Monday, February 28, 2011
OS X 10.7 Features Revealed; You get OS X server for Free .... yes Apple is giving something away for free
1) You must have a Core 2 Duo or better.
2) Installing to a software Raid configuration is not currently available and may render your volume unusable (will be in the future)
3) Lion Server (if you plan on installing it) must be installed on an empty disk. (at least Lion Server is free. maybe Apple woke up to the fact that not many people will pay a fortune for a "Mac" server
4) You cannot be running an iMac (circa 2006 -- iMac support will likely be added for the final release)
5) You must disable FileVault in Snow Leopard before upgrading to Lion. Lion has replaced this feature with a new version of encryption software.
6) Your volumes will not be readable by past versions of OS X. (lets hope Paragon NTFS in future comes out with a patch for it or NTFS 3G which is free).
7) If you plan on using Boot Camp, you need version 3.2 or later.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
|Our pleasure, the workers pain.|
The workers, employed by Wintek, a Taiwanese owner of a factory in the Suzhou industrial park in Eastern China have been using n-hexane to clean touchscreens between May 2008 and August 2009.
n-hexane evaporates faster than alcohol and was used to speed up the production of touchscreens. Unfortunately, the workers had to stop using it when it was found to be making them ill. They were feeling numb in the hands, and also had feet swelling and were fainting.
Here you can easily see that the back has been completely flattened out by Apple. It no longer has the same curved back as before. Even the tone of silver is more deeper than before.
Here you can see a front facing camera. Also it seems as though the rumours about the Retina Display being kept for iPad 3 are true.
An Apples to apple comparison. You can see the difference in size quite clearly. This new iPad is literally the little brother of the two. Near the top right is what seems like a USB port.
Finally, here you can see the the speaker at the bottom left and in the centre, the dock connector.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
|Time flies by|
Steve Jobs, who is on his third medical leave of absence, did not attend the event at Apple's headquarters in California.
A preliminary proxy count on the controversial measure suggested the fund proposal had been defeated.
It was a move that disappointed Jennifer O'Dell who made the proposal on behalf of the fund which represents 500,000 construction workers across the US and Canada.
Here is the download link if you would like an offline install
Estimated amount of free disk space required
x86-based (32-bit): 750 MB
x64-based (64-bit): 1050 MB
Downloading SP1 from the Microsoft website
x86-based (32-bit): 4100 MB
x64-based (64-bit): 7400 MB
Installing SP1 using an installation DVD
x86-based (32-bit): 4100 MB
x64-based (64-bit): 7400 MB
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Yup, these bathtubs are truly for those who like to live life kingsize. Don't believe me, check the following link out.
On Thursday, an Intel spokesperson said that its upcoming 10-core "Westmere-EX" Xeon processor (pdf) will launch during the first half of 2011. The chip follows Intel's 2010 release of the Nehalem-EX CPU,the fastest Intel server processor at present on the market sporting up to eight cores.
The new Xeons will sport additional security features including Advanced Encryption Standard-New Instructions (AES-NI) for faster encryption and decryption of data. The processor will be manufactured using 32nm processing technology. The current Nehalem-EX's are made using the 45nm process.
The Intel spokesperson added that Westmere-EX will be targeted at high-end servers--those with up to eight sockets--in data centers maintaining large databases and other applications. Each physical core will run up to two threads, providing servers with the ability to run up to 160 threads simultaneously (8 processors @ 20 threads each).
In addition to the improved design, the new Xeon will be socket-compatible with existing Nehalem-EX chips, making it easy for customers to upgrade server processors. Two-socket systems running on Westmere-EX chips will also support up to 2 TB of memory.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Yup thats right ..... 10 months of giveaways and about 3 or more a month. The contest is open for residents of North America only. Since I don't live in America, I thought you guys might like to enter and try your luck (most contests are for NA residents only) :(
The contest starts in February and ends in November 2011. Enjoy!
Beware, the images are graphic, the blood and gore are well .... just what you would expect.
|Is that Steve Jobs?|
|Steve Ballmer never ceases to amaze with his expressions.|
He told analysts that "I wouldn't have made the decision [Nokia CEO Stephen Elop] made, I would probably have gone to Android if I were him," and that of course, "MeeGo would have been the best strategy but he concluded he couldn't afford it."
