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Saturday, 14 January 2012

Max Payne 3

Thats right. The game that blew your minds with its revolutionary gameplay is back with its sequel. Remedy entertainment has rolled out an army of third person shooters like Gears of War and Uncharted since its overwhelming success with Max Payne. Rockstar games have taken it upon themselves to blow the roof off once again with the iconic series' long awaited return in Max Payne 3.
Most of you might have seen the early screenshots of the game under development, and the 2009 trailer of Max Payne 3 showing a bald Max, sporting a tank top. Dont be disheartened from the looks of it, since the real story is far from it. MP3 sports the RAGE graphics engine and Euphoria physics engin working in harmony to deliver breathtaking visuals and plain awsome environment. A more detailed review of the plot of the game and the storyline will be posted tomorrow, so stay tuned.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

i Phone 5 - speculations

As the 5th generation of the iPhone is on the verge of being released, and with all the speculations spreading on the Internet about the iPhone 5, people are anticipating and desperately waiting for the launch of the smartphone. Many fans and current Apple iPhone consumers are wondering what groundbreaking features Apple will add to the new iPhone 5.

iPhone 5 Features

Although Apple does not reveal the exact specifications and features until the device is officially unveiled, we could dictate some of the main features that are expected. However, rumor of the new iPhone 5 features, in terms of both hardware and software upgrades, will definitely entice any smartphone buyer.
The upcoming phone is expected to sport the Apple’s latest and greatest A5 processor chip, iCloud service, higher-resolution camera, and a 4-inch screen size. Here are some of the most anticipated iPhone 5 features:

iOS 5

Apple announced iOS 5.0 and its features during the WWDC 2011 keynote address on June 6, 2011. The user interface is based on the concept of direct manipulation, using multi-touch gestures. It is expected to come with more than 200 new features that will include improved Notification System, News Stand and iMessage.
iMessage is an application that is developed to compete with Blackberry Messenger. The app will allow iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad users to communicate (much like a chat service) with each other. The iMessage feature has been integrated into the SMS/MMS application used originally on the iPhone models.


The iPhone5 is expected to have the iCloud service.
Apple’s iPhone 5 is expected to feature the new iCloud service for wireless remote access of music from all computers and mobile devices.
The iPhone5 will automatically sync with the iCloud which will allow users to store photos, apps, calendars and documents without having them to store in the phone’s memory. Apple is also looking to tie up with top music label companies to license songs for the iCloud service.
However, rumours state that Apple might release a low-cost “iCloud iPhone” alongside the iPhone 5. It could be named the “iPhone Mini”
“The iPhone Mini (or iPhone Nano, or whatever) could have significantly less storage than a typical iPhone. Most likely 8 gigabytes of storage – the same as the lowest end iPhones right now. Apple won’t prevent users from storing their own content, because that would be crazy. But since it has a small amount of memory, Apple will likely push the ability to stream media via MobileMe as well.”

A5 Processor to power the iPhone5Apple A5 Processor to power iPhone 5

iPhone 5 will house the A5 as the main processor, which technically is the same chip that currently powers the iPad 2. The A5 contains a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU with NEON SIMD accelerator and a dual core PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU, which means that the iPhone5 can do twice the work at once. The processor speed will be somewhere between 1.2 to 1.5 GHz, with probably a 1GB RAM.
The processor upgrade is done not just to increase the processing speed of the phone, but also to compete with the newly launched Samsung Galaxy S II.
The A5 chip might effectively increase the power use, however, it is said that the chip has “got a dynamic power management”, which can lower the [speed] depending on the workload, and thus efficiently make use of the power.

