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How and Why to Give up Internet Games

Ah, internet games. One of the most accessible and fun forms of distraction on your computer, besides your email. Their free, they are fun, and easy to "just play for a minute". If your at your office, these can be a great way to kill time in a meeting. But if your a student, these could cause you to waste away valuable study time.   Why you enjoy internet games: 1. They are passive, and require little...

How to Save Flash Objects in Firefox

Have you ever wanted to download a piece of flash content to your hard drive for later use, when you may not be connected to the internet? You're probably thinking "Yes! I wanted to download that new internet game the other day!". A lot of the time, this tip is relevant mostly for downloading games, movies, or other fun content. Sometimes however, you really need to save an important flash presentation, or need...

Support Gearfire at Blogger’s Choice Awards

If you have an extra minute, and would like to help support Gearfire, please consider voting for us at the Blogger's Choice Awards.   We are running for Best Education Blog, and you can vote for us here. You have to register to make your vote count, but you can vote on as many other blogs as you like! I doubt we will be able to stand up to Lifehacker with over 250 votes, but we will try our best!   Anyways, any...

WIN an Invitation to beta test “ParticlsR...

If you haven't been invited to try Particls yet, you may be interested in this.   What is Particls? Particls is a desktop alert program for RSS feeds. Instead of reading all of your feeds through a list such as in Google Reader, you can receive personalized alerts to your desktop through Particls. What's cool about Particls is that it doesn't show everything. First you customize the level of interruption,...

Inpowr – track your well-being

I came across this wonderful article at Download Squad, which introduced me to a new web 2.0 app called Inpowr. Inpowr is a web 2.0 self-exploration and discovery service. The front page is not very discriptive, but it gives you the three main principles of the app. Rate your well-being, Set your Goals, and Share your experience. Inpowr had a booth at the Web 2.0 Expo, and gave out a bunch of invitation codes. I was not...