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Subject: General Tech | June 4, 2008 - 01:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
FarCry 2 already has two things going for it, no mutants and no aliens. The game really doesn't have anything to do with FarCry at all, apart from dropping you into a lush sandbox, giving you guns and a mission and then sitting back and letting you do whatever you want to complete the mission. It is a little early to tell, but the lack of mutants may help make the latter parts of the game actually fun, as opposed to the exercise in frustration that the last few levels of FarCry became. C
Subject: Shows and Expos | June 4, 2008 - 12:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Today Computex is in full swing, with a lot of things to see, and a lot of people seeing them. Grab a fresh caffeinated
beverage and a snack, it is going to take you a while to get through it all. Start off with Ryan'shighlights and then speed off to The Tech Report to see what they found most interesting so far.
Ryan will have updates as they happen, so don't worry about seeing everything today, there is more to come.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 4, 2008 - 11:50 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
OCMODSHOP has put up a list of Vista features, some of which were new to me, and have finally won a place in my heart for Microsoft's newest operating system. Some of the facts are just trivia, some could help you be more productive, though if you are trying to get something done quickly you probably aren't using Vista. However, being able to make any key on the keyboard dead easily, or spawning BSoD at any time may have certain uses around the office.
Subject: Shows and Expos | June 4, 2008 - 11:29 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Computex, TAIPEI, Taiwan - June 4, 2008 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3800, tripling top-of-the line graphics performance in comparison to the previous generation ATI Mobility Radeon GPUs. Joining the previously announced ATI Mobility Radeon 3000 family, the new ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3800 series offers notebook manufacturers the ability to deliver fast graphics performance, energy-efficient 55nm graphics processor technology, amazing video playback, and, for the first time ever, ATI CrossFireX technology for a mobile graphics solution.
Subject: Shows and Expos | June 4, 2008 - 11:25 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Computex, TAIPEI - June 4, 2008 - AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced ATI XGP (External Graphics Platform) Technology, a new external PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0 graphics platform, designed to deliver enthusiast-class desktop graphic performance and true multimedia upgradeability to notebooks. ATI XGP is an exclusive technology that capitalizes on PCIe 2.0 to deliver enthusiast-class graphics via a connected cable to an externally powered and cooled device.
Subject: Shows and Expos | June 4, 2008 - 11:07 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan - June 3, 2008 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, computer components, and systems, today unveiled its latest innovations to the global technology market at Computex (Hyatt Exhibition Suites 1101 & 1102).
Subject: Processors | June 4, 2008 - 03:11 AM | Ryan Shrout
Despite rumors to the contrary, Gigabyte says they have a retail-ready motherboard and CPU combo (the processor is soldered on the motherboard) based on Intel's Atom platform.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 4, 2008 - 03:00 AM | Ryan Shrout
I'm sure this pun has been put to paper several times already this week, but who am I to break tradition? When I stopped by the Antec suite at Computex this year there was a completely unique case design sitting right out in front screaming for attention. It was dubbed the Antec Skeleton.
Subject: Shows and Expos | June 3, 2008 - 06:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan, 2 June 2008 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of ultra-mobile, power efficient x86 processor platforms, proudly announced today that the VIA OpenBook mini-note reference design has won the impressive Computex Taipei design and innovation Gold Award for 2008.
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 3, 2008 - 02:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The newest graphics cooler from Coolink is the GFXChilla, which sports a pair of 80mm fans. It is a very slim design, which should allow you to still get another card in, depending on your motherboard, and it also comes with some nice extras like memory and voltage regulation heatsinks. Icrontic was quite happy with it's performance, and it's MRSP.
Subject: General Tech | June 3, 2008 - 01:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TuneCore is a rather interesting new way for up and coming musicians, and well established ones, can become their own record label so that people can hear their music. For $19.98 a year per album, plus one time fees of $0.99 per song on the album, and $0.99 for each music store that you want them to make it available on, your music is as easily accessible as any other band on iTunes. Check out how well it worked for Ars Technica.
Subject: General Tech | June 3, 2008 - 12:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report had a very busy first day at Computex, they must have run the whole time to get as much done as they did. From nVIDIA's new GeForce 9M-series notebook GPUs and their new Tegra system on a chip to ASUS Showing off their new Eee and Eee Box, it's a long list. Head over and see what els
Subject: General Tech | June 3, 2008 - 12:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Legit Reviews had a chance to visit the Centaur Technologies fab that was responsible for the creation of the Nano. Not only did they get to see the Nano, there were wafers of C7 chips and rooms filled with games, for testing purposes. They even got some benchmarks for the Nano, so check it out.
Subject: Storage | June 3, 2008 - 11:25 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Computex, Taipei, Taiwan – June
3, 2008 – Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage
solutions and DRAM memory modules, today released a new line of 1.8-inch
Subject: General Tech | June 3, 2008 - 11:23 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Streaming software by StreamMyGame that enables the latest games and software applications to be used remotely, was publicly demonstrated for the first time today during the opening keynote address by an Intel Corporation executive at one of the world's largest technology trade shows.
Online streaming of video and audio has radically changed the broadcast and mobile industries re-inventing the way consumers purchase and watch media. StreamMyGame takes this evolution one step further.
Subject: General Tech | June 3, 2008 - 11:14 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Computex, Taipei, Taiwan, 3 June 2008 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced that the recently launched VIA Nano processor and the VIA VX800 all-in-one digital media IGP chipset received the coveted 'Best of Computex' award by the Taiwan Computer Association and the Taiwan External Trade Council (TAITRA), during a morning ceremony today.
Subject: Processors | June 3, 2008 - 05:00 AM | Ryan Shrout
During a meeting with Intel today, we got a little preview of some technology that Intel is going to be using to show off the power of their coming 8-core Nehalem processors.
Subject: Memory | June 3, 2008 - 12:58 AM | Ryan Shrout
While visiting with OCZ Technology at Computex this morning I happened to be around when the best known gaming celebrity, Fatal1ty, and his managers stepped in. They were actually inking the deal officially to sell Fatal1ty branded memory modules and power supplies like so:
Subject: Storage | June 2, 2008 - 10:47 PM | Ryan Shrout
Probably the worst kept secrets in Taiwan (and there are a LOT of badly kept secrets here) are the upcoming collection of ASUS announcements today. First up is the unveiling of the new ASUS Eee Box PC based on the Intel Atom family of products.