Friday, October 31, 2008
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Wednesday, October 29, 2008
James Bond is back to settle the score in Quantum of Solace: The Game. Introducing a more lethal and cunningly efficient Bond, the game blends intense first-person action with a unique third-person cover combat system that allows players to truly feel what it is like to be the ultimate secret agent as they use their stealth, precision shooting and lethal combat skills to progress through missions.
Seamlessly blending the heart-pounding action and excitement of the upcoming Quantum of Solace feature film with the Casino Royale movie, the title propels players into the cinematic experience of international espionage. Based on the renowned Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare game engine that has been specifically engineered to immerse players in the Bond universe, Quantum of Solace: The Game delivers superior high-definition graphics, reactive AI and visually stunning locations inspired by locales portrayed in the films.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2008
MP3Producer has the FreeDB function with customizable settings and search options that help you to retrieve disk information (e.g. the artist name, the album title, the genre of music and track names) from FreeDB, a music information database on the Internet. ID3v1,2 support allows you to save and edit this information in MP3, OGG and WMA files.
Less than a week after the release of Google’s T-Mobile G1 smart phone, security experts detected a serious security flaw in its Android operating system that leaves it wide open for hackers to launch drive-by attacks on users’ devices.The security vulnerability, detected by researchers at Baltimore, Maryland-based Independent Security Evaluators, follows last week’s release of Google’s T-Mobile G1 phone Oct. 22, which is powered by the Android operating system. Researchers at ISE posted an advisory warning users of the potential security threat that would allow their mobile devices to be compromised or exposed if they visited a malicious Web page.
“These phones will currently ship with the vulnerability present and may pose a security risk to their users until and update becomes available,” said Miller in his posting. According to the advisory, Google Android relies on more than 80 different open source packages. And the security error stems from a buffer overflow vulnerability in some of the older, more vulnerable versions of the open source software. Subsequently, an unsuspecting user could be successfully exploited simply by accessing an infected Web page using with a vulnerable operating system, experts say. Once a user in infected, attackers could then obtain access to any personal information accessible from the victim’s browser — including cookies, information entered into Web application and saved passwords — in order to steal a bank account numbers, Social Security information and other sensitive data.
Strange events begin to occur in New York City and Spider-Man is the first to notice. What was initally thought to be an infection is revelaed to be an invasion.
Venom has learned that he can clone himself using the symbiote suit he wears. These clones form hives or pods in many parts of the city. From these hives, they launch an invasion against the citizens of the city. Soon, virtually the entire population of Manhatten succumbs to the symbiotes, mutated into zombies, other super-villians, and Venom himself. S.H.I.E.L.D. intervenes and quarantines Manhattan, sealing off the island to keep the invasion from spreading to the mainland.
Before long, Spider-Man becomes infected after confronting Venom, and regains his old symbiotic costume. He teams up with the city's heroes and villains who are fighting the invasion. Spider-Man must stop Venom before he falls under the control of the symbiote suit. The ultimate fate of Spider-Man, and the city itself, depends on the player's actions through the course of the game.
Adobe Photoshop CS4 software provides improved access to its unrivaled power through a more intuitive user experience, greater editing freedom, and significant productivity enhancements.
Photoshop CS4, the current eleventh iteration of the program. Photoshop CS4 features additions such as the ability to paint directly on 3D models, wrap 2D images around 3D shapes, convert gradient maps to 3D objects, add depth to layers and text, get print-quality output with the new ray-tracing rendering engine, and enjoy exporting to supported common 3D formats; the new Adjustment and Mask Panels; Content-aware scaling (previously known as seam carving); Fluid Canvas Rotation and File display options . On 30 April, Adobe released Photoshop CS3 Extended, which includes all the same features of Adobe Photoshop CS3 with the addition of capabilities for scientific imaging, 3D, and high end film and video users. The successor to Photoshop CS3, Photoshop CS4, is the first 64-bit Photoshop on consumer computers.
Monday, October 27, 2008
On Sunday, the Dell Inspiron Mini 12, a larger version of the Mini 9, makes its debut—in Japan. Dell had reached an exclusive agreement with VIC Camera, Kojima, and SofMap—all Japanese retailers—to make the early announcement overseas. According to Dell, the Inspiron 12 will ship in the United States by mid-November. The Mini 12 is officially the first netbook to house a 12-inch widescreen; the largest so far have been 10-inch models such as the Lenovo IdeaPad S10 and the MSI Wind. The screen offers 1,280-by-800 resolution, higher than the typical 1,280-by-600 netbooks. Its shape is like a wedge, measuring 9.0-by-11.8-by-0.92 inches, becoming thicker towards the back. The weight starts at 2.7 pounds, with a 3-cell battery. A 6-cell battery will be available later on and will likely bring the weight over 3 pounds.
