A mouse that goes Wii

Subject: General Tech | November 16, 2007 - 09:07 AM |
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The Logitech MX Air Mouse comes equipped with a gyroscope and an accelerometer, which allow you to control your PC with a flick of your wrist.  The sleek look is rather unique, the second you see the mouse you know that something is odd with it, apart from the lack of a middle button.  DriverHeaven found this mouse to be great for browsing and other applications but almo

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We were just kidding around

Subject: General Tech | November 16, 2007 - 08:53 AM |
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nVIDIA has egg on it's face after they made a peculiar announcement at their Editor's Day, which you can see on the slide over at The Inquirer.  With the troubles that all their cards but the new 8800GT have playing back HD content at high resolutions, one might think they would be careful about making that sort of statement. 

Apparently not.

Source: The Inquirer

Inspired by the Release of Crysis, OCZ Technology Releases New DDR2 and DDR3 "ReaperX"

Subject: General Tech | November 16, 2007 - 08:15 AM |
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Sunnyvale, CA - November 15, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today unveiled two high-speed, high-capacity memory products designed with hardcore gamers in mind. Itching to experience the incredible graphics and FPS action of EA's highly-anticipated Crysis, gamers across the world will improve their gaming experience from upgrading their PC components and benefit from the optimizations of premium memory.

Not exactly a MMRPG Diablo

Subject: General Tech | November 15, 2007 - 03:28 PM |
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Although Hellgate:London is made by the same team, and has taken promotion to a new level.  I have already seen one of the books in a second hand bookstore, the game it's self has been pimped to us for years, and the demo (with bonus adware!) has been out long enough that most people with even a slight interest have played t

Source: Gamepyre

Navigating through your stormy life

Subject: General Tech | November 15, 2007 - 08:57 AM |
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There is help in your quest to find that elusive meeting place, restaurant or just your way home, as long as you carry a GPS near to your heart.  Of course, if it is the size and weight of a brick, the chances more likely that it will be used as a doorstop.  BCCHardware has a review of 2 GPS units that can solve that problem, the Mio Dig

Source: BCCHardware

Crysis arrives ... across the pond

Subject: General Tech | November 14, 2007 - 09:53 AM |
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The Tech Report has gathered quite a few links to reviews of the full Crysis game, not just the demo.  That's because it has been released in New Zealand and Australia, though still not here.   Check out the multiple reviews and see what you missed out on in the demo, even the hacked one.

A slight bit better than no news

Subject: General Tech | November 14, 2007 - 09:26 AM |
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For lack of anything better to do, Phil Hester climbed on top of a downtown Manhattan building and told the world about AMD's super-secret Spider platform and how it can render the original frames of the first Spiderman movie in real time, a task which the original studios had to do at a blazing fast 1.15740741 x 10-5 frames per second or so.  While this does seem to offer some hope as to the power of the Phenom and Quad Crossfire, AMDs other move with the Spider platform s

Source: The Inquirer

AMD Delivers HDTV Experience for Mac

Subject: General Tech | November 14, 2007 - 08:49 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. - November 14, 2007 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced
the new ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo USB for Mac - a new HDTV
experience for Mac users
. ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo USB for Mac integrates
two TV tuners to receive off-the-air ATSC/HDTV broadcasts as well as
analog television programming.

Source: AMD

One keyboard with a side order of gamer

Subject: General Tech | November 13, 2007 - 11:51 AM |
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Ideazon's MERC Stealth Gaming keyboard, if you haven't already seen it, looks like a normal keyboard with a gaming keypad glued to the left side (so sorry lefty gamers).  It also sports lighting beneath the keys, presumably so you can game stealthily in the dark.  An ergonomics junkie at Techgage tried it out and found it a useful, if a little odd and

Source: TECHGAGE

Cranking it up to 1600

Subject: General Tech | November 13, 2007 - 08:48 AM |
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TechARP talks about what we know so far about the X48 Express chipset that we will be seeing soon to support the new 1600MHz FSB processors that Intel has announced.  There is also some speculation that we will still see Bonetrail before the end of the year and that the X48 will follow close behind.

