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Nvidia To Launch GeForce 9 Series In Feb
2007-12-01 11:30:00
Details are unsurprisingly light on this one, but DigiTimes has it that NVIDIA is gearing up to launch its next-generation GPU just after the Lunar New Year in February 2008. Reportedly, "sources at graphics card makers" have revealed that the GeForce 9 series will include the D9E -- a "high-end product that adopts 65-nanometer manufacturing," supports DirectX 10.1 and Shader Model 4.1 -- and the mid-range D9P, which will supposedly adopt 55-nanometer processing. Apparently, the former will be the first product in the new family, while the latter won't see light until June .
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Old School "GPS" !
2007-12-01 11:26:00
Today, satnav is no big deal. A lot of cars come with it, and even if yours doesn’t, a portable handheld unit is not expensive. Heck, very soon we’re sure that everyone’s mobile phones will have satnav capability for free anyway. But back in 1981 the technology simply wasn’t there and so Honda’s solution was this, the Electro Gyrocator. What you do, is pick the appropriate map for your area (you get a book full of maps with each system as below) and you feed the transparency into the bottom of the unit. Then you scroll up and down the map to mark where you are, and presto! As you drive, the map will move along with you and when you reach the end of each map, the instruction is to stop the car, and feed in the next map!How does the system do this without the help of satellites? In the very best Soichiro Honda tradition of rocket science, Honda developed an experimental type of gas gyroscope, which could be used to accurately measure a car’s movement and plot that same re...
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Seven Blunders of the World
2007-12-01 11:20:00
The Seven Blunders of the World is a list that Mahatma Gandhi gave to his grandson Arun Gandhi, written on a piece of paper, on their final day together, not too long before his assassination. The seven blunders are:Wealth without workPleasure without conscienceKnowledge without characterCommerce without moralityScience without humanityWorship without sacrificePolitics without principleSource : rs_of_the_World
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UC Berkeley first to post full lectures to YouTube
2007-10-04 18:15:00
YouTube is now an important teaching tool at UC Berkeley . The school announced on Wednesday that it has begun posting entire course lectures on the Web's No.1 video-sharing site. Berkeley officials claimed in a statement that the university is the first to make full course lectures available on YouTube. The school said that over 300 hours of videotaped courses will be available at Berkeley said it will continue to expand the offering. The topics of study found on YouTube included chemistry, physics, biology and even a lecture on search-engine technology given in 2005 by Google cofounder Sergey Brin. "UC Berkeley on YouTube will provide a public window into university life, academics, events and athletics, which will build on our rich tradition of open educational content for the larger community," said Christina Maslach, UC Berkeley's vice provost for undergraduate education in a statement.
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Gang Kidnaps Gamer to Get Password Using Fake Orkut Date
2007-07-22 09:43:00
An armed gang of four kidnapped one of the world's top RPG gamers after one criminal's girlfriend lured him into a fake date using Orkut , Google's social network. After sequestering him in Sao Paulo, they held a gun against the victim's head for five hours to get his password, which they wanted to sell for $8,000. And yes, the story gets even better. Surprisingly enough, after five hours the hostage wasn't talking. The group leader had a gun against his head all that time but the guy didn't say a word. At that point, the crooks gave up and decided to let him go. The brazilian police then caught the four suspects, aged 19 to 27. According to the police, the captive is the world leader in GunBound, a turn-based RPG-style multiplayer online game. Developed in South Korea, in this artillery game you get more experience points, offensive and defensive capabilities depending on your skills during battle, as well as money to buy more weapons, armor and all kinds of gear for your m...
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Yes It Blends !
2007-07-21 11:29:00
One awesome vdo !! iphone in a blender ! rotflol =))
5 Deadliest Cities Of The World
2007-07-20 19:37:00
1). Chernobyl , RussiaWhen you hear Chernobyl, you immediately think nuclear disaster. It was, in fact the worst nuclear accident in history. A huge fallout cloud of radioactive dust spread across vast swathes of the Soviet Union, Europe and Eastern North America. As a result, an estimated 9 thousand people have contracted cancer and died. The disaster displaced over 336,000 people. Life expectancy is low. However, according to scientist James Lovelock, Chernobyl was an ecological success: animals can now roam around free without being hunted.2).Dzerzhinsk, RussiaUntil recently, the city of Dzerzhinsk in Russia used to produce huge quantities of chemical weapons, including mustard gas and lewisite. Chemical weapons ceased to be produced by 1945. However, the waste was buried underground, contaminating water and crops. The site however, remains the largest producer of chemicals for the Russian Federation. Life expectancy is low at 42 for men and 47 years for women. This is attributed...