Like the S10 and the Wind, the Mini 12’s feature set includes three USB ports, a multicard reader, Ethernet, VGA-Out, and a 1.3-megapixel camera. Hard drives aren’t the meager solid state ones offered on the Mini 9; you have a choice of 40GB, 60GB, and 80GB spinning drives. Although it doesn’t have the antenna infrastructure to support WWAN, an empty slot is available for it, like on the Mini 9. In the meantime, the Mini 12 has both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built in. Like the Mini 9, the new Mini uses Intel’s Atom platform: The 1.33-GHz Z520 and the 1.6-GHz Z530 Atom processor are both available come November. The Mini 12 is one of the few systems to run Windows Vista Basic, which will be the only choice for operating systems at this time. The Vista system starts at $550.
Source: Computer World
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Mitch Hunter and Nathan Rooker, battle hardened Capitol soldiers, fight a desperate battle against a Bauhaus advance. When an errant shell destroys an ancient stone seal atop a giant underground machine, they find themselves facing a new enemy: hideous necro-mutants, with bone blades that grow from their arms. Mitch barely manages to escape. Nathan does not.
The mutants multiply by millions and destroy all before them. The corporations' leader, Constantine, is about to abandon the planet and leave countless innocents to their desperate fate, when he is approached by Brother Samuel, leader of the Brotherhood, an ancient monastic order.
Samuel is keeper of the Chronicles, a book that prophesies both the rise of the mutants, and the 'Deliverer' that will destroy them. Samuel believes he is that Deliverer destined to journey deep into the earth and destroy the source of the mutant scourge.
He manages to recruit Mitch, along with a handful of like-minded soldiers: Steiner, honor bound Bauhaus officer; sword wielding Severian; street fighter El Jesus; fearless beauty Duval; and stoic warrior Juba.
Mutant Chronicles follows Mitch and Samuel's mission to venture into the very heart of the darkness in an attempt to save the planet from marauding hordes of deathless mutants.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
In this continuation to the adventure of the demon superhero, an evil elf breaks an ancient pact between humans and creatures, as he declares war against humanity. He is on a mission to release The Golden Army, a deadly group of fighting machines that can destroy the human race. As Hell on Earth is ready to erupt, Hellboy and his crew set out to defeat the evil prince before The Golden Army can destroy humanity’s existence
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Step 1: Navigate to C:\WINDOWS\inf and look for the file named sysoc.inf (NOT sysoc.PNF !), Copy it to a secure location on the hard drive to back it up. Remember to always back up befor making any tweaks or mofifications to Windows.
Step 2: Now we get to the diry work. Open sysoc.inf an look for the following line in the [Components] section:
Remove “hide” so that the commas sit next to one another. This is what it should look like now:
And you’re done editing! Save the file and quit.
Step 3: Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Add or Remove Programs -> Add / Remove Windows Components and you should see “Windows Messenger” on the list. Check the box next to it to remove it.
Note: you can remove other Windows programs the same way, but as always, only at your own risk.
1. Move the wireless router to a better location
The first thing you want to do is to make sure your wireless router is in the best location possible. If you have a laptop that you move around all the time or if you have several computers, the router should be in the centre of your home and office. Don’t hide it into cupboards, or under chairs and tables.
But if you only have one stationary computer, use a cable connection to the router or move the router as close to the computer as possible.
You can check the signal strength from the Wireless connection menu, accessible from Start -> Connect To -> Wireless Connection. You can also access it by clicking the wireless icon at the bottom right corner of the screen if you are connected.
2. Upgrade the wireless router firmware
Sometimes the problem is with the router firmware. Make sure you update your router firmware as often as possible to avoid incompatibility with newer systems. You can update your router firmware from the wireless router control panel. Type your router’s IP address into the browser to access the CP.
The default IP of routers is normally 192.168.1.1 for Linksys, 192.168.0.1 for D-Link and Netgear, some US Robotics routers use 192.168.123.254 and some SMC routers have 192.168.2.1. The router’s default IP address is always in the documentation of the router.
3. Change the wireless broadcast channel
If there are several wireless networks in your area, they can begin to distract each other. Most routers use the wireless channel 6 by default and the channel can slow down if full of signals coming from many routers. You can change the wireless channel from the Wireless Control Panel.
If changing the channel didn’t speed up your wireless connection, change it back to 6. It’s better not to play with them too much because this can distract your firewall.
4. Update your computer’s wireless network drivers
You can search for driver updates from the Windows Update site or your manufacturers website.
If none of the above tips helped, contact your wireless router manufacturer or just go back to a wired internet connection.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
“The Skin Factory” in association with Electronic Arts, NVIDIA and Ultra PC has released an awesome Theme for Windows XP.This theme is absolutely FREE and can change the Windows XP default theme, a few icons and Desktop wallpaper. It doesn’t require UXTheme patching as it uses its own service which is very light on resources.
