Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Official Orkut Themes

Are you bored using the same old Orkut theme that whitish one combined with faint touch of blue.Then there is some good news for all Orkut addicts.They just introduced the coolest feature you're gonna see this summer. Orkut has officially launched themes for Orkut addicts. These themes are not yet live on majority of Orkut profiles.So some have to wait for some time to have those themes right on their Orkut Homepage.



If you are interested in changing themes in yours Orkut profiles then Orkut follow the below guidelines !!

  • First of all Login to yours Orkut profiles after that >> Click on Edit Profiles >> Click On Themes Tab as seen in below Image

  • Select Themes of yours choice ,at present only 4 Themes are active . So you can only use 4 Themes in available 12 Themes.



Note:These features is not yet activated in all profiles.Hopefully they will be within a weak or so.

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

YouTube Got The Desi Style

The hugely popular online video community, YouTube, has announced the launch of its local Indian site.

YouTube India features a localized homepage and search functions, allowing them to create and share videos, discover the most popular and relevant videos in India, and connect with other Indian and global users. Eventually, YouTube India will have entirely "local" experience highlighting and featuring the content and functionality most desired by Indian users.

YouTube India features promoted videos, featured videos, and homepage promotions, localised user interface and help center, user support and community features (such as video ratings, sharing and content flagging), making it easier for the Indian YouTube community to search and view videos from India. Also, content uploaded by users in India will show up as "top favourites" and "recommended content" on the local YouTube site. The localized site also aims to facilitate connections among the large Indian NRI community.

YouTube has already signed partnerships, in India with Eros Entertainment, Rajshri Films, IIFA, Ministry of Tourism, IIT Delhi, NDTV, UTV, Zoom TV, India TV and Krishcricket.

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Sunday, May 4, 2008

Microsoft Withdraws Yahoo Bid

Microsoft atlast withdrawn its proposal to acquire Yahoo. Ballmer says he's disappointed and claims it won't be sensible to attempt a hostile takeover as that would make Yahoo undesirable as an acquisition for Microsoft.

“We continue to believe that our proposed acquisition made sense for Microsoft, Yahoo! and the market as a whole. Our goal in pursuing a combination with Yahoo! was to provide greater choice and innovation in the marketplace and create real value for our respective stockholders and employees,” said Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer of Microsoft.

“Despite our best efforts, including raising our bid by roughly $5 billion, Yahoo! has not moved toward accepting our offer. After careful consideration, we believe the economics demanded by Yahoo! do not make sense for us, and it is in the best interests of Microsoft stockholders, employees and other stakeholders to withdraw our proposal,” said Ballmer.

“We have a talented team in place and a compelling plan to grow our business through innovative new services and strategic transactions with other business partners. While Yahoo! would have accelerated our strategy, I am confident that we can continue to move forward toward our goals,” Ballmer said.

“We are investing heavily in new tools and Web experiences, we have dramatically improved our search performance and advertiser satisfaction, and we will continue to build our scale through organic growth and partnerships,” said Kevin Johnson, Microsoft president for platforms and services.

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Saturday, May 3, 2008

DVD Downloads On Apple iTunes

Apple Inc. has announced that it will begin selling movie downloads on the same day that film titles are released on DVD through its iTunes service. Apple has reached agreements with Warner Brothers, Walt Disney Studios, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Lionsgte, Image Entertainment and First Look Studios.

The announcement is a new growth area for Apple, creating interest in Apple’s iPod digital media player as well as Apple’s new Apple TV. It also poses competition for video outlets like Netflix, Blockbuster and Amazon. Film studios previously released new DVDs 30 to 45 days ahead of other distribution outlets to help preserve a major income source. With same-day accessibility Apple has an edge over the video outlets.

Movie titles available this week include "Juno," "American Gangster" and "I Am Legend." New titles will sell for US$14.99 each, with catalog titles available for US$9.99 each.

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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Ubisoft Announces Prince Of Persia (4) By End 2008

Ubisoft has announced that a new Prince of Persia is scheduled to release towards the end of 2008 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

This new Prince of Persia marks the debut of the critically acclaimed franchise on next-generation consoles. Developed by Ubisoft’s award winning Montreal studio that brought you Assassin’s Creed™ and the same all-star team that created the previously acclaimed Prince of Persia® Sands of Time trilogy, Prince of Persia is opening a new chapter in the Prince of Persia universe, featuring a new breed of gameplay. The game is poised to rejuvenate the action-adventure genre in addition to introducing a brand-new illustrative art style.

Ubisoft will also release a Prince of Persia game specifically designed for the Nintendo DS™ system, featuring an entirely new storyline and new characters. More details to be unveiled in the future.

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Nokia Unveils The New Nokia 6600 Fold


With one touch of a button, the elegant Nokia 6600 fold smoothly opens to reveal a stunningly bright 2.13'' OLED screen displaying up to 16 million colors. With its seamless design, the signature "smooth back" of the Nokia 6600 fold creates a comfortable contour when open, and remains subtle and compact when closed. The high-gloss surface of the Nokia 6600 fold comes to life when tapped twice to "wake up" the hidden outer display that reveals time, incoming messages, missed calls and more. A double tap on the Nokia 6600 fold also snoozes alerts and silences or rejects incoming phone calls.

With a set of contemporary mobile features that belie its compact size, the Nokia 6600 fold is proof positive that beauty can be far more than skin deep. 3G technology allows for fast and easy sharing of pictures and videos snapped with the integrated 2 megapixel camera with double LED flash or swift access to Internet services such as Yahoo! Go or Flickr.

It will be available in Q3 2008 for 275EUR excluding taxes and subsidies.

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Intel To Launch G43

The mighty G45 will feature full hardware decoding and MPEG2 acceleration, along with VC1 and AVC decoding, while the lower-end version of the same chipset won't.

Intel plans to simultaneously launch G43 and G45 chipsets, but the low-end version won’t accelerate HD DVD or Blu-Ray content.

The biggest limitation of the G43 is its dual channel memory support with only one dim per channel, while the G45 will have dual channel memory and two dim modules per slot. Still, this will let motherboard manufacturers make a cheaper motherboard with only two memory slots.

Both G45 and G43 have integrated HDMI, DVI and Display port, and this will certainly make them an attractive option for many consumers.

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Need For Speed Goes Back To Its Old Days

According to Fudzilla we can expect the next sequel of Need For Speed to be full of excitement for which the series is known i.e action packed racing with police chasing and also tunning the cars to get the maximum performance.

EA Sports officials realized that after their last sequel NFS: Pro Street failed to sell in huge numbers – something they haven’t experienced before. Frank Gibeau, head of EA Sports claims that the reason for that is that these series have, through the years, gone through changes and stepped away from the original concept. Most of all, NFS meant racing and police chasing as well as car tuning that brought pimping your ride to the game.

Frank Gibeau promises that NFS 12 will go back to its roots, which means we can look forward to seeing the good old NFS in its full glory. That in turn means that the 12th sequel is already in development, although Gibeau refused to share more details including the release date.

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1,Cool And Sexy

Today marked the launch of XPERIA™ and a new era in mobile communications with the announcement of the XPERIA™ X1, a stand-out, arc slider phone from Sony Ericsson designed to address the growing need for a premium, converged mobile experience.

