Google Chrome: New Internet Browser

Google has launched its own internet browser called Chrome.

You can download it here: Chrome @ Google.

From the first feedbacks, Chrome seems to be very fast, faster than FireFox 3.0. The interface is very neat, almot pure. But the EULA (end user licence agreement) seems to hide some bad things…

Here is the Google Chrome announcement video:

From this video, we learn Chrome is made of 3 fundamental blocks:

  • rendering engine (based on Apple Safari)
  • multi-processes technology: each tab runs in its own process: that makes the browser more stable
  • new and fast Javascript engine called V8

Here is a video from the development team:

Related links:

Microsoft Windows 7 Development Blog

Microsoft has launched a new blog dedicated to the engineering of Microsoft Windows 7.

The blog is available here. Engineering Windows 7

The audience of enthusiasts, bloggers, and those that are the most passionate about Windows represent the folks we are dedicating this blog to. With this blog we’re opening up a two-way discussion about how we are making Windows 7. Windows has all the challenges of every large scale software project—picking features, designing them, developing them, and delivering them with high quality. Windows has an added challenge of doing so for an extraordinarily diverse set of customers. As a team and as individuals on the team we continue to be humbled by this responsibility.

We strongly believe that success for Windows 7 includes an open and honest, and two-way, discussion about how we balance all of these interests and deliver software on the scale of Windows. We promise and will deliver such a dialog with this blog.


Defcon 16 ISO

Defcon 16 is over but all presentation slides have been packed into an ISO file. You can grab it here: Defonc 16 ISO @ MD5 and SHA1 keys are available here: Defcon16 CD ISO Posted.

For those who dont know, is a website that shows you how to take advantage of electronics technology to make it faster, give it added features, or to do things it was never intended to do.

They even have a section on graphics card hacking. Not really up to date, but it doesn’t matter.

Dev.Mag: Game Developers Free Online Magazine

Dev.Mag is a free online magazine for game developers.
Filled with tutorials, features, interviews, tech-pieces and so much more!

Contents of the issue # 24:
– Interview with German developers, Irrgheist.
– Blender App Engine introduction
– Penny Arcade Adventures review
– A guide to home-made sound effects for your games
– And much, much more.

Issue 24 can be directly download but to enjoy the other issues, just subscribe at Dev.Mag.

Overall GPU Market dropped 0.5% from Q1 2008

Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry’s research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, today announced estimated graphics shipments and supplier market share for the second calendar quarter of 2008. The research firm says the economic turndown didn’t have an effect on the GPU market as GPU sales dropped only 0.5 percent from Q1 2008 – that’s the smallest drop in eight years.

Read the complete article here: Overall GPU Market @ JPR

Hardware of the Casual Gamer

Unity3D has publihed the result of their hardware survey. Unity3D targets the casual gamer and here are some pictures about what is graphics card of the casual gamer:

Casual gamers are really not interested to performance since around 3% of them haven’t graphics drivers… Most of the graphics cards are integrated chipsets (Intel, S3) and the first decent graphics card is the GeForce 8600 with is ranked 15.
via drawlogic

3D Printing in 4 Simple Steps: Shapeways

Have you ever wanted to turn your 3D designs into reality? Enter Shapeways! Just upload your design, Shapeways prints it and ship it to you – it’s easy. Within ten working days you’ll hold your own design in your hands.

How does it work?

If you know how to use 3D software then you’re ready to get started. Here’s how you do it:
1. Create a design in your own 3D application
2. Export it to Collada or X3D format
3. Upload it to your own Shapeways page
4. Choose the right material
5. Check the instant production quote
6. Pay by PayPal or credit-card

Advanced Overclocking Championship 2008

Dragon City in Hong Kong: Advanced Overclocking Championship 08

The competitors will have to make use of hardware modifications on the supplied hardware, their knowledge of liquid nitrogen cooling and software tweaking to aid them in their course (or discourse) during the event. Goal: break the 3DMark score by overclocking to the max CPUs and GPUs!

For the complete report, jump HERE

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One Trillion unique URLs for Google!

From Google’s blog, Google has indexed 1 trillion (1,000,000,000,000) unique URLs on the web!

We’ve known it for a long time: the web is big. The first Google index in 1998 already had 26 million pages, and by 2000 the Google index reached the one billion mark. Over the last eight years, we’ve seen a lot of big numbers about how much content is really out there. Recently, even our search engineers stopped in awe about just how big the web is these days — when our systems that process links on the web to find new content hit a milestone: 1 trillion (as in 1,000,000,000,000) unique URLs on the web at once!

NVIDIA Big Bang II – OpenGL 3.0

NVIDIA Big Bang II is the code name for release 180 of NVIDIA’s graphics drivers. R180 has five bullet points: 10-bit displayport support, OpenGL 3.0, SLI on multi-monitors, transcoding on the GPU, some performance ‘optimisations’ over R177 and they come autumn.

Nvidia Big Bang II @

So many rumors from a blurry image, then imagine if it was clear… 😉

Developer vs The Others

Here is an article about the the dynamics of many companies and their approach to developers. The final conclusion of this funny article is (very good!):

  • A developer can do the job of “the others” – maybe (and often) not very well, but they can do it.
  • the others” can not do the job of a developer – not even badly.

Read the complete article HERE.

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