My Special Router – The CloakBox

31 Aug 2009  8 Comments

I used Hotspot shield regularly during the last year or two, to access Hulu and any other website that needed me to be in the US. But it had its drawbacks, it’s public, so not much for security there, a bit slow and it can be used only on a PC or Mac.

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I really wanted something similar for my Xbox 360 and PS3, so that I can download all the stuff that I want without restrictions, even certain game add-ons can’t be downloaded.

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Google Reader

31 Aug 2009  6 Comments

Google Reader is a great way to check the blogs you read without having to go to each and every website. Just add a subscription to each blog/site you wish to be updated about, and everytime there is a new post you will recieve it in the style of your GMAIL inbox. That way you can preview the post and decided whether to expand it or not. Its a very convenient way to check out all those sites you regularly read without the fuss of multiple tabs.

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You can also share your list on google reader with other people.

This is also available to use on your mobile platforms.

Swine Flu Part II – The School Dilemma

31 Aug 2009  No Comments

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The dilemma that is swine flu. Already the nursery, pre-school and kindergarten classes as well as those with special needs have been postponed as you saw from the previous post. The latest rumour passing around is that they will be postponed further. Continue reading… Continue Reading

Kuwaiti Blogs

31 Aug 2009  5 Comments

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Blushberry, Zdistrict, 4thringroad, ilSul6ana, Brakebanzeen and Qortuba Valley are all Kuwaiti blogs that have recently posted about us or mentioned us. I would like to thank all of you for contributing in any way or form as you have helped us to kick off the blogging experience at Up Till One, and its highly appreciated. We will strive to continue to bring you material that you and all our readers enjoy . Also to all our commenters and silent readers, thanks for coming here over and over. A special thanks also to our friends at GulfRun for their support and help, and we are all wishing them luck with their track races this year and upcoming events.

You can check our new and updated blogroll with all your websites.

Are You Ready? GulfRun 2010

30 Aug 2009  8 Comments

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Our GulfRun friends are back with their brand new trailer/prelude for the 2010 track meet in Bahrain. Done again by negativeffect. Check it out below. You can visit them at their interactive website www.thegulfrun.com , or directly at their blog at www.blog.thegulfrun.com

Stay tuned for more to come….

Take120 Downloads

30 Aug 2009  No Comments

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www.take120.com is a Kuwait-based website with a torrent style/file-sharing set up. The main difference is you buy tokens or tickets for each movie, show, song, piece of hardware, etc.. And you cannot upload your own files to the site. You ask why should i pay if i can download a torrent for free? Fair enough. But also why order from 6alabat.com or taw9eel.com if you can get the same things without a charge? To start, these are all verified files at take120, and also you will be guaranteed to download at the full speed of your internet connection. So like those other sites (6alabat & taw9eel), this is more of a convenience issue. More answers to all your frequently asked questions are available at the site, with a full library of its files. Check it out here.

Crazy Egyptian Pilot

29 Aug 2009  2 Comments

This video is about an Egyptian Mig-21 pilot who during the war of October 1973 was struggling to get away from an Israeli jet trying to shoot him down, so he performs a maneuver that is scientifically impossible to do according to the laws of physics. Great video with a recreation of the events from the History Channel.

Kuwaiti Auto Blog

29 Aug 2009  6 Comments

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I was told by a couple of friends about the Kuwaiti version of www.autoblog.com recently, and after checking it out realized it was really good. Lots of up to date posts and pictures of the latest cars. Check it out here. www.brakebanzeen.wordpress.com

XBox 360 To Get A 250Gb HDD?

28 Aug 2009  No Comments

Right after Sony’s PS3 Slim’s announcement, Microsoft hit back with taking $100 of the XBox Elite’s price, putting it in the same ballpark as the PS3 both now cost $299.

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Amazon Germany listed a new SKU that that is bundled with 2 wireless controllers, Forza motor sport 3 and a 250GB hard drive for $400. Microsoft currently sells 120GB maximum. That is big news for people like me that have the original 20GB hard drive and are holding out for an upgrade. I’ve been using the “install on hard drive” function on the 360 and love it, but the 20GB doesn’t hold much.

Amazon Germany took of the webpage but they have history of leaking new consoles before their announcement.

Via Kotaku

Nokia N900

28 Aug 2009  No Comments

It looks like Nokia realized that they screwed up with the N97, and so they are releasing a revamped version that runs the Maemo 5 OS, which is a Linux variant that should have “true PC-like multitasking”.

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