Take time out of your day today, to just sit

Subject: General Tech | September 11, 2006 - 09:34 AM |
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Today is one of those rare days in my life where I have to sit back and relax for a long while and just think.  It has been five years since that fateful day we now know simply as "9/11" and too many, the thougths of the day are still ripe in our minds.  I am one of those people; not because I lost a loved one in the event or lived in NY or anything like that, but just because I am usually one of the most patriotic people I am around.  The attacks made me angry, MAKE me angry, and all the constant bi

Take time out of your day today, to just sit

Subject: Editorial | September 11, 2006 - 09:33 AM |
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Today is one of those rare days in my life where I have to sit back and relax for a long while and just think.  It has been five years since that fateful day we now know simply as "9/11" and too many, the thougths of the day are still ripe in our minds.  I am one of those people; not because I lost a loved one in the event or lived in NY or anything like that, but just because I am usually one of the most patriotic people I am around.  The attacks made me angry, MAKE me angry, and all the constant bi

Killer NIC Goes on Sale

Subject: General Tech | September 9, 2006 - 10:17 AM |
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If you haven't heard about the Killer NIC, then you are missing out on one of the biggest debates in hardware community right now.  It is a network card, that has an on-board version of Linux, used to supposed improve ping times while playing games.


Newegg is the first to have the item in stock, and to

New VIA Hyperion Pro drivers

Subject: Chipsets | September 8, 2006 - 06:07 PM |
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A new updated version of the VIA Hyperion Pro drivers are now available.
The package contains the following drivers:

INF Driver V2.80A
AGP Driver V4.60A
VIA PATA/SATA IDE Driver Package V1.40A
VIA V-RAID Driver V5.30C, RAID Tools V5.30

Only the INF driver and the AGP driver have changed from the previous
version.

The package supports the following operating systems: Windows 2000,
Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT4, Windows XP, Windows XP 64Bit

Source: VIA Arena

There is always a good reason to visit our forums

Subject: General Tech | September 8, 2006 - 03:49 PM |
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Spyware keeps getting smarter and harder to defend against, which is why a few of our members are trying to figure out

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Corsair's DHE Domination

Subject: Memory | September 8, 2006 - 02:57 PM |
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Hexus had Corsair's newest and fastest RAM to date, the TWIN2X2048-8888C4DF.  At 800MHz with 5-5-5-18 and a brand new cooling solution, these DIMMs are poised to take over the high end RAM market.

"Recently a plane flew over HEXUS.towers, dropping a package for us. We were being dominated, or were we the ones that would be doing the

Dominating?

Source: Hexus

PDAs to give you extra mobility

Subject: Mobile | September 8, 2006 - 02:22 PM |
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The Tech Zone has published a guide to help give you an idea what to look for in PDAs.  With the vast amount of choices on the market, it really comes down to what you need, and they are happy to tell you the key features to search for.

Red Orchestra: A mod grows up and moves out

Subject: General Tech | September 8, 2006 - 11:45 AM |
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The Fragging Frogs spent a bit of time playing this mod for Unreal Tournament 2005.  It is a very realistic game, you shoot using iron sights, not a magic crosshair, and there are a limited number of the various rifles, so not everyone can be a sniper or heavy gunner.  It has now become it's own standalone game, and Gamehelper takes a look at how it has matured.

Source: Gamehelper

Lost your laptop? Hope you secured your files!

Subject: General Tech | September 8, 2006 - 11:31 AM |
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PC Mechanic examines several ways to protect your data through encryption, including the My Private Folder from Microsoft that never took off.  Drop by for an overview of several good ways to keep your personal files personal.

Source: PC Mechanic

Overclocking freedom, the likes of which we haven't seen in quite a while

Subject: Processors | September 7, 2006 - 06:17 PM |
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Tweaktown took 2 of Intel's top processors, the Core 2 Extreme X6800 and E6700 turned the voltage up to 1.475V and pushed them as far as they could go.  The results are impressive, it has been a long while since CPU's could be pushed this far.

