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

Are you planning to relocate or thinking to provide your appartments for rents,then National Relocation can help you out.National Relocation offers free and easy way to find rentals.They also advertise your property to thousands of potential renters by posting your rental free. It is an easy, fast and affordable way to get your property rented out.

National Relocation provides you the largest database of foreclosures including bank foreclosures,REO listings and pre-foreclosures.It is free to search their site to locate a property and view details like street name, bedrooms, bathrooms, price, list date, auction date and pictures as well,thus giving you each and every possible details of your purchase.

They offer also you to compare various mortgage rates and provides home loan information from multiple mortgage companies and lenders.They also have mortgage refinancing i.e. you'll receive a new mortgage rate that better fits your needs. This may include changing to a new type of mortgage, a new type of mortgage rate, and/or a shorter or longer term home loan. This is a great idea if you already have a mortgage but aren't satisfied with your current mortgage rate or another aspect of your mortgages or home loans. By refinancing your mortgage, you can obtain a lower rate or find a different kind of rate to satisfy your changing needs.

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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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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

Wii

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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You Will Not Be Fooled At Fool

Need to compare various credit cards and pick the best suited for your work.Then you should look into fool.co.uk.And please don't go with the name.They will not make you fool.All the comparisons are real and based on standards.They have taken care of all the fields which a person can think when comparing various cards.

Here they not only provide a comparison tool but also have the provision to apply for the credit card directly from here.You get to compare between low interest credit card here at the Fool.One can also find some information about the interest free credit cards which are available.Even if you have not yet tried out any of the credit cards because of the risk involved then you should go through the Credit Card guide to get some resources and start using credit cards.

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Windows 7 - Successor of Windows Vista in 2H'09

We can expect the Windows 7, previously code-named Blackcomb Vienna the successor of Windows Vista in second half of 2009 according to sources at TG Daily.

Several industry sources have confirmed to TG Daily that a very early version of Windows 7, previously code-named Blackcomb Vienna, already has been shipped to “key partners” as a “Milestone 1” (M1) code drop for validation purposes. A roadmap received by TG Daily indicates that the new operating system will be introduced in the second half of 2009.

While it has generally been believed that Windows 7 was scheduled for a 2010 debut, Microsoft has revised the roadmap and apparently moved up the release date by a few months: A recently distributed roadmap of the OS lists a release to manufacturing in H2 2009. Microsoft declined to comment on this date.

We can have more clarity on when we could see Windows 7 going into production when Microsoft announces Windows Logo Program Changes for Windows 7. According to the policy of the firm, these changes will be announced 18 months prior to the scheduled RTM.

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Intel Desktop CPUs Price Cut Schedule

VR-Zone has published a new updated Intel's Desktop Processor price cut schedule.

Intel Price cut

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Contemporary Teak Furniture at an Affordable Price

Everyone who wants to buy a new furniture always looks for teak wood.So I thought to share an online store where one can get all types of furniture made up of teak wood.The teak patio furniture is one stop solution for luxurious, long lasting teak wood furniture at incredible prices.The teak patio furniture is a U.S. based outdoor teak furniture company that offers outstanding customer service along with superior quality designs.They offer products with very low prices which makes them accessible to almost everyone.

One can shop online from various products available from them.They have tables,chairs,benches,loungers etc. all made of high quality teak wood.The teak furnitures offered from them are perhaps the best quality available today and are handicrafted by professionals to give them the design one can ever dream of.All the orders made within U.S. enjoys 100% free shipping charge whereas the orders shipped outside the U.S. will have standard shipping rates.

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Intel GMA X4500HD,X4500 And 4500 ,Quick Comparison

VR-Zone has published some more information about the next product line up of Intel Chipset.

Intel plans to launch the G45 and G43 Express chipsets in Q2 '08 and a value G41 chipset in Q1 '09. Intel G45 chipset supports up to DDR3-1333 and 4 DIMM slots/16GB max memory while G43 and G41 only supports up DDR3-1066 and 2 DIMM slots/8GB max memory. The G45 chipset comes with X4500HD GMA while the G43 comes with X4500 GMA and G41 with 4500 GMA. X4500HD GMA offers additional feature over the G43/G41 with the support of full HW decode/acceleration of MPEG2/VC1/VC for smooth HD-DVD/Blu-Ray playback experience. Intel is targeting a 3X 3DMark06 performance boost over the G33 and 1.7X over G35 chipsets. All GMA 4500 series support DX10, integrated HDCP/PAVP, integrated HDMI/DVI/DisplayPort (G41 has no HDMI). Intel Q45 and Q41 for the corporate platforms in Q3 '08 too comes with X4500 GMA but have additional features such as AMT and Danbury Technology.