The XPERIA™ X1 combines a 3-inch clear wide VGA display and a full QWERTY keyboard within a quality metal-finish body. With Windows Mobile® inside, the XPERIA™ X1 lets you choose from a dynamic range of activities at anytime and anywhere; from enjoying your favourite entertainment content to working efficiently on-the-move. Access a world of experiences simply by touching the XPERIA™ panel on the screen.




Features at a Glance:

* 3” touch display 800x480 pixels.
* QWERTY keyboard
* GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 + HSDPA/HSUPA (3G)
* WiFi.
* Windows Mobile 6.
* Touch screen (65 K)
* 3.2 megapixel camera with Auto-focus (with Photo Light and Video Recording)
* Joystick navigation (4-way key and Optical)
* Assisted GPS
* Bluetooth (Stereo A2DP)
* 110 x 53 x 16.7 mm, 145g

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA™ X1 will be available in “selected markets” from the second half of 2008.

Find out the complete specifications from here.
Picture[courtesy:Engadget]

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Friday, February 8, 2008

Official Pictures Of GeForce 9600GT

Fudzilla has scored the first official picture of a GeForce 9600GT card.

There isn't too much too see here, but with these cards launching in less than two weeks time, we thought you might want to have a look at what the final cards will look like. This particular card comes with 512MB of GDDR3 memory.



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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Apple Releases New 16GB iPhone And 32GB iPod Touch

Space has never been adequate for us.But this might give you some reason to smile as Apple has introduced the new 16GB iPhone and the 32GB iPod touch.

"For some users, there’s never enough memory," said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide iPod and iPhone Product Marketing. "Now people can enjoy even more of their music, photos and videos on the most revolutionary mobile phone and best Wi-Fi mobile device in the world."

Both costing $499 the two new slick and secsi devices feature more storage space, all the bells and whistles of the older models and not much else. With availability slated for right now the new iPhone and iPod touch versions can be purchased from Apple's Store at apple.com.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

New Intel Dual Core E7200

Don’t get too excited as this Wolfdale 45nm based dual core is scheduled for the second half of 2008 and it looks it will sit in-between E4700 and E4600.

The new CPU works at 2.53GHz and it has 3MB of cache memory which is it its strongest point. The new Dual core E7200 is Wolfdale, 45nm based, but it will end up 70MHz slower than E4700 that currently works at 2.6GHz. Naturally, the E7200 has two cores.

The new E7200 works at 2.53GHz but it has 1066MHz FSB that might even make it faster than E4700 that works with FSB 800. It should be available in second half of 2008.

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Monday, February 4, 2008

Intel X48 Chipset Launch Slipped Down To March

Suffering a similar fate as the 45nm quad-core processors, the X48 chipset has slipped from an early Q1 release all the way to March, the last month of the first quarter. Although both the chip and the CPUs have been slated for Q1 and no concrete release has been announced they were supposed to arrive, although in small numbers, as soon as the end of January, a target that has been obviously missed.

Whatever the reason, though we suspect the delay of the 3.2 GHz QX9770 to have something to do with this, the 1600 MHz FSB-supporting X48 and motherboards equipped with it will be arriving in March, likely in time to counter Nvidia's nForce 790i products. The bright side is that we get more time to save money for either one.

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Saturday, February 2, 2008

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Pics of Windows Mobile 6.1

Check out some screenshots of the new Windows Mobile 6.1 which shows some new information on what the next step might look like.



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EA FaceBreaker - The New Boxing Game

EA announced a new boxing game called FaceBreaker. This game will be released later this year for the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii consoles.

“We’re very excited to announce FaceBreaker, an all-new franchise from EA SPORTS that is fun, fresh and innovative,” said Peter Moore, president, EA SPORTS. “FaceBreaker reinvigorates one of the great genres in sports videogames. Arcade boxing takes me back to my roots in this industry, and this game signals our shift to adding more approachable fun to our product lineup. In no time at all, you’ll be picking up the controllers and knocking your opponent around the ring, smashing faces, and having a riot.”

The renaissance of the arcade boxing genre is upon us. Created by the same team that developed the award-winning Fight Night Round 3, FaceBreaker offers irreverent fun, immersive gameplay and eye-popping stylized graphics. In this in-your-face, arcade world full of ego-wielding characters, each boxer comes to life with unique attributes and distinct personal style, including Romeo, a Latin lover known for his pelvic thrusts, and Molotov, an oversized Russian demolitions expert with a penchant for fighting dirty. Add a little personal motivation to your fight by uploading a photo of your face to create a realistic likeness using Photo Game Face, and go toe-to-toe with a real-life friend or foe.

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Friday, February 1, 2008

Microsoft Confirms DirectX 10.1 in Service pack 1

Microsoft now officially talks that DirectX 10.1 is the integrated part of DirectX 10.1.

The new API will enable new hardware features and according to Microsoft Service pack 1 “Adds support for Direct3D® 10.1, an update to Direct3D 10 that extends the API to support new hardware features, enabling 3D application and game developers to make more complete and efficient use of the upcoming generations of graphics hardware.” I am sure that Nvidia doesn’t likes the sound of it as it doesn’t have a support for DirectX 10.1.

The second release candidate dated 13th of January is already out and he adds a DirectX 10.1 support but currently, there are no much applications that can get the benefits of DirectX 10.1. We are sure that ATI’s demo team works hard to make some.

Service pack 1 for Vista is still scheduled for Q1 so we should see it hopefully before the last days of March as it should speed up a few things, while fixing some known bugs.

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Microsoft Offers To Buy Yahoo !

Microsoft has made a formal offer for Yahoo, the software giant wants to buy the search engine for $44.6 billion.Microsoft is bidding $31 per share for Yahoo, which is 62% more than Yahoo's closing stock price Thursday at $19.18.

Commenting on the proposal, Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer of Microsoft said, "We have great respect for Yahoo!, and together we can offer an increasingly exciting set of solutions for consumers, publishers and advertisers while becoming better positioned to compete in the online services market."

Yahoo! can offer a competitive choice while better fulfilling the needs of customers and partners. The combination will create a more efficient company and will generate at least $1 billion in annual synergy for the combined entity.

Microsoft has developed a plan and process that will include the employees of both companies to focus on the integration of the combined business.

"We believe our combination will deliver superior value to our respective shareholders and better choice and innovation to our customers and industry partners," Ballmer said.

The company plans to offer significant retention packages to Yahoo! engineers, key leaders and employees across all disciplines.

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Halo Wars For PC

Fudzilla published that there may be something for the PC gamer to cheer for,as Halo Wars can go PC.

The Angry Pixel claims that there’s a real possibility that Halo Wars will, besides XboX version, find its way to your PC. The Angry Pixel cites their anonymous source from Microsoft.

If these rumors have any truth, then XboX gamers will get a chance to test their skills versus PC gamers, through XboX Live service. This system is called Cross-Platform Gaming, and Halo Wars wouldn’t be the first game to support it. A game called Universe At War will indicate whether this system functions in strategy games.

Official confirmation is nowhere to be seen, but that might change as we’re getting closer to Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on the 18th-22nd of February.

