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 Gameguru Mania News - Jun,15 2007 - tech 
NVIDIA Issues with Call of Juarez DX10 Benchmark - tech
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The Call of Juarez Benchmark released last week is one of the first few DirectX 10 benchmarks for public to try out. According to NVIDIA however, the benchmark includes new code that substantially reduces performance of NVIDIA hardware. Basically, it is claimed to be very skewed towards ATI hardware. The key issues brought up are:
- NVIDIA's DX10 hardware-based multi-sampled Anti-Aliasing resolve is disabled in the benchmark, with all NVIDIA GPUs now being forced to use software-based AA resolve similar to the ATI DX10 GPU (which lacks hardware AA resolve). This artificially deflates performance on NVDIA graphics cards and users are not getting the benefit of a key NVIDIA hardware feature.

- A hidden "ExtraQuality" parameter only accessible via a configuration file is automatically enabled when the benchmark is run on NVIDIA hardware, no matter what the setting in the configuration file. This setting has no apparent visual quality enhancement, but reduces NVIDIA GPU performance.

- Changes to shaders that deflate NVIDIA performance by approximately 10-14%, without improving visual quality on either NVIDIA or ATI GPUs.
 Gameguru Mania News - Jun,13 2007 - tech
TechNews - Intel Core 2 Duo Price Drop In Sept. - tech
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  • Intel Core 2 Duo Price Drop In September - According to Intel partners, price reduction for Core 2 Duo processors is planned in September. Its value will be from 24% to 32%. Partners also confirmed that Core 2 Quad price will be lowered on 22 July (Core 2 Quad Q6600 - 2.4 GHz- will descend to $266)
  • Analysts Continue to Expect AMD to Delay Quad-Core Processor - AMD was quick to deny such a possibility, however, many now expect AMD's new chips to become massively available only in Q4 2007.
  • Radeon HD 2900 XT vs. 320MB 8800 GTS - Armed with new drivers, HardOCP pit the Radeon HD 2900 XT against the BFGTech GF 8800 GTS, in both the 320MB and 640MB flavors, with interesting results: "we did not see any magic happen when it comes to real world gaming experiences at resolutions at and above 1600x1200. The ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT is not even a match for even the much less expensive and much less power hungry 320 MB GeForce 8800 GTS. " Weird benchmarks, why they tested only 1600x1200 resolution? Heh.
  • Apple Gaming Follow-up - EA's games will run on Macs thanks to Cider from TransGaming, who also supply software to allow Linux users to run Windows games. The article goes on to question the performance hit this may entail, what this may mean to companies that port Windows games (most notably Aspyr), how id's new engine may fare on lower end Mac video cards (which is apparently most of them), etc.
  • How-To: Making a Bart PE Disk - check it out
  • Secret Photo Embedded On Vista DVDs? - According to this blog post (with pictures), Windows Vista Business has an embedded photo right on the DVD itself.
  • The Lockdown: Gun locks - unsafe at any caliber - The article includes a video of an eleven-year-old breaking into three trigger locks in three minutes with an ice pick.
  • Israel's new spy satellite can see bottles on the floor - Yeah it's true. Israeli officials said Ofeq-7 contained a reconnaissance platform that could spot bottles on the floor
  • Have You Noticed the Cell Phone 'Phantom Vibration Syndrome'? - Some who have experienced this recurring phantom vibrations have wondered whether the strange phenomenon has physical roots: Is it caused by nerve damage or muscle memory? The answer is quite intriguing.
  • Lightning Car Company to build 700HP all-electric GT -  Three models are expected to be offered including a luxury version, a lightweight sports version that can reach 60 mph in less than four seconds.
  • How Google Earth Works  - All the info behind the coolest mapping application to date.
  • FBI plans huge anti-terror data-mining - The FBI wants to compile a massive computer database and analyze it for clues to unmask terrorist sleeper cells. Two congressmen are worried about whether the bureau will protect the privacy of U.S. citizens.
  • Marzia Prince Photos - Not only is she super HOT, Marzia Prince is a Cooper Certified Personal Trainer.
  • Sexy Ivanka Trump Pics - Ivanka just seems to get better looking each time I see her and uh, I'm sure a lot of you guys would be interested in working under her ;)
 Gameguru Mania News - Jun,12 2007 - tech
TechNews - DDR2 vs DDR3 - tech
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 Gameguru Mania News - Jun,11 2007 - tech
TechNews - Safari Web Browser For WinXP-Vista - tech
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 Gameguru Mania News - Jun,10 2007 - tech
Sunday Reading - Carbon Nanotube Cooler - tech
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 Gameguru Mania News - Jun,08 2007 - tech
TechNews - MSI P35 Platinum Mobo Tested - tech
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 Gameguru Mania News - Jun,07 2007 - tech
TechNews - GeForce 8000 Series Price Cut? - tech
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 Gameguru Mania News - Jun,06 2007 - tech
TechNews - Intel 45nm Penryn Quad-Core Spy Pics - tech
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 Gameguru Mania News - Jun,05 2007 - tech
TechNews - Firefox 3.0 may block sites - tech
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  • EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB Superclocked - All in all, it hits a pretty reasonable price point for its performance level - It isn't as cheap as a handful of reference-clocked GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB parts, but it also weighs in as one of the cheaper factory overclocked boards. Considering the 10-12% performance advantages this SKU offers the board, it's very much worth it, particularly if you want to push your in-game settings beyond 1600x1200 with anti-aliasing enabled.
