Thursday, August 30, 2007

Microsoft's New Sidewinder Mouse

A mouse may not seem like the typical gamer upgrade since mice are point and click hardware right? Wrong! For the really serious gamers, a good gaming mouse can really improve your gaming experience assuming that you make use of the gaming mouse features. To pre-order your own Sidewinder, Amazon is currently accepting pre-orders for $79.99. Check it out here.

The Sidewinder's main features from Microsoft:

Shape Designed for Handling
The unique shape and button positions are engineered for fast, comfortable, precise gaming action.

On-the-Fly DPI Switching
Three buttons instantly switch between DPI 400, 800, and 2000—or you can customize settings using special software.

First-Ever LCD Display on a Mouse
DPI settings and macro recording icons are displayed on the mouse to reduce on-screen interference.

Cable Anchor + Accessories Storage Box
Enjoy wired performance with the feel of wireless, easily adjust your cable configuration, and conveniently stow away your accessories.

Quick Launch Button
One-touch takes you to Games Explorer in Windows Vista. Easily access your games on your PC.

5 Programmable Main Buttons
Customize your main gaming buttons to your preference.

Advanced Gaming Software
Buttons and switches can be assigned on the fly, you can program macros and profiles, and game settings can be customized for fast action.

Engineered for Speed

  • Resolution: 2000 dpi
  • Image Processing: 7080 frames per second
  • Max Acceleration: 20 G
  • Max Speed: 45 inches per second
  • USB reporting: 500 Hz
  • Glide 3 sets of different mouse feet (for glide preference)
  • Buttons (Left/Right): 9 million clicks
Replaceable Mouse Feet
Choice of three different materials for glide preference.

Wide Metal Scroll Wheel
Better feel and response with detent clicking action.

Vertical Metal Side Buttons
The top/bottom design makes locating the side buttons easier and reduces the inadvertent actuation risk.

Adjustable Mouse Weights
Select your preference of mouse weight with the included 4 weights, giving you the choice to adjust your mouse weight anywhere between 5 and 30 grams in 5 gram increments.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

iPhone Hacked by 17 year old in 500 hours!

Here's George Hotz interview on how he hacked the iPhone to use another carrier instead of AT&T! This George really inspires me! Being only 17 years old and he gets to crack the iPhone, and here I am 20 years old with a college degree and almost worthless to the world! By the way, George traded a second cracked iPhone to the Co-Founder of CertiCell for a brand new Nissan 350Z, three 8GB iPhones, and a consulting job in CertiCell!

Crazy Windows-Based Messages!

Really crazy Windows messages, no wonder there are more Linux converts! Enjoy! Click on Read More for more crazy Windows messages!

Thanks Microsoft...

Hmmm.... I see...

My Favorite!

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Digg Arc

From Digg Lab's:

Digg Arc displays stories, topics, and containers wrapped around a sphere. Arcs trail users as they digg stories across topics. Stories with more diggs make thicker arcs.

A really great looking flash movie showing active Diggs updated and added on the fly by by users! I video captured 2 minutes worth of video and saved it as a MOV for both PC and Mac users. Check it out yourself here!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Nokia Issues Recall for it's BL-5C batteries!

To users of the following Nokia mobile phones and accesories:

Nokia 1100, Nokia 1100c, Nokia 1101, Nokia 1108, Nokia 1110, Nokia 1112, Nokia 1255, Nokia 1315, Nokia 1600, Nokia 2112, Nokia 2118, Nokia 2255, Nokia 2272, Nokia 2275, Nokia 2300, Nokia 2300c, Nokia 2310, Nokia 2355, Nokia 2600, Nokia 2610, Nokia 2610b, Nokia 2626, Nokia 3100, Nokia 3105, Nokia 3120, Nokia 3125, Nokia 6030, Nokia 6085, Nokia 6086, Nokia 6108, Nokia 6175i, Nokia 6178i, Nokia 6230, Nokia 6230i, Nokia 6270, Nokia 6600, Nokia 6620, Nokia 6630, Nokia 6631, Nokia 6670, Nokia 6680, Nokia 6681, Nokia 6682, Nokia 6820, Nokia 6822, Nokia 7610, Nokia N70, Nokia N71, Nokia N72, Nokia N91, Nokia E50, Nokia E60, Nokia Wireless GPS Module LD-1W, Nokia Wireless GPS Module LD-3W

Please be aware that Nokia has recently issued a product advisory on it's BL-5C battery warning consumers that there have been reports of the battery over heating and short circuiting while charging, dislodging the battery from the phone. There have already been approximately 100 incidents globally.

