Dawn of War II: Gold Edition for $19.99 on Steam!

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Oh yeah, this is big. Two awesome RTSs on Steam are up in a bundle pack for only $19.99! Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II (DoWII) and Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising are both available for a complete bundle pack. This is really supercool because DoWII by itself is about $50 on its own.

If you haven’t heard about the Dawn of War series, it can be summed up in one word: brutal. Each and every one of the playable races is, in its own way, extremely brutal and violent with generous chainsaw, shotgun, battleaxe and other weapon-filled gore that satisfies the bullied young kid within us. A sampler quote, as always by one Comissar:-

Who told you to die? Keep fighting!

So, go ahead and buy this great bundle pack and start hacking some <insert enemy race here> flesh!

Google Publicly Releases List of Top 1000 Sites

As a part of offering more options to companies using AdWords, Google has publicly released a list of top 1000 sites on the web. The websites have been ranked based on several factors including  unique visitors, pageviews and  reach. Not surprisingly, Facebook tops the list with  540 Million unique visitors, followed by Yahoo!, Live and Wikipedia.

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Google AdWords partners can now specify to restrict their ads on these 1000 sites only. This can be done by going to your AdWords account, going to the “category filters” section and then choosing “non ad planner 1000″ as the category. Doing this will only run your ads on these top 1000 sites and not on any other website unless specifically mentioned.

Clicking on any of the websites gives you a more detailed report on the traffic including average visits per visitor, average time spent on the site and top keywords used to search for the site. The report also includes a list of top sub-domains as well as a list of audience interests. However, the most interesting part of the report is the ability to drill down and see traffic details for each website at a country level. Simply pick a country from the drop down list and Google will show a detailed report on traffic coming from that specific country. The report was last generated in April 2010 and is supposed to be refreshed every month to reflect updated data.

Top 1000 Sites On The Web

Nokia N8 Overview Videos From Nokia

The Nokia N8 has been making quite a few splashes around because of the new Symbian^3 OS. Some bench marks have also stated that the Nokia N8 is 180% faster than the N97, the almost flop touchscreen phone from Nokia.

There have been a lots of Nokia N8 videos and Nokia N8 pictures available on the internet, however, if you want to know all the details of the phone, you can watch a series of in-depth videos created by the Nokia team with Nokia N8.

The first video is available to watch, however, there will be two more videos in this series. We will add the other two videos as soon as they become available.

By the way, you can also pre-order the Nokia N8 phone on Amazon, at-least in some parts of the world.

Next Apple TV To Be Sold For $99, Will Work On iPhone OS

With Google TV being the center of the attention since last week or so, people have started terming Apple TV as a relative failure. Not so fast friends. As the popular blog Engadget reports, Apple TV is coming back with a bang with a bag full of surprises.

Not only will the next version of Apple TV be smaller, it will also be based on cloud storage and will work with the iPhone OS. However, the most surprising part of the news is the price. This next Apple TV is supposed to sell for $99. With this low price and new features, Apple TV will have a greater chance to penetrate the living room market and more so if it is launched before the recently hyped Google TV.  The Apple TV will have the A4 CPU just like iPhone 4 and will stream videos upto 1080p HD. The shape and size of the device is also supposed to resemble an iPhone and will come with very few ports.

There is no information yet about a possibility of third-party apps similar to iPhone or iPad, but something like this cannot be ruled out given that it has become a significant source of revenue for Apple. Moreover, availability of apps on the Apple TV will make it more attractive for an average customer who will then be able to optimize the viewing experience on his large TV screen.

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ISAT 2010 Results Declared by IIST

Rank list for ISAT 2010 has been declared. Students can check their IIST ISAT 2010 rank online.

The Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) has declared the ISAT 2010 results. Students who appeared for the ISAT 2010 exams will be able to check their rank online.

The ISAT exams were held in April 2010 and the results for them are declared on the official IIST site. Students who appeared for the ISAT 2010 exams will be able to check their scores by visiting this URL.

To be able to check your ISAT2010 rank you will have to have your registered email id or password handy, in addition to that you can also check the rank by using your roll number and date of birth.

To get more information about the please visit the ISAT 2010 page here. We wish all the students who appeared for the ISAT exams best of luck for their results.

