Crysis pulls a Homer

Subject: General Tech | November 5, 2007 - 01:40 PM |
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If you consider unlocking all of the guns and vehicles, but not all the maps cheating and a way to ruin your gaming experience, then go browse the forums until more news gets posted.

Source: Extremetech

Extra-Sensory Apparatus

Subject: Systems | November 5, 2007 - 12:43 PM |
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There are going to be at least 2 camps immediately forming after nVIDIAs new Enthusiast System Architecture hits the market.  There are those who own a laser thermometer and already run a half dozen voltage and temperature tracking programs congruently and average the results will leap for joy at the chance to add yet another set of reading to their statistics.  Then there will be those who want to save clock cycles for gaming and consider stability testing a weekend project, not the purpose of their build.  Whichever camp you decide you fall into, you need to know what nVIDIA i

CoolIT Systems Selects Enthusiast System Architecture Platform

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 5, 2007 - 12:17 PM |
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 Calgary, Alberta - November 5th, 2007 - CoolIT Systems, known for their high performance MTEC   liquid cooling systems, today announced its endorsement for the new Enthusiast System Architecture (ESA), an industry-wide initiative that enables PC components to communicate thermal, electrical, acoustical, and operating characteristics in real-time.  CoolIT's MTEC Control Center, along with other ESA-compliant applications, provide enthusiasts with unprecedented software control to achieve better performance and opti

A leaky weekend

Subject: General Tech | November 5, 2007 - 12:12 PM |
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A few interesting tidbits have leaked out over the weekend, touching on ASUS, AMD, nVIDIA and Crysis.  One of the biggest is the accidental revealing of product boxes for upcoming graphics cards from AMD.  The link that [H]ard|OCP has doesn't really provide much in the way of new information, but it is nice to have the specs that we have heard out be confirmed.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

AMD Powers Up AMD LIVE! Home Media Server Introducing Easy, Universal Control of a Home Network

Subject: General Tech | November 5, 2007 - 11:31 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- November 5, 2007 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced availability of home servers based on the AMD LIVE! Home Media Server solution. First to market is the HP MediaSmart Server, which is powered by AMD64 technology and Microsoft Windows Home Server software. This new category of home media servers offers consumers a simple way to access, share and enjoy their PC files, digital photos, movies and music throughout the networked home and on the go.

Source: AMD

AMD Highlights Optimized Integration between Quad-Core AMD Opteron Processors and Upcoming Microsoft

Subject: Processors | November 5, 2007 - 11:30 AM |
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BARCELONA, Spain - November 5, 2007 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced it is demonstrating platforms based on Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors, including features designed to help Microsoft Windows application developers optimize their software applications through tools in upcoming software products from Microsoft Corp.

Source: AMD

Put down that leftover candy, and get posting on the forums

Subject: General Tech | November 2, 2007 - 06:27 PM |
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Our new Hardware Leaderboard has attracted a few followers, looking for recommendations on Best Bang for the Buck systems and specific parts as well.  If you are looking for advice on a build, want to brag about the build you recently did, or just have some opinions on parts then head on over and give them a piece of your mind.

SPCR opens Pandora's Box

Subject: General Tech | November 2, 2007 - 02:59 PM |
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Thanks to the Music Genome Project, we have a new personalized music stream service, called Pandora.  The fellows over at SPCR are quite impressed with the quality of choices that the service makes, even though it is definitely not quiet.  It's way of choosing music differs from Last.fm, and unfortunately it is not free.

How to shove peices into your PC, the right way

Subject: Systems | November 2, 2007 - 01:41 PM |
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R&B Mods has published the second article in their 2 piece series on building PCs.  The first installment took you through the list of parts that you will want to get, this article focuses on the assembly of the pieces you chose into the case, and getting it to that first boot.  If building a PC from scratch has you feeling overwhelmed, then read on and put your mind at ease.

