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September 17, 2007
Filed Under (Tech article) by syafthegeek

Let’s admit that the oil price is increasing rapidly and this really burden all of us. It seems you need to have a lot of cash to fill up the petrol just to go around the city. We all know that oil will never last long and about 20 - 30 years it will depleted. So we should look for any alternatives where it is much safer, cleaner and cheaper. After watching “Who Killed The Electric Car” DVD, I’ve been thinking electric car is the best solution for all commuters to move around the city whether you’re going to work or for mothers to pick up their kids at school and buy some groceries. But some of the electric cars can’t really go that far even though it is great for commuters. There are good signs where battery technology are improving each year and recently the development of other battery alternatives like ultracapacitor or supercapacitor and electromagnetic field will make electric car a dream come true. Hopefully, these technologies will not be surpressed by oil companies and energy companies that monopolise the economy for centuries.

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August 31, 2007
Filed Under (Tech article) by syafthegeek

I always excited about electric cars and hybrid technologies as an alternative solution. So I’ve searched a lot of videos on Google and YouTube and also reading some articles about it. I’m also amazed how Google also put their effort in to this development. RechargeIt.org is one of Google.org project where they collaborate with A123 Systems and Hymotion to convert their list of hybrid cars into plug-in hybrid cars. This is so cool. I love how they put their data on the site that shows how many miles or kilometers that they can go with fuel on board of the car. Plus how much voltage are used in a single charge of the battery and comparison of the percentage of Carbon Dioxide emission between the plug-in hybrid cars and average car in the America. I wish I had one hybrid cars where it could save me from filling up too much petrol in it and also save the environment. *Sigh*

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August 24, 2007
Filed Under (Apple, Tech article) by syafthegeek

AppleInsider reported that Apple Inc. will come up with the new iPod generation that is based on Mac OS X, the company’s most valued asset. Most of Apple’s business segment use Mac OS as their based operating system like Mac, iPhone and AppleTV. Now the new generation of iPod will get its turn to have Mac OS X and also implemented NAND flash technology. Furthermore, MacRumours.com posted a video showing an interface concept of the new generation of iPod but have been pulled out due to legal matters. Anyway, for all iPod fans this is great news as the new iPod is somehow have a facelift and you never know what you gonna get. Apple is known to have a lot of surprises.

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August 24, 2007
Filed Under (Digg Story, Tech article) by syafthegeek

Matt Tovey collected several hundred old CPUs during a company upgrade and made this awesome desktop! Then he posted the process with pictures. Cool!

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August 20, 2007
Filed Under (Digg Story, Tech article) by syafthegeek

This is a major release. The changes cannot really all be summed up. Compatibility is improved through new presets for devices like the iPhone and PSP. As well, HandBrake now supports DTS as an audio source and has limited support for .VOB and .TS file containers as input. Most excitingly, HandBrake can now output to the Matroska (MKV)

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August 20, 2007
Filed Under (Digg Story, Tech article) by syafthegeek

“Brad Fitzpatrick, the founder of LiveJournal, who recently left Six Apart for Google has published notes on what he’s going to be working on moving forward. It is an interesting read entitled Brad’s Thoughts on the Social Graph which contains the following excerpts..”

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August 16, 2007
Filed Under (Tech article) by syafthegeek

I’m excited with this new AMD chipset which HotHardware covers in this article. Below is the features and specifications of this AMD 690G/V Series Chipset:

CPU Support:

  • AMD Sempron, AMD Athlon 64, AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core and AMD Athlon 64 FX

PCI Express Interface:

  • 1 - x16 Graphics
  • 4 - x1 PCI Express links

2D Acceleration Features:

  • Highly optimized 128-bit engine, capable of processing multiple pixels per clock.
  • Supports a maximum resolution of 2048×1536 @ 32bpp
  • Game Acceleration including support for Microsoft’s DirectDraw

3D Acceleration Features:

  • Full DirectX 9.0 support
  • 3D Texture support, including projective 3D textures
  • Anti-aliasing using multi-sampling algorithm with support for 2, 4 and 6 samples
  • New generation rendering engine provides top 3D performance
  • Support for OpenGL format for Indirect Vertices in Vertex Walker

Motion Video Acceleration Features:

  • Enhanced MPEG-2 hardware decode acceleration
  • MPEG-4 decode support
  • Hardware acceleration for WMV9 playback
  • Supports top quality DVD and time-shifted SDTV/HDTV te levision playback with low CPU usage

TV Out:

  • Integrated TV encoder from ATI’s Xilleon products with on-chip -DAC with integrated AVIVO engine
  • Supports Macrovision 7.1 copy protection standard (required by DVD players)
  • Supports the formats of YPbPr component out

SurroundView:

  • SurroundView feature allows support for up to three independent monitors for systems equipped with an additional ATI discrete graphics card

Multiple Display Features:

  • Dual Independent displays including two digital outputs
  • Resolution, refresh rates, and display rates can be completely independent for the two display paths
  • Both display controllers support true 30 bits per pixel throughout the display pipe
  • Supports both interlaced and non-interlaced displays
    Integrated HD Audio controller for HDMI audio data

Display Support:

  • Supports a maximum resolution of 2048×1536 @ 32bpp

DVI/HDMI:

  • Supports a TMDS interface, enabling DVI or HDMI 1.2
  • 1650 Mbps/channel with 165MHz pixel clock rate per link
  • HDCP 1.1 support on data stream with on-chip key storage
  • Supports HDMI audio together with Realtek’s driver providing single control for user on all audio adjustments
  • Supports HDMI audio enhancements, such as equalizer, 5.1 channel, surround sound effect, karaoke and head phone virtualization

Universal Connectivity:

  • A-Link Xpress II i/f to AMD Northbridges; providing high bandwidth for high speed peripherals
  • 10 USB 2.0 ports
  • SATA Gen 2 PHY support at 3.0Gb/sec bandwidth
  • 4 ports SATA AHCI controller supports NCQ and slumber modes
  • ATA 133 controller supports up to UDMA mode 6 with two drives (disk or optical)
  • HPET (high precision event timer), ACPI 3.0 and AHCI support for Windows Vista
  • UAA (Universal audio architecture) support for High Definition Audio and MODEM
  • PCI v2.3 (up to 6 slots)
  • LPC (Low Pin Count), SPI (New Flash Bus), and SM (System Management) bus management and arbitrations
  • Legacy PC compatible functions, RTC (Real Time Clock), interrupt controller and DMA controller

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August 08, 2007
Filed Under (Tech article) by syafthegeek

Since Google starting to come out with their version of online Office applications, there are other sites that also come up with their online applications suite. I’ve been looking into some of it and the lists are as followed:

1. Zoho

You need to register in order to use it. Works similar to Google Docs but there’s a plugin available for  Microsoft Office that you can use to edit your docs and spreadsheets on both offline and online. There’s a Firefox extension that enable you to open a document or a web page using Zoho Office Suite. Zoho also provide widget for your dekstop so that you can use Zoho application instantly from your desktop.

2. Think Free

ThinkFree is another competitor to Google Docs and it is also required for you to register in order to use it.  Upon registration, you’re given free 1GB storage for you to store your documents and also you can share your online documents with other registered users.

3.  eyeOS

eyeOS is an open source web operating system that include an office application suite in its desktop. Can you imagine a Linux desktop on your web? That is one cool project and a great way to use office application suite. In order to use this open source web OS, you need to register it. There you can have your own dekstop and other applications available.

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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 (Digg Story, Tech article) by syafthegeek

This site is a great resource for Photoshop Patterns and Brushes for designers. What a cool site and it’s free too :)

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