F-Secure has released a new Internet Security 2010 software featuring redesigned interface coupled with very easy to use parental control features that you can setup during your initial installation while F-Secure is downloading updates in the background, this new build is easy on system resources and F-Secure claims to have 60% faster virus scans than the previous version.
The next generation of graphic cards ATI Radeon HD 5870 and HD 5850 boasting of DirectX 11 support and ATI Eyefinity technology are now available, these video cards support upto 3 monitors and resolution upto 2560×1600 per display, 6 screen support will eventually come out in November with a new version of 5870 graphics card with 6 mini display ports. HD 5800 series of graphics cards also supports dual, triple and quad ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU technology.
Intel has demoed a new multi-screen prototype codenamed "Tangent Bay" which boasts of 4 displays for advanced and new age multitasking, three OLED displays are above the keypad and can be used easily with touch controls/gestures, they interact directly with the Laptop’s main display.
Not that we need DirectX 11 so much, but AMD sure want us to believe so and is accelerating things with DirectX 11 games and graphics cards. why? because NVIDIA is yet to launch a DirectX 11 graphics card and ATI has its Evergreen GPU ready now, they already demonstrated its awesomeness and want to benefit as the first mover.
There is a good news for Windows Vista users, the new DirectX 11 standard which is the latest version of DirectX used in the Windows 7 OS would now become available to Windows Vista users on Service Pack 2, if you are on older version of Vista you need to upgrade to Vista SP2 to be able to use the latest platform in DirectX gaming. On the other hand ATI has revealed its first DX 11 graphics card, which is expected to hit stores by the end of this month.
ATI has just released its latest version of Catalyst driver software for ATI graphic cards, the new version Catalyst 9.9 is available for free download for Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista. A Linux version was also released which now comes with openSUSE 11.1 production support and SLED and SLES 10 SP3 early look support.
ATI has recently launched its newer DirectX 11 graphics card with Eyefinity technology having massive resolutions that you might have not even dreamt of until now. ATI presents the "Evergreen" GPU based on the 40nm manufacturing technology capable of delivering 11,520 x 4,800 – 55.3 megapixels on 24 screens with four cards using crossfire in a single PC, that is one hell of a resolution, a single Evergreen card can power upto six screens at any given time, you can use them as a large single display or make them to act as different units like your very own control room using the ATI control center. NVIDIA for sure have a lot of catching up to do now.
This is the only major announcement of Apple Event yesterday, A new iPod nano with Camera(no pixel specifications were revealed), FM with Live pause functionality, VoiceOver(plays song/artist names to aid navigation without looking at screen), speaker and Pedometer. With the inbuilt camera you can shoot videos and can directly upload to your YouTube account, 15 special live effects are also there to change the look and feel of photos and videos. Other notable feature is the FM Radio with live pause with upto 15 minute of cache storage, you can also tag a song if you want to purchase it later on iTunes.
When it comes to designer PC chassis for gamers, NZXT has definitely got some aces under its sleeve in crafted series, the latest entrant is the all new LEXA S. You certainly don’t want to miss on this chassis if you are building a new gaming PC, it provides competitive features, good design at extremely affordable price.
Opera 10 is now out of Beta and its final version has been released for free download, the latest Opera 10 Turbo browser boasts of faster loading of web pages even on a slow net connection speed thanks to Turbo Compression Technology. It features new Sleek User Interface, Speed Dial, Integrated Extensions and faster rendition of resource hungry web applications like Gmail, Facebook, Orkut etc. Opera 10 Turbo is a recommended download try it out today.