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iPhone says "Hello World," here come the 3rd party apps
2007-07-20 16:13:00
If there wasn't a vast, cold expanse of internet in the way, we could just hug those iPhone Dev Wiki folks. Apparently a particularly dedicated hacker who goes by "Nightwatch" has compiled and launched the iPhone's very first independent "Hello World " application, paving the way for 3rd party applications to run on the heretofore closed device. Of course, user implications are a long ways away, but Nightwatch has built a pre-alpha ARM/Mach-O Toolchain for other hackers to follow his example, and other folks should be able to get 3rd party code running on the iPhone before long. Exciting times indeed !
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Some1zz bothered abt polar bears !! (HUMMER VANDALISED :D)
2007-07-20 15:50:00
Vandals smashed the windows of a new Hummer parked in a neighborhood, slashed the tires and left a message — "FOR THE ENVIRON" — scratched into the body, authorities said.The sport utility vehicle was parked for five days on the street before two masked men attacked it."The thought of somebody vandalizing it never crossed my mind," said Gareth Groves, who lives near American University in Northwest Washington. "I've kind of been in shock."Police said they see small acts of vandalism in the area from time to time, but they have not seen anything so severe, or with such a clear political message, in recent years."This seems to be an isolated event," Cmdr. Andy Solberg said.Investigators said they are searching for the vandals but don't have many leads. Witnesses said they saw two men smash up the 7-foot-tall SUV early Monday and then run off.Now, as Groves contemplates what to do with the remains of his $38,000 Hummer, he has had to deal with a number of people who have driven b...
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The Ultimate Anti-iPHONE PAGE
2007-07-17 05:40:00
Herezz the link for the ultimate anti iphone page , but people BEWARE .. THE LANGUAGE USED IS REALLY OFFENSIVE .. DISCRETION IS ADVISED !!CLICK HERE
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LIVE EARTH Concert : The Most Watched Event In Online History
2007-07-14 22:42:00
On July 7, 2007, MSN made history. On that day, it delivered enough video streams of the Live Earth concerts that, according to Microsoft's records, made the event on the "Most Watched Entertainment Event in Online History ." "During the exclusive live coverage on MSN, more than 8 million people watched over 15 million streams, with peak simultaneous viewership of 237,000 people making it the most watched entertainment event in online history," Microsoft said in a press release. The company claims that, to date, more than 30 million people witnessed some portion of the event online. The peak simultaneous viewership was during Madonna's performance in London. While online viewership of the event was up, or record-setting for that matter, Live Earth suffered from poor television ratings. Nielsen Media Research is reporting that the event only drew in 2.7 million viewers making it the least watched program on Saturday night. During its three-hour time span, NBC's Live Earth...
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Shanghai Night(s)
2007-07-14 22:24:00
A gorgeous pic of Shanghai by night ....
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“iTorrent”: A BitTorrent Client for your iPhone?
2007-07-14 22:18:00
The possibility of file sharing whilst walking down the street is closer than you might think. Carrying a BitTorrent client in your pocket is getting closer, with the release of new high-powered communication tools, such as the much publicized Apple iPhone.The technical specificationa of the device certainly make it possible. It has more than enough cpu power for it, assuming a nice, tightly coded client was written. The built in WiFi (802.11b/g) and use of the EDGE wireless network data transfer system allows a fairly widespread availability of reception. According to one of the developers of the "iPHONE BIN-UTIL" project, going by the name ‘geohot’, the only obstacle stopping it from making an application like “iTorrent” happening is their current lack of coding ability for the iPhone. The file system is open, and media players already exist, if for nothing else than playing media from iTunes.On of the downsides it that, for many, the 3.4Gb free on a brand new phone (or 7...
More About: Iphone , Bittorrent , Client
Ouuuchhh tat hurts !!
