Get your neural impules firing

Subject: General Tech | June 2, 2008 - 12:30 PM |
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Drop by Overclock3D for a look at the OZC Neural Impulse Actuator in the wild.  As opposed to all the demos we have seen set up at various computer shows, they are trying to use it on a real system.  Read on to find out just how useful this device is.

Source: Overclock3D

One take on anti-spyware

Subject: General Tech | June 2, 2008 - 09:07 AM |
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At ExtremeTech you can read about their top 10 antispyware programs.  The list is short, and they offer a quick overview on which offer better protection, and which are not worth the money it would take to buy it.  If you have been hit by malware and are considering a new
programs to protect yourself then give this article a peruse.  There is also a lot of advice in our networking forum.

Source: Extremetech

AMD Foundation Launches "AMD Changing the Game"

Subject: General Tech | June 2, 2008 - 08:30 AM |
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New York -- June 2, 2008 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the launch of AMD Changing the Game, the first initiative of the newly formed AMD Foundation. The AMD Changing the Game program is intended to improve critical technical and life skills by teaching kids to develop digital games with social content. The program is rooted in AMD's commitment and experience in supporting education with the company's passion and expertise in the gaming industry.
Source: AMD

VIA OpenBook Mini-Note Reference Design wins Gold at Computex

Subject: General Tech | June 2, 2008 - 08:27 AM |
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Taipei, Taiwan, 2 June 2008 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of ultra-mobile, power efficient x86 processor platforms, proudly announced today that the VIA OpenBook mini-note reference design has won the impressive Computex Taipei design and innovation Gold Award for 2008.

Source: VIA Arena

FIXED! Forums down for a bit

Subject: General Tech | May 31, 2008 - 11:25 PM |
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Thanks to all who wrote in - yeah the forums are down for a bit of UNscheduled maintenance. But no worries, we have people on the job and they will hopefully be back Sunday sometime.

UPDATE - the forums are back up!  A huge thanks goes to our friends at eicomm.net and moreweb.com for helping me with the problem while I was flying across the globe!

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Time to break out that summer cooling gear

Subject: General Tech | May 30, 2008 - 03:50 PM |
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While new technology is almost always a good thing, getting rid of old tech is not.  The parallel port still has not died, nor the 3.5" floppy or the PS-2 port.  There are probably even ISA slot holdouts, I know for a fact that there are still AGP addicts.  The newest forced obsolescence is causing a lot of FUD, so to properly understand the new Cable TV standards drop by this thread.  It won't help make your grandmother feel better about her old TV no longer receiving a signal, but it can help yo

MSI is showing off in Taipei

Subject: General Tech | May 30, 2008 - 08:36 AM |
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bit-tech was shown some interesting little previews by MSI.  You can see their planned new X58 chipset based motherboard and the Nehalem that will go into it, all 1366 pins of it.  Hard information on this pair of next generation silicon from Intel is still rather rare, but the pictures do tell a lot.

Source: bit-tech

Is the new Zune more in tune?

Subject: General Tech | May 29, 2008 - 10:26 AM |
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The new Microsoft Zune is 80GB, giving you plenty of space for videos to watch on it's 3.2" screen.  The large storage capacity and screen do make the Zune larger than the iCompetition, but not so much as to make it unattractive for many users.  The Zune Pass is also a new way to get your music, you are essentially renting it as opposed to buying it outright.  Drop by Digital Trends to see how well Microsoft managed with this new generation.

Be safe out there

Subject: General Tech | May 28, 2008 - 08:36 AM |
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Slow day on the computer, and maybe it seems like a good idea to kill some time with some random flash game?  Be very careful where you click today; there is a brand new flash vulnerability out there and it is spreading.  Slashdot offers some advice on avoiding the issue, some of it actually useful, and provides a link to more info on the vulnerability.

Source: Slashdot

They really are full of magic smoke though

Subject: General Tech | May 27, 2008 - 12:38 PM |
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There are a lot of myths about hard drives that many have come to believe are facts.  Have you ever heard someone say that to use a hard drive vertically, you have to format it in the vertical position?  Those are just some of the myths that TechARP busts in their new article.

Source: Tech ARP

Cutting back a bit

Subject: General Tech | May 27, 2008 - 09:00 AM |
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If the rumours at DigiTimes are true, the P45 models will be the last time you see Universal abit motherboards.  This does raise the question of what abit will be selling if they do discontinue their motherboard line.  Is it possible they will go back to making graphics cards, or is something else on the horizon for them?

Source: Digitimes

The future of TV remotes is now

Subject: General Tech | May 26, 2008 - 02:57 PM |
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You knew it would happen sooner or later.   Having a half dozen universal remotes, each with 50 plus buttons just isn't enough to control a real multi-media system anymore.  Every component will find some way to make you use their remote, all they need to do is ensure one function doesn't have a button.  LogiTech has the answer, a full keyboard in a clamshell case.  Check out this remote to end all others at Overclockers Club.

Last day for the Memorial Day System Giveaway Contest

Subject: General Tech | May 26, 2008 - 10:02 AM |
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We are pleased to announce the beginning of a new contest here at PC Perspective that combines two things we are passionate about here: computers and our country.  :)  With that in mind we bring you a contest that should end just about all contests - our Memorial Day System Giveaway!!

Not very balanced, but well positioned

Subject: General Tech | May 26, 2008 - 10:01 AM |
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SteelSeries' 5H v2 USB Headset is more than just a headphone/microphone combo, it also has it's own built in sound card.  The sound card lets you adjust the virtual 7.1 surround sound that the headphones offer, as well as individual volumes and balances.  OCIA were not impressed when they tried using it to listen to music, but when they tried gaming, their opinion

Source: OCIA

The inq is barely dry on this story

Subject: General Tech | May 26, 2008 - 08:40 AM |
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nVIDIA failed to capture The Inquirer with an NDA about their recent editors day, leaving them free to spill the beans on nVIDIA's plans for their CPU lines.  Check out the little bit that we know about this answer to Intel's Atom for now, and expect lots of updates as Computex grows closer.

Source: The Inquirer

Raiders of the lost forum

Subject: General Tech | May 23, 2008 - 03:43 PM |
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If you want to talk tech, at least as how it pertains to some sort of gaming standard, drop by this thread talking about the AMD GAME!

Montevina gets a little more expensive

Subject: General Tech | May 23, 2008 - 08:34 AM |
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According to DigiTimes, Intel is going to include solid state drives in it's next Centrino platform, giving users a chance to use the new technology without having to install it in a notebook themselves.  It will mean lighter laptops, with longer battery life and may even increase the speed at which the new Centrinos will operate.  Even more interesting is the 1.8" drive that they are planning to introduce; it will be interesting to see if the new drive size catches on.

Source: Digitimes

Hardware torture

Subject: General Tech | May 22, 2008 - 08:58 AM |
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Watching hardware in distress is always great fun; when it's someone else's. 
Feed your voyeuristic tendencies with this live stream at VIA Arena, where you can see a VIA EPIA board running full out, while naked.  That's right, the poor thing has had it's heatsink stripped off, and it is still running.  Not only is there a live stream of the system, there is a contest to guess when it will die, and VIA Arena has vowed that it will die.

Source: VIA Arena

It's the story of two men, and their love ...

Subject: General Tech | May 21, 2008 - 09:13 AM |
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... for gaming.  But trouble is a brewing, as one likes PnP and tabletop gaming while the other prefers Poke-cards, and has no idea where WarCraft came from.  Or maybe it's really the struggle of coming to terms with Deep Crows and Fruitfu ... err the gaming store guy. 

Source: Shacknews