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Subject: Editorial, General Tech | April 18, 2011 - 11:11 AM | Ryan Shrout
Tagged: vertex, ssd, ocz, giveaway, contest
As you can no doubt tell, PC Perspective got a HUGE and much needed facelift over the weekend to what we are internally calling "PC Perspective v4.0". I know there are still some kinks to work out and we are actively addressing any feedback from our readers in this comment thread.
But we want to celebrate the launch of the new site in style!! Some of our site sponsors have very generously offered up some prizes for us to give out throughout the coming days...
The first prize: a 120GB OCZ Technology Vertex 2 SSD!!
What do you have to do to win this wonderful piece of hardware?
Couldn't be easier: post a comment in this post thanking OCZ for its sponsorship of PC Perspective and maybe include a thought or two on the new site design (compliments, constructive criticism, hate filled monologues, whatever). You should probably have a registered account or at least be sure you include your email address in the appropriate field so we can contact you!
We will pick a winner tomorrow and move on to the next hardware that finds its way to PC Perspective offices. Good luck and thanks for reading!!
Subject: Editorial | April 15, 2011 - 04:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: friday, forum
As you may or may not have noticed the front page of PC Perspective is loading a little funny today. However we've decided we like it and are sticking with it, hoping it will soon spread to the forums like some sort of positive virus and once it does that the front page will recognize your forum user and allow you to use it on the front page. It does have one small negative side effect, but the Hardware Leaderboard is expected to make a full recovery very soon, whereupon it will be revamped with the new picks for April. That one negative effect is somewhat mitigated by the wonderous mutation the SSD Decoder underwent, which offers new ways of viewing it like a Lightbox or pop up window. If you have any comments, you will be pleased to know that you can now comment on posts to the front page; we do request that comments about the new site design are aimed here, so that we can reference them at the same time.
The Forums are currently unchanged, both in design and in content. Users having problems with their new kit or simply looking for feedback on their new purchases are still in evidence. We even have some experimentation in virtualization going on in the Motherboard Forum and you can help with the birth of a new HTPC over in the Video Cards Forum. You can also grab our 150th PC Perspective Podcast from the obvious tab.
Enjoy the new look of our front page, but please don't neglect our Forums as they might feel a little self conscious of their old look!
Subject: Editorial | April 15, 2011 - 01:02 AM | Ryan Shrout
As of just after midnight ET on Friday the 15th of April, we made the switch over to the new version of the PC Perspective website! This is a very exciting (and daunting) time for us here on staff, so please bear with us as we fix the little hiccups that will occur during this time. In fact, we need your help! If you see something wrong, strange or something you just plain don't like, please leave us a comment in the are below after you have signed up for a new account.
We are counting on YOU to help make PCPer.com better for all of us!
Not only that be we are going to be giving away lots of PRIZES over the next couple of week thanks to our awesome sponsors that have stuck with us over the years. Keep hitting up the home page for the first prizes to be revealed and how to win them...
Subject: Editorial | April 6, 2011 - 09:30 PM | Ryan Shrout
Are you ready for The PC Perspective Podcast LIVE right here or by visiting http://live.twit.tv/?? Lots of great topics on the agenda for today!! Come join us for the show!!
Be sure to subscribe to our show right here: http://pcper.com/podcast
Subject: Editorial | March 16, 2011 - 11:30 AM | Ryan Shrout
It is that time of year again as the nation (and maybe the world) prepares for the madness that is March and the NCAA basketball tournament! As we have done in previous years, we are setting up a bracket competition through CBSSports.com that will result in endless fun and of course some prizes for our readers!