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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Google Going For iPhone Killer With Dell


There are rumours that Google is planning to launch a mobile phone in partnership with Dell.

Marketing Week, quoting senior industry sources, claims the two companies will reveal their plans at next month’s 3GSM telecoms conference in Barcelona. Google insiders deny an announcement is that close.

There had had been talk of Google launching a “Gphone”, to go up against Apple’s iPhone, but it was not clear how this would come about. Dell has also been planning a move into mobile phones for some time and already makes PDAs so the rumour makes sense.

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New iPhone This Summer ?

There may be a new line up of Apple's iPhone this summer as expected by ComputerWorld.

ComputerWorld : At this point, I don't think new markets can get Apple anywhere near 10 million by the end of the year. It has already hit the biggest potential markets. Talks with Chinese carriers haven't really started. And I doubt China would provide a huge market for the iPhone anyway. The iPhone is too expensive for China and, besides, it has already got a bunch of iPhone counterfeit clones for Apple to compete with.

I also don't think new pricing will do the trick, although I am willing to predict that Apple will drop iPhone pricing this year. The cheapskate holdouts aren't going to out-buy the rabid Apple fans and gadget freaks who already own iPhones.

The most likely scenario is that Apple will unveil a new iPhone this summer, or fall at the latest.

This is interesting because to date we have no way to estimate how often Apple plans to refresh the iPhone line with new versions. The iPod Nano is the only Apple player to be refreshed every year like clockwork. The other models vary from 20-month cycles for the Shuffle to the subyear cycles of the Classic.

A new iPhone is likely to offer goodies like 3G, GPS, more software flexibility and fixes for the many small annoyances that some current users complain about.

The only way Apple could possibly feel "confident" of reaching 10 million units by the end of 2008 is if the company were to sell more iPhones during next year's holiday season than it did during the 2007 season. And the only way to do that is to sell to existing users. And the only way to do that is to come out with a new iPhone.

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National Relocation : Relocates Anything Anywhere

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Assassin's Creed Pushed Back To 28th March

Yet another delay and this time its the launch of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed as reported by Fudzilla.

Ubisoft has delayed Assassin's Creed for both Nintendo DS and PC, and the games are now set for launch on March 28th.

As you may know, Assassin's Creed was previously scheduled to launch in February for the DS version and in March for the PC version, but now we have more than two more months to wait for this game. The previous statement also means that users have two more months to fulfill the Ubisoft's high PC requirements for Assassin's Creed.

In addition to the Assassin's Creed delay, Ubisoft has also pushed the launch of Dark Messiah of Might & Magic Elements back one week, to 15th February. Ubisoft just keeps on delaying its titles.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

GeForce 9600 GT Benchmarks

It seems like we don't have to wait till the end of February when the most talked Nvidia Geforce 9600GT gets unveiled,as the benchmarks of this new card have started to pop up on the net.

This latest preview test from Chiphell sees two regular G94-powered GeForce 9600 GTS (64 Stream Processors, 512MB GDDR3, 650 MHz core, 1650 MHz shaders, 1800 MHz memory) being coupled with a system consisting of Intel E6850 at 3.0 GHz, a nForce 680i SLI board, 2GB of DDR2-800 memory plus Windows Vista and the infamous ForceWare 171.16 beta driver and benchmarked with Futuremark's 3DMark03, 05 and 06.

A single 9600 GT scored 10036 points in 3DMark06 (default benchmark) while the SLI setup topped 13080, over 900 points over the results of an 8800 Ultra - 12142. In 3DMark05 at 1280x1024 the 9600 GT SLI setup reached 18427 (16141 for the single card) while in 3DMark03 the pair scored just short of 45000.

Considering the price of the Ultra and what the mid-range 9600GT will probably be, it looks as if Nvidia already have a winner on their hands. Keep in mind the 9600GT is still at least a few weeks away and that will give the driver people at Nvidia even more chance to find tune the driver and suck even more performance out of the card.

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No Windows 7 In 2009,Microsoft Claims

TC Magazine published that we have to wait till 2011 for Windows 7 and there's no escaping Windows Vista till then.

The hopes and dream of millions of people have been shattered as Microsoft has denied recent claims that the next Windows OS (operating system) will be released as soon as next year. The story was that the Reddish Ringer of swift console death has stepped up the development schedule of Windows 7 and that it could be released as soon as the second half of 2009.

Although people are waving Windows 7 M1 screenshots around, the upcoming OS is claimed to still be in the early stages of development and with a build time of (at least) three years the 2009 deadline will not be met. A safer bet would put Windows 7's release around 2011. To be on the sure side though we might have to wait until 2012. There's no escaping Vista.

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Sign And Graphic Solution Made Simpler With FastSigns

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Amazon to Begin International Rollout of Amazon MP3 in 2008

Amazon is set to rollout Amazon MP3 worldwide in 2008.

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced that in 2008 the company will begin an international rollout of Amazon MP3, Amazon's DRM-free MP3 digital music store where every song is playable on virtually any digital music-capable device, including the PC, Mac(R), iPod(R), Zune(R), Zen(R), iPhone(TM), RAZR(TM), and BlackBerry(R). Amazon MP3 is the only retailer to offer customers DRM-free MP3s from all four major music labels as well as over 33,000 independent labels.

Launched on Amazon.com in September 2007, Amazon MP3 offers Earth's Biggest Selection of a la carte DRM-free MP3 music downloads, which now includes over 3.3 million songs from more than 270,000 artists. Every song and album in the Amazon MP3 music download store is available exclusively in the MP3 format without digital rights management (DRM) software and is encoded at 256 kbps to deliver high audio quality. Amazon MP3 customers are free to enjoy their music downloads using any hardware device; organize their music using any music management application, such as iTunes(R) or Windows Media Player(TM); and burn songs to CDs for personal use.

Most songs available on Amazon MP3 are priced from 89 cents to 99 cents, with more than 1 million of the over 3.3 million songs priced at 89 cents. The top 100 bestselling songs are 89 cents, unless marked otherwise. Most albums are priced from $5.99 to $9.99. The top 100 bestselling albums are $8.99 or less, unless marked otherwise. Buying and downloading MP3s from Amazon MP3 is easy. Customers can purchase downloads using Amazon 1-Click shopping, and with the Amazon MP3 Downloader, seamlessly add their MP3s to their iTunes(R) or Windows Media Player(TM) libraries.

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Why NVIDIA 9600 GT Delayed ?

The Inquirer has got something which shows the possible reason for the delay of NVIDIA 9600 GT card.

NVIDIA found a small percentage of GeForce 9600 GT boards exhibiting a voltage transient on the NVDD power supply during certain applications. They have reason to believe that this may cause a system hang under certain conditions. In order to provide the most robust and reliable solution possible to NVIDIA's customers they have decided to hold shipments in order to make some minor modifications to reduce the transients.

NVIDIA's engineering team has identified the necessary modifications and they are in the process of verification. I will communicate the exact modifications to you as soon as they have been verified and we will communicate the new shipping schedule in the next few days.

