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Subject: General Tech | September 22, 2006 - 03:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Futurelooks reviews a tiny Bluetooth mouse, not much bigger than the 2 AA batteries that it runs on. It is easy to recharge, and will fit in even the most cramped laptop case. Mind you, you might want to keep it tied to something, as it will be very easy to lose.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 22, 2006 - 02:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HEXUS has noticed the answer ASUS gave about the 3rd PCI Express slot on an unrelased (P5N32 SLI) motherboard. Much like ATI's upcoming PPU, it does more that just process physics in games, it is also meant to be a co-processor for the CPU to dump many mathematical calculations onto.
Subject: General Tech | September 22, 2006 - 12:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
On the one hand, you are playing Vincent, with all his guns. On the other hand, it's a non-RPG from SquareSoft, who have a dodgy history when they try to break away from that. Then you read the article at Ars Technica and find out there is an entire level where you are forced to play as Cait Sith.
Subject: General Tech | September 22, 2006 - 11:48 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Head to the Inquirer, who have a link to a Dutch site that has a list of AMDs upcoming processors and some of the specs. The new FX's don't have a release date yet, but the 3 GHz X2 6000+ is to be out in November.
Subject: Processors | September 21, 2006 - 05:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H] spoke with AMDs Senior VP and CTO, Phil Hester about the upcoming quad core processor, currently named Barcelona. The interview covers a lot of ground on what AMDs future plans are, including the aquisition if ATI.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 21, 2006 - 02:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Technibble reveals the theory behind airflow in cases and how to best utilize it. Without getting incredibly technical, they show why a sealed negative case is the worst possible situation and why unsealed positive is the best way to go ... plus explaining what those terms mean.
Subject: Storage | September 21, 2006 - 02:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Buying blank DVDs may be a lot less confusing if these 3 inventors are allowed to continue developing this disk technology. As CNET reports, because different formats burn to different depths on the CD, by having 3 layers on one disk you can choose which format to burn.
Subject: Displays | September 21, 2006 - 11:56 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With an 16ms grey to grey response time, the Samsung 244T might not seem like the best monitor for gaming and action movies, but at 24 inches viewable it deserves a little slack. Bona Fire Reviews can show you a lot more about it, including a good idea how big it is, by measuring the screen in CDs.
"Last month we had the chance to review one of Samsung's largest LCD display's with their 24" 244T monitor. The 244T was a very good
performer and quite enjoyable to review.
Subject: General Tech | September 21, 2006 - 11:48 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD seems to have hired a marketing company called Design Reactor, who specialize in viral marketing and joining tech forums to spam them with messages. This time they were advertising AMD's Virtual Tradeshow, and you might have even seen them on our forums. Drop by NGOHQ for more info.
Subject: Motherboards | September 20, 2006 - 07:05 PM | Ryan Shrout
Asus just sent over some PR that details their upcoming release of the P5N32-SLI Premium motherboard based on the nForce 590 SLI chipset and support Core 2 Duo processors from Intel. Below is the PR and image. You can discuss this board, and the apparently lack of Intel-based 590 SLI solutions, in our newly enhanced PC Perspective Forums!
Source: PC Perspective
Subject: Motherboards | September 20, 2006 - 06:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
In one corner you have the less expensive Foxconn board, with a slightly less powerful southbrigde. It does a little of everything, but doesn't provide as many extras in the way of SATA channels, RAID and PCI Express 16x. In the other corner you have Gigabyte, with the better southbridge that costs about double. The Tech Report gives you the lowdown on which board can give you the better value and why.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 20, 2006 - 03:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
XFX passed on a GeForce 7950 GT 570M Extreme to [H]ard|OCP, who pitted it against the toughest competition they could find. One of the most noticable things about this card is the passive cooling system, which begs the question as to what you could achieve with a 3rd party cooling solution. Head over to see what this card can do right out of the box.
Subject: General Tech | September 20, 2006 - 03:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new 2nd Generation iPod nano is different from it's predecessor. With 24 hours of playback time and an aluminium casing, these changes are in the rigth direction as well. Ars Technica can tell you all about it.
Subject: General Tech | September 20, 2006 - 03:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
PARINTINS, Brazil, Sept. 20, 2006
— In one of the most remote inhabited places on Earth, the Amazon,
Intel Corporation has created a wireless, high-speed Internet network
for residents to access vast resources of medical, educational and
commercial knowledge through computers.
PARINTINS, Brazil, Sept. 20, 2006
Subject: General Tech | September 20, 2006 - 12:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Thanks to Shot Online, you can now participate in a MMO golf game. Gamepyre reviews the free online version that is available right now, as well as the bought version which opens up more features for those who fall in love with the game.
Subject: General Tech | September 20, 2006 - 12:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Leaving your PC on 24/7 sucks up a noticable amount of power, the generation of which which tends to cause pollution. VIA Arena takes a moment to think about what a person can do to eevn out the damage ... without giving up PCs or Distributed Computing altogether.
Subject: Mobile | September 19, 2006 - 06:58 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H] be impressed mightily by a barebones laptop from the lads at ASUS. It be an empty chest, just awaitin some swabbie ta fill it with their best booty. It be beating burying your swag by many a fathom.
Subject: Memory | September 19, 2006 - 04:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The lads at Hot Hardware be proving Corsairs still cause fear and they be a Dominator of the electronic seas. Get o'er there and get readin afore yer keel-hauled!
Subject: Systems | September 19, 2006 - 01:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Our mates at [H]ard|OCP be doing a review of the Gateway FX510XG system o' gaming. She be rigged out for a hard sail into whatever realms o' tha imagination you might be venturing towards.
"Gateway couples an Intel Core 2 Duo with one of ATI's most powerful graphics processors. Could this be a match made in heaven?"
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Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 19, 2006 - 12:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Thar be a new way to be keeping your PC cool. Tha scurvy dogs at
Slashdot be noticing some bright swabs tearing apart an ionic air
purifier. They be puttin' in in tha front of thar PC in place o' tha
intake fans. They be using charges both negative and positive ta be
movin' air 'round.