Like a clockwork, Steam released its hardware survey for December 2008. A lot of interesting gains with the biggest winners being Intel processors, ATI graphics cards and Windows Vista operating system.
Announcing the preview of Bright Site of News, new web experience for all the users of silicon chips, wherever they are.
It seems that Microsoft Windows 7 in Beta 1 version is more complete operating system than the final version of Vista. Details about the release on Torrent sites.
Do something good and win big – participate in Toys for Tots charity auction with the goal of buying toys for the under-privileged kids in North America.
End of 2008 will also mark an end of a company that is a direct cause for all those gaming oriented and overclocking oriented motherboards. Back in 1998, two companies released motherboards that were able to overclock the Celeron 300A from 300 MHz to 450 MHz with a simple BIOS tweak. One of companies was Iwill, now part of Flextronics, and the other was ABIT, now part of Universal ABIT group. Sadly for the enthusiasts, ABIT was always known as the “weird” managed company, even by far eastern standards. It was well known that the old owner and CEO was “high on horoscopes as a
The time of 64-bit applications is finally approaching. Five years after AMD launched the 64-bit architecture, software developers finally caught up and within weeks, we saw 64-bit versions of K-Lite codecs, FireFox, Thunderbird and Java.
Is new WordPress 2.7 breaking Firefox? Several readers contacted me and stated that they have issues with the new wordpress and their lovely browser, Fierry-Ferret of Mozilla Foundation fame.
Short re-cap of Croatian Facebook protests and a gallery of pictures that lead to protests happening in major Croatian cities… where those meetings were allowed – City of Dubrovnik refused to allow the protest, while a small Croatian city had police force threatening to attack the protesters. Still, the goal was reached.
First leaked news about GeForce cards with the upcoming 55nm GPU.
Catalyst 8.12 drivers are set to debut next week, and as you probably know, this is no ordinary update. AMD GPG is bringing its STREAM middleware platform and updated libraries to every user of their GPGPU-enabled products (R520 “Fudo” chip aka Radeon 1800 and newer). As a part of AMD STREAM, ATI will release its own video transcoder for free. Given the limitations and performance that Badaboom has, I wonder did ATI decided to do something more in “formats supported” area. 😉 On the Folding@Home front, there are great expectations from this upcoming driver, especially if you own Radeon 4800 series product. ATI worked hard
I just received news from Vadim Chobanu, formerly of Vadim Computers and Blastflow fame. Ever since Vadim Computers went “into administration”, Vadim worked on his Plan B. Sadly for computer enthusiasts, Vadim’s Plan B does not involve computers at all. Exquisite Wine is an e-store featuring fine selection of wines coming from undiscovered countries such as Vadim’s own home country of Moldova. Vadim plans to expand its wine collection featuring many small and exclusive wineries from central and eastern Europe, including Croatia. Vadim assembled a crew of well-known wine specialists such as Dr. Caroline Gilby, and already organizing wine-tasting events lead by Clive Barlow in
Now, the title of their press release really got me wondering – how in the world can you launch “interference-resistant AP” when AP themselves are the creators of interferences in the RF spectrum? Well, I heard back from AirLive and the company is stating that their “Clear Signal Technology” is the key feature that produces clear signal transmission. But that’s not all. WH-5420CPE and WL-5470POE feature no less than eight operation modes with power output reaching 26 dBm. That is the highest power output in the industry (at this moment). Clear Signal Tech combines this high output with advanced filtering methods of cancelling out signal
Earlier this week, Google released several enhancements to its Gmail and Gtalk services. The company rolled out several “Google Labs” features, such as video functionality to their IM client, or the latest – themes for Gmail/Googlemail service. This brought life into old Gmail interface, and I have to say, I am still undecided on what team is the best. I went with Planets, even though Summer Ocean has its good sides. Unlike Facebook’s revamp (that yielded a lot of controversy), you can simply choose to ignore the themes, or try to find something for yourself.
Cloud computing firm laughs off Microsoft’s announcement of an announcement Just as news from PDC 2008 are coming in, the companies are reacting. I’ve received word from Rodrigo from Zoho, a company that deals with cloud computing productivity. In his blurb, Rodrigo welcomed “Microsoft’s announced that they will be announcing a web-based version of Office suite”. In his comments, Rodrigo welcomes Microsoft’s surrender and abandoning the FUD that the company’s reps were spreading around in regards to cloud computing and SaaS market. Head of Zoho also laughed off “the dinosauric” business model of Office, and mentioned CAL licensing in more way than one. All in
Recently, I received a report from TXP Corporation about the growth of FTTH (Fiber To The Home) market in the North America. According to their report, US now has 3.3 million households that have access to the fastest Internet connection (25, 50 Mbps) in the North America. In the report, it states that the number of installed FTTH households grew by 33% between Q4’07 and Q1’08, with continuous growth between Q1’08 and Q2’08, and same pattern even increasing in Q3. Well, it was about time. I’ve checked these claims with my friends over at Verizon and who’d knew, US is actually moving to become a