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Amazon is now offering a PC version for their Kindle E-book reader solution, you can download the reader for free or even get it pre-installed on select Asus Laptops and Netbooks. With Kindle on your PC you’ll get access to the full library of books in electronic format that you can download digitally and read directly on your computer. You can choose from more than 540,000 of the most popular books to read, including 96 of 112 New York Times Best Sellers, covering just about any topic you can think of.

With Kindle for PC you can read thousands of free books, including popular classics such as The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Pride and Prejudice, Treasure Island and others just like you would with the dedicated Kindle E-Book reader, but on your own computer. The full commercial book catalog of Amazon has books starting from $9.99 USD that you can get immediately on your computer and start reading, without having to wait for them to arrive. And of course you can also read them on a Kindle device if you do own one of these E-Book readers…

Besides the hardware Kindle E-Book reader and the PC version of Kindle you can also get a free Kindle reader software on your Mac, iPhone, BlackBerry and iPad with an application for Android-based devices coming very soon.

List of the Asus laptops with Kindle pre-installed…
The first 6-inch Kindle Wireless E-Book Reading Device
The Kindle DX Wireless Reading Device for electronic books
For the complete list of all E-Books available for Kindle…


If you haven’t found an interesting and really fun game to play lately, you should definitely check Spore. The whole idea behind Spore is a like something similar to the one in Civilization – you take the role of some people and start living throughout the years improving yourself. The difference is that Spore secures you the role of a god that is guiding the evolution of a species right form a single cellular organism, that starts it’s life in the water, then evolves and goes to the surface, becomes intelligent, starts to wage wars and then even goes exploring the space. And you have the full control all the time, changing the appearance and abilities of your own creation while it develops into an intelligent creature, that not necessarily have to look like a humanoid, let alone be like a human being.

You start the game in the primordial ooze, where you can create your own single-cellular character designing its DNA, a creature that will constantly grow, survive, and mate as it evolves into a fully-formed member of an establishing species. And as more and more of your creatures inhabit the world, and as evolution forms the future, your species will start joining herds, clans, even create their own civilizations. The more advanced the creatures of the planet grow, the more complex the strife of survival becomes and it all depends on how you pull the right strings. If you are doing well enough you may be able to reach the stars and star exploring and inhabiting the universe, not only just one planet. But if you are not that good your own creations may just have a very short life and you’ll have to start again from the beginning, making them better and more suitable for survival. After all the nature did learn from it’s mistakes, adapting and evolving according to the changes in the environment and the improvement of different animal species, until we, the humans got better control over our own lives… 😉

Spore is still not available at the moment, but there is a little more than a week until its release date (09/08/2008) and you can get it pre-ordered just to be sure you’ll be among the first ones to have it and start playing as the god you’ve always wished you can be, controlling others fates and lives. At the moment the price of the game is $46.99…

If you want to pre-order the Spore PC game now…

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OdoPlus is a freeware program that allows you to track the distance your mouse pointer travels on the screen (not the actual distance you moved the mouse!). It also helps you keep a record of how often you clicked each mouse button (left, right, center) and in which part of the screen you click the most. This is represented in a special graphical window showing clearly the click distribution over the screen based on different colors. The OdoPlus is very lightweight, it only takes about 500KB of your system memory so you don’t have to worry about it taking too much system resources…

Download the OdoPlus mouse tracking application (~350KB)…


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