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Subject: General Tech | February 14, 2007 - 06:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The XMod from Creative is essentially a driverless external USB soundcard. It has 2 modes, Crystalizer and CMSS-3D, the first of which attempts to fix the horrible things that happen when you compress audio and the second takes a basic 2 channel signal in interpolates a full surround signal. If you have an ear that can tell what level compression was used in making an MP3, drop by t-break for a look at this little device.
Subject: General Tech | February 14, 2007 - 04:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new OCZ Equalizer Laser Mouse is sure to excite today's demanding gamers with its unique features, high performance engine, and competitive edge.
Subject: General Tech | February 14, 2007 - 03:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- February 14, 2007 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced its No. 2 ranking on the '100 Best Corporate Citizens' list for 2007 by CRO magazine. The '100 Best Corporate Citizens' list identifies companies that excel at combining strong financial performance with responsible practices on environmental and social issues. This is the second consecutive year AMD has been recognized in the top five on the list for its corporate and social responsibility practices.
Subject: General Tech | February 14, 2007 - 12:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Think Computers got their hands on 10 screens from the upcoming EA game, Battlefield 2142: Northern Strike. As the previous BF expansions have done, there will be new vehicles including a nasty looking tracked vehicle. Check them out, or try to live with the suspense.
Subject: General Tech | February 14, 2007 - 12:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The last thing you need on Valentine's Day is a virus, and of course their are plenty of opportunities to get one. Ned Slider warns about one that may try to get you via a Valentine's e-card claiming to be from American Greetings, so if you don't want to spend the evening running virus scans, be careful.
... and is some of you don't want to spend the evening in the dog house, take the advice at the end of the post too!
Subject: General Tech | February 13, 2007 - 03:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Killer K1 is powered by Lag and Latency Reduction Technology, which fully optimizes the way networking works in your computer: tweaking it out for specifically for Online Games. Learn more about LLR here.
Subject: General Tech | February 13, 2007 - 12:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you aren't a member of a distributed computing program (and you really should be!) folding proteins or searching for a ride off the planet, sooner or later you need to get rid of your old computer.
Subject: General Tech | February 13, 2007 - 11:36 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- February 13, 2007 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced a new business focused on developing and licensing leading-edge graphics core technologies to semiconductor manufacturers throughout the handheld industry. This move is a part of the AMD commitment to enable The Ultimate Visual Experience™ across all devices from handhelds to PCs.
Subject: General Tech | February 12, 2007 - 06:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SAN FRANCISCO (InfoWorld
Virtualization Executive Forum) - Feb. 12, 2007 - Novell and Intel
Corporation today announced the availability of paravirtualized network
and block device drivers that will allow Microsoft* Windows* Server
2000/2003/XP to run unmodified in Xen* virtual environments on SUSEÂ®
Linux Enterprise Server 10 from NovellÂ®, operating on Intel-based
server platforms featuring IntelÂ® Virtualization Technology.
SAN FRANCISCO (InfoWorld
Subject: General Tech | February 12, 2007 - 06:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Getting yourself a Boomslang or Habu might raise a few eyebrows at work, but is that really the mouse you want to be using? Logitech's LX 710 Cordless Desktop might make a better impression, and since response rates aren't as important as they are in Battlefield, you can enjoy going cordless. Modders-Inc has a full review of this black cordless keyboard and mouse combo that will look nice on your desk. I won't give you any ideas on what to do at work with a mouse that has the extra weight of AA batteries in it.
Subject: General Tech | February 12, 2007 - 12:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If trying to figure out High Definition is driving you nuts, from figuring which resolution to use to what HDCP will mean, then get over to [H]ard|OCP.
