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Justin Pot

/ Joined 16 November, 2009

Justin Pot is a technology journalist based in Portland, Oregon. He loves technology, people and nature – and tries to enjoy all three whenever possible. You can chat with Justin on Twitter, right now.

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Al Jazeera’s Chrome App Lets You Read English News Articles Watch A Live Stream [Chrome]

Browsers

Al Jazeera’s Chrome App Lets You Read English News Articles Watch A Live Stream [Chrome]

Visually browse the latest news from Al Jazeera using Chrome. Explore the latest news by region, watch recent episodes of Al Jazeera’s news programs or watch a live stream from the English version of the Qatar-based network. It’s a growing trend – news organizations providing Chrome “apps”, built on HTML5. Is this app worth checking out?

07-01-2012
Al Jazeera’s Chrome App Lets You Read English News Articles Watch A Live Stream [Chrome]
Customize Your Radio News Listening Experience With NPR’s Pandora-Like Infinite Player

Internet

Customize Your Radio News Listening Experience With NPR’s Pandora-Like Infinite Player

Make listening to NPR online more like listening to the radio. Open one website then start listening to public radio news stories. Skip stories you don’t like or give them a thumbs up or down rating. Over time, the stories you hear better match your interests. Basically, NPR’s new Infinite Player is Pandora for news.

05-01-2012
Customize Your Radio News Listening Experience With NPR’s Pandora-Like Infinite Player
5 Podcasts You Should Seriously Check Out Right Away

Internet

5 Podcasts You Should Seriously Check Out Right Away

Do you listen to podcasts? You should. Not only are they a great way to keep up with the news, they can also be incredibly entertaining and enlightening. Even better, it’s the ultimate multitasking medium. I no longer mind cleaning around the house, for example, because it gives me time to listen to amazing things.

04-01-2012
5 Podcasts You Should Seriously Check Out Right Away
Ubuntu Restricted Extras: The First Thing You Should Install On Ubuntu [Linux]

Linux

Ubuntu Restricted Extras: The First Thing You Should Install On Ubuntu [Linux]

Install Java, Flash, every codec you’ll ever need and much more, all at once. It’s heavily proprietary, but Ubuntu Restricted Extras is probably the first package you should install in Ubuntu. Are you a new Ubuntu user? You might soon notice that a lot of things don’t work out of the box. You cannot listen to MP3 files or watch most movies; even DVDs.

29-12-2011
Ubuntu Restricted Extras: The First Thing You Should Install On Ubuntu [Linux]
Progress Quest Points Out What’s Wrong With Bad Games

Gaming

Progress Quest Points Out What’s Wrong With Bad Games

Step back. Think about what you’re doing. Then do something better. That’s the basic idea of Progress Quest, a satirical role-playing game that lambasts the worst aspects of gaming. I love video games. They are active where other mediums are passive, requiring me to participate in order to proceed. Just sitting there and watching isn’t an option.

28-12-2011
Progress Quest Points Out What’s Wrong With Bad Games
Listen To Your Music In Spotify For Free Without Wine [Linux]

Linux

Listen To Your Music In Spotify For Free Without Wine [Linux]

Do you love Spotify’s free version, but tired of needing Wine just to listen to the music? Good news – Spotify now offers a free version specifically for Linux users. Or at least, users of Debian, Ubuntu and their variants. Sorry Fedora fans. Spotify gives you access to millions of songs, for free. Unlike Pandora or Last FM though, you can listen to entire albums on demand.

24-12-2011
Listen To Your Music In Spotify For Free Without Wine [Linux]
3 Dead-Wrong, Yet Common Complaints About Unity & Ubuntu

Linux

3 Dead-Wrong, Yet Common Complaints About Unity & Ubuntu

Do you hate Ubuntu’s new interface, Unity? Do you think Ubuntu is making a huge mistake by changing things, and will inevitably crash and burn because of this? There are good reasons to dislike Unity and the new Ubuntu. It’s not yet ideal on multiple monitor setups, and some inevitable bugs came up. There are some wrong complaints out there, though. Here are three.

21-12-2011
3 Dead-Wrong, Yet Common Complaints About Unity & Ubuntu
Back Up Your Entire Hard Drive With Redo Backup & Recovery

Linux Mac

Back Up Your Entire Hard Drive With Redo Backup & Recovery

Easily make a copy of your entire hard drive . Don’t just back up your data: back up all of your software, your settings and everything else by cloning your entire hard drive. Redo Backup makes cloning your system easy, but also gives you access to file recovery and a variety of other tools. You can even browse the web while everything’s happening.

15-12-2011
Back Up Your Entire Hard Drive With Redo Backup & Recovery
Manage Your Podcasts Easier With The gPodder App

Linux Mac

Manage Your Podcasts Easier With The gPodder App

Looking for the best way to manage and sync your favorite podcasts on Linux? Stop looking. With a simple user interface, built-in syncing to iPod, MTP and file-system based devices, and an online service for managing your collection away from your computer, gPodder isn’t just the best podcast client for Linux: it’s among the best podcast clients out there full stop.

14-12-2011
Manage Your Podcasts Easier With The gPodder App
Live USB Install Puts Linux On Your Thumb Drive With Ease

Linux

Live USB Install Puts Linux On Your Thumb Drive With Ease

Boot one of over a hundred Linux distros from a USB disk. With Live USB, software you can run on both Windows and Linux computers, it only takes a couple of clicks to make your USB disk a bootable Linux disk. The live CD just might be the most useful tool in any geek’s arsenal – we’ve pointed out 50 uses for live CDs in the past and plan on showing you many more.

10-12-2011
Live USB Install Puts Linux On Your Thumb Drive With Ease
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