HP Slate PC teaser video

This video is an interview between Greta Schlender, a HP Spokesperson, and Phil McKinney, CTO of HP’s Personal Systems Group. McKinney explains the development and excitement around the Slate PC ahead of Apple's rumoured iPad device.
The next version of Ubuntu, code-name Lucid Lynx will have its Firefox web browser set to Yahoo as its default search provider.

In Lucid, the default home page will respect the search provider
settings that you have set in the "Chrome". (The "Chrome" is Mozilla's
term for the little search box to the upper right, reachable by
control-K, for instance). For Lucid, this will definitely work for
switching between Google and Yahoo!, we don't yet know what other
providers will be in scope for Lucid. If a user has Google set as their
search provider,they will have exactly the experience they do today. If
they switch to Yahoo!, the default home page will switch to using a
Yahoo! search. If they switch back to Google, the default home page will
switch back to using the Google search, exactly like today. Searching
from Chrome will continue to work exactly as it does today.

The reason for this change is because Canonical has negotiated a revenue
sharing deal with Yahoo! and this revenue will help Canonical to provide
developers and resources to continue the open development of Ubuntu and
the Ubuntu Platform.

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of 2009

Here's the list of most downloaded movies on bittorrent for the year 2009 according to Torrentfreak site.

As you can see, Star Trek tops the list. And contrary to reports that torrents are killing Hollywood films, Star Trek made a lot of profit. ^-^

rank movie downloads worldwide grosses

1 Star Trek 10,960,000 $385,459,120
2 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 10,600,000 $834,969,807
3 RocknRolla 9,430,000 $25,728,089
4 The Hangover 9,180,000 $459,422,869
5 Twilight 8,720,000 $384,997,808
6 District 9 8,280,000 $204,570,836
7 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 7,930,000 $929,359,401
8 State of Play 7,440,000 $87,784,194
9 X-Men Origins: Wolverine 7,200,000 $373,062,569
10 Knowing 6,930,000 $183,260,464
Try this simple trick. All you have to do is follow these steps:

1. Open Windows Explorer
2. Create a new folder
3. Name it GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

That's it. The first thing you'll notice, it is different from the normal folder you usually see in explorer.

Try to open the folder (double click) and you will see a lot to play with.


AMD Video teaser

Here is AMD's marketing video for their Direct X 11 parts.

The power to have it all at reasonable price is coming....

ATI DX11 chips targeting the mainstream market soon!

No More Crippled Codes

As a result of the recent antitrust settlement between Intel and AMD, Intel will have to fix their compiler issues. That is, with AMD only. The Federal Trade Commission which is investigating Intel too, asks that Intel do a lot more than what's described in the AMD settlement. To cover VIA CPU's also.
Intel's compiler can produce different versions of pieces of code, with each version being optimised for a specific processor and/or instruction set (SSE2, SSE3, etc.). The system detects which CPU it's running on and chooses the optimal code path accordingly; the CPU dispatcher, as it's called.

"However, the Intel CPU dispatcher does not only check which instruction set is supported by the CPU, it also checks the vendor ID string," Fog details, "If the vendor string says 'GenuineIntel' then it uses the optimal code path. If the CPU is not from Intel then, in most cases, it will run the slowest possible version of the code, even if the CPU is fully compatible with a better version."
You can read the whole story here.

I'm just not cool enough to be a Mac

Laptop Hunters! This is the title of the series of ads by Microsoft to break down laptop shoppers into segments such as gamers, jetsetters, socialites, designers and parents. Watch their video:

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