Axim X50v system update (ParaKnowYa)
Sunday 30th of January 2005 09:51:04 AM

Dell have released a 24MB system update for their Axim X50v PocketPC.

"1. Improved SD and CF read performance.
2. Updated wireless button usage scenario to avoid enabling / disabling wireless accidentally.
3. Allow the WLAN auto power-off feature to be enabled and/or disabled in the WLAN utility.
4. Added feature in the power applet to change the color of the battery power bar to reflect the battery capacity.
5. Associated the .dbk files with the Data Backup program.
6. Improved GAPI performance.
7. Improved touch panel performance and sensitivity.
8. Enhanced the video driver to be more robust."

Here's the link.

Found on PowerVR Generations.

Painkiller v1.61 patch (ParaKnowYa)
Friday 28th of January 2005 01:02:57 PM

DreamCatcher Games have released a new patch for their FPS called Painkiller. Here's more from

"Within the largest Painkiller update released, players can look forward to the new CPL dueling maps from Ritual Entertainment, over a half dozen specialty maps and numerous CPL-ready network features. They will also enjoy access to two additional multiplayer modes, Capture the Flag and Last Man Standing, as well as carnage-creating power of the exclusive weaponry offered in Painkiller's Expansion, "Battle Out of Hell."

The update also includes Battle Out of Hell's graphic enhancements, the reworked networking core and a number of fixes for outstanding issues. Utilizing the impressive Havok 2.0 physics engine, Painkiller continues to achieve new heights of physics-based game play while version 1.61 of the proprietary PAIN Engine pumps out an unbelievably high polygon count, and awesome visual effects like heat and haze distortion, per-pixel spectacular mapping, support for NVIDIA's Shader Model 3.0."

Here's the link.

Solterra PocketPC demo (ParaKnowYa)
Friday 28th of January 2005 11:51:41 AM

Blacksmith Studios have released a Solterra PocketPC BETA/ demo (Axim X50v). The PC demo was available earlier but playing it on the destinated hardware gives a different feel for sure.

Get your BETA/ demo binaries here.

ImgTec @ 3GSM (ParaKnowYa)
Friday 21st of January 2005 09:13:46 PM

Just found the hint for the following on PowerVR Generations.

"Come and see us at the 3GSM World Congress 05 event, 14th-17th February 2005, Cannes, France.

We will be demonstrating the latest technologies and implementations of products in Mobile Graphics and Gaming, Mobile TV, Mobile Video and Digital Radio."

Here's more.

Microsoft Time Zone (ParaKnowYa)
Thursday 20th of January 2005 10:38:57 PM

"Microsoft Time Zone conveniently runs in the system tray and allows you to easily view the date and time in various locations around the world. You can also quickly and easily add your own personal locations to customize Microsoft Time Zone the way you want."

Here's the link, .net framework 1.1 needed.

no SLI to SLI (ParaKnowYa)
Thursday 20th of January 2005 10:33:15 PM

Two days old but still interesting, AnandTech have released their article "Morphing nForce4 Ultra into nForce4 SLI" which discusses the topic of enabling SLI on SLI disabled nForce4 motherboards. Here's the link.

Head massage needed? (ParaKnowYa)
Thursday 20th of January 2005 10:25:08 PM

Akihabara News have found a new toy, an USB device which can massage your head.

Here's the link.

Axim X50v PowerVR demos (ParaKnowYa)
Sunday 09th of January 2005 06:50:01 PM

We're very sorry for the delay of this.

PowerVR have released most of their MBX tech demos for the Dell Axim X50v. Actually, we planned to announce this along with a review of the Axim unit but it seems like there is still no Axim heading in our direction so we will stop talking now and give you the link to PowerVR's DELL Axim X50v demo site. Enjoy (especially to every lucky owner of an Axim X50v)! =)

Oh, and we hope everyone has had wonderful New Year celebrations. All the best for 2005 from the PKY team! =)

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