  • XFX Launched 8600 GT Fatal1ty - The 8600 GT Fatal1ty comes with 256MB DDR3 at 620MHz memory clock
  • New MacBook Pros with Santa Rosa and LED Displays - Apple has introduced the new MacBook Pros as expected.
  • 30 Days with Mac OS X - If you are a PC user and want to know what OS X has to offer over Windows, this is definitely a must read.
  • Firefox 3.0 may block sites fingered by Google - Mozilla Corp. is considering adding a tool to Firefox 3.0 that would automatically block Web sites.
  • New Vulnerabilities Hit Firefox And Internet Explorer - According to this article, security researchers have found four new vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. There are no patches yet available from either company.
  • CompUSA Makes Good On Empty Box Sale - In case you haven't heard about this one already, CompUSA sold some guy an empty camera box for $269
  • Google Maps Street View : Guy Peeing On the Side of the Road - Just zoom in a bit more for in-depth peeing action.
  • Yummy Sunny Cruz Pics - Thinking about getting away and relaxing a bit this summer? Well, why wait when you can check out Sunny Cruz right now? :-D
  • The 2007 MTV Movie Awards - Jessica Alba, Paris Hilton, Rihanna - check it out!
Valve survey reveals gamer hardware trends - tech
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As every year, Valve is running a new hardware survey of Steam users, and while the results aren't exactly scientific, a sample size of close to 360,000 does reveal some interesting trends. Steam users are practically split down the middle on the processor front, with just over 51% favoring Intel CPUs. Around 21% of your PCs are running multiple CPU cores. Nvidia has a clear lead when it comes to graphics, with the green team pushing pixels for over 55% of respondents. Those running ATI graphics drivers make up less than 36%,. Nvidia's commanding lead comes largely on the strength of its mid-range and budget GPUs, with the GeForce 6600, 7600, and FX 5200 taking the top three spots overall. In fact, 10 of the 13 most popular graphics cards in the survey bear the GeForce name. However, just over 1% (!) of respondents can run a DX10 path for graphics.

Other interesting tidbits include Realtek's dominance of the audio segment, with over 37% of respondents fearing the crab. By comparison, only 3% of respondents are running a SoundBlaster X-Fi. About 77% of you have microphones plugged in for voice communication. This will help you out a lot in TF2.Users continue to favor Windows XP over any other operating system by a huge margin, as well. Close to 93% of those surveyed have XP under the hood, with just over 5% running Vista.
 Gameguru Mania News - Jun,04 2007 - tech
TechNews - ATI HD 2900XT 1GB GDDR4 Photos - tech
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  • ATI HD 2900XT 1GB GDDR4 Photos & Benchmarks - Here're the first screenshots and benchmarks of the Radeon HD 2900XT 1GB GDDR4 which is going to be available soon.
  • WD ships Caviar SE16 to 750GB - The new WD7500AAKS uses perpendicular recording technology to cram 188GB onto each of the drive's four platters, giving it an areal density similar to Seagate's 750GB Barracuda 7200.10
  • SanDisk bumps 1.8- and 2.5-inch SSD to 64GB -  Previously capped at 32GB, the SATA 5000 and UATA 5000 series are now doubling in capacity and ready to become your next drop-in hard drive replacement.
  • HiPe intros K-Tana 2.0 gaming rig, two-in-one Daisho 2.0 Dual PC - The K-Tana 2.0 can come stocked with your choice of an overclocked 3.2GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Extreme or dual liquid-cooled AMD Athlon FX-72 / FX-74 processors, an overclocked NVIDIA 8800 SLI graphics setup, 1,200-watt power supply, up to 8GB of DDR2 RAM, up to 4TB of HDD storage, acoustical dampening, colored neon lighting systems, and the ability to order up a customized paint scheme if the early 90s vibe isn't really workin' for you.
  • Google Desktop Vulnerable To Attack - A security researcher has published details of a new attack on Google Desktop that can potentially allow an attacker to manipulate search results and take control of other programs on the desktop.
  • MS Gives Exploit Code for IIS 5.0 Bug - Microsoft has published exploit code for an Internet Information Server exploit but no did not release a workaround or patch, saying that the flaw is due to a feature.
  • DailyTech tracks payola in hardware review sites - Check it out!
  • Europe online '24 hours a month' - The average European accesses the net 16.5 days in a month, and spends 24 hours viewing 2,662 web pages, according to tracking firm comScore.
  • Samsung SGH-E590 designed by Jasper Morrison - Samsung Electronics and Jasper Morrison cooperated to bring an attractive mobile phone, SGH-E590
  • iPhone release date confirmed: yours on June 29th (new videos) -  Ready to pony the cash? The iPhone is yours come June 29th.
  • Business card that sprouts - Check out this lovely design for a business card that sprouts a miniature garden when you dip it in water.