Here's a quick comparison of the upcoming chipsets from Intel.

Intel Chipset comparison

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Microsoft To Release Vista Plus Pack

Microsoft seems to be preparing to release an unusual "Vista Plus Pack" on February 15th.The Plus Pack appears to be a collection of four casual games that are "Enhanced for Windows Vista".


Microsoft previously said that the Plus! packages were discontinued in favor of Windows Ultimate Extras so there's a possibility that this is a hoax but according to the WinBeta the Vista Plus! Pack will sell for 39.99 Canadian dollars.

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Crysis 2 Screenshots ? Fake Or Real

DVHardware has got some screenshots of so called Crysis 2 but its not sure whether they are real or being taken from any 3D rendering sites/forums which are being hyped as screenshots of Crysis 2.To know more we have to wait and watch.

Below is a screenshot :



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AMD RS780 Chipset Delayed Due to Driver Problem

According to Digitimes we have to wait some time more for the AMD RS780 chipset.Although AMD has already completed the hardware for its next generation IGP chipset, RS780, the company is still waiting on drivers to support its new Hybrid CrossFireX technology. As a result the company has decided to launch the motherboard only in China on January 23, while the launch date in other countries will be set after the driver is complete, according to sources at motherboard makers.

Since Hybrid CorssFireX technology is a major feature of the RS780 chipset, AMD hopes to give the technology the best introduction to the market it can. However, any significant delay in shipments could end up hurting AMD's profits and momentum. Therefore, the company has decided to adopt a strategy of selling the motherboards in certain regions first.

Final Hybrid CrossFireX drivers are expected to be distributed to AMD's partners by the middle of February, with the worldwide launch of the RS780 to take place before the end of February, if all goes well, noted the sources.

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ATI Radeon HD 3450 Reviewed

Expreview has the exclusive benchmarks of ATI Radeon HD 3450 128MB.This card will replace the Radeon HD 2400 and is well suited for HTPC systems.

AMD did a very good job in entry/HTPC VGA card segment. Comparing to NVIDIA-ruled mid to High-end market, AMD sells quite well in entry/HTPC market. That’s because the company catch the trend, focus on product’s HD video playback ability. The RV610, HD 2400 becomes many HTPC fans’ first choice. After RV670’s debuting, AMD turn their process tech to 55nm, and preparing to roll out more HD 3000 series cards based on RV6XX GPU and 55nm process.

In 3DMark test Radeon HD 3450 have about 26.73% boost compare to HD 2400 Pro with default frequency.That’s because the higher clock. When we OC Hd 2400 Pro to the same frequency, the performance boost drop to 6.3%. This means the 55nm shrink only brings little boost to the performance.This card is certainly not for exclusive gaming,even though it has 33.3% faster clock than HD 2400 Pro, we have to turn all setting off, and lower the resolution to play today’s new game.

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Maps,Multi-Person SMS,Added to iPhone

Apple today announced a free software update for its revolutionary iPhone that allows users to automatically find their location using the redesigned Maps application; text message multiple people in one message; create Web Clips for their favorite websites; customize their home screen; and watch movies rented from the new iTunes Movie Rentals right on their iPhone.With its revolutionary multi-touch user interface and pioneering software, users can easily add significant new features to their iPhone through software updates whenever an update becomes available. New iPhone products shipping from the factory will include the software update and existing iPhone customers will automatically get the update for free when they sync their iPhone with iTunes (www.itunes.com).

Maps, one of the most popular and helpful applications on iPhone, has a new interface that is simpler and easier to use and adds incredible new features such as the ability to find your location automatically. The new hybrid map view combines map view and satellite view so you can see major street names overlaid on satellite imagery.

Users can now create Web Clips—icons on the home screen that take you directly to your favorite websites, including to the exact spot you have zoomed into.iPhone’s new software update also adds the ability to send the same SMS text message to multiple people, and iPhone saves a history of your text messages, so with one tap you can send a new message to the same group.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

PhotoBucket Goes Mobile

Take your bucket of visual memories wherever you go.Now Photobucket goes mobile.Go to http://m.photobucket.com from your mobile device and take Photobucket wherever you go.The mobile version of Photobucket answers the ever growing mobile internet user with features well-know from the 'regular' version of the site like:

- Browse existing personal and public Photobucket content directly from mobile devices
- Upload photos and videos to Photobucket from mobile devices
- Share photos and graphics with individuals via email from mobile devices
- Search Photobucket’s billions of photos and graphics
- View a variety of featured photos and images every day from the Photobucket Mobile Home page

For more info on the mobile Photobucket visit this page.