Source: TweakTown

Intel® vPro(TM) Technology Poised to Redefine Business PCs

Subject: General Tech | September 7, 2006 - 05:16 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 7, 2006
- Intel Corporation
today introduced Intel® vPro™ technology, a package
of hardware and software that marks a major change in what businesses
can expect from their PCs, providing IT workers with unprecedented
levels of computing performance and more proactive control of security
and costs. Intel also said early trials with select Fortune 500
companies showed an average potential cost savings of 40 percent.

Revisiting CoV and PPUs

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 7, 2006 - 04:10 PM |
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The new City of Villains patch is out, so AnanadTech revisits Ageia's PPU and the effect it has on playability.  To make things easier to compare CoV now supports software physics, so the performance difference the PPU makes can realy be highlighted.

Source: AnandTech

Lacie gives you lego storage

Subject: Storage | September 7, 2006 - 01:44 PM |
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Hardware Zone presents a review of the Lacie Brick Desktop Harddrive.  Available in 3 colours, white that holds 160GB or 500GB, red is 250GB and blue at 300GB.  Take a look for yourself, they're dead ringers for Lego bricks.

"The Brick is truly a jaw-dropping desktop hard drive, as it can store massive amount of data and combines functionality and design all in

one beautiful package."

Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:

EPoX's no-frills Core 2 Duo motherboard

Subject: Motherboards | September 7, 2006 - 12:02 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP reviews EPoX's Core 2 Duo board, the EP-5P945Pro.  For less than $100 dollars, you get a motherbord with no frills, including no SLI support, but it handles Core 2 Duo chips perfectly well.  A great base to build a PC that sees normal use, but not recommended for gamers or overclockers.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Preorder your flying car, only 5% down!

Subject: General Tech | September 7, 2006 - 11:40 AM |
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CNet has links to both preorder your Terrafugia and a flight simulator so you can practice while you are waiting for it to arrive ... in 2009ish.   More of a light aircraft you drive to the airport to fly away in, than something you can launch from your own driveway, it at least makes some efforts to get us into the flying cars we were all supposed to have by now.

Wireless Digital Music Network

Subject: General Tech | September 6, 2006 - 05:55 PM |
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The Sonos Digital Music System is difficult to describe.  The ZonePlayers are the hub of the system, one is connected directly to your router, the rest (up to 32 in total) can then connect to that one ZonePlayer wirelessly.  Designed to play music files from a PC, with a NAS device, you don't even need that.  The ZonePlayers come in 2 flavours, one with a built in  amplifier, and a cheaper one that does not.  Once they are hooked to the network, the ZonePlayer is then attached either directly to speakers, or to an existing stereo setup, and it is all run through one re

Source: CoolTechZone

OCZ Technology Group Announces Grand Opening of Asia Pacific Product Development

Subject: Memory | September 6, 2006 - 05:29 PM |
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Sunnyvale, CA-September 6, 2006-OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in
innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, is pleased
to announce the opening of the new OCZ Asia Pacific Product Development and
Logistics Center, located in Chung Ho City, Taipei County, Taiwan.

Feast your eyes on Episode 2

Subject: General Tech | September 6, 2006 - 03:34 PM |
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Want to get a peek at HL2 Episode 2?  What are you waiting for, get over to OCMODSHOP and start downloading the new videos!

"OCModShop brings you two new downloadable videos of Half-Life 2: Episode 2 that show off some of the

gameplay features, and reveal a little of the technical updates to the Source engine."

Here is some more Tech News from around the web:

Gaming

Source: OCMODSHOP

Spire's new case loves showing off it's insides

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 6, 2006 - 02:14 PM |
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Hi-Tech Reviews looks at the Pininfarina, the new stylish case from Spire.  Not only attractive looking, it may well be one of the easiest cases to work in.

Blu-ray Diode Supply Problems and Apple Debuts Core 2 Duo Line-up

Subject: General Tech | September 6, 2006 - 11:59 AM |
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It appears that Sony is delaying their European launch of the PS3, and reducing initial shipments of the new console in the North American and Japanese markets. The article cites the delay caused by a meagre blue-laser diode supply which is causing other OEMs to start grumbling. Lite-ON (aka.

Source: BetaNews