Interesting Google Earth Finds

Found this very interesting topic on Digg. As you know, google earth takes snapshots of a particular area and makes them avilable for users of Google Earth Software, and these snapshots are generally updated after three odd months atleast, unless its a place of high importance or event. The following article at the-amazing had quite a few such snapshots compiled in one place. Read further for some sample screen shots, and more at the My New Blog.

and a few more after the link!

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Adobe Reader 9.0 Lite

Adobe Reader software is the global standard for electronic document sharing. It is the only PDF file viewer that can open and interact with all PDF documents. Use Adobe Reader to view, search, digitally sign, verify, print, and collaborate on Adobe PDF files. But one thing everyone knows is that Adobe softwares are very big and bloated. However, l33tzone is here for your rescue with a Portable Adobe v9! (Click here to head over to the download link at my new blog 😀 )

Pirate Bay No More??

Logo of The Pirate Bay Four men who run one of the most popular file-sharing sites in the world have been charged with conspiracy to break copyright law in Sweden.The Pirate Bay’s servers do not store copyrighted material but offer links to the download location of films, TV programmes, albums and software.

The website is said to have between 10 and 15 million users around the world and is supported by online advertising. Police seized computers in May 2006, temporarily shutting down the website. Continue reading

Launchy: Forget The Quick Launch – This is even Quicker !

  • Suppose you have a large number of of softwares and utilities installed, and your startmenu is spanning across a huge amount of the screen real-estate, then if often becomes a real problem when you want to launch a program that you dont use regularly, because it kinda gets lost in the huge start menu ..
  • And you cant use too many shortcuts in the quick launch, that only makes things messier…
  • Suppose you are working on something completely immersed in your work, and you need to open some file that is nested deep within some sub folder in some partition on one of your hard disks ….

If YOU fit in any one of these situations … then this tool is Definitely for You ! Launchy is a smart and lightweight tool, that pops up when users press Alt+Space. Best of all, its small, and its sleek… and good lookin too 😉

 Launchy opening an .mp3 using the Default skin

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!

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CryTek shocase CryEngine2, that will run on $600 Machines!

Crysis, the game made on the CryTek1 engine, defined a new era by giving us astounding graphics based on Dx10, and set a new hallmark in game development. However, even the beastiest of machines cry down on their knees when running Crysis at full graphics, and benchmarks of systems having Quad-Sli Nvidia 8800GTX cards, and running on Intel C2Quad processors gave a maximum FPS of a meagre 35 !
So the Important thing about CryTek2 Engine to me, is Not more splendid Graphics, but the claim that it would be able to run on systems made under $600, keyboards and mouse combined ! Here is the Full news:
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Crytek GnbH will be showing off their CryENGINE 2 and Sandbox 2 game editor on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 at this year’s Game Developers Conference.

The company will also be showing how a computer that can be made for less than $600 can run their fully-optimized engine. I suspect that might, just might be because of their PC-crushing game Crysis. It will be interested to find out what sort of tweaks they did to the engine to get it to run on the 360 and PS3, and more importantly if they tweaked each version differently to help play to their individual strong suits. Continue reading

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition: Leaked Pictures!

Well I guess it was only a matter of time. Microsoft has already shipped the first testing builds of Windows 7, the successor of Windows Vista, to key partners. The Redmond company will not of course, under any conditions confirm this detail, or breathe a single word about the early testing development milestone of Windows 7, but various third parties were not as shy as Microsoft when it came down to sharing details about the next iteration of Windows. But despite the deafening silence from Microsoft around the next version of the Windows operating system, Windows 7 Milestone 1 Build 6.1.6519.1 indeed shipped outside of Redmond.
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