Sneaking a look at the Zune interface

Subject: General Tech | August 18, 2006 - 04:19 PM |
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Microsoft's iPod killer, Zune, still has to make an appearance in the plastic, but some have seen at least the interface.  Head to Slashdot for a look at the Zune, and what to expect.

Source: Slashdot

Free F.E.A.R. Free-for-all

Subject: General Tech | August 18, 2006 - 11:51 AM |
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Hexus has links to the newly announced F.E.A.R. multi-player addon.  Even better, it is a free download!

Source: Hexus

Can it clean the dust bunnies out of my case too?

Subject: General Tech | August 18, 2006 - 11:33 AM |
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The Ultimate Troubleshooter undergoes some scrutiny from The Moditory.  With some of the functionality of msconfig, and HijackThis, plus registry info and more, this program puts most of the maintenance you do to your system in one easy interface.  Of course, the programs you use now are probably FOSS, while TuT will cost you about $30, plus yearly subscription fees.

Source: The Moditory

VIA Launches "Get the Girls into the Game" Contest with Free Trip to Sweden

Subject: General Tech | August 18, 2006 - 11:16 AM |
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Taipei, Taiwan, 18th August 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc.,
leading supplier of high definition PC silicon for the gaming market,
together with VIA Chrome Ambassadors the girlz 0f destruction, today
announced an exciting new contest: "Get the Girls into the Game," with
the winning girl spending a weekend at the Home of Chrome in Sweden
with a friend, learning how to play PC games like a professional while
visiting beautiful Stockholm. 

Intro to virtualization, add Linux to a Windows machine

Subject: General Tech | August 17, 2006 - 11:28 AM |
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XYZ computers has started practicing safer browsing, without having to fully install Linux on their Windows box, or play with dual booting. Thanks to virtualization, they can have the security that comes from browsing on a much less commonly attacked OS.  Check out Player, the free version of VMWare's Workstation.

What once was old becomes new again

Subject: General Tech | August 16, 2006 - 06:31 PM |
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If you have heard music, live or recorded, through an old tube amp, then motherboards.org review of the Cooler Master Musketeer III Tube Amp will interest you.  If you haven't heard music through a tube amp, you're missing out.  By placing the vacuum tube in the front panel, the heat produced shouldn't be too much of a problem, as it was on a particular motherboard released not too long ago (the AOpen AX4GE Tube-G).

Good Zombie bashing fun

Subject: General Tech | August 16, 2006 - 12:44 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP really likes Dead Rising for the XBOX 360.  The open playing style allows you to go almost anywhere, assuming the zombies don't eat you.  Everything can be used as a weapon, from bowling balls to heated cooking oil, and there are other ways to amuse yourself, like playing dressup with a live zombie.  There is a lot more to the game, go check out the review.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

In the case of Slashdot versus Bigfoot, gD Hardware presiding

Subject: General Tech | August 16, 2006 - 12:25 PM |
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The announced Killer NIC coming from Bigfoot, guaranteed to reduce lag for online gaming seems to have a bit of FUD surrounding it.  gD Hardware has compiled an article featuring the main questions Slashdot members, and Bigfoot's responses.  Head over to get a clearer idea of what this NIC is going to do.

Source: gD Hardware

Performing today in the Forum

Subject: General Tech | August 15, 2006 - 06:42 PM |
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Don't think that PCPerspective is just the front page.  If you haven't visited the forums, or have just not been visiting as much as you used to, you are missing out.  Get advice to help you decide between a Pentium D or an AMD X2.  Perhaps an older system's RAM isn't working quite right, and you can't figure it out.  If you are looking to blow up some friends online, the Fragging Frogs are always

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The ultimate mousing surface?

Subject: General Tech | August 15, 2006 - 06:11 PM |
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A True Review tries out the SteelPad 5L, a mousepad with many layers.  Hard plastic, foam, rubber and cloth are all combined in an attemy to give you the accuracy benefits of a hard surface, and the comfort of a soft pad.  Find out if they can make it all come together, or if it makes as good a mouse pad as 5 layer dip would.

