Saturday, March 29, 2008

60% of Photoshop User are PIRATES~!

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Image Credits to ICanHasCheezeBurger

So here it is… the one week results from our previous poll on software piracy. In that short time, we’ve had nearly 500 photographers cast their votes and the outcome is quite interesting. It looks like Adobe’s high-end photo editing software packages (like Photoshop and Lightroom) are hot items in the pirated software market.

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Well.. my comment is... YARRR~! XD

Thursday, March 27, 2008

NVIDIA Quad SLI Dissapoints

Vigile writes

"While the death of PC gaming might be exaggerated, it's hard not to see the issues gamers have with the platform. A genre that used to dominate innovation in the field now requires a $1200 piece of graphics technology just to participate, and that's just plain bad for the consumer. NVIDIA's SLI technology was supposed to get a boost today by going from two GPUs to four GPUs with the introduction of Quad SLI but both PC Perspective and HardOCP seem to think that NVIDIA drastically missed the mark by pushing an incredibly expensive upgrade that really does nothing for real-world game play and performance. If PC gamers are left with these options to save them from consoles, do they even have a chance?"

Source: Slashdot

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The World Lightest Phone

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Image Credit to CrunchGear

According to CrunchGear, The Guinness Book of World Records has named the Modu mini phone “the lightest mobile phone in the world.” The phone, which we saw at MWC this year, weighs a mere 1.4 ounces and is .3 inches thick. Modu received a $100 million cash infusion last week.

Source : CrunchGear

Go to Modu's Official Website for more info about this phone.

The Most Disturbing Teddy Bear Ever!!

uh.. i can only say... "what the hell?!! put it back on!!"

link

Saturday, March 22, 2008

The Real Reason We Use Linux


Vlad Dolezal writes

"We tell people we use Linux because it's secure. Or because it's free, because it's customizable, because it has excellent community support... But all of that is just marketing BS. We tell that to non-Linux users because they wouldn't understand the REAL reason."


The answer to his question probably won't surprise you.


Source: Slashdot

Windows Vista SP1 Meeting Sour Reception In Places


Stony Stevenson writes

"A day after it was released for public download, Windows Vista SP1 is drawing barbs from some computer users who say the software wrecked their systems. 'I downloaded it via Windows Update, and got a bluescreen on the third part of the update,' wrote 'Iggy33' in a comment posted Wednesday on Microsoft's Vista team blog. Iggy33 was just one of dozens of posters complaining about Vista Service Pack 1's effect on their PCs. Other troubles reported by Vista SP1 users ranged from a simple inability to download the software from Microsoft's Windows Update site to sudden spikes in memory usage. To top it all off, the service pack will not install on computers that use peripheral device drivers that Microsoft has deemed incompatible."


Source: Slashdot




Well I guess for those who still planning to upgrade to vista would think twice now...

Anyway, here's someone who posting his experience trying vista.. Link

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

What are the best Web 2.0 apps? The finalist are waiting for your vote~!

I voted in the 2008 Webware 100 Awards
Have you vote for this year Webware 100 Award yet? if no I please do so~! XD

For those who don't know what's Webware is.. here's a little description I "stole" from the website LOL:

There's a shift underway in how people use computers and the Internet. Every day more utility is being delivered over the Web. Full applications can now be run in a browser, accessible from any computer. Software? It's no longer required. Software is becoming Webware.

There are different types of Webware.

  • Productivity applications. Microsoft may own the desktop, but not the Web. Online, Google has solid productivity apps. And there are dozens of upstarts in this market too.
  • Data-driven applications. Many new online services rely on real-time data that simply could not be encapsulated into software. Examples include Google Maps, Zillow and Farecast.
  • Community services. Webware enables people to network, share their lives, and work together. Examples are MySpace, LinkedIn, YouTube, and SmartSheet.

Webware.com is the site where computer users can learn about new and useful Web applications.

Look for more new features to roll out in Webware.com, too. Stay tuned!



and now here's the last year winners

so... hurry up~! and vote! Photobucket





Webware 100 votes cast so far: 1,632,285

Monday, March 17, 2008

Google Sky Now Available Through Your Browser

Ars Technica brings word that Google Sky, formerly only available as an extension of the Google Earth software, is now accessible through your web browser. The interface of Google Sky is quite similar to that of Google Maps, complete with search and alternate views by spectrum. The story also mentions (and more importantly, links) ten of the more interesting sights. We discussed Google Sky's initial release last year. Quoting: "Visible light only shows us a small picture of the entire universe; non-visible spectra such as ultraviolet (UV), infrared and X-ray hold a whole other world of information. Here is where Google Sky becomes very cool. There are three more sections that highlight fantastic images from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the GALEX Evolution Explorer (UV), and the Spitzer Space Telescope (IR). What makes these very cool is that under each selected body there is a slider that will change the displayed image back and forth between the visible and invisible spectrum.

Source: Slashdot

Friday, March 14, 2008

Intel Confirm 160GB Flash Drive Will Ship In 2nd Quarter 2008!

the company confirmed that it is close to unveiling a new line of solid-state drives for laptop and notebook PCs that will feature a storage capacity up to 160GB.

An Intel spokesman said that the chip maker will introduce 1.8-in. and 2.5-in. solid-state drives offering between 80GB and 160GB diskless storage during the second quarter of 2008.

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Find Information About Ram on Your Pc - wikiHow


How to Find Information About Ram on Your Pc


from wikiHow - The How to Manual That You Can Edit

When a computer feels slow it sometimes needs some more RAM (random Access memory). This is easy to obtain but you have to use the right type for your PC.

Steps


  1. Go to the website: http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner/loader.asp?agree=yes&tabid=AM&pagename=index%2Easp
  2. Follow the prompts, and agree for the scanner to scan your pC.
  3. Record the data about your memory it provides.
  4. Buy RAM accordingly.


Tips


  • Record the data for future use.
  • Make sure the RAM is suited to your PC before opening the packet.


Warnings


  • PC can only hold a limited amount of RAM


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