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  • Nvidia, AMD release new drivers


    AMD announced recently that they are releasing the next version of their Catalyst driver, 8.12. It’s currently available for download from their site. The new version of the driver includes speed increases for some of the most popular games, along with improved video transcoding and filters. On the other side of things, Nvidia’s new 180.84 beta drivers have been released in… Read More

  • Sony launching Playstation Home (Beta) tomorrow for all

    http://www.viddler.com/simple_on_site/17671819 It’s been nearly two years, but the time is coming, friends. The folks at the Playstation blog announced that starting tomorrow Sony would be rolling out Home to everyone in an open Beta. Director of Playstation Home Jack Buser encourages those who haven’t been privy to Home to snuggle up to the veterans to get tips on how to… Read More

  • Opera Mobile 9.5 beta 2 released, supports widgets and UIQ

    If you’re willing to tough your way through Beta browser territory, Opera’s got some goods for you to check out. This morning, they released Opera Mobile 9.5 Beta 2. Sure, it’s faster, and it’s more stable – but it’s also got some tricks up its sleeve. This is the first mobile release to support Opera’s Widget platform, which allows users to… Read More

  • Skyfire mobile browser now open to everybody

    After months of private beta, Skyfire, a free mobile browser lauded for offering support for Flash, AJAX, and other goodies generally reserved for PC browsers, has opened its doors to the public. Just in time for the resulting stampede of new users, they’ve also introduced a fresh release of the browser for Windows Mobile complete with a handful of new features. (Update: Though… Read More

  • Nokia Photos 1.5 beta released, now with geotagging

    A beta version of Nokia’s mobile media management software, Nokia Photos 1.5, has been released, complete with a visual overhaul and a handful of new features.

    The New Features:
    Picture/Video management support for any S60 device, digital camera, memory stick, or local hard drive Automatically converts and compresses media for playback on your handset for the sake of optimal storage… Read More

  • Congrats to our Newber beta key winners!

    If you entered our drawing for a spot in the Newber beta, check your inbox! All winners have been informed by the e-mail addresses that they provided when filling out the comment form. Didn’t win? Don’t sweat it. We’ll have more opportunities for our readers to get into closed betas in the future, so you’ll have another shot at it before too long. Read More

  • Still trying to get into the Skyfire Beta? Heres the way.

    Even with Skyfire opening the floodgates for about a week back in August and sites around the tubes having given away bags and bags of beta keys, I’m still getting e-mails asking if there are any quick and easy ways to sneak into the beta for this remarkably cool browser. Though we’re not sure how long it’ll work, we’ve got a way. At a mid-CTIA press event, Skyfire… Read More

  • Vudu testing out HD content to rival Blu-ray

    Seems a handful of Beta testers for Vudu have been asked to download content aptly named HDX that’s mean to rival Blu-ray. Apparently the downloads take up to three hours before it starts and I highly doubt anyone will want to stick around for that unless they start them ahead of time and go off to do something else, which is a bit more plausible. We’ll see if this actually makes… Read More

  • How to sign up for the PlayStation Home beta

    Joining the PlayStation Home beta couldn’t be easier, provided you’re in North America or Europe. Those of you in North America, all you have to do is install the just released PlayStation Home theme. Consider that your application to join the beta. Europe has it even easier. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe will send out beta invites to the most active users of the… Read More

  • Sony delays Playstation Home, again


    Sorry, PS3 fanboys, but Sony is bending you over, again. This morning Sony announced that they will be extending the closed beta testing for Playstation Home through the summer with open beta testing to commence in the fall. If you recall, Sony was supposed to launch Home this spring. “We understand that we are asking PS3 and prospective PS3 users to wait a bit longer, but we have come… Read More