It's time to wax nostalgic again

Subject: General Tech | December 12, 2005 - 11:51 AM |
Tagged:

The Inquirer starts off the "Looking back at 2005" season with an article on Intel's fairly lackluster year.  While AMD has been pumping out dual cores and new pinouts, it feels like Intel didn't do too much in the retail market.  It may not last for long, next year the effects from the sale of Spansion by AMD, and the death of Intel's Itanium could indicate big changes for 2006.

CHIP FIRM Intel began this year as it meant to endian it, in a blizzard of confusing chip numbers

that no-one could make sense of while it trod water and hoped AMD didn't gain too much market

Source: The Inquirer

Great Charity Auction at HardOCP

Subject: General Tech | December 11, 2005 - 10:42 PM |
Tagged:

HardOCP is setting up to have a hell of a charity auction.  How does a system full of an "unreleased" Athlon 64 FX processor, dual 7800 GTX video cards, 700 GB of storage, 2 GB of Corsair memory and Koolance water cooling system!  Holy heck!  And best of all, it all goes to a good cause -- the Penny Arcade Child's Play auction.

Just to make sure you are not getting "my old junk" when it ships, AMD, BFGTech, and Falcon Northwest have stepp

Source: [H]ard|OCP

If you liked Silent Storm ...

Subject: General Tech | December 9, 2005 - 01:37 PM |
Tagged:

you will love Nival's newest game, done in concert with CDV.  Hammer and Sickle isn't really a sequel to SS or Sentinels, but the style of play, the character progression and the fact that you can blow a hole through just about anything will be very familiar.  Read the full review at Think Computers to get an idea what to expect.


'Lately, the theme of a lot of games has been World War II. Most of them have been first person

shooters.

FireFlaw discovered

Subject: General Tech | December 9, 2005 - 11:52 AM |
Tagged:

According to the CNet article here, FireFox 1.5 just had it's first flaw discovered.  The good news is that simply deleting the history.dat will get you back up and running, if you do happen to fall victim.  By the way, you usually find it under Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[profile name].default.


"The latest Firefox flaw exists in the history.dat file, which stores information from Web s

Intel Fourth-Quarter Business Consistent With Expectations

Subject: General Tech | December 8, 2005 - 06:31 PM |
Tagged:

 


SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 8, 2005 — Intel Corporation expects revenue for the fourth quarter to be between $10.4 billion and $10.6 billion, as compared to the previous range of $10.2 billion to $10.8 billion.


The fourth-quarter gross margin percentage expectation has been narrowed to 63 percent, plus or minus a point, and is expected to be slightly above the midpoint of the new range. The previous expectation was 63 percent, plus or minus a couple of points.

Give your mouse a new pad

Subject: General Tech | December 8, 2005 - 06:15 PM |
Tagged:

QPAD is a new company that provides high quality mousepads with gamers needs in mind.  Head to HardwareXL and see if the Lowsense series of pads can provide the perfect surface for your beloved high DPI mouse.

'…QPAD is based in Sweden and probably better know among gamers. My first impression of QPAD is

that its a young and creative company that knows how to cater to every hardcore gamers needs.

Source: HardwareXL

If ya can't win 'em, buy 'em.

Subject: General Tech | December 8, 2005 - 11:54 AM |
Tagged:

Christmas is a time for giving ...

Source: Firing Squad

Soundcards not by Creative

Subject: General Tech | December 7, 2005 - 04:18 PM |
Tagged:

Techgauge has posted a review of the Turtle Beach Montego DDL Sound Card.  If you are looking for a high end soundcard, but want to avoid Creative for some reason, check out how this card sounds.

"We all have the desire to have the cleanest sound on our computers, but like everything else,

there are far too many sound cards to choose from. Turtle Beach has been known for their high

quality audio products, so we are taking a look at their top of the line Montego sound card.

Source: TECHGAGE

Turning Turing's work to EVIL!

Subject: General Tech | December 7, 2005 - 11:45 AM |
Tagged:

It's not very sophisticated ... yet ...

Similar mouse, different tails

Subject: General Tech | December 6, 2005 - 04:16 PM |
Tagged:

The Logitech G5 and G7 are very similar, the biggest difference is, one is wireless and one isn't.  However there are other differences, like the various weights that the wired G5 comes with.  XYZ Computing has them both, and they can tell you a lot about Logitech's newest gaming mice.

"Though the idea of a laser mouse is not a brand new one, these products have been making a lot of

noise lately.

Your favorite NES game deserves some fine Russian China

Subject: General Tech | December 6, 2005 - 12:10 PM |
Tagged:

Tetris is twenty! If it seems you have had occaisonal dreams involving falling shapes for most of your life, you are probably right. 


"The simplest games are generally the best. And Pajitnov's idea was a simple adaptation of a board

game called Pentamino. The 29 year-old programmer made the first prototype from a glass and little

blocks to drop inside it, each of which consisted of four cubes.

