Gmail Going Social With Buzz

"Google is looking to add some new social networking features to their e-mail service."

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Last week, social networking site Facebook gave word about their new Project Titan.  Touted as the "Gmail Killer," Titan is a full-featured webmail client that is a direct challenge to one of their biggest competitors.  Well now it seems Google is returning the favor.

Google have announced the launch of their new social networking component, Google Buzz.  Featuring full integration with the Gmail service, Buzz also brings Picasa, Flickr, and Twitter into the mix.  The service allows users to provide status updates as well as share links, photos and videos with friends and family.

When making a post, Buzz allows you to set its visibility, making sure you know is able to view it.  Responses to your posts made by other people are sent directly to your inbox and are updated live, ensuring you don't miss any and allowing you to carry out conversations.

Google Buzz also features a ranking and recommendations system which weeds out irrelevant, short updates as well as makes suggestions of posts from people who you aren't currently following that could be relevant to your interests.

Want to give an update but aren't near a computer?  No problem!  Google has created a mobile web app component, allowing users to make posts on the go from their phone.

Google included with their announcement a brief introductory video detailing the various features of the service:

Google Buzz should already be set up if you have a Gmail account, so if you want to try out this new service simply log in and click the Buzz tab. If it's not showing up or you want more info, head over to the Google Buzz page here.

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31-01-2010, 21:43:02

After a little Research it seems that MSI afterburner can be used to overclock all reference cards past the CCC limit (Even with locked Bios') by editing the CFG file found in the Afterburner Installation Folder.

"Navigate to the folder you installed it to (usually C:\Program Files (x86)\MSI Afterburner) and open the MSIAfterburner.cfg file using Wordpad. Find the following setting:

"EnableUnofficialOverclocking = 0"

and change it to:

"EnableUnofficialOverclocking = 1"

This will allow us to bypass the limitation that stops you from passing the limits of ATi Overdrive (This tip was found on HWBot news). A BIOS flash is not necessary to do this, you just need to edit the file . "

Another Method is to Flash to the Asus Bios however this has warranty implications, but a reflash back to manufacturers warranty is also possible."

This Guide is also not my own work and is taken from the Forum!

"With the Asus BIOS, you are able to use just the MSI tool to increase clocks over 900/1300.. I've heard that AMD GPU Tool will mess with the memory timings, so I'd advise NOT to use it.

Here is the ASUS BIOS

Here's the latest ATIflash

Here's the tool to format a USB flash drive

Here's the bootfiles I used (Extract them, then make a folder called BOOTFILES, stick the extracted files into the folder)

Plug in the USB drive that you want to use.

Install and run HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool.
Select the USB Drive. In the "File system" drop down box, pick FAT32. Tick "Quick Format". Tick "Create a DOS startup disk, using DOS system files located at and click the "..." and direct it to the BOOTFILES folder you made.
Click start.

Once that's done, copy the ATI Flash and ASUS BIOS into the USB drive.

Restart your PC and boot from the USB Flash drive.

Once it's booted in type
atiflash -f -p 0 asus.rom (If you're not using crossfire)

If you're using crossfire, I'd suggest you flash each card individually."

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