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Subject: Graphics Cards | September 6, 2006 - 11:54 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Lake Forest, IL — (September 6, 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 their new BFG GeForce™ 7950 GT OC™ 512MB PCIe
and BFG GeForce™ 7900 GS OC™ 256MB PCIe graphics cards.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 6, 2006 - 11:51 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
nVIDIA's new card, the 7900GS comes out at the competitive price range of $200-$240, making SLI systems a little more affordable. Although it is only about $50 cheaper than some 7900GTs, that can add up when you are getting 2 cards. Start off at [H] with their review, but don't forget Ryan's at the top of the page.
Subject: General Tech | September 6, 2006 - 11:35 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Google's new tool is the ability to search 200 years worth of scanned in print pubilcations over the web. For a small fee, which goes straight to the original publisher you get to read the full article. If you don't want to pay, you will have to be satisfied with a synopsis. Head to Slashdot to read more about it. (this article is free)
Subject: General Tech | September 6, 2006 - 11:12 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 5, 2006
— Intel today announced plans for restructuring following an analysis
of the company's structure and efficiency. As a result of the
restructuring, the company expects to generate savings in costs and
operating expenses of approximately $2 billion in 2007. In 2008 the
company expects savings from this restructuring to grow to
approximately $3 billion annually.
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 5, 2006
Subject: Systems | September 5, 2006 - 05:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Antec Fusion seems aptly named, a mix of HTPC style, with some serious cooling. It is very easy to set up with the colour coded instructions and the quiet power supply and 120mm fans don't make that much noise. Take a look and see if you are as impressed as Overclockers Online.
Subject: General Tech | September 5, 2006 - 03:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Extremetech reviews the Logitech's VX Revolution Notebook mouse. Not just an undersized mouse that can barely connect to a laptop 6 inches away, it is full sized and has a range of 30 feet. There are also a lot of extra buttons to make your life easier, so check this 'revolution' in mousing out right now.
Subject: Systems | September 5, 2006 - 03:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With a bit of tweaking, and a good cooling system, [H] will show you how to put together a budget system with the performance of an Intel Extreme Edition or an AMD FX processor. Make sure you read it.
You can also get a second opinion from Ryan, he has just updated the Hardware Leaderboard, and for the first time ever, 3 of the 4 systems are Intel.
Subject: General Tech | September 5, 2006 - 12:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Intel Game Demo Contest was launched at GDC 2006 to
empower game developers and break down game development barriers. Over
the course of the last five months, 80 people entered the contest, narrowed
down to six finalists. With our two prize categories, Best Threaded Game
and Best Game on the Go, we have the following winners:
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 5, 2006 - 12:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
You may remember Diamond Multimedia as the graphics company that sold you your first 3DFX product. The brand itself was purchased wholesale by a company called Best Data, who have produce many different products under the Diamond name. [H]ard|OCP reivews their Viper X1600 Pro 512MB, not the fastest ATI chipset, but at ~$129.99, it does pretty good.
Subject: General Tech | September 5, 2006 - 11:58 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CNet reports on an Office flaw particluar to Word, that is running around in the wild. As opposed to many vulnerabilities, this one was not discovered by researchers in a lab, or a white hat playing with code. It is out there and it wants to munch your DNS.
Subject: General Tech | September 1, 2006 - 04:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sporadic network troubles can drive a person nuts, which is why our Networking forum has been busy this week. Some members think IE7beta3 may give Firefox some stiff competition, but others disagree, much like this Intel vs.
Subject: General Tech | September 1, 2006 - 04:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CNet reports on a Samsung MP3 player, that will contain speakers so you can listen to your music without headphones. That's not the only thing going for it, as is should be compatible with Urge, Yahoo Music, Rhapsody and Napster.
"At first look, the K5 Digital Audio Player, which is slated to be released Sept. 10, doesn't look too different from other portable audio players.
Subject: Storage | September 1, 2006 - 03:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
25Gb gives a lot of space to back things up. HardwareZone has tested LG's Blu-ray burner, which can burn onto just about any CD or DVD format on the market. Drop by and take a look at this drive, which is a big improvement on previous Blu-ray burners.
Subject: General Tech | September 1, 2006 - 03:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Go to TECHGAGE, watch the movie, and then wait patiently for TF2 to be released.
"We've just posted the latest trailer from Valve. This time it's of the upcoming Team Fortress 2, and it weighs in at 218MB (WMV HD)."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
Subject: General Tech | September 1, 2006 - 03:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Digital Trends looks at the most obvious reason people will want to upgrade to Vista, the gaming improvements. New and improved minsweeper, not to mention chess games all come with Vista too.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 31, 2006 - 05:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Lounge wants to help you get a little more life out of your s939 system. By rounding up all the heatsinks they can find and comparing them, they'll help you buy one of the best ones, tweak your multiplier up a bit. Overclock it far enough, and you might even feel like you have a new system.
"AM2 has revitalized AMD's K8 architecture. Core 2 has spurred the competition fiercely. Socket 939
has lost its leg up. Or has it?
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 31, 2006 - 03:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Madshrimps look at 2 products from Clever Power, a CPU stabilizer and a VGA booster. Both are essential huge banks of capacitors, which massage the electrical flow to your components into a perfect sine wave. If you are having random power related problems, you owe it to yourself to check these out.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 31, 2006 - 03:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
While tooling around in ATI's newest driver, Beyond3D noticed something a little odd, the GPGPU. Take a visit and find out what they discovered.
"Using R580 and with unique device IDs of 724E and 724F, at least as far as the Linux driver is
concerned and confirmed on ATI's vendor ID page, these FireStream products appear to be distinct
boards with R580, but with a different purpose than 3D graphics acceleration."
Here are some more Graphics Card articles from around the web:
Subject: Motherboards | August 31, 2006 - 11:40 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H] notices something new in the way Gigabyte put together their new Core 2 Duo mobo. They have always been a company that makes stable boards, but haven't had a history of good overclockability. That changes with the GA-965P-DQ6, they got a Core 2 Duo E6300 1.87GHz to run at 3.3GHz, with a 472MHz FSB, but they did need to break out a few waterblocks to do so.
Subject: General Tech | August 31, 2006 - 11:30 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The next time you find yourself browsing on a pubic terminal, the creator of Browsar hopes you will use his program to keep your surfing secret. A tiny download that overlays IE, and deletes any cookies, passwords or autocomplete information you may have left behind. The Inquirer has a link to this little program, perhaps a way to avoid identity theft.