Since we are now running into the Chinese New Year holiday NVIDIA have decided to move the launch date out a week in order to ensure that our partners have enough time to get product on shelves at the time of launch.

***New GeForce 9600 GT launch date is Feb. 21st***

Please make sure that all partners are aware of the new launch date and let me know if you have any questions.

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Scented USB Sticks From Wilk

Bored of that same old USB sticks,then there is really something interesting out there from Wilk.Wilk, the company behing the Goodram brand, is offering interesting scented USB sticks. You can choose between lemon, strawberry or orange flavors and the company claims that the aroma will still be there after a year.


Prices start at €10 and the drives are available in 1, 2 and 4GB capacities, with the 1GB model being the most popular at the moment. It's a nice concept and a very nice gift idea.

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ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Launched

As expected AMD today released the dual-GPU Radeon HD 3870 X2 graphics card. This card features two 55nm Radeon HD 3870 GPUs on a single board and is available in retail stores for $449.

The ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 is the first enthusiast graphics processors to use TSMC’s 55nm process technology. The smooth transition to 55nm has allowed for a 2X increase in performance-per-watt over the previous generation. Through an elegant board design, the ATI Radeon 3870 X2 delivers exceptional acoustics that are roughly equivalent to a single ATI Radeon HD 3870. When combined with ATI PowerPlay technology, the ATI Radeon 3870 X2 delivers exceptional idle power efficiency with the ability to dynamically raise or lower GPU power depending on the usage scenario.

AMD also said that CrossFire X drivers have been delayed to late Q1 2008.

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GT 5 Prologue To Be Out On 28th March

Sony has just confirmed the launch date for Grand Turismo 5 Prologue. In Europe, the game will be out on the 28th of March; it should cost somewhere around €40 and there will allegedly be a download version, as well.

Your driving skills will be put to the test with 37 cars and 5 tracks (in two versions), there will be 24 Race Events and an arcade and online mode supporting up to 16 players.

The game will apparently be exclusive to PS3, because there’s no mention of other versions.

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Get Stylish Prescription Glasses Online

Are you bored with your old optical frames and want to have some really cool and attractive frames within what your doctor has prescribed.So here's Best Thing Found: Zenni Optical.Zenni Optical $8 Rx Glasses are the lowest prescription glasses one can found over net.They are really very attractive and also very stylish.

Great Discovery: Zenni Optical,is what we can trully say.It has changed the way of online shopping for optical glasses without any harm to your precious eyes.ZenniOptical.com sells stylish prescription glasses online. You will find huge selection of frames, with single vision lens, sunsensor (potochromic)lens, tinted suglasses lens, bifocal lens and progressive lens. The Secret to Zenni’s Low Prices is that they sell only their own manufactured frames direct to the customer, with no middlemen and virtually no advertising budget.They also sell internationally.So friends just try out some cool frames from Zenni and protect your eyes.

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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Security Risk : A New Worm Spotted

Today, a new worm has been spotted in the wild and, according to security company Trend Micro, it affects most flavors of the operating system produced by Microsoft, including Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP and Server 2003.

The worm WORM_SILLYFDC.CY has a high damage potential and a high distribution potential,two elements that underline the worm's capability to reach your computer and harm the data stored on it.It can get into your PC while visiting any infected page.However, the worm may also be dropped by another piece of malware, Trend Micro explains.

The main targets of the worm are two important Windows functions: the Automatic Windows Update and the Task Manager. Both features of the operating system are disabled, so the users would not be able to update their Windows version or to check the running processes in order to shut down the infection.

Just like many other recent worms, WORM_SILLYFDC.CY spreads itself through the clean removable drives connected to the computer. Every time a removable drive is plugged into the system, the worm copies an Autorun.inf file to execute itself once the device is connect to another PC.

So,to be on the safer side,update your anti-virus with latest virus definitions and be safe.

Happy Surfing !!

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Update uTorrent Before Its Too Late

uTorrent, one of the most popular BitTorrent download clients available on the web, must be updated as soon as possible as a new vulnerability has been discovered in the application. SecurityFocus today reported that certain releases of both BitTorrent and uTorrent include a "peers windows remote denial of service vulnerability."

According to the report, uTorrent 1.7.5, 1.6.1, 1.6 and BitTorrent 6.0 are all affected by the glitch, but previous versions might be also vulnerable. The only version which seems to be avoided by the vulnerability is uTorrent 1.7.6, so users of this release can employ their BitTorrent client as safe as anytime before.

If you want to download the latest uTorrent release, you can take it straight from the following link. Also, the newest version of BitTorrent can be found here.

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HP Unveils 'Loss-Proof' Laptop

Hewlett-Packard is launching a connected laptop that holds no data locally -- using technology from thin-client specialist Neoware, that it acquired only weeks ago.

"The HP Compaq 6720t mobile thin client is a laptop with no local data residing on it, so it is immune to data loss," said Andrew Gee, sales manager for HP remote client solutions.

The HP device could mark the coming of age of laptop thin clients, said Gee. Although Neoware announced one in 2006 and Wyse launched one in 2007, they have only had a small niche because they have needed special hardware and relied on connections that have not been reliable.

The laptop runs embedded XP, has a 15.4-inch wide screen display and a solid-state disk, so it will run silently and have good battery life. It also has a spill-resistant keyboard, said Gee.

No price has been announced for the laptop yet, but it will be available in the second quarter of this year, said Gee.

HP also launched two thin clients for the desktop -- the t5730 and the t5730, which run XP embedded and Linux, and cost $810 and $615, respectively. Both have AMD chips with ATI graphics cards and include two-screen support: "We're seeing a lot of requirements around multimedia," said Gee. The Windows version has integrated Wi-Fi and can be mounted on the back of HP monitors to save desk space.

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Price Of DDR2 Memory Chips To Increase By 40%

There could a price hike in the market of DDR2 memory chips according to CENS later in the second quarter of this year.

Nanya Technology Corp. forecast global supplies of DRAM (dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips will become tight in the second half this year, given the fact that the market recovery has begun taking hold in the first quarter of the year.

Nanya executives pointed out that market rebound will become stronger in the second quarter. They projected contract prices of 1Gb DDRII chips to surge at least 40% to US$2.5-3 apiece some time next quarter from current US$1.8 or so.

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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Max Web Directory : A Free Web Directory

Searching for some information or a web directory then just type in www.maxdirectory.eu and you will have an access to a free online web directory.

MaxWebdirectory is human edited free web directory with various categories and subcategories.Here you can also submit your links which you think can be useful for others.And all this for free.

This tool would prove useful for both who are searching for informations and resources about any topic and also for website owners.Their directory may be a good solution for website owners when they seek to improve their link popularity and increase their traffic and it helps others to have that resource for themselves.So it is a good sharing platform of knowledge and resources on the web.

For new webmasters who want to increase their link popularity or want good and targeted traffic to their new websites,then it is a solution for their problems.

"By submitting your website you get a direct link from one of our inner pages, chossen by you. Your listing consists in your website's title, URL and description. After a few closer looks we decide to include or not your website in our web directory."

If you run a website on various or broad niches then you can submit your website to as many directories as you can whichever is applicable to it.The submission process is the easiest ever: just browse untill you found the best category for your website, then you'll see the "Suggest Link" button.Just type in the link and you are done.

