Yesterday ATI released the latest version 10.1 of ATI Catalyst graphics driver software for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. There are various performance improvements in this release for the 58XX series of ATI graphics cards, as much as 3% while playing Left4Dead and around 4% increase in Crysis. Most of the Windows 7 issues have also been sorted out in this release.
Apple recently revealed its iPad which in fact being spectacular suffers from the lack of basic features like flash support, camera, USB ports, you will need a port convertor if you want to attach anything to it. Its happening all over again, the Apple joke, first they release a great but lacking product than later make changes to piss off the early buyers, it happened with the iPhone, iPod Touch and now with the iPad.
GeoHot has finally released the PS3 exploit publically on his blog yesterday, the hack is a code level hack which is not yet useful for the end users, users who wish to play PS3 backup games downloaded from the Internet will be disappointed though, as the hack has yet to refined, a lot of securities have yet to broken, even if someone goes ahead and releases a working user friendly exploit, Sony will soon come out with a new firmware which again will lock users out.
Geohot tweeted today claiming that he has hacked the Playstation 3, in his latest blog entry he mentioned that the PS3 hardware is now hacked, how? He has gained READ/WRITE access to entire system memory of PS3, he also got HV level access to the processor of PS3 and all he has do now is write software for it and do some reversing.
Firefox has been updated to version 3.6, which came out of beta yesterday. New Firefox version 3.6 comes with many performance, stability and security improvements, so it is suggested to upgrade to latest version of Firefox immediately either by check for update link in the help menu of existing Firefox installation or download it from the Official Firefox Website.
LG has revealed the World’s first 14.1 inch flexible e-paper, that is almost like a traditional paper, as you can turn pages like you do on normal paper, the images remain crisp and text readable while you bend it 180 degrees and you don’t have to discard it daily, thanks to the digital distribution. This e-paper display is 300 mm thick and only consumes power when the image changes so its power friendly too. The technology used behind is slightly different that we have seen before as it uses the TFTs on metal foil rather than on glass, making it more flexible.
This is one of the great news for the cricket fans worldwide, the famous Indian Premier League will be hosted live on the YouTube for free, and everyone will be able to enjoy the fast paced cricket action that 20-20 is. Google has got broadcasting rights for the IPL Season 3 that is scheduled for 12 March – 25 April which is why this ‘Free Live on Internet’ has been made possible.
XCM is currently developing a XFPS light gun for PS3 which will blow you away, this thing is motion controlled and it promises a whole new level of entertainment in FPS games. Watch out the video demo below to see it in action.
After the launch of its high priced 58XX series of graphics cards, ATI has now thrown another trump card in the form of an affordable graphics card HD 5670 which being a DirectX 11 card, is priced at less than $100. The graphics card market has been through many ups and downs but ATI is at it like they don’t want to leave any chance for NVIDIA. This card also support the Eyefinity technology, so now can have a triple monitor setup with a sub $100 graphics card and with ATI Stream technology Windows 7 will work like breeze on it.
There are only few hardware components which are designed specifically for Linux users, and keyboards are included in that list. You can launch Start Menu in Windows with a single tap on Windows Key. But there is no such key for Linux. However, there is a small tweak which can enable you to launch Applications Menu in Ubuntu 10.04 or later via Windows Key. Continue Reading →