NVIDIA has had a great last 9 months, from the struggles of the initial Fermi launch with the lacklustre 400-series, they've come back very, very strong with the release of the GTX460 and the entire 500-series lineup. Today is no different with NVIDIA launching their new flagship GPU the GeForce GTX 590.
The GeForce GTX 590 is a dual-Fermi based design with two, yes two GTX580 cores on the one card. It is pretty insane but no different to other ventures like the GTX295 or AMD's Radeon HD6990. The card seems to hit and miss where it beats the HD6990, but feel free to check out a bunch of reviews:
Rumor has it that Valve is considering bringing its ever-so-popular gaming download portal, Steam, to iOS and Android-based devices. The rumors started when a meeting between Valve lead Gabe Newell and a steampowered.com forum member.
During this chat he confirmed that Steam will get a video recorder very soon, also he said they were looking into the iOS/Android platform for possible expansions with Steam.
Our Download of the Day today is Soluto 1.1.1445 Beta.
Soluto's goal is to bring an end to the frustrations PC users encounter. Soluto developed technology that tackles this problem from two different directions:
Frustration detection: Our patent-pending low level driver technology detects when you're frustrated by your PC and tells you which application is causing it.
Power of the crowd: Soluto harnesses the power of the crowd to learn which actions really eliminate frustrations and improve user experience, and leverages this user wisdom for the benefit of all PC users. By using Soluto's software, you're putting a whole community of PC power-users at your desk to help you improve your PC experience.
The latest happenings from around the web - March 24th, 2011
- ASUS Maximus IV Extreme B3 Revision @ Overclock3D
- Intel P67 Sandy Bridge Round Up - ASUS P8P67 EVO, ECS P67H2-A2, GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4, MSI P67A-GD65 & Intel DP67DG Burrage Extreme @ Futurelooks
- Intel Core i3 2100 Sandy Bridge @ Phoronix
- Sandy Bridge: Intel Core i5-2500K and Core i7-2600K @ Hardware-Mag
- ASUS EAH6870 1GB Video Card @ itshootout
- MSI N550GTX-Ti Cyclone II OC Video Card @ Legit Reviews
- MSI HD 6950 Twin Frozr II Review: Cool, Quiet, and somewhat Beastly @ PC Perspective
Crysis 2 has launched and has gotten some huge attention because of it's multi-platform release. It has been released on Xbox 360 and PS3 and of course for PC. Console gamers have bragged that it's some of the best graphics ever on consoles while PC gamers are saying the original (with mods) looks better.
The game (on PC) does not include any intricate detail adjustments apart from different "modes" of graphics. It's quite disappointing as things like motion blur on a high-refresh screen just look ridiculous. The game however has gotten some good talk about the single player campaign and the multiplayer has actually been 'dumb-fun' for me. It's an obvious Call of Duty clone, but in a world of Call of Duty clones, it stands apart.
British man jailed for two years after hacking Zynga Poker servers and stealing $11 million worth of virtual currency
Five letter word for this man? Idiot. A British man has been sentenced to two years in prison for hacking Zynga Poker servers and stealing $11.4 million worth of virtual currency for Zynga Poker.
Ashley Mitchell, from Devon, hacked into the Zynga mainframe and stole the identity of two Zynga employees to transfer millions of dollars of in-game currency to accounts that were in his name. He then sold the chips on the "black market" for cheap chips for the game. After selling roughly one third of the chips, he had made £53,612. Not too shabby and for only a portion of the real "value" of the chips.
The case of George "geohot" Hotz has taken a turn that could not have been predicted with him fleeing to South America to escape the clutches of Sony. Big changes for the case! Sony didn't stop there, according to their court document they've been quoted as saying:
Hotz had deliberately removed integral components of his impounded hard drives prior to delivering them to a third party neutral and Hotz is now in South America, an excuse for why he will not immediately provide the components of his hard drives as requested by the neutral. Hotz's attempts to dodge this Court's authority raise very serious questions.
Better late than never is what Microsoft are probably thinking with this update for Windows 7. For the life of me, I don't understand how all of these features were not included in the stock release of WP7. But, who cares now, right? The release is here and has plenty of goodies to keep WP7 owners happy.
The biggest feature change is Copy & Paste, this was a huge debacle with the Apple iPhone when it came out and Microsoft have sorted this out quick smart in comparison. Below is a list of the full changelog.
Ok so it is not terribly new but it is a very cool way to recycle. While at the CITA Mobile Focus event I had the chance to speak with Anthony Scarsella, known as the Chief Gadget Officer. Anthony started our talk with the usual statistics (almost everyone does). It was interesting in that his statistics really do show what a "throw away" society we have become when it comes to our gadgets. For example, the recent launch of the iPad 2 has triggered a massive wave of people selling their older iPads, Laptops, and other tablet systems. You can see these on E-bay, Craig's List and even at Gazelle where it resulted in the highest single day trade-in rate in Gazelle's history.