PS3 Jailbroken ? The first PS3 Mod Chip ?
Oz retailer OzModChips.com is claiming to have cracked the previously uncrackable PS3 via a USB mod chip.
They have posted three videos to YouTube showing the alleged hack, marketed as PS Jailbreak, which purportedly is executed by plugging a $170 (Australian) USB stick into the PlayStation 3.
VLC Media Player 1.1.3 available for download
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework, that plays most multimedias files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols.
- GPU and DSP decoding, depending on the platform
- Faster and more stable
- New codecs and HD codecs enhancements
- MKV, mp4 and avi improvements
- Important code cleanup and rewrite
- Interface and playlist reworked
- Completely Free
Access and demuxers:
- fixes for FTP relatives path and FTP directory support
- fix for podcasts parsing
- DVD: fix an assert error and various memory leaks
- fix NULL dereferences, as reported by FortiGuard Lab, CVE-2010-2937 / VideoLAN-SA-1004
- fix a regression where the wrong entry was played
- fix m3u playlists exports
- fix video autoresize behaviour
- Update translations for Dutch, Sinhala, Hebrew, Estonian, Spanish and Bengali
- Update of many codecs libraries, fixing bugs and improving speed
GPU-Z 0.4.5 released
GPU-Z is a lightweight utility designed to give you all information about your video card and GPU.
Changes in version 0.4.5:
- Fixed shader count on NVIDIA GTX 460, added die size & transistors
- Fixed ROP count on AMD Redwood
- Added support for ATI FirePro V7800, ATI IGP 320M, ATI FireGL X1, ATI HD 4200 variants
- Added launch on Windows startup function accessible via system menu and supporting UAC
- Autoupdater will not check for update when no Internet connection detected
- Fixed browser not starting correctly from autoupdater
- Screenshot detection that promotes GPU-Z's own screenshot upload feature
- Sensor data collection limited to 6 hours of data per sensor (~250 KB)
- Shortened Clevo PCI vendor name
Lian Li PC-Q11 Chassis Mini-Q Series
Dimensioned at 200x326x260mm(W.H.D.) and weights only in 2.42kg, the new Mini-Q PC-Q11 series supports Mini-ITX/Mini-DTX motherboards. For an ultimate convenience sake, users can easily remove the HDD cage, undo the thumb screw, as well as upgrading all the standard parts including one 5.25" optical drive, two 3.5"/2.5" hard drives and ATX P S/2 power supply units. Lian Li once again leads the industry by offering the maximum quality and user-friendly design on its mini tower series - PC-Q11.
The PC-Q11 is made of 1.5mm aluminum alloy panel - thick and solid enough offering no vibration problem. The side panel secured with screws also reduces vibration and lowers the noise level. Last but not least, the PC-Q11 case stands are padded with rubbers to absorb vibration.
Highlights for PC-Q11A / PC-Q11B / PC-Q11R / PC-Q11W
- Supports Mini-ITX/Mini-DTX motherboards
- Two 3.5" HDD & two 2.5" HDD
- One 140mm system fan at the front
- Two PCI expansion slots
- One standard 5.25" optical drive
- Standard ATX PS/2 power supply units
- Support two USB3.0 / HD audio multimedia I/O ports
- Available in four colors: black, silver, red and (New!) piano white
- Availability: Arriving at local distributors end of August
MSRP (VAT not included): US$94.99 for PC-Q11A/B (silver/black), US$114.9 for PC-Q11R (red), and US$174.99 for PC-Q11W (white).
Zalman ZM-MH200 HDD docking station
Zalman released their ZM-MH200, a docking station that supports two 2.5" or 3.5" SATA HDDs. The product is available in two editions; one with USB 2.0/eSATA support and a slightly more expensive model that supports USB 3.0 and several RAID modes.
Zalman is proudly introducing a Dual HDD Docking Station series, MH200 U3 / MH200 Hub which support up to 2 SATA HDDS simultaneously with 2.5" & 3.5" SATA
ViewSonic to switch entire LCD lineup to LED by early 2011
Interesting move, ViewSonic says that all of its PC LCD displays will feature a LED backlight by early 2011:
Mafia II Tools of the Trade video trailer
This certainly is a title I personally am looking forward to. Next week Mafia II will be launched,. 2K Games has released the second of their four-part series of trailer videos.
The video, titled 'Tools of the Trade,' shows us all of the nice and shiny weapons that we will be popping off. Mafia 2 is scheduled for release on the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 on August 24 in North America.
