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Subject: General Tech | March 20, 2007 - 11:46 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ExtremeTech wasn't terribly impressed with Bigfoot's Killer NIC. They did notice an improvement over an onboard NIC, but not ~$270 worth. A new model, the Killer K1 is now available, at about $100 cheaper. Read the full review and find out if this less expensive model can beat a free NIC.
Subject: General Tech | March 19, 2007 - 02:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
At CNET, Madshrimps got a look at the OCZ Actuator, which may be the PC interface of the future. Put down your mouse and toss out the keyboard, this device reads brainwaves, eye movement and facial movement as well. Head over to see how you may be gaming in the future.
Subject: General Tech | March 19, 2007 - 11:20 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ExtremeTech has scoured the net for fixes to some of the interesting behaviour that Vista produces. They offer 5 solutions to problems seen in many forums, and all 5 are easy to implement.
Subject: General Tech | March 16, 2007 - 02:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
A member of our forums has reached an existential crisis, the problems he has had constructing PCs has lead him to wonder if a prebuilt PC is the answer. Help him out in this thread. In this year the old Intel vs.
Subject: General Tech | March 16, 2007 - 11:07 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Give yourself Wi-Fi ESP with this handy little project that MAKE:Blog has linked to. With a little work with a micro-controller and PIC you can have a small sensor that provides a heartbeat-like signal that gets faster the better the Wi-Fi signal.
Subject: General Tech | March 15, 2007 - 11:05 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CeBit Hannover hasn't started yet, but that hasn't stopped a few sites from sneaking a quick peek at what is going to be happening. VR-Zone got a good look Abit, ASUS and a peek at Bearlake. They didn't stop there though, they also got a good look at what some major memory manufacturers are up to as well.
Subject: General Tech | March 14, 2007 - 02:42 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
According to this story on The Inquirer, Xbox Live is being opened up to be reachable by PCs. Halo 2 will be the initial test of this, and if it works you will have a chance to pit yourself against console only gamers.
Subject: General Tech | March 14, 2007 - 02:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 13, 2007 — Innovation was the word of the day as Intel announced the winners of the Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS). The top award, a $100,000 scholarship from the Intel Foundation, went to Mary Masterman, 17, who built an accurate spectrograph that identifies the specific characteristics — or "fingerprints" — of different kinds of molecules. Spectrographs have wide applications in research and industry and can cost as much as $100,000.
Subject: General Tech | March 14, 2007 - 01:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report has been hard at ... err work ... at the Games Development Conference. Drop by to see what kind of impression a guy in slacks and a shirt makes with the gamers.
Subject: General Tech | March 14, 2007 - 12:00 AM | Ryan Shrout
Here are the specs of the unit:
Subject: General Tech | March 13, 2007 - 11:05 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
What if Ageia wasn't really trying to make things clow up prettier, but instead had a plot to create high-performance computing with off the shelf parts ... namely their physics card. At the GDC, a company called Codeplay talked about their new auto-parallelizing compiler. It's called Sieve and it is target to run on three different platforms, multicore x86, Ageia's PhysX, and IBM's Cell. Read on to hear the rest of the secrets Ars Technica has discovered, before someone silences them.
VIA Shows How Clean Computing Can Halve Power Use at the Green California Exposition @ VIA Technolog
Subject: General Tech | March 13, 2007 - 10:45 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan, March 12, 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, will showcase a range of highly power efficient partner products for enterprise at the Green California Summit and Exposition taking place in Sacramento, California from 13-14 March 2007, booth 1030.
Subject: General Tech | March 12, 2007 - 02:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
We at PC Perspective would like to congratulate Jimmy N. from Texas! He is the winner in the PCPerspective and Newegg Win a Wii contest.
Thanks to everyone that participated, and keep your eye out for more contests, like the NCAA Tournament.
Subject: General Tech | March 12, 2007 - 01:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
All you need is a CBS SportsLine.com free membership, and a few picks! Join up here, if you don't already have a membership, for a chance at bragging rights and a prize of undisclosed nature.
Join the tournament here, and use this thread for your trash talk.
Subject: General Tech | March 12, 2007 - 01:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
BurnOutPC reviews 3 mouse enhancement products from XTracPads, MouseGrips, MouseDotz and Instaglide. The Grips adhere to the top of the mouse, to increase the friction between the mouse and your hand, and the Dotz are Teflon and replace the old beat up pads on the bottom of your mouse. As for the Instaglide, think ski wax.
Subject: General Tech | March 12, 2007 - 11:15 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ExtremeTech has wrapped up their GDC 2007 coverage with a big slideshow, covering some interesting new peripherals and systems, as well as a long writeup on the presentations they saw. Get a look at what is coming up for 2007/8.
Subject: General Tech | March 9, 2007 - 06:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Some congratulations are in order for our 2 new forum mods, Scruff35 in our BOINC forum and Harryc os modding in our LINUX forum. Drop by and cheer them on, and look for their interviews with UncleBob on the front page. As well, a certain simian member has convinced our Wise admin to make it possible to embed video on the forums.
Subject: General Tech | March 9, 2007 - 06:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Mar. 9, 2007 - Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:
AMD) and Cameron Sinclair, winner of last year's TED Prize and founder
of Architecture for Humanity, today announced the first ever Open
Architecture Prize at the annual TED Conference. The $250,000 Open
Architecture Prize is the largest prize in the field of architecture and
is designed to be a multi-year program that will draw competition from
design teams around the world.
Each year, a winning design will be selected from a field of low-cost,
sustainable design projects and built in a selected community.
Subject: General Tech | March 9, 2007 - 01:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ExtremeTech is hanging out at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. They've collected all that they have seen and heard onto this page, covering keynote addresses, vendor presentations and pictures. Check out what's coming up in the world of play.
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