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- New 45nm Athlons, Phenoms coming out soon - Likely
to arrive next month
(maybe at Computex), the e-series DDR3-supporting quad- and triple-core
CPUs bear both the Phenom and Athlon brands and feature TDPs of 45W and
65W (depending on model). As detailed in the chart, the 65W AM3 line-up
includes two Phenom II X4s (905e and 900e) and two X3s (705e and 700e),
while the 45W pack features the L3 cache-less Athlon II X4 605e, 600e,
X3 405e and 400e. The processors' prices have yet to be revealed.
- New Corsair SSD stores 256GB, costs $669 -
Corsair has introduced the P256, a
2.5-inch SSD with a 256GB capacity, nice performance ratings, and a
sub-$700 price tag. Transfer speeds should top out at 220MB/s for reads
and 200MB/s for writes!
- nForce 15.37 Drivers For Windows 7 - If
you are a nForce based motherboard owner that is running the new
Windows 7 release candidate, head on over to NVIDIA's driver download page and get your download on.
- Windows 7 RC Installation with DVD and USB (video)
- check it out
- Trying out Windows 7's XP Mode - Getting
those to work is relatively simple: just open up your virtual
XP desktop and install an application of your choosing. You're free to
run the app within the virtual desktop, but a shortcut for it will also
appear in the Windows 7 Start menu, under "Virtual Windows XP
Applications." Click on that with the VM closed, and Virtual PC will
let you load the VM silently and open the app inside an XP-themed
window within your Windows 7 desktop. Neat.
- ESET Smart Security 4 reviewed - ESET
Smart Security 4 is an effective security solution. As an
added bonus, is easy to install and use, and doesn't slow down your
computer. And unlike some other suites, all of the tools within ESET
Smart Security 4 look and feel part of the same program. For getting
your anti-virus, firewall and spam protection tools in one box, ESET
Smart Security 4 is a solid choice. But its overall malware protection
isn't as strong as Webroot's Internet Security Essentials (WISE) and it
has no parental controls or backup utilities.
- Mozilla Firefox to add Multi-process support
- Mozilla has announced a new project
that allows the web browser to run several processes at a time - one
running the main user interface and several to run the web content in
each tab. The benefit of this is that if one tab happens to crash, it
will not take down the entire web browser.
- Apple Rejects Bittorrent Control App - Apple
seems to have decided that any
app that has anything to do with BitTorrent
(even if the app does not download/upload anything!) is treated as
doing something that 'is often used for the purpose of infringing third
party rights,' and will therefore likely be rejected.
- Cablevision 101Mbps to have $300 'activation fee'
- Late last month Cablevision took the wraps off of a new
101Mbps downstream and 15Mbps upstream DOCSIS 3.0 tier called Ultra.
Users in our Cablevision forum are running the new tier through its
paces. While the $99.95 per month price tag is tasty, some users have
been surprised to note that there's a $300
"activation fee" for the new tier in addition to an
installation fee of up to $34.95.
- Samsung Alias 2 'Magic Keypad' in Action (video) -
Easily the most notable feature on the
Samsung Alias 2
is the 'Magic Keypad.' IT makes use of electronic ink technology to
change the button labels on the fly, operating in a similar way as the
screen on the Amazon Kindle. As a dual flip phone, you can open the
Alias 2 one way and reveal a numeric keypad. Open it the other way and
you gain access to a full slate of QWERTY. Further still, you could be
given app-specific buttons, like the calculator shown here. Presumably,
the web browser will provide buttons for back, forward, refresh, and so
- Indian students design an air-powered motorcycle -
A group of Indian engineering students
has invented a unique pollution free bike
which runs on air pressure and does not emit carbon into the
atmosphere.It takes air as fuel and emit air as exhaust. Equipped with
two compressed air cylinders, the 100cc bike currently runs at a speed
of 18km per hour, but the students hope to make it faster.
- Hover Car - Prototype (video) - Preview
of the futuristic 'X-Hawk' hover car, designed for vertical
landing and takeoff in cities
- I-Movix SprintCam v3 NAB 2009 showreel
(video) - Here is the first SprintCam
v3 showreel, made for NAB 2009 exhibition. Mostly 1000FPS
shots, made during a recent rugby competition in the Stade de France,
- First Prince Of Persia Movie Footage - In
Dastan (Jake Gyllenhaal), a young prince in sixth century Persia, must
join forces with Tamina (Gemma Arterton), a feisty and exotic princess,
to prevent a villainous nobleman from possessing the Sands of Time, a
gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to
rule the world. Disney has pushed the release date back all the way to
May 28th, 2010 next summer.
- Gamer Trailer - The
new Gamer trailer
is now online. The new film from our friends Mark Neveldine and Brian
Taylor (Crank, Crank 2). Set in a future-world where humans can control
other humans in mass-scale, multi-player online gaming environments, a
star player named Kable (Gerard Butler) from a game called "Slayers"
looks to regain his freedom and escape the prison while taking down the
game's twisted mastermind (Michael C. Hall). Gamer is tentatively set
for release via Lionsgate on September 4th this year.
- Second Full Trailer for Will Ferrell's Land of the
Lost - Universal has debuted the second
full length trailer for Land of the Lost,
the summer comedy starring Will Ferrell, Danny McBride, Anna Friel, and
Jorma Taccone. Universal's Land of the Lost hits theaters everywhere
this summer on June 5th.
- Starship Enterprise Destroyed by the Death Star
(video) - Military
force was authorized yesterday minutes after the E.T.'s 48
hour deadline had passed. The E.T.'s, were given an ultimatum to cease
all whale poaching and quit Earth.
- 'Noob' could be the millionth English word - The millionth word in the English
language could end up being noob? Now that is pretty damn
- Physics Win (pic) - How many times do you think he
busted his ass to get that right? ;-)
- Adriana Lima as Cleopatra (pics) - Here's
Adriana Lima looking like a modern day Cleopatra at the
launch of Victoria's Secret 'Noir Fragrance and Body Care Collection'.
- Hayden Panettiere is 'InStyle' UK: May 2009 Issue
- The Heroes hottie Hayden Panettiere
shows off her stunning photoshoot for the UK edition of InStyle