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.
For those who dont know, I-Hacked.com 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.
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.
Neuroscientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a new imaging technology, DSI or Diffusion Spectrum Imaging, that reveals the actual architecture of the brain in 3D. DSI uses magnetic resonance signals to track the movement of water molecules in the brain.
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.
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.
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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!
VGATrader.com is a new user-to-user computer video card trading site. Users can sell computer graphic cards to each-other at no charge. So guys, if you have an old GeForce or Radeon, think of VGATrader.com!
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 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.
AMD is looking to master 45nm with its GPUs first of all and further improve its multi-GPU design, before doing anything radical. The RV870 will be faster than RV770, but don’t expect the same jump we saw when moving from RV670 to RV770. -source-