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Subject: General Tech | October 24, 2006 - 02:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Before you scoff, it's made by Behringer who have a good reputation in the audio industry. They aren't the best of the best, but they are affordable. The FCA202 allows you to get good quality audio out of a laptop, although it does use the rare 6 pin Firewire to connect. DriverHeaven gives you some background in audio terminology before moving on to review this external soundcard.
Subject: General Tech | October 24, 2006 - 11:56 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tweaknews grabbed the 'early' release of Firefox 2.0, and has already published a tweak guide. Mozilla's response to the early release can be found here, they are asking people to refrain from downloading directly from the ftp site, as it could cause voluntary mirror sites to be not so willing to participate in the future.
So for now, read the Tweak Guide, it's only a few hours 'till the release.
Subject: General Tech | October 24, 2006 - 11:26 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, Calif. and DRESDEN-Oct. 24, 2006-Today in Dresden, Germany,
AMD (NYSE: AMD) commemorated the 10-year anniversary of its
Dresden-based operations with a ceremony attended by German Chancellor
Dr. Angela Merkel and an employee celebration. Joining the Chancellor
was Governor of Saxony, Professor Georg Milbradt, AMD Chairman and CEO,
Hector Ruiz and General Manager of AMD Dresden, Hans Deppe.
Subject: General Tech | October 23, 2006 - 02:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 23, 2006 —
Intel Corporation today announced the formation of the IntelÂ® Software
Partner Program, a membership-based program for independent software
vendors (ISVs). The program is open to any software company developing
commercial products or services for Intel technologies, such as IntelÂ®
Core™ 2 Duo, IntelÂ® XeonÂ® and IntelÂ® ItaniumÂ® processors.
Subject: General Tech | October 23, 2006 - 01:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SAN FRANCISCOâ€”OCT. 23, 2006â€”At OracleÂ® OpenWorld today, AMD (NYSE: AMD) Chairman and CEO Hector Ruiz delivered the opening day keynote address, discussing how the IT industry has entered a new era of choice, and the impacts that will result from this industry phenomenon.
Subject: General Tech | October 23, 2006 - 12:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
FireFox 2.0 is supposed to be released tomorrow, but the sharp eyes at [H]ard|OCP have spotted what looks like an early release. Nothing on the main firefox page mentions it, but if you can't wait for a non-RC FireFox any longer you can try out the download.
Subject: General Tech | October 21, 2006 - 08:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Recently Firefox has made two release candidates of the upcoming Firefox 2 browser. If you are wondering what they do, and what isn't quite supported yet, drop by Tech Talk where a few members have been trying it out. The Asrock 939DUAL-VSTA seems to have some issues, but nothing we can't help out with. Flashing your BIOS can be stressful especially when it fails, but it isn't the end of the w
Subject: General Tech | October 20, 2006 - 12:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Postal III is coming, and censors and the easily offended had better hide. If you haven't played Postal II you missed out, so scour the bargain bins and eBay for copies of them. If ever there was a game that deserved an R rating, this is it. Hexus has a bit of info on the game, including mention of motion captured stars that will appear in the game.
Subject: General Tech | October 20, 2006 - 11:56 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Wired News has an article on the sort of-invisibility cloak that has just recently been created. While being invisible to microwaves may not seem to impressive, I want to find out what would happen if you wrapped a fork in the cloak and then microwaved it.
Subject: General Tech | October 19, 2006 - 11:59 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CNET has a lot of links to reviews and downloads of the just released IE 7. As long as you have Windows XP or Server 2003, you can update and try out the newest incarnation of this browser. On the other hand, there has already been a vulnerability revealed, which can disclose personal information on websites with mhtml: URL handlers.
Subject: General Tech | October 18, 2006 - 12:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Massive Assault Network 2 is an online strategy game, but not in the traditional MMO genre. Instead it runs more like the online lobbies of Total War, Warhammer 40K or Starcraft. If you are looking for some online mayhem, head to Gamehelper to see if MAN 2 is right for you.
Subject: General Tech | October 18, 2006 - 12:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
... but if you work it out, it is only $250 per core. Keep in mind that the $1000 figure is probably lower than what you will have to pay, unless your local retailer or online shop is in the habit of buying lots larger than 1000 units. DigiTimes has more here.
Subject: General Tech | October 17, 2006 - 06:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Rapsody N35 Home Media Center is a network media storage system allowing playback of audio or video, in a variety of formats. The fact that it uses normal 3.5 IDE hard drives lets you keep a lot on this box, and you can set up RAIDs to help with the speed. Find out the whole story at Hardware Zone.
Subject: General Tech | October 17, 2006 - 04:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It's quite a mouthful, but Intel's WPAN is kind of like Bluetooth on steroids. You get 480Mbps at a range of 10 meters or less, but no further, and Intel refers to it as wireless USB. Tweaktown can give you more from the demo at IDF Taiwan.
Subject: General Tech | October 17, 2006 - 03:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, Taipei,
Oct. 17, 2006 — Intel Corporation announced today that it will
encourage networking companies to benefit from a key server data input
and output acceleration technology designed and added to its server
product lines earlier this year.
INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, Taipei,
Subject: General Tech | October 17, 2006 - 03:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. and MARKHAM, ONTARIO - Oct. 17, 2006 -Advanced Micro
Devices, Inc. (NYSE: AMD) and ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ:
ATYT) today announced that the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has
issued the final order approving the arrangement under which all of
ATI's outstanding common shares will be acquired by an indirect wholly
owned subsidiary of AMD. The proposed acquisition, announced on July 24,
2006, is expected to be completed during the week of October 23, subject
to satisfaction or waiver of customary closing conditions.
Subject: General Tech | October 16, 2006 - 06:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
You can tell by the name, the Fanatec HeÃ¤d$h0t, that this mouse is a little unusual. The fact that it comes in a clear plastic briefcase, just to hold the mousepad/USB hub, the power brick you need to run the thing, oh, and the mouse too. ExtremeTech attempts to figure out what this 200dpi beast does, and if it will help you get more "HeÃ¤d$h0ts".
"What happens when someone throws in the kitchen sink?
Subject: General Tech | October 16, 2006 - 12:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HotHardware visited New York and the Digital Life show. They brought back a lot of pictures and sneak peeks at upcoming tech from AMD, Nokia, nVIDIA and much more.
Subject: General Tech | October 13, 2006 - 05:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
One of our members is off to college, so the planned $2000 desktop has become a laptop, with less of a budget, and the advice on a good system just keeps coming. The guys in our overclocking forum are helping another member get the most out of an A64 3800+. UncleBob, a moderator and resident old fart here at PCPer feels the cases these days are too small, so he built his own. At 36" wide x 68" hig