NVIDIA GEFORCE 500M GPUS ARRIVE TO LAPTOPS by Chapree Tuesday, 18 January 2011 08:28 PM
After arriving to desktop back in November last year, NVIDIA have finally released the GeForce 500 GPU series for laptops. Designed to accompany the new 2011 Intel Core processors a.k.a Sandy Bridge, the GPU series is available in five different offerings as opposed to only two models for desktop computers.
The NVIDIA GeForce 500M GPU series are generally divided into two categories:
- Performance: GT 540M, GT 550M and GT 555M.
- Mainstream: GT 520M and GT 525M.
As per their desktop cousins, NVIDIA have packed tons of graphics technology into these GPUs for mobile users to enjoy and utilized with their applications such as support for DirectX 11, NVIDIA PhysX and 3DTV Play; together with NVIDIA 3D Vision for performance-oriented models of the GPU series. The NVIDIA Optimus automated power management technology also made a return to the new 500M series; definitely a big plus point for laptop users who are concerned about battery usage.
You can expect to see the new NVIDIA GeForce 500M series GPUs lurking into more than 200 laptop models from leading manufacturers out there throughout this year. For technical specification and further details on the new GPUs, head on to www.nvidia.com.
DISNEY MOBILE GOES ANDROID by Huei Wednesday, 19 January 2011 09:00 AM
Have you ever seen Disney themed phones for sale? So have I, behind glass shelves not deserving a second glance from me because they all share one thing in common, low end device with a pretty casing, but things are going to change. Disney Mobile has announced the arrival of an Android handset; finally, it’s not just about the pretty pink casing. This is the first ever smartphone device from Disney Mobile, which operates on the SoftBank network in Japan.
The phone will come with Android 2.2 and its looks will be based on the Sharp 003SH devicewhich bares a generous 3.8” display and that’s not all. The display will be a parallax, glasses-free 3D display with a whopping 9.6MP camera that can shoot 720p videos. There are 6 different casings to choose from for the phone and users will also get a @disney email address. Now, what’s a Disney phone without some pre-installed goodies inside? It will come with a collection of Disney apps, widgets, homescreens and icons as well.
Finally, a great Disney mobile device that doesn’t only revolves around pretty looks. And yes, it’s available in a non-pink color.
DIY CLOCK THAT GIVES YOU A LONGER LUNCH BREAK by Huei Wednesday, 19 January 2011 11:47 AM
Psst! Is your boss looking? Well, you’d better make sure he isn’t because here’s a clock that will change your life forever…that is, if your office lunch hour is determined by one centralized clock. We all know that the stingy 1 hour break for lunch every working day is never enough, you’re only bounded to the area you work at because if you drive elsewhere, it’ll take more than an hour to get stuck in the traffic and to look for a parking space alone, so how do you solve such a problem? By making your clock speed up right before lunch and when it hits lunch time, it’ll slow down. By 11:48am, the clock will display 12:00pm and it’ll sync back the time at 1:00pm real time.
Alright fine, so it only gives you an extra 12 minutes but that’s better than nothing right? Once lunch time is over, the time will go back to the normal speed so your starting and ending work time are still the same. Hey, it’s almost as good as changing time all together right? The best part is, you can do it yourself right from home, with some bits and pieces you should be able to get at your local electrical and hardware store. Visit Instructables to find out how you can make yourself one of those clocks.
FACEBOOK SUICIDE NOTE IS NOW A TREND by Huei Monday, 10 January 2011 11:29 AM
What’s the trendiest way to announce a suicide? On Facebook of course, even if nobody really takes you seriously. Infamous Alviss Kong who posted that he was going to jump off a building because he broke up with his girlfriend of 4-5 months may not be the first to do such a thing but he’s definitely not the last because on Christmas, a girl by the name if Simone Back also did the same. Not to jump off a building per say, but she posted that she took all her pills and was hoping to die very soon before bidding her friends a farewell.
Her friends thought it was a joke, some even posted that she usually overdose on pills all the time and is a liar. 148 comments later, nobody took it seriously enough to call the police and the following afternoon when police actually went to her apartment, they found her dead body. Seriously, what’s up with suicide and posting them to Facebook anyway? I’m sure she didn’t have fun the last few minutes or hours of her lives when she found out how her friends kept calling her a “liar”; they’re probably those who encourage her to take more pills to prove that she wasn’t lying this time.
KUALA LUMPUR: Selepas dikejutkan dengan keputusan Datuk Misbun Sidek meletak jawatan sebagai jurulatih perseorangan kelmarin, Persatuan Badminton Malaysia (BAM) menerima tamparan terbaru apabila anak emas jurulatih itu, Datuk Lee Chong Wei mengesahkan akan keluar daripada badan induk itu.
“Saya akan ikut dia. Dalam tempoh dua tahun yang tinggal, sudah tentu sukar untuk saya menyesuaikan diri dengan sistem dan teknik latihan jurulatih baru. Jadi, saya akan keluar daripada BAM untuk bersamanya,” kata pemain nombor satu dunia itu ketika dihubungi semalam.
“Bukan saja Misbun, tetapi saya dan pemain lain juga kurang senang dengan pegawai BAM. Mereka tidak menjaga kami dengan baik walaupun saya dan pasangan beregu, Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong adalah pemain nombor satu dunia.
“Bila kami menang dipuji, tetapi apabila kalah dikeji. Siapa pemain yang mahu kalah dan kami sentiasa berlatih keras untuk mengharumkan nama negara. Adakah mereka tidak nampak pengorbanan kami selama ini?,” katanya.
Chong Wei berkata, beliau hanya mengetahui Misbun meletak jawatan ketika menghadiri latihan Khamis lalu apabila jurulatih itu memanggil dan memberitahunya serta rakan lain akan meletak jawatan.
“Kami semua terkejut dan sebelum pergi, dia berkata kepada saya dan rakan lain bahawa dia menyayangi kami semua dan meminta kami jaga diri sambil mengalirkan air mata,” katanya.