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December 2007

Media Coder – Free Batch Media Transcoder

MediaCoder is a free universal batch media transcoder, which nicely integrates most popular audio/video codecs and tools into an all-in-one solution. With a flexible and extendable architecture, new codecs and tools are added in constantly as well as supports for new devices. MediaCoder intends to be the swiss army knife for media transcoding in all time and at this moment, it already has millions of users from 170+ countries all over the planet.


Features In Brief

  • Convert to and from many audio and video compression formats and re-multiplex into various container formats in batches
  • Full control over transcoding parameters, you can learn about audio/video encoding and play with various codecs
  • Strong decoding capability for partial or corrupted contents
  • Simplified UI for popular mobile devices (e.g. PSP, iPhone/iPod)
  • Fully standalone, no dependance on system codecs/splitters
  • Extension (scripting language) infrastructure to expand user interfaces and improve user experience


Typical Applications

  • Improving compression / reducing size for audio/video files
  • Converting for audio/video playback devices (digital audio player, MP4 player, mobile phone, PDA, PSP, VCD/DVD player etc.)
  • Extracting audio tracks from video files
  • Ripping audio/video discs
  • Reparing corrupted or partial downloaded video files


Supported Fomats

* supported as input only

 
 
Software Requirements
  • Windows XP/2003/2000 (recommended)
  • Windows XP/2003 x64 Edition (experimental with 64-bit native)
  • Windows Vista (experimental)
  • Windows 98/ME (most features work)
  • Linux with WINE (most features work)
  • Mac OS X with WINE (some features work)

Home Page : Link
Download : Link [Candidate Stable Release 0.6.0.3905]
Screenshots : Link

MediaCoder for devices

 
Optional Downloads

Aston2 Menu

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Aston2 Menu is a feature-rich Windows start menu replacement with the enhanced functionality. All Aston2 Menu elements are skinnable and can be animated, which makes it yet more attractive. It can be populated with many useful widgets like Clock, Calendar, Recycle bin, Disks, Search, Toplist, Weather and others.

Aston2 Menu provides fast and convenient search for the files on the local disks and for the information in the Internet. The menu is extremely flexible in terms of configuration.

Aston2 product line includes three basic products:
– Aston2 Menu
– Aston2 Panels
– Aston2 Desktop

Aston2 Menu features:
* Themes and skins support
* Widgets and plug-ins support
* Fast and convenient search
* Every element of the menu can be tweaked and customized
* Animation support
* Drag’n’Drop operations support, user friendly interface
* And many more..

What’s new in this version:
– Skin Wizard
– Improved old and completely new skins.
– Enhanced search algorythm. Now you can search for files using a wildcard.
– Previews in skins
– Hotkeys for the Menu call
– Tooltips for the Top List and Search widgets
– Several fixed bugs

More screenshots:


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Home Page : Link
Download : Link [Trial]

AutoVer 1.2 – Real Time Backup & Personal Versioning System

AutoVer is a configurable automatic or real time backup and personal versioning system. It can be used as a simple real time backup or as a more complex, but transparent version control system (like a realtime incremental backup). The beauty of this system is that once you set it up (which is extremely simple) it does everything. No remembering to backup or to check in or check out files. Every time you save a file it is copied to your backup folder or drive. You can include and exclude certain files and browse the backups with the Backup Explorer.
Great for backing up (or one way syncronising) your work or home documents to flash memory or saving every change you make to your source code or image files.

Features:

  • Select any number of separate folders or folder trees (including sub folders) to watch for changes – each folder tree has its own independent settings
  • Select straight backup or versioning mode
  • Select any folder or drive to backup to (including memory sticks)
  • Optionally create an initial backup before the automatic backup starts and ensure it is current on every startup
  • Restrict which files and folders to include and exclude (by file mask) & maximum size
  • Change the versioning datetime stamp format (and you can use this to restrict the rate of which the versions are stored)
  • Optionally zip or delete old versions after a specified time
  • Optionally delete backup files on original file deletion
  • Fault tolerance in case your backup folder/drive goes off line or source files are locked. USB & Firewire drives sync’ed when they come online
  • MS Office, Visual Studio plus many others supported (temp file creation, delete then rename is treated as original file change)
  • Backup file & version explorer included
  • Open backups or file versions directly (file extensions are preserved) or via inbuilt explorer
  • Compare file versions (using customisable external application)
  • Restore file versions via inbuilt explorer or manually
  • Runs discretely in the Windows System Tray.

