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“Microsoft future interface”

February 26th, 2011 No comments

Microsofts newly demoed interface is shown off in the video above. I didn’t really like it, it basically looks like a bunch of colorful bubbles. Some sites are saying it might be a future windows interface, but to me it looks more like a UI for their multitouch Surface product line. Anyway, its easier to view the video above that listen to me try to make something out of it.

Microsoft releases Windows 7 SP1 to the public!

February 26th, 2011 No comments

As predicted earlier, Microsoft has finally released Windows 7 service pack 1 to the general public, meaning anybody can now download and install it. Service packs for Microsoft’s OSs are generally a good idea to install, as they often contain every security patch up to the release of the service pack, as well as potentially new features, bug fixes, and possibly even performance improvements.

The download ranges from ~500mb – ~900mb for 32bit and x64 editions, respectively. I assume you can download it through Microsoft update, as usual, or as a separate download, for those that have to deploy it on multiple systems.

To go to Microsoft’s download page, click here.

Windows 7 SP1 imminent?

January 29th, 2011 No comments

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 imminent?

I wanted to mention the possible release of Windows 7 SP1 soon. A couple weeks ago, a potential ‘final RTM’ (release to manufacturing) seems to have been leaked on the internet, indicating a possible official release soon.

According to techrux.com, some of the things the service pack will address include:

incremental security updates and recommended updates which you have received so far through Windows Update. For more details, as well as download links, click below:

New features and enhancements, as well as download links

Sony’s new ‘PSP2’ officially announced

January 29th, 2011 No comments

The Sony PSP2 officially announced

Yesterday, Sony announced their next generation portable console, the PSP2 (clever, I know). Formerly known as the NGP or Next Generation Portable, it will have 2 joysticks instead of the current PSP’s “nub”, a 5 inch screen, and a 960×544 resolution on OLED technology (although the technology used in the screen is seeing conflicting reports…). The resolution is exactly 4 times the number of pixels compared to the original PSP, probably for compatibility or ease of porting and development of PSP and PSP2 applications and games, much in the same way Apple doubled the resolution of the iPhone. To put it into perspective, it is almost as high res as an iPhone 4 screen, only the PSP2 screen will be 5 inches, while the iPhone 4 is a more compact 3.5 inches. Right off the bat, we know it will not be as sharp as the retina display’s 326ppi, but a more humble ~220ppi depending on aspect ratio. Thats not necessarily a bad thing though, since it still does sport a very respectable resolution and a BIG screen for a handheld gaming system.

The new PSP2 features some other impressive specs, easily besting its own predecessor. The PSP2 will sport, among other things:

Known Specs:
-Touch screen functionality
-GPS
-Wifi? and 3G
-Front and rear cameras
-Motion sensors and gyroscope
-App store
-ARM Cortex A9 based quad core processor
-PowerVR SGX543MP4+
-Sony claims power is comparable to PS3

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