2007-07-14 18:39:00
Michael Lenahan, 23, of Philadelphia, Pa. is gored in the leg by a fighting bull during a traditional bull run in Pamplona, Spain, Thursday July 12, 2007. Two American brothers were gored Thursday during the longest and bloodiest morning bull run at the San Fermin festival in the northeastern city of Pamplona. Lawrence Lenahan, 26, of Hermosa Beach, Calif. and Michael Lenahan, 23, of Philadelphia, Pa. were gored by a bull who strayed from the pack, turned around and ran the wrong way. The older brother suffered a eight-inch (20-centimeter) goring in the left buttock after a dangerous sharp right turn in the course Lenahan described as a 'dead man's curve.' The younger brother was injured shortly before the bull ring, the end point of the daily runs, after the bulls horn entered beneath his skin in his right shin.Courtesy : AP
10 FRIDAY-THE-13th Facts & Theories
2007-07-14 07:16:00
1. It’s been estimated that $800 or $900 million (U.S.) is lost in business on this day because people will not fly or do business they would normally do. 2. No historical date has been verifiably identified as the origin of the superstition. Before the 20th century, although there is evidence that the number 13 was considered unlucky, and Friday was considered unlucky; there was no link between them. 3. The first documented mention of a “Friday the 13th ” is generally listed as occurring in the early 1900’s.[ 4. A Friday occurring on the 13th day of any month is considered to be a day of bad luck in English, German, Polish and Portuguese-speaking cultures around the globe. 5. Many people are so paralyzed by fear that they are simply unable to get out of bed when Friday the 13th rolls around. The Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute estimates that more than 17 million people are affected by a fear of this day. 6. The fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskav...
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Looks like the console war is finally over !! (?)
2007-07-14 05:51:00
Sony Computer Entertainment spokesperson recently stated that the 60GB PS3 is going the way of the 20 Gig model and being discontinued in late July in favor of the 80GB version, meaning that the console is still $599 American.But that is only half of the story here , according to some very well placed sources , Microsoft is gonna cut prices across all their consoles by 100$ . When? Sooner than you think. AUGUST 1ST.It aint confirmed , but basically in less than 3 weeks the console prices will be the following:-Xbox 360 core, $199 American (with pack-in memory unit!)-Nintendo Wii, $249 American-Xbox 360 Premium, $299 American-Xbox 360 Elite, $449 Canadian, possibly $399 American-PS3, $599 American, $649 CanadianSo August 1st, Xbox 360 will be the lowest price console on the market with the core system, and the difference between the 360 Core and the only PS3 will be a staggering $400 US!
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Worlds apart: The moment the tallest man met the shortest
2007-07-14 05:42:00
In terms of height they are worlds apart. The world's tallest man, Bao Xishun today shook hands with He Pingping who claims to be Earth's shortest. But these two men actually hail from the same region of Inner Mongolia.While Mr Xishun, 56, towers above everyone at an astonishing 7.9ft, 19-year-old Mr Pingping is a mere 2.4ft high.
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Fans get together to get MUSE song into UK TOP 40 !
2007-07-07 07:49:00
Members of Muse and other fansites are trying to get Citizen Erased into the chart. This is possible by paying for digital singles on sites such as HMVDigital and iTunes . Remember, don't buy the track until Monday - as this is when single sales start being counted for that week.Herezz the link : p;q=25737
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Microsoft to Incur Xbox Cost of Up to $1.15 Billion
2007-07-07 07:43:00
Microsoft Corp. will incur pretax costs of as much as $1.15 billion related to repairs of its Xbox 360 video-game consoles and said sales of the machines missed its forecast for the year. Warranty coverage for the consoles is being extended after an ``unacceptable'' number required repairs, the company said today in a statement. Microsoft expects the move to cost $1.05 billion to $1.15 billion in the quarter ended June 30. The quality problems may hinder Microsoft as it strives to catch up with Nintendo Co.'s Wii, which has outsold the Xbox every month since going on sale in November. Microsoft, the world's biggest software maker, pledged last July to make the Xbox division profitable in the fiscal year ending June 2008. The unit has lost money since it began in 2001. ``It's a pretty big black eye,'' said Matt Rosoff, an analyst at research firm Directions on Microsoft in Kirkland, Washington. ``It's certainly not going t...
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90+ Eseential Music & Audio Websites
2007-07-07 06:20:00
Online music has always been popular, and now social networks, peer recommendations and personalized radio stations are helping fans find bands faster than ever before. Here are more than 90 sites for musicians, fans, and everyone who enjoys music .Herezz the link for the same : ic/
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NBC Universal : P2P hurts the hardworking farm workers =))
2007-06-29 00:24:00
In a really odd statement made recently in a hearing with the FCC, NBC Univers al tried to win over the hearts and minds of politicians by making the outrageous claim that p2p and file sharing related piracy hurts the wallets of poor corn farmers simply trying to make a living !They noted: “Because of our nation’s interlocking economy, two-thirds of the lost earnings and lost jobs are in industries other than motion picture production. For example, in the absence of movie piracy, video retailers would sell and rent more titles. Movie theatres would sell more tickets and popcorn. Corn growers would earn greater profits and buy more farm equipment.”crappy aint it ?? lolzz ..
