Quickly switch network profile in Windows 7


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Mobile Office is a trend in modern society, I can immediately enter the work state by using laptop computers to connect with the LAN network interface. But each local area network settings are not the same, such as IP address, gateway and so on, so when I go to a new local area network, I must need to re-set, it is a bit cumbersome. So I want to quickly switch network profile in windows 7, the problem is how to do that.


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Ultimate Genesis: Sega’s Official Console Emulator for iPhone [IPhone Apps]


Apple’s finicky about emulators in the App Store, but most of the candidates have been unofficial, and dubiously legal. Sega’s Ultimate Genesis, though, is official, and looks like a full virtual console for your iPhone.

Sega’s released a pile of classic games in the App Store, all of which were technically emulated; the apps were emulators and ROMs, all packaged into one. (This made the adaptions faithful, if a little slow on non-3GS hardware.) Now, with the App Store’s in-app purchasing system, they can do it right: the free app, which should show up sometime today,in the beginning of February comes with just one game—Space Harrier II—but you can buy as many as you want from within Ultimate Genesis. Here’s the current lineup:

• Sonic the Hedgehog: $5.99
• Golden Axe: $4.99
• Ecco the Dolphin: $2.99
• Shining Force: $2.99

Some of these games are already listed as standalones, so in an abstract way, Ultimate Genesis is really just a new way to package old apps, and a focused sales channel for new ones. But that’s exactly what a Virtual Console-style emulator is! And why this is a fantastic idea. [Sega]

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The Late Night Battle Goes Sci-Fi in 48 Hilarious Ways [Photoshop Contest]


For this week’s Photoshop Contest, I asked you to re-imagine the current Late Night battle through the lens of your favorite sci-fi movies. And wow, some of these are absolutely epic. One of our best contests yet, to be sure.

First Place—Greg Reese

Second Place—Jelani Memory

Third Place—Bobo the Teddy

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New Handy Wireless Pricing Infographic – Over 10 million pricing package options to choose from


Confused trying to make sense of the recent changes to Verizon and AT&T wireless pricing? Bill Shrink has compiled a handy infographic that breaks down your options if you’re shopping for a wireless plan — or looking to revamp your current one. According to the website’s analysis, despite carrier claims they’re simplifying the plan shopping process — there’s still roughly ten million plan combinations that users can sign up for from the major carriers. Of course the real money is in data: of Verizon’s 24% rise in profits ($15.8 billion) in the third quarter of 2009, 17% of that was data (even when you’re not using any).
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Clearwire In No Rush To Test ‘WiMax 2’ – 120 Mbps downstream, 60 Mbps upstream…


According to sources at the IEEE, the 802.16m Mobile WiMax standard should be finalized sometime in the middle of this year. According to the WiMax forum, the technology can deliver 120 Mbps downstream and 60 Mbps upstream by using a 4X2 MIMO antenna configuration with a single 20 MHz TDD channel — with even faster speeds possible using more sophisticated antenna configurations. However, according to Clearwire, the States’ biggest Mobile WiMax carrier, they aren’t in any hurry to test or deploy the technology, and company executives get vague when asked for a solid date:

Clearwire’s CTO, John Saw, told Unstrung last week that the Kirkland, Wash.-based operator is watching the specification and won’t be rushing to test the technology. “I don’t think it’s going to be this year. I think it’s going to be much more likely 2011,” says Saw of any trial timeline. Saw thinks that 2012 is “possible” for commercial deployment of 802.16m. One of the chief benefits of the new specifications would be more “spectrally efficient” 20MHz channels — as opposed to current 10MHz channels — for delivering voice, video, and data.

Samsung and Russian WiMax operator Yota are already testing the technology overseas, and Yota hopes to offer service sometime this year. Still, serious deployment of “WiMax 2” isn’t expected until 2011 — right around the time LTE technology will begin ramping up here in the States courtesy of Verizon and AT&T.
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