Razer BlackWidow keyboard with mouse-click simulation
Whoever who said that keystroke response in gaming is secondary needs to have his street cred checked. Whether it involves lobbing a grenade or micro managing your inventory and ground units, every gamer needs to know that they can rely on their gear for the utmost precise reaction to their every move. This is it my friends, the new Razer
MadCatz introduces ambient experiences technology
MadCatz today announced the Cyborg Gaming Keyboard with amBX technology and Cyborg Gaming Lights with amBX technology, which are both for PC and expected to be the first two
New Ostendotech gaming monitor deluxe
Ostendotech unveils their amazing huge monitor, called CRVD Curved Display. It
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 470 SOC (Super Overclock) review
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 470 SOC (Super Overclock) review
We test and review the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 470 SOC edition. A really nice graphics card we can say right away. Gigabyte improved the PCB, applied 3-way fan cooling and overclocked the board. All facts combined created the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 470 SOC edition (Super Overclock).
Under SKU code GV-N470SO-13I this product features a 14 phase PWM design, OC Guru graphic card smart tuner and voltage read points. The card comes at default with a 700 MHz core clock, a Shader Clock 1400 MHz and a Memory Clock of 3348 MHz (effective).
And dude .... it's completely silent, check out the full review right here.
Lian Li PC-C50 HTPC chassis
Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd. launches its PC-C50 multimedia HTPC chassis
Sony debuts gamers headsets
Sony introduced two new headsets for gamers; the DR-GA500 and DR-GA200.
- DR-GA500 model features 7.1ch digital surround sound perfect for first person shooters (FPS)
- DR-GA500 and DR-GA200 have 40mm drive units for premium gaming sound quality
MSI GeForce GTX 480 HydroGen edition
MSI is preparing to release the GeForce GTX 480 HydroGen edition. This card features a massive 830g copper waterblock and has a 700MHz GPU, 1401MHz shaders and 1536MB GDDR5 clocked at 3696MHz, the same clockspeeds as the reference model. Pricing is said to be $695.
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Zotac GeForce GTX 460 AMP! Edition
Zotac released the GeForce GTX 460 AMP! Edition, a new GeForce GTX 460 with 810MHz GPU clockspeed (675MHz stock), 1620MHz shaders (1350MHz stock) and 1GB GDDR5 clocked at 4000MHz (3600MHz stock).
The card also has a non-reference cooler, features DisplayPort, and is bundled with Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands.
Patrician IV Trailer
Intel preps fastest six-core Xeon X5690 Processor
The processor will come at a sweet clock frequency of 3.46 GHz (26.0 x 133 MHz) and can Turbo to 3.60 GHz (27.0 x 133 MHz).
Other stuff remains standard, thus the QuickPath Interconnect speed is 6.4 GT/s, it supports triple-channel registered DDR3 memory with its integrated memory controller. Cache levels include 256 KB L2 cache per core, and 12 MB shared L3 cache.
A quick overclocking feat by Fitseries3 on the EVGA Classified SR-2 motherboard yielded a speed of 5 GHz making use of the high BClk multiplier. The chip is likely to carry a rated TDP of 130W. Intel may release this processor in the next quarter, either displacing the X5680 from its US $1,730 price point, or occupying a higher one.
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Intel SSD refresh 600GB X25-M
German tech site ComputerBase received details of Intel's upcoming solid state disk products as DVHardware reports:
The leaked roadmap reveals Intel's first 25nm solid state disks will arrive in Q4 2010, the 25nm X25-M "Postville Refresh" units will have higher capacity, encryption, S.M.A.R.T. support, and better performance. The 80GB model will be discontinued, the lineup now starts at 160GB and climbs to 300GB and 600GB.
In the first quarter of 2011 the X25-E will receive a 25nm "enterprise grade" MLC refresh, these new "Lyndonville" units will receive much more capacity, S.M.A.R.T. support, encryption, and enhanced write performance. While the current lineup only offers 32GB and 64GB models, the new product lineup will feature 100GB, 200GB and 400GB models.
The X25-V value lineup will receive a 25nm-based 80GB disk in Q4 2010, with a new 40GB model to follow in Q1 2011. The X18-M line will be upgraded to 25nm in early 2011, with new drives in capacities of 160GB and 300GB.
The roadmap also reveals Intel has plans to release "Soda Creek", a small form factor PCIe Full SATA SSD. These models will still use 34nm MLC, they will only be available in 40GB and 80GB sizes.
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