, the agency committed to protecting the nation’s consumers from harmful business tactics, today released a 129-page report, detailing deceptive business tactics of companies trying to lure consumers with work-at-home offers such as envelope stuffing, product assembly, medical billing and survey participation.

Specifically, the report urges the expansion of the FTC’s Business Opportunity Rule, requiring stricter rules for full disclosure.

In their press release issued earlier today, the FTC said, “If adopted, the changes will make it less burdensome for legitimate sellers to comply with the rule, while still protecting consumers from widespread and persistent business opportunity fraud.”


Windows Phone 7 Development

Windows Phone 7 Development - The number of sales continue to increase with demand of cell phone worldwide and the major thing to look up is that whether this service by windows can withstand or reverse the established giants? Apple’s iPhone, Research In Motion’s BlackBerry and Google’s Android devices are already growing by leaps and bounds.Microsoft and Nokia, two of the bigger players in the pre-iPhone days, have been trailing the new generation of devices badly,they are going to be unknown faces in competetion.

Microsoft gave a peek at the first Windows Phone 7 products earlier this month when it formally announced its follow-on Windows Mobile in the race for smartphone glory vs. Apple (See: Windows Phone 7 vs. Apple iOS), Google and RIM. Microsoft’s current Windows Mobile OS recently fell behind Google Android in market share among U.S. smartphone subscribers, according to ComScore.

Microsoft has also failed to capitalize on the dissatisfaction with Apple and its public war agai…

Charlie Sheen Files For Divorce

Charlie Sheen Files For Divorce - Charlie Sheen filed to end his marriage to his third wife Monday and stated in documents that the couple separated the same day as a Christmas 2009 altercation that led to assault charges against the veteran actor.

The divorce came less than a week after the "Two and a Half Men" star was briefly hospitalized in New York City after security at a luxury hotel reported he was being disorderly.

Sheen cited irreconcilable differences for the divorce and indicated in court filings in Los Angeles that the couple have a prenuptial agreement. He and Brooke Mueller Sheen were married in May 2008 and have twin sons together.

He is seeking joint custody, but is asking a judge not to award his wife any spousal support.

Within hours, Brooke Sheen had filed her own petition for divorce, seeking sole custody of the former couple's sons and spousal support. Her filing did not offer any additional details, but also cited Christmas as the date of separatio…

Pontiac Muscle Cars

Pontiac Muscle Cars - Pontiac, whose muscle cars drag-raced down boulevards, parked at drive-ins and roared across movie screens, is out of business.

The 84-year-old brand, moribund since General Motors decided to kill it last year as it collapsed into bankruptcy, had been in decline for years. It was undone by a combination of poor corporate strategy and changing driver tastes. On Oct. 31, GM's agreements with Pontiac dealers expired.

Even before GM's bankruptcy, Pontiac's sales had fallen from their peak of nearly one million in 1968, when the brand's speedier models were prized for their powerful engines and scowling grills.

At Pontiac's pinnacle, models like the GTO, Trans Am and Catalina 2+2 were packed with horsepower and sported colors like "Tiger Gold." Burt Reynolds and Sally Field fled the law in a Firebird Trans Am which raced through the 1970s hit movie "Smokey and the Bandit."

By the late 1980s, though, Pontiacs were taking off thei…