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 Gameguru Mania News - May,21 2007 - tech 
DX10 and Lost Planet - Let's hope for better... - tech
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BootDaily's Lost Planet DX10 article, in a round about way, asks the question 'Is DX10 all that right now?' It's a legit question that I am sure everyone will have a different opinion on.
Clearly, DirectX 10 has quite a ways to go before it impresses us - even if you can appreciate the added differences the DX10 version brings in the form of motion blur, a bit more detail etc, you do have to ask "Is the performance penalty worth it"? Is a feature really a feature if it drags down the game performance like this? I suppose that'll be up to each of you to decide but for right now we're holding out until a better example comes along of what DX10 is supposedly all about. We appreciate the efforts by NVIDIA and Microsoft to get DX10 content rolling, however, Lost Planet seems a bit half-baked and hopefully the full game will yield much higher performance.

Games like Crysis are "right around the corner" and from what I saw at this year's CES show, look very promising. I hope game developers don't just start tossing in random effects because they can but make calculated decisions as to how those effects add to or impede game play. We want our games to first and foremost remain fun and that, unfortunately, seems to always get a bit lost whenever a new API is released and both hardware companies and Microsoft want content so bad that it tends to make the game developers get sloppy.
 Gameguru Mania News - May,19 2007 - tech
TechNews-NVIDIA ForceWare 94.24 XP drivers! - tech
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 Gameguru Mania News - May,17 2007 - tech
TechNews - Fully cracked Vista released - tech
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  • AMD's Barcelona launch might have been pushed back - The sources noted that AMD has informed them that the introduction of Barcelona will be delayed until August or September, instead of the originally planned June.
  • Intel's Tigerton processors to clock up to 2.93GHz -  The processor - to be dubbed Xeon X7350 - will have four cores, a 2.93GHz clock speed, 8MB of cache, a 1066MHz front-side bus, and a 130W power rating-in other words, the same specifications as the recently launched Core 2 Extreme QX6800.
  • Patriot DDR2-1150/PC2-9200 2 GB Memory Kit - Patriot PDC22G9200ELK 2 GB memory kit delivers what the manufacturer promises: it is a true DDR2-1150/PC2-9200 2 GB memory kit, being perfect for overclockers that want to achieve a higher overclocking level with their systems and their current DDR2-800 or DDR2-1066 is the current bottleneck.
  • SATA DVD drives to overtake IDE models this year -  The folks at DigiTimes now reckon that Serial ATA optical disc drives have a good shot at overtaking "parallel ATA" (ATAPI) models in terms of shipments in the second half of this year
  • Pirates release fully cracked Vista install - The NoPE release has a major key difference to other previous pirated copies of Vista - it is completely cracked, the product appears activated, updates work, and no key needs to be entered, straight from the installation media without any effort on the part of the pirate.
  • Microsoft To Dump 32-Bit After Vista - Microsoft has used its annual hardware engineering conference to announce that Windows Vista and Server 2008 will be the last versions of Windows capable of booting on 32-bit CPUs such as Intel Pentium 4 and Core Duo.
  • Firefox Getting Bloated? - Is Firefox on the path to being a big, bloated browser?
  • Messenger Plus! Live 4.21.270 - Messenger Plus! Live is an add-on for Windows Live Messenger which adds lots of features and extras that make your instant messenger easier, more useful or just tons more entertaining.
  • NVIDIA Forceware XP 160.02 WHQL - This driver has been released by NVIDIA as a professional series Quadro driver. Despite that any GeForce card starting from Series 5 to date (GeForce 8800 ultra) is supported. Reports show that this actually is a good driver for gaming as well.
  • WoW On The OQO UMPC - John Gatt over at VIAArena installed WoW on a OQO UMPC and it runs remarkably well.
  • Newest AACS circumvented: The Matrix Trilogy set free - Slysoft have already released AnyDVD HD 6.1.5.1 (beta) which kicks AACS MKB v3 swiftly to the curb.
  • FCC Approves iPhone - The FCC has given the iPhone the thumbs up.
  • Two chat bots, Alice and Jabberwacky, converse with each other - check it out!
  • How Often Should You Have Sex? -  If you have more than 200 orgasms a year, you can reduce your physiologic age by six years," Dr. Oz says
  • United 300 Spartans (video) - Flight 300 has some unexpected visitors... Shot in 5 hours, for just over $1,000 bucks.
