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Transformers infographic list walk with us down memory lanes

January 31st, 2011

Transformers infographic list walk with us down memory lanes

We all know that Optimus Prime is a super massive freightliner, but do you know that Bumblebee used to be a Volks Beetle before it got Michael Bay-ed into a Camaro? Ironhide was never a GMC truck, but a cute Nissan Vanette in the original Transformer. Well, I still remember when I was a kid, I watched Transformer, and there’re dinosaurs and even tapes that turned into Transformers. Well, frankly speaking, we can’t find anymore Lancia Stratos Turbo in these days for Wheel Jack, though the new Stratos is getting revived or so I heard. How about we walk down memory lane thanks to this huge image, and recall those cute robots and cars again?

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Honeycomb running circles in Nook Color, gets graphics acceleration

January 31st, 2011

Honeycomb running circles in Nook Color, gets graphics acceleration

B&N’s Nook Color is supposed to be an e-Reader, but people always question about its capability as a true tablet. Now it seemed to be answered, with a yes. And not as an ordinary tablet, but a Honeycomb tablet that’s not even officially available right now. The video below shows some Honeycomb actions in that e-Reader, and the guys at xda-developers that made it in also managed to enable hardware acceleration! That’s some awesome achievements. Well, most core functionality is still not available, but that’s just a few steps more for each of the features. Read more…

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GTX590 in the horizon

January 31st, 2011

GTX590 in the horizon

Well, since Nvidia already launched the necessary mainstream and enthusiast cards of those ‘refined’ Fermi cards, there’s just one last king to get knocked down. No, not the budget cards, as I still see many retailers carrying GT220 cards as low-end cards. Nvidia is now preparing its horses to knock down AMD’s last standing king, the HD5970. In order to take down that mighty dual-GPU card, Nvidia has prepared a beast up its sleeve in their far-hidden lab 100 meters under the ground. It’s the dual-GPU card that’s equipped with two GF110 chips, which means this card will be a dual-GTX580 graphic card, which you can imagine how beastly this card is.

There are 1024 CUDA cores, 2 x 384-bit memory interface, and a 3GB GDDR5 memory. I can’t imagine how it’ll take down Crysis 2. Expected launch date is sometime in February 2011, so let’s start to save up for this card, and a new PSU if needed.

SOURCE via Nordic Hardware

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KOKO MUO Concept Watch is the watch for petrol head

January 31st, 2011

KOKO MUO Concept Watch is the watch for petrol head

Now this is the watch that’s made for me, something that looks like a digital gauge meter of the Honda S2000. Well, nearly there anyway. Designed by Loyto Esineiden, the KOKO MUO concept watch only uses the upper half of the watch’s face and a couple of bars to indicate the current time, something that we’re keen to see in computer racing games. The timepiece is easy to read, obviously. The minutes are indicated at the upper bar, while the hour is indicated in the lower bar, with the color being a good contrast of the backgroud. The KOKO MUO is available in either all silver or black and silver.

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In China, jet power fires up your water cannon!

January 31st, 2011

In China, jet power fires up your water cannon!

Fireman Sam would be very envious of this new toy at China. I mean, fire trucks are cool only when you’re still going to kindy, but how cool can you get with this? This will surely shit brix of all men. China just got itself a new $456,000 super-soaker for Luoyang City, probably to spray off those jumping munaks. Read more…

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Screwpop, your weapon of choice in a pocket size

January 31st, 2011

Screwpop, your weapon of choice in a pocket size

Here’s a new toy for you, and it’s called the Screwpop™. Well, not really a toy, but more of a tool and keychain, thus the name 4-in-1 keychain tool. Designed like a Swiss knife to be brought along wherever you go, this Screwpop can be hanged together with your car keys like a keychain, and it fits on any size of key ring. Read more…

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Crysis 2 demo for PC coming very soon

January 29th, 2011

Crysis 2 demo for PC coming very soon

Earlier this week, Crytek has released a Crysis 2 Multiplayer demo on the Xbox 360. However, that sparks quite some fury on the gaming community as the trailer in the demo stated “available exclusively on Xbox 360”. But fear not, as Crytek still loves the PC community, and has tweeted: “At this time, Crytek & EA are glad to confirm that we’ll be releasing a pre-launch Crysis 2 multiplayer demo on PC!” no date has been confirmed, but we’d expect this ‘pre-launch’ demo to hit before Crysis 2’s March 25 release date. Read more…

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Need for Speed: Shift 2 gets new trailer and ‘helmet-cam’

January 29th, 2011

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Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed will be coming very soon in March, but we still have some bits of info regarding this “sim racing” game from EA that tries very hard to be like GT5. Developed by Slightly Mad Studios for EA, ‘Shift 2’ will be getting a similar Autolog system that we’ve seen in Hot Pursuit, but it’ll be renamed into ‘Need for Speed DNA’.

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Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) to get official unveiling in February 2

January 29th, 2011

Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) to get official unveiling in February 2

When Motorola unveiled the Xoom tablet in CES 2011, they only unveiled the tablet, but didn’t show much of introduction to the highly anticipated Honeycomb Android OS of Google. But now, Google is going to have a separate private event solely to unveil and demo and do everything else at this upcoming Android event in February 2. There’ll also be a livestream available on the Android YouTube channel that day, just in case you can’t wait.

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Apple implementing NFC gets real with these job posts

January 29th, 2011

Apple implementing NFC gets real with these job posts

Is Apple really pouring NFC into their devices? Apparently, yes, and there are at least two evidence for this side of the truth. Apple has posted three Apple jobs, seeking two managers of global payment platforms and one test engineer for iPhone hardware. According to the original post, the right engineer possesses a background in both ICT (information and communication technology) and RFID (radio frequency identification), which forms the basis for NFC. Suspiciously, Apple removed the “ID” in “RFID” quickly after that. Also, the two manager posts are tasked with contributing “to the analysis and development of new payment types and processes.” Convincing enough?

SOURCE via Apple Insider

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