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.
Business Method PatentsA company that develops a new way of conducting e-commerce may be able to prevent others from using it for almost two decades. - Nolo
Monkey IslandEscaping the real Monkey Island (Isla de los Monos) in Peru can be a difficult prospect. The jungle is dangerous enough as it is, don't feed the monkeys!! - smallChaos Adventures™
Strolling Down the HighwayWalking along a highway carries with it certain risks. A midnight trek down an El Salvadorian highway takes the dangers to a whole new level. - smallChaos Adventures™
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