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Internet Explorer 9 gets released, March 14th

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Mar 10, 2011 4:00 pm

Microsoft is using SXSW to launch the final version of Internet Explorer 9 to the masses, twelve months after the first Platform Preview of IE9 came out. Supposedly there are still some surprises left in store for IE fans.

 

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You'll have to wait until Monday the 14th of March to find out what those surprises are but MS will be joined by some special guests such as Ze Frank and will feature live music from Yeasayer, The Head and the Heart and Fences which will be live at Austin City Limits Live on the 14th of March. until then feel free to salivate over downloading the latest version of Internet Explorer!

Google Instant Previews, now available on mobiles

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: Mar 10, 2011 3:30 pm

Google have just clicked the GO button on Instant Previews. Instant Previews provides a fast and interactive way to evaluate search results. Google Instant Previews is compatible with mobile for Android (2.2 and above) and iOS (4.0 and above) devices.

 

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Similar to the desktop version, Instant Previews allows a user to visually compare search results from a webpage of snapshots, making it easier to choose the right result faster. In order to use Instant Previews on your Android or iOS-powered device, do a search on Google and tap on the magnifying glass next to any search result.

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Foursquare evolves, peers at Facebook waiting for their next move

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Social Networking | Posted: Mar 10, 2011 2:00 pm

It's SXSW time and with it comes some changes to social networking giant, Foursquare. Foursquare have started rolling out the changes ahead of the official start of the event on the 11th.

 

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The changes are somewhat different to what you'd expect and creates an evolving step toward something exciting for Foursquare. Version 3.0 brings a bunch of changes which are listed below. I'm sure Facebook won't be far behind this, Zuckerberg's fist must be shaking in the wind right about now.

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WinRAR 4.00 release - brings 30-percent faster decompression

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Mar 10, 2011 2:43 am

After three months in beta testing, WinRAR 4.00 is fully-baked and ready for consumption. It is now available to download for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The biggest improvement over the previous WinRAR versions is the decompression, which is now 30-percent faster depending on the file format used.

 

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Additional features include a password manager for regular compression jobs, although passwords are not encrypted. When extracting multiple archives you are now able to set WinRAR to use the same password for all of them. Something worth knowing is that WinRAR 4.00 does not work on older Windows OS's such as 98, ME and NT. The Minimum requirement for WinRAR 4.00 is now Windows 2000.

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EA says PC gaming market is thriving

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 10, 2011 1:00 am

EA's Frank Gibeau has said some good things about the future of PC gaming, as strongly as saying that he sees the PC platform as possibly being the biggest market for EA over the coming years.

 

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He said to Gamasutra that 'The use base is gigantic, PC retail may be a big problem, but PC downloads are awesome.' With the recent success we've seen with Steam, this comes as no surprise - it's just good to hear from someone in the market who isn't whinging about piracy on PC. EA has also said that Battlefield: Heroes is doing very, very well with 368, 241 new users every month on the PC alone and now have over 7 million registered users since launch. The free-to-play title shows that it can do very well in the PC world.

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Microsoft have now sold 10 million Kinects - also feature in the Guinness World Records

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 10, 2011 12:30 am

Microsoft's latest press-release is out and with it comes the news of 10 million Kinect sensors being sold and over 10 million Kinect games sold since launch. With the news Microsoft is now able to proudly hold their chest high as they've broken a Guinness World Record: Kinect for Xbox 360 is the Fastest Selling Consumer Electronics Device.

 

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Guinness World Records officially named the Kinect for Xbox 360 the fastest selling consumer electronics device after the smashing success that Microsoft has seen with the Kinect. Personally? I'm waiting for some games to really take advantage of it... but, kudos, Microsoft.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX590, ready to take the dual-GPU crown?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Mar 10, 2011 12:03 am

NVIDIA is set to launch their dual-GPU counter-punch-in-the-nuts GeForce GTX 590 on March 22nd. Coincidentally, this is the date of the Crysis 2 launch in which NVIDIA paid a pretty penny (to the tune of $2 million) for some flashy NVIDIA-only benefits. Although Crysis 2 is only launching with DirectX 9 - which is shocking considering the first game from four years ago launched with DirectX 9 and 10 modes.

 

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The GeForce GTX 590 uses two GF110 GPUs (the same as the GTX 570/580 cards), we can expect the GTX 590 to include 3GB of RAM and out-of-the-box support for NVIDIA's 3D Vision Surround and Vision Surround technologies (which are usually only for SLI users). The card is not far away and I'm sure that they're ready to strike while the iron is hot and I have full confidence it's going to be a great card.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9-inch teaser, even Slim Jim is impressed

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Mar 9, 2011 11:58 pm

Samsung is loving the attention of their soon-to-be popular iPad competition, the 8.9-inch Galaxy Tab teaser pic on Samsung's Facebook page is getting quite a lot of attention with the picture showing what seems like the rear of the 8.9-inch tablet.

 

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As you can see from the picture, it is only as thick as the headphone jack's height, which means it should be pretty close to the Apple iPad 2's thickness of just 8.8mm. Game on Samsung, game on. But, please do send me one for testing - I will love you forever. March 22nd is the date of the "UNPACKED" event in Orlando in the US, so not long until we get a proper look at the tablet.

3dvia Thinks Outside the Box with "Billions" of Development Opportunities

By: Trak Lord | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 9, 2011 10:03 pm

Before I was distracted by the AR.Drone cage's techno music at GDC last week, I spent some time at the 3dvia booth. I must have been in the French section of GDC, as 3dvia is part of Dassault Systèmes.

 

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I was initially attracted to their augmented reality promotional game demo on the outside of their booth. There was a French Cereal Box resting, unattended beneath an external-camera-equipped flatscreen. Recognizing the giant AR marker on the back of the box, I lifted it to the camera to see what I was going to get. As I had expected, an interactive augmented reality game materialized on the screen in front of me. What appeared to be a cereal mascot seemed to be trapped on the right side of the box, standing on top of a spring. A marble rolled back and forth idly at the top left as my hand moved the box slightly. Tilting the box either way moved the marble, so I experimented. The object was to collect a series of wispy white light orbs positioned throughout the plinko style drop down "maze", and upon collecting them the spring jettisoned the mascot sprite outside the box where it did a little dance and offered to let me Rejouer.

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iOS 4.3 Should Out-Perform Android

By: Trak Lord | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Mar 9, 2011 9:01 pm

Ok everyone: Calm. Down. I'm looking at you, Twitter.

 

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Yes, the iOS 4.3 Hotspot Debacle is a complete slap in the face. Yes, the fact that AT&T only offers grandfathered unlimited data plans and the current available data plans are an absurd and brazen insult to developers, techies, and you know, people that use the internet. And Pandora.

 

All of that aside, evidently iOS 4.3 performs substantially better than iOS 4.1, and probably better than Android as well, according to the guys at Electronista.

 

I personally don't give a damn about which system people think is better for whatever reason- this is a clear indication that the Nitro engine for Safari got an overhaul and that maybe, just maybe, Apple actually cares.

 

iPad 2 users may be disappointed to learn that it probably won't perform "twice as fast" as the iPad, but it's still an improvement.

 

Either way, this means more Xtranormal videos. Always a plus. [NSFW: Language]

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