  • New Transformers Trailer - worth watching! - Our world will be transformed on July 4 when aliens make Earth their final battleground in "Transformers."
  • The Aphrodisiatic Amii Grove (NSFW) - She got her start as a Page 3 model when she was 19 and instantly became popular in Europe due to her longs legs, shapely body, and gorgeous blue eyes.
 Gameguru Mania News - May,16 2007 - tech
TechNews - HD 2900 XT overclocked to 1.2GHz - tech
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 Gameguru Mania News - May,15 2007 - tech
TechNews - Intel Q6600 to cost only $266! - tech
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  • Intel Quad Core Price Cuts - Q6600 to cost only $266! - Are you considering a new PC? Perhaps a PC upgrade? Wait till July 22nd! Yeah, it's true folks. Intel will be slashing the price of the Quad Core Q6600 to an unbelievable $266. 
  • R600 GPU overclocked to 1GHz - Chaps from PCTuner overclocked the GPU to 0.98 GHz, while VR-Zone reached the mark first set with Radeon X1800XL - 1GHz clock for the GPU, in 1:1 sync with the GDDR-3 memory.
  • GeForce 8800 Vista driver 158.42 BETA - Nvidia claims this driver adds support for SLI multi-GPU technology in DirectX 10 applications, improves both single-card and SLI performance, and brings compatibility fixes in "numerous applications."
  • Flash your GeForce BIOS - The new version of Nibitor is out, and that's good news for hardcore graphics tweakers everywhere. Version 3.4a adds support for the 8800 Ultra and the 7900 GS AGP, and that means all sorts of finickity twiddling. You can change the BIOS default core and memory clocks, the voltages and fan settings, you can even change the vendor-specific sign-on message and some monitor-specific parameters.
  • Fujitsu Readies 250GB 2.5" Notebook Drive - The MHY2 BH Series (5400RPM, 8MB buffer and power consumption of 1.9 watts when writing data) will be available in the second quarter of 2007.
  • No future for online video sales, says study - A new study by Forrester Research claims that online services that sell movie and TV show downloads, such as Apple's iTunes Store, have no future. Heh. I'd love to become an anal-yst and say a whole bunch of bs, just to get paid a lot of money!
  • Yahoo Mail - Unlimited Storage - Yahoo has announced that they have started to roll out unlimited email storage to Yahoo!
  • Google files patents for in-game ad system - Google has filed a rather interesting patent pertaining to in-game advertising. The patent's abstract description reads, "Information about a person's interests and gaming behavior may be determined by monitoring their online gaming activities (and perhaps making inferences from such activities). Such information may be used to improve ad targeting."
  • Why age verification won't cure what ails social networking sites - Age verification has been a hot topic lately as a way to protect children online from predators. However when used in this way, age verification can be extremely ineffective and might even make the situation worse by presenting a false sense of security.
  • E For All Expo To Host $90,000 Video Game Tournament  - The competition will be the last US stop for the series before it heads to Europe for the final two events on the tour. Over $90,000 in cash prizes will be awarded in the WSVG's E For All Expo event which will have four official games (World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, Guitar Hero II, Fight Night Round 3 and Call of Duty 2). E For All Expo (which is being groomed as the consumer replacement for the old version of E3) will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Oct. 18-21.
  • JK Rowling says there May be an 8th Harry Potter Book  - The 41-year-old writer wrote on her website: "I might do an eighth book for charity - a kind of encyclopedia of the world, so that I could use all the extra material that's not in the books."
  • How not to ship a plasma TV - The guy who shipped this may or may not have been a professional delivery person. It's tough to tell based on the work he did on this plasma TV
  • Honda CR-V Replaces Ford Explorer as Best-Selling Utility Vehicle - Sales of the redesigned Honda CR-V are up forty-two percent so far this year and it has jumped to the number one spot on the chart followed by the Toyota RAV-4 and Ford Escape, with the new Ford Edge coming on strong as well.
  • BBC Documentary: End Day - Imagine waking up to the last day on Earth... :-D
  • BBC man explodes at Scientologist who can blame him? - Tell 'em Sweeney!
  • Brazilian hot sexy babes - check it out!
  • New Victoria Secret Model - Miranda Kerr: A Pedophile's Fantasy? - Meet Miranda Kerr, she is the newest Victoria's Secret model that took Gisele's place after her recent split. But there is a big difference between Gisele and the newcommer, Miranda. Gisele is a voluptuous woman, Miranda has the body of a 14 year old girl.