Source: The Inquirer

AMD to Present at The Lehman Brothers Global Technology Conference

Subject: General Tech | December 5, 2005 - 06:24 PM |
Tagged:

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - December 5, 2005 - AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that Hector Ruiz, AMD Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Lehman Brothers Global Technology Conference at 7:30 a.m. PT (10:30 a.m. ET) on Wednesday, December 7, 2005 in San Francisco, CA. Forward-looking and other material information pertaining to AMD may be discussed during the presentation.

Source: AMD

Yakking about the Xbox 360

Subject: General Tech | December 5, 2005 - 01:51 PM |
Tagged:

A couple of sites still haven't chimed in about the new Xbox 360, so here you go.  HEXUS starts off with their look, and an article on XBox Live too.

"Now we're allowed to officially write about that creamy white box that's been sitting here for

the last 10 days, Team HEXUS has passed the time reading all about Microsoft's latest console on

pretty much every gaming site on the web.

Source: Hexus

Go ... Go ... Gadget SCOTTeVEST!

Subject: General Tech | December 5, 2005 - 12:18 PM |
Tagged:

Show off your geeky style with the SCOTTeVEST SeV Fleece 4.0 Mobile Techno Junkie Winter Jacket, as seen on futurelooks.  It will hold just about every bloody technogadget you've got, short of a laptop, and will hide them well.  Some of the pockets have magnets in them, to keep flashlights and the like secure, so be careful which pocket you put hard drives in.  Even if you'd never wear this or the MP3 shades, it's good to now they're around, eh?

"SCOTTeVEST's are some of the most sought after tech accessories

Source: futurelooks

BattleField2 & BSD serve up a game

Subject: General Tech | December 2, 2005 - 12:08 PM |
Tagged:

Why use Linux or Windows when you can setup a BF2 server on FreeBSD?  If you know the OS, and want to start rising in EA's ranks, NewsForge can run you through the setup.

"Many players of Electronic Arts' multiplayer online game Battlefield 2 run Battlefield 2 game

servers, either at home or as a hosted solution. Most use Windows or Linux as their server

operating system. Few people know that you can use FreeBSD as well.

Source: Newsforge

BioWare is looking for a few good game writers

Subject: General Tech | December 2, 2005 - 11:57 AM |
Tagged:

Think you've got what it takes to make the next Baldur's Gate or KOTOR?  BioWare is having a contest, to have people submit, in writing, the outline for a game.  Even if you don't get hired, there's a good chance you could win a prize.  The Inquirer can give you more info, and a link to the contest details.


I've also heard rumours that FutureLooks and The Tech Zone are running a similar ECS contest, if you are really hoping to put a Pentium D under the tree.


"It is officially titled, "The
Source: The Inquirer

Tube Tied

Subject: General Tech | December 1, 2005 - 05:52 PM |
Tagged:

It may look like a something you'd find in a game of Fallout, but the Coolermaster Musketeer 3 is a tube based sound conditioner.  If you are baffled as to what exactly that is, head to the Guru of 3D for a full explanation.


"Did somebody at CoolerMaster loose his mind ? I mean, there's a reason that vacuum tubes were

left in history back in the 50's: they kinda suck. However, they might have lost their minds, but

they ain't crazy. Tubes have been making a bit of a renaissance comeback lately in audio.

Source: Guru of 3D

Intel To Extend Manufacturing Leadership With Second 45nm 300mm Wafer Factory

Subject: General Tech | December 1, 2005 - 12:50 PM |
Tagged:

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 1, 2005 — Intel Corporation today announced plans to build a new 300-millimeter (mm) wafer fabrication facility at its site in Kiryat Gat, Israel. The new factory, designated Fab 28, will extend Intel's manufacturing leadership by producing leading-edge microprocessors in the second half of 2008 on 45 nanometer (nm) process technology.

Join the war on spam

Subject: General Tech | December 1, 2005 - 11:50 AM |
Tagged:

Can the war on spam be won by everyone ignoring the spammers?  Read this article from The TechZone, and spread the word. If nobody clicks, nobody will spam.

"Everybody hates spam! I am sure spammers hate getting spam too, but they still continue to dish

it out. Why? Because it is still effective. Believe it or not, many of us still click on the links

or follow-up with the spam message. As long as we continue to do this, spam will exist.

AMD Helps Meet Increased Demand for Basic Needs Assistance in Austin

Subject: General Tech | December 1, 2005 - 11:41 AM |
Tagged:

November 30, 2005 - Austin, TX. - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that it has donated $100,000 to the Basic Needs Coalition of Central Texas (BNC) for the Best Single Source (BSS) project, an alliance of non-profit agencies pooling resources and information to provide a comprehensive solution to meet the basic needs of individual clients.

Source: AMD