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Engineering Windows 7: The taskbar The Windows 7 taskbar is about launching with ease, switching with confidence and all the while remaining in control. The UI is made up of several key features that complete common end-to-end scenarios. Let’s dive into each of these elements and how they work. E7 blog.

Panasonic DMP-BD35 Blu-ray Player for $150 Sears offers the Panasonic DMP-BD35 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player for $249.99. Add it to your cart and it drops to $149.99. With $7.50 for shipping, it's the lowest total price we could find by $72. It's also the least expensive Blu-ray player we've seen that can download Internet content and updates via BD-Live. Sales tax is added where applicable. Features include an SD Card slot, HDMI and component video outputs, and more. Go to the deal - More at TS Deals.

'Dark Knight' on its way to becoming 2008's most pirated movie Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but movie fans like to show their love for a great movie by stealing it, as data from TorrentFreak on The Dark Knight downloads suggests.

Top 10 Things You Can Do with a DVD The proliferation of thumb drives and external hard drives has made optical media like DVDs seem a little less handy—but there are still plenty of ways to put DVDs to good use. Lifehacker.

Apple’s Advertising Budget: Revealed Apple’s total advertising budget for 2008 came to $486 million. You can find the figure hidden in plain sight in Apple’s Nov. 5 10-K filing on page 62. Small wonder many people overlooked it: It’s buried in a footnote headlined “Significant Accounting Policies.” BNet.