Source: Tech ARP

Sounding out analog and digital conversion

Subject: General Tech | November 12, 2007 - 12:59 PM |
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Drop by Ars Technica for all the details of getting started with analog to digtal audio conversion. Sure there is a lot that you need to learn to get it just right, but it is better than paying an audio shop to do it for you.  They also include links to previous articles in the AudioFile series to get you well aquainted with all the terms and processes you should get to know.

Source: Ars Technica

Tempted by the white side

Subject: General Tech | November 12, 2007 - 12:37 PM |
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You may have caught yourself smiling in the reflective Apple logo as you look at a new iMac or one of the MacBooks, as you admire it's sleek white lines.  Those who cannot resist straying from the world of PCs may find themselves in a strange land where nothing works quite as expected.  PC Mechanic can offer advice for those poor soles, in this guide on common confusions for the recently assimilated.

Source: PC Mechanic

Have you joined the folding frenzy?

Subject: General Tech | November 12, 2007 - 12:27 PM |
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If you haven't joined up with the Folding@Home crew here at PC Perspective, there are plenty of good reasons.  A great explanation of just what this project is, and what the processing power you donate does, check out this short video on YouTube.  If you have more questions about how F@H helps the problems mentioned in the clip, Stanford and members of the F@H software team have a Talklet site where you can find out more about the history of the project and general questions about the project as well. 
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Hop onto the forums and join in on the controversy

Subject: General Tech | November 9, 2007 - 02:13 PM |
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The release of the 8800GT sparked a lot of controversy from 8800GTS owners when they realized a cheaper card could out perform the one they just purchased.  It doesn't end there however ...

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Alone in the dark

Subject: General Tech | November 9, 2007 - 08:59 AM |
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Horror fans will be glad to see the release of Clive Barkers' Jericho, a single player FPS that takes you through the ruins of of Al-Khali and pits you and your AI controlled team against the Firstborn.  If you head over to Gamepyre, you can get a look at more screenshots as well as reading through their impressions of the game.

Source: Gamepyre

Hector has not left the building

Subject: General Tech | November 9, 2007 - 08:41 AM |
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Rumours flying around that Hector Ruiz is stepping down as head of AMD to be replaced by Dirk Meyer are exaggerated.  The Inquirer has been snooping around and bothering their usual sources, and no one except for those who don't have any inside sources, seem to put any faith in the rumours.

Source: The Inquirer

Secret plans revealed: The AM3

Subject: General Tech | November 8, 2007 - 08:36 AM |
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Once again, those Chilehardware fellows have managed to sneak some pictures of upcoming products, this time the reference design for the AM3 chipset from AMD.  Slashdot has a link to both there and an English site that is easier to understand than using Babelfish to translate the Spanish forums.  AMD is certainly looking at expanding their onboard audio and video solutions with the reference board used to make the diagram.

Source: Slashdot

I could have sworn there were people who's purpose was to think of the children

Subject: General Tech | November 7, 2007 - 09:10 AM |
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It looks like even though you are old enough to legally vote while drunk, you are going to have a tough time buying Manhunt 2.  At some point the idea has become commonplace that it is the retailer or service provider that has responsibility for raising children, not some other person, like say the parents ...

Source: CoolTechZone

Bad apple in the barrel

Subject: General Tech | November 6, 2007 - 08:50 AM |
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As if the grief that has been plaguing early adopters of Leopard wasn't bad enough, now Quicktime has run into some serious problems as well.  The Inquirer has a link to upgrade to the newest version which will do the job of plugging the holes that are currently wide open.

Source: The Inquirer

One X38, with everything please

Subject: General Tech | November 5, 2007 - 02:32 PM |
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The Asus Maximus Formula (Special Edition) sports a list of features as long as it's name and a price to match.  The cooling for the chipsets takes what we have seen on P35 and 680i to a whole new level, both from the complexity of the heatsinks and the fact that it has built in watercooling nozzles.  It also comes with an LCD display to give you POST information, no more will you be straining your ears for beeps or the faint voice of Bi

Source: TECHGAGE