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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Windows only: DesktopListView is an really tiny application that activates a list view of small icons on your destop, giving you more room for an intriguing desktop or custom-sized windows. Yes, it's possible to go into the desktop properties and tinker with the size and spacing of your desktop icons to achieve the same effect as DesktopListView. Doing so is more labour intensive than simply double clicking DesktopListView.exe to achieve the same effect. If you like the arrangement, and find that it doesn't stick between sessions, throw a shortcut to the executable in your startup folder. Included in the zip file is a small batch file to unload the effect, which saves you from having reboot to ditch the list view if you should find it not to your liking. Thanks Nick!

Desktop List View

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Shell-lovers are going to flip for this one: Goosh.org, which bills itself "the unofficial google shell," puts a Unix-like command line interface to Google on a web page using the magic of Ajax. Head over to goosh.org and type any word to get Google search results back in a an ls-like listing. You can also search various other Google products and engines, like Google Images, News, Blogs, Video, Translate and the Wikipedia. Type help or h to get a full listing of possible goosh.org commands.