Author: Raja Rajan

Radeon HD 6970 sneaks in it under $150

Radeon HD 6970 sneaks in it under $150

AMD has another refresh to its graphics card portfolio this spring. Radeon HD 6970 is the new one, the card will be with more specifications, and the new mid-tier card will be retail at $149. The performance offers no threat to AMDs single-GPU flagship, but the 6970s 840MHz graphics and shader clocks speed plus 1 GB of GDDR5 running at an effective 4.2 GHz data rate dont seem like anything to sniff at either. Reviewers agreed that its AMDs slightly delayed answer to NVIDIAs GTX 460, and with latter card existing retail availability to make room for the less powerful GTX 550 Ti, the 800 stream processors and 16 ROPs does expose the HD6970 to being cannibalized by AMD s own Radeon HD 6850 and that turns out to be exactly what happens.

Screenshots of Uncharted 3 leaked

Screenshots of Uncharted 3 leaked

An Indian gaming website leaked the images of Elena in Uncharted 3, they said that the pictures were sent by an anonymous tipster and it looks like a screen grab from the game. They also dont know from where and how he got it. They are sure about the pictures are of Uncharted 3.

GameStop snaps up Spawn Labs and agreement to acquire Impulse, Inc.

GameStop snaps up Spawn Labs and agreement to acquire Impulse, Inc.

GameStop is now beating heavily on a digital distributed future; it has announced the acquisition of Spawn Labs and got the agreement to acquire the Impulse game distribution platform. While Spawn Labs may not be the familiar name you may remember the HD-720 set-top box essentially a Slingbox for your gaming consoles. GameStop may got some grander ambitions for the technology than that, the company press release says its testing some new consumer interface that will give users immediate access to a wide selection of high-definition video games on demand on any Internet-enabled devices.

Sony PlayStation Games for sale on Android Marketplace

Sony PlayStation Games for sale on Android Marketplace

The Sonys Xperia Play faming centric Android Smart phone, Sony has released five PlayStation classics on Android Marketplace. These games are exclusively compatible with the Xperia Play and not just any Android enabled devices. Each game will cost $6.38 and will let you relive the good ones of PSOne gaming with tactile gamepad. The five games are in addition to Crash Bandicoot, which already comes pre-loaded with the device. Sony will release more titles in the future for sure. Here is the list of games available on the Android Marketplace are

Mozilla Releases Firefox 4 for Android

Mozilla Releases Firefox 4 for Android

Mozilla has released Firefox 4.0 mobile web browser for Android OS based phones. The new Firefox4 for Android and Meamo mobile platform based devices offers you the tabbed browsing, Firefox sync support and even Add-ons. The new Firefox 4 doesnt support the old ARM v6 CPU based phones and ADOBE Flash. Mozilla developers claim that the Firefox 4.0 is up to 3 times faster than the stock Android browser. It got the enhanced Java Script engine with JagerMonkey JIT compiler to make the page loads faster and improves the overall graphics performance. It keeps the user engaged in the web content with desktop browser features like tabs and browser controls and bookmarks sync.

Crysis 2 to get patched Direct X 11 Support

Crysis 2 to get patched Direct X 11 Support

Crysis 2 is the best looking game around the lack of Direct X 11 support, has left quite a few people puzzled. The absence of latest in PC graphics technology is most likely to be patched soon with the Direct X 11 for Crytek first person shooter. The studio PC fanboys would pride for bringing bleeding edge graphics and pushing the envelope of PC hardware and technology with games like Crysis.

Firefox 4 leads IE 9 in downloads and usage

Firefox 4 leads IE 9 in downloads and usage

Firefox 4 launched last week, has attracted considerable interest in technology enthusiasts. The browser was downloaded 7.1 million times in the first day alone. Its now passed 15 million downloads in 48 hours and is currently nearing 40 million downloads now.

Samsung 9 Series Laptop Priced At $1,199 At Official Site And $1,149 At Amazon.com. Comes With 11.6 Inch Display And 64GB SSD

Samsung 9 Series Laptop Priced At $1,199 At Official Site And $1,149 At Amazon.com. Comes With 11.6 Inch Display And 64GB SSD

The new and highly anticipated, exceptionally thin 11.6 inch version of Samsung's 9 Series laptop will come with 64GB Solid State Drive (SSD). Samsung has posted its price as $1,199.00 on their official website. While Amazon.com is reporting a price of $1,149.00 with free shipping. While the price and design of the laptop steals our heart the puny size of the hard disk makes its less desirable.

Cloud-based management system Windows Intune Released

Cloud-based management system Windows Intune Released

Microsofts Windows Intune, the cloud-based desktop management and maintenance system released. The software and service solution is available in 36 countries, with prices available from $11 per PC per month. Combining the hosted management system console accessed through a browser with a client application deployed to management PCs.