According to Otellini, both Google and Microsoft were waving thick wads of cash in their air, crying out for Nokia to choose them. Nokia's decision has left Intel a heartbroken valentine for the moment (and just around that time too), but Otellini is confident "we will find another partner." This he says is because "the carriers still want a third ecosystem and the carriers want an open ecosystem, and that's the thing that drives our motivation."
A third ecosystem, that's what he said. But how does that affect you and I. Lets hope this new "marriage of convenience" ends up in cheaper phones for the users.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
time the leakage current can cause a failure on the 3Gbps ports. Luckily the fact that the 3Gbps and 6Gbps circuits have their own independent clocking trees helps ensure that the problem will be only limited to ports 2-5 of the controller.
OK. Now we know where the problem is – we need to ask “How much of an issue is it ?”
For Intel, the answer is simple. The product is outside the specification which they set, which means it is not correct and must be cancelled/returned/buried in a pit and forgotten about.
This is Dell’s latest attempt to compete with the Apple iPad, and it is the least expensive tablet yet released from a major manufacturer. Dell are also claiming it is capable of 4G speeds, with Wifi connectivity offered. As we all expected it runs Google’s Android operating system and contains the nVidia Tegra processor which is going to be powering many tablets in 2011.
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Gigabyte 6 Series SATA Utility Link
Thursday, February 10, 2011
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The case is a collaboration between Thermaltake and the BMW Design Group just as the original was. The changes are little things that will make a big difference. The little updates include better airflow with 200mm fans along with a 140mm rear fan. The case has USB 3.0 connectivity and will now accept video cards up to 37cm in length.
The case has a MSRP of $269 and has five internal hot-swap drive bays for 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch HDDs. The case also has a design that will work with liquid cooling for the CPUs. It supports eight PCIe slots and will work with SLI or Crossfire multiple video cards.
Product page link: Thermaltake
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
Last year Apple held two separate events: the first was Apple's formal iPad introduction while the second announced the new Apple iOS 4.0. Given that the tablet and operating system are now receiving a refresh, it's believed that Apple will simply combine the two announcements into one big press conference.
As for doing new things with Halo, rumors are circulating that Microsoft will involve Kinect in the next rendition, but that game is unlikely to arrive in 2011.
Many buyers want an iPhone, but not so badly that they are willing to move to AT&T. That company’s service problems are legendary, coverage can be spotty and the service is expensive.
Suddenly, in the past decade the rate sped up. Now the magnetic pole is shifting East at a rate of 40 miles annually, an increase of 800 percent. And it continues to accelerate.
Like so many teens, they couldn't do their homework without simultaneously listening to music, updating Facebook and trading instant messages. If they were amused, instead of laughing, they actually said "LOL" aloud. Her girls had become mere "accessories of their own social-networking profile, as if real life were simply a dress rehearsal (or more accurately, a photo op) for the next status update."
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
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Friday, February 4, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
The last century saw no shortage of disputes between the French and the Germans, but in this century everything's going to be totally cool. BMW and PSA Peugeot Citroën, the company that quite naturally owns the Peugeot and Citroën marques, have come to form a partnership focused on the creation of advanced hybrid systems. The name for this new partnership? BMW Peugeot Citroën Electrification, quite naturally. The fruit of this holy union will be better battery packs, generators, and electronics that will not only help the manufacturers that have joined together here, but will also be sold to other manufacturers who need a little help from their friends. We'll have to wait a little while before we see any results, though: actual components aren't expected to hit the road until 2014 at the earliest -- coincidently about 100 years since things got awfully testy at Alsace-Lorraine.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
“There are six PC line-ups released in Korea and one in the US, and we plan to fully refund or exchange the product in question,” Samsung spokesman James Chung said.
The issues with the new Intel chipset could be potentially quite serious, causing hard drives and DVD drives to malfunction over time. Samsung have said however that there will be no financial impact on their business as total payment will be funded by Intel.
Woz went on to say that Apple has since solved this problem and that the white iPhone 4 should be available soon.
Here is his video with endgadget
By decking out a regular fiberglass satellite dish with 5,800 3/8" mirror-tiles, he’s created a ‘death ray’ with a focal point that he claims is 5,000 times hotter than the sun.
Rio, which is due out in April, follows the story of a macaw named Blu who falls in love with a beautiful bird named Jewel and moves to Rio. The game sees our three favourite angry birds captured by an evil white bird hell bent on collecting rare species of birds for cash. It will be available ‘in app stores worldwide’ in March.
So get ready for some Anger Management sessions! Trailer is below for your enjoyment.