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Free iPhones for apple employees !
2007-06-28 23:36:00
[Source : ThinkSecret] At a town-hall meeting with employees Thursday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced that all full-time Apple employees will receive a free 8GB iPhone, while part-time employees who have been with the company for more than a year will also receive a free iPhone.This is not the first time Apple has givenfree product to its employees; in early 2005, the company rewarded all employees with a free 1GB iPod shuffle.
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iTUNES - The Third Largest Music Retailer In US
2007-06-28 20:08:00
According to recent industry reports , iTunes Music Store is currently the third largest music retailer in the US irrespective of the format . iTunes Store is only behind Walmart & Amazon (both of which primarily sell physical media aka CDs ) .The direct-download music shop is said to have eclipsed Amazon in the first quarter of the year to reach 10 percent of all music sales in the country, dropping Amazon to 6.7 percent. Researchers have credited this primarily to apple selling over 21 million iPODs during the holiday season which encouraged more visitors to the online music store .So for all those f*** at RIAA who have a problem wid dwindling CD sales , herezz something for ya ! time for ya to shove yer fingers up yer you-know-wat :D
More About: Itunes , Largest , Tail , Large
2007-06-28 19:29:00
Rules :->2 phones per person->First come first serve basis->Apple's online store will also begin taking orders at 6pm on the 29th and shipping being free !->Free iPhone training workshops will begin Saturday morning at all Apple retail storesFor detailed info ya may visit : 8iphone.html
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Moser Baer becomes the largest content owner in india !
2007-06-19 21:23:00
With its big bang entry into the indian home entertainment market in december last year, Moser Baer promised to change the rules of the game.7 months down the line , the company has achieved itz target of 7000 titles , thus making it the company having the largest collection of home video titles in india .Moser baer recently acquired 400 titles from captain video , 550 titles from bombino and more than 600 titles from indus videos thereby making it the largest hindi content owner in india .Apart from these acquisitions , moser baer has also directly acquired 200 titles from the production companies like VENUS and AVM .Moser Baer is also rumoured to have bought close to a 100 films' home video rights at the Cannes Film Festival .At present , moser baer has the rights for movies of various languages like hindi , telugu , tamil , malayalam , punjabi and several other regional languages .The company aims to have 50 % of the marketshare in the home entertainment industry and am sure it...
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iPHONE Update !!
2007-06-18 19:39:00
Applezz just announced that the battery of iPHONE would deliver 8 hours of talktime , 6 hours of internet usage (via wifi) , 7 hours of video playback and a whopping 24 hours of audio playback ! And all these figures are actually higher than the dedicated iPODS which typically around 3.5 hours of video playback !And for all those who were about the plastic grade screen (itz a touchscreen!) , the company just announced that they would be using an optical grade lens in favour of the inferior plastic screen .stay glued to the blog for for further updates !
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Interested in (a) Safari ??
2007-06-18 00:08:00
It Makes perfect sense for apple to launch itz browser "Safari " for the windows platform , but why would any windows user wanna migrate to safari when hezz got a lot others to choose from ?The initiative of launching the browser for the windows platform seems to rely on the domino theory fuelled by infatuation . Steve Jobs must be hoping that there is a significant number of windows users who are so much in love with their ipods (me being one of them) and itunes thay they would as well download safari (anything remotely associated with apple is considered "cool" these days..) and end up falling in love with safari as well .MAC ad campaigm where PC users are shown as old and boring whereas MAC users are portrayed as the cool and suave junta ....But there is only one problem with that scenario . Safari sucks and i read on many forums that mac users themselves dont run it ! So why would windows users wanna migrate ?For the windows operating system , the scene is pretty much crowded a...
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Batmans New Suit From The Dark Knight
2007-06-17 23:33:00
Well herezz an EW exclusive pic of batmans new suit from the next installment in the franchisee , titled The Dark Knight . The movie is gonna release in exactly 13 months to the day . Release date being 18/07/08 .Herezz the pic :
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