  • How Fast Can You Type? - Fingerjig is a 6 minute game that tests your typing prowess. Words are randomly chosen from a dictionary of over 70,000. You must try to type them as quickly and accurately as you can!

  • Addictive Game for Physics Nerds - Awesome game for those that love physics & building contraptions!
  • Transformers Clip: Optimus Prime vs Bonecrusher - Some people are speculating that Frank Welker (voice of Megatron in cartoon series) may be the voice of Bonecrusher in this Transformers clip. What do you guys think?
  • Kelly Brook in lingerie photo set - Kelly Brook and her womanly curves, well that's cool!
  • Jennifer Walcott - Hot as Usual! - I figured some pictures of Jennifer Walcott would be a great way to start out the week. And, once again, she doesn't disappoint, looking hot as usual!
 Gameguru Mania News - Jun,03 2007 - tech
Sunday Reading - ATI Vs NVIDIA in CoH DX10 - tech
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 Gameguru Mania News - Jun,02 2007 - tech
TechNews - X38 chipset to be a power hog? - tech
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  • Intel's X38 chipset to be a power hog? - It runs up to more than 60 degrees in this case and also have rather high power consumption. However, motherboard makers will be designing fancy heatpipes for this board so there isn't too much a worry about heat
  • P965 Shoot-Out: Asus P5B-E vs. MSI P965 Platinum - The P965 Platinum either tied or beat the Asus P5B-E in each test, whether synthetic or real-world, although the delta between the two boards was slight at best. Where the ASUS P5B-E really shines is in overclocking.
  • XFX 680i LT SLI Motherboard Tested - This board is promoted towards high end PC users and gamers that want performance on a budget, not as a hardcore enthusiast board.
  • Cheap GeForce 8400 GS On 19th June - GeForce 8400 GS cards will reportedly be priced at $45 and feature a 450MHz core clock, a 400MHz memory memory clock, 16 stream processors, and a 64-bit memory interface.
  • LGA 775 CPU Cooler Mega Test - 25 Coolers Tested - posted an extensive review on 25 LGA 775 CPU Coolers
  • AC3Filter 1.40b - AC3Filter (download) is a high quality free audio decoder and processor filter. It allows media players to playback movies with AC3 and DTS audio tracks.
  • Flock 0.7.14 - Flock is a social Web browser, open source, cross platform and based on Mozilla technologies. Currently, the browser implements support for and Flickr
  • IE7pro 0.9.18 - 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.
  • Messenger Plus! Live 4.22.274 - The Messenger Plus! Live team has released a new version of their add-on for Windows Live Messenger. It adds support for the Messenger 8.5.0517 public beta.
  • PHP 5.2.3 - This release continues to improve the security and the stability of the 5.X branch as well as addressing two regressions introduced by the previous 5.2 releases
  • Anger over DRM-free iTunes tracks - News site Ars Technica was among the first to discover that downloaded tracks free of Fairplay have embedded within them the full name and account information, including e-mail address, of who bought them.
  • What can you do with cyborg memory chips? -  In a case of science fiction turned reality, Israeli scientists earlier this week claimed that they have created artificial memory patterns on cultures of neurons. The scientists injected chemical stimulants into a batch of neurons and electrodes which then began firing off electrical impulses. The impulse firings are the beginnings of what the scientists think are memories and lasted for more than 40 hours.
  • Researchers solve Rubik's Cube in 26 moves - Researchers at Northeastern University claim that they can solve any Rubik's Cube puzzle in 26 moves, one move better than the previous record. Using grid computers that calculated at 100,000,000 times a second, Computer science professor Gene Cooperman and graduate student Dan Kunkle can pinpoint the correct set of moves "in about a second".
  • 40% Efficiency Solar Cells Developed - A story published at discusses recently published research into the fabrication of solar cells that surpass the 40% efficiency milestone. And nearly 90 percent of Americans think that solar electricity should be an option for all new home construction.
  • 12 Gene Tests That Could Change Your Life - Biotech companies are hopeful that the gene screens will form a new multibillion-dollar business, promising a new kind of preemptive care. Do you remember Gattaca movie?
  • Russia: our space atom rockets are bigger, nyah nyah - Russian strategic forces revealed this week that they have successfully tested a new intercontinental nuclear weapon, underscoring their ability to penetrate the developing US missile shield. The announcements were fairly evidently intended as part of a public response to ongoing US missile-defence efforts and in particular American plans to site interceptor rockets and radars in Eastern Europe. FYI, they plan to build a radar in the Czech republic - a few km far away from my home :-D
  • Amazing HDR photo of monsoon arriving in Mumbai, India - check it out
  • India's richest man builds 60-storey home - The building, named Antilla after a mythical island, will have a total floor area greater than Versailles and be home for Mr Ambani, his mother, wife, three children and 600 full-time staff.
  • 70% of Women Fake Orgasms - 7 Tips to Make Sure She Won't With You - What can you do to make sure you're not just a supporting player in one of her show-stopping performances?