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Agnitum Security Horoscope,Know Your Internet Security Horoscope

"You are cautious, always taking two steps backwards for every one step forward. You are not comfortable unless you have comprehensive protection for every situation, including going online. The best choice would be a solution with enhanced logging opportunities.",this is what my web-surfing habit and attitude to Internet security related to my Zodiac sign according to Agnitum Security Horoscope.

We have been thinking about that Zodiac is related to only our day to day life and can influence our success and failure in life.Have anyone ever thought that our web-surfing habits and attitude to Internet security might be related to our Zodiac signs.So think about that.

Agnitum Security Horoscope offers an entertaining description of Zodiac signs and their behaviors online, such as attitide to Internet security, surfing habits, etc..So before you try out something new over the net be sure to check your horoscope.Every person is different and so as their behaviour but there is a pattern that reflects the characteristics of various Zodiac signs.Please don't take the horoscope too seriously.It is just a way figuring out where your security strengths and weaknesses should lie.

If you have any blog or website just paste the code(from there site) to share your Internet Security Horoscope and also to help your visitor to know their.

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Nforce 790i To Be Unveiled In Mid February

Nvidia wants its product to run head to head with Intel.For this Nvidia plans to launch its Nforce 790i DDR3 chipset in the middle of February so as to make its product line ready for the Core 2 Extreme 9770 from day one. Currently Nvidia is only shipping limited numbers of Nforce 780i products and many dislike the fact that this very expensive board only supports DDR2.

The Nforce 790i has two new tricks. It supports DDR3 memory up to 1800MHz speeds and it supports FSB 1600 for the latest generation of Core 2 Extreme quad core CPUs.

This chipset will work just fine with 45nm Core 2 Quad processors and it should launch sometime in the middle of February, together with the GeForce 9600 GT.

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Intel's 15 Montevina CPUs Scheduled to Launch in May


Here's another release date of some Intel processor.Digitimes reports 15 45nm notebook CPUs for Intel's Centrino platform, Montevina, scheduled to launch in May this year.Eight of the CPUs will be smaller package size models targeting the small form factor (SFF) market, according to sources at notebook makers.

Intel will launch seven CPUs with a typical package size of 35mm squared for notebooks. The CPUs include: Core 2 Extreme QX9300 with 12MB L2 cache and TDP of 45W, (the core frequency of this model has not yet been set), Core 2 Extreme X9100 with a core frequency of 3.06GHz, 6MB L2 cache and TDP of 44W, Core 2 Duo T9600 (2.8GHz, 6MB and 35W), T9400 (2.53GHz, 6MB and 35W), P9500 (2.53GHz, 6MB and 25W), P8600 (2.4GHz, 3MB and 25W), and P8400 (2.26GHz, 3MB and 25W), noted the sources. All the CPUs will support a 1066MHz FSB.

The company will also launch eight CPUs with a package size of 22mm squared. These will include: SP9400 with a core frequency of 2.4GHz, 6MB L2 cache and TDP of 25W, SP9300 (2.26GHz, 6MB and 25W), SL9400 (1.86GHz, 6MB and 17W), SL9300 (1.6GHz, 6MB and 17W), SU9400 (1.4GHz, 3MB and 10W), SU9300 (1.2GHz, 3MB and 10W), U3300 (1.2GHz, 3MB and 5.5W), and Celeron 723 (1.2GHz, 1MB and 10W). The CPUs with a TDP less or equal to 10W will support FSB speeds up to 800MHz while the rest will support up to 1066MHz.

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NewerTech Launches USB 2.0 Universal Drive Adapter


Engadget talks about the NewerTech's USB 2.0 Universal Drive Adapter which is quite impressive and attractive.The inelegantly named USB 2.0 Universal Drive Adapter allows users to easily connect any 2.5-, 3.5- or 5.25-inch HDD / optical drive to a computer via USB, enabling folks to transfer critical data or backup an internal drive altogether without having to hunt down some snazzy external chassis. Notably, the adapter plays nice with IDE, ATA and SATA (among others), has no qualms dealing with OS X / Linux and will set you back just $29.95.

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Monday, January 14, 2008

A Vacation of a Lifetime

Ecotourism is nature and culture based tourism that is ecologically sustainable and supports the well being of local communities - Hawaii Ecotourism Association (HEA).Eco tourism is the best way to see the naked beauty of nature.Its provides a way to get yourself into the thrill and excitement of exotic beauty of nature's wildlife.

In recent years the Hawaiian eco-tourism have developed quite along way.Maui's tourism sector is also growing and have been able to lure travellers around the globe to experience the raw beauty of a Pacific Island.Today planning a vacation has been made so easy with sites like HawaiianBeachRentals.com providing you with great resources.

