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Subject: General Tech | November 24, 2006 - 08:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Strategy Informer has noticed an Activision site that implies a beta test is coming up for Quake Wars. Drop back to their blog on Monday and see if they have figured out any more details.
"Activision has launched a new website which appears to be dedicated to an upcoming Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
beta test. The site is currently closed but they do have a message up telling you to come back on Monday the 27th
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
Subject: Motherboards | November 23, 2006 - 08:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HEXUS reviewed the Foxconn P9657AA-8EKRS2H, an LGA 775 board that will support any Intel chip with the same pinout currently on the market. While it may be lacking in general features, the selling price can really help you put together a Core 2 Duo system on the cheap.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 23, 2006 - 08:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Madshrimps reviews 4 new 120mm fans, compared against the winner of the 17 fan roundup they finished recently. Head over to find out how Noctua and Sharkoon perform against GlobalWin.
"We test four 120mm fans which aim to provide lots of airflow at low noise levels. In this roundup 2 models from
Noctua and 2 from Sharkoon are compared to one of the best from our previous 17-fan roundup."
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
Subject: Mobile | November 23, 2006 - 06:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HotHardware reviews the ASUS Lamborghini VX1. They expected a sleek body, awesome power for gaming, maybe to the point of overheating issues, and a fairly low battery life ... sort of a PC equivalent to a Lamborghini. Read the full review to find out if ASUS could come close to meeting expectations.
You can see Jon's take on this machine at the top of the news page.
Subject: General Tech | November 23, 2006 - 05:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It's time to vote for your favourite vapourware at Wired News. From Duke Nukem Whenever to quick recharge batteries. If it did not ship to the public it's vapourware, but if it did ship, no matter how much it sucked, it doesn't count.
Subject: Editorial | November 23, 2006 - 02:39 PM | Ryan Shrout
As I sit here this morning, there are numerous people in my kitchen preparing a huge meal just for me...okay, for the rest of the family too, but I get to eat some of it! I am definitely looking forward to a day a sitting on my butt and doing nothing but watching football on the big screen and maybe taking a drive in the car with the windows down and the heat on high.
Now that doesn't mean we are taking the WHOLE weekend off here at PC Perspective; in fact we have lots of stuff to do on Black Friday besides going shopping ta 5am; hopefully none of you are doing that anyw
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 22, 2006 - 10:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With the advent of SLI and Dual Core, Power supplies have gone through a recent evolution. Drop by X-bit labs for a PSU shootout, and an overview of the new features that high end PSUs are sporting today.
"We continue our series of indepth PSU roundups. This time we would like to offer you two articles.
Subject: Storage | November 22, 2006 - 08:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
That's not an enclosure, this is an enclosure! [H]ard|OCP reviews a HDD enclosure that can fit 4 drives. The enclosure it's self is much more stylish than most, but the cooling solution in it is fairly loud, mostly so it can manage to keep 4 10,000RPM Raptors nice and cool. You might blink at the price, but the good news is that it isn't the final price yet.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 22, 2006 - 07:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The X1600 didn't match up to the nVidia 7600GT very favourably. HIS took the already increased GPU speed and pushed it up even further. HotHardware puts it onto the test bench to find out if they have managed to unseat nVidia's current best value card.
Subject: General Tech | November 22, 2006 - 05:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The hype surrounding Gears of War seems a little less than that which surrounded Daikatana and hints of a new Duke Nukem release, but not by much. At least it made it to stores, which means Ars Technica has a chance to review it.
Subject: General Tech | November 22, 2006 - 05:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There is a new login and password vulnerability in both Firefox 2 and IE7. Not quite a phishing attack, nor a full web page spoof, it can nonetheless capture entered user data. Read more at this story on CNET.
Don't feel too singled out though, as there is also a 0-day exploit for Mac OS X floating out there too!
Subject: General Tech | November 21, 2006 - 10:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Microsoft has been making mice for a while, but they do not tend to aim for gamers. This changes with Habu, a mouse designed by both Microsoft and Razer. As you might expect, 2000DPI and on the fly sensitivity change is included, but the LEDs are a nice touch. You can read more about this collaboration at I4U.
Subject: Memory | November 21, 2006 - 07:34 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Corsair has joined the memory cooling revolution with their new Dominator lineup and Dual-path Heat Xchange (DHX). Some even come with an added fan assembly that clips overtop of the DIMM slots on the motherboard. Find out just what that does to your overclocking potential at The Tech Report.
Subject: General Tech | November 21, 2006 - 07:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AUSTIN, Texas — Nov. 21, 2006 — Bigfoot
Networks, Inc., a research and development company announced the first Flexible
Network Architecture (FNA.TM) application for the Killer™ Network
Interface Card (NIC) to help make online gaming safer and more secure.
Subject: Systems | November 21, 2006 - 06:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HotHardware reviews MSI's SFF PC. While not as stylish as some systems purely designed for HTPC use, there is a nice tradeoff, it's performance is on par with a M2N32-SLI. Find out if this system strikes the balance you are looking for.
If you are looking for a large HTPC case, that is still going to fit into a living room, check out Lee's review of the Thermaltake Mozart TS.
Subject: General Tech | November 21, 2006 - 06:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, CAâ€”NOVEMBER 21, 2006â€”NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced a revolutionary new shopping experience for gamersâ€”the NVIDIAÂ® SLI™ Marketplace. Located at www.slizone.com/marketplace, the NVIDIA SLI Marketplace will allow consumers in the United States to:
Subject: Processors | November 21, 2006 - 05:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report gives a quick preview of the new Intel Quad-core Xeon processor. Of the 4 models seen, the two running below 2GHz have a 1066MHz FSB, the two running above 2GHz give you a 1333MHz FSB. Read on to see more about the Xeons, as well as a peek at a new Intel motherboard.
"INTEL CHOSE TO DEBUT its first quad-core processor on the desktop with the Core 2 Extreme QX6700, but
quad-core's most immediate potential lies with Xeon processors built for servers and workstations.
Subject: General Tech | November 21, 2006 - 05:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Ars Technica expands on AMD's Fusion, the united GPU/CPU we hope to see sometime before 2010. They also look at companies that have tried this in the past, as well as a quick look at what Intel may do to unite the 2 processors.
Subject: Motherboards | November 21, 2006 - 04:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan, 21st November 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced support for the advanced SPI bus in all new VIA South Bridge chipsets.
Subject: General Tech | November 21, 2006 - 04:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, CALIF.-NOV. 21, 2006-AMD (NYSE: AMD) today congratulates Nintendo on the successful launch of the revolutionary Wii(tm) video gaming console. The AMD "Hollywood" graphics processor resulted in Nintendo delivering a brand new level of immersive gameplay and interaction for consumers in North America.