 Gameguru Mania News - May,14 2007 - tech
TechNews - ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT tested - tech
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  • ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT - Radeon HD 2000 Series Introduced & Tested -  In games like Prey, Company of Heroes and Far Cry, the more expensive 8800 GTX really only has a small lead over the XT. In real-world terms, both offer basically about the same level of game play experience in terms of smoothness. The card is going to cost between US$350 - US$399 which makes it at least US$150 cheaper than most GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB cards.
  • It's official: AMD names K10 chips 'Phenom' - Phenom will work in current Socket-AM2/Socket-1207 motherboards with a BIOS update, but it loses the ability to run its north bridge and CPU cores at separate voltages/clock frequencies. If you buy a new Socket-AM2+/Socket-1207+ motherboard, then the CPU cores and north bridge can run at separate voltages/frequencies.
  • HP's Supersized Multimedia Notebook in Pictures - With a 20-inch screen, an HD DVD player, a TV tuner, 7.1-channel analog audio output, and HDMI output, HP's massive notebook sets its sights on your living room.
  • IE7Pro 0.9.15 Beta 1 - IE7pro (download) is an add-on for IE 7 which adds lots of features and extras to make your IE easier, more useful, secure and customizable.
  • MSN Pictures Displayer - MSN Pictures Displayer is a freeware which enables you to display in a slideshow your own pictures as Messenger avatars, while chatting with your friends.
  • Stream Movies from iTunes directly to Xbox 360 - Nullriver Software has released version 3.0 of its popular Connect360 program, which previously allowed streaming of music from iTunes, photos from iPhoto and limited WMV only movies to Xbox 360. This new version (coupled with the Spring Update for your console) allows movies to be streamed directly from iTunes.
  • Microsoft claims Linux violates 235 patents - The Redmond behemoth asserts that one reason free software is of such high quality is that it violates more than 200 of Microsoft's patents
  • Defense Department uses YouTube, bans YouTube - Despite using YouTube as a recruiting and propaganda tool, the Defense Department has just banned access to the service from its overseas computers.
  • Support the BBC Scientology Documentary - Use this web form let the BBC know you care. Monday, 8.30pm, BBC1 will be airing this Panorama report. John Sweeney has been stalked and hounded and as usual the church will try to censor criticism. Free speech needs support....South Park actually portrays this fairly accurately, in that it's a pyramid scheme on a global level. It's just rich people like John Travolta and Tom Cruise preying on innocent saps so that they can buy a new jet every year. The organization has so much money that it can buy it's way into all sorts of things that you couldn't otherwise do.
  • Top 42 Exercise Hacks - Just pick the ones you think will work for you, and give them a try. Good luck!
  • The face, not the body, attracts a mate - Body builders and gym buffs, look away now. It appears that the opposite sex is much more interested in your face than your bulging biceps or elegant figure, especially if you're a man...a sample of 12 people. big whoop. Oh well, women may find a face attractive, but the guy with the wallet is going home with the chick :-D
  • Girl Having a Bad Day - One of those days when everything goes wrong.
  • Fattest Child In The World  - She is only seven! and her mom is letting her eat all she wants!
  • Wet babe in bikini at the beach - She's hot!!
 Gameguru Mania News - May,11 2007 - tech
TechNews - R600 Ruby DirectX 10 Demo HD pics - tech
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 Gameguru Mania News - May,09 2007 - tech
TechNews - Intel Launches Santa Rosa - tech
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A research firm is saying that the time spent waiting on slow loading websites adds up to 2.5 days a year. Making matters worse, the majority of people surveyed said that slow loading pages negatively affects their perceptions of the organization running the site. Ouch. FYI, the new server for Gameguru is almost ready (thanks Marek), so the website will be much faster than now :-) Also I plan to add the promised chat and other nice features. Stay tuned! ;)
 Gameguru Mania News - May,08 2007 - tech
TechNews - Hotmail is dead! Long live Hotmail! - tech
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  • Intel's CPU architects talk about Penryn, Nehalem - HEXUS.tv posted an interview with Intel's CPU architects Stephen Fischer and Mark Buxton.
