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Subject: General Tech | April 19, 2006 - 12:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Drop by The Inquirer to find out how AMD has managed to get Fab 30 to produce a lot more wafers than originally expected, in a very creative way. Hope we will see price cuts on some of the chips.
Subject: General Tech | April 18, 2006 - 06:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
While reviewing Logitech's X-530 5.1 speaker system, Think Computers reminds us of a good way to get deals ... never forget about refurbished items. If you can find a reputable seller, then the item will be nearly new, if not indistinguishable from brand new.
That's why we have a Hot Deals Forum and a Trading Post.
Subject: General Tech | April 18, 2006 - 12:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Zone reviews ajaxXLS 0.5, a web based spreadsheet program. Without even installing anything, you can view any .xls file. They are currently working on an editor that will let you edit and save changes too.
Subject: General Tech | April 14, 2006 - 04:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tech Connect Magazine links to the SBS, a shared ban system for Steam based games. If you are losing your cool to cheaters, give the system a shot, hopefully it will make blasting away opponents even more fun.
Subject: General Tech | April 14, 2006 - 04:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Moditory wants you to know about Process Library and Quick Access. Run their free program in the background and when you bring up task manager, every process will have a link to their database to tell you what it is.
Subject: General Tech | April 13, 2006 - 03:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sick of cords all over your desktop, and don't want to give up your favourite mouse for a wireless one, plus all the batteries you have to keep in the desk drawer? PC Modding Malaysia reviews an incredibly simple solution ... the XTracPads Mouse Bungee.
Subject: General Tech | April 13, 2006 - 12:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Suddenly your desktop turns an alarming shade of blue, with white text in your system font, and the adrenaline starts to surge as you desperately try to remember if you have saved recently. The BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) is something you become very familiar with, and PC Stats hopes to make it rarer in your life, and give you more tools to deal with it if it does try to make you miserable.
Subject: General Tech | April 12, 2006 - 12:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Ars Technica reviews some inexpensive flash based MP3 players, all holding around 512MB. Don't worry about killing a 40GB iPod at the beach, bring one of these fairly easy to replace players for those trips into human friendly environments that have hazards for electronics.
Subject: General Tech | April 12, 2006 - 11:56 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Time to use that Windows Update shortcut in your tools menu, 10 critical patches came out yesterday, mostly for IE, though others are affected as well. CNet reports no screaming about incompatabilities, so you will be safer getting them installed than leaving it for a while.
Subject: General Tech | April 11, 2006 - 11:54 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
While putting together a system for review, ExtremeTech ran into a little problem most of us are familiar with, no POST. Read on for some tips on what to do, and some reassurance that, in fact those things don't just happen to you.
Subject: General Tech | April 10, 2006 - 12:03 PM | Jason Smith
Electro-Smog sounds like the newest graphics feature in a game, or maybe the basis for one of this year's summer disaster movies. The Tech Zone stops using their bluetooth headsets for a moment to wirelessly post a look at how all of the radio frequencies we are bombarded with might affect our health, if at all ... I still don't see how we can live in a dark, futuristic world without electrosmog setting the mood.
Subject: General Tech | April 8, 2006 - 08:22 AM | Ryan Shrout
One of our great sponsors, Monarch Computer, asked me to pass on the news that this weekend they are sweetening the deal on the free Age of Empires deal going around the web! Now, only at MCS, you only need to buy an AMD processor and motherboard combo to get the game for free; you don't need to buy a new video card anymore!
Age of Empires III is a great RTS game and if you haven't tried it yet, this is a great chance to get
Subject: General Tech | April 7, 2006 - 12:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Oblivion, the fourth in the Elder Scrolls series, is here to preempt every responsibility and hobby you have. Don't beleive me? Just read the review at Elite Bastards ... then again, if you value life outside the house, you might want to skip it.
Subject: General Tech | April 7, 2006 - 12:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CNET just discovered the newest thing about Google Earth. Google has joined with Discovery Communications to bring historical information to 10 U.S. landmarks. It won't be too much longer until their database grows, and others start to add their own content. Where was this when I was in high school?
Subject: General Tech | April 6, 2006 - 06:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
GruntvillE has reviewed 2 mats from Corepad, one which is a large high quality mousepad, The Victory, and a 3 foot wide one called the Deskpad XXXL. These will help you get that last bit of inaccuracy out of your mousing, or raise mediocre performance to new heights.
Subject: General Tech | April 6, 2006 - 12:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Adrian's Rojak Pot points out the importance and simplicity of securing your wireless network. You may have setup the network to share a net connection, but isn't it better to know who you are sharing with?
"Many of us are hooked onto WiFi these days. But just how secure are our wireless networks?
Join jwsk as he discusses why we should beef up the security of our wireless networks and how we
can do it quickly and easily!"
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Subject: General Tech | April 5, 2006 - 03:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TECHGAGE reviews an interesting product from Logitech, called the Wireless Music System. For around $130, you get a broadcaster and reciever, that integrate with any PC and stereo system, allowing you to broadcast music from a PC or MP3 player right to your stereo.
Subject: General Tech | April 5, 2006 - 11:53 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CNet has posted a story on an MIT project that has designed a device to read minds. While it may not give away exactly what someone is thinking, it will tell their mood with surprising accuracy. Read about it so that you can recognize if someone is using it the next time you sit down to play poker.
Subject: General Tech | April 5, 2006 - 10:08 AM | Jonathan Hung
In what can be their biggest strategic maneuver since switching to Intel CPUs, Apple Computer has just announced it will allow users of their Macintosh computers using Intel chips run Windows XP software.
The software is called "Bootcamp" and is availble for download now as a trial. Bootcamp will also be available in Mac OS 10.5 "Leopard" (I'm waiting for "Puma" myself...).
Those of us who have been keeping an eye on Mactels this announcement is not a big surprise as videos of Windows XP running on these computers have been available for some time already.
Subject: General Tech | April 4, 2006 - 04:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Overclockers Online reviewed the ECS K1A MVP before it was available, and were not impressed with the overclocking potential. Now that the board has been through a few BIOS revisions, they revisit the board to see what effect a more mature BIOS will have.
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