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Subject: General Tech | November 20, 2007 - 03:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Aliph's Jawbone looks rather snazzy compared to many of the Bluetooth headsets out there right now, and thanks to it's Voice Activity Sensor, it sounds good in noisy environments. Legit Reviews had no problems getting the headset to connect to PCs or cell phones, and found it to be a good, if not great choice to buy if you are in the mood for more Bluetooth jewelery.
Subject: General Tech | November 20, 2007 - 11:48 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Inquirer has read about and announced the death of physics on the GPU. With Intel's purchase of HavokFX the likelihood that it will ever be officially supported has pretty much disappeared, meaning no game company will consider it a way to implement physics simulation in their games. Ageia is probably dancing at this news, and the rest of us should run out and pick up a quad core CPU or two if we want to see things smash prettily.
Subject: General Tech | November 19, 2007 - 12:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The day has finally arrived, we can see the performance of a 'true' quad core processor, and the chip that will take AMD into the future ... as a distant second to Intel. Barcelona just doesn't have what it takes to compete against the much higher clock speeds of the newest Intel chips, and can barely match them clock for clock. Their price is just pathetic too ... as [H] pegs it, only $283 to the $1250 of the QX9770.
Subject: General Tech | November 19, 2007 - 12:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
engadget has done a live blog of Amazon's launch of their Kindle eBook reader. It is about the same size and heft of a smaller hardcover book, but an iPod it ain't. The interface is unique ...
Subject: General Tech | November 16, 2007 - 05:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Everyone wants a faster internet connection, and there is a way to increase the speed that you may have never tried. The majority of motherboards now come with dual LAN, which may give you a hint as to what the suggestion in the Networking forum is about. Sure you have to pay for a second ISP, but that will still end up cheaper than most fibre optic providers.
Subject: General Tech | November 16, 2007 - 12:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: General Tech | November 16, 2007 - 11:53 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: General Tech | November 16, 2007 - 11:15 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: General Tech | November 15, 2007 - 06:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: General Tech | November 15, 2007 - 11:57 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: General Tech | November 14, 2007 - 12:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: General Tech | November 14, 2007 - 12:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: General Tech | November 14, 2007 - 11:49 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: General Tech | November 13, 2007 - 02:51 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: General Tech | November 13, 2007 - 11:48 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: General Tech | November 12, 2007 - 03:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: General Tech | November 12, 2007 - 03:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: General Tech | November 12, 2007 - 03:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: General Tech | November 9, 2007 - 05:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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 ...
Subject: General Tech | November 9, 2007 - 11:59 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.