  • NVIDIA GeForce 7200 GS Resets The Performance Bar - Nvidia says the GeForce 7200 GS is available immediately at 'aggressive prices under $50' in pre-built PCs and from online retailers. Ahh cool, cheap GFX card for Vista :-)
  • XFX GeForce 8800 Ultra XXX - Uber Performance, Monster Price! - There really is no way you could justify the price increase ($1000-$1100) of the new 8800 Ultra, let alone the XFX XXX edition, not at all and not in the slightest.
  • Samsung Q1 Ultra UMPC Launches at $799 USD - The Q1 Ultra will start at just $799 for the Q1U-EL (late May, entry-level configuration) with a 600MHz processor, 1GB of memory, 40GB HDD and Vista Home Premium.
  • Logitech QuickCam Ultra Vision SE tested - The image quality is amazing, The Right Light 2 Technology is spot on now and it works. The camera is very easy to configure and use with most of the popular chat and video messaging systems. If you are into Video Podcasts, Video Chat or anything that you need a webcam for we recommend the Logitech Quick Cam Ultra Vision SE. It is pricey though at $129.99 but it is worth the investment.
  • Hotmail is dead! Long live Hotmail! - The web-based client now more closely emulates its software cousin Microsoft Outlook, with drag-and-drop capabilities, preview pane customization and auto-complete addressing.
  • Mount Wikipedia As A Virtual Filesystem - Thanks to WikipediaFS, Wikipedia fiends tired of reloading pages in the browser can now, provided they're using Linux, mount the site as a virtual filesystem
  • Paint.NET 3.07 Final - Paint.NET (download) is image and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run Windows. It supports layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools.
  • Scientists double the capacity of rechargeable batteries - New research results presented today could bring companies such as Intel much closer to that goal of offering notebooks that achieve a battery running time of 8 hours and more....and the explosive power of a small nuke... :P Do you remember Terminator 3 movie? :-)
  • Machine Gives Full Night's Sleep In 3 Hours - Side effects may include: nightmares about Cthulhu rising from R'lyeh, slaughtering your entire family, diarrhea, and a desire to escape from behind the wall of sleep. Ahh just kidding :-D But who knows? ...Anyway, more details can be found here.
  • Life without google - Could you do it?
  • Who are you? New music composition site gives you your own theme song  - In theory, any person will be able to create a musical theme based on a voice recording, an image, and a clapped rhythm. If you're wondering exactly how providing these elements equates to a musical theme, you're not alone, but information on how the Lifehouse Method works is currently limited. What we do know is that the rhythms and sounds selected or created by the user are not directly utilized to create music. Instead, Method analyzes each input, and uses this analysis to create the musical selection.
  • Conan Visits Intel - cool video - They should show this video every time they do college recruiting over at universities and see how many applications they get ;)
  • Shakira - Las De La Intuicion (video clip) - Shakira looks sexy and I especially liked the scenes when she was with the dancers, also with the purple wigs, doing those mini choreographies :-D
  • Dani Lopes, absolutely amazing sexy babe (NSFW) - Check out this modeling sensation from South America.
  • Aguilera..braless ...Wow!
 Gameguru Mania News - May,07 2007 - tech
XP vs. Vista - A Tale of Framerates - tech
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Before you upgrade your Windows XP system to Windows Vista or replace it with a new Vista system, it would be helpful to know how your upgraded or new machine's DX9 gaming performance will compare with that of your current XP-based model. The chaps over at HardOCP have pit Windows XP versus Windows Vista in an all out gaming framerate comparison. If you are a gamer contemplating the upgrade, you seriously need to read this article. Here's an excerpt:
As you can see, some games fared better than others with the new OS. For some titles, especially Company of Heroes and Need for Speed, we saw dramatic framerate discrepancies. What's more, both of these titles have recently released patches! Other titles showed a slight, but essentially negligible difference, such as BF2142, World of Warcraft, and Prey. Really, there was only one instance where Vista was able to pick up a few more frames than XP - World of Warcraft at greater than 90fps, where the human eye can't even see the difference. To see this overall trend against Vista is very interesting and makes us wonder as to the cause.

We wanted to look at image quality because we were interested in how the games actually "looked" as much as we were interested in how they "performed." This is something that hasn't been looked at much critically, and, it appears, for good reason. Between the implementation of the same graphics driver on the two OSes, we found that was no difference in the appearance of the game.