Subject: Editorial | July 30, 2010 - 11:56 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Not everyone is willing to dump $100 or so on a gaming mouse, especially if they have been using a cheaper one their whole lives and have never tried a higher end mouse. Razer is looking to tempt that crowd with the Abyssus which uses the same sensor as the more expensive DeathAdder 3G. It only sports a pair of buttons along with a scroll wheel/button but is designed to be equally comfortable for left handed users as well as right handed on
Subject: Editorial | June 29, 2010 - 11:57 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Back in the 1950's Russell Kirsch was working as a scientist at the National Bureau of Standards and figured out a way to scan a picture of his infant son into the experimental computer (SEAC) that he was working with into a 176 by 176 grid of black and white squares. He now apologizes for that, as that action contributed to the birth of the square pixel we all know and try to antialias out of existence. He is now working with a technique to overlay a grid of 6 pixels a
Subject: Editorial | December 31, 2009 - 08:46 PM | Ryan Shrout
The dog with the party hat on my calendar tells me that today is New Year's Eve...I had no idea. We have been working on SO much stuff since early December that the entirety of this holiday-laden finale to the year has simply soared by me. Testing for several articles coming up very quickly in the new year (2010, btw) is still being run a
Subject: Editorial | December 24, 2009 - 07:26 PM | Ryan Shrout
I apologize for the lack of news and updates this Thursday, but most of our staff is with, or on their way to, family and family events for the Christmas holiday. I have been busy in the house today testing some new hardware for post-New Years reviews and hardware launches while putting finishing touches on presents and goodies to spread around to our friends and relatives. I have also been making year-end donations to places like the SPCA and
Subject: Editorial | September 29, 2009 - 07:41 PM | Ryan Shrout
Hurry!! Only a few days left to enter!!! Help us reach our goal!
Every once in a while a worthy cause comes along that really makes you sit up and realize how lucky you are and how much more you could be doing for others. Recently some very close friends of ours gave birth to their first child, Gabriel Thomas Lawrence, who was born with Down Syndrome and other various heart and breathing complications. He is proving to be a very tough little boy, fighting his problems in and out of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
Subject: Editorial | August 20, 2009 - 01:38 AM | Ryan Shrout
I have had quite a few people asking for it, but it just FINALLY got finished uploading and converting - so here is the full video from the PC Perspective Hardware Workshop 2009 that we hosted at QuakeCon 2009!! Enjoy!
Subject: Editorial | August 12, 2009 - 09:57 PM | Ryan Shrout
Are you ready for This Week in Computer Hardware LIVE right here or by visiting http://live.twit.tv/?? Lot's of great topics on the agenda for tonight!!! On the road to QuakeCon 2009!!
Subject: Editorial | August 8, 2009 - 11:58 PM | Ryan Shrout
Sorry for the longer than normal delay, but I finally got this week's This Week in Computer Hardware (TWiCH) online, episode #34 with myself and Leo Laporte. Enjoy!
If you want to catch our weekly LIVE episodes, just check back here on pcper.com or at http://live.twit.tv/ every Wednesday at 6pm ET!
(Details on Quakecon and possible live streaming of that event are included as well!)
Subject: Editorial | August 2, 2009 - 02:47 AM | Ryan Shrout
Apologies for the delay this week, but the PC Perspective Podcast, episode #67, was posted up yesterday after a lengthy upload process. I am on vacation with the Mrs. (actually packing for the trip home now) but was still able to record, edit and post the darn thing for you! How's that for dedication / lunacy?!?
In any event, be sure to check out the audio version at http://pcper.com/podcast and subscribe if you haven't already. And I have included the video version below as well!
Subject: Editorial | July 23, 2009 - 12:50 AM | Ryan Shrout
This Week in Computer Hardware (TWiCH), live every Wednesday at 6pm ET / 3pm PT on http://live.twit.tv/. If you missed yesterday's episode here is your chance to see us discuss Intel's new G2 X25-M SSDs, the new Core i5 pricing and speed information as well as the difference between various ATX and ITX form factors.
Subject: Editorial | July 22, 2009 - 10:00 PM | Ryan Shrout
Subject: Editorial | July 16, 2009 - 03:31 PM | Ryan Shrout
The audio version of our podcast, which you should definitely be subscribed to and listening to on a regular basis anyway, was released early this morning but we now have the completed video version compressed and posted ready for you watch!