The links provided below are directed toward very useful and innovative utilities that are provided free of charge by their developers.
Spybot-S&D - Great free spyware scanner.
Trillian - Trillian is a fully featured, Windows chat client that supports AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo Messenger, and IRC, Without stealing your home page and with no other included software, pop-ups, or spyware.
Adium X - Adium X is a fully featured, Mac OS X chat client that supports AIM, MSN, Jabber, Yahoo, and more...
MythTV - MythTV is a homebrew PVR project.
VLC - VideoLAN Client (VLC) s a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats.
Google BombA Google bomb or Google wash is an attempt to influence the ranking of a given site in results returned by the Google search engine. Due to the way that Google's PageRank algorithm works, a website will be ranked higher if the sites that link to that page all use consistent anchor text. - Wikipedia
Google WhackingRules for the Googlewhacker, legal words and dictionary results required when using a search engine to find fewer results, or exactly one result. - googlewhack
Needle in a HaystackMythBusters, "Episode 23," investigates just how hard is it to find a needle in a haystack... Egos fly as the MythBusters get competitive in creating the supreme needle-finding machine. - Discovery Channel