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Subject: General Tech | July 18, 2006 - 12:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you find yourself looking for something more than just work or school, but aren't really into the bridge-building or ditch digging that the Peacecorps tends to focus on, then consider the Geekcorps. Read all about this group of internationally travelling geeky philanthropists at VIA Arena.
"Geekcorps is a division of the International Executive Services Corps (IESC).
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 17, 2006 - 06:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
MVKTECH looks at the nVIDIA GeForce 7950 GX2 1GB Quad SLI. Take two slightly shrunk 7900's, mate the PCBs like conjoined twins, with only one having the PCI Express connector to the motherboard, and sit back and benchmark.
Subject: General Tech | July 17, 2006 - 03:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you find yourself frustrated with the placement of keys in your favourite games, consider the Ideazon FANG gaming pad. All your keys are in close proximity, and it is easier than trying to manually change key bindings in-game or with a config.ini file. Read the full review at [H]ard|OCP.
Subject: Mobile | July 17, 2006 - 01:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Legit Reviews found a "whitebook" (a bare bones laptop, essentially no components other than the casing, screen and mobo), to build a gaming machine from. The Clevo M575U and Sager 5760 can fit an impressive array of parts, and will function as a perfect desktop replacement.
""It's now officially the summer of 2006 and it's time to do publish another article on how to build
your own gaming notebook. The changes from 2005 to 2006 were significant when it comes to notebooks.
Subject: Processors | July 17, 2006 - 12:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The stats on the upcoming Woodcrest server chip from Intel certainly make it seem to be an impressive leap from Xeon. A 4MB L2 cache shared between it's two cores, a 1333MHz Dual-Independent Bus and signifigantly reduced power consumption are just a few of the improvements AnandTech discusses.
"For the past two years Intel has been holding workshops in Oregon, where they invite a few of the
hardware sites to view their upcoming technology.
Subject: General Tech | July 17, 2006 - 12:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you are finding yourself at a loss trying to explain digital cameras, megapixels and sensor sizes, Dan's Data can straighten you out. Drop by to find out why buying a camera just based on the fact that it has a bazillion megapixels might not take pictures any better than a 2 year old model.
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 16, 2006 - 03:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
In part three of the multi-GPU World TOur, Bjorn3D examines 6 motherboards, 3 based on Radeon chipsets and 3 on nForce. The three SLI systems are beginning to take shape.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 14, 2006 - 06:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SPCR is concerened about heat, but are also concerned about the amount of noise produced as a by-product. While they were checking out the nMedia Icetank, they swapped the original fan with their favorite low noise fan ... click over find out what happened.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 14, 2006 - 03:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Motherboards.org takes a sneek peek at the nForce4 590 and 570 chipsets, designed for the new Conroe Core 2 Duo chips from Intel. Even better, they are compatible with all existing LGA-775 CPUs on the market currently.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 14, 2006 - 12:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H] takes a look at Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter for the Xbox 360. Find out what the single player is like, and take a look at the multiplayer game types, available with Xbox360 Live.
"The face of war has changed. Enemy lines blur, and there is no longer a clear opponent. New enemies
and new threats require a new type of warfare - a new type of soldier. Enter the Ghosts."
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Subject: General Tech | July 14, 2006 - 12:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Close on the heels of Excel vulnerabilities patched this week, a flaw in PowerPoint could lead to remote code execution. Be very cautious in opening any .ppt attachments you get, and read the full story at CNET.
Subject: Processors | July 14, 2006 - 12:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Intel has bid goodbye to the Pentium, and released the Conroe Core 2 based processor. These chips are faster and use less power than the previous Intel CPU's. Start your tour at [H]ard|OCP, and see how the Core 2 Extreme X6800 and the Core 2 Duo E6700 perform in real games.
Subject: Memory | July 14, 2006 - 11:40 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high
performance and high reliability memory, today announced the PC2-7200
DDR2 Special Ops Edition. The new DDR2-900 SOE is part of the limited
edition Special Ops series which is a line of memory that caters to the
needs of gamers and features a unique camouflage motif XTC heatspreader.
Subject: General Tech | July 13, 2006 - 06:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Is it a keypad, a game pad or something else altogether? Think Computers can tell you all about the Saitek Pro Gamer Command Unit, and what it can do for you in FPS and RTS games.
Subject: General Tech | July 13, 2006 - 04:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder 2 is essentially a VCR with a twist. Hook it up to your cable, exactly like you would a VCR. It will record MPEG-4s of whatever channel you are on, giving you a choice of 4 resolutions. Once you've recorded, either plug into a PC for transfer to an iPOD, or a memory stick for PSP. XYZ Computing can tell you all about it.
Subject: Storage | July 13, 2006 - 02:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report takes a look at Super Talent's upcoming flash based 2.5" laptop disk drive. With 3 sizes (4, 8 and 16 GBs), it won't hold huge amounts of data but certainly enough to be useful. With no moving parts, the power drain is in the neighbourhood of 10% of a normal drive's requirements, this will extend your notebooks battery.
Subject: General Tech | July 13, 2006 - 02:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 13, 2006 — Intel Corporation's board of directors has declared a $0.10 per share quarterly dividend on the company's common stock. The dividend will be payable on September 1, 2006 to stockholders of record on August 7, 2006.
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 13, 2006 - 12:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
bit-tech continues the Multi-GPU World Tour with the second installment. Read on to find out what GPU's are chosen for the 3 systems.
Subject: Displays | July 13, 2006 - 12:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
About $350 seems a reasonable price for a 20.1" widescreen LCD. When you add in 8ms response time, a (typical) 800:1 contrast ratio, 176 degree viewing angle and fullscreen at 1680 x 1050 resolution, it sounds even better. Get the full review of ViewSonic's VX2025 at A1-Electronics.
Subject: General Tech | July 13, 2006 - 11:59 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It certainly sounds easy enough to use. Just plug the USB TV Tuner into your home PC, and then plug your cable into the USB tuner. Once you are at another PC (at work, for example), just start a Skype video call with your home computer and you are watching TV. Drop by The Inquirer for more on this handy device.