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Get excited, 3DMark 2013 is here

3Dmark 2013 is now out – download it and make your gaming rigs cry. [youtube http://youtu.be/oEt8kEFeffQ] 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 “Get excited, 3DMark 2013 is here”
Thorsten Heins unveils the BB10

BlackBerry 10 officially launches – Z10 and Q10 smartphones unveiled

[youtube http://www.youtube.com?v=nhnWIdX_vRw] 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. One brand, one promise.… Read the rest “BlackBerry 10 officially launches – Z10 and Q10 smartphones unveiled”

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 “What’s new in WordPress 3.5”

Microsoft is retiring MSN Messenger, for realz this time

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 is retiring MSN Messenger, for realz this time”
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Microsoft Surface prices announced – maybe a harder deal than anticipated

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 “Microsoft Surface prices announced – maybe a harder deal than anticipated”

WordPress 3.3 now available – a zippy and snazzy update

WordPress 3.3 is now available as a download as well as an update in existing installations’ administrative screen. My first impressions: the user interface felt more responsive than before and has been tweaked for improved efficiency. From what I understand, this update delves below the dated interface, polishing some rust off the underlying platform to improve general performance, notably in processing permalinks and slugs.… Read the rest “WordPress 3.3 now available – a zippy and snazzy update”