HawaiianBeachRentals.com is a premier vacation accommodation listing site in Hawaii.They offer thousands of Hawaii vacation rentals, vacation homes, villas, condos, hotels, resorts, cottages on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island.To see the flora and fauna of these islands and get yourself lost in the beautiful paradise of the world you just need one of those vacation rentals booked for you.You can have Big Island Vacation Rentals,Maui Vacation Rentals,Hawaii vacation rentals to observe the naked truth behind those lifeless islands.You also get once in a lifetime experience to watch whale in their unaffected, natural habitat and much more you can expect.

The site also provides you a Hawaii Travel Blog to get detailed Hawaii Vacation Info and to make the trip a well planned one so that it becomes a memorable one for your lifetime.

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Tomb Raider Underworld By The End Of 2008

Fudzilla reports the release date of the next chapter in the long running series of Tomb Raider.A few days ago Eidos announced the release dates for Lara Croft – Tomb Raider Underworld. The game should find its way to the shelves by the end of 2008, around Xmas to be more precise.


The good news is that this time around, besides the expected PC, XboX360 and PS3 versions, Eidos is planning Wii, Nintendo DS and PS2 versions also.

Get more screenshots and official info from here.

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Some Details Of GeForce 9500GT

Tom's hardware Taiwan has managed to score some detailed information about the upcoming GeForce 9500 GT from Nvidia and it doesn't look as promising as its 9600 GT sibling.

The GPU itself seems to be going under the G96-300 name and it's using the P616 refence PCB. The card they looked at had the GPU clocked at 650MHz with the Shaders at 1,650MHz.

The refence cards come with 256MB of 128-bit DDR2 memory and we can understand why Nvidia went down this route, as DDR2 graphics memory is currently selling for less than cost from some manufacturers. The memory is clocked at 900MHz on the refence cards, but this doesn't mean that this is what we'll see on final production models. We'd also expect the memory type to be changed on some higher-end 9500 GT cards.

You can find a picture of the GPU as well as some additonal information in Chinese here.

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NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT Reviewed

All game freaks might be eagerly waiting for the upcoming NVIDIA's GeForce 9600GT and so as I.It look's like the GeForce 9600 isn't too far away,as the net have been already flooded with benchmarks.And this time its PCOnline who have some benchmark results and it looks quite impressive.

The GeForce 9600 GT 512MB uses the 65nm G94 GPU and is clocked at 650MHz with 1625MHz shaders and 1800MHz GDDR3 memory. The card has a 256-bit memory bus and has support for DX10, DX10.1 is still only available on ATI's cards.

The results will speak for themselves, but there's no denying that this is looking to be one of the best mid-range cards ever. It beats the competition in just about every test and PCOnline has turned up the resolution quite high in most games.




If this is what we get from NVIDIA then ATI certainly can expect a tough competition ahead for its 3850-series from this card and things could get even more interesting from customer's side when these cards battle it out in the market.

Check the complete review from here.

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Intel Targets Low-cost Notebook Platform With Shelton'08

According to Digitimes Intel has recently released details of its Shelton'08-based low-cost notebook platform (Basic Platform) to partners and has set the launch schedule for the third quarter this year.

The platform adopts Intel's single-core Diamondville CPU with a core frequency of 1.6GHz, 533MHz FSB and power consumption of 3.5W. The platform's total power consumption is around 8W, translating to battery usage time of between 3-4 hours.

The platform also consist of a 945GSE chipset, which includes built-in DirectX 9 graphics and supports single channel DDR2 memory. A 802.11g Wi-Fi module, USB/PATA port SSD (solid state drive), and a 7- or 8-inch panel will typically round out the platform, noted the sources.

At initial launch, the notebooks will be priced between NT$10,000-16,000 (US$300-500) depending on finial hardware specifications and design. Intel is planning to launch a dual-core version Diamondville CPU in the second or third quarter next year, the sources added.

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Secure Your Mailboxes

Does your important letters are missing from the mailbox ?Then definitely you need to take a stand before it gets too late from any privacy invasion.

But what to do?I think this question would have rose in your mind.Nothing to worry,as Mailboxixchange.com is here for your rescue.Mailboxixchange.com is a marketplace for mailboxes and curbside decor and offers several high security mailboxes for different purposes.They offer different sorts of security mailboxes with vast usability.Their locking mailboxes are very secure and now you don't need to bother about your privacy.You can shop your own locking mailbox which you need to mount on the front gate or on the wall through their online store.

The prices of all the products are very reasonable and affordable.So just drop a order on their site and secure your privacy from the intruders.

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