To check if your battery is under risk, check out Nokia's battery replacement page.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Scientists Create Paper-Thin, Flexible, Biodegradable Battery

Part of the problem with designing flexible batteries and supercapacitors has always been the necessity of layering such devices. Typically, two electrode layers sandwich two charge-holding layers, with an insulating layer in the middle of it all. As the layers build up, flexibility goes out the window.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Useless stuff about me!

I happen to stumble upon BlogThings, a repository of quirky quizzes that determine your personality and relate them to a certain item. Here are some of mine:

You Are 70% Boyish and 30% Girlish

You are pretty evenly split down the middle - a total eunuch.
Okay, kidding about the eunuch part. But you do get along with both sexes.
You reject traditional gender roles. However, you don't actively fight them.
You're just you. You don't try to be what people expect you to be.

You Are Chinese Food

Exotic yet ordinary.
People think they've had enough of you, but they're back for more in an hour.

What Your Latte Says About You

You don't treat yourself very often. You find that indulging doesn't jibe with your very disciplined life.

You can be quite silly at times, but you know when to buckle down and be serious.

Intense and energetic, you aren't completely happy unless you are bouncing off the walls.

You're addicted to caffeine. There's no denying it.

You are responsible, mature, and truly an adult. You're occasionally playful, but you find it hard to be carefree.

You are honest and genuine, but you are never tactless.

Your Fragrance Profile

The best calming fragrance: jasmine
The best fragrance for everyday wear: sandalwood
The best fragrance to boost your sex appeal: rose
The best fragrance for energy: peppermint

Sunday, August 12, 2007

If GOD was a Programmer

Crazy program authored by "God"! A really enjoyable read! Check out the source of the page to review the "Code"! =D

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Solar Powered Mouse?

Although still in the testing phase, the solar powered mouse promises to reduce power consumption by relying on natural light to power it.

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Windows XP: The OS that won't die?

"Due to the longevity of Windows XP Professional, it has become necessary to produce more product keys for system builders in order to support the continued availability of Windows XP Professional through the scheduled system builder channel end-of-life date," wrote the Microsoft system builder team on its blog yesterday.

To supply consumers with more XP, Microsoft will be issuing XP SP2c. No, there won't be any major changes from SP2 or any knowledge base updates, the SP2c designation will be used only for the distribution of the new batches of XP.

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Thursday, August 9, 2007

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Early Christmas Shopping? Get Great Discounts here!

With Christmas looming, why wait for November or December to buy your loved ones and relatives their presents? Why endure the long lines and crowded malls? Why wait for the Christmas season sale? Why go through all these when you could avail of Coupon Chief's offers to get really great discounts on all kinds of great stuff!

My Family Christmas Wish list:

Dad: I know he loves watches and the ones with great utility features, so a great product line would be Reebok. A great brand with a lot of stylish goods with great features.

Mom: My mom is into fitness. She stays in great shape with a rigid diet and discipline. A great gift idea would be the Vitamin Shoppe, a great place to get your daily supplements as well as other healthy lifestyle products.

My Sister: My Sister loves books! Whenever I visit her room, I always see her nose buried in a book! So naturally a great site to get great deals (coupled with coupons) would be Amazon.

My Brother: My brother on the other hand values his shoes! He likes buying a lot of shoes of all occasions, on for his skateboarding, one for his school, and about three for casual occasions. For casual and sporting needs, I think Converse would be the one stop solution!

The New iMac!

Apple's iMac Statement:

More than ever before, iMac allows you to live a digital life. Loaded with iLife, the new iMac makes it easy to turn your photos, movies, and music into blogs, podcasts, books, and calendars. All the other essentials are built in as well, including an iSight camera, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. Just plug it in, turn it on, and you’re ready to create something great.
Some of the iMac's features:

iLife ’08 - Included in iLife is Apple's digital lifestyle applications, designed to help you create new and better ways of authoring your very own videos, music, websites, and photos! The included software are: iPhoto, iDVD, iWeb, and GarageBand and a completely reinvented iMovie.

Intuitive OS - Mac OS X sets the standard for operating systems with its combination of power and simplicity. Learn more

More fun with photos - Quickly and easily organize, enhance, and share your photos in the most fantastic ways. Learn more

Rock-solid security - Mac OS X — still the world’s most advanced operating system — is built for security. Learn more

Fast web browsing - Experience the web with the fast Safari browser, and enjoy its other great features. Learn more

Music maker - Create your own songs, soundtracks, and podcasts with GarageBand. Learn more

iTunes + iMac - Import, organize, and play your songs and videos using the world’s best digital jukebox. Learn more

Video chatting made easy - Start a video chat at a moment’s notice with the built-in iSight camera and microphone. Learn more

(Apple - iMac)