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AMD Launches New Series Chipsets For China

While the whole world has gotten the Radeon HD 3400 and 3600 series card, AMD's latest releases, the first chipsets with integrated graphics of the series 7 line-up have only been unveiled in China. The move comes so as to get the new boards powered by the chips on the massive Chinese market and leave everyone else waiting until AMD has Hybrid CrossFire all figured out and ready to work with its new cards.

The launch 'party' introduced three chipsets - the AMD 740G, 780V and 780G, all supporting AM2 and AM2+ processors but boasting quite some different features. The lowest end part, the 740G with the Radeon 2100 IGP will only support DirectX 9 and HyperTransport 1.0 while its bigger brother, will both have DX10 capabilities, HT 3.0 and even PCI-Express 2.0.

The 780V will lack the UVD or Hybrid CrossFire, both being features that only the 780G will be able to brag with. The new chipsets are expected to make their world wide debut before the end of the quarter.

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Leaked Screenshots of Windows 7 !

According to Softpedia,Microsoft has already shipped the first testing builds of Windows 7, the successor of Windows Vista, to key partners and also have some probable screenshots of Windows 7. The Redmond company will not of course, under any conditions confirm this detail, or breathe a single word about the early testing development milestone of Windows 7, but various third parties were not as shy as Microsoft when it came down to sharing details about the next iteration of Windows. But despite the deafening silence from Microsoft around the next version of the Windows operating system, Windows 7 Milestone 1 Build 6.1.6519.1 indeed shipped outside of Redmond.



Windows 7 M1 ISO is 6519.1.071220-1525, and was served in both 32-bit and 64-bits flavors. The installation experience of the operating system is very similar to that of Windows Vista, offering various versions including Home Premium, Business and Ultimate. Windows 7 delivers support for Extended Firmware Interface (EFI).

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Get Custom Printed Checks From VistaPrint

Well friends...if you want to customize your T-shirts,cards,business cards or whatever it be,then you should definitely check this site called VistaPrint.co.uk.

VistaPrint is making high-quality graphic design and custom printing convenient and affordable for everyone.They provide high quality graphic design,Internet printing and many other premium services covering all your personal as well as business aspects.Their state-of-the-art technology enables them to deliver high quality printing solution without charging more.So that customers get high quality products are the lowest price.

Whether you need business cards, letterhead and brochures for a small business or 10 unique, custom printed invitations for a child’s birthday party, they offer premium quality products and services at a surprisingly affordable price.One can also order custom made checks.You can easily add your own personal touch to those Cheap Checks.You can add an icon or monogram for only 99 cents to customize your checks.

You can proceed to place orders from VistaPrint.co.uk in either two ways.One is to use the VistaPrint’s online tools to design products from scratch, picking from thousands of professionally designed templates, searching their image bank of over 70,000 images, or uploading graphics and photos or else design what you need in a desktop publishing program and then upload the designs to VistaPrint.

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Enhance Your Browsing Experience With PicLens

PicLens instantly transforms your browser into a full-screen slideshow experience. With PicLens, browsing and viewing images on the web will never be the same again. Our new interactive "3D Wall" lets you effortlessly drag, click, and zoom your way around a wall of pictures for an extraordinary, full-screen viewing experience.


"Visually, the results are stunning. This Firefox plugin is going to find a lot of fans very, very quickly." - Review on Techcrunch.com

Piclens is currently enabled for full-screen slideshows on:

* Flickr, Smugmug, DeviantArt, Photobucket, Picasa
* Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, Hi5, Friendster
* Image search on Google, Yahoo, Ask, Live, and AOL
* A growing number of Media RSS-enabled web sites

With PicLens, viewing images on the web will never the be the same again.

Download this Add-on from here.

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Grand Theft Auto IV In Stores On 29th April

Rockstar Games announced the release date for Grand Theft Auto IV. Developed by Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto IV will be simultaneously available for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system and PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system and will be in stores worldwide on April 29, 2008.

"We are so excited to be releasing Grand Theft Auto IV," said Sam Houser, Founder and Executive Producer of Rockstar Games. "We've pushed ourselves very hard to make something incredible and hope the game sets a new benchmark for interactive entertainment."

The launch date of the PC version is still unknown.

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

GeForce 9600 GT Launch Pushed Back

According to TCMagazine,we have to wait a bit more before getting our hand on NVIDIA Geforce 9600GT.

Due to several reasons which apparently include a voltage problem and the Chinese New Year, the Green Goblin of Santa Clara has decided to delay the release of the G94-powered GeForce 9600 GT. The new mainstream card which is set to have 64 Stream Processors and will be clocked at 650, 1625 and 1800 MHz for the GPU, shaders and 512MB GDR3 memory respectively is planned for a February 21st release, one week later than originally desired.

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Music Service From Yahoo ?

We may be getting an online Music service from Yahoo as reported by TCMagazine.

Ex web wonder Yahoo Inc. is reported to be planning to launch an online music service. The company is currently negotiating with all the major music labels to get their track catalogues which it is set to either sell as MP3, DRM-free songs or through an ad-supported system.

Yahoo representatives haven't confirmed on any increase in the talks' intensity but, as the rumors have it, the service might just be online before the end of the year.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Apple Launches Pink iPod Nano


Celebrate this valentine with Music.Apple has released a pink version of iPod Nano which can certainly give some happiness to the females out there as they can expect this Valentine a new iPod Nano from their nearest one.

Boasting the same specifications as its older brothers, the Pink iPod has 8GB worth of flashy storage space, it weights 49.2 grams, has a 2-inch LED backlit LCD with a resolution of 320x240 pixels and has a battery life of up to 24 hours when playing music. For more info on the Pink iPod Nano and also to customize it for the valentine's day check out this page.

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Entry-Level ATI Radeon HD 3400/HD 3600 Series Launched

AMD released two new graphics cards today for the entry-level and mainstream market: the Radeon HD 3400 and Radeon HD 3600 series. The new Radeon HD 3400 cards will retail from $49-$65 and the Radeon HD 3600 series will be available from $79-99.The most notable feature of these cards is that they are amongst the first to feature DisplayPort support.

Blu-ray or HD DVD disc playback can be enjoyed in full HD glory (1080p)iv thanks to AMD’s proprietary unified video decoder (UVD) technology found on the ATI Radeon HD 3400 and ATI Radeon HD 3600 series, ensuring movies play back smoothly and with incredible detail. Immersive home theater environments can be created using the built-in support for six channel (5.1) Dolby Digital surround audio transmission through HDMI. In addition, the ATI Radeon™ HD 3450 will support fully silent (passive) cooling, delivering the ideal solution for home theater PCs.

Gamers looking for graphics processors that allow for further scalability will find that both series boast ATI CrossFireX, which delivers the option of multi-GPU upgradability. ATI Hybrid Graphics allows users to combine an ATI Radeon HD 3400 GPU with a compatible AMD 7-Series chipset to provide exceptional 3D performance, adding further value to the gaming experience. With support for Microsoft DirectX 10.1 support, gamers can play the top HD games with life-like 3D graphics, stunning realism, and great shading effects. Full support for PCI Express 2.0 technology allows for twice the throughput of current PCI Express cardsv, which means gamers will be ready for demanding graphic applications.

