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Subject: Shows and Expos | January 8, 2007 - 12:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report kicks off CES 2007 with a look at ATI's newest TV Wonder, which features some nice HD capability. Using OCUR (Open Cable Unidirectional Receiver), a standard for digital cable tuners that cable companies use, you will be able to plug in a CableCard and record or watch. Most interestingly, this is not really designed as a standard graphics card, it sits in it's own case and connects via USB 2.0.
Subject: General Tech | January 8, 2007 - 12:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With all the changes in cabling, there has been one standard type of cable that has remained unchanged for over 50 years. According to this story on The Inquirer, Coaxial Cable is about to undergo a change.
Subject: General Tech | January 8, 2007 - 12:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. â€” Jan. 8, 2007 â€” AMD (NYSE: AMD) today unveiled the ATI TV Wonder™ Digital Cable Tuner — the industry's first and only device that enables users to watch and record premium HD digital cable content, such as HD ESPN and HD HBO, on their PCs.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 8, 2007 - 12:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Las Vegas, NV, 8 January 2007 — S3 Graphics today announced the demonstration of HD-DVD and Blu-Ray Disc titles on its Chrome S27 graphics cards at the Lunch@Piero's press event in Las Vegas during CES 2007, using WinDVD 8 playback software from InterVideo, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Corel Corporation (NASDAQ:CREL; TSX:CRE).
Subject: General Tech | January 8, 2007 - 11:58 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. - January 8, 2007 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced the AMD LIVE!(tm) notebook PC, an easy-to-use mobile media center designed to help consumers simplify and enjoy their digital lifestyle.
Subject: General Tech | January 8, 2007 - 11:56 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Looking for a global outlet to express your creativity and excitement in life? Cooler Master is now offering you an opportunity for your voices to be heard. No boundaries or language barriers, simply upload your short film to any public vlog and provide us the link, you will be connected to people from all over the world in no time. The best thing is once your film is selected, it will be shown on our 2007 CeBIT booth, talking about maximum exposure!!!
Subject: Shows and Expos | January 8, 2007 - 03:55 AM | Ryan Shrout
I am sitting in my hotel room now, overlooking the Las Vegas convention center, preparing for the next day's meetings. I have already seen quite a few things that are pretty interesting, but rather than throw something up that is full of nearly-asleep errors, I'll save them for tomorrow afternoon. :)
Keep checking back here at PC Perspective for news from CES!!!
Subject: General Tech | January 5, 2007 - 06:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you received a new PC for Christmas, whether in parts or fully assembled, you may have been daunted by the 63 Critical Updates a fresh XP SP2 system needs, not to mention other updates like .Net. A member here, JustinC939, has complied SP2.5 for Windows XP, incorporating all 63 updates, IE7, WMP11 and more, and you can benefit from his work by stopping in at our forums.
Subject: Processors | January 5, 2007 - 04:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
In order to further solidify its positions of the market of
high-performance microprocessors and popularize quad-core chips, Intel
Corp. will sell its highly-anticipated central processing units (CPUs)
with four processing engines at significantly lower price-points than
it so far has been expected.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 5, 2007 - 02:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
While I can't imagine what made Ultra design a 2kW PSU, they have, and Legit Reviews is there to examine it. The +12V rail is rated at 1800W ... 150A load, about twice the power draw of a pair of 8800GTXs. Head over and check this monster out!
Subject: General Tech | January 5, 2007 - 02:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Razer has expanded into 7.1 HD soundcards, with the Razer Barracuda AC-1 Gaming Audio Card. Featuring some serious digital processing hardware, and compatible with regular headphones, amplified stereo speakers, 2.1 system, 5.1 system, or 7.1 systems, you really should head to OCIA to get the full review.
Subject: General Tech | January 5, 2007 - 12:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Bjorn3D reviews Just Cause, a cross between GTA and FarCry. The game's setting parallels the US invasion of Panama to depose Noriega, and Edios love affair with tropical islands continues. Featuring an open storyline and a new engine, this game might be worth a look.
Subject: General Tech | January 5, 2007 - 12:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
At 1TB (1000GB), and an MRSP of $400 dollars, Hitachi's newly announced drive is raising a lot of eyebrows. Getting it to work in a TiVo may be a challenge, but space for 250+ hours of HD programming ought to give someone the incentive to make it work. Get more information at DigiTimes.
Subject: Storage | January 4, 2007 - 05:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report has some information on SanDisk's newly announced 32GB Solid State Drive, designed primarily for notebooks. Not only do they give you information on the SanDisk drive, but they also provide links to info on the competitors drives.
Subject: Motherboards | January 4, 2007 - 03:34 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP reviews abit's AW9D-MAX for Core 2 Duo. It is compatible with CrossFire, and the layout is very well thought out, including the cooling for the chipset. However, they discovered one little flaw that may cause disinterest among hard core users.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 4, 2007 - 02:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HotHardware reviews Gigabyte's 7950 GT, a nice alternative to the 7900 GTX. This particular model comes with a full version of Civ4 and a large Zalman cooler which allows some nice overclocking possibilities.
Lee also offers you an alternative to buying a new VGA, with the Thermalright HR-03 VGA Cooler, which cools hot graphics cards well without a fan, and even better with one.
Subject: General Tech | January 4, 2007 - 01:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA and MARINA DEL REY,
Calif., Jan. 4, 2007 â€” Intel Corporation and CinemaNow, a leading
Internet provider of downloadable videos, today announced a
collaboration that will allow consumers using Intel technology-based
media PCs, such as those with IntelÂ® Viiv™ technology, to legally
download and record major motion picture movie content to blank DVD
discs for playback on both the PC and consumer electronics devices,
including most standard DVD players.
SANTA CLARA and MARINA DEL REY,
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 4, 2007 - 12:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Ionic cooling is a little known way of cooling PCs efficiently and silently. The Future of Things gives you an overview of how the technology works, and an interview with 3 very knowledgeable scientists in that field, one of whom is the CTO of Kronos Advanced Technologies.
Subject: General Tech | January 4, 2007 - 12:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Step 1 - Release free browser
Step 2 -
Step 3 - PROFIT!!!!
Well, Firefox figured out step 2, and The Tech Zone sat down with the head honcho to find out how they made over $50 million in 2005.
"Mozilla Foundation chairman Mitchell Baker on Tuesday disclosed how much money Mozilla made from their Firefox
web browser in 2005: $52.9 million. If you're wondering how Firefox makes any money, then this article will tell
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 4, 2007 - 01:22 AM | Ryan Shrout
EVGA is announcing four new GeForce 8800 cards, all of which are overclocked. The new 8800 GTXs run at 626MHz/621 MHz core and 2.0 GHz memory speeds while the 8800 GTS will run at 580MHz/576 MHz core and 1.7 GHz memory.
EVGA, a leading provider of performance computing hardware, today announced the release of their e-GeForce 8800 GTX KO w/ ACSÂ³ (P/N:
768-P2-N837-AR) and 8800 GTS KO w/ ACSÂ³ (P/N: 640-P2-N827-AR) NVIDIAÂ® technology-based graphics card.