Lock & unlock your computer screen with Lemonscreen

By Mark O’Neill
Contributing Writer, [GAS]

Maybe I have seen too much of Star Trek and other sci-fi series on television but there is something about being able to lock and unlock something with your face or your voice. It kind of makes your text password pale in comparison when all you have to do is sit down in front of your monitor and your face is all that’s needed to unlock your screen.

That’s precisely what Lemonscreen does. It’s a small program for Windows XP only that scans your face with your webcam, saves the scan in its memory and then uses that face scan to lock and unlock your PC. When you go to set it up, you have to sit in front of your webcam, press the button and let it scan you, making sure that your face is inside the little red square.

ICANN Proposes Web 3.0 Vision

By Shea Bennett Contributing Writer, [GAS] Thursday’s landmark ruling by ICANN, the organisation that regulates the domain name registration system, is set to shake up the way everybody uses the Internet. Scratch beneath the surface, and one wonders if the groundwork is being laid for a new categorisation system for websites – if so, how […]

Have your Skype calls announced over the speaker

By Mark O’Neill
Contributing Writer, [GAS]

I am on a bit of a Skype roll at the moment. My girlfriend is finally starting to see the attraction of it as one of her best friends has moved to the US and so she is on Skype a lot right now chattering away for hours as girlfriends are prone to do (I’m sure a lot of male GAS readers will relate to this). So I am using the situation to persuade her to start moving a majority of our phone calling over to Skype. It really is amazing how much money you can save in the long term by switching to Skype and you can get a normal phone number for non-Skypers to call you on too.

A program which I have been playing around with for the past couple of days is AudioID for Skype. This suits me perfectly because I am a lazy slob at heart. My idea of exercise is lifting a TV remote control or a pizza box so this free piece of software which allows me to pre-screen my Skype calls is a God-send. Now I only have to lift my butt off the bed for people I deem worthy!

Move over TinyURL, here comes TinyPaste

By Mark O’Neill
Contributing Writer, [GAS]

Here’s one for all you wordy blowhards out there who go totally nuts at Twitter’s 140 character limit, yep all you people that think that Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” is just a bit of casual light reading for a Sunday afternoon.

If you absolutely love to write on and on without any kind of restraint whatsoever, you now can! TinyPaste will give you a free text box in which to write your huge masterpiece unhindered and without any character limits. You can then post it online wherever you want.