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
Physics Score: 37909
Graphics Score: 26924
Physics Score: 5155
Graphics Score: 3237
Physics Score: 7271
Combined Score: 1279
The eye candy was sexy but I can’t say that I was overly impressed with the tests themselves.… Read the rest
Thorsten Heins unveils BlackBerry 10 at the live webcast launch event.
The world watched with excitement today as Thorsten Heins, CEO of Rim, unveiled the much anticipated BlackBerry 10. A significant event, so significant that RIM has re-branded itself as BlackBerry to better focus on the branding and product.… Read the rest
A tale of toil, coaxing life into a long retired PC.
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
Can I come to your house and tell you what to do?
This seems to trend every few months on Facebook, people copying and pasting some copyright message in their statuses. Unfortunately, this status will offer absolutely no legal protection for content that you post.… Read the rest
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
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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
Well I’ve seen many “OMG did you know that Microsoft intends to shut down/start charging for MSN. Sign this petition to stop this” chain emails but incredibly enough, it’s no joke this time.
Microsoft intends to retire MSN Messenger in the first quarter of 2013, replacing it with Skype, acquired in 2011.… Read the rest
Microsoft has announced its pricing for the Surface with Windows RT. While still enthusiastic about the product, the pricing is certainly no deal breaker at ~$600 with the cover keyboard.
It’s not outrageous, comparable with the iPad + cover pricing, but Apple already has the world in its palm and my eeepad transformer cost ~$480 with the keyboard.… Read the rest
My Data Manager will show you which mobile apps are using your data, how much of it, and when.
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
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