NVIDIA are having as Borat would describe "great success!" with their 3D Vision technology. Today NVIDIA have released a 3D Vision module which enables Web developers to easily build websites for streaming high-quality 3D video to 3D Vision-equipped PCs. The technology is designed as a plug-in for Microsoft's new Media Platform Player Framework Web development solution, it's also available for free and there's also a how-to-guide at http://www.3dvisionlive.com/apps
If you'd like to know more, NVIDIA have provided some information and a 'how-to' guide on how to stream 3D video on your website.
From sunny Santa Monica today, we learn from Activision that Guitar Hero gets three new track packs. Available for both Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and the regular Guitar Hero, these track packs feature music and downloadable playable tracks from Paramore, Middle Class Rut, Madina Lake, and "death metal legends" Darkest Hour. Activision is calling the track pack featuring Paramore "Emo Edge". Not entirely sure how accurate that is as Paramore is neither emo nor all that edgy, but hey! I don't write these things, do I?
The two track packs will be available on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 440 Microsoft points, on the PlayStation Network Store for $5.49. or the Wii online network for 550 Wii points. The individual songs are also available as downloadable singles for 160 Microsoft point, $1.99, or 200 Wii points each, respectively.
GeForce, the product that sounds like a teen Superhero team, is back with the brand spankin' new GeForce GT 520, the perfect GPU to accelerate media, gaming and, well- pretty much everything now that we've opened up GPU-accelerated web browsing. It supports DirectX 11 (meh), GPU accelerated General Purpose Computing (CUDA), and the aptly named physics engine processor, PhysX. If you're a gamer looking to upgrade your GPU and you plan on playing World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, Farming-Simulator 2011, or the bad-ass StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, you're going to want to check the GT 520 out as those games will take full and absolute advantage of this GPU's processing power. With 48 CUDA cores, 810 MHz Graphics Clock, 1620 MHz Processor Clock, and a Texture Fill Rate of 6.5 billion/sec, this GPU should some serious cajones to your gaming machine. Let's also not forget that it's 3D photo, 3D video, and 3D Blu-Ray ready.
Check out more at their product website, or more after the jump.
Norway's Opera Software is following up on their recent mobile success by rolling out upgrades for their desktop browser that take two of their most popular features, Opera Turbo and Speed Dial, and make them better. VP of Desktop Products, Jan Standal, ntoed:
Opera 11.10, codenamed "Barracuda", can boost browsing speeds by up to four times its previous capabilities by reducing the size of webpages before he user loads them, using Opera Turbo.
The Opera Turbo feature is crucial for anyone who travels or just has a slow Internet connection. By reducing the size of the page, we can make browsing so much faster. So whether you're at a crowded Starbucks in San Francisco or are using a 3G modem in Sri Lanka, Opera Turbo can give you a better browsing experience.
Another upgraded feature, Speed Dial, grants the user now unlimited number of pages to "dial", making it easier to get to the pages that you always want to see, no matter where you are. Speed Dial brings with it other customization features, like layout customizations and improved zoom functions.
Opera also offers now seamless plug-in installation that downloads necessary plug-ins in the background of your web experience, and is available in 50 languages, including Tagalog. Here's their new promotional video demonstrating some of the new stuff Opera can do:
The latest happenings from around the web - April 12th, 2011
- Gigabyte P67A-UD7-B3 Sandy Bridge Motherboard @ Hardware Canucks
- The State of Overclocking on Intel Motherboards @ Techgage
- KFA2 GeForce GTX 560 EX OC 1024MB, Gigabyte GV-N560SO-1GI Graphics Cards @ ixbtlabs
- HIS 6870 IceQ X TURBO X @ Viperlair
- Club3D GeForce GTX 550 Ti CoolStream OC Edition @ Metku
- Asus EAH6850 HD Graphics Card @ OverclockersHQ
- Sapphire 5830 and 5850 Xtreme @ Pureoverclock
Antec are releasing something special for their 25th anniversary (btw, congrats Antec!) by releasing the Antec KÜHLER H2O 920 maximum-performance CPU cooler. Antec developed the KÜHLER H2O 920 in conjunction with Asetek, who are an industry-leading supplier of OEM liquid cooling systems for computers. The KÜHLER H2O 920 is an advancement on the popular KÜHLER H2O 620 with several upgrades that allow it to deliver better cooling results to your CPU.
The KÜHLER H2O 920 features a double-thick radiator with two 120mm fans as well as an interactive fan control in the form of Asetek's ChillControl software. The KÜHLER H2O 920 has some seriously great features and with it being only the second liquid-cooler from Antec, I'm quite excited to see what the future holds for Antec.
Intel put on a series of demo's at Day 0 of IDF Beijing 2011 showing off various ways that camera recognition, both facial and gesture, could be applied to everyday life.
The first demo controlled an avatar by mapping the human face to cause the avatar to animate on-screen characters to precisely replicate mimic facial expressions and head movement. The second demo has been making the rounds but we still love it since the idea of having in on our home TV excites since it would make looking at photo's a more interactive experience. One can control and navigate the user interface with the wave of a hand as well as zoom and rotate.
It is like having a Kinect, but all you need is a webcam! The big one that I thought was the best of the bunch was facial recognition to deliver directed personal advertising. That's right, your TV will watch you figure out how many males and females are in the room, whether they are young or old and even detect if they are happy or sad. Based on this information they will then service an appropriate targeted ad. Creepy, just a little.
The final demo takes that creep factor to the next level as your TV will identify you personally, and then it will suggest shows for you based on your viewing habits. The technology will continue to watch you to see if you are enjoying the program and even note if you are looking away from the screen.
Our Download of the Day today is Sandra Lite 2011 SP1x (17.47).
SiSoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility. It should provide most of the information (including undocumented) you need to know about your hardware, software and other devices whether hardware or software.
It works along the lines of other Windows utilities, however it tries to go beyond them and show you more of what's really going on. Giving the user the ability to draw comparisons at both a high and low-level. You can get information about the CPU, chipset, video adapter, ports, printers, sound card, memory, network, Windows internals, AGP, PCI, PCI-X, PCIe (PCI Express), database, USB, USB2, 1394/Firewire, and so on.
The Overclocker Issue 14 is now out for your viewing pleasure, if you haven't heard of The Overclocker before, it's the world's first magazine that is dedicated exclusively to overclocking and binding the world's overclocking communities together. Seriously, that's what they say! It's a great read and has a great bunch of people behind it.
If you haven't heard of it, I suggest you take a look at it - the new issue and previous issues are all available by clicking here.
Some huge exclusives for The Overclocker, Massman hits up the X58A-OC, Game changer - the second coming. They also have an in-depth interview with Splave, winner of MOA USA 2011 and finally, Xyla from Overclocking-TV spends time with some of the Intel Performance engineers.
Deal of the Day: 4.3" Color GPS Navigation System with Text-To-Speech and Turn-By-Turn Voice Prompts for $29.99
Our Deal of the Day today is the Best Buy - 4.3" Color GPS Navigation System with Text-To-Speech and Turn-By-Turn Voice Prompts for $29.99!.
Offer: This 4.3" color LCD equipped GPS navigation system is just $29.99 at Best Buy. You can pay $6.99 shipping, or pick it up locally for free. It's decided not the easiest to use GPS, but you can hack it and put on TomTom software or Mio. INSIGNIA NS-NAV01 GPS NAVIGATION SYSTEM DEAL