Stand in the place where you are

Subject: General Tech | July 5, 2006 - 08:50 AM |
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With the NOVOGO V30 voice command SatNav system, you have a "You are here" dot everywhere you go.  Visit UK Gamer for a look at this GPS system.

"The V30 is the most basic of the four "V" series range which comprises of the V30, V50, V70 and V90.

The main unit remains the same throughout the range with the differences being down to the inclusion

of a TMC traffic report function and a remote controller on some models."

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Source: UK Gamer

The next big thing in mousing

Subject: General Tech | July 4, 2006 - 02:57 PM |
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So you've bought the highest DPI mouse you can find, and a high quality mousing surface for it to run around on, but you still want more?  Drop by XYZ computer for a look at the next step in gaming dominance, the Razer Armadillo cable management system.

Home theatre in a small box

Subject: General Tech | July 4, 2006 - 01:22 PM |
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A True Review looks at the new Soundmatters FULLstageHD Audio System, which is composed of a reciever and a subwoofer.  It claims to provide High Definition 2.1 sound with  only that subwoofer needed.  Read on to find out if they managed to do it.

"Some time ago, I reviewed an impressive single piece audio system — the MAINstage from Soundmatters.

A physics scandle brewing?

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 4, 2006 - 11:50 AM |
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An anonymous discussion has lead The Inquirer to report that ATI and nVIDIA's phsics engine, designed to run directly on thier cards is nowhere close to the technology Ageia uses in their dedicated PPU.  Mind you, we are still waiting for DX10, which may change that.

Source: The Inquirer

Low profile heatsink

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 4, 2006 - 09:52 AM |
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Virtual-Hideout has  a review of the Zalman CNPS8000, a powerful cooler that is only 62.5mm tall.  This makes it perfect for HTPCs and other slim cases, but still keep an eye on the sides, it is as wide as most current heatsinks.

Have a blast on Independance Day

Subject: General Tech | July 4, 2006 - 09:39 AM |
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MAKE:Blog has several links on how to have a bit o' fun making or photographing fireworks.  Drop by and see if any of their tips can make your holiday brighter, and maybe safer too!

"Spark it up for the Fourth with your own home brewed sparklers! United Nuclear has the goods you'll

need & Wired has a geek fireworks guide, from detonators to taking photos"

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Source: MAKE: Blog

Some thoughts on a distant view

Subject: General Tech | June 30, 2006 - 01:32 PM |
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Drop by [H]ard|OCP for a well thought out look at Windows Vista.  Not exactly a review, but more an overview of what could be the main reasons to upgrade when it is available.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

The Summer of Defeat

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 30, 2006 - 11:01 AM |
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Techgage will take you through the improvements offered by the summer update of Day of Defeat.  Read the article while you are waiting for Steam to finish the download.

"Valve has unleashed a new DoD: Source update, and this one is a winner. Included is a brand new mode, Detonation, which will be familiar to some CS players. Two new maps and the film grain graphic effect are also included. We give our first impressions inside."

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Source: TECHGAGE

Build an Ultra-matic HTPC

Subject: Systems | June 29, 2006 - 03:48 PM |
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Drop by motherboards.org for a look at the Ultra Products Microfly SFF case, a perfect home for an HTPC system.  It might take a bit of planning to squeeze a full system in the box, but once you get it in, it should run nice and steady.

Storage Area Networks versus Network Attached Storage

Subject: Storage | June 29, 2006 - 03:09 PM |
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Drop by Extremetech for a look at the Hammer Z-box, a 1 Terrabyte storage solution.  Along the way they will explain NAS and SAN and what unique features each has.

Source: Extremetech

Transform your laptop into a PVR with Diamond

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 29, 2006 - 02:40 PM |
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The Diamond Multimedia PVR-660 USB TV Tuner lets you turn a laptop, or any other computer, into a PVR.  It also comes with extra cabling to make your life easier.  Drop by [H] for all the info.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Four 12V rails, with 500W to split between them

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 29, 2006 - 09:35 AM |
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ClubOC puts the 750W iStar TC-750PD2 to the test.  With 4 rock solid 12V rails, it is perfect for quad SLI.  It only has one fan, an 80mm exhaust, so you shouldn't find it terribly loud either.

Source: Club OC

Yes, you still have to brush them

Subject: General Tech | June 29, 2006 - 09:17 AM |
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Over at Slashdot, there is an article about some very Sci-Fi testing that has completed at the University of Alberta.  Using ultrasound and an implanted wireless device, they have regrown diseased and damaged teeth to perfect health.  Eventually they figure to be able to use it on any bone in the body.

Source: Slashdot

Quietly cooling your HTPC

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 28, 2006 - 02:52 PM |
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The nMedia Icetank is not strictly for HTPC usage, but considering how quietly it can cool, it is perfect for that type of use.  It is fairly large, but designed to fit almost any processor type, which greatly helps during installation.  Drop by O2 for the full review.

Antibacterial keyboard

Subject: General Tech | June 28, 2006 - 12:03 PM |
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The Fellowes Split Design Keyboard that XYZ Computing tested looks like many split design keyboards, but with an extra feature.  It has "Microban coating is designed to prevent microbe growth in order to stop
the growth of the bacteria which can ultimately cause stains, odors,
and hurt the life of the product
".  This may keep it clean and smelling fresh(?), but they also warn that it is NOT designed to "p

Socket AM2 From ASUS

Subject: Motherboards | June 28, 2006 - 10:55 AM |
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Drop by [H]ard|OCP for their review of the impressively decked out M2N32-SLI Deluxe.  This motherboard's features and extras are so inclusive, it even comes with a fan and assembly to be used in systems with watercooling.  Add the fact that with a little fiddling, the memory bus broke 400MHz, and you have a board worth your consideration.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Dell's 19 inch monitor (system sold seperately)

Subject: Displays | June 28, 2006 - 09:06 AM |
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You can buy a monitor from Dell, and still get the support you would get from buying a whole system, which makes this monitor handy for those you know who can break anything.  Techgage has a full review of the 19" UltraSharp 1907FP LCD Monitor, with 8ms response, so drop by for a peek.

Source: TECHGAGE

Hexus presents their Computex Best of Show picks

Subject: General Tech | June 28, 2006 - 08:57 AM |
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Drop by for a look at the winners in 10 different categories, and even more pictures of the show, and the winning products of course.

Source: Hexus

Sony's Core-Duo VIAO

Subject: Mobile | June 27, 2006 - 03:52 PM |
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Drop by HotHardware for a look at Sony's Core Duo notebook, the VGN-SZ150P/C.  Not exactly an ultramobile, but not very large either, it should satisfy most of your multimedia needs, while you are on the go.  It even does it with typical Sony style.

Source: HotHardware

What's new at Mushkin

Subject: Memory | June 27, 2006 - 12:28 PM |
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The newest DDR2 DIMM from Mushkin is the Redline XP2 8000.  It is meant to run at 1000MHz, and 4-5-4-11 timings, you will be able to tighten those timings up when running at 800MHz.  Drop by Bjorn3D for the full story.

Source: Bjorn3D