This article is not to slam Vista and label it as a poor gaming operating system. However, we will say that at the current time, gaming is not what it could be on Vista. Given all of the variables, it's hard to dismiss the fact that Vista is the common denominator. Many (including us) have pointed at poor driver support being the Achilles heel of Windows Vista. In this case, we used two different graphics drivers and got essentially the same results: worse performance in Vista. If we then say, "Okay, maybe it's not the graphics drivers," then at what else do we point the finger? Chipset drivers? Hard drive access? RAM? Though we've seen upgraded chipset drivers improve system stability, it's rare that we see it improve gaming performance.

In the end, it looks like the the new, bulky, poorly supported operating system is at the root of it all. This is not to say that this is a final verdict. If Microsoft keeps to its pattern, we can expect a service pack that may do some Spring cleaning with the OS and improve its ability to support better performance in games. We think that we'll also see more driver and patch revisions from graphics chipset designers and game publishers.
TechNews - Windows Activation Trojan - tech
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 Gameguru Mania News - May,04 2007 - tech
TechNews - AMD 'Stars' Models Unveiled - tech
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  • AMD 'Stars' Models Unveiled - Phenom FX chips will be clocked between 2.2GHz and 2.6GHz and will fit into the same 1207-pin F sockets as existing Athlon 64 FX-70-series chips, although AMD will reportedly also introduce a Socket AM2 Phenom FX clocked at 2.2-2.4GHz.
  • Radeon HD 2900XT Info Leaked - According HIS's main product page and specifications page, the Radeon HD 2900 XT has an 80nm graphics processor, 320 stream processors, 512MB of GDDR3 memory, a 512-bit eight-channel memory interface, support for 24x "custom filter anti-aliasing," and built-in HDMI with 5.1 surround sound.
  • Microsoft in Talks to Buy Yahoo For $50 Billion USD - It's all about money baby! If you've got the cash, you can buy anything under the sun. I just have to be very careful, keep my eyes open. You never know if M$ wants to BUY me! :-D (it's a joke of course)
  • Pidgin 2.0.0 Final -  It is compatible with AIM and ICQ (Oscar protocol), MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, IRC, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, SILC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, Lotus Sametime, and Zephyr networks.
  • Danes prove Apple iBook G4 has a defect - The Danes have found that a solder joint between two components was broken, so that current could no longer pass through them. It also showed that the breakage occurs because the solder joint loosens slightly every time the computer is turned on and off. When the computer had been turned on and off a sufficient number of times, the solder joint broke completely loose, resulting in a blank screen.
  • Ojo Shadow video phone hitting the US market - Users can expect a 854 x 480 resolution display, up to 20 minutes of video messaging, photo-based caller ID, and automatic white balance and backlight compensation
  • DRM Group Vows To Fight Bloggers - The BBC says that the AACS business group has vowed to fight back against those sites that have published the software key for breaking the encryption on HD-DVDs.
  • The Pirate Bay Not Impressed by Announced Prosecution - In a public statement Prosecutor Hakan Roswall made clear that he intends to press charges against the admins of The Pirate Bay. Tobias Andersson from the Pirate Bay was not impressed by Roswalls statements, and said they will simply move to another country if they are outlawed in Sweden.
  • Premier League Soccer Sues YouTube - English soccer's Premier League has filed a lawsuit against YouTube for copyright infringement.
  • YouTube starts paying 'select' uploaders - Google clip dump YouTube is to trial revenue sharing with normal users by adding some of its favourite uploaders to its partnership programme.
  • U.K. to open its records of UFO sightings! - After 40 years of documenting reported sightings, the British Ministry of Defense finally plan on making all of its UFO reports directly available to the public.
  • Hemp milk 'selling like crazy'  - Indeed, the nutrition facts breakdown for one cup (8 ounces) can make you feel as if you're hallucinating: 46 percent of your daily calcium and 43 percent of your phosphorus?
  • Lexus LS600hL's face detection camera, warning system get spied - If  the camera detects that it appears the driver is not looking directly ahead for a few seconds or more, and if an obstacle is detected ahead, then it alerts the driver first with a warning chime and a flashing light. As the car gets closer to the obstacle, APCS can begin to gently apply the brakes on its own.
  • Things System Administrators Forget to Do - O'Reilly Network has posted a list of the top seven things system administrators forget to do
  • Two Smokin Hot Girls Kissing - yay!