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With the never-ending quest for greater processor power, the hardware industry's sharpest minds and biggest companies are pouring money, time, and effort at the challenge of extending the life of Moore's Law. Moore's Law, which states that the maximum number of transistors on a given chip area doubles every one and a half years, is close to reaching its limit due to the problems with controlling light at ultra low nanometer resolution. While Intel, AMD, IBM, and others race to 32 nm and beyond, this wall looms ahead.Now new research from the University of California Berkeley could buy Moore's Law some more time, and could pave the way for the next generation of ultra-tiny transistors. It could also pave the way for an optical drive replacement for Blu-ray. The research was led by Xiang Zhang, UC Berkeley professor of mechanical engineering and David Bogy, UC Berkeley professor of mechanical engineering. Its new approach uses a metal arm similar to that on a record turntable or in a hard drive. It also utilizes a tiny lens that literally flies above the surface of the chip wafer. With the new design, the chip makers were able to form chip designs 80 nm wide, which could easily be made much smaller. Better yet, the wafer was spun at a rate of 12 meters per second, meaning that production would be very fast. Professor Zhang explains an overview of the process, stating, "Utilizing this plasmonic nanolithography, we will be able to make current microprocessors more than 10 times smaller, but far more powerful. This technology could also lead to ultra-high density disks that can hold 10 to 100 times more data than disks today."The basic concept of photolithography is similar to film development for photography -- light triggers a reaction in a chemical layer. In photolithography this reaction is typically a hardening. Caustic baths such as acid can then wash away areas of semiconductor that are not protected by the hardened photolithographic mask. Through multiple steps a circuit is built, which can contain various metal and semiconductor components."With optical lithography, or photolithography, you can instantly project a complex circuit design onto a silicon wafer. However, the resolution possible with this technique is limited by the fundamental nature of light,” explained Liang Pan, a UC Berkeley graduate student working with Zhang and Bogy, and one of three co-lead authors on the associated paper. “To get a smaller feature size, you must use shorter and shorter light wavelengths, which dramatically increases the cost of manufacturing. Also, light has a diffraction limit restricting how small it can be focused. Currently, the minimum feature size with conventional photolithography is about 35 nanometers, but our technique is capable of a much higher resolution at a relatively low cost."The new method uses a phenomenon where metal electrons vibrate when exposed to light. These tiny vibrations are smaller than light's normal wavelength and are known as evanescent waves. By exploiting these, light can be concentrated into patterns theoretically as small as 5 to 10 nanometers. The test lens was 100 nm, and used a silver plasmonic lens with a concentric ring pattern.During photolithography the lens flies above the surface of the substrate. Similar to flying lenses developed by UC Berkeley's Computer Mechanics Laboratory, the flying lens contacts the surface similar to the needle on a record player arm. However, unlike a record player the lens is not physically touching -- it uses light instead to "touch" the surface. The tiny lens uses the same lift mechanics used by aircraft, except on a microscopic scale to stay at a constant 20 nm above the surface.Professor Zhang added,”The speed and distances we're talking about here are equivalent to a Boeing 747 flying 2 millimeters above the ground. Moreover, this distance is kept constant, even when the surface is not perfectly flat."The scan speed is very fast -- approximately 4 to 12 m/s in the testing. Further, up to 100,000 tiny patterned lenses could be packed into the arm, allowing many parallel writes.Best of all the new process is extremely cheap compared to conventional methods. Technologies such as 45-nm lithography equipment are extremely expensive due to complex lens and mirror setups needed to concentrate the light. With the new method less expensive slightly larger wavelength UV light can be used to excite the plasmonic lens. With the only price component being the plasmonic lens setup, costs for shrinks would drop dramatically.Professor Zhang is hoping the technology is put to use in commercial scale production within 3 to 5 years. He states, "I expect in three to five years we could see industrial implementation of this technology. This could be used in microelectronics manufacturing or for optical data storage and provide resolution that is 10 to 20 times higher than current Blu-ray technology."The research will be reported in the December issue of Nature Nanotechnology.Coauthors on the study are Werayut Srituravanich, a former Ph.D. student in Zhang's lab and currently a lecturer in mechanical engineering at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, and Yuan Wang, a UC Berkeley graduate student in mechanical engineering, and Cheng Sun, a former graduate student in Zhang's lab and currently an assistant professor in mechanical engineering at Northwestern University.The research was funded in part by a National Science Foundation Center for Scalable and Integrated Nano-Manufacturing grant.
The Italian state police have just received a customized Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 capable of 203 MPH to catch your ass anywhere you go. This Lambo isn't only about speed; it's also pretty smart, equipped with all kinds of high-tech police gadgets. An automatic number plate recognition system can track and send plate data in real-time to central control rooms, while a forward-looking camera is capable of data-logging GPS information to the video information and transmitting the live feed to offices in real-time. That vestigial trunk up front is put to good use as a first-response medical platform and refrigerated box for high-speed organ transport. Check out complete details, some sweet gallery images and two videos of the car and some light, police-sanctioned hoonage below of this completely useless police car that still would now take the top spot on our list of the top ten coolest police cars.
Posted by Tharindu Jayasinghe at 9:45 AM
A hard-living superhero who has fallen out of favor with the public enters into a questionable relationship with the wife of the public relations professional who's trying to repair his image
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Posted by Tharindu Jayasinghe at 9:14 AM