Home Page : Link
Download : Link
Screenshots : Link

BricoPack – Elements Suite

The universal CustoPacks created with the BricoPack system by Bricomix, allow to install a pack on any version of Windows XP (32 bits), whatever the language !

Made according to the Icons Element by Pantoni, this new pack will modify the appareance of WindowsX.

Elements Suite modify WindowsXP in-depth, change pictures, icons, animations and the logon screen.

Elements Suite includes the Visual Style Foton theme created by OmArt et Matt0, and the wallpaper “Jaguar blue”

by ninio1985.

Elements Suite also includes some optional softwares to make your PC more functional et nicer.

IColor Folder by our friend Kemenaran, small application which change the folder’s color !
LClock by RCube, a clock which replace your taskbar one by a Longhorn-like.
RocketDock: Dock by the Punk! Software team.
ÜberIcon by the Punk! Software team : a small software which adds some effects on your icons when

double-clicking on (very sweet result).
Yz’Shadow by M.Yamaguchi: software which adds shadow on your windows.

Note:
Elements Suite is compatible with all languages and versions of WindowsXP, excepted XP 64 (X64).

Download : Here

: Screenshots :


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AutoPatcher is back!

Microsoft killed the Autopatcher project some months ago which was a shock to everyone who used their monthly Windows Update collections to update their computer(s) which had several benefits such as downloading the updates only once and not connecting to a Microsoft server at all.

The Autopatcher team was busy and have releases an early beta of a software they call Autopatcher Updater. The process of obtaining the updates has been changed. The Autopatcher Updater lists the latest updates for the operating system and Microsoft Office and downloads the files from Microsoft and Autopatcher afterwards.

New version of AutoPatcher Updater

Since this is a beta some problems emerge every now and then in particular a Runtime Error bug for some users which will probably resolved in the next release.

Source : gHacks

The main Autopatcher Updater interface:

The download window:

When the updates are downloaded you need to run autopatcher.exe which will then give you the option to install some or any of the updates that have been downloaded.

Since this is a beta some problems emerge every now and then in particular a Runtime Error bug for some users which will probably resolved in the next release.

Nevertheless I’m glad that the team is back and it will be only a matter of time until they add more comfort and options to the updating process.

Launchy 2.0

Launchy is a free windows utility designed to help you forget about your start menu, the icons on your desktop, and even your file manager. Launchy indexes the programs in your start menu and can launch your documents, project files, folders, and bookmarks with just a few keystrokes!

What’s New:

    • Launchy has been completely rewritten with QT
    o Your old plugins/skins will no longer work
    o Your old configuration will be wiped

    • A new look! New icons and skin thanks to Tyler Sticka
    • Much better skinning support
    • Options merged into a single, tabbed dialog
    • Skin selection now shows previews
    • Plugins much more configurable
    • Launchy can hide when it loses focus
    • Fade in/out effects
    • Customizable transparency
    • Optional shallow scan of directories
    • Unicode support for Firefox bookmarks
    • Vista support
    • It’s just better.

Home Page : Link
Download : Link
Screenshots : Link

eBoostr™ – Boost Windows XP using Flash/HDD Drive

eBoostr™ allows you to use an additional drive (flash memory or hard disk) as another layer of performance-boosting cache for your Windows XP®. There is no need to purchase a Vista upgrade to get the benefits of the Vista’s ReadyBoost® technology. With the newly developed eBoostr™, the booting of your OS and applications startup get much faster thanks to the smart caching mechanism.

System Requirements

  • Windows XP (32 and 64 bit support), Windows 2000, Windows 2003
  • USB 2.0 port version or memory card reader
  • Flash drive or memory card with at least 2.5 MB/sec random read speed

What’s new:

  • Fixed incompatibility issues with some other software packages
  • Load balancing mechanism improved
  • Cache build process speed improved
  • 8 new languages added: Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Esperanto, French, Hebrew, Norwegian, Portuguese (Brazil) and Serbian

Home Page : Link
Download : Link
Screenshots : Link

Nero 8 Version 8.2.8.0

Nero 8 gives you freedom when it comes to creating and editing your audio, video, and photo files. Edit vacation videos in High Definition, create dynamic slide shows from family photos, and make a cool MP3 mix to take on the go. With a broad range of professional tools, innovative features, and cutting-edge technology, Nero 8 helps you get the most out of your audio, video, and photo files.

