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NVIDIA Notebook Release 195


I was excited to find NVIDIA notebook WHQL drivers version 195.62 released for Windows 7 32 bit today. I use a Dell Vostro 1500 laptop with GeForce 8400M GS. I’ve been using the beta adapters till now.

The release highlights include

  • Adds GPU-acceleration for smoother online HD videos with the new Adobe Flash 10.1 beta.
  • Adds support for DirectCompute with Windows 7.
  • Adds support for OpenGL 3.2.
  • Adds support for OpenCL 1.0 (Open Computing Language).
  • Adds support for CUDA Toolkit 3.0 features and performance enhancements. See CUDA Zone for more details.
  • Adds SLI and multi-GPU support for many top new gaming titles including Borderlands, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, FIFA Soccer 10, and more.
  • Includes numerous bug fixes including improved performance for Need for Speed: Shift. Refer to the release notes on the documentation tab for information about the key bug fixes in this release.
  • Installs NVIDIA PhysX System Software v9.09.0814.

It’s good to see both NVIDIA and Adobe complementing each other by adding support to play better quality HD videos.

Direct Download NVIDIA Notebook Release 195.62 WHQL for Windows 7 32-bit

Update Adobe Flash Player

logo_flashplayerI was going through my site Analytics right now and see that a surprising number of people, almost 33% of the visitors still use an older version of Adobe Flash Player on their browser. Some of them are using Flash Player 9.

Why do you need Adobe Flash Player? Almost any video you play online Youtube, Hulu, Netflix or interactive websites like Facebook use Flash Player.

Why should you update since the old one still works? Adobe recently added support for enhanced hardware acceleration. What it means for you is that if you have a decent enough computer, the flash player you had till now is not using your full computer power to display good quality videos. That’s the reason your videos are crappy and choppy. ( Assuming your internet’s not the issues )

This should help you with testing your version of Adobe Flash Player and you can download the latest version from here.

How To Take an iPhone Screenshot

I didn’t know how to take an iPhone screenshot till today. I thought geeks did some uber-geek hack thing and got a screenshot. Its so easy that I look stupid now.

Be at the screen.[The screen you want a shot of]

Press down Home Button[The Big Round Button in the centre] and then Press and release the iPhone Lock button[The Small Button at the top of the iPhone].

There will be a flash confirming the screenshot and you’ll have the image file in your Photos > Camera Roll.