iPhone 5 to Sport a Better Camera

The iPhone 4 sports a 5 megapixel camera, so I’m expecting that the iPhone 5 will have a rear-facing 8MP dual-LED flash camera. However, this isn’t really “awesome”, since most of the high-end Android smartphones come with an 8MP camera. Along with that, the iPhone 5 is expected to have a front-facing camera for video chatting.
iPhone FeaturesAccording to sources, Apple has filed several patent applications relating to 3D picture capturing to the US Patent and Trademark Office later in March. This indicates that the iPhone 5 might feature a 3D camera. The filing indicates that the device will be capable of capturing, processing and rendering 3D images with dual-camera hardware.
Another interesting feature is that the iPhone 5 will be capable of taking pictures in Panorama. It will work similarly to the ’360 Panorama’ application in the App Store. It will let you take pictures in a sequence as you move the camera from one side to another, which in the end will effortlessly stitch the images together to create a panorama.
Additionally, if Apple really wants to keep up with the competition to Android, then it might consider improving upon the video resolution to a full 1080p HD recording. Currently iPhone 4 has a 720p video capture at 30 frames per second.

Display and Resolution

There hasn’t been a better screen resolution since the release of the iPhone 4. Currently the iPhone 4 has a 3.5 inches screen size, and sources indicate that Apple might stay locked with the current size. But a few other sources say that Apple is planning to increase the screen size to 4-inch with higher screen resolution. I feel that Apple could compromise at 3.7-inch or 3.75-inch.

Apple iPhone 5
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However, the iPhone 5 could be slightly wider and thinner. The dimensions are calculated to be: 4.33″ x 2.36″ and .27″ thickness at the top and .21″ at the bottom, whereas the dimensions of iPhone 4 are: 4.5″ x 2.31″ x .37″

Other iPhone5 Features

Here are some of the other features that we can expect from the iPhone 5:

Other iPhone 5 Features

  • Face Recognition Security
  • 4G/LTE support *
  • A new, sleeker body design
  • OLED screen
  • Scratch proof and shatter proof screen
  • Wireless sync with iTunes
  • Extended battery life
  • Flash support
  • SIM-less phone **
  • Physical keyboard
  • Increased RAM (from 512MB to 1GB)
  • New multi-tasking look
  • HD audio
  • Built-in GPS

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Uber cool gaming chassis - Thermaltake Chaser MK-1

Built like a mother-ship from some sci-fi movi, the thermaltake chaser mk-1 looks stunning, with it's aggressive transformer-like design. The hulking cabinet, with its metal mesh and neon-blue accents looks very masculin. It comes bundled with two enormous 200mm fans for the front and top, both with colour shifting LEDs. A 120mm fan is included at the rear, and there is a provision for one more at the side panel. The top pannel has controls for fan speed and LEDs, in addition to two each of usb 2.0 and 3.0, audio I/O and eSata. Drive-swapping is easy with the built in SATA hard drive dock. Al ports and the dock face upwards, which is the only downside, since the ports accumulate dust fast. Port flaps is the only thing this 'chasis'. . . . I mean 'fortress' is missing. It has excelent cable routing and ample space for large custom coolers. The chaser mk1 looks great when next to a razer black widow and abysus. If you want to see jaws dropping at the sight of your gaming rig, this is the chasis for you.
Controls for the LED fans, and all necessary ports are provided, not to mention the  SATA HDD dock

Friday, 6 January 2012

HTML5, WebGL 3D graphics support for new opera browsers

Opera has recently disclosed during the "Up north web" press event
that their upcoming versions of mobile and tablet browsers will
support full HTML5 and WebGL for ritch browsing experience on

Hard disk shortage; PC sales stall and prices shoot up

While the christmas season should have been the time for pc sales to
reach an all time high, the recent flood in Thailand has made pc sales
drop conciderabley. Segate, WD, Thoshiba and many other har disc
manufacturers have lost a majority of their manufacturing facilities
in thailand, causing an accute shortage of HDDs across the globe.
Prices have more than doubled, and PC vendors have been unable to ship
enough PCs to satisfy shoppers this christmas.

Hello world!!

Like the heading says, Hello world! Although this is a fairly new blog, you wont find any shortage of content once we pick up momentum, so stay tuned.