New Features in Nero 8:

  • Direct access to all features from the project launcher
  • High Definition format support
  • Xbox 360™ and PlayStation® 3 streaming features
  • Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD burning support
  • SecurDisc data protection support
  • Copy a disc with just one click
  • Graphics optimized for WindowsVista®
  • Continual free updates

Home Page : Link
Download : Link

Personas – Light Weight Firefox Theming

Personas for Firefox is a extension that adds lightweight theming to your browser.

Personas is a prototype that builds upon the ideas that:

  • themes today are too hard to find, install and use
  • graphic designers should be able to style the browser without having to code
  • browsers can be more than just desktop software, they can include online components
  • people just want their computer to be a little more fun and personal

Features

  • You can select a Persona from the dynamic menus and see results instantly without having to discover, select, download or install a separate bit of software or code.
  • Personas can be added, removed or updated by their designers at any time, without requiring a software update.

Get Personas for Firefox

  • Install Now for Firefox 2.0.0.* – 3.0b2pre, Windows/Mac/Linux
    Compatible with the default themes that ship with Firefox

Google adds Flight Statistics to Search Results

Google Incorporated always seems a step ahead when it comes to improving its search engine. This time, the company has added flight statistics, meaning you’ll no longer have to visit your airport’s website to check how a flight is doing. All you have do now is type the airline and flight number into Google in order to find out the flight’s status. The first result, similar to when you want to use the built-in Google Calculator, will tell you whether the flight is on time or is delayed, as well as the estimated departure and arrival times. It’s really too bad I’m terrible at remember flight numbers!

Source : Neowin

SysInternals Suite : December 18, 2007

The Sysinternals Troubleshooting Utilities have been rolled up into a single Suite of tools. This file contains the individual troubleshooting tools and help files. It does not contain non-troubleshooting tools like the BSOD Screen Saver or NotMyFault. Microsoft acquired Sysinternals in July, 2006. Whether you’re an IT Pro or a developer, you’ll find Sysinternals utilities to help you manage, troubleshoot and diagnose your Windows systems and applications. If you have a question about a tool or how to use them, please visit the Sysinternals Forum for answers and help from other users and our moderators.

Home Page : Link
Download : Link

The Suite is a bundling of the following selected Sysinternals Utilities:

