Microsoft WARPs CPUs to GPUs

December 1, 2008 – 7:39 pm | by Steve Microsoft WARPs CPUs to GPUs

The latest feature announced that will be available or is planned for WIndows 7 is Windows Advanced Rasterization Platform 10 (WARP10). This apparently will enable your CPU to work as a GPU to render graphics. It will be fully compatible with DX10 and will act as a software rasterizer to possibly end the need for integrated graphics processors (IGPs).

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Next stop 64 GB Kingston USB Flash

December 1, 2008 – 7:09 pm | by Steve Next stop 64 GB Kingston USB Flash

Remember when we told you that Kingston was releasing a 32 GB USB pen drive? Well those days are long gone, or so Kingston would like us to think for they have just launched the 64 GB version in the same lineup, the DT 150 series. Now 32 GB was according to us almost as big as some hard disk drives but 64 GB is as big as many hard disk drives, especially HDDs located in laptops.

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Tritton Ax Pro headphones, geared for gaming

November 25, 2008 – 9:03 pm | by Steve Tritton Ax Pro headphones, geared for gaming

Anyone who plays games knows the importance of having a good audio set-up. This usually means having headphones as compared to speakers not only due to the clarity of sound that can be achieved but also to avoid disturbing other people. This is particularly applicable in LAN sessions where people are bunched together in a single room.

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Songbird, MediaMonkey – Alternatives to the usual suspects

November 24, 2008 – 7:52 am | by Steve Songbird, MediaMonkey – Alternatives to the usual suspects

If you like me get annoyed by the standard offerings available to all Windows users for the purpose of listening to their music collection. Most people know about WinAmp as the only real alternative to Windows Media Player and iTunes, however, recently a whole new crop of media applications have come to the fore and today we look at a couple of them.

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SanDisk iPod killer

November 21, 2008 – 2:11 pm | by Steve SanDisk iPod killer

Alright so the SanDisk Sansa Clip isn’t really likely to get rid of Apple iPods, but hey, its tempting to say it. The Sansa Clip will have 8 GB worth of memory and costs only $99. It costs about $30 more than the highest capacity iPod Shuffle (which costs $69) and has 4 times the memory size. The clip is removable and that is probably a strong selling point, seriously!

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HTC Max 4G, world’s first Wi-MAX + GSM phone

November 21, 2008 – 1:40 pm | by Steve HTC Max 4G, world’s first Wi-MAX + GSM phone

The HTC Max 4G is a cellphone/PDA based on Windows Mobile 6.1, that and it is the world’s first Wi-Max and GSM combo phone. This means that you could essentially get transfer rates of up to 70 Mb/s on a Wi-Max network. This beats all the hyped up phones that have been released. Unfortunately, if you live outside Russia you will have to miss out on this one.

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Extreme FFS, SuperSpeed USB: High speeds, high expectations

November 7, 2008 – 12:15 pm | by Steve Extreme FFS, SuperSpeed USB: High speeds, high expectations

SanDisk recently announced that it could make SSDs (Solid State Drives) up to a hundred times faster (in certain situations, probably means it will still be significantly faster in all other situations). In other news, the long awaited USB 3.0 specs will finally be unveiled at the USB implementers forum on November 17th 2008. No further delays, fingers crossed.

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The Canon 5D Mark II in action

November 5, 2008 – 1:44 pm | by Steve The Canon 5D Mark II in action

Photographic and camera enthusiasts would be familiar with Canon’s 5D Mark II camera simply because it is one of the first few HD camera’s commercially available. And now we have seen a glimpse of its capabilities and we find it simply stunning. This 720p HD video of the subway and some other scenic/picturesque spots is worth the wait for it to load.

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Windows 7 to have improved SSD support, Firefox debuts privacy mode

November 5, 2008 – 1:18 pm | by Steve Windows 7 to have improved SSD support, Firefox debuts privacy mode

Microsoft aims to provide better implementation of SSD (Solid State Drives) in Windows 7 and intends to discuss how they will make this happen at the upcoming Windows HEC (Hardware Engineering Conference) 2008. Also worthy of news is Mozilla finally implementing a privacy mode in the 3.1 version of their now relatively well known internet browser, Firefox.

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Blackberry ups the ante: Plans to Storm rivals

November 4, 2008 – 1:01 pm | by Steve Blackberry ups the ante: Plans to Storm rivals

According to the rumor mill, Blackberry is going to launch their next big device on November 14th. This is not an unexpected move and most people are still looking to see how things will play out before making a decision on which phone/pay-plan/mobile service provider to go with. This could well turn into an all out brawl between the iPhone, T-Mobile G1 and the Storm.

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