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Future of Alan Wake's DX10 Support Is Still In Dark

FudZilla got some interesting infos about the most talked game title Alan Wake and its DirectX 10 version.Here's what they got from:

Besides the usual "We haven't announced anything on this yet" when asked about DirectX 10 support, they managed to find out that the upcoming game from Remedy Entertainment called Alan Wake will benefit from quad-core processors. According to the interview, "quad's" will be up to 30 percent faster than dual core processors. Besides the last years blow dealt by Microsoft concerning the fact that Alan Wake is not a 2007 title, another hard punch was aimed at XP users, when it was said that it is best to consider Alan Wake to be a Vista exclusive game.

According to the interview, the so called "The Alan Wake engine" will use the Havok physics engine. When asked about multi-GPU solutions, Markus Maki made an interesting statement that they will "much rather put [their] development efforts to make sure [that] the game runs great on most gamers' systems, those with single GPUs."

As for now, the game will be available for Xbox360 and PC. You can check out the full interview here.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Microsoft To Push IE7 Update Even If You Don't

Microsoft announced it will push Internet Explorer 7 through Windows Server Update Services on February 12.

The IE7 upgrade scheduled to roll out via WSUS (Windows Server Update Services) on Feb. 12 was announced last October, when Microsoft said it would no longer require users to prove they owned a legitimate copy of Windows XP before they were allowed to download the newer browser. Microsoft explained that the move was prompted by security concerns.

"Because Microsoft takes its commitment to help protect the entire Windows ecosystem seriously, we're updating the IE7 installation experience to make it available as broadly as possible to all Windows users," said Steve Reynolds, an IE program manager, on a Microsoft company blog in early October. "Internet Explorer 7 installation will no longer require Windows Genuine Advantage validation and will be available to all Windows XP users."

The IE7 Installation and Availability Update was immediately made available for manual downloading and was offered to consumers and small-business users via the Windows Update service in the weeks that followed. Beginning Feb. 12, the new IE7 package will be put into the WSUS pipeline as an Update Rollup package.

"If you have configured WSUS to 'auto-approve' Update Rollup packages, Windows Internet Explorer 7 will be automatically approved for installation after February 12, 2008, and consequently, you may want to take the actions below to manage how and when this update is installed," Microsoft warned in a support document posted to its site. WSUS's default setting for Update Rollups is to not autoapprove them.

Companies or users who don't want IE7 will need to disable the auto-approval rule.

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ASUS M930 Phone Unveiled

DVHardware has published some details of ASUS M930.

This device will feature Windows Mobile 6 Standard and will feature a QWERTY keyboard. The M930 has an external QVGA display and inside the phone is a large 400 x 240 pixel LCD display. The device has 256MB storage capacity and 64MB of RAM memory.

Other features include a 2 megapixel digicam with autofocus, microSD, Bluetooth and WiFi. It will be available in March.

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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Benchmarked

A German website PCGamesHardware has published some benchmark reports of the Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300.The Q9300 comes with a front-side bus clock of 333 MHz delivered. For the first 2-core processors to support the 45-nm half multipliers models. The Q9300 Intel makes use of them, and uses a multiplier of 7.5. This makes a total of 2.5 GHz and 6MB of L2 cache.

Here's a look at one set of the benchmark results. They have tested the chip at 2.5GHz but also overclocked it to 3.5GHz.



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Now Al-Qaida Gets Their Security Software

Terrorist organisation Al-Qaida has released its own flavour of encryption software in a bid to help its members communicate with greater security on the Internet.

Coming under the catchy title Mujahideen Secrets 2, the software has been dubbed the first Islamic program for secure communications through networks with the highest technical level of encoding. Nice to see that they have got the PR spiel all worked out.

The software, available for free on the password-protected Ekhlaas.org site. The first version Mujahideen Secrets was issued in early 2007 by the Global Islamic Media Front, which is not to be confused with the Global Media Front of Islam, or the Islamic Global Front of the Media.

According to News.com, the software aims to ensure secure e-mail and other communications. It is not clear how effective it is, but the earlier version did get a wide distribution.

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Monday, January 21, 2008

Intel E8200's Glory May be Short-lived

According to TCMagazine the glory of Intel's E8200 is very short-lived.

The lowest-clocked Wolfdale of this week's release wave, the E8200 is an interesting offer given its specs and price tag but it is already set to be replaced. In Q2 Intel is set to introduce a new Wolfdale CPU, the 2.83 GHz-clocked E8300 and it will take the E8200's place at the $163 price level. After that the E8200's fate is uncertain as a price cut is likely to make it collide with the upcoming E7200 processor which will cost $133. Whatever happens, the Wolfies are most-wanted these days and will probably have that title at least until AMD's tri-core processors are released.

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PocketGuitar - Virtual Guitar For Your iPhone


How about having a pocket guitar in your iPod touch or iPhone.Well its out there and it is known as PocketGuitar as well.PocketGuitar is a virtual guitar for iPhone and iPod touch. You can even have guitar sessions with the songs in your iPod!

Just check out the link here to know more about it.

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

ServerPronto : World's Most Affordable Dedicated Server

ServerPronto is the name you get to heard when talking about dedicated server business.ServerPronto is a dedicated hosting subsidiary of Infolink, one of a few profitable Data Center Corporations in the world.They provide servers either on Windows or Linux platform.

ServerPronto offer servers for every hosting solution at very affordable price and is perhaps the lowest among all.ServerPronto offers fast, reliable servers with everything you need to operate on the Internet. All Server Pronto servers are housed in secured and reinforced Data Centers with redundant power, and lightning fast fiber connections, as well as 24x7x365 support.

Another important aspect is its uptime guarantee.ServerPronto offers an unmatched 99.9% network uptime guarantee.ServerPronto utilizes the Infolink network which maintains multiple redundant direct fiber-optic connections to Tier 1 Internet backbones. All ServerPronto bandwidth is dynamically routed to the fastest available carrier utilizing the latest BGP4 technology. Your server will be directly connected via a 100Mbps Full Duplex switched Ethernet Port. All of this means that you will have an extremely reliable, fast (100Mbps) direct connection to multiple Tier 1 Internet backbones. This type of Internet connection is used by most of the world’s larges websites including Yahoo, MSN, and CNN.

ServerPronto provides responsive and experienced customer support via e-mail or ticketing system all the year round i.e 24x7x365.

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Microsoft Unveiled Red Zune 80GB For Valentine's Day

DVHardware published that Microsoft unveiled a new red Zune with a capacity of 80GB for Valentine's Day.

Responding to consumer excitement for the Zune 80GB, Microsoft Corp. is making the popular wireless digital media player available in red with Zune Originals, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Inspired by the themes of love and sharing, an exclusive collection of 20 new laser-engraved designs will be available to consumers for a limited time at http://www.zuneoriginals.net; in addition, Zune Marketplace will feature Valentine’s Day playlists that can be shared with friends or loved ones Zune to Zune or via the Zune Social online music community.