  • Ferrari F1 cars take to the streets in Shell commercial - In what was reported to be the most expensive television commercial ever created, Shell filmed a variety of historic Ferrari Formula 1 cars blasting through the streets of some of the world's greatest cities.
  • Family Guy Star Wars Special Sneak Preview - Check it out before it disappears.
  • Battlestar Galactica's End Officially After Season 4  - Yahoo is now reporting on a release put out by David Eick and Ronald Moore stating that they will conclude Battlestar Galactica at the end of Season 4. They said it was a creative decision, and that they wanted to end the show on their own terms
  • Mr. Brooks trailer (Now Playing In Theaters) - In MR. BROOKS, Kevin Costner is expanding his thespianic repertoire by playing a deranged serial killer...Has anyone seen the movie?
  • How It Feels To Lose A Girl Explained To A Gamer - WTF :-)
  • XZIBIT "Concentrate" Uncensored (TV-MA) - I was expecting pure shit, but I actually liked it :-)
  • Imogen Bailey - See-through images + Sexy Kristen Smith Photos - check it out!
  • Rihanna Looking Sexy In Lingerie For Giant Magazine - Rihanna proves that she's not a good girl anymore by posing like an adult and I'm loving it!
 Gameguru Mania News - May,31 2007 - tech
TechNews - ATi Catalyst 7.5 Drivers - tech
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  • 1GB GDDR4 Radeon HD 2900XT next month - There is still no word if the XTX cards will appear or not, but maybe these new 1GB GDDR4 cards will be clocked higher than the current crop of HD 2900XT cards.
  • EVGA offers a free 680i LT mobo with 8800Ultra - Not only the EVGA's own 8800GTX ACS3 beated the Ultra in a lot of tests, but now the graphics card and motherboard maker is coming to market with two interesting products: 8800 Ultra The Black Pearl edition and an interesting marketing incentive: buy an 8800Ultra and get a free 680i LT motherboard.
  • New embedded Sempron 2100+ has 9W power rating - According to AMD, the Sempron 2100+ will find its place in single-board systems and embedded designs like thin clients, point-of-sale systems, and kiosks.
  • 2007 Dual Core AMD vs. 1986 Mac - In the Age of Computer Bloat someone has decided to do a performance comparison between a 1986 Mac Plus and a 2007 AMD Dual core, each running appropriate software. Who do you think would win?
  • ATi Catalyst 7.5 Drivers - In Vista, AMD has fixed bugs in Doom 3, Quake 4, IL2 Sturmovik, Lego Star Wars II, and Serious Sam. And in Windows XP, bugs in Call of Duty and Just Cause have been chased down and resolved. According to AMD, these drivers also significantly improve OpenGL performance in Windows Vista.
  • Three New Windows Live Betas -  The betas include Windows Live Messenger 8.5, Windows Live Writer and Windows Live Mail and all three are available now.
  • Mozilla Sunbird 0.5 RC1 - Sunbird Project is a redesign of the Mozilla Calendar component. The goal is to produce a cross platform standalone calendar application based on Mozilla's XUL user interface language.
  • Fedora 7 Is Out - Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that showcases the latest in free and open source software. Fedora is always free for anyone to use, modify, and distribute.
  • Hacking Firefox via Add-Ons - If you are a Firefox user, and I know a whole bunch of you are, you’d better read this.
  • Steve Jobs, Bill Gates face off  - The folks at Gizmodo have amassed a set of streaming videos that cover the interview in its entirety, and those videos can be accessed here. Highlights from the discussion include Swisher asking the two men what they believed to be the greatest misunderstanding about their relationship, to which Jobs replies, "We've kept our marriage secret for over a decade now," generating laughs from the audience and palpable discomfort from Gates.
  • EMI music: DRM-free and coming to YouTube - EMI and YouTube have agreed to a deal that will make EMI music videos available free of charge, and EMI music can now be featured in user-generated footage. All the major music labels are now on board the YouTube train.
  • Nokia 8600 Luna Video Preview - The 8600 Luna has a form similar to the 8801 sold in the US last year, however the front cover of the slide is now glass instead of metal, and the phone itself has been updated to quad-band GSM/EDGE, a 2 Megapixel camera, and a QVGA display.
  • How to send email to a phone - check it out
  • New Device In Movie Theaters Lets You Bust Annoying Viewers - Whether it is a cell phone ringing or a baby screaming, there's always something that has the potential ruin your movie going experience.
  • Manventions: The 10 Inventions Men Demand - I love inventors. They bring us all the cool stuff …like iPods and…chairs…and toilets. Pretty cool, right
  • Shrek 4 and Shrek 5 Announced - Dreamworks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg has announced that there will be a Shrek 4 (2010) and Shrek 5
  • New Fantastic Four 2 Trailer - Another version of the Fantastic Four 2 trailer is up on the web. It's a lot like the last one (which I have to admit was pretty good) with a few new shots in it
  • Anatomy Of A One Punch Knockout - This National Geographic video confirms the legend of the one punch knockout and shows the anatomy of what happens to the body when you are punched that hard. The toughest punch belongs to boxing, not martial arts.
  • A Krystal Forscutt Picture Moment - She's Hot In Her Bikini!