  • Mario: Game Over (Mario's Mushroom Addiction) - Decent acting, slightly funny, and good editing... awesome all around ;D
  • Pamela Anderson vs. Carmen Electra - Who is prettier?
 Gameguru Mania News - May,03 2007 - tech
TechNews - NVIDIA ForceWare 158.22 Drivers - tech
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 Gameguru Mania News - May,02 2007 - tech
TechNews - Nvidia's GeForce 8800 Ultra reviewed - tech
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 Gameguru Mania News - May,01 2007 - tech
TechNews - Google launches iGoogle - tech
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 Gameguru Mania News - Apr,30 2007 - tech
TechNews - Geforce 8800 GTS 320MB roundup - tech
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 Gameguru Mania News - Apr,28 2007 - tech
TechNews - ForceWare 158.18 WHQL Vista - tech
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  • Foxconn 8600 GTS Video Card - The good news is that the Foxconn 8600 GTS is one of the lowest priced 8600 GTS cards and can be found online from $189. Foxconn also bundles a couple utilities with their Foxconn 8600 GTS graphics cards, one of the applications is VirtualDrive v10 and the other is RestoreIT v7.
  • Optimus Maximus Keyboard Gets Price and Date - Hold your breath, it'll be due late November (the 30th, to be specific) for $1536 US. Bad news, we know, but the worst news is still to come: only 200 keyboards per month for November and December, and 400 keyboards are scheduled to be made next January.
  • NVIDIA ForceWare 158.18 WHQL Vista Drivers - These new Vista drivers offer bug fixes (Control panel, WMV playback, Scaling MPEG2 SD content, Elder Scrolls: Oblivion, Lineage 2), performance improvements, and support for GeForce 8600 GTS, GeForce 8600 GT, and GeForce 8500 GT, GeForce 8400 GS, and GeForce 8300 GS GPUs.
  • NVIDIA nTune v5.05.38.00 - A brand new version of NVIDIA's popular nTune GPU utility is out. The latest version features a number of improvements, fixes and works with both Windows XP and Vista.
  • AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 7.5.467a1008 - This new version improves polymorphic viruses detection and fixes problem with starting avgrssvc during the installation. AVG Free is available free-of-charge to home users for the life of the product!
  • All browsers hit by QuickTime vulnerability - The flaw was initially unveiled during the Pwn-2-Own (sic) conference, which promised a $10,000 bounty to hackers who could break into and/or gain administrative privileges on an Apple MacBook Pro notebook.
  • Spammers Are Due For A Surprise - Unspam has collected 2.5 million IP addresses of spam senders and 15,000 IP addresses of crawlers using Project Honey Pot - a trap for spammers that use crawlers to sift through every page on a Website for valid e-mail addresses, and then adds these addresses to their database. The suit seeks damages that could potentially reach $1 billion, but Unspam said it would be happy with driving spammers out of business.
  • Apple Notifies Partners: DRM-free Music and DRM-free Music Videos - The notices let partners know that they would soon be able to offer DRM-free music and DRM-free music videos to customers through iTunes.
  • Six Must-Know HDTV Facts - It's a must-read if you're in the market for your first high-def set.
  • Some MacBooks May Have Battery Problems - If you are a MacBook or MacBook Pro owner, you might want to read this
  • Video Tour: Nokia N95 - The N95 is Nokia's new flagship "multimedia computer" - packed with a number of bleeding edge features - at least when it comes to phones sold in the States.
  • Where Sony Went Wrong - CNN Money says that a number of lessons can be learned from where Sony went wrong. In other news, the legendary departing Kutaragi-san told EE Times, "As a matter of course, I have the vision of Playstation [sic] 4, 5 and 6, which will merge into the network."
  • Mouse brain simulated on computer - US researchers have simulated half a virtual mouse brain on a supercomputer.
  • CNC Toast Graphics - Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories have concocted a wild toast making machine. Well it doesn't really make toast, it prints images on the toast using hot air.
  • Why Asians Are Better At Math? - Here's the Washington Post headline: "For Math Students, Self-Esteem Might Not Equal High Scores."
  • Funny Dutch Commercial - A Dutch insurance commercial involving a guy getting needles placed all over his body (a Chinese healing technique). Watch to find out what happens next!
  • How It's Made - Samurai Sword (Katana) - The long process in making a Katana sword, in ancient times. Which is still done today.
