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Subject: General Tech | August 23, 2006 - 08:41 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
MAKE:Blog has linked to a guide on how to wire your home for internet, putting the Cat 5(e) or 6 into inobtrusive places. Perfect if your home didn't come with conduit runs and junction boxes to help you.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 23, 2006 - 08:11 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
MARKHAM, Canada — August 23, 2006 — Consumers can now get high-end
performance for gaming and digital entertainment without having to
sacrifice power for cost. ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ:
ATYT), a world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative 3D
graphics, today launched the RadeonÂ® X1900 XT 256 MB, Radeon X1650 Pro
and Radeon X1300 XT graphics cards, offering the quality and
performance of ATI's highest end cards for unmatched prices.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 23, 2006 - 03:06 AM | Ryan Shrout
PC Perspective has just published its review of the new flagship graphics cards from ATI, the X1950 XTX and X1950 CrossFire Edition. Based on a slightly modified R580 GPU core with GDDR4 memory technology, the X1950 XTX has amazingly high memory bandwidth numbers to support the growing number of users with ultra-high resolution displays like the 30" Dell LCD we tested it on.
Subject: General Tech | August 22, 2006 - 03:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Microsoft's Natural Ergonomic Keyboards do not tend to make perfect gaming keyboards, there are Bear Claws and such for that. What they have always done well is a working keyboard, when you are stuck bashing all the keys for 8 hours a day, not just WASD. Drop by Hi-Tech Reviews for a look at the newest incarnation of their Natural series.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 22, 2006 - 03:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Some may make the sacrifice, and buy a slightly less powerful, energy efficient version of a processor, or a moblie version of a video card. If you aren't in that particular category, then Tagan's Turbojet is perfect for you. Overclock3d reviews this 1.1 KILOWATT power supply.
Subject: General Tech | August 22, 2006 - 03:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 22, 2006 — Sixteen elementary and secondary schools across the United States were honored today as recipients of the 2006 Intel and Scholastic Schools of Distinction Awards.
Subject: Storage | August 22, 2006 - 10:28 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Nothing gets your heart racing like a hard drive dying, when the latest backup you did was ... you didn't do a back up?!?
ExtremeTech reviews 3 programs designed to help you get your files back, if the horrible happens.
Subject: Processors | August 22, 2006 - 09:05 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Quad core is coming, and [H] has the slides to prove it. There is much that is new in these chips, apart from the 4x4 we know about. Built on 65nm SOI technology, an L3 cache shared between all 4 cores and a clock for each core. There is a lot more information, so head on over.
Subject: General Tech | August 22, 2006 - 08:57 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Microsoft wants to get coders in to help get Firefox and Thunderbird working on Vista. As in actually inviting them into their offices, and helping them work with the new Vista kernel and API.
Subject: Motherboards | August 21, 2006 - 03:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ASUS P5B Deluxe WiFi-AP has everything you could possibly want in a motherboard, if you are not planning on buying 2 video cards. From the layout of the board, to the onboard features, [H]ard|OCP can't really find anything wrong with it. Head over to check out this overclocking friendly board.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 21, 2006 - 12:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The upcoming TV Tuner card from ATI is based on the brand new Theatre 650 Pro processor has quite a few new features. From supporting SECAM and Digital TV to a 12 bit video decoder, and a lot more. Drop by HotHardware to see what they thought of the reference model they were sent.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 21, 2006 - 11:24 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
X-Bit labs has a managed to get a preview of CoolerMasters new Hyper 7, an aluminium heatsink with a 120mm fan and 3 copper heatpipes. It is compatible with newer LGA775 processors, as well as both s939 and AM-2, though there are some limitations to the way it can be set up on the AMD platforms.
Subject: Motherboards | August 21, 2006 - 09:10 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Lake Forest, IL — (August 21, 2006) — BFG TechnologiesÂ®, Inc., the leading North American and European NVIDIA supplier of advanced 3D graphics cards, motherboards, power supplies and other PC enthusiast products, announced today that their new BFG nForceÂ® 590 SLI™ motherboard will be available in October at leading retailers and e-tailers.
Subject: Memory | August 21, 2006 - 09:09 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Corsair's newest EPP XMS modules, the Twin2X 2048-8500C5, have heat spreaders that are fairly skinny, allowing for installation in motherboards with little free space. With a little over volting, Overclockers Online managed to push the RAM beyond the 1GHz range; Corsair has designed some speedy chips.
Subject: General Tech | August 21, 2006 - 08:44 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TweakTown reviews a wireless router from ASUS, that does a lot more than just connect your network. For instance, it comes with a 160 Gb IDE harddrive inside, which can be setup up in a RAID if you so wish. Read the full reivew to find out how much more it can do for you.
Subject: Editorial | August 20, 2006 - 09:59 PM | Ryan Shrout
The past several weeks have been very hectic around the Shrout household. Besides the normal work-related time constraints, such as Quad SLI technology review and the much anticipated Asus Crosshair motherboard review, some personal issues crept up that demanded my attention.
My 10-and-a-half year old golden retriever, Casey, was suddenly ill and required emergency surgery in order to remove something from her intestines that would have been fatal within the next 48 hours (
Subject: General Tech | August 18, 2006 - 01:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Microsoft's iPod killer, Zune, still has to make an appearance in the plastic, but some have seen at least the interface. Head to Slashdot for a look at the Zune, and what to expect.
Subject: Mobile | August 18, 2006 - 11:22 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With a 17" display, and over 8lbs, the Alienware Aurora m9700 isn't exactly as mobile as most laptops. However as Legion PC Gamers proves, it's raison d'etre is pure gaming power. It's default setup is one Go 7900GS, it is SLI capable, as well as having RAID as an option. If you need a laptop that can play the latest games at max resolutions, and price is no problem, then take a look at this hot little number.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 18, 2006 - 10:17 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Apart from the Pro running at 500MHz GPU/800MHz RAM, and the XT at 578MHz GPU/1.38GHz RAM, they are the same card. The XT does tend to be more expensive, and faster, but HotHardware wants to know which is the better bang for your buck. Handy hint, they are available in both PCIe and AGP.
Subject: General Tech | August 18, 2006 - 08:51 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hexus has links to the newly announced F.E.A.R. multi-player addon. Even better, it is a free download!
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