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Subject: General Tech | June 13, 2008 - 12:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Intel's Q6600 found it's way into the systems of a lot of gamers when it arrived. While not their top performing part by a long shot, it was a quad core with some overclocking potential and a dirt cheap price. They will be doing it again with the Q8200 according to DigiTimes. The exclusion of VT and TXT is amusing, just how many gamers want the re-reincarnation of Palladium in their PCs to begin with?
Subject: General Tech | June 12, 2008 - 12:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Firefox 3, which we have heard a lot about, is to be available next Tuesday. No point in lining up early, even if you did decide to participate in the promise to download it the first day it becomes available. The mozdev site is holding up to todays Slashdotting, but how will it handle serving up the full Firefox 3 download?
Subject: General Tech | June 11, 2008 - 05:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
LostCircuits are the next to try out OCZ's Neural Impulse Actuator, and they liked it! As we have heard, the headband of doom takes a little getting used to, but after that you begin to get the hang of it. It sounds like UT3 is a great game to try this thing out on, but at what price will it come?
Subject: General Tech | June 11, 2008 - 03:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
RESEARCH@INTEL DAY, Mountain View, Calif, June 11, 2008 – At the Computer History Museum today, Intel Corporation unveiled more than 70 futuristic projects and concepts underway in its labs in the areas of the environment, healthcare, visual computing, wireless mobility and more, reflecting areas where the company is investing some of its annual $6 billion in research.
Subject: General Tech | June 11, 2008 - 12:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Drop in for a quick visit to Hyboria with [H]ard|OCP. Armed with 6 graphic cards, they decided to see which would give you the best way to experience your inner barbarian. Drop by to find out, and for a good look at what to expect from this game.
Subject: General Tech | June 11, 2008 - 12:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you were waiting with baited breath for the two dual core Kuma CPUs from AMD, you are going to be waiting for a while yet. It's not all bad news over at DigiTimes for you; when they do arrive they will be 45nm processors.
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Subject: General Tech | June 11, 2008 - 11:40 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
FREMONT, CA (June 10, 2008) - ASUS, a worldwide leader in Open Architecture Product and notebook design and manufacturing, today officially unveiled its first-ever gaming event in North America. Named after its successful line of gaming-focused products, the Republic of Gamers, the Republic of Gamers Convention (ROGCon) will bring gaming sizzle to Dallas, Texas this July. The ROGCon is the first joint gaming initiative by ASUS and Intel in North America.
The goal of ROGCon is to bring classic LAN gaming back, and to honor the gaming enthusiasts who help fuel technology advancements.
Subject: General Tech | June 10, 2008 - 06:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you need to change your digital signal into high quality analog, then look no further than the SilverStone Ensemble. Hardware Canucks found
it to produce very accurately in certain applications, but don't expect EAX support, that's not really what the Ensemble is for. On the other hand, if you have some old, high quality speakers that only accept analog signals, then the Ensemble may fit right in.
Subject: General Tech | June 10, 2008 - 11:35 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Ubuntu has had a version designed for use in mobile devices, and it has received a significant upgrade thanks to Canonical. Phoronix took a look at Netbook Remix, you can see pictures of the interface in their article. It will be a while before we see mobile devices shipping with it, but they will arrive and Phoronix is looking forward to testing at least one Intel Atom-powered device in the near future.
Subject: General Tech | June 9, 2008 - 11:40 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Phoronix is trying out their brand new test suite on three different Linux distros. Mandriva, a bit of a different OS, was only tested for nine of the benchmarks, while Ubuntu and Fedora both went through the full battery of 24 tests. See which tests most closely match your needs, and pick your Linux distro accordingly.
Subject: General Tech | June 6, 2008 - 05:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With the new Phenoms drawing 125W, making sure your motherboard can support one is a bit more than a BIOS flash. Multiphase power is becoming necessary, not optional, on many AMD boards and some have experience problems because of that.
Subject: General Tech | June 6, 2008 - 01:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 6, 2008 - Intel Corporation today issued the following statement in response to the issuance of a subpoena from the United States Federal Trade Commission (U.S. FTC):
Subject: General Tech | June 6, 2008 - 11:58 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Albatron felt brave enough to show off a monitor and driver that isn't quite ready for prime time, but will be great when it is. Windows 7 will introduce multi-touch input, a la iTouch and iPhone, allowing much better control over what you are doing on a touch screen. Albatron's R&D team didn't feel like waiting, so they created a driver that will allow their 22", 1650 x 1080 display to accept multi-touch on Vista. TweakTown was there with a camera, check
Subject: General Tech | June 6, 2008 - 11:43 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
"Believe it or not, there seems to be some Duke Nukem Forever gameplay video available on the Web.
Jace Hall hosts his own show at Crackle.com, and as a former chief executive at Monolith Studios (No One Lives Forever, F.E.A.R)
it's fair to say that he should at least know what he's doing in the games space.
Subject: General Tech | June 6, 2008 - 11:13 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Santa Monica, CA - June 5, 2008 - New battle zones are emerging on the Windows PC front and Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) is putting out the call for new recruits starting today as Infinity Ward's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Variety Map Pack for Windows PC is now available online. Sponsored by NVIDIA, the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Variety Map Pack is available for download, free of charge.
Subject: General Tech | June 5, 2008 - 11:59 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The research being done at IBM into cooling stacked or 3-D chips is focusing on water. They have managed to pipe water into cooling structures as thin as a human hair (50 microns) between the individual chip layers. They are getting some impressive results, which you can read about over at [H]ard|OCP.
Subject: General Tech | June 4, 2008 - 01:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
FarCry 2 already has two things going for it, no mutants and no aliens. The game really doesn't have anything to do with FarCry at all, apart from dropping you into a lush sandbox, giving you guns and a mission and then sitting back and letting you do whatever you want to complete the mission. It is a little early to tell, but the lack of mutants may help make the latter parts of the game actually fun, as opposed to the exercise in frustration that the last few levels of FarCry became. C
Subject: General Tech | June 3, 2008 - 01:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TuneCore is a rather interesting new way for up and coming musicians, and well established ones, can become their own record label so that people can hear their music. For $19.98 a year per album, plus one time fees of $0.99 per song on the album, and $0.99 for each music store that you want them to make it available on, your music is as easily accessible as any other band on iTunes. Check out how well it worked for Ars Technica.
Subject: General Tech | June 3, 2008 - 12:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report had a very busy first day at Computex, they must have run the whole time to get as much done as they did. From nVIDIA's new GeForce 9M-series notebook GPUs and their new Tegra system on a chip to ASUS Showing off their new Eee and Eee Box, it's a long list. Head over and see what els