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1 Intel NOTEBOOK/DESKTOP CPU: Intel Core Duo

2 AMD DESKTOP CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core

3 craigslist WEB CLASSIFIEDS: craigslist.org

4 Apple DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER: Apple iPod nano

5 Seagate PORTABLE HARD DRIVE: Seagate 160GB Portable Hard Drive

6 Google SATELLITE IMAGERY: Google Earth

7 Adobe VIDEO EDITOR: Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0

8 Canon DIGITAL SLR CAMERA: Canon EOS 30D

9 YouTube VIDEO-SHARING SITE: YouTube.com

10 Apple MAC DUAL-BOOTER: Apple Boot Camp

11 Adobe IMAGE EDITOR: Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0

12 Mozilla WEB BROWSER: Mozilla Firefox 1.5

13 Weblogs GADGET BLOG: Engadget.com

14 Toshiba HD DVD PLAYER: Toshiba HD-A1

15 Toshiba POWER NOTEBOOK COMPUTER: Toshiba Qosmio G35-AV600

16 NVIDIA GRAPHICS CARD CHIP SET: NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT

17 Google SEARCH ENGINE: Google

18 Sonos DIGITAL AUDIO STREAMER: Sonos ZonePlayer 80

19 RedOctane VIDEO GAME: RedOctane Guitar Hero

20 Yamaha HOME-THEATER RECEIVER: Yamaha RX-V4600

21 Pioneer BLU-RAY DRIVE: Pioneer BDR-101A

22 Adobe IMAGE EDITOR: Adobe Photoshop CS2

23 Citrix Systems REMOTE ACCESS: Citrix GoToMyPC 5.0

24 dealnews.com ONLINE BARGAIN TRACKER: dealnews.com

25 Palm GPS: Palm GPS Navigator

26 Senvid REMOTE ACCESS: MioNet

27 Canonical LINUX DISTRIBUTION: Ubuntu

28 Mozilla E-MAIL APPLICATION: Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5

29 Canon MULTIFUNCTION PRINTER: Canon PIXMA MP950

30 Yahoo! WEB-BASED E-MAIL: Yahoo! Mail (Beta)

31 TiVo DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER: TiVo

32 Avvenu REMOTE FILE ACCESS: Avvenu

33 Google BLOGGING SERVICE: Blogger

34 Sony ADVANCED DIGITAL CAMERA: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1

35 Apple VALUE DESKTOP COMPUTER: Apple Mac mini

36 Apple DIGITAL AUDIO/VIDEO PLAYER: Apple iPod

37 Lenovo ULTRALIGHT NOTEBOOK: Lenovo ThinkPad X60s

38 SideStep TRAVEL SITE: SideStep.com

39 Microsoft ONLINE MAPPING: Windows Live Local

40 Creative Technology SOUND CARD: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi

41 Alienware POWER DESKTOP COMPUTER: Alienware Aurora 7500

42 NEC FLAT-PANEL MONITOR: NEC MultiSync LCD 2180WG-LED

43 Apple DIGITAL AUDIO SOFTWARE: Apple iTunes

44 Olympus DIGITAL SLR CAMERA: Olympus EVOLT E-330

45 Ultimate Ears EARPHONES: Ultimate Ears super.fi 5 Pro

46 Creative Technology DIGITAL AUDIO/VIDEO PLAYER: Creative ZEN Vision:M

47 Google DESKTOP SEARCH: Google Desktop

48 Opera Software BROWSER: Opera 9.0 (Beta)

49 Mitsubishi PROJECTOR: Mitsubishi XD460U

50 Vonage VOIP SERVICE: Vonage

51 StumbleUpon BROWSER ADD-ON: StumbleUpon

52 InformAction BROWSER ADD-ON: NoScript 1.1.4

53 Webroot Software ANTISPYWARE: Webroot Spy Sweeper 4.5

54 Microsoft KEYBOARD: Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

55 Western Digital HARD DRIVE: Western Digital Raptor X

56 Yahoo! ONLINE MAPPING: Yahoo! Maps (Beta)

57 Intuit PERSONAL FINANCE: Intuit Quicken Premier 2006

58 ATI Technologies GRAPHICS BOARD: ATI Radeon X1900 XTX

59 Javacool LICENSE ANALYZER: Javacool EULAlyzer Personal 1.1

60 EIZO 24-INCH WIDE-SCREEN LCD MONITOR: EIZO FlexScan S2410W

61 Kosmix SEARCH ENGINE: Kosmix.com

62 T-Mobile CELLULAR PHONE: T-Mobile SDA

63 ASUS MOTHERBOARD: ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe

64 Dell 30-INCH WIDE-SCREEN LCD MONITOR: Dell UltraSharp 3007WFP

65 Meebo INSTANT MESSAGING: Meebo (Alpha)

66 Corel GRAPHICS SOFTWARE: Corel Painter IX.5

67 Samsung LCD TV: Samsung LN-S3251D

68 Cerulean Studios INSTANT MESSAGING CLIENT: Cerulean Studios Trillian 3.1

69 RealNetworks ONLINE MUSIC: Rhapsody

70 In2M ONLINE BUDGETING: In2M Mvelopes Personal 3

71 Canon PHOTO PRINTER: Canon PIXMA iP6600D

72 EMC BACKUP SOFTWARE: EMC Retrospect Professional 7.5

73 Yahoo! DIGITAL AUDIO SITE/SOFTWARE: Yahoo! Music Engine 1.1

74 Network Magic HOME NETWORKING: Network Magic

75 Zensys HOME AUTOMATION: Z-Wave

76 BitDefender ANTIVIRUS: BitDefender 9 Standard

77 Sage Software SMALL-BUSINESS FINANCE: Sage Software Simply Accounting Basic 13

78 Yahoo! PHOTO-SHARING SITE: Flickr

79 Nero CD/DVD BURNING: Nero 7 Ultra Edition

80 Nuance Dragon VOICE RECOGNITION: Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking 8

81 Kodak PHOTO PRINTING SERVICE: Kodak EasyShare Gallery

82 EvDO WIRELESS BROADBAND: EvDO

83 LaCie EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE: LaCie d2 Hard Drive Serial ATA

84 HP DLP TV: HP Md5880n

85 Qnext P-TO-P COMMUNICATIONS: Qnext 2

86 Salling Software PRESENTATION REMOTE: Salling Clicker 3

87 Epson SCANNER: Epson Perfection V700 Photo

88 Mindjet DATA-ORGANIZING SOFTWARE: Mindjet MindManager Pro 6

89 Microsoft GAME CONSOLE: Microsoft Xbox 360

90 iRiver DIGITAL AUDIO/VIDEO PLAYER: iRiver Clix

91 Fuji POINT-AND-SHOOT DIGITAL CAMERA: Fujifilm FinePix E900

92 NVIDIA GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX

93 del.icio.us SOCIAL NETWORKING: del.icio.us

94 Serious Magic POWERPOINT ADD-ON: Serious Magic Ovation

95 WordPress BLOGGING TOOL: WordPress

96 Amazon SEARCH TOOLBAR: Amazon A9 Toolbar

97 ThinkFree ONLINE OFFICE SUITE: ThinkFree Office Online

98 Mozdev.org FIREFOX EXTENSION: Greasemonkey

99 NewsGator RSS READER: NewsGator FeedDemon 2.0

100 Sysinternals ANTISPYWARE: Sysinternals RootkitRevealer 1.7

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