  • AccessChk: This tool shows you the accesses the user or group you specify has to files, Registry keys or Windows services.
  • AccessEnum: This simple yet powerful security tool shows you who has what access to directories, files and Registry keys on your systems. Use it to find holes in your permissions.
  • AdExplorer: Active Directory Explorer is an advanced Active Directory (AD) viewer and editor.
  • AdInsight: An LDAP (Light-weight Directory Access Protocol) real-time monitoring tool aimed at troubleshooting Active Directory client applications.
  • AdRestore: Undelete Server 2003 Active Directory objects.
  • Autologon: Bypass password screen during logon.
  • Autoruns: See what programs are configured to startup automatically when your system boots and you login. Autoruns also shows you the full list of Registry and file locations where applications can configure auto-start settings.
  • BgInfo: This fully-configurable program automatically generates desktop backgrounds that include important information about the system including IP addresses, computer name, network adapters, and more.
  • BlueScreen: This screen saver not only accurately simulates Blue Screens, but simulated reboots as well (complete with CHKDSK), and works on Windows NT 4, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Server 2003 and Windows 9x.
  • CacheSet: CacheSet is a program that allows you to control the Cache Manager’s working set size using functions provided by NT. It’s compatible with all versions of NT.
  • ClockRes: View the resolution of the system clock, which is also the maximum timer resolution
  • Contig: Wish you could quickly defragment your frequently used files? Use Contig to optimize individual files, or to create new files that are contiguous.
  • Ctrl2cap: This is a kernel-mode driver that demonstrates keyboard input filtering just above the keyboard class driver in order to turn caps-locks into control keys. Filtering at this level allows conversion and hiding of keys before NT even “sees” them. Ctrl2cap also shows how to use NtDisplayString() to print messages to the initialization blue-screen.
  • DebugView: Another first from Sysinternals: This program intercepts calls made to DbgPrint by device drivers and OutputDebugString made by Win32 programs. It allows for viewing and recording of debug session output on your local machine or across the Internet without an active debugger.
  • DiskExt: Display volume disk-mappings
  • DiskView: Graphical disk sector utility
  • Diskmon: This utility captures all hard disk activity or acts like a software disk activity light in your system tray.
  • Du: View disk usage by directory
  • EFSDump: View information for encrypted files
  • Filemon: This monitoring tool lets you see all file system activity in real-time.
  • Handle: This handy command-line utility will show you what files are open by which processes, and much more.
  • Hex2dec: Convert hex numbers to decimal and vice versa.
  • Junction: Create Win2K NTFS symbolic links
  • LDMDump: Dump the contents of the Logical Disk Manager’s on-disk database, which describes the partitioning of Windows 2000 Dynamic disks.
  • ListDLLs: List all the DLLs that are currently loaded, including where they are loaded and their version numbers. Version 2.0 prints the full path names of loaded modules.
  • LiveKd: Use Microsoft kernel debuggers to examine a live system.
  • LoadOrder: See the order in which devices are loaded on your WinNT/2K system
  • MoveFile: Allows you to schedule move and delete commands for the next reboot.
  • LogonSessions: List the active logon sessions on a system.
  • NewSID: Learn about the computer SID problem everybody has been talking about and get a free computer SID changer, NewSID.
  • NTFSInfo: Use NTFSInfo to see detailed information about NTFS volumes, including the size and location of the Master File Table (MFT) and MFT-zone, as well as the sizes of the NTFS meta-data files.
  • PageDefrag: Defragment your paging files and Registry hives!
  • PendMoves: Enumerate the list of file rename and delete commands that will be executed the next boot
  • Portmon: Monitor serial and parallel port activity with this advanced monitoring tool. It knows about all standard serial and parallel IOCTLs and even shows you a portion of the data being sent and received. Version 3.x has powerful new UI enhancements and advanced filtering capabilities.
  • Process Explorer: Find out what files, registry keys and other objects processes have open, which DLLs they have loaded, and more. This uniquely powerful utility will even show you who owns each process.
  • Process Monitor: Monitor file system, Registry, process, thread and DLL activity in real-time.
  • ProcFeatures: This applet reports processor and Windows support for Physical Address Extensions and No Execute buffer overflow protection.
  • PsExec: Execute processes with limited-user rights.
  • PsFile: See what files are opened remotely.
  • PsGetSid: Displays the SID of a computer or a user.
  • PsInfo: Obtain information about a system.
  • PsKill: Terminate local or remote processes.
  • PsList: Show information about processes and threads.
  • PsLoggedOn: Show users logged on to a system
  • PsLogList: Dump event log records.
  • PsPasswd: Changes account passwords.
  • PsService: View and control services.
  • PsShutdown: Shuts down and optionally reboots a computer.
  • PsSuspend: Suspend and resume processes.
  • PsTools: The PsTools suite includes command-line utilities for listing the processes running on local or remote computers, running processes remotely, rebooting computers, dumping event logs, and more.
  • RegDelNull: Scan for and delete Registry keys that contain embedded null-characters that are otherwise undeleteable by standard Registry-editing tools.
  • RegHide: Creates a key called “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareSysinternalsCan’t touch me!0” using the Native API, and inside this key it creates a value.
  • Regjump: Jump to the registry path you specify in Regedit.
  • Regmon: This monitoring tool lets you see all Registry activity in real-time.
  • RootkitRevealer: Scan your system for rootkit-based malware
  • SDelete: Securely overwrite your sensitive files and cleanse your free space of previously deleted files using this DoD-compliant secure delete program.
  • ShareEnum: Scan file shares on your network and view their security settings to close security holes.
  • Sigcheck: Dump file version information and verify that images on your system are digitally signed.
  • Streams: Reveal NTFS alternate streams
  • Strings: Search for ANSI and UNICODE strings in binaryimages.
  • Sync: Flush cached data to disk
  • TCPView: Active socket command-line viewer.
  • VolumeId: Set Volume ID of FAT or NTFS drives
  • Whois: See who owns an Internet address.
  • Winobj: The ultimate Object Manager namespace viewer is here.
  • ZoomIt: Presentation utility for zooming and drawing on the screen.

