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Subject: General Tech | June 27, 2006 - 12:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Hardware Zone has written a review of the brand new Creative Zen 5. There are 2 main varieties, the Zen and the Zen Plus, with the difference being the Plus' ability to recieve FM radio. Available in 1, 2 and 4 GB models, this could certainly be an alternative to the iPod Video.
"Creative has launched the latest ZEN V PLUS - an extremely small and hardy audio player that features
video playback on a rich 1.5-inch OLED screen."
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Subject: General Tech | June 27, 2006 - 11:48 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ExtremeTech sits down with Chris Donahue and David Blythe to talk about Vista's new Direct X. Take a peek at the power behind Shader Model 4, which will be used in DX10, the graphics pipeline model, and more.
Subject: General Tech | June 23, 2006 - 12:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report snuck out of Computex to get some real work done. Take a look at the pictures of the ECS factory and what they learned while looking at the process of making motherboards.
Subject: General Tech | June 23, 2006 - 12:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Jump into the cockpit, and get ready for some high-flyin' XBox360 action. Blazing Angels is the pretty much the only flight sim game for the XBox and [H] thinks they did a fair job on it ... if your thumbs are itching to fly, grab a copy.
"Fly up to 38 planes in single-player and multiplayer missions. Jump right into air combat action in
planes such as the famous P-51 Mustang and the British Spitfire. Grow from an innocent rookie to a
battle-scarred ace as you and your wingmen fight World War II's most legendary air battles.
Subject: General Tech | June 22, 2006 - 02:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
LEIXLIP, Ireland, June 22, 2006 — Extending its leadership in chip making technology, Intel Corporation today opened an advanced, high-volume semiconductor manufacturing facility in Leixlip, Ireland.
Subject: General Tech | June 22, 2006 - 12:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Windows XP has a lot of services the run by default, many with names you may not recognize, or understand what they do. While disabling svchost is not the best of ideas, maybe you don't need UPnP running in the background. Drop by PC Stats, they've just published a guide on understanding and tweaking the services WinXP runs.
Subject: General Tech | June 21, 2006 - 06:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 21, 2006 — Intel Corporation President and CEO Paul Otellini today announced that Intel will increase efforts in Turkey to drive greater technology accessibility, Internet connectivity and enhanced education to advance knowledge and skill development, job growth and quality of life.
Through its World Ahead Program, Intel, together with several local technology companies, will make available a new type of low-cost, fully featured desktop PC to first-time computer users, and the company will significantly increase its work with educators to improve teaching and le
Subject: General Tech | June 21, 2006 - 05:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
PALO Alto, Calif., June 21, 2006 — Intel
Corporation and VMware*, Inc. announced the launch of the Intel-VMware
Virtualize ASAP*, a global program to further accelerate IT customer
deployment of applications in virtual environments using VMware
Infrastructure on IntelÂ® XeonÂ® processor-based platforms. The program
also strengthens the collaboration between Intel and VMware around
optimizing Intel platform support for virtualization.
Subject: General Tech | June 21, 2006 - 02:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Digital Trends looks at a new music service called Gremlin and the MP3 player that goes with it. By using WI-Fi, you aren't tied to a PC to change the music on the player, by paying the monthly subscription fee, you can connect to their database of songs from anywhere the player can get a wireless signal.
Subject: General Tech | June 20, 2006 - 12:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Imagine having someone give you an experimental chip, and telling you to overclock it as far as it will go, no matter what it takes. The chip runs at 350GHz, but by reducing the temperature to 8 degrees above absolute zero, it was run at 500GHz. Drop by CNET for more info.
Subject: General Tech | June 19, 2006 - 12:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ExtremeTech is hosting a modding contest with weekly prizes as well a very impressive grand prize. The rules are very simple, although the contest is only open to US residents.
Subject: General Tech | June 16, 2006 - 12:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It took almost a full week for The Tech Report to recover from their sensory overload at Computex. As part of their therapy to re-adjust them to this limited world of post-release technologies, they were told to share their experiences with the world. A warning, you will be jealous by the time you finish reading their article.
Subject: General Tech | June 15, 2006 - 12:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It looks like on of the biggest reasons to get Vista when it comes out is to be able to use Direct X 10. The Inquirer even found out why.
Plus, check out the Video cards and motherboards that Ryan spotted at Computex.
"WE FINALLY got the official word that Direct X 10 won't find its way to Windows XP.
So anyone who plans to buy Direct X 10 hardware and plans to use its full potential will have to buy
Vista as well.
Subject: General Tech | June 14, 2006 - 01:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Digital Trends managed to put down their new DS Lite long enough to give a review. Take a look at what they think of it, but don't bug them too much ... they are exercising their thumbs.
Subject: General Tech | June 13, 2006 - 11:52 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Easy to install, and little or no configuration, the AlphaSheild Pro is perfect for anyone who doesn't have a router, or isn't sure if they have properly configured it. Drop by 3dGameMan for a look at this hardware firewall.
Subject: General Tech | June 12, 2006 - 03:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
XYZ Reviews the newest in XM radio, the Helix XM2go YX-M1Z. It has MP3 capabilities, in that you can record radio show for later listening as well as being able to perform as an MP3 player. Check it out.
"Portable audio has quickly become one of the most innovative segments in today's electronics
industry. The rapid growth of digital music and the tremendous potential of satellite radio has made
this segment particularly interesting and the advances have been rapid.
Subject: General Tech | June 12, 2006 - 12:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Well, it looks like Microsoft has well and truly abandoned Win98 and ME, as they have been threatening to do for about 4 years according to CNET. Guess it's finally time to upgrade to Win2K, eh?
Subject: General Tech | June 9, 2006 - 12:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Steam has revived an old radio show and T.V. technique, episodic content. With Episode One finally available over Steam, Elite Bastards ran through it so that they can tell you all about it. Read on to find out if they will revive another old technique, the cliff-hanger.
"It is thankful therefore, that the advent of their Steam distribution system has helped to persuade Valve to move away from producing major new games every half dozen years or so, and rather to make use of their existing (and ever improving Source engine) to work on episodic content, which can be released as small chunks of gameplay (typically five or six hours or so) as and when it is ready."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Half-Life 2 Episode 2 Teaser 1 @ Bjorn3D
- Half-Life 2: Episode 1 Review @ WhoDigs
- Battlefield 2142 Captures (76) @ Cutting the Edge Network
- 81 High Res. Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Video Captures @ Cutting the Edge Network
- New Super Mario Bros. @ Ars Technica
- Oblivion Tips & Tricks from the Developers @ OCModShop
- WoW Report: Fun in Ironforge @ ThinkGaming.org
- The Future of Gaming: Paper, Plastic and Cardboard? @ ExtremeTech
- Great Games for Cheap Bastards! @ OCModShop
Subject: General Tech | June 9, 2006 - 12:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There is a java exploit recently discovered; reported by CNET. It is very difficult to exploit, in order to get at your files, a malicious webpage has to trick you into typing in the full path of the file it wants to try to upload. On the other hand, this flaw affects Firefox, Mozilla SeaMonkey, Mozilla Suite, Netscape and Microsoft Internet Explorer, so it could be a problem for anyone.
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