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Afternoon to ya all! It's Wednesday afternoon and we already have another interview to pass on. I tell ya, I never knew these Mods were gonna be so anxious to tell you a little about themselves. It seems that the first Moderator Interview with Electric Bill was indeed well received, and why not. He\'s a like able fella! Go figure, huh?
Subject: Systems | January 31, 2007 - 05:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
NZXT usually focuses on cases for high end gaming systems, with lots of room for components and cooling. Today, TECHGAGE reviews the Duet, a HTPC enclosure. They have stuck with what they though, this case has two 80mm fans included, space for 2 120mm at either end and another 80mm fan in a duct, so overheating should not be a problem. Read on to take a look at this fashionable case, and what TECHGAGE managed to get into it.
Subject: General Tech | January 31, 2007 - 04:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 31, 2007 — Forty high school seniors today were named finalists for the Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) 2007. The competition is America's oldest and most prestigious high school science competition; six former finalists have won the Nobel Prize and others have been awarded the Fields Medal, the National Medal of Science and MacArthur Foundation fellowships.
Subject: General Tech | January 31, 2007 - 03:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Back in the '80s, Rampage was a big arcade game, putting you in control of George, who was very King Kong-like, Lizzie the Godzilla lookalike, or Ralph who was a giant werewolf. You fought the military and each other in a huge monster free for all. The Wii has it's reincarnation already, Rampage: Total Destruction, but now there is a new game in the same genre.
Subject: General Tech | January 31, 2007 - 01:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Razer DeathAdder is a relatively small mouse when compared to some of the other gaming mice on the market. It is shaped much like the new Habu, as well as having LED lighting similar to it. Considering the Habu is a joint effort between Microsoft and Razer, this is not really a huge surprise. The software that comes with it has the features you would expect, with programmable buttons, tweakable on-the-fly DPI changes and as an added benefit, you can change the lighting as well. Head to techPowerUp to get
Subject: Memory | January 31, 2007 - 12:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Corsair continues to push the boundaries of RAM speed, most recently with their 2GB Dominator PC2-10000, running at DDR-1250 and 5-5-5-18 timings. They also come with a recommendation to use a board based on an NVIDIA 680i chipset to get the full speed out of these DIMMs, noting that other chipsets are going to have a hard time getting up to speed. AnandTech was even more impressed when they tried overclocking, managing DDR2-1315 without changing the timi
Subject: General Tech | January 31, 2007 - 12:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
OCMODSHOP examines Vista's history and it's release. They look back a few years to Longhorn, and the expectations that were created during the development process and beta testing, then follow Vista forward into release. Looking not only at Aero and the newly updated games, they delve into what has changed about the core technology behind Windows the difference between the versions and details about the security.
Subject: Memory | January 31, 2007 - 11:30 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sunnyvale, CA-January 30, 2007-OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in
innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today
announced their Vista Value Upgrade series which includes the highly
anticipated 4GB (2x2048MB) dual channel kit. The new lineup of memory is
optimized for perfect compatibility for those transitioning from Microsoft
Windows XP to Vista.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 30, 2007 - 06:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The next time you pick up a Lian Li case, you may find it contains a Lian Li power supply. Usually, PSUs that come bundled with cases are frowned upon as being below par. With modular cabling, 3 12V rails and a 120mm cooling fan, this isn't exactly a poor PSU. Head to Hardware Zone for a look at Lian Li's 600W debut.
Subject: Mobile | January 30, 2007 - 03:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Two years ago nVIDIA announced an easy way to upgrade video cards in laptops, a socket design they labeled MXM. Without MXM, [H]ard|OCP describes the process as involving "screwdriver, pliers, thermal compound, Dremel rotary tool, two resistors, variable resistor, wire strippers, soldering iron, double-sided tape, BIOS upgrade" and even more.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 30, 2007 - