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 Gameguru Mania News - Jul,21 2007 - tech 
TechNews - Next Major Windows OS In Three Years? - tech
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  • Asustek Enables Support of Intel's Penryn Family Chips on Previous-Generation Mobos - Just like in the case of support for 1333MHz processor system bus, Asus managed to enable support of Intel's Yorkfield and Wolfdale processors on mainboards that have been on the market for quite some time. Those mainboards are based on Intel P965, Intel 975X as well as Nvidia nForce 6-series chipsets and require an update of firmware. Asus is expected to add support for chips produced using 45nm technology to other mainboards as well.
  • The Desktop - Time to Start Saying Goodbye? - Analysts claim that notebooks will dominate the worldwide PC marketplace by 2010.  One researcher even predicts it will be five to seven years before only the "die-hard" desktop users are left. What's your opinion?
  • Next Major Windows OS In Three Years? - The new version, which is currently known simply by "7", will once again be released in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. The company also confirmed that it is considering a subscription model to complement Windows, but did not provide specifics or a time frame.
  • Public test of Vista SP1 not due 'anytime soon' - Earlier this month, we heard reports that Microsoft was planning to release a beta of the first Windows Vista service pack on July 16. That date has come and gone, and Microsoft has now told the folks at Windows Connected not to expect a public beta of Vista SP1 "anytime soon."
  • Free your music from iTunes with iTunes Exporter  - Out of the box, iTunes can't transfer song files of individual playlists out of your library for playing anywhere other than your iPod. But an open source Windows utility, called iTunes Exporter, can do just that.
  • IE7pro 1.01 Beta 2 - 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. You can use IE7pro as Tab Management, AD Blocker, Flash Block, Super Drag Drop, Crash Recovery, Proxy Switcher, Mouse Gesture, Tab History Browser, Web Accelerator, User Agent Switcher, Webpage Capturer, Greasemonkey for IE and etc .
  • Custom Trojan Creation Tool Sold Online - PandaLabs has uncovered Pinch, a tool sold on several online forums and designed to create Trojans. The tool lets cyber-crooks define a series of malicious actions that the Trojans can take.
  • Google's $4.6 billion plan for an open wireless Internet - Google announced it would set aside at least $4.6 billion to purchase a slice of the public airwaves in an upcoming government auction of radio spectrum
  • College Professor Says Textbooks Are Too Expensive, Quits Using them  - Ron Hammond, Phd, professor at Utah Valley State College, has quit using textbooks in his classes. Why? They're too expensive.
  • You won't believe your eyes when 3D TV becomes reality - Perfect 3D television and movies without those horrible glasses? They're closer than you think
  • Kids use donated laptops to surf porn - Hah, what did they expect?
  • What Will It Take For You To Buy A PlayStation 3? - Check out the pros and cons in this article and leave your own answers.
  • Ferrari F430 Scuderia to be unveiled by Michael Schumacher soon - The new car can count on an extremely low weight-to-power ratio of just 2.45 kg per hp thanks to a low dry weight of just 1250 kg - 100 kg less than the standard F430 and to the naturally-aspirated 4308cc V8's 510 hp at 8500 rpm.
  • F1 Mercedes-Benz TV commercial - Alonso Hamilton Hakkinen - Worth watching!
  • New York Subway Map of the Internet - Must see!
  • Bikini Car Wash Goes Really Well (video) - Hot girls washing a car in skimpy bikinis, close ups of gyrating body parts and a hilarious ending. Enjoy!
  • Michael Vincent photographs hot babes (video) - Michael Vincent takes pictures of the baddest babes in the world! Maxim, FHM, Playboy
  • Amazing Optical Illusion - It's really an awesome trick on your eyes making them believe that a black and white photo is really color.
  • Hilary Duff - Maxim Scans -  She looks really good! Yay :-)
  • Is Carolina 'Pampita' Ardohain The Hottest Women Alive? - What do you think?
Quad vs Dual Cores for Gaming - tech
(hx) 03:41 AM EDT - Jul,21 2007 - Post a comment
It seems like a lot of people are wondering what they should buy once the Intel price drop hits and Intel's new processors come out. The chaps over at VE decided to ask Epic Games' Main Man and Lead Programmer Tim Sweeney for his take on the situation:
VE - Assuming you were making a new rig to run today and tomorrow's games, which CPU would you recommend at the $266 price point? A Quad-core Q6000 2.4GHz or Dual-Core E6850 3.0GHz?

Tim - If you're buying a CPU primarily for gaming, the sweet spot of the market seems to be dual-core. There, you can get a higher clock rate than is available (at least economically) in quad-core. All UE3 games, for example, scale really well to two cores, and you get significantly more performance than single-core much of the time. Though UE3 and many other engines scale somewhat to 4 cores, the benefits aren't huge.

That will change in a couple of years, but that's another upgrade cycle.

If you plan to do heavy level-building and mod making, I'd recommend quad-core. The development tools scale well to quad-core, having lots of content authoring apps open in Windows benefits from quad-core, and if you're going to be running a dedicated server on your machine to test a mod while also playing on that machine, it helps for that.

 Gameguru Mania News - Jul,19 2007 - tech
TechNews - ATi Catalyst 7.7 Drivers - tech
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  • Intel Prices Its First 45nm Processor - Intel's first 45nm processor will be a quad-core Core 2 Extreme and cost $999.
  • OCZ launches 1.8 GHz DDR3 - The new modules belong to Platinum Edition series, therefore they carry platinum-painted heatspreader and a number PC3-14400. Latter number means single of these babies is able to result in a 14.4 GB/s bandwidth. Combined, these could reach 28.8 GB/s if there was not for Intel's 64-bit GTL+ bus that is keeping people stuck at 8.5GB/s (1066 MHz one), that is 10.66 GB/s with the latest 1333 MHz one.
  • Abit IP35 Pro Socket 775 Motherboard Tested - This motherboard boasts many features, such as support for the latest 1333 FSB and quad core processors, HDMI ready sound, 100% Japanese solid state capacitors, Silent OTES cooling technology and 7.1 Realtek sound.
  • BFG Tech's GeForce 8600 GTS OC2 graphics card tested - BFG has pushed what's arguably the best mid-range GPU on the market to even greater heights with a little dose of factory "overclocking," making the OC2 one of the fastest 8600 GTS cards you can buy. All this sounds good until you get to the price tag. The GeForce 8600 GTS OC2 currently sells for $240 and up online.
  • Random slowdown bug plagues GeForce 8800 cards -  The slowdown bug is probably caused by texture eviction from device memory. Textures aren't being evicted when they should be, causing a loss of available device memory for other resources. Let's hope they fix it as soon as possible.
  • Carmack is 'not a believer' in physics processors - id Software star programmer John Carmack has told Boot Daily in no uncertain terms that he still has no interest in dedicated physics processing hardware: "I am not a believer in dedicated PPUs. Multiple CPU cores will be much more useful in general, but when GPUs finally get reasonably fine grained context switching and scheduling, some tasks will work well there"
  • Eight Video Card Coolers Tested and Compared - The models range from completely passive no-noise solutions to multi heat pipes equipped cooling monsters.
  • SanDisk Extreme Ducati Edition USB flash drive - SanDisk has unveiled the Extreme Ducati Edition USB Flash Drive, which doesn't do much to avoid looking like your average Liquid Paper Dryline Grip. Aside from the awkward resemblance, this glossy red device sports the same color effects as those found on the Ducati Corse team motorcycles, includes 4GB of internal storage, and touts write speeds of up to 20 megabytes-per-second.
  • Wal-Mart to Sell $300 PC with OpenOffice - The Everex Impact GC3502 usesWindows Vista OS, but substitutes the OpenOffice.org 2.2 version of word processing and spreadsheet tools for the traditional Microsoft Office variety. The computer runs on a 1.5GHz C7-D processor from Via Technologies Inc., a chip that meets lead-free environmental regulations and saves energy with low wattage demands.
  • ATi Catalyst 7.7 Drivers - AMD has ironed out issues in Call of Duty 2, Call of Juarez, Doom 3, Lost Planet, Monsters Inc., Neverwinter Nights, Pacific Fighters, Prey, Quake 3, and Quake 4.
  • IE7pro 1.0.1 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. You can use IE7pro as Tab Management, AD Blocker, Flash Block, Super Drag Drop, Crash Recovery, Proxy Switcher, Mouse Gesture, Tab History Browser, Web Accelerator, User Agent Switcher, Webpage Capturer, Greasemonkey for IE and etc .
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.5 - All users should upgrade!
  • AutoPatcher July 2007 - download!
  • Miro 0.9.8 Public Preview - Miro (download) lets you watch Internet videos like you watch TV. Download and watch all the best internet TV shows and videos in one powerful application
  • Disney Music Label Offers New CD Format - Hollywood Records on Wednesday unveiled its new CDVU+ (CD View Plus) format with digital magazine extras, song lyrics, band photos and other extras to boost fan loyalty.
  • iPhone Hacked to Accept Other Network SIM Cards - What the hackers have accomplished is to allow the iPhone to run on any previous contract, including those on corporate accounts.
  • Samsung SCH-B750 UCC phone - This phone is loaded with features such as enhanced video recording by with swiveling folder and supports CIP(352x288) resolution that is one level higher than QVGA(320x240).
  • Million-dollar prize offered for soldier 'power pack' - The entry that can demonstrate a wearable electric power system that can provide 96 hours of equipment operation at 8.8 pounds or less, will take first place and the $1 million.
  • Confessions Of A Former Spammer - InfoWorld has posted confessions of a former spammer who claimed that he made almost a half million dollars a year before quitting.  He spent 10 hours a day, seven days a week studying how to send spam and avoid filtering technologies in security software designed to weed out garbage e-mail.
  • Harry Potter delivers the Deathly Lawsuits - TechCrunch is just one news site being coaxed into removing all information about the leak under the false pretence that to report about the leak is an offence under the DMCA in the US.
  • If you protest the war, the prez can take your stuff! (US) - I'm not a lawyer but I think the big thing is that this is open to interpretation. No where does it define what threatening the peace and stability of Iraq is. 
  • Airplane Graveyard - Flickr user dimsumranch has a neat collection of HDR photos of an airplane graveyard in Mojave, California
  • Lockheed's MULE Armored RC Robot Defends Soldiers, Kills Baddies - Here's a video of Lockheed Martin's MULE advanced robotic vehicle in action, complete with Joes and baddies shooting at each other while the MULE fires its machine gun, gives away free rockets to an enemy tank and pinpoints targets for ballistic missiles.
  • Iosis X-based Ford Kuga to hit Europe in 2008 - The all-new Ford Kuga will go into production early in 2008 at Ford's Saarlouis plant in Germany. It will be launched across Europe from Spring 2008.
  • Turn Yourself Into a Simpsons Character - To promote the launch of the first full-length Simpsons feature film, Burger King and Fox have created The Simpsonizer. Woo-hoo!
  • A tornado of fire (pics) - Cool picture. I love how the firefighters are standing there like "yup, we're pretty much fucked on this one"
  • Emma Watson - Entertainment Thailand Shoot - Enjoy, I have a feeling it is only going to get better for you as soon as she hits "18" :-D
  • Jennifer Ellison sexy edits - check it out!
 Gameguru Mania News - Jul,17 2007 - tech
TechNews - Web Crash 2007 - tech
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 Gameguru Mania News - Jul,16 2007 - tech
TechNews - Intel intros the QX6850, lowers prices - tech
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World in Conflict - Open beta performance analysis - tech
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EliteBastards take a further look at the DirectX 10 performance in World in Conflict, the upcoming RTS game. They take a look at both the image quality and performance on offer utilising the DirectX 9 and 10 rendering paths in the open beta of this game. Here's a taster:
Overall, I can't help but feel a little disappointed to see yet another game where the inclusion of DirectX 10 functionality has done nothing for the title either graphically or from a performance standpoint - I really can't tell the DirectX 9 and 10 rendering paths apart, yet performance is lower to quite a considerable degree using the latter. Thus, it looks like we'll have to wait a little longer for that first title that really makes DirectX 10 a must-have commodity for a graphics board.

Examining performance under the DirectX 9 rendering path, things are pretty much as we expected - The ATI boards look good when rendering 'straight', but once anti-aliasing is thrown into the mix performance suffers heavily, and drops to equal footing or worse when compared to equivalent NVIDIA boards. Overall though, 1280x1024 with 4x anti-aliasing and 16x anisotropic filtering looks like a fair target resolution at our selected settings for both ATI's Radeon HD 2900 XT and NVIDIA's GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB. At the mid-range, 1024x768 is comfortable for the Radeon HD 2600 XT, but both mainstream NVIDIA boards would require a drop in in-game image quality to make the game truly enjoyable from a frame rate perspective.

As we've just mentioned, the move to DirectX 10 in this title means quite a performance drop for all parts, which again raises the question of both how well optimised current drivers are for the new API, as well as just how well this generation of hardware is equipped to handle DirectX 10 functionality. It's still too early to answer either of these questions unfortunately, so only time will tell. Beyond that, we once again have to raise a sigh for ATI's showing - First, there's the in-game text corruption issue, which basically makes DirectX 10 unusable, and beyond that, performance in general on Radeon HD 2000 parts is simply unacceptable at present. To be fair, NVIDIA have the advantage of releasing beta drivers specifically to ensure this open beta works correctly, but that still doesn't excuse the poor state of ATI's Catalyst drivers when it comes to DirectX 10 content - If they aren't careful, they face the possibility of being written off in the DirectX 10 performance battleground before they've even started. On the green side of the fence, NVIDIA's performance is much better, with the GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB capable of utilising the DirectX 10 rendering path happily at either 1024x768 with 4x anti-aliasing and 16x anisotropic filtering, or 1280x1024 without - Once again though, mid-range DirectX 10 parts just don't seem to be cut out to handle the new API at all.
 Gameguru Mania News - Jul,14 2007 - tech
TechNews - SiS preps new chipsets for Phenoms - tech
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  • SiS preps new chipsets for AMD Phenom processors - SiS 757 and 772 will support Socket AM2+/AM3 processors, AMD's Cool 'n' Quiet technology and HyperTransport 3.0
  • MSI GeForce 8500 GT and 8600 GT Comparison - While MSI's GeForce 8500 GT (NX8500GT-TD256E) is capable of handling the workload of the typical user and the odd game, the more powerful MSI GeForce 8600 GT OC provides twice the gaming performance in almost every gaming scenario tested.
  • Vista SP1 will fix critical ReadyBoost performance bug - Robert Hensing, a security engineer at Microsoft, wrote on his blog about a performance flaw in ReadyBoost which severely hindered the responsiveness after resuming from standby (S3) or hibernate (S4) due to an architectural bug.
  • Make Your Own USB Powered Air Cooler (video) - check it out
  • PowerBook Adapter Goes Up In Smoke - Apple products catching on fire happens enough that it is no longer a surprise to anyone. Well, that is unless it happens to David Letterman's head writer and it is captured on video.
  • Custom Ringtones CONFIRMED for iPhone - Following these simple instructions, you can now add your own custom ringtones to your iPhone. (Mac only, for the time being ...)
  • 75 year old has fastest home broadband - Sigbritt Löthberg's has a 40 gigabits per second connection which is the first time ever that a home user had such bandwidth to play with.
  • Miracle man walks again - Take Peng Shulin, a man from China who had the lower half of his body severed in a tragic accident -- for years he has been bedridden, but recently doctors have engineered an ingenious device that is allowing him to walk again
  • Chuck Norris Action Jeans - Wow, nostalgia :-)
  • Computer teacher pwns l33t h4x0r kid in his class - Great story!
  • How Many Americans Believe in God? - You May Be Surprised!
  • Hit & Run? (video) - Police chase ends  abruptly!
  • World's Shortest Man Meets Tallest Man - This photograph shows Bao Xishun, the world's tallest man, shaking hands with He Pingping, a contender for the title of world's shortest man. Bao is 7-feet, 9-inches tall. He is 2-feet, 5-inches tall.
  • Cameron Diaz - Young Silky Upskirt Rare Shoot - check it out
 Gameguru Mania News - Jul,12 2007 - tech
TechNews - Crysis kicks a$$ on Intel's Quad Core! - tech
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All of 21st Century human knowledge could be stored on a carbon crystal
 Gameguru Mania News - Jul,11 2007 - tech
TechNews - Critical flaw found in Firefox 2.0.0.4 - tech
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  • BFG GeForce 8600 GTS OC2 -This BFG graphics card is offering decent performance up-to a resolution of 1280x1024 in most games and even higher resolutions with slightly older games; which makes it an interesting product for a lot of you.
  • Maxtor 750GB OneTouch III Tested - This HDD boasts bus transfer rates of up to 800 Mb/sec and sustained transfer rates of 73 MB/sec. Could this be the solution to your data dilemma? :P
  • New Windows Server, Visual Studio coming Feb. '08 - Microsoft has dated the release of the next version of its server operating system, Windows Server 2008.
  • [!] Critical flaw found in Firefox 2.0.0.4 - The flaw can reportedly be exploited by malicious users in order to compromise a victim's machine. The problem is that Firefox registers the 'firefoxurl://' URI handler and allows invoking firefox with arbitrary command line arguments.
  • Microsoft Security Updates for July 2007 - Microsoft has released its July 2007 security bulletin, which includes six updates: three are designated "critical" by the software giant; two are deemed "important," and one is ranked "moderate."
  • AOL launches myAOL -  MyAOL is made up of three services: myPage, a customizable start page akin to Pageflakes or Netvibes; Mgnet--an audiovisual mashup of news; and Favorites--which for all intents and purposes is a Web-based RSS reader. All three offer various ways of browsing, reading, and discovering news and Web content.
  • Samsung To Launch Dual Format Player - The Samsung Duo HD BD-UP5000, the world's second dual-format disc player model supporting both HD DVD and BD next to the LG Electronics BH100. The device will be initially introduced in the European market at a tentative price of 400 euro (US$545) in the fourth quarter of 2007.
  • Guy plays WoW on iPhone, universe explodes! - He's using a program called Telekinesis that basically streams video from your laptop through your iPhone, and it's not like the game was ported to it specifically, but we sincerely hope gaming on the iPhone will eventually look pretty much nothing like this :-)
  • Samsung Set to Launch YouTube-Capable Phone This Month -  The SGH-L760 is a 3G slider with a 2 megapixel camera and video recording capabilities.
  • Nokia PC Suite 6.84.10.3 - Nokia PC Suite (download) is a package of Windows-based PC applications developed especially for use with Nokia phones. Depending on your phone model, it lets you synchronize, edit, and back up many of your phone`s files on a compatible PC through a wireless or cable connection.
  • Microsoft says it's bad surge protectors killing Xbox 360's - It's not overheating killing your 360, but that surge protector you have it plugged into. This according to Microsoft.
  • Enertia Electric Motorcycle To Hit Stores In Early 2008 - It's not the fastest thing in the world with a top speed of 50mph and a range of 45 miles, but that's more than adequate for most city dwellers. A full recharge -- via a standard plug -- takes about 3 hours
  • Countdown to a synthetic lifeform - According to George Church at Harvard Medical School in Boston, who has devised a complete blueprint for a synthetic cell, an investment of around $10 million would be enough to turn the "bottom-up" dream into reality.
  • Websites lobbied over net suicide - Internet providers have been asked to help with the growing problem of teenage suicides in Northern Ireland
  • The Pirate Bay Interview (video) - Brokep from The Pirate Bay talks about TPB's contribution to the BitTorrent scene, their secret upcoming project, the new anonymous P2P protocol they are working on and much more.
  • Cracked LCD Screen Prank (video) - This guy installs a desktop background of a cracked LCD screen and detaches the mouse and keyboard. When his roommate gets home he thinks his computer monitor is busted and flips out. Pretty cool! ;-) ROFL!
  • Yeah baby, yeah! - Hot mouse on mouse action :-D
  • How To Teach Kids About Sex and Babies - I've never seen a kids' book so honestly describe the process of having sex and the baby being born as the result.. this is like wow, you must see the pages of this book.
  • Gone Baby Gone Trailer - The Gone Baby Gone trailer is now up online
  • Mariah Carey Bikini Pictures - Well, here she's in Italy on some private yacht in a bikini and she still looks fantastic. I mean what is she now? Like 37 years old? Anyway, good for her for keeping that body in shape.
  • Sophie Howard ultra sexy photoset - Sophie Howard (born February 24, 1983) is a glamour model from Southport, England.
  • Jessica Alba is Super Sexy in GQ UK - Not only does Jessica Alba look extremely sexy in these pictures, but I'm pretty sure I've never seen anything better than those oiled-up legs. Well, okay, I have, but they are still really sexy!
 Gameguru Mania News - Jul,09 2007 - tech
TechNews - Athlon 64 X2 6000+ costs only $178! - tech
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 Gameguru Mania News - Jul,07 2007 - tech
Weekend Reading - 2900 XT 512MB vs 8800 GTS - tech
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 Gameguru Mania News - Jul,05 2007 - tech
TechNews - 'DVD Jon' Cracks iPhone Activation - tech
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Real World DirectX 10 Performance: It Ain't Pretty - tech
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With the first three DX10 games out there in the wild, the chaps over at AnandTech take a close look at what we can expect from the current DX10 implementation. Here's an excerpt:
For now, AMD does seem to have an advantage in Call of Juarez, while NVIDIA leads the way in Company of Heroes and Lost Planet. But as far as NVIDIA vs. AMD in DirectX 10 performance, we really don't want to call a winner right now. It's just way too early, and there are many different factors behind what we are seeing here. As the dust settles and everyone gets fully optimized DirectX 10 drivers out the door with a wider variety of games, then we'll be happy to take a second look.

The more important fact to realize is that DirectX 10 is finally here. While developers are used to programmable hardware after years with DirectX 9, there is still room for experimentation and learning with geometry shaders, more flexibility, lower state change and object overhead, and (especially) faster hardware. But DirectX 10 isn't an instant pass to huge performance and incredible effects.

Let's look at it like this: there are really three ways a game can come to support DirectX 10, and almost all games over the next few years will ship with a DX9 path as well. The easiest thing is to do a straight port of features from DirectX 9 (which should generally be slightly faster than the DirectX 9 counterpart if drivers are of equal quality). We could also see games offer a DirectX 10 version with enhanced features that could still be implemented in DX9 in order to offer an incentive for users to move to a DX10 capable platform. The most aggressive option is to implement a game focused around effects that can only be effectively achieved through DirectX 10.

Games which could absolutely only be done in DX10 won't hit for quite a while for a number of reasons. The majority of users will still be on DX9 platforms. It is logical to spend the most effort developing for the user base that will actually be paying for the games. Developers are certainly interested in taking advantage of DX10, but all games for the next couple of years will definitely have a DX9 path. It doesn't make sense to rewrite everything from the ground up if you don't have to.
 Gameguru Mania News - Jul,04 2007 - tech
TechNews - Happy 4th of July! - tech
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Happy 4th of July! It's Independence Day today and that usually means a day filled with family, food, and fun. Be safe today, especially if you plan to mess with any fireworks, and enjoy the holiday!
  • Super Talent unveils high-density, high-speed DDR3 - Super Talent today unveiled a trio of new DDR3 memory offerings that feature higher speeds and greater densities. The flagship is the new W1600UX2G7 memory kit, which packs two 1GB modules rated for a speedy 1600MHz with timings of 7-7-7-18 at 1.8V. Super Talent also has a similar W1600UX2G9 kit with slightly looser 9-9-9-21 latencies, also at 1.8V.
  • XFX GeForce 8600 GT Fatal1ty Edition Tested - The Fata1ty Geforce 8600 GT graphics card comes with it's GPU core pre-overclocked at 620 MHz and 256MB memory clocked at (2x) 850 MHz. That's not that special, yet it's doing that while being passively cooled!
  • Anti-Piracy Gang Launches their own Leech Site to Trap People - The sole purpose of the site is to trap people into uploading copyrighted material, and bust them for doing so.
  • Meebo Now iPhone Friendly - It looks like the Meebo team has made the appropriate changes, so Meebo now works from the iPhone. The 'Go' button appears on the iPhone keyboard and submits your messages.
  • Apple launches battery replacement program for iPhone - If your battery goes flat Apple will replace it for $79.95 plus $6.95 for shipping, with turnaround time expected to be about three business days
  • Creepy High Voltage Installations in Russia - Russian countryside yields sometimes most improbable sights - abandoned artifacts and installations from bizarre military/scientific research, strangely futuristic forms left to rust and decay - to be found by a curious photographer
  • Paris Hilton, It’s Sure Good to Have You Back - Yes Indeed… a picture truly is worth a thousand words, eh?
  • Mysterious "Transformers" Trailer Leaked - check it out
  • Can you remember all the US Presidents? - Pretty cool web game. You have 10 minutes to guess/remember all the U.S. Presidents throughout history.
  • Jessica Alba Uncensored and Fantastic for You! - Alba ...yes! :-)
  • Michelle Marsh For The 4th Of July! - Oh yeah!
 Gameguru Mania News - Jul,03 2007 - tech
TechNews - Gates No Longer World's Richest Man - tech
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 Gameguru Mania News - Jul,02 2007 - tech
TechNews - AMD Phenom Delayed Until Q1/08? - tech
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  • AMD Phenom Delayed Until Q1/08? - AMD denies these rumors and claims the Phenom is indeed on schedule for the second half of 2007. But who knows...
  • Intel's Budget Chipset Evolves ECS G33 - TweakTown takes a look at Intel's Budget Chipset - without any digital video features or TV out, it's designed for the office environment, pure and simple.
  • Samsung Q1 Ultra Problems? -  It seems that Samsung may be in the process of revising the specs and prices for their upcoming UMPC, the Q1 Ultra. Sadly, it might be that the specs are going down and the price is going up :-(
  • RivaTuner v2.02 released - In this release they have included a huge number of stuff to keep you busy, obviously GeForce 8800/8600 and some experimental Radeon HD 2400/2600 support is here as well.
  • nCleaner 2.3.3 - nCleaner (download) contains an advanced system and application cleaner with over 90 cleaning items available, a Registry Cleaner, a Tweak Manager, an advanced Startup Manager, a Junk Finder, a Free Space Shredder, a System Resource Monitor, a System Adviser, supports logging and statistics as well as advanced Scheduling.
  • MessengerDiscovery Live 1.3.0322 - MessengerDiscovey Live is a free Windows Live Messenger add-on
  • Harry Potter Worm - Rather than getting a sneak preview of the book, impatient muggles who click on the file will instead find their PC infected by the W32/Hairy-A worm.
  • Upcoming MacBooks to have multi-touch features? - CrunchGear's source claims MacBooks with multi-touch, er, touch pads will come out in October. The machines are expected to be manufactured using new materials and to be significantly thinner than existing models.
  • AT&T Trying To Fix iPhone Problems - Any of you having problems activating your new iPhone? Despite it, some analyst claim that sales should top 500,000 for the first weekend
  • VoIP must support disabled users, pay fees - The FCC recently ruled that VoIP operators must pay into the Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) Fund and must support 711 dialing for users who are hard of hearing or speech-impaired
  • N-Gage games to equal PC games - Nokia has started development on at least one cross-platform game, codenamed "Project White Rock", which will offer an identical experience on PCs and N-Gage mobile phones, Pocket Gamer reports.
  • Forza 2 crashes Xbox 360? - The thread in Forzamotorsport.net was talking about fairly widespread claims that Forza 2 is causing Xbox 360 units to crash. Some of the reports claimed that the game could actually kill the XBox deader than a Dodo.
  • Nine Cool Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Wikipedia - Wikipedia is great encyclopedia, but did you know you could also use it as a future planner, TV guide, zeitgeist trend tracker, and more?
  • Why can't a blonde get a drivers license?  - check it out :-D
  • Playboy's PLAYMATE OF THE YEAR Kara Monaco uncensored - check it out!
  • KamaSutra... with 2 babes teaching (pics) - Hey that's not strictly kamasutra... but who cares about details! :-D
 Gameguru Mania News - Jun,30 2007 - tech
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 Gameguru Mania News - Jun,28 2007 - tech
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  • Intel Reveals 'Larrabee' Teraflop Processor - Intel's code-named Larrabee processor, which seems to be an array of computational arithmetic logic units (ALUs) with caches as well as memory controller, will be capable of processing 'well in excess' of a teraflop of data, according to Justin Rattner, Intel Corp.'s chief technology officer. The processor is set for release in 2010, but could show up in 2009, Mr. Rattner is quoted to have said.
  • ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT, 2600 Pro, and 2400 XT tested - These cards are obviously not geared to hardcore gamers - the Radeon HD 2600 XT, performed about on par with or markedly behind a GeForce 8600 GT.
  • Mid-range 65nm GeForce 8 coming in November - The card will feature a new G92 graphics processor that will be based on 65nm process technology, just like the RV630 and RV610 GPUs in AMD's new Radeon HD 2600 and 2400 cards. The G92 will feature a 256-bit memory interface and will support the PCI Express 2.0 specification, which offers twice the bandwidth of first-generation PCIe. Performance of G92-based products will lie somewhere between that of the 8800 GTS and 8600 GTS.
  • Foobar + FofR = awesome audio player configuration -  It seems I'll have to give Foobar2000 a try again.
  • Cool Google Search Trick - This is a pretty simple search trick that makes it very easy and efficient to search for files that are often more difficult to find
  • Fake Microsoft Security Bulletin Alert! - If you get an e-mail warning you about a Microsoft Outlook zero-day exploit just delete it. It is simply another phishing scam.
  • Vista Transformation Pack 7 -  WindowsX has released a brandnew version of the Vista Tranformation Pack for Windows XP. There are some nice new features like Vistart and the Vista Sidebar 2.0
  • How To Crash Windows Vista In 10 Seconds Or Less - Hold down the Windows key and the letter "E" for 10 seconds or so. After opening up Windows Explorer windows ad infinitum, your system will stop responding.
  • Torvalds attacks Microsoft: Show us the 235 Linux patent violations - Torvalds has a simple solution. Microsoft should put or shut up. Microsoft should list the patents it claims Linux violates, so that the open source community can either rewrite the offending code or test the legitimacy of Microsoft’s claims in court.
  • New PS3 buyers to get five free Blu-ray titles -The five movies will come from a list of 21 titles, including choices like Pearl Harbor, Black Rain, Underworld, and Transporter 2.
  • Critical Consensus: The iPhone scorecard - A chart of the top-rate reviewers who examined the Apple iPhone and what they thought.
  • Roman Candle Battle (video) - These guys have a roman candle fight in there backyard.
  • Jay Leno Gets A Sneak Peek At The All-New '08 Cadillac CTS (video) - The new 2008 Cadillac CTS will prove once and for all whether GM's luxury division can truly deliver on the promise of its radical "Art & Science" styling revolution and run wheel to wheel with the likes of Audi, BMW, Lexus, and Mercedes-Benz.
  • Megan Fox Gets Ready for Transformers Debut! - If you've outgrown Optimus Prime, Megan Fox is the best reason to watch Transformers the Movie!
  • Kayleigh Pearson Sexy Photos - Kayleigh was the winner of FHM's High Street Honeys competition back in 2003 and was voted into FHM's list of the 100 Sexiest Women in both 2004 and 2005. Do you like this girl? :-D
 Gameguru Mania News - Jun,27 2007 - tech
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  • Intel G35 chipsets will not support DirectX 10 until 2008 -  Intel's G35 chipset was originally planned to support DirectX 10 at launch time.
  • ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT benchmarks (in German) - check it out
  • NVIDIA ForceWare 162.15 BETA (Windows XP) - The new beta driver improves compatibility for Lost Planet.
  • iTunes Anonymizer - The free software allows consumers to erase their name and e-mail addresses from their iTunes Plus files. The software, which can only anonymize one file at a time, also offers to make a backup of the original file.
  • Windows Live Folders and Photo Gallery announced - Windows Live Folders, which we showed you when it briefly popped up back in May, is the first attempt at a "storage in the cloud" service for Windows Live. The beta will provide 500mb of online storage at no charge, with a 50mb individual file size cap. Windows Live Photo Gallery is a new product, an "upgrade" from the Windows Photo Gallery that comes with Vista, and which will be available as a free download for Windows XP SP2 as well.
  • Controversial BBC iPlayer launching this fall; open beta on July 27 - The BBC finally spills the details on the launch of iPlayer, a standalone software application that allows UK residents to download full TV shows up to a week after they air on TV.
  • New algorithms to make parallel programming easy - Researchers have put together a prototype system made up of 64 parallel processors they claim is 100 times faster than current desktop PCs.
  • Walt Mossberg reviews the iPhone (video) - The first official iPhone reviews are out, and everyone loves it!
  • Change TV Channels Without A Remote! (video) - This hack shows you how to change TV channels without a remote control, and annoy your family!
  • Brookstone kicks out anti-snoring Sona pillow - The secret lies in the patented Sona Pillow's shape. Users place one arm comfortably under the pillow's sleeping surface in a recessed space and remain in a naturally comfortable side-sleeping position thanks to the pillow's triangular design and raised center
  • LEGO Aircraft Carrier - This LEGO aircraft carrier is one of the most detailed models I have ever come across.
  • NASA publishes spectacular images of the recent mission - STS-117 Atlantis mission's rendezvous with Expedition 15 of the International Space Station
  • MSNBC anchor tears up Paris script! Must see! :-) - Give that anchor a raise!
  • Sexy Shay Laren Pics - check it out!
 Gameguru Mania News - Jun,26 2007 - tech
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