Categorized: Technology

The fruits of humankind’s labour

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Get excited, 3DMark 2013 is here

3Dmark 2013 is now out – download it and make your gaming rigs cry. I ran the benchmark on my rig at stock settings and you can see below my scores and rig specs. My current rig CPU: Intel Core i7-930 Processor @ 2.8GHz GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6870 @ core 900MHz, mem 1050MHz RAM: 6x 1GB DDR3 @ 533MHz HD: 255GB Plextor PX-256M5S SSD OS: Win7 64bit Score: 99314 Graphics Score:184875 Physics Score: 37909 Score: 13889 Graphics Score: 26924 Physics Score: 5155 Score: 3025 Graphics Score: 3237 Physics Score: 7271 Combined Score: 1279 My impression The eye candy was sexy but I can’t say that I was overly impressed with the tests themselves.… Read the rest

What’s new in WordPress 3.5

WordPress 3.5 should be launching sometime today, and I’ve been quite pleased with the release candidates so far. This update really modernizes WordPress with much anticipated aesthetic and functional improvements. Lets take a look at what’s new. Revamped Media Management I’m sure I wasn’t the only one getting frustrated with WordPress’ dinosaur media uploader and management, and they’ve finally breathed some modern magic into it.… Read the rest

Blackberry 10 browses like a boss

BlackBerry 10 is Going to Have the Best Web Browser of Any Mobile Platform — Tech Vibes I’m not even a classic Blackberry fan and I’m starting to get pretty excited about BlackBerry. And so should you. Read the full article @ Tech Vibes  … Read the rest

A Black Friday Shopping Spree

Black Friday sales – ooo shiny things! So I may not be resistant to mass-marketed consumer events, but I think that I made out like bandit. Lets see how I did. First up, some books to expand my knowledge: Ruby On Rails Tutorial [2nd edition], and HTML5 Applications.… Read the rest
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Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition

Sweet Jesus, this box rocks! I picked up a Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition case this week and let me tell you, I have no regrets. Sure I have enjoyed my Thermaltake Armour Jr. for a good few years – it’s a lovely case with a sweet display window – but I was wanting lately to be adventurous and try something new and bold.… Read the rest
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How to put an SSD harddrive in Asus U36SG Ultrabook

This article will show you how to upgrade the harddrive in an Asus U36SG ultrabook with an SSD harddrive. Benefits include better throughput performance on your system, longer battery life, a lighter laptop, and a cooler & quieter environment. Getting to the harddrive requires a bit of work with this model.… Read the rest