  • Could this be the most trick shift knob ever? - The idea is pretty self-explanatory: on top of the shift knob is an LCD that after telling it the number of gears and, we're assuming, the movement of the stalk, displays what cog your transmission is residing.
  • Nine Inch Nails Releases Tracks on The Pirate Bay -Trent Reznor is pretty much the man :-)
  • Rise: Blood Hunter movie trailer - GhostHouse pictures has releaed a trailer for their newest horror flick Rise:Blood Hunter which will be shown at this years Tribeca Film Festival.
  • How to hide your vagina - cool video - (NSFW probably) - check it out!
  • Couples Sleeping Style - Check it out - pretty good video!
  • Rihanna Is Naked Under Her Umbrella (video-clip) - Hip/Hop and rap isn't really my thing. I'm more of a rock guy, but I admit this Rihanna song which features Jay-Z is actually really good! :-D
 Gameguru Mania News - Apr,26 2007 - tech
TechNews - Radeon HD 2900 XTX Doomed - tech
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 Gameguru Mania News - Apr,25 2007 - tech
TechNews - 8-Core Intel Xeon 'V8' - tech
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 Gameguru Mania News - Apr,24 2007 - tech
TechNews - ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT Benchmarks - tech
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  • Intel Chops Dual, Quad-Core Prices Almost 40 Percent! - The 2.66-GHz E6700, Intel's fastest offering in the Core 2 Duo lineup, now costs $316, down 40 percent!!!
  • ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT Performance Benchmarks - Impressive numbers indeed, though FEAR numbers somehow seem too low in comparison to 8800GTS, may be some driver issue holding back performance there. Tto be honest  I was hoping for a larger margin of victory. Here's hoping that the XTX tools the GTX.
  • OCZ StealthXStream 600W PSU For Gamers - The StealthXStream is kept supremely cool with a large 120mm fan features a standard ATX power supply form factor resulting in a compact footprint to accommodate virtually all computer towers.
  • ASUS WL-700gE Wireless Router - Techgage posted a review of the ASUS WL-700gE router, which includes a 160GB hard drive.
  • Autumnwave OnAir USB HDTV Creator - Unlike most other analog / digital TV tuners for the PC, this device is able to receive digital HD signals over a cable connection and not just over the air.
  • PKWare releases free version of SecureZIP - PKWare on Monday released a free version of SecureZIP, encryption software designed for use on PCs, portable devices and laptops
  • Foobar 0.9.4.3 Final - A nice audio player (download) made by Peter Pawlowski with simple graphical user interface.
  • Winamp 5.34 - Nullsoft Winamp (download) supports playback of many audio (MP3, OGG, AAC, WAV, MOD, XM, S3M, IT, MIDI, etc) and video types (AVI,ASF,MPEG,NSV), and more
  • QIP Build 8020 - QIP (download) is a free unique closed source computer program for immediate cross-Internet communication (ICQ etc.)
  • WLM Lite v8.1.0178.00 - Run Windows Live Messenger without installing, modifying the system, or unpacking anything, even as a guest user, or a computer with restricted access, with all functions enabled such as winks, animated backgrounds, packs, handwriting, etc.
  • Microsoft Patent Reveals Future Multi-Component Gaming System - A number of you sent me this link to a patent filed by Microsoft for a gaming system that acts as a hub for other console devices such as dedicated handheld gaming systems, PDAs, cell phones and smart phones. Anyone willing to take a guess as to what it is?
  • Blu-Ray Blows Away HD-DVD In First Quarter Sales - It looks like sales of Blu-Ray disks blew away sales of the rival HD-DVD format.
  • Spiderman 3 Most Expensive Film Ever? - Looks like Spiderman 3 costs are piling up like a mountain above the clouds...$600 million or $700 million?!  Yeah, the cost of films keep going up, I am guessing in an attempt to create the bigger blockbuster...
  • Saw IV Synopsis and Photos! - FEARnet has the very first stills from the set of Saw IV! Director of Saw II and III, Darren Lynn Bousman is helming Saw IV, which is now in its early stages of production in Toronto.
  • 6 Degrees of Computer Science - Pretty graph of differences between Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, and other thesaurus terms that confuse University bound students.
  • Google vs. God - Google can't satisfy every search!
  • Beautiful Woman Showing Cleavage - Here's something to soothe your tired eyes :P
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