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ManyCam – 1 webcam for all IMs with many additional cool effects

One day, I wanted to use my webcam for two instant messaging programs even though I knew that wasn't possible. Frustrated, I stumbled upon ManyCam a few days later, and we were a match made in heaven. ManyCam is the answer to the problem most people who want to use their webcam in several applications have. It acts as a virtual camera for multiple applications at the same time offering many additional features on top of it. You can change your background, appear as if it's snowing in your room, put on funny masks, draw on your webcam and many more.

Art Punk Band “Zeno and the Happy Cats”

You think you've heard it all - why shouldn't you, when every single day hordes of musicians come out with their own interpretation of one or a dozen genres? Well once in a while you ought to come across a band like The Art Punk Band. They make absolutely no sense outside of themselves and their musicality is, at best, questionable. They sound really weird. However in a sea of nice-but-forgettable music, weird is good, if only to serve the purpose of expanding your mind and your musical tastes.

Dragonica Online – cute but challenging free-to-play 3D MMORPG

Admit it - once in a while, you want to relax after a stressful day and play some games. While others are deemed as 'hardcore' gamers, there are also some who just play casually, and this game would definitely appeal to both casual and hardcore gamers alike. Dragonica Online is a 3D massive multimedia online role-playing game (MMORPG) produced by Barunson Interactive and published by various developers throughout the world. It has been under development since 2006, and have just recently been released in respective regions with different languages like Southeast Asia & Oceania, Europe and North America. There are also Chinese and Korean versions for China, Taiwan, Hongkong and Korea.

FOE “King of the Mountain” – hip-hop without the bling

Most people associate hip-hop with blings, cars and girls. But FOE makes it different - he brings real hip-hop with a mix of R&B and rock his listeners. With the help of his long-time friend and now music producer 800 the Jewell, King of the Mountain was produced as FOE's first solo release, with the goal of making Jewell Tyme Music a household name.

Therefore Repent! – a best-selling graphic novel by Jim Munroe and Salgood Sam

"Therefore Repent!" is a best-selling graphic novel written by Jim Munroe and illustrated by Salgood Sam. It tells of a world post-Rapture, when the righteous have all gone to Heaven as predicted by the Christian Bible. All that's left is a society split between those who believe that they will also eventually ascend to heaven if they do enough good deeds (Splitters) and those who think that a Christian-less society is as good as any. The world slowly spirals into madness as dogs talk, machine gun-toting angels murder the sinful, and humans gain magical powers and forms.

Vate: Volt

Vate, a Mexican electro-music artist, is one certainly to be recommended. From the very beginning of Volt, his latest record, one finds that it is a release that cannot be neglected. There are some Kraftwerk influences there, and Turismo, the first tune of the LP, is a Tour de France for the modern era, when car rallies replaces bicycle ones. Orient Stress follows, and it's been the most energetic one composed by Vate, almost an EBM piece with a highly recomme

Avast! Home Edition – Free Quality Antivirus Software for Windows

Are you looking for good, uncomplicated antivirus software to protect your computer, but don't want to cough up the dough for it? Then Avast! Home Edition is the free antivirus, anti-spyware software solution for you. This full-featured antivirus software package is made exclusively for non-commercial home use only. Avast! is free, but you must register the software before the end of the initial 60 day trial period. Don't worry, because registration is also FREE! After registering, you will receive by e-mail a license key valid for one year.

Spheriot “Bekennerschreiben” – techno and hard rock mashed up with indie pop, in English and German

Behind Spheriot is one man who literally does everythingfrom the composition of music to the recording of all his songs. The result? A provocative album entitled Bekennerschreiben. According to the singer and writer himself, all of the songs in the fourteen-track album is a result of music from the heart and head. They were all produced in Spheriots living room. For someone who just toys around with his Mac, Spheriot was able to impress with his surprisingly refreshing take on music.

Orblitz – 3D physics-based free puzzle game

Orblitz, a fast-paced and dynamic puzzle game, is the brainchild of The Yakuza: a group of four comprising Josh Bell, Jason Runta, Jesse Kvatek and Marc ten Bosch. Each has a distinct role in the making of the game, from being a technical director to being the marketing manager. What was originally an idea by Marc and Josh to create a game that involves mazes featuring different art textures proceeded to become the 2006 Winner Student Showcase of the Independent Games Festival. Its not hard to understand why.