BFG TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES MILESTONE FOR ITS SUPPORTED GAMING COMMUNITY

Subject: General Tech | August 15, 2006 - 12:36 PM |
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Lake Forest, IL — (August 15th, 2006) — BFG Technologies
®, Inc., the leading North America and European supplier of advanced 3D graphics cards and other PC enthusiast products, announced today that the company has had over 100,000 unique users play on its free to the public gaming servers hosted by Insomnia365 since the company launched the community in December of 2004.

"BFG is a company of gamers building products for PC enthusiasts and gamers throughout North America, Europe, Australia andparts of Asia," said Scott H

Firefox's older brother gets an update

Subject: General Tech | August 14, 2006 - 11:51 AM |
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Remember Mozilla, the predecessor to Firefox?  The web browser suite is still alive, being maintained by fans of the extra functionality who call it Seamonkey.  NewsForge has tried out the newest version to see what has changed, and how well it can compete with Firefox.

Source: Newsforge

Missed out on QuakeCon this year?

Subject: General Tech | August 11, 2006 - 11:56 AM |
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Not to worry, gD Hardware was there, with cameras.  From a sneak peak at Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, to overclocking and more, it's all there for you to see.

Source: gD Hardware

Take a look at all Corepad has to offer

Subject: General Tech | August 10, 2006 - 05:09 PM |
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Virtual-Hideout reviews Corepad's entire lineup, including a choice of many mats, low friction mouse feet and even wax.  Get them all together, you may have no choice but to watch your gaming experience improve.

"Corepad has a really solid line up of products that are sure to meet everyone's needs, one way or

another. From the hardcore gamer, to the regular office user, they have something to offer everyone."

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While AMD goes shopping, Intel exposes it's drivers

Subject: General Tech | August 10, 2006 - 11:42 AM |
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Intel will be making upcoming video drivers open source.  While this move may not be as extreme as running out and purchasing nVIDIA, it makes Intel systems very attractive to those who run Linux and other open source OSs.

XM Radio on the go, no antenna needed

Subject: General Tech | August 9, 2006 - 04:55 PM |
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Digital Trends reviews the Pioneer Inno, a portable XM radio receiver/player, that can also interface with Napster.  It's about the size of a deck of cards, and masses 4.5 ounces, with a brushed aluminium finish.  If you are hooked on XM, you may not be able to live without this little device.

"XM Radio junkies have another enabler for their obsession with their favorite satellite programs,

with the new Pioneer Inno portable XM Radio player."

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Eicon Networks to Purchase Intel's Media and Signaling Business

Subject: General Tech | August 9, 2006 - 04:46 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 9, 2006
Eicon Networks Corporation ("Eicon") and Intel Corporation

today announced that they have signed an agreement for Intel to sell
the assets of its media and signaling business to Eicon.

Modern tech envious of past artist's creations

Subject: General Tech | August 9, 2006 - 11:31 AM |
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Quantum computing promises it will be the next big thing in the computer world.  There are still many obstacles between the concept of one, and actually creating a useful quantum logic gate or processor, but another step has been taken.  CNET reports on an green paint created in Sweden, circa 1870, that may be a huge step forward in figuring out quantum computing, and spintronics.

Intel Teams With Top Universities for Software-Related Research

Subject: General Tech | August 8, 2006 - 12:02 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 7, 2006 — Intel Corporation today announced a global effort to prepare university students for a new paradigm of software development as Intel transitions its processors from single-processor engines to ones that will have multiple cores and threads.

What happened after Microsoft took a little blue pill

Subject: General Tech | August 8, 2006 - 11:44 AM |
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Slashdot has put together several links covering the results of Microsofts invitation for "black hat hackers" to take a poke at Vista's security.  It could spell a more open mindset at Microsoft, at least during betas, on the benefits of listening to that particular crowd.

Source: Slashdot