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Subject: General Tech | October 10, 2005 - 11:44 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CoolTechZone has a huge write up on the changes you will see from Vista Beta 1 to Vista Beta 2. If you want to know what to expect, or to see how the OS changes during Beta testing, then they've got your answers.
"At the recent PDC, Microsoft started a new way of launching software, and we aren't complaining.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 10, 2005 - 11:31 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
t-break speaks with Davud Nalasco about Crossfire, the new X1000 series, and future plans for ATI, like will the cards work properly on Vista.
Don't forget to read Ryan's BFG 7800 GT OC Water Cooled Card Review as well!
"The compositing engine is really only necessary on a master board. Its only necessary if you want to use CrossFire.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 10, 2005 - 11:21 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Lexcool may not be the first name that comes to mind when you mention heatsinks, though that won't stop Overclockers Online from reviewing their newest, the Lexcool XC-801. It hasn't got a MSRP price yet, so it is unlikely you'll see it in stores, read the review and see if you want to wait for it.
"The biggest drawback from the Lexcool XC-801 is the mounting issues that I ran into but I have a very simple solution to alleviate the pressure on the motherboard and to make mounting a lot eas
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 10, 2005 - 11:06 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Maybe when you are looking for an MP3 player, you aren't looking to spend a lot. If that is not the case, well, CoolTechZone may have found the player for you. Head over to see what you get for the price of a Luxury sedan.
"We know how crowded the MP3 player market is. We have the king of MP3 players, the iPod from Apple and the "little" players like Sony, Creative, iRiver and many more.
Subject: General Tech | October 10, 2005 - 10:45 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, CALIF.-Oct. 10, 2005-AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced general availability of a broad range of AMD64 technology-based server and motherboard solutions from Supermicro Computer, Inc., through three leading distributors, offering Supermicro solution providers and technology buyers greater choice in the x86 server market.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 7, 2005 - 03:20 PM | Ryan Shrout
You have got to see this! Asus has nearly completed their dual-7800 GT card and is nearly ready to ship! This card features not one, but TWO 7800 GT cores on a single card, running at 489 MHz core and 1.358 GHz memory clocks! I have included some more pictures below!!
It does use an external power supply but that might actually be a good idea as power requirements on the PSU will go down because of it. Here is a thread in our forums to discuss this new technology.
Subject: Shows and Expos | October 7, 2005 - 12:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CNET has put together several articles talking about the Web 2.0 conference, and what it mught mean to the future of the internet.
At the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco, Internet executives sound off on the future of entertainment and media. Also: You're nobody if you're not blogging.
Subject: General Tech | October 7, 2005 - 12:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Full release available in the Intel Press Room.
WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 6, 2005 — John Stanford International School in Seattle and Academy of Allied Health and Science High School in Neptune, N.J. have been named the 'Best of the Best' winners in the 2005 Intel and Scholastic Schools of Distinction Awards. Both earned honors in the 'Collaboration' category for their innovative use of local, national and international partnerships to promote student achievement.
Intel Announces Agreement To Acquire Digital Broadcast Technology Assets, Expertise From Zarlink Sem
Subject: General Tech | October 7, 2005 - 12:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 7, 2005 - 12:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tech-Hounds have decided they need to know which of the many X800XL based cards is the best. Head on over to see who wins between ABIT, ASUS, GeCube and Gigabyte.
"After some time off, we're back with a round up - this time it's the Radeon X800XL cards. Compared to the just recently released X1600s, we think these are still the better buy - at least if you're more concerned with AA and AF.
Subject: General Tech | October 7, 2005 - 09:57 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
El Reg reports on the attempt by the CME to provide all viruses with common names. If you have ever suffered mental trauma trying to figure out just which virus it is that has infected you, because Norton, Symantec and all of the others give different names to the same virus, these guys may be able to help.
"A group dedicated to curing virus-naming confusion enjoyed its official launch on Wednesday.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 7, 2005 - 09:16 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Red&Blackness Mods has a comparison between the Asetech VapoChill Micro & the Zalman CNPS9500. Both are lightweight coolers, who try to provide good cooling, and be almost silent doing it. See which one you think is right for you.
"This new Vapchill Micro has been very anticiped by many since this is a part of the Vapochill technology.
Subject: General Tech | October 7, 2005 - 08:50 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Dan, from Dan's Data, has found a pair of high quality headphones from HeadRoom, and seems amazed at their quality, see what you think about his mental state after reading about them.
HeadRoom's Micro Amp and Micro DAC cost a mere $US600 between them. They provide supposedly superb headphone sound from various analogue and digital sources (including computers, via USB). They're the gateway drug for the heavier HeadRoom electronics. I was expecting them to sound very much the same as the cheaper headphone amps I've reviewed.
Subject: General Tech | October 6, 2005 - 03:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ZDnet has an interview with Houlin Zhao, director of the ITU's Telecommunication Standardisation Bureau. He discusses why he feels that an international body should be in charge of the internet, and what possible changes could come of diong so.
"The International Telecommunication Union is one of the most venerable of bureaucracies. Created in 1865 to facilitate telegraph transmissions, its mandate has expanded to include radio and telephone communications.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 6, 2005 - 03:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With all the ATI news around, the new ForceWare drivers have fallen by the wayside. Tweak Town fixes that problem, with a comparison of drivers, to show what performance changes you can expect from upgrading.
"A couple of days ago nVidia released their much talked about ForceWare Release 80 graphics card driver to the world.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 6, 2005 - 02:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Antec's Sonata 2 might not be a tool-less case, but it has been designed to reduce noise, and the black finish is a wonderful touch. It migth not be big enough to fit some of the newer ginormous heatsinks and video cards, but it certainly has enough room for most systems to fit in it. Think Computers has the full review.
'Antec, a name that pretty much anyone who is into computers knows. They make various products from top quality computer cases to lights and cables.
Subject: Memory | October 6, 2005 - 10:54 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Legion Hardware runs some tests using SiSoft, Doom3, F.E.A.R and BF2, to see what the benchmark differences are between using 1 GB or 2GB.
"Recently, Corsair released a PDF document showing quite a considerable gain in Battlefield 2 performance when moving from 1GB to 2GB's of system memory. While I do believe their findings and comments to be accurate there are a few points that need to be clarified. Firstly I feel the system Corsair put together for this presentation was somewhat unbalanced.
Subject: General Tech | October 6, 2005 - 10:19 AM | Jonathan Hung
The Australian court has ruled that the PS2 modchip is legal in that country. Seems this is just another page in the continuing story of Sony going after the consumer to stop them from doing unintended things to their hardware (re: PSP hack firmware). However, this ruling is not the end of the road as the recent Australia vs.
Subject: General Tech | October 6, 2005 - 09:01 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, CA - Oct. 6, 2005 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced it will become the Official Technology Partner of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR), the foremost sanctioning body of stock car racing in North America. Through this unique relationship, AMD plans to play a critical role in helping NASCAR improve competition on the race track and enhance the safety of its participants.
"Technology is as critical to NASCAR as fuel, tires and communications.
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