Microsofts direct X has been a main stay of mainstream PC gaming since the inception. Its existence hasnt been without its tension. The notable graphics guru John Carmack of id software ignoring it in a favour of Open GL until last week finally he acknowledged the Direct3D has out grown its cross-platform alternative and was now the preferable API for PC game development. But plenty of game developers, Richard Huddy, Head of AMDs developers relation team dont want any API at all. The modern graphics cards can pretty much stomp any console hardware into the dirt in a straight fight and yet fail to show the full extent of their superiority in actual game visuals. He had prefer to see the developers given direct low-level access to the hardware, so they can improve their talents and really push things forward. The beauty of Direct X is that its a standard that every Windows games designer can code to, leading to predictable and more compatible results.
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AMD has not given up hope in the Phenom II series quad-core processors and is planning to release another high-end Black Edition processor in the Phenom II series. The new Phenom II X4 980 will be clocket at 3.70 GHz and will be based on the Deneb core with a Thermal Envelope of 125W.
For:Great design and build,Good speakers,Nice and easy to use layout,Decent performance,Excellent battery lifeAgainst:Slightly pricey, No discrete GPU Dell is known for making good performance laptops that suit different budgets. The Dell Inspiron 15R is such a laptop that fall under mid-range category. The Dell Inspiron 15R sports a new look by dumping the old plastic look and feel for new sleazy brushed faux-metal finish on the lid. The black matte keyboard and touch-pad are recessed which allows for flat and clean look. The entire keyboard is closer to the screen allowing more room to place your palm.
Most of the competitive exams are multiple choice questions where you will be provided with 4 options. You need to select the correct answer. CAT, GMAT, GRE, IT companys questions (Infosys, Wipro, TCS, etc) & most of the entrance tests has the same pattern. Probably, if you dont have the answers, you would be looking for coin for tossing (option A or B). or looking for a dice in rubber or Inky Pinky Ponkey starts.Here are few tips before you start old strategy. Below guess work will help you but doesnt guarantee for the correct answer.
Farmville just now got the English Countryside level is a brand new addition. Players who have reached the level 20 can kick in for English Countryside level.Farmville English Countryside, which ahs a British slant to it. The regular version of the game will be starting from tomorrow. This game got a country specific content, open to every player irrespective of their nationality.
The PS3 fanboys have been braving taunts from their PC and XBOX 360 counterparts for a long, but it is finally addressed now with release of PS3 demo. After the release of demo, it was riddled with frame rate, issues, jaggies, poor shadows and relatively lacks in visuals, it seems to be gotten worse. Reacting to IGN's criticism, on unoptimized Crysis 2 PS3 demo, Crytek Executive Producer Nathan Camarilio spoke to PSN blog that he didn't see any difference at all between PS3 and XBOX 360 versions.
Microsoft's latest update of Internet Explorer 9 hits 2.35 million downloads in the first 24 hours, it's not a big milestone on browser downloads in first 24. But, Microsoft is keen to make it a big hit. A post in the Internet Explorer's official blog make use of the word 'wow' to explain the download numbers of IE9 in a day. But, with 8 million downloads Firefox3 got a Guinness World Record for the most software downloads in a day on 2008. Given Firefox for both Mac and PC, but it still beat Microsoft Windows' new browser 3 time over. Anyways we like IE9, but we still think lot of modesty goes a long way.
Google has released a WebM Plug in for Microsoft's latest browser Internet Explorer 9. So, Internet Explorer 9 now got WebM Plug in support with 'Preview' from Google to make Internet videos more friendly. As a technology preview, the users are able to play all WebM videos just like the good Internet overloads intended them to, despite the fact that an additional download is needed. Microsoft said that it will allow for support and it appears to be following up on its word.
The much touted Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 has been released and available for download and is available for Windows Vista and Windows 7 with over 39 language support.Microsoft has unleashed Internet Explorer 9 at the South West Interactive (SXSWi) event in Austin, Texas. Corporate VP of Internet Explorer, Dean Hachamovitch, has explained the hardware acceleration of IE 9 in Windows 7 and Windows Vista platforms.
Adobe has published a security advisory in reponse to a critical security issue in Adobe Flash Player. This vulnerability affects the flash player for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris and Android, it also imapcts authplay.dll componet included in the Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader X. So the entire population of the internet are affected by this, So the warning was the vulnerability discovered may cause crashes and potentially permit hijacking of systems. This issue also affects the company's Reader and Acrobat Software Products. The better news now is Adobe has found it's being actvely exploited 'in the wild' through .swf file embedded in a Excel spreadsheet, but a fix hasn't been found until the beginning of the next week.
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Last week, Sony has listed the price of "PSP Go" to be $150 in their US website, revealing an obvious reduction of its price by $50. The new price of $150 was clearly listed on PlayStation US website but now, the price change has been reverted. Sony PSP Go now continues to carry the previous price tag of $200 in US.