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Subject: General Tech | November 14, 2007 - 09:53 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report has gathered quite a few links to reviews of the full Crysis game, not just the demo. That's because it has been released in New Zealand and Australia, though still not here. Check out the multiple reviews and see what you missed out on in the demo, even the hacked one.
Subject: General Tech | November 14, 2007 - 09:26 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
For lack of anything better to do, Phil Hester climbed on top of a downtown Manhattan building and told the world about AMD's super-secret Spider platform and how it can render the original frames of the first Spiderman movie in real time, a task which the original studios had to do at a blazing fast 1.15740741 x 10-5 frames per second or so. While this does seem to offer some hope as to the power of the Phenom and Quad Crossfire, AMDs other move with the Spider platform s
Subject: General Tech | November 14, 2007 - 08:49 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - November 14, 2007 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced
the new ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo USB for Mac - a new HDTV
experience for Mac users. ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo USB for Mac integrates
two TV tuners to receive off-the-air ATSC/HDTV broadcasts as well as
analog television programming.
Subject: General Tech | November 13, 2007 - 11:51 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Ideazon's MERC Stealth Gaming keyboard, if you haven't already seen it, looks like a normal keyboard with a gaming keypad glued to the left side (so sorry lefty gamers). It also sports lighting beneath the keys, presumably so you can game stealthily in the dark. An ergonomics junkie at Techgage tried it out and found it a useful, if a little odd and
Subject: General Tech | November 13, 2007 - 08:48 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TechARP talks about what we know so far about the X48 Express chipset that we will be seeing soon to support the new 1600MHz FSB processors that Intel has announced. There is also some speculation that we will still see Bonetrail before the end of the year and that the X48 will follow close behind.
Subject: General Tech | November 12, 2007 - 12:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Drop by Ars Technica for all the details of getting started with analog to digtal audio conversion. Sure there is a lot that you need to learn to get it just right, but it is better than paying an audio shop to do it for you. They also include links to previous articles in the AudioFile series to get you well aquainted with all the terms and processes you should get to know.
Subject: General Tech | November 12, 2007 - 12:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
You may have caught yourself smiling in the reflective Apple logo as you look at a new iMac or one of the MacBooks, as you admire it's sleek white lines. Those who cannot resist straying from the world of PCs may find themselves in a strange land where nothing works quite as expected. PC Mechanic can offer advice for those poor soles, in this guide on common confusions for the recently assimilated.
Subject: General Tech | November 12, 2007 - 12:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you haven't joined up with the Folding@Home crew here at PC Perspective, there are plenty of good reasons. A great explanation of just what this project is, and what the processing power you donate does, check out this short video on YouTube. If you have more questions about how F@H helps the problems mentioned in the clip, Stanford and members of the F@H software team have a Talklet site where you can find out more about the history of the project and general questions about the project as well.
Subject: General Tech | November 9, 2007 - 02:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The release of the 8800GT sparked a lot of controversy from 8800GTS owners when they realized a cheaper card could out perform the one they just purchased. It doesn't end there however ...
Subject: General Tech | November 9, 2007 - 08:59 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Horror fans will be glad to see the release of Clive Barkers' Jericho, a single player FPS that takes you through the ruins of of Al-Khali and pits you and your AI controlled team against the Firstborn. If you head over to Gamepyre, you can get a look at more screenshots as well as reading through their impressions of the game.
Subject: General Tech | November 9, 2007 - 08:41 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Rumours flying around that Hector Ruiz is stepping down as head of AMD to be replaced by Dirk Meyer are exaggerated. The Inquirer has been snooping around and bothering their usual sources, and no one except for those who don't have any inside sources, seem to put any faith in the rumours.
Subject: General Tech | November 8, 2007 - 08:36 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Once again, those Chilehardware fellows have managed to sneak some pictures of upcoming products, this time the reference design for the AM3 chipset from AMD. Slashdot has a link to both there and an English site that is easier to understand than using Babelfish to translate the Spanish forums. AMD is certainly looking at expanding their onboard audio and video solutions with the reference board used to make the diagram.
Subject: General Tech | November 7, 2007 - 09:10 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It looks like even though you are old enough to legally vote while drunk, you are going to have a tough time buying Manhunt 2. At some point the idea has become commonplace that it is the retailer or service provider that has responsibility for raising children, not some other person, like say the parents ...
Subject: General Tech | November 6, 2007 - 08:50 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
As if the grief that has been plaguing early adopters of Leopard wasn't bad enough, now Quicktime has run into some serious problems as well. The Inquirer has a link to upgrade to the newest version which will do the job of plugging the holes that are currently wide open.
Subject: General Tech | November 5, 2007 - 02:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Asus Maximus Formula (Special Edition) sports a list of features as long as it's name and a price to match. The cooling for the chipsets takes what we have seen on P35 and 680i to a whole new level, both from the complexity of the heatsinks and the fact that it has built in watercooling nozzles. It also comes with an LCD display to give you POST information, no more will you be straining your ears for beeps or the faint voice of Bi
Subject: General Tech | November 5, 2007 - 10:40 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you consider unlocking all of the guns and vehicles, but not all the maps cheating and a way to ruin your gaming experience, then go browse the forums until more news gets posted.
Subject: General Tech | November 5, 2007 - 09:12 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
A few interesting tidbits have leaked out over the weekend, touching on ASUS, AMD, nVIDIA and Crysis. One of the biggest is the accidental revealing of product boxes for upcoming graphics cards from AMD. The link that [H]ard|OCP has doesn't really provide much in the way of new information, but it is nice to have the specs that we have heard out be confirmed.
Subject: General Tech | November 5, 2007 - 08:31 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- November 5, 2007 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced availability of home servers based on the AMD LIVE! Home Media Server solution. First to market is the HP MediaSmart Server, which is powered by AMD64 technology and Microsoft Windows Home Server software. This new category of home media servers offers consumers a simple way to access, share and enjoy their PC files, digital photos, movies and music throughout the networked home and on the go.
Subject: General Tech | November 2, 2007 - 03:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Our new Hardware Leaderboard has attracted a few followers, looking for recommendations on Best Bang for the Buck systems and specific parts as well. If you are looking for advice on a build, want to brag about the build you recently did, or just have some opinions on parts then head on over and give them a piece of your mind.
Subject: General Tech | November 2, 2007 - 11:59 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Thanks to the Music Genome Project, we have a new personalized music stream service, called Pandora. The fellows over at SPCR are quite impressed with the quality of choices that the service makes, even though it is definitely not quiet. It's way of choosing music differs from Last.fm, and unfortunately it is not free.
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