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Subject: Mobile | August 28, 2006 - 12:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HotHardware has the goods on Intel's new Core 2 Duo Merom. They have all the bells and whistles you expect, like unified 4MB L2 cache, just running at a lower voltage and heat. If you have any questions left after reading their review, Ryan's is bound to answer them.
Subject: General Tech | August 28, 2006 - 11:50 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There hasn't been a virus that attacks anything but the OS since the Chernobyl worm, almost a decade ago. According to this story at the Inquirer, there's a proof of concept virus that could directly target AMD processors. It seems Symantec is busy this past month, first targeting Microsoft and Vista's insecurities, and now AMD.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 25, 2006 - 05:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The 3-D TVs are coming ... red & blue glasses required. Philips' WOWvx is here, and with the help of a little processing power, each pixel can generate up to 9 angles. Wired News is more than happy to tell you about it, what it looks like, and Philips' plans for the near future.
Subject: Storage | August 25, 2006 - 02:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CNET looks at the future of harddrives, and how data density can continue to increase. As the article points out, the current method of storing data, after a certain density, could become volitile at room temperature, to say nothing of the temperatures seen in some overclocked systems. The next few years should be interesting for the R&D departments of major storage manufacturers.
"To increase the areal density, which is the amount of data a single platte
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 25, 2006 - 02:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
sgOverclockers has gathered quite a collection of waterblocks, and today they gather 9 of them to contrast the best and worst in their designs.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 25, 2006 - 11:57 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
A console is only as good as the games that can be played on it, no matter what the technology behind it can do. Sony is making sure that gamers have some choices for their upcoming platform. Head to CNET to look at the choices being offered.
"Sony said Wednesday that it would offer 27 playable games for its PlayStation 3 at the Tokyo Game
Show next month, a sign of progress in critical software development ahead of the November launch of
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 25, 2006 - 11:31 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The fastest residential internet commonly sits at about 2.5Mbs in North America. There are faster ones availbale, but the cost increase is usually much higher than the speed increase. Slashdot looks at Broadband around the world, and while they all have certain differences, I still want my 100Mbs download speed!
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 25, 2006 - 11:26 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
New to the Case Modding scene? Or are you an Expert who
wants to show your case to the world? No matter what level you're at,
we've got the perfect contest for you. Come join the 2006 Cooler Master
Annual Worldwide Case Mod Contest.
Subject: General Tech | August 24, 2006 - 05:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Extremetech tests Logitech's claim of releasing the World's Greatest Mouse, the MX. Are things like a wheel that can scroll line by line, or be set to free wheel and SmartShift technology the best thing since the 2nd button, or just another way to do waht most mice of today already do?
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 24, 2006 - 02:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
OCC reviews Zalmans's newest VGA cooler, a set of RAM heatsinks and a large copper fin style heatsink. It is compatible with almost every nVidia and ATI card on the market, is fairly quiet and keeps your card nice and cool.
Subject: General Tech | August 24, 2006 - 01:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The problems with Creative's X-Fi cards are no longer being blamed on DDR Dual Channel setups. From what NGOHQ found out, Creative is now pointing the finger specifically on long PCI hold-offs that are supposedly unique to nForce4 boards.
Subject: Motherboards | August 24, 2006 - 11:46 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report contrasts three Core 2 motherboards from ASUS. The P5B Deluxe Wifi-AP Edition (Intel 965), P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe (nForce4 SLIX16) and P5W DH Deluxe (Intel 975X) are all present. They all have differences, one of the biggest for gamers being that the Intel965 board doesn't support SLI or CrossFire, though it does have WiFi, the nVIDIA board supports SLI, and the 975X supports CrossFire.
Subject: General Tech | August 24, 2006 - 11:32 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
BOINC is assimilating more and more devices to increase it's power. As The Inquirer talks about here, the Cure@PS3 project will allow people to Fold on their PS3. There is also a project in the works to allow you to run Folding on ATI GPUs.
Subject: Mobile | August 23, 2006 - 05:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
X-bit Labs looks at Sony's update to their S series, two models bearing the moniker SZ. Sporting various features, like Stamina mode, which disables the Go 7400, and runs the laptop off of the integrated Intel video, and a button to reduce CPU speed while it is running.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 23, 2006 - 03:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
When faced with a "Message of Doom" like, boot.ini failed to load, don't panic come to the PC Perspective Forums, and get your PC up and running again. MjÃ¶lnir gives some great tips on what to try when faced with that exact message. If you are frustrated with something you saw on the news, get it off your chest at The Lightning Round, open 24 hours a day. You can aways visit the Trading Post either to sell off some of your equipment
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 23, 2006 - 02:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
August 23, 2006
— GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., LTD. (GIGABYTE), a leading manufacturer of VGA
cards, today revealed the world's fastest 3D graphics card, the
Subject: General Tech | August 23, 2006 - 02:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Thanks to Strategy Informer, there is a link to the full remake of King's Quest 3. Everything is new again in this remake, graphics have been updated, a new music score and no more typing.
"Infamous Adventures is proud to present a Remake of Roberta William's classic 1986 hit, King's Quest
III. This is version 2.0."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 23, 2006 - 11:54 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
After you've read Ryan's review of the new ATI cards, head on over to [H]ard|OCP where they compare the biggest baddest nVIDIA card, as well as the previous best from ATI, the 1900XTX to the new 1950XTX. Along the way, they discover this card is much easier to setup in Crossfire than others have been in the past.
Subject: General Tech | August 23, 2006 - 11:41 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
MAKE:Blog has linked to a guide on how to wire your home for internet, putting the Cat 5(e) or 6 into inobtrusive places. Perfect if your home didn't come with conduit runs and junction boxes to help you.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 23, 2006 - 11:11 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
MARKHAM, Canada — August 23, 2006 — Consumers can now get high-end
performance for gaming and digital entertainment without having to
sacrifice power for cost. ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ:
ATYT), a world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative 3D
graphics, today launched the RadeonÂ® X1900 XT 256 MB, Radeon X1650 Pro
and Radeon X1300 XT graphics cards, offering the quality and
performance of ATI's highest end cards for unmatched prices.