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Subject: General Tech | January 16, 2007 - 05:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Microsoft Wireless Racing Wheel for the XBox360 is definitely aimed at enthusiasts. The wheel itself, and the foot pedals that come with it are scaled to almost life-size, so you don't end up feeling like you are driving a mini-kart when racing in Project Gotham or other hit titles, and the paddle shifters and normal Xbox buttons are within easy reach. Of course, the $150 price tag may limit the number of interested parties. [H]ard|OCP has the full review if you are interested in putting the peda
Subject: General Tech | January 16, 2007 - 04:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The spoils go to the fastest. In this case, be a US resident, and get the best 3DMark06 score with Futuremark approved drivers and win a Dell 30" Ultrasharp widescreen flat panel monitor. Follow this link for all the details.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 16, 2007 - 03:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
X-bit Labs does a Thermaltake two-fer. Under examination are the Armor Jr., is a slightly scaled down Armor and the Aguila, a new design. The Armor is made of steel, which adds to the weight and stability, but gone are the detachable cages and modular front panel. The Aguila design incorporates interesting styling as extra ventilation. Both are worthy homes for good systems, so drop by and check them out.
Subject: Motherboards | January 16, 2007 - 01:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Gigabyte United, which is a joint venture from Gigabyte and ASUS, have announced the GA-N680SLI-DQ6, a board that natively supports Quad SLI and Core 2 Quad-Core processors. There isn't a lot of information, but you can glean a little more from this Gigabyte press release.
Subject: Shows and Expos | January 16, 2007 - 12:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Subject: General Tech | January 16, 2007 - 12:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
KaZaA and Skype co-founders have some together to provide free TV content to the masses. The only catch is that there will be commercials, which are quite familiar to most people who watch TV in the first place. The Tech Report has more on Joost and it's competitors on their front page.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 16, 2007 - 12:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sunnyvale, CA-January 15, 2007-OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in
innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and power
supplies, today announced the launch of the ProXStream power supply series,
a new high performance PSU that was first showcased at the recent 2007
Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. OCZ engineered the
ProXStream to provide ample power to even the most demanding high-end
Subject: Shows and Expos | January 15, 2007 - 04:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TECHGAGE stopped by ASUS' booth and were impressed by the variety of new products they're introducing. Drop by and see what is lined up for 2007.
"ASUS had a great showing at this years CES, so we've compiled our 7 favorite products and deliver them to you.
Included is the XG Station, W5Fe Sideshow laptop, P535 phone and Commando motherboard."
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Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 15, 2007 - 03:58 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Just about a year ago, VIA Arena looked at the first ultra mobile PC at E3 2006. Now, with multiple providers offering UMPCs, extended battery life and support for XP tablet edition and WiFi, these little guys are really coming into their own.
Subject: General Tech | January 15, 2007 - 03:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
LONDON and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 15, 2007 — Accelerating the availability of on-demand, broadband- delivered entertainment to PCs connected to TVs, Intel Corporation and Eros International, today announced the debut of Eros' premium Bollywood service on IntelÂ® Viiv™ technology-based PCs. Eros International is a London AIM-listed leading studio and distribution house within the Indian film industry known as "Bollywood."
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 12, 2007 - 04:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The VIZO Igloo allows you to jump into watercooling your CPU, with no muss or fuss. As is normal with self-contained devices, you can't really expect performance on the level of a fully designed solution, but even with that in mind Bjorn3D felt there should be more from the Igloo.
Subject: General Tech | January 12, 2007 - 01:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Gothic 3 sounded like an incredible game. It was to be a lot like Oblivion, but with a world you could influence in a much larger way than in the Elder Scrolls. It also seems to have driven one reviewer in grief counseling from the appearance of certain problems when trying to play, and the crushing disappointment of not being able to play. Read the full article at Gamehelper to see what happened.
Subject: Shows and Expos | January 12, 2007 - 12:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HotHardware got a sneak peek and some pictures of the monstrous Radeon X1950 Pro Dual card, combining 2 GPUS and a total of 1GB of RAM in SLI, on one card. With one, you will have good graphics, and Sapphire is working on getting a pair to work together, giving you one half of AMD's upcoming 4x4 systems.
Subject: General Tech | January 12, 2007 - 11:56 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Inquirer has discovered the 3 main reasons that AMD bought ATI. The reasons the AMD VP mentioned give credit to an earlier story, which mentions that AMD was looking at buying either nVidia or ATI in 2005. The Core 2 Duo and significant price drops in processors have hurt AMD this year, lets hope that "Fusion" can wow people in 2008.
Subject: General Tech | January 12, 2007 - 11:41 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, Calif. â€” Jan. 11, 2007 â€” AMD (NYSE:AMD) today
announced revenue, excluding ATI-related segments, for the fourth quarter ended
December 31, 2006 is expected to increase approximately three percent from the
$1.33 billion reported in the third quarter of 2006.
Subject: General Tech | January 12, 2007 - 11:31 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
LAS VEGAS, NV, January 8, 2007 â€” Corel Corporation (NASDAQ:CREL; TSX:CRE), a leading provider of digital media software, announced today that ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (TSE:2357), (ASUS), a worldwide leader in notebook computers, is bundling InterVideoÂ® WinDVDÂ® HD, the world's leading DVD playback software, with its new ASUSÂ® W1J series notebooks.
Subject: Storage | January 11, 2007 - 06:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
DigiTimes reports on upcoming SSD's that wil be available soon. In addition to the speed and Mean Time Before Failure benefits, these drives will be compatible with Vista's ReadyBoost. These guys aren't just for laptops!
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 11, 2007 - 04:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP reviews the ASUS EN8800GTX, which blows away the competition. This card essentially allows you to turn all the graphics settings up as high as they go, and it will still give you smooth game play. [H] managed to get a 74 MHz core /100 MHz memory overclock, without having the heat priduced pass the less powerful X1950XTX.
Subject: General Tech | January 11, 2007 - 01:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Netgear EVA700 takes streaming digital content a step up. Like most of the other wireless media streamers, it supports MP3, MPG, WMA, WMV Xvid, DivX 4 and 5.11, OGG and more, but it can send a wireless 1080i picture as well. Read on at Hardware Zone to find out more about this handy wireless multimedia streaming device.
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