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Subject: General Tech | March 14, 2007 - 02:42 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
According to this story on The Inquirer, Xbox Live is being opened up to be reachable by PCs. Halo 2 will be the initial test of this, and if it works you will have a chance to pit yourself against console only gamers.
Subject: General Tech | March 14, 2007 - 02:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 13, 2007 — Innovation was the word of the day as Intel announced the winners of the Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS). The top award, a $100,000 scholarship from the Intel Foundation, went to Mary Masterman, 17, who built an accurate spectrograph that identifies the specific characteristics — or "fingerprints" — of different kinds of molecules. Spectrographs have wide applications in research and industry and can cost as much as $100,000.
Subject: General Tech | March 14, 2007 - 01:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report has been hard at ... err work ... at the Games Development Conference. Drop by to see what kind of impression a guy in slacks and a shirt makes with the gamers.
Subject: General Tech | March 14, 2007 - 12:00 AM | Ryan Shrout
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Subject: Graphics Cards | March 13, 2007 - 01:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Get over to HotHardware and read their review of 2 HDMI cards from ASUS, the EAX1600PRO and the EN7600GT. Without spending huge amounts of money you can get HDMI compatibility and still bea ble to game. These cards are not going to let you run at a huge resolution with every graphics effect a
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 13, 2007 - 12:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Shuttle's new X200 HTPC system is tiny at 11.76' X 8.27' X 2.1', as [H]ard|OCP puts it "roughly the size of a single package of printer paper". While Shuttle did pack a fair amount of power into the system, [H] found it lacking in some areas, especially it's lack of an HD tuner, and the fact you can't even get one in afterwards. As well, they really liked the lack of bloatware, but would
Subject: Motherboards | March 13, 2007 - 11:14 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Motherboards.org has posted their review of the M2N32-SLI Premium Vista Edition, and the only bad thing they can say about it is that it doesn't support CrossFire, as it's an nForce board. It comes with more extras than any board on the market, including a flash drive that you can use to set up Vista's ReadyBoost. Head over to see all the o
Subject: General Tech | March 13, 2007 - 11:05 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
What if Ageia wasn't really trying to make things clow up prettier, but instead had a plot to create high-performance computing with off the shelf parts ... namely their physics card. At the GDC, a company called Codeplay talked about their new auto-parallelizing compiler. It's called Sieve and it is target to run on three different platforms, multicore x86, Ageia's PhysX, and IBM's Cell. Read on to hear the rest of the secrets Ars Technica has discovered, before someone silences them.
Subject: Motherboards | March 13, 2007 - 10:47 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Designed for ultra compact embedded systems with demanding digital media requirements, such as slimline LCD PCs and digital signage, small yet powerful set top boxes and next generation car PCs, the VIA EPIA NX-series Nano-ITX mainboard boasts the latest generation 1.5GHz VIA C7 processor, or 1.2GHz VIA Eden processor for the fastest fanless configuration.
VIA Shows How Clean Computing Can Halve Power Use at the Green California Exposition @ VIA Technolog
Subject: General Tech | March 13, 2007 - 10:45 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan, March 12, 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, will showcase a range of highly power efficient partner products for enterprise at the Green California Summit and Exposition taking place in Sacramento, California from 13-14 March 2007, booth 1030.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 12, 2007 - 05:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Join AnandTech in looking at 4 different manufacturers overclocked 8800 GTS and GTXs although only 2 offered the lesser 640MB versions as well as the full 768. Not every manufacturer has set the clock speeds to the same frequency or even the same ratios. As well the voltage and temps differ between the cards. Take a look at the impact that memory and speed has on these otherwise identical cards.
Subject: Processors | March 12, 2007 - 04:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 12, 2007 — Further expanding its quad-core processor family line-up, Intel Corporation today announced two energy-efficient 50-watt server processors that represent a 35- to nearly 60-percent decrease in power from Intel's existing 80- and 120-watt quad-core server products.
Subject: General Tech | March 12, 2007 - 02:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
We at PC Perspective would like to congratulate Jimmy N. from Texas! He is the winner in the PCPerspective and Newegg Win a Wii contest.
Thanks to everyone that participated, and keep your eye out for more contests, like the NCAA Tournament.
Subject: General Tech | March 12, 2007 - 01:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
All you need is a CBS SportsLine.com free membership, and a few picks! Join up here, if you don't already have a membership, for a chance at bragging rights and a prize of undisclosed nature.
Join the tournament here, and use this thread for your trash talk.
Subject: General Tech | March 12, 2007 - 01:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
BurnOutPC reviews 3 mouse enhancement products from XTracPads, MouseGrips, MouseDotz and Instaglide. The Grips adhere to the top of the mouse, to increase the friction between the mouse and your hand, and the Dotz are Teflon and replace the old beat up pads on the bottom of your mouse. As for the Instaglide, think ski wax.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 12, 2007 - 11:31 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Virtual-Hideout reviews the Gigabyte 3D Aurora 570 case. It's aluminium construction keeps the weigh of the case under 20lbs, and that is a good trick, considering they have upped the cases volume 10% over the ATX specs. Side loading 3.5" bays, easy to install 5.25" bays accessed by opening the front panel and three 120 mm fans push this case beyond a mere box. Watercoolers w
Subject: General Tech | March 12, 2007 - 11:15 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ExtremeTech has wrapped up their GDC 2007 coverage with a big slideshow, covering some interesting new peripherals and systems, as well as a long writeup on the presentations they saw. Get a look at what is coming up for 2007/8.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 12, 2007 - 10:43 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, CA (March 12, 2007) — CorsairÂ®, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer products, today announced the company will showcase its impressive breath of award-winning products in the upcoming CeBIT Germany trade fair. CeBIT is the world's largest IT related trade event targeting the industry and users passionate about technology.
Subject: General Tech | March 9, 2007 - 06:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Some congratulations are in order for our 2 new forum mods, Scruff35 in our BOINC forum and Harryc os modding in our LINUX forum. Drop by and cheer them on, and look for their interviews with UncleBob on the front page. As well, a certain simian member has convinced our Wise admin to make it possible to embed video on the forums.