Subject: General Tech | February 12, 2007 - 12:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Subject: General Tech | February 9, 2007 - 06:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The E4300's OCing ability has caught a few eyes on the forum, especially for those who don't care about Virtualization Tech, but so is the early release of the X2 6000+. Of course, buying a new motherboard can lead to a variety of issues, from video to squeezing it into the case to <
Subject: General Tech | February 9, 2007 - 01:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The name gives a hint as to the purpose of this particular soundcard, as Razer only does fast. The Razer Barracuda AC1 Gaming Sound Card claims to increase your framerates by not using any system memory. OCC proves that claim, although don't expect to see the increase blow your mind. As well, the audio quality impressed them enough to convince them to toss out their old Diamond Monster MX300. It also will attract modders, the Razer logo lights up to add a little extra to the inside of your case.
Subject: General Tech | February 9, 2007 - 12:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
S.T.A.L.K.E.R is only 6 years old, compared to DK Forever's 10, but it was in the running for most delayed game ever. No longer, it would seem; according to this preview at bit-tech. It is always possible a brand new game engine will appear before the end of March and cause a delay, but it looks like this game is going to make it.
Subject: General Tech | February 9, 2007 - 12:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Inquirer reports on a project by AMD/ATI to make dedicated server CPUs a thing of the past. For certain types of calculation, a GPUs particular structure allows it to beat the pants off of a CPU ...
Subject: General Tech | February 8, 2007 - 12:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 8, 2007 - Intel Corporation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are working together to broaden access and usage of information and communications technology (ICT) in developing communities around the world.
Subject: General Tech | February 8, 2007 - 12:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CNET reports on 2 vulnerabilities found in Firefox. The first is found in Firefox version 188.8.131.52 but fixed by 2.0, it uses a combination of the built in pop-up blocker and XMLHttpRequest to relay info about the system to a remote server. You can find the full description of the flaw by following the link to SecuriTeam on CNet.
Subject: General Tech | February 7, 2007 - 12:42 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Still aren't sure if the Wii is a groundbreaking gaming system from a farsighted company, or just a silly excuse to 'accidentally' whack your friends in the head with the nunchaku? [H]ard|OCP has published a full review covering their thoughts about this new console and a few issues they ran into. They discovered it isn't possible use a projector to game without buying additional equipment and they also figured out how to kill a Wii. At least the TV survived intact.
"Nintendo is back with a vengeance and is going toe to toe with the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. Can the Wiimote nunchaku continue to successfully fend off the competition or is it just a whole lot of flailing?"
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Tokobot Plus: Mysteries of the Karakuri @ Strategy Informer
- Dreamlords Intro Trailer @ Strategy Informer
- Savage 2: A Tortured Soul @ Strategy Informer
- Back on Top! Can Wii be Nintendo's Ultimate Weapon? @ OCModShop
- Supreme Commander Demo @ Strategy Informer
- Wii & DS WWE titles revealed @ Strategy Informer
- KillZone 2 at GDC 2007? @ Strategy Informer
- EB sells Burger King games for $8? @ Strategy Informer
- Maelstrom Terrain Trailer @ Strategy Informer
- The Professor's Brain Trainer: Memory @ Strategy Informer
- Hotel Dusk: Room 215 Walkthrough @ OCModShop
- Dark Messiah of Might & Magic coming to the Xbox 360? @ Strategy Informer
- More Project Gotham Racing 4 details @ Strategy Informer
- Sacred 2: Fallen Angel Trailer @ Strategy Informer
- The Destiny of Zorro Revealed @ Strategy Informer
- The Hottest Games Coming in 2007 @ Bjorn3D
- World of Warcraft: the Burning Crusade @ Strategy Informer
- Battlestations Midway (XBOX 360) review @ GH
- Jack Thompson Faces Disciplinary Hearing @ Slashdot
Subject: General Tech | February 7, 2007 - 12:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Video games are good for you!
FPSes and other visually complex games are good for your eyes, says this story on CNET. Thanks to the speed of the game and the number of things you have to keep track of, you push the part of your brain governing image processing to it's limits, and this exercise carries over into the other parts of your life. I don't think it will be a good enough excuse to get you out of eating your carrots.
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