High end bargain power supply

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 2, 2007 - 12:07 PM |
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It is hard not to stress how well Antec did with the Quattro 850W PSU.  It offers quality that you would expect to see in a PSU that will run you over $200, for about $150.  It is no surprise that Overclockers Online awarded it an editors choice rating.

Rumours of it's demise have been greatly exaggerated

Subject: General Tech | November 2, 2007 - 11:50 AM |
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nVIDIA has pulled a fast one on us ...

Source: The Inquirer

Overclocked butterfly

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 1, 2007 - 05:31 PM |
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Zerotherm's BTF92 Overclocker Edition carries on the very distinctive butterfly style of the original, but supposedly with increased performance.  It's all copper design is rather attractive, and it will fit where some coolers can't go, thanks to it's 92mm fan.  TechPowerUp! took a look at this butterfly's effect.

Source: techPowerUp!

Building a better mouse for the office

Subject: General Tech | November 1, 2007 - 02:38 PM |
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Dragon Steel Mods has a look at a mouse that may help your productivity or just confuse your fingers.  It is wireless and sports 9 buttons, including 4 set in a circle just above the scroll wheel.  You may find some of the default button settings useless, but the software allows you to customize the setup so you can get it just the way you want.

High density mobile storage

Subject: Storage | November 1, 2007 - 01:32 PM |
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Western Digital now offers a 2.5", 250GB Scorpio drive, finally providing mobile users with a speedy and high capacity HDD.  TweakTown was more than happy with the performance, as WD did not sacrifice speed for storage size, they fit both into a perfect little package.

Source: TweakTown

Confessions of a multimedia packrat

Subject: Systems | November 1, 2007 - 12:11 PM |
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Just because your HTPC system is full to overflowing, even thought it has several terabytes of storage doesn't mean you have a problem.  All it means is that you have to figure out a way to organize all your files better.  OCModShop offers a suggestion on what to do as an alternative to actually deleting some of your favourite shows.

Source: OCMODSHOP

One cheap PC

Subject: General Tech | November 1, 2007 - 11:58 AM |
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Wal-Mart seems to be the current winner in the drive to provide cheap PCs.  The Green GPC that they currently have on sale is $199, $299 with a 17" LCD.  You aren't going to be impressed by it's benchmark scores, but being able to buy a full PC for cheaper than an iPod is certainly an accomplishment on it's own.

Source: The Inquirer

Intel Unveils Seven New Intel Itanium Processors

Subject: Processors | October 31, 2007 - 06:41 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 31, 2007 - Underscoring strong momentum and industry support, Intel Corporation today unveiled Dual-Core Intel Itanium Processor 9100 series processors. Built for managing high-end applications and armed with advanced features that improve reliability and reduce power consumption, the 9100 series accentuates the ongoing shift from proprietary RISC products to the choice offered by Itanium-based servers.

Intel Opens Software Technology Innovation Support Center in China's Zhejiang Province

Subject: General Tech | October 31, 2007 - 02:57 PM |
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HANGZHOU, China, Oct. 31, 2007 - Reinforcing its commitment to foster innovation through local technology companies, Intel Corporation today opened a software innovation and support center in Hangzhou, the capital of East China's Zhejiang Province.

Intel Expands Digital Accessibility and Education Initiatives in Nigeria

Subject: General Tech | October 31, 2007 - 02:56 PM |
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ABUJA, Nigeria, Oct. 31, 2007 - Marking his first visit to Africa's most populous nation, Intel Corporation Chairman Craig Barrett announced a comprehensive set of digital inclusion projects aimed at improving education, healthcare and economic development for Nigeria's 140 million people.

Driver or the OS, which is to blame

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 31, 2007 - 02:31 PM |
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Support for ATI/AMD graphics cards on Linux has been improving in huge leaps and bounds, thanks to the community that has been working on it and AMD for releasing specs to the open source community.  Phoronix has published a review that may shatter some of your preconceptions about Linux, pitting Vista versus Fedora to see which can handle Quake Wars and Doom3 better.

Source: Phoronix