3-Way SLI Review Roundup

NVIDIA GeForce 8800 3-Way SLI kicks benchmark ass. Reviewers across the board found the setup to be far and away the best money can buy when it comes to graphics, but the price is certainly steep. Not only are the cards super pricey — you’re limited to the 8800 GTX and 8800 Ultra — but you’ll need a 1000+ watt power supply, and pretty much a fresh system from the ground up unless you’re already running the nForce 680i SLI motherboard. PC Perspective crunched the numbers, and you’re looking at about $2828 in costs before you even get to the case, hard drive, DVD drive and all that other superfluous stuff. That said, the third card really makes a big difference, since performance scales surprisingly well with the addition. You probably don’t need this kind of power if you’re not trying to game at full-res on a 30-incher, but if you don’t mind dropping $3k on a system purely designed to play Crysis at Very High, then you just might have some 3-way SLI in your future.

View : bit-tech.net
View : hothardware.com
View : pcper.com
News Source : engadget.com

Google Takes on Wikipedia

Google has a new goal: help people share their knowledge. That’s right – forget Wikis, and welcome Knols (apparently “knol” stands for “unit of knowledge”). Although the service is right now invitation-only, the search giant isn’t shy about sharing what it’s trying to achieve (information domination). Knols will appear in Google search results, and it is promised that they will be ranked in order of quality. How will this beat Wikipedia? That’s an easy one. If the author chooses to, they can add advertising to a knoll and get a portion of the ad revenue.

The search giant plans to provide the software for writing and editing knols, as well as the hosting space for them. The knol project puts an emphasis on who wrote a given piece of information: “We believe that knowing who wrote what will significantly help users make better use of web content.” A knol is supposed to be the starting point for a research paper, it is meant to cover everything related to the topic, and Google swears not to change any information: “All editorial responsibilities and control will rest with the authors. We hope that knols will include the opinions and points of view of the authors who will put their reputation on the line. Anyone will be free to write”.

Source : Link

Screenshot : Link

Wine 0.9.51

Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Think of Wine as a compatibility layer for running Windows programs. Wine does not require Microsoft Windows, as it is a completely free alternative implementation of the Windows API consisting of 100% non-Microsoft code, however Wine can optionally use native Windows DLLs if they are available. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows source code to Unix as well as a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows programs to run on x86-based Unixes, including Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, and Solaris.

Changelog:

  • A bunch of WinHelp improvements.
  • Better Japanese font support.
  • A ton of rpcrt4 fixes.
  • Several Alsa capture fixes.
  • Improved support for screen resolution changes.
  • Lots of bug fixes.

HomePage : Link
Download : Wine 0.9.51 (Freeware)

LogMeIn Hamachi 1.0.2.5 – Free Secure VPN Service

LogMeIn Hamachi is a VPN service that easily sets up in 10 minutes, and enables secure remote access to your business network, anywhere there’s an Internet connection. It works with your existing firewall, and requires no additional configuration. Hamachi is the first networking application to deliver an unprecedented level of direct peer-to-peer connectivity. It is simple, secure, and cost-effective.

Hamachi is currently available for Windows 2000, XP, 2003, and Vista.

Console versions of Hamachi are also available for Linux and OS X.

Features :

  • LAN over the Internet Arrange multiple computers into their own secure network, just as if they were connected by a physical cable.
  • Remote Access Remote control any machine on your network with Remote Desktop.
  • Files and Network Drives Access critical files and network drives.
  • Zero-configuration Works without having to adjust a firewall or router.
  • Security Industry leading encryption and authentication.

HomePage : Link
Download : LogMeIn Hamachi 1.0.2.5 (Freeware)

JDiskReport – HDD Space Utilization Analysis

JDiskReport enables you to understand how much space the files and directories consume on your disk drives, and it helps you find obsolete files and folders.

JDiskReport Screenshot

The tool analyses your disk drives and collects several statistics which you can view as overview charts and details tables.

This is ad-free uncrippled no-charge binary multi-platform software that never expires.

Features

DiskReport provides different perspectives about your disk drives: absolute and relative sizes, size distribution, distribution of modification dates, and distribution of types.

Each perspective includes a pie chart, a bar chart, and a details table. You can choose to either show the file size or the number of files. Also, JDiskReport collects a list of 100 largest, oldest, and newest files.

Size Perspective
The size perspective shows you how much space the files and folders consume on your disk drives. The size pie chart is probably the best to find monster files and folders. You can switch to the table view and toggle the display of files to get more detailed information about a folder.

