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Subject: General Tech | November 3, 2006 - 05:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
This week on the forums, a member's computer appeared to have been taken over by a special effect from the Matrix, and now all his games and even his desktop display his video card's cries of pain. Another member is having some issues with installing WinXP on a RAID-0 on an A8N-SLI after a BIOS update. Even just a quick visit to our storage forum, and BWM will teach you more about hard drives than you m
Subject: General Tech | November 3, 2006 - 01:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report does some serious investigation into 2 onboard EAX2 solutions, Analog Devices' AD1988B codec and Realtek's ALC882D. This testing was initiated because of a White Paper published by Analog Devices, based on testing done by Creative. Find out just how well onboard EAX2 really does work.
Subject: General Tech | November 3, 2006 - 12:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hexus isn't getting to much into the rumour mongering, but they do know a couple of things about the upcoming Halo3 release that are pretty much confirmed. It is available for pre-order, there are at least 2 new weapons, and if you order the Legendary edition, you get a replica Halo Spartan Mjolnir Mark VI Helmet.
Subject: General Tech | November 3, 2006 - 11:43 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Forgent wanted $1 billion, but they have settled for a measly $8 million, in what looks to be a move to end the case quickly. The large PC making companies being sued had convinced the judge to review Forgent's patent, which if it was overturned would cost Forgent a huge amount in royalties it already collects from 60 different companies, like camera makers. More about the settlement and the cases history can be found at CNET.
Subject: General Tech | November 2, 2006 - 06:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Razer did a very good job with their gaming mice, and are trying to apply their skills to gaming keyboards with the Tarantula. Drop by XYZ computer for a look at it.
Subject: General Tech | November 2, 2006 - 12:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
NEW YORK and SANTA CLARA, Calif. -
Nov. 2, 2006 - Verizon and Intel Corporation have collaborated to
enable consumers to play popular PC games on their television sets
through IntelÂ® Viiv™ technology-based PCs, making the games more
enjoyable and accessible than ever before.
NEW YORK and SANTA CLARA, Calif. -
Subject: General Tech | November 2, 2006 - 12:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Inquirer believes they have tracked down someone who knows when Vista will be released. The RTM (Release To Manufacturer) should be out mid-month, giving Dell, HP and others the chance to get Vista installed on pre-built systems. It does seem like a tight time-line to get those PCs in stores for Christmas.
Subject: General Tech | November 1, 2006 - 01:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Believe it or not, seven years have passed since we first started
serving web pages to the world here at TR. Since then, we've seen a
tremendous amount of change and growth. It's taken some time, but we
have essentially reached our initial goals of growing a successful
publication devoted to core PC hardware and building a solvent business
that can support our inclination to play around with such PC hardware
all day. I'm constantly grateful for that fact.
Subject: General Tech | November 1, 2006 - 12:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Futurelooks comes to the rescue with a handy guide on surviving horror action games. This is a perfect guide for those who can dance through Quake or Halo, but stall out in a game where health and ammo can be severely limited.
Subject: General Tech | November 1, 2006 - 11:56 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
US Intelligence agencies have a new tool, their own top-secret version of Wikipedia. Allowing 16 agencies to share information between each other, this could be a major help to investigators. CNet has some more information on this project, which should be more reliable than it's open submission cousin.
Subject: General Tech | November 1, 2006 - 11:25 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, CA (November 1, 2006) —CorsairÂ®, a worldwide leader in high performance enthusiast computer products, today announced total premium module shipments for calendar year 2006 year-to-date surpassed 1 million units. Corsair premium modules include the award-winning XMS™, XMS PRO™, XMS XPERT™ and the newly released XMS DOMINATOR™ line of products. This explosive growth reinforces Corsair's position as the world's largest performance module maker, and the 8th largest DRAM module manufacturer, according to iSuppli.
Subject: General Tech | October 31, 2006 - 11:42 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There is a brand new threat that can disable your Windows Firewall with a malformed packet. It attacks using ICS, which means you will likely loose your internet connection as well as the firewall. Slashdot has links to more information.
Subject: General Tech | October 30, 2006 - 02:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Best Buy's online music store is similar to iTunes in some ways, but it hasn't received the notice that Apple's site has. The SanDisk Sansa e280R may change that, as it is to be the iPod for Best Buy's music site. Drop by I4U to find out more about Best Buy's site, and their MP3 player.
Subject: General Tech | October 30, 2006 - 12:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Overclock3d has posted a bunch of captures from an AMD slide show. They cover their plans on uniting the GPU and CPU, as well as more info on Torrenza.
Subject: General Tech | October 27, 2006 - 05:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
When you pick up OEM processors, you don't even get the option to use a stock cooler, and have to wade through all the 3rd party choices, which is something our members know about. It matters even more when you are overclocking a Conroe, or just consulting the Overclocking Bible. You also want to make sure that the case you use has good airfl
Subject: General Tech | October 27, 2006 - 02:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Asustek just broke their record for profit, according to this story on DigiTimes. The vast majority of the sales were motherboards, as you might suspect, but they have plans to expand their laptop line as well, to make sure they can stay on top.
Subject: General Tech | October 27, 2006 - 12:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Regardless of the initial reaction to Steam, the online game distribution/download service from Valve, it is definitely growing. Newest is Take-Two interactive, and there have been many game publishers that have joined recently. Ars Technica takes a look at Steam's success.
Subject: General Tech | October 27, 2006 - 12:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Zone has kindly gathered every web video site into a list, to make it easier to spend the entire day watching streaming video. Everything from viewer created shows to independent films to old TV shows. It's all out there for you to see.
Subject: General Tech | October 26, 2006 - 12:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Well, the motion of your head as you duck and try to peek around corners still doesn't work as a game input, but the e-Dimensional G-Pad Pro being reviewed at Tech ARP may be the next best thing. For 3rd person shooters and racing/flying games, when you tilt the gamepad, it is translated into movement in the game. Available for PC and Playstation 2, it ought to be fun try try out a few times.
Subject: General Tech | October 26, 2006 - 11:54 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Mozilla has informed CNET that the 2 issues identified are non-issues. One has already been patched, and the second didn't include enough code for any exploit to be found.
and according to Slashdot, the IE7 team sent Firefox a cake.