Gratuitous Space Battles Complete Discounted on Impulse

I officially believe that weekend sales are conspiracies against impulsive game buyers like me. So Stardock’s Impulse (that somehow manages to make a pun out of the previous sentence) has put up Gratuitious Space Battles (GSB) complete edition for $20.45 while its original price is $40.92. Why would I buy this inherently complicated sounding game bundle even if its 50% off, you ask? If you ask me, it centers around this line (especially the boldly italicized part):-

GSB also allows you to challenge other players by uploading your best fleets to serve as their opposition, in a massively single-player galactic smorgasbord of laser-death!

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In GSB, all the battles are automated. The player plans the moves, customizes his/her fleet and their positions before the battle and then sees how well (or how badly) his fleet performs. It’s a single-player only game. However each player can design a fleet and upload it online. Other players can download this pre-programmed fleet and place their wits against another human… in a massively single-player galactic smorgasbord of laser-death!! (I had to use that line. I really had to.)

The complete edition includes the original game and three expansions: The Order, The Swarm and The Tribes expansions!

Half Life 2 and the Orange Box Discounted on Steam

With the release of Source engine on Macs, Valve has decided to push for their entire catalog of Source-based games on the Mac. The games by themselves are nothing short of brilliant with Half Life 2 staying atop Metacritic rankings for PC games not to mention the fact that The Orange Box is also at number 3 (and the original Half Life is at number 4).

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With a drop in prices and Steam Play announced for most Valve-developed games, many Mac gamers would be interested in these titles and nothing is better than a promo for these great games. With a 30% discount on Half Life 2, Episode 1 & 2 there’ll be quite a lot of transactions happening over Steam!

The Orange Box containing all three games, along with Portal and Team Fortress 2 is also discounted by 30% and is available for $20.99 which is a very sweet deal!

Go buy these games and tell us how they work on your Macbook!

Free Images for Use in Your Website or Blog – MorgueFile

camera-generic Despite the name of the site, MorgueFile has hundreds of free photos and they don’t have anything to do with death. According to the site:

Free images for your inspiration, reference and use in your creative work, be it commercial or not!

You are free:

Remix — to adapt the work.
Commercial — to use this work for commercial purposes.
Without Attribution — to use without attributing the original author.

This collection of photos was started in 1996 by Michael Connors, a multi-media artist in NYC. Michael, his brother Kevin, and a friend named Johannes have continued to manage the site since then. They accept photos and images from anyone who wants to contribute them. So if you have some unique photos or images you want to show off, just sign up to upload them.

The photos and images are indexed and tagged so that you can find what you are looking for. When you type in a keyword to search for specific types of images, you’ll get a nice looking page of thumbnails as shown here.

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You’ll be to open any image by clicking on it. In addition, there’s also a tab showing Dreamstime images, but keep in mind that those images may not be free. If you are only interested in free images, don’t bother opening up the Dreamstime tab.

If you can’t find what you are looking for at MorgueFile, be sure to check out PicFindr,    stock photo search engines or the open clipart library.

Blackberry Bold 9700 White Launched In India For Rs. 31,900

Research in Motion (RIM) has been launching several new devices in India. Earlier, they have launched the Blackberry Storm in India for Rs. 31,990. To add to that, they RIM has now launched the Blackberry Bold in India for Rs. 31,900.

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Blackberry Bold 9700 White has the same features as in the Blackberry Black model, however, this one has a white finish to its exterior casing.

Blackberry Bold 9700 supports 3G GSDPA networks and has a 624 MHz processor, 256 MB Flash memory, built-in GOS and Wi-Fi support. The Bold 9700 also has a high resolution display.

The phone also has a 3.2 megapixel camera with zoom, auto-focus and auto-flash. The camera also supports video recording. The phone’s memory can be expanded by using a microSD/SDHC memory card.

Blackberry Bold 9700 also comes with Blackberry Media Sync, iTunes and Windows Media Player. The phone will go on sale in India for Rs. 31,900.

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CBSE Results 2010: CBSE Class X Results Online

The CBSE 10th Standard exam results will be declared on May 28, 2010 at 10AM IST. Check the CBSE Class X exam results online on SMS or email.

Students who appeared for the CBSE Class X exams in all regions will be able to check their results online after 10AM. To check the CBSE Class X exam results online, students will have to visit http://cbseresults.nic.in/.

In order to check your CBSE Class X exams online, you will require to have your exam roll number handy. After 10AM visit the results site and enter your roll number to view your results.

CBSE Class X students can also register to get their results by email or SMS by registering themselves at this page.

If you are unable to check your CBSE Class X results due to server load, you can try it after some time. We wish all the CBSE Class X students best of luck for their exam results.

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