Wired Picks Worst Comments

Subject: General Tech | December 28, 2005 - 05:48 PM |
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These kinds of articles always crack me up -- Wired has gathered the worst/best comments from tech execs in the year 2005. 

"I'm going to f***ing bury that guy, I have done it before, and I will do it again.

Source: Wired News

HD-DVD Gets Nod from Microsoft...again

Subject: General Tech | December 28, 2005 - 05:46 PM |
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With all the hoop-lah involved in the new DVD format wars, Microsoft is stepping up to the plate once again in favor of the royalty-free HD-DVD. 

MADISON, Wis. — After months of intense wrangling between the competing Blu-ray and HD-DVD groups, the battle lines in the war over a next-generation high-definition DVD format have moved to the doorstep of Microsoft Corp.

Source: General

Call of Duty 2 and Quake 4 Go SMP

Subject: Processors | December 28, 2005 - 05:44 PM |
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Two big name games have recently come out with new patches that supposedly support SMP setups with dual-core or Hyper-Threaded processors.  Quake 4 was the first and Call of Duty 2 followed closely behind. 

This Call of Duty® 2 update is recommended for Windows 2000/XP users with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology (HT Technology) enabled processors, multiple processors, or systems with a dual core processor.

Intel No Longer Inside

Subject: Processors | December 28, 2005 - 05:40 PM |
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It looks like the classic "Intel Inside" logo is finally going the way of the dodo this January. 

Motherboards don't look, I'm changing! 'Intel Inside', the iconic logo of the world's most dominant semiconductor manufacturing company, which has imprinted itself on the consciousness of consumers across the globe, is likely to undergo a transformation early in the new year, according to industry sources.

Source: General

Intel Pentium XE 955 Reviews

Subject: Processors | December 28, 2005 - 05:38 PM |
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After you take a look out my review of the new Intel 955 processor and 975X chipset, head on over and see what these other sites have to say about the new pair.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Subject: Editorial | December 25, 2005 - 08:00 PM |
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Just thought I would make a quick post here to wish all of our readers a very merry holiday season, be it Christmas or whatever.  Thank you for making PC Perspective a part of your life and keeping it a part of ours.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Subject: Editorial | December 25, 2005 - 08:00 PM |
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Just thought I would make a quick post here to wish all of our readers a very merry holiday season, be it Christmas or whatever.  Thank you for making PC Perspective a part of your life and keeping it a part of ours.

ECS / Intel Giveaway Two Pentium D 830 Processors

Subject: Processors | December 25, 2005 - 09:00 AM |
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Open only to PC Perspective Forum users, ECS and Intel have teamed up to give away a pair of Pentium D 830 processors to two lucky readers.



Source: PC Perspective

Holidays and Work Schedules

Subject: Editorial | December 23, 2005 - 04:24 PM |
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While the benefits of working from home and owning your own business are well known to those who don't share in this world of ours, sometimes the problems associated with working at home and/or owning your own business are not.  For example, are you eagerly awaiting a box of components to continue testing equipment with over the next four days so you can be ready for an article launch on the 27th?  Do you find yourself NEVER without your CRACKberry answering emails and trying to set up meeting times for an upcoming convention even while sitting at dinner with friends?  Maybe

NVIDIA & ULi Acquisition Interview

Subject: Chipsets | December 23, 2005 - 04:09 PM |
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Firing Squad has cornered NVIDIA's chipset guru, Drew Henry, in an attempt to get more information on the recently announced acquisition of ULi by the green giant.

If I was forced to speculate, I would suggest mobile chipsets and SATA-II. Although NVIDIA offers nForce3 mobile chipsets, they've been unusually quiet for the last few years. From this interview, we now know that 2006 will be the year that NVIDIA will return to the mobile market in greater force.