Zune Originals gives customers more options to personalize their player with 20 new designs celebrating love and sharing that can be laser-engraved on the back of their Zune. The new Valentine’s Day series features artwork from four new artist collectives — Colorblok, Friends With You, PSYOP and Studio Play Pretend — and is available exclusively at http://www.zuneoriginals.net through Feb. 14. Each new graphic can be paired with up to three lines of text, letting consumers add a personal message; if no graphic is chosen, up to five lines of text are available. For a limited time, Zune Originals also offers a gift-wrap option and shipping at no additional charge. With the addition of the Valentine’s Day series, customers can now choose from more than 65 designs, to create a custom wireless player in the size and color they want.

The new Red Zune 80GB will be available for $248.

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Saturday, January 19, 2008

List Of Upcoming Nintendo Wii and DS Games

Nintendo has published a list of upcoming games for the Wii and DS consoles for the first half of 2008.

Nintendo DS and Wii finished as the No. 1 and No. 2 best-selling systems of the year, respectively. Nintendo continues its momentum into 2008 with a strong lineup of games. In the first half of 2008 alone, more than 65 new Wii games will add to the current library of more than 195 and 80 new Nintendo DS games will add to the current library of nearly 500.

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Jan. 7: Kidz Sports Ice Hockey from Destineer

Jan. 8: Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law from Capcom

Jan. 15: SAMURAI WARRIORS: KATANA from KOEI CORPORATION

Jan. 15: Furu Furu Park from Majesco Entertainment

Jan. 21: Endless Ocean from Nintendo

Jan. 22: One Piece: Unlimited Adventure from Namco Bandai Games America Inc.

Jan. 29: Bomberman Land from Hudson

January: No More Heroes from Ubisoft

January: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Hard Evidence from Ubisoft

Feb. 8: Kawasaki Jet Ski from Destineer

Feb. 11: Go Diego Go!: Safari Rescue from 2K Play

Feb. 12: WWII Aces from Destineer

Feb. 12: Dream Pinball 3D from SouthPeak Games

Feb. 18: MX vs. ATV Untamed from THQ

Feb. 25: Agatha Christie And Then There Were None from DreamCatcher Games

Feb. 26: Baroque from Atlus USA

Feb. 26: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors from Square Enix

Feb. 27: Kidz Sports Soccer from Destineer

Feb. 27: London Taxi: Rush Hour from Destineer

February: Garfield Gets Real from DSI Games

February: Yamaha Supercross from DSI Games

February: Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore from Konami

February: Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 from Ubisoft

February: BALLOON POP from UFO INTERACTIVE GAMES

March 3: Destroy All Humans: Big Willy Unleashed from THQ

March 9: Super Smash Bros. Brawl from Nintendo

March 10: Worms: A Space Oddity from THQ

March 25: Okami from Capcom

March 25: OPOONA from KOEI CORPORATION

March: MiniCopter: Adventure Flight from Aksys Games

March: Alone in the Dark from Atari

March: Ninja Reflex from Electronic Arts

March: Obscure: The Aftermath from Ignition Entertainment

March: Target: Terror from Konami

March: Nitro Bike from Ubisoft

March: Emergency Heroes from Ubisoft

March: HEAVENLY GUARDIAN from UFO INTERACTIVE GAMES

March: Rebel Raiders from XS Games

April 15: Castle of Shikigami III from Aksys Games

April: Pro Evolution Soccer from Konami

April: Wild Earth: African Safari from Majesco Entertainment

April: THE MONKEY KING-THE LEGEND BEGINS from UFO INTERACTIVE GAMES

April: Super Pick Ups from XS Games

May 6: Speed Racer from Warner Bros. Games

May 13: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian from Disney Interactive Studios

May: BlastWorks: Build, Trade, Destroy from Majesco Entertainment

May: King of Fighters: The Orochi Saga from SNK Playmore

May: THE DOG Island from Ubisoft

June 8: Wonderworld Amusement Park from Majesco Entertainment

June: Catch of the Day from Electronic Arts

June: Ford Racing Off Road from Empire Interactive

June: Cooking Mama Cook Off 2 from Majesco Entertainment

June: Rygar: The Battle of Argus from Tecmo, Inc.

June: DeBlob from THQ

June: Wall-E from THQ

Spring: Mario Kart Wii with Wii Wheel from Nintendo

Spring: Major League Baseball 2K8 from 2K Sports

Spring: Don King Presents: Prizefighter from 2K Sports

Spring: Top Spin 3 from 2K Sports

Spring: Kung Fu Panda from Activision

Spring: LEGO: Indiana Jones from LucasArts

Summer: Deca Sports from Hudson

Summer: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed from LucasArts

Summer: Active Life: Outdoor Challenge from Namco Bandai Games America Inc.

Q2: Wii Fit from Nintendo

Nintendo DS

Jan. 21: Advance Wars: Days of Ruin from Nintendo/Intelligent Systems

Jan. 21: Mazes of Fate DS from Graffiti Entertainment, LLC

Jan. 22: Mega Brain Boost from Majesco Entertainment

Jan. 24: Aquarium by DS from Bold Games

Jan. 24: Fantasy Aquarium by DS from Bold Games

Jan. 29: Pet Pals: Animal Doctor from Majesco Entertainment

January: N+ from Atari

January: Barnyard Blast from DSI Games

January: Command & Destroy from DSI Games

January: Miami Nights: Singles in the City from Ubisoft

January: Brain Challenge from Ubisoft

Feb. 4: Paws & Claws: Pet Resort from THQ

Feb. 5: Homie Rollerz from Destineer

Feb. 5: Nanostray 2 from Majesco Entertainment

Feb. 10 (street date): Professor Layton and the Curious Village from Nintendo/LEVEL-5

Feb. 12: Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney from Capcom

Feb. 12: New Zealand Story Revolution from Ignition Entertainment

Feb. 12: Dream Pinball 3D from SouthPeak Games

Feb. 19: Spitfire Heroes: Tales of the RAF from Destineer

Feb. 19: Zoo Tycoon II from THQ

Feb. 25: Bratz: Super Babyz from THQ

Feb. 26: Bubble Bobble Double Shot from Ignition Entertainment

February: My Horse and Me from Atari

February: M&M’S Kart Racing from DSI Games

February: Garfield Gets Real from DSI Games

February: Yamaha Supercross from DSI Games

February: Insecticide from Gamecock Media Group

February: Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery from Ubisoft

February: Assassin’s Creed Altair’s Chronicles from Ubisoft

February: Petz Wild Animals: Tigerz from Ubisoft

February: Puppy Palace from Ubisoft

February: Real Soccer 2008 from Ubisoft

March 1: Project Exile from Graffiti Entertainment, LLC

March 3: Let’s Ride: Friends Forever from THQ

March 4: Diary Girl from Konami

March 4: Go Pets from Konami

March 4: Disney Friends from Disney Interactive Studios

March 4: Eco-Creatures: Save the Forest from Majesco Entertainment

March 8: Plushees from Destineer

March 8: River King: Mystic Valley from Natsume Inc.

March 8: Harvest Moon DS Cute from Natsume Inc.