 Gameguru Mania News - May,30 2007 - tech
TechNews - Microsoft Surface Revealed - tech
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  • Intel's QX6850 Kentsfield on test - 4,800MHz (400x12) on MSI P35! -The QX6850 will be the only processor called Core 2 Extreme with 1,333MHz FSB, and probably the last stand of Intel on 65nm.
  • MSI Overclocked GeForce 8600 GT - Costing around USD 150, this video card competes in price with Radeon X1650 XT. And… what a joy! This model from MSI was between 4% and 16% faster than the regular GeForce 8600 GT, depending on the game and on the video resolution you are running.
  • PC Buying Guide - Tech ARP has posted their PC Buying Guide
  • Mozilla Firefox + tweak guide - Despite not being featured on the Firefox homepage the files have all been uploaded to the Mozilla FTP site
  • VIA HyperionPro 4in1 Driver 5.12a - Install the VIA 4-in-1 drivers to improve performance, fix issues and more.
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Driver For Vista 2.15.0002 - Vista drivers for the Sound Blaster X-Fi
  • Apple Releases iTunes 7.2 - Apple has released the latest version of iTunes, grab it if you need it. The iTunes Store now offers songs without DRM protection as well.
  • How to turn off the UAC (those annoying confirmation prompts) in Windows Vista - This may make Windows more stable for 99% of the users who don't know how to really use their computers, but what about the rest of us who know how to maintain our system? Windows keeps asking me if I want to wipe my butt when I take a crap. How do I turn the UAC off?
  • Microsoft Surface Revealed - Touch/Object-Sensitive Computer - I like it, it looks really cool, and if these things were $2k a pop, I'd happily replace my current coffee table with one of these!
  • Doom9 hackers publish latest AACS processing key - In response to concerns that blacklisting has rendered the 09 F9 processing key disclosure controversy obsolescent, the decryption connoisseurs over at Doom9 have published the mk3 key that has replaced it. This one starts 45-5F...
  • A Search Engine, Better Than Google? - It basically does a google search for the search terms, browses the results with its own crawler in real-time, then reinterprets the results and passes them on to the searcher.Of course, the concept of using each client computer as a crawler is an interesting one. However, Google could easily implement it into their Google Toolbar for much better results and integration. What do you think?
  • US Internet 'Spam King' Arrested - US prosecutors are saying that they have captured the notorious "Spam King" in Seattle earlier today. The guy faces 65 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted on all counts….probably more if the judge and jury are among the millions of people he spammed :-D
  • YouTube On AppleTV - Steve Jobs proudly announced today that, for the first time ever, the world will be able to watch YouTube in your livingroom thanks to the AppleTV!
  • Which ISPs Are Spying on You? - Wired News, with help from some readers, attempted to get real answers from the largest United States-based ISPs about what information they gather on their customers' use of the internet, and how long they retain records like IP addresses, e-mail and real-time browsing activity.
  • Saltwater into fire: An endless energy supply! - Could this be real, or an elaborate hoax? John Kanzius discovered that his radio frequency generator could release the oxygen and hydrogen from saltwater and create an incredibly intense flame.
  • Marcus Schenkenberg in Terminator 4?  - Scooper 'Pauluz' told to ComingSoon that model/actor Marcus Schenkenberg revealed new details about Terminator 4 on Dutch talk show 'Jensen!': Just wanted to inform you about something interesting. The male model Marcus Schenkenberg was on a Dutch tv show and mentioned he went to Cannes last week and booked four new movie roles. One thing that stood out was Terminator 4 and he also mentioned that Schwarzenegger would have a 30-sec cameo.
  • Learn How to Swear in Any Language - Accurate or not. most of them are funny as hell
  • Hit the GRIDIRON with this GANG! Uncensored (TV-MA) - Enjoy this EXCLUSIVE and UNCENSORED huddle with Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Xzibit, stars of The Gridiron Gang.
  • Miss Japan - Riyo Mori, Crowned Miss Universe 2007 - A 20-year-old dancer from Japan was crowned Miss Universe 2007 on Monday night, marking only the second time her country has won the world beauty title.  Miss USA Rachel Smith, who slipped and fell to the floor during the evening gown competition and was jeered by the Mexican audience during the interview phase, was the contest's fourth runner-up.
  • Emily Scott FHM Pictures + Nicole Scherzinger Sexy Photo Shoot - check it out!
 Gameguru Mania News - May,29 2007 - tech
TechNews - Google Maps new feature- Street View! - tech
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  • Intel Pentium E2140 Tested - The Pentium E2140 can provide extremely good performance when overclocked!
  • Next-gen AMD motherboard supports quad CrossFire - The big news is that CrossFire apparently works with four cards installed in either 2 by 16 or 4 by 8 mode.
  • MSI GeForce 8500 GT - cheapest DX10 card tested - For the kind of user this video card is targeted - someone wanting to spend only around USD 100 on a video card - we think Radeon X1300 XT with GDDR3 memories is a better buy. Also, if you have USD 20 more to spend, we highly recommend the Radeon X1650 Pro video card: spending only 20% more you get up to 79% more in performance.
  • Windows Vista 3D graphics performance: Part 2 - NVIDIA (DirectX 9) - Elite Bastards posted part 2 of their Windows Vista 3D graphics performance article series
  • USB Key Hardware Firewall - The "Yoggie Pico" runs Linux 2.6 along with 13 security applications on a 520MHz PXA270, a powerful Intel processor popular in smartphones and other high-end consumer devices
  • Google Maps new feature - Street View! - Street View displays an interactive panorama photo for certain locations on Google Maps. Note to get this to work outside the US, you need to add "&gl=us" at the end of the search URL.
  • IE7pro 0.9.17 Beta - 1IE7pro is an add-on for IE 7 which adds lots of features and extras to make your IE easier, more useful, secure and customizable.
  • Windows 'Longhorn' Resurrected and Available for Download - It makes me sad that Microsoft can't see the value of Open Source. If they simply let others work on their code, things like WinFS would be ready to deploy months ago. Instead, people have to reverse engineer them...
  • Top Secret Microsoft Product To Launch At Midnight? - It is very unusual for Microsoft that there hasn't been a leak yet, if we are to believe Gizmodo's story that Microsoft will announce a new product at 12:01am EST. The new hardware is supposed to come from the division of Microsoft that launched the Xbox and the Zune.
  • How to Format a Computer like an Computer Technician - Formatting computers is a task that busy computer technicians have to do almost daily and it isn't as easy as slipping the XP disk into the computer and pressing setup. Clients will want to keep their emails, documents and other settings.
  • IBM Buying Back $12.5 Billion In Stock - IBM announced today that it has contracted with three banks to buy $12.5 billion of its own stock back making this the largest accelerated stock repurchase ever.
  • Toshiba Announces Revamped Gigabeat V - The new Gigabeat V sports a 4" (480x272) widescreen display and is available in two flavours: a 8.6 ounce 40GB model and a 9.3 ounce 80GB model.
  • Germany adopts 'anti-hacker' law; critics say it breeds insecurity - Germany has just tightened up its criminal code to make hacking into computer networks a more serious crime.
  • IBM Worker Fired for Visiting Sex Chat Rooms Sues For $5 Mil - He is suing IBM for $5 million in damages, arguing that that online sex chat sites are a way of self-medicating his problem and that his online addiction should be treated the same way companies treat similar addictions to alcohol and drugs. IBM argues that he was warned in the past about visiting online chat rooms for sexual experiences whilst at work.
  • Volkswagen DSG Gearbox Gets Seven Speeds - By contrast seventh gear has been raised to act as an overdrive function making it ideal for motorway driving with the additional effect of raising economy and comfort levels. Production of the gearbox is set to start at the end of the year.
  • Star Trek: Amazing galaxy map of the United Federation of Planets - Wow, check it out
  • HOT Marzia Prince Pics - Simply one of the hottest models ever!
  • Kelly Brook Bikini Pics - Here's Kelly Brook having her photos taken for her 2008 calende.
 Gameguru Mania News - May,28 2007 - tech
TechNews - Radeon HD 2900 XT lacks UVD - tech
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 Gameguru Mania News - May,25 2007 - tech
TechNews - Intel V8 Faster Than Barcelona? - tech
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  • 8 Intel Cores Faster Than 16 AMD Cores? - Intel is demonstrating a dual quad-core Xeon system at the Microprocessor Forum that is supposedly faster than four quad-core Barcelona processors. Intel scored over 4,900 pixels per seconds versus a little bit over 4,000 for AMD's 4 sockets quad-core (Barcelona) system.
  • DDR2-1000 tested: Crucial Ballistix and Super Talent - Both kits tested today mark a departure from DDR2 speeds running CL3 and even CL4.
  • Intel Unveils World's Thinnest Laptop, Almost Skinny as a RAZR - The machine, which was co-designed by Intel engineers and a Portland, Oregon design firm called Ziba Design, has a thickness of only 0.7" (18mm). That's just enough to accommodate a single horizontal USB port, and it's about as thin as Motorola's Razr cell phone.
  • Sony Develops Film-Thin, Bending Display - Sony released video of the new 2.5-inch display today. In it, a hand squeezes a display that is 0.3 millimeters, or 0.01 inch, thick.
  • Microsoft to Release Windows XP SP3 Later This Year - Good it was about time, we have already more than 80 updates to get when we setup a fresh Windows XP SP2 install :-)
  • AVG Free Edition 7.5.472a1024 - AVG Free Edition is the well-known anti-virus protection tool. AVG Free is available free-of-charge to home users for the life of the product.
  • Pidgin 2.0.1 - Pidgin is an instant messaging program for Windows, Linux, BSD, and other Unixes. You can talk to your friends using AIM, ICQ, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, and Zephyr.
  • How the heck do I change my File Associations in Vista? - They are now handled by a new Set Associations window in Vista. To access the Set Associations window, follow these steps.
  • Keylogging Trojan Dodges Anti-virus Detection - A new variant of the Russian Trojan Gozi, armed with keylogging functionality, is making the rounds again. What makes this time different is that the Trojan can scramble itself to avoid detection by your anti-virus software.
  • Wi-fi and RFID used for tracking - Wireless tracking systems could be used to protect people and assets, backers of the technology say.
  • Legalized Blu-ray, HD DVD Copying Coming Soon -The AACS announces that it is now working to provide "managed copy" features on the media that uses its protection technology.
  • iPhone to be released on June 20th? - A number of reader reports and Google Groups message board posting indicates that CNBC's is reporting that the iPhone will be released on the 20th of June. On the Money last night on CNBC, the telco Analyst said they had been given the confirmed date of the 20th. Note that June 20th 2007 is exactly 10 years after the release of the 20th anniversary Mac (released June 20th 1997). I wouldn't be surprised if Apple invited the press to a special event around June 20th to release the iPhone, and maybe a brand new iMac.
  • $499 BoxTV Home Theater Projector - Can you really get a good home theater projector for $499? FYI, I found this - InFocus IN72 480p 16:9 LCD projector with HDMI input: $449 after rebate.
  • Toto Washlet S400 gives you a handsfree experience - It even provides front washing options.What's totally amusing is the Massage Feature. Toto Washlet S400 provides Warm Air Drying that has three temperature settings to dry your ass! The Automatic Air Purifier makes sure nobody smells the beans you ate last night. ROFL
  • The 22 Worst Named Places in the World - Some of these are really bad. Who wants to live in Spread Eagle, Wisconsin? Titty Hill? Cockburn? ;)
  • The 11 Worst Trends in Video Games (2007 Edition) - check it out
  • Japanese Human Art - Why Is My Girlfriend Mad? - Awesome video that multiple people performing together to form a skid of a girlfriend going crazy on this poor begging guy. She's throwing water, plate, pizza, spaghetti etc.
  • Aston Martin DB-ONE Concept - Independent car designer Ruben Vela points to what future Aston Martins could be like.
  • American Idol winner announced -  A 17-year-old from Arizona yesterday became the youngest ever winner of American Idol, after viewers cast a record 74 million votes.
  • BORAT loves Pamela Anderson - UNCENSORED - An EXCLUSIVE and UNCENSORED celebration of naughty, naughty "Borat." This episode of NO GOOD TV original series "Up Close" hosted by Carrie Keagan shows everyone's favorite Kazakhstani journalist the way he was meant to be seen (body thong not included).
  • Rebecca Romijn does La Perla - simply sexy! - The sexy Rebecca Romijn (Mystique in X-Man movies) does a La Perla ad photoshoot. It is a black and white photoshoot, in case you didnt notice already ;)
  • Holly Madison: Ranked #1 Playboy Bunny - Playboy model Holly Madison is Hugh Heffner's number 1 girlfriend.
 Gameguru Mania News - May,24 2007 - tech
TechNews - NVIDIA G92 will be a 1 Teraflop beast! - tech
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  • Nvidia claims G92 will be a 1 Teraflop beast! - The 8800 can rustle up about 330Gflops, which means the green team is suggesting that the 9800 could be three times more powerful!
  • Gigabyte motherboard cranks DDR3 to 2080MHz - Gigabyte boasts that the P35T-DQ6 was able to crank a 1GB module of Micron DDR3-1066 memory with from its stock 1066MHz to a blazing fast 2080MHz with 10-10-10-24 latency timings. Wow, that's fast!
  • DDR3 FAQ: A new memory standard already? - The memory comes with a promise of a power consumption reduction of 40% compared to current commercial DDR2 modules, due to DDR3's 90 nm fabrication technology, allowing for lower operating currents and voltages (1.5 V, compared to DDR2's 1.8 V or DDR's 2.5 V). "Dual-gate" transistors will be used to reduce leakage of current.
  • Mainstream GeForce 8 Series Round-Up: MSI & Gigabyte - Of the three GeForce 8 series cards tested, the Gigabyte GV-NX86S256H was the highest performing, as expected
  • Corsair Flash Survivor GT 8GB escapes torture test unscathed - This soldier of a USB drive not only performed great when tested against more fragile alternatives, it somehow escaped sans injury after being submerged in a pool, cooked in boiling water for ten solid minutes, and being creamed with a hammer numerous times.
  • A look into dead pixels - 2007 - The folks over at has published a new article which takes a look at the current policies of LCD Monitor Manufacturers about the pixel problems. If you hesitate between two monitors, two brands, the dead pixel warranty can and will maybe make the difference.
  • OpenGL to bring DX10 features on XP? - According to SplashDamage, developers of upcoming FPS Quake Wars, DX10 will get a run for its money. So DX10 features on XP? Does this mean we could see a new wave of games coming out using OGL for maximum market exposure? We'll see...
  • Researchers: 307-digit key crack endangers 1024-bit RSA - Why does anyone care? While your average Joe or Jane on the street will not be able to crack a 1024-bit RSA key anytime soon, experienced attackers might not have such a hard time. Getting the computing power to crack a 1024-bit key could be as easy as employing a decent-sized botnet or two.
  • Gmail Doubles Maximum Attachment Size to 20MB - Gmail upgraded the maximum attachment size from 10 MB to 20 MB.
  • Google turns the a bad way - Google and Dell have teamed up(?) to install some software on Dell computers that borders on being spyware.
  • Joost 10.3 Beta - The Joost team has released a new beta version to it's testers. There are not a lot of changes in this version, but it's definitely a step in the right direction. If you want an invite, try here.
  • The most incredibly messed up "Choose Your Own Adventure" you'll ever play  - Join the circus. Start a nuclear war. Go back in time and sleep with your mother. Play the first two levels of Castlevania :P
  • The Visible Man: An FBI Target Puts His Whole Life Online - It looks like he is is scared that the world would not care if he was arrested for something he didn't do. BTW: has anyone noticed that his website isn't even an alibi at all? he's not in any of the pictures, how do we know who is wearing that GPS, how do we know that he even has a GPS, he could be just marking random spots on that map...
  • Nine Inch Nails Frontman Says His Record Company Is Run By 'Thieves' - Something needs to change and change quick
  • Autoblog giving away a $29,000 car - Simply click this link to enter the sweepstakes. You can enter once a day until the sweepstakes concludes on 6/15/07! To enter and be eligible to win, you must be a legal resident of the 50 United States or Washington, D.C. and be 18 years of age or older at time of entry.
  • 7000 royalty free, high resolution stock photos - Browse and search their photo gallery of over 7.000 royalty free, high resolution stock photos, templates and logos to use in your personal and educational design projects
  • Top 20 Funniest Geek Humor Bits - The 20 funniest Geek Humor bits of all time.
  • New Fantastic Four Trailer With Fishburne As Voice Of The Surfer - In this one we hear the fish for the first time as the silver surfer.
  • Feeling Sexy Photo Contest: Hot and Humorous Pics - Photographers take on the theme 'feeling sexy?' in this photo contest - some aesthetically pleasing, some unquestionably hot and sexy and other plain hilarious results.
  • Heidi Klum Calls Her Breasts Hans and Franz - What kind of supermodel gives her breasts nicknames?
  • Sexy Triana Iglesias Photos (NSFW) -  Born in Oslo of Spanish and Norwegian parents on the 19 March 1982, she graces the UK fashion scene with her easy-on-the-eye figure, light brown hair and brown eyes.
 Gameguru Mania News - May,22 2007 - tech
TechNews - IBM's New CPU Hits 4.7GHz - tech
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  • IBM's New CPU Hits 4.7GHz without Breaking a Sweat -  While Intel and AMD continue to duke it out on the CPU front, the guys at IBM have unveiled a new dual-core processor that can hit 4.7GHz without sucking up so much power.
  • Super Talent introduces DDR3-1333 memory - Super Talent says its DDR3 modules are sampling now and will become available in volume next month. The firm only quotes a single price: that of the W1066UX2G7 2GB DDR3-1066 kit, which it says will cost a hefty $489.
  • Intel P35 Chipset: DDR2 Versus DDR3 Memory - Legit Reviews takes the time to compare DDR2 to DDR3 in terms of system performance: DDR3 memory has arrived and it's fast, but due to pricing DDR2 memory will still offer the best bang for the buck.
  • Sapphire's Radeon HD2600, 2400 come in July - This board will include 24 shader pipelines, a 128 memory bus and GDDR 3 memory. Every model has dual link DVI outputs while multi channel 5.1 audio is integrated with the graphics output so it can be piped through an HDMI adaptor.
  • ATI Tray Tools - Guru3D's ATI Tray Tools is a small utility that can be found in the windows tray which then allows instant access to options and settings.
  • NVIDIA 100.14.06 Linux Driver (beta) - The release notes for the 100.14.06 driver are quite simple: improved notebook support and fixed assorted minor bugs.
  • Rewritable HD DVD, Blu-ray Discs Coming - Ritek plans to start mass producing BD-RE (Blu-Ray Disc Rewritable) discs as well as HD DVD-RE (high definition) discs in the third quarter of this year, a small but important step to helping reduce the cost of such discs for users.
  • MS Wants To Identify All Web Surfers  - New Scientist reports on a technology Microsoft is developing to identify users based on their browsing habits.
  • U.S. House Approves Anti-Spyware Bill - Personally, I was hoping for the death penalty for spammers but I guess jail time for spyware isn't bad :-)
  • Father Of The LCD Dies At 74 - A pioneer of liquid crystal display technology, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, passed away Friday. He was 74.
  • Why there are so many people out on the street all day, not working - Who are these people? Well, I myself have never worked a 9-5 Monday -Friday schedule) What about you?
  • The Simpsons explains why Fox News, Fox Network are so different - In this video clip from The Simpsons, as Homer stares mesmerized at the set, Lisa asks the eternal question: "How can Fox News be so conservative when the Fox Network keeps airing raunchy shows? They don't fit together."
  • 10 simple ways to save yourself from messing up your life - 10 simple ways to save yourself from messing up your life
  • Galilea Montijo Sex Video Hoax + SFW video - Galilea Montijo is a 33 year old Mexican soap opera star born in Guadalajara. . What brings this woman to be the top search term (she is number 4 in Technorati, beating out Paris Hilton and even Myspace) is the rumor that an x-rated video circulating on the Internet is of her.