Source: Firing Squad

Sapphire Pure CrossFire RD480 Board Review

Subject: Motherboards | December 23, 2005 - 04:04 PM |
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Lost Circuits has posted a review of the latest motherboard out of Sapphire, the RD480-based Pure CrossFire

That does not mean that even a homogenous platform is trouble free, on the contrary, there were initial problems with nVidia's SLI platform and there are certainly some issues with ATI's Crossfire. We got our hands on a sample of Sapphire's Pure Crossfire PC-A9RD480 board, based on ATI's Radeon Xpress 200 Crossfire chipset, and the road to success was somewhat rocky.

Source: LOSTCIRCUITS

Another Xbox 360 Review

Subject: General Tech | December 23, 2005 - 04:03 PM |
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Been salivating over trying to find an Xbox 360?  Then this probably won't help any...

Well, one launch down and two more to go. All in all, the Xbox 360 is an impressive piece of hardware. Microsoft has really succeeded in pushing forward the technology in game consoles. With High Definition, wireless remotes, and state of the art technology, the Xbox 360 is a definite winner. However, we suggest waiting it out until the PS3 and Revolution are released, and then choosing the best console.

Source: t-break

Valve Announces 64-bit Source Engine

Subject: Processors | December 23, 2005 - 04:02 PM |
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Another big win for 64-bit processors in general, Valve just announced support for 64-bit processors and OSs in their latest Source engine update. 

Bellevue, WA. — December 22, 2005 — Valve, a leading entertainment and technology studio, unveiled a 64-bit version of its Source game engine technology today.

Source: General

Penny Arcade Child's Play Charity Still Churning

Subject: General Tech | December 23, 2005 - 04:00 PM |
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If you haven't heard of the Penny Arcade Child's Play Charity before you really owe it to yourself to head on over and read about how you can contribute to one of many children's hospitals across the county this holiday season.  They have just recently passed the $420,000 mark in donations and are looking to break half a million this year!







Source: General

Gingerbread Computer!

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 23, 2005 - 03:56 PM |
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I saw this one over at HardOCP this morning and thought I would share it with you all as well.  How would like to build your very own gingerbread computer!






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ATI Radeon X1800 XL Overclocking

Subject: Graphics Cards | December 23, 2005 - 03:54 PM |
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Legit Reviews has an article online today that looks at overclocking an ATI X1800 XL well past its 500/500 stock speed.

First and most obvious you're going to need an X1800XL. We are using the reference board sent to us by ATI. All of the R520 GPU's come from ATI and that's the only thing that we can promise. It's up to the board partners on what type of memory will be used and how closely they will follow the reference design set by ATI. This is very important to keep in mind as this will affect your results.

The Year's Top 10 Sexiest Geeks

Subject: General Tech | December 22, 2005 - 04:00 PM |
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You think you're sexy? Go and check out this year's Top 10 Sexiest Geeks of 2005 and see if you're on that list! I haven't heard of most of the people listed there, but I'll take their word that they're qualified to be nominated.


The story is work safe, though some of the wording is suggestive.... how naughty! :)


Geeks are sexy. Big, powerful, lubricious, restless brains are just about as hot as it gets -- the brain *is* the biggest sex organ in the body, after all.

Source: boingboing

Holiday Buyers Guide

Subject: Systems | December 22, 2005 - 02:42 PM |
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The gang at HotHardware has posted a Holiday Buying Guide for your viewing pleasure.  Of course, you can view our Hardware Leaderboard as well. 

Before we begin, it makes sense to outline our approach and illustrate what we're trying to accomplish.

Source: HotHardware

RAR Leaves Symantec Vulnerable

Subject: General Tech | December 22, 2005 - 02:00 PM |
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According to Alex Wheeler, Symantec products are vulnerable to heap overflow exploitation caused by RAR compressed files. According to Wheeler, the scanning of compressed RAR files leaves Symantec software (not just their anti-virus software) leaves the software open for possible exploitation by hackers.

Drivers in Red and Blue

Subject: Graphics Cards | December 22, 2005 - 12:30 PM |
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New driver releases from NVIDIA and ATI today. Get your NVIDIA 81.98 Forceware and the ATI 5.13 Catalyst drivers. After you've installed them, visit our Video Card forum to discuss the latest drivers with fellow readers.


Source: NVIDIA