March 11: FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: Rings of Fate from Square Enix

March 11: Lost in Blue 3 from Konami

March 11: Pro Evolution Soccer from Konami

March 25: Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword from Tecmo, Inc.

March: Alone in the Dark from Atari

March: Drone Tactics from Atlus USA

March: Double Sequence from DSI Games

March: Ninja Reflex from Electronic Arts

March: Myst from Empire Interactive

March: Naruto: Ninja Destiny from Tomy Corporation

March: Petz Bunnyz from Ubisoft

March: Imagine Figure Skater from Ubisoft

March: Commando from XS Games

April 15: Teenage Zombies: Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys from Ignition Entertainment

April: Super Dodgeball Brawlers from Aksys Games

April: Rondo of Swords from Atlus USA

April: Quick Yoga Training from Ubisoft

May 5: Crosswords DS from Nintendo

May 6: Speed Racer from Warner Bros. Games

May 8: Organize It from Summitsoft Corporation

May 13: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian from Disney Interactive Studios

May: Winx Club: Mission Enchantix from Konami

May: Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles from Aksys Games

May: Garfield Fun Fest from DSI Games

May: 1 vs. 100 from DSI Games

June 8: Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness from Natsume Inc.

June: Shining Stars from DSI Games

June: Catch of the Day from Electronic Arts

June: PipeMania from Empire Interactive

June: Wall-E from THQ

Spring: Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution from 2K Games

Spring: Don King Presents: Prizefighter from 2K Sports

Spring: Top Spin 3 from 2K Sports

Spring: Kung Fu Panda from Activision

Spring: LEGO: Indiana Jones from LucasArts

Spring: The World Ends with You from Square Enix

Summer: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed from LucasArts

Summer: Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop 3 from Namco Bandai Games America Inc.

Q2: Bangai-O Spirits from D3 Publisher of America

Q2: PREY THE STARS from KOEI CORPORATION

Q2: Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time from Nintendo

Q2: Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness from Nintendo

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Rumour:Assassin’s Creed PC System Requirements

Exophase has got some details about the minimum and recommended hardware specification to play the game Assassin's Creed on PC.

"A reliable anonymous source has sent along details on the system requirements for the PC release of Assassin’s Creed. The specs look rather demanding and it’s clear that you’ll need a Crysis-capable PC to run Assassin’s Creed in its full glory on PC."



Minimum System Requirements:
* Windows XP or Vista
* 2 GB RAM
* Dual core processor (Intel Pentium D or better)
* 256MB Direct3D 10 compatible video card, or Direct3D 9 card compatible with Shader Model 3.0 or higher
* DirectX compatible driver
* DVD-ROM dual-layer drive
* 16 GB free hard disk space
* DirectX libraries (included)
* Vista compatible sound card
* Keyboard, Mouse
* Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller (optional)

Recommended System Requirements:
* Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo, or better processor
* 3 GB System RAM
* ATI HD2900 series, Nvidia GeForce 8800 series, or better video card
* 5.1 sound card
* Microsoft Xbox 360 controller

*Supported Video Cards at Time of Release

DirectX10 compatible cards, recommended ATI HD2900 series, Nvidia GeForce 8800 series

Direct3D 9 card compatible with Shader Model 3.0 or higher

The PC version of Assassin’s Creed is scheduled for a release later this year in the states.

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Friday, January 18, 2008

Sign in to Hundreds of Web Sites Using Yahoo ID

Are you tired of creating a new account on every web site you use? Do you avoid new web sites because they come with yet another username and password? Do you paste stickies with password hints all over your computer monitor?

OpenID is an open technology standard that solves all of these problems. The OpenID technology will allow you to use your Yahoo! account to sign in to hundreds of web sites! And this list is growing every day...

Once you enable your Yahoo! account for OpenID access, you can simply tell any OpenID enabled web site that you are a Yahoo! user. You will be sent to Yahoo! to verify your Yahoo! ID and password and then signed in to the web site. Its that easy!

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Some Pics of ATI Radeon HD 3650 And HD 3690

As January is slowly crawling towards its end AMD's planned release of more HD 3000 series cards is closing in and the pictures are starting to pop up everywhere.

The Radeon HD 3650 is a lower-mid-range card powered by the 55nm-built RV635 chip which is set to be the replacement of the HD 2600 XT. Boasting 120 Stream Processors, the 3650 will retail at just under $100 and will have 256MB of GDDR3 memory.



There's also some screenshots of Radeon HD 3690 card from Triplex.Featuring a dual-slot cooler, the card has 256MB of GDDR3 memory but is equipped with a (crippled) RV670 chip which has 320 Stream Processors but only a 128-bit memory interface. This card should cost a little over $100 so it looks like a mid-range winner but, given it hasn't bee hear of much until now, it may be a limited edition offer.



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Light Up With Farreys

Farreys.com offers hundreds of thousands of lighting fixtures, lights, lamps and outdoor lighting in a wide range of styles and at the lowest prices from dozens of top manufacturers including: Ambience, Fine Art Lamps, Flos, Fontana Arte, George Kovacs, Hinkley Lighting, Kichler Lighting, Maxim Lighting, Minka Lavery, Murray Feiss, Quoizel, Sea Gull Lighting and many more.

You can shop according to your need for indoor lights such as chandeliers, accent lamps, bath vanity strips, desk lamps, pendant fixtures, mini-pendants, floor lamps, desk lamps, picture lights, wall mounted sconces, flush and semi-flush ceiling light fixtures, wall mounted fixtures and more.They also offer solutions for outdoor lighting including pier mount lanterns, post mount lanterns, flood lights, deck lights, landscape lighting and more.

They also provide a vast range of energy saving lighting for indoor and outdoor applications.Visitors may shop by lighting brand or by lighting application or by style.If you are in two mind and can't decide which lighting will be best suited then you can always take help of their product search tool which will help you to find the perfect lights for your application.

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Barcelona Fixed, 45 nm To Ramp In H2

TG Daily reports AMD quad-core have been fixed and also that AMD's 45nm CPU to roll out in the second half of this year.

AMD chief executive officer Hector Ruiz today told analysts that the company has fixed a bug that severely impacted the launch of the company’s Opteron and Phenom quad-core processors. According to Ruiz, the bug has been fixed and the fixed B3 stepping CPU “has left the fab”.

Production volume of Barcelona and Phenom quad-core will be about double of the “nearly 400,000 units” that were manufactured during Q4, CFO Bob Rivet noted. On the server side, AMD will focus to get “mid-band power, high volume” quad-core Opterons into the market with higher speeds, 2.5 GHz and above, being scheduled for a Q2 introduction. As previously reported, the higher speed Phenoms will also have to wait: AMD will roll out triple-core Phenoms and 65-watt (low power) quad-core CPUs during Q1. “Higher speeds will follow in Q2”, Meyer stated.

There also was some positive news on the company’s 45 nm progress. Ruiz said that AMD that 45 nm Opterons have been produced and he is “pleased” with the initial result. However, he said that the company is targeting a H2 ramp of the 45 nm generation, which indicates that AMD will miss the originally promised mid-2008 launch of the processors. This statement also contradicts Meyer’s statement from the Q3 2007 earnings call that AMD would begin ramping 45 nm CPUs in H1 2008.

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