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A visual comparison between 15, 30 and 60fps - can you see the difference?

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This is something that is quite close to me, the difference between high FPS and low FPS. I'm an avid 60 fps or more fan and run a triple monitor setup comprising of Alienware AW2310, 120hz screens. It's amazing and I traded my 30" HP LP3065 for it.

 

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A visual comparison of 15/30/60fps

 

The above link shows the difference between a square block bouncing up and down in three FPS settings, 15fps, 30fps and 60fps. 15fps is instantly visible as jerky, 30fps is a little better but 60fps is quite fluid. What I hope is next-gen consoles feature 60fps minimum at 1920x1080 which I am personally confident is easily attainable with current hardware.

 

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Google Now Supports Cherokee

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How happy would Sequoyah be to have read this blog post?

 

Everyone's favorite search engine today adds its 146th interface language: Cherokee. Google has been working with the Cherokee Nation to translate its operating interface to Cherokee as an effort to stave off what could be potential extinction for the now-endangered language. In a press release from the Cherokee Nation's official website, Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chad Smith said,

 

I believe that efforts like those of Google are essential to keeping our language alive.

The language option is available on one of the drop-down menus on google's home page, and for the select people that don't have a physical Cherokee Keyboard, a digital version is available, made possible by Google's Virtual Keyboard API.

 

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RumorTT: Google Me to launch in two months

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Rumor has it that Google plan to launch their Facebook competition at the next Google I/O which is on May 10 - 11, 2011. There is not much else to know right now apart from it 'may be happening'.

 

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Back in September of 2010, Google CEO Eric Schmidt suggested that a "social layer" was coming to all Google products. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has always been weary of such things saying that a social layer does not cut it, a service needs to be built from the ground up with social in mind.

 

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Endgadget Editor-in-Chief, Others, Peace Out

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Endgadget's editor-in-chief Josh Topolsky is no longer a part of the AOL-owned Tech Blog. Though the story broke on Kara Swisher's All Things D around 3:00 PM PST, Topolsky followed up with his own (and maybe last?) Endadget post (with the following photo as well):

 

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"It's hard to believe that I'm currently writing the words I seem to be writing, though a casual stock-taking of my senses dictates that it must be true. Here I am, at my computer, typing letters one by one into a plain text document, rolling along through one of the strangest posts I've ever penned for this site. Okay, probably the strangest ever.

 

After nearly four years at Engadget, it's time to make my exit. There are things I'm after and challenges I want to take on that just don't fit with my day-to-day schedule here, so off I go.

 

I didn't make this decision lightly. The time I've spent here has been -- without question -- the most amazing, rewarding, and just insanely fun period of my life. And I like to think I've had some pretty good times. The Engadget staff is easily the greatest collection of human beings I've ever encountered, and they've made waking up and freaking out over tech news for 12 to 18 hours a day into basically a party.

 

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LinkedIn Today Told Me About LinkedIn Today. Today.

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LinkedIn, everybody's favorite professional social media networking site unveiled its new "News" feature (still in Beta) today in conjunction with a press conference. "Today" is part of a suite of new features that the already successful startup is rolling out in the near future to further endear themselves to social professionals.

 

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[I hope everyone appreciates the Inception-level of meta-irony here]

 

"Today" utilizes a LinkedIn user's already existing professional network and the industry in which that person currently works to share relevant and current news. It is yet another information aggregator, but there's not a heavy degree of customization required if you've already a LinkedIn user. And unless your industry is Aeronautical Internet Pancakes, "following" relevant industries is as easy as the click of a button in a conveniently located side bar.

 

The other two features are "InMaps", a visual depiction of your professional network, and a "Skills" interface that tells you what people are using what skills in which industry.

 

This last one doesn't seem that exciting. But, I am definitely excited to replace or otherwise enhance those weekly/daily email digests/alerts I get from LinkedIn.

 

Here's a somewhat campy promotional video from LinkedIn that made me laugh:

 

 

Google Instant Previews, now available on mobiles

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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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Gmail accounts wiped for more than 100, 000 users

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Google is currently investigating a problem with the e-mail portion of its company following complaints from some of their Gmail users saying that all of their messages, attachments and Google Chat logs have vanished.

 

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Google issued a warning via it's App Status Dashboard saying they had been hard at work attempting to recover the lost data. "Google Mail service has already been restored for some users, and we expect a resolution for all users in the near future," the website reads. "Please note this time frame is an estimate and may change. This issue affects less than 0.08% of the Google Mail userbase. Google engineers are working to restore full access. Affected users may be temporarily unable to sign in while we repair their accounts."

 

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Google Recipe View, baked to perfection

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Google is a monster that never sleeps, it never stops pumping out new ideas and features to it's ever-growing collection of doom. The latest? Google Recipe View. Google Recipe View helps you find recipes across the web.

 

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After searching for a recipe or ingredient, you'll now have the ability to click the little knife and spoon icon on the left of Google's site and will have options to choose from such as ingredients, cook time or calories. Usually when searching for a recipe or ingredients, you'd get lots of results but most of them wouldn't be for recipes - now you can narrow that search to just display recipes.

 

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USA Today adds Microsoft Tags to print newspaper

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The print publishing world is finding that more and more of their advertising dollars and readers are heading to the web to get their news and information. That means that many print publications are hurting very badly today and some have even gone out of business.

 

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Print publications are trying all they can think of to lure readers in and to get more interactive so people will want to read again. USA Today has announced that it has started adding Microsoft Tags to its paper with at least one Tag in each print section of the paper.

 

The readers can get a free app for just about any software platform and the app will allow them to scan the Tag and get multimedia content related to the tag. The Tags can shoot the user to information like video or photos and more when scanned by the phone app. The Tags are 2D barcodes.

 

Google uh, introduces uh, Google Weddings - yes, Google Weddings

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Google, you know that I passionately love you and always will, but Google Weddings? Seriously? Yes, seriously. Google are making a splash into the wedding planning (sans J Lo) by launching a full fledged planning portal for bridges and grooms to be.

 

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Google Weddings will feature wedding-specific templates in Google Sites, Google Docs and Picnik for save-the-dates, wedding websites, planning materials, invitations and more. Google has also chosen to partner with wedding planner Michelle Rago to provide tips and guidance on which designs to use.

 

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