Archive for the ‘News’ Category

August 21, 2007
Filed Under (Digg Story, News) by syafthegeek

The legendary BitTorrent site “SuprNova” will return today, courtesy of The Pirate Bay. Not surprisingly, the new and improved SuprNova has a special message to the copyright police: “You are the past and the forgotten, we are the Internet and the future”.

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August 12, 2007
Filed Under (News) by syafthegeek

Google has revealed their new service called Google Health that allows you to take control of your health information, helps you on making important decisions on your health, get advices from specialists, and share information with others. NYTimes report that:

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August 10, 2007
Filed Under (Digg Story, News) by syafthegeek

Google will shut down its paid rentals and download service five days from now. Not only will videos no longer be available for rental or download, but previously purchased videos will no longer be playable. By way of apology, Google is offering $2 coupons for Google Checkout.

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July 18, 2007
Filed Under (Digg Story, News, Tech article) by syafthegeek

Yahoo describes Pipes as “an interactive data aggregator and manipulator that lets you mashup your favorite online data sources”. But what does that mean to the rest of us? This tutorial will take you through the steps to filter the content of one RSS feed (Techmeme) so that content you may have already read isn’t included in your Techmeme feed.

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July 18, 2007
Filed Under (Apple, Digg Story, Gadget, News, Tech article) by syafthegeek

Remember all those version 2 iPhone rumors rumbling about back in May. Well, they’re back and running amuck in Taiwan. According to DigiTimes, Taiwan’s Chinese-language Commercial Times says that Taiwan’s Wintek has gained the touch-screen panel orders for the second-gen iPhone. The report claims that Wintek has already begun test production in sma

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July 12, 2007
Filed Under (News, Blogging) by syafthegeek

After Feedburner making the PRO version free for everyone, now Feedburner have integrate it into Blogger account. Now Blogger user can redirect their Blogger feed to Feedburner feed in just one click. This is great and it is much easier to do it now as it is before. Just login to your account and go to Settings| Site Feed and enter your feed address and save settings. Redirect is important as this will gives you a lot of information about your blog’s feed subscription like how many readers that you have, which articles that they read and many more.

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July 10, 2007
Filed Under (Hardware, News, Tech article) by syafthegeek

Excerpt from ExtremeTech

As with last April’s reductions, Monday’s cuts were applied to the company’s dual-core Athlon 64 X2 processors, all of which now fall in the sub-$200 range, as well as the Athlon 64 FX-70 series.
For instance, the Athlon 64 X2 6000+, AMD’s top-of-the-line model, now retails for $178 with the lower-end 4200+ and 4000+ models falling to $89 and $73, respectively.

AMD appears to have discontinued the 3800+ and 3600+ models altogether.

During its last microprocessor pricing update in April, AMD singled out the Athlon 64 FX and Athlon 64 X2 microprocessors as well.

The fastest Athlon 64 X2 processor, the 3.0-GHz 6000+, was previously priced at $241, slightly more expensive than Intel’s midrange E6400, a 2.13-GHz chip that sells for $224. Now at $178, it’s now significantly cheaper, though Intel too is expected to cut select CPU prices before Barcelona, AMD’s quad-core microarchitecture, is released.

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In a somewhat perplexing move, the two ultra-high end AMD Athlon 64 FX-70 processors, the FX-74 and FX-72, are now priced exactly the same—both at $599 according to AMD’s processor pricing page.

Previously, the FX-74 retailed for $799, and the new pricing structure may be an attempt to shed excess inventory before Barcelona is released.

Finally, AMD’s single-core Athlon 64 chips also took a price cut on Monday and now range from $48 for Athlon 64 3200+ to $78 for the Athlon 64 4000+.

For the budget-oriented, it should be noted that the Sempron line now retails for $31 for the 3200+ chip and moves up to $53 for the Sempron 3800+.

AMD’s mobile chip pricing remained unchanged on Monday.

Although Intel would not confirm, the chipmaker is reported to be cutting prices on its quad-core desktop and server chips on July 22, right before AMD’s expected Barcelona release in August.

This means that the current line up of AMD Desktop CPUs will be cheaper than before this. This is great time for buying a new PC and I think all those hardcore gamers can’t wait to get their hands on the latest Quadcore from AMD later this year.

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July 05, 2007
Filed Under (Digg Story, News, Tech article, Firefox) by syafthegeek

Mozilla has released the sixth alpha of Gran Paradiso, Firefox 3 development name. This release comes with a very short delay to the original schedule which is an important achievement considering Alpha 5 was delayed for about a week

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July 04, 2007
Filed Under (News, Tech article) by syafthegeek

This is taken from Google System blog - Unofficial news and tips about Google™

Google is about making things accessible to everyone and one of the way to make this happen is to buy a service or software that used to cost money and release it for free. Google did this with Blogger PRO, Picasa, Keyhole (now Google Earth), Urchin (now Google Analytics), SketchUp and now FeedBurner PRO. According to UnderGoogle, the first visible effect of the FeedBurner acquisition is that you can use the advanced features of FeedBurner for free: reach (the unique number of people who view or click your feed posts) and stats for individual posts. Just go to “FeedBurner stats” and enable the features that used to be inaccessible until today if you didn’t want to pay $5 a month for a subscription.

By default, FeedBurner already enabled the reach metrics for everyone. “Reach is the total number of people who have taken action — viewed or clicked — on the content in your feed. Subscribers is a measure of how many people are subscribed to your feed. At any given time, you can expect that a certain percentage of this subscriber base is actively engaging with your content and this “Reach” measurement provides this additional insight.”

And other good news: FeedBurner MyBrand, the service that lets you serve your feeds from your domain, is now free. It used to cost $3-$14/month, depending on the number of feeds from your account. “With MyBrand, publishers can continue to take advantage of all of FeedBurner’s services, but provide a transparent experience by running everything through their domain.”

{ Thank you, Carlos. }

Update: FeedBurned confirms this. “Beginning today, two of FeedBurner’s previously for-pay services, TotalStats and MyBrand, will be free. Not in the sense of soaring high above the clouds or recently sprung from the hoosegow, but free like you’ll no longer gladly be billed on Tuesday for a burned feed today. We suspect this will be welcome news to the 450,000+ of you using many of our other free services, but understanding that your feed is your feed, you will need to activate these newly freed-up services in order to partake in their awesomeness.”

What do I think about this? This is great for a lot of bloggers out there including me as I don’t have that kind of money for monthly subscription for FeedBurner Pro. Google have made things easier for bloggers and this would make our feed management much more meaningful. Either you can reach readers out there with this free service or you can make tons of money with Feedburner, all in all we all have a win-win situation. Google being a great helper this time hehe.

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July 02, 2007
Filed Under (Apple, Gadget, News, Tech article) by syafthegeek