ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition: Intended for the overclocking elite

ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition: Intended for the overclocking elite

As soon as some time passes without ASUS giving their competition a “homework”, we can safely expect an avalanche of exclusive products. This time it's the new motherboard which will make most of over...

Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4: Friends forever

Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4: Friends forever

The best motherboard doesn’t necessarily have to be the one that has the most of everything, simply because some of us don’t use a great number of capabilities that a device has. True, we would all pr...

Sony Xperia Z Ultra: Smartphone with the biggest screen

Sony Xperia Z Ultra: Smartphone with the biggest screen

Only two years ago, when Samsung started a new trend of producing smartphones with big screens with the Note model, everybody thought that nobody wanted to use a phone that big and that concept doesn’...

ASUS RAIDR Express SSD: Beating records at all costs

ASUS RAIDR Express SSD: Beating records at all costs

Sometimes, it’s not possible to make the fastest device of a certain kind in the most elegant ways. Simply, it requires breaching the borders of the comfortable, so the result of the desire to reach t...

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti: Maxwell take 1

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti: Maxwell take 1

During GPU history, it was often the case when new architecture debuted it didn’t do so with the most powerful graphic processor or with the most expensive model. NVIDIA decided to do the same again, ...

Android KitKat 4.4

Android KitKat 4.4

Android 4.4 (KitKat) is an operating system that, like its predecessors, can work on devices with a minimum of 512 MB of RAM. Considering that, up to now, Android’s Achilles’ heel was dealing with amo...

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Top games of 2012

As year comes to an end, it is perfect time to look back on what we've liked to play. Here is our list of top games of 2012, in no particular order. Happy New Year, may it brings us more joy, happiness and high quality games!
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Corel VideoStudio Pro X3: Non-linear Video Editing for Home Users

Corel_X3_intro2.jpgImageOnly a decade ago, the first association when video editing was mentioned would be huge desks with a large number of buttons and bars in all sizes and colours, with special CRT monitors and Beta video recorders neatly stacked in front. Working with this equipment was anything but simple. Video editing is one of the best examples of computers speeding up and simplifying data manipulation. The editing room of today consists of a single strong PC with lots of storage space and a good monitor. Everything else is under software control. However, powerful video editing programs are still way too expensive for the ordinary home user, and their interface is often neither easily understandable nor intuitive.

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ATI vs. NVIDIA: CyberLink MediaShow Espresso

CyberLink_MediaShow_Espresso_intro2.jpgImageNew graphics cards from ATI and NVIDIA can support hardware acceleration of various video manipulation processes so time needed for some of those tasks can shorten, especially when it comes to video transcoding. Until recently for such task you needed separate application written specially for each GPU. Now, there is one application that can use both GPUs and do exactly the same job: CyberLink MediaShow Espresso. CyberLink promises ten times faster transcoding by using GPU processing power along with ability to transcode few files at once. Application has simple user-friendly interface and since it has Espresso in its name, you guessed it right: there aren’t too many options to bother you.
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ATi vs. nVIDIA: Video Transcoding

ImageEncoding of video material is one of those tasks that demand a lot of processing power and till now we had to use, in most cases, CPU processing power. Since market of portable devices that can play video files (like smartphones and portable media players) is growing rapidly, necessity for conversion of video files to lower resolutions and bit rates is growing accordingly. Of course there are cases when we need to covert video file to higher resolution as in case of converting DVD to HD video format that is better suited for your new Full HD TV. Users are using Video Converters more and more every day and at the same time they are seeking for software solution that will do the job faster and with better results.

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Adobe Photoshop CS4

ImageNew edition of one of the best, if not the best, application for processing raster graphics attended for photographers but also for graphic and web designers, is finally tested on InsideHW. One of most important technical novelties is that Photoshop CS4 will be delivered only as 64-bit version. Adobe made this decision after preliminary tests that showed that performances of 64-bit applications are better for 8% to 12% comparing to 32-bit version. True power and advantages of 64-bit version are hidden in fact that it can use large amounts of memory.

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Adobe Acrobat 9

ImageAdobe Acrobat made its first appearance in 1991, while its PDF file format, from the start, was designed as multiplatform electronic communication instrument. Appearance of Internet had significant influence on future development of this format, thereby forcing Adobe to make even better tool, which in time will become one of dominate methods of data exchange on the Net, but at the same time they had to keep their role in professional printing domain.

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Online Photo Galleries

ImageInternet development and its dominant role among all other media, electronic and printed, continuously bring new innovations in field of expression and communication among Web users. One of basic features of today’s Internet is wider and bigger usage of Web 2.0 technology also known as User Friendly technologies. Fundamental characteristic of these technologies is possibility of achieving communication in simple and easy way for regular users. The best examples of usage of those technologies are Blogs and Photo Galleries.
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Best Free VST Plugins

ImageNowadays you can download really huge number of free VST additions from Internet. Most of them don’t deserve a second of our attention but there are several real jewels that are quite innovative and often they have enough quality to beat many commercial solution and effects. On this occasion we have singled out the following.
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