Size Distribution
The size distribution views help you to learn more about the different file sizes that exists on your hard disks. Look at these views to check whether the size distribution is what you expected it to be.

If you are in ‘Show file size’ mode, you can see how much space is consumed by large, medium sized, and small files. In ‘Show number of files’ mode, you see how many files are large, of medium size, and small.

Modified Distribution
The modification distribution views provide you with information about when how much space and how many files have been modified.

Type Distribution
The type distribution statistics are collected from the file extensions that exist on the analysed file tree. You can see which file type consumes space and how many files of a given file type you have.

Home Page : Link
Screenshots : Link
Download : Link

iPhone 2 Almost Ready According To Industry Experts

iPhone-2.jpg According to the experts doing research for Goldman Sachs, the second-generation iPhone is just about ready and will be coming out with two revisions. Apparently the iPhone2 is currently in the “final design phase,” and will “have a similar form factor as the current version although it could have a different look and will probably include 3G capability.” Analysts also believe that the next-gen phone will launch sometime during the second half of 2008. They also believe that Apple will tie over consumers with “a smaller upgrade with more flash memory earlier in the year.”

The trade analysts also believe that Apple will be making changes to Apple TV and will release the updated version sometime in the second half of 2008; which could include an LCD display. “Apple will refresh its entire Mac line-up throughout 2008, but information about the potential launch of a subnotebook was scarce, with one supplier saying that the product may be pushed out, citing possible design issues.”

Source : newlaunches

Paint.NET 3.20 – Free Image and Photo Manipulation Software

Paint.NET is image and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run Windows. It supports layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. It started development as an undergraduate college senior design project mentored by Microsoft, and is currently being maintained by some of the alumni that originally worked on it. Originally intended as a free replacement for the MS Paint software that comes with Windows, it has grown into a powerful yet simple tool for photo and image editing. The programming language used to create Paint.NET is C#, with a small amount of C++ for installation and shell-integration related functionality.

Paint.NET is freeware, but the team is accepting donations here

HomePage : Link
Screenshots :
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Download :
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Next Windows to get multi-touch

Next Windows to get multi-touch

Microsoft’s next version of Windows will support complex multi-touch features, according to a claim by company test engineer Hilton Locke. So far referred to only as Windows 7, the operating system will receive a Windows Technology update that should allow multiple points of contact and significantly more complex input options than the iPhone. Users of the Apple handset will be “blown away” by the additions to Windows, Locke hints without providing specific details.The allusion confirms Microsoft’s increasing focus on touchscreen devices. The company has long been a proponent of tablet PCs and touch input in Windows Mobile but has typically only provided control through a single point of contact and has largely designed its interfaces around a stylus rather than fingers. The Windows developer gave its first signs of a change in approach with the introduction of its Surface table, which relies on a series of hidden camera sensors to recognize several points at once as well as inanimate objects with embedded tags. A related technology has also been demonstrated in a notebook prototype but is not confirmed for shipping computers.

Dell today also revealed that its new Latitude XT tablet has a capacitive touchscreen that accepts multi-touch input without a stylus, though it notes that implementing the feature in current versions of Windows will require drivers and support from end-user programs themselves to work properly.

Source :  Link

Designer pitches PSP phone

It seems some PlayStation Portable (PSP) fanboys are so keen to get their hands on a mobile phone-enabled version of the handheld console that they’re willing to design their own.

Designer Muhummad Oli has meshed a Sony Ericsson handset together with a PSP, creating a handheld games console that not only satisfies mobile gamers’ thirsts, but which also keeps them connected.

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The sliding concept PSP phone

Oli’s design has squared-off the PSP’s traditional rounded ends and made it into a two-part sliding device, with controls for the console sat on both sections. The concept PSP is also designed to incorporate a 3.2-megapixel camera, an MP3 player and provide Wi-Fi access.

Unfortunately, a real PSP phone definitely isn’t on the cards, though. A Sony executive’s recent words suggesting that one could be in development were taken out of context – according to other Sony staffers. But, then again, Sony denied the existence of the 40GB and 80GB PS3 too… right up until their appearance on store shelves.

For the time being, PSP fanboys will just have to console themselves will the gadget’s latest firmware update, dubbed version 3.80. It’s due to be released next week and adds in an RSS client and the ability to record digital TV and Internet radio broadcasts. Unfortunately, the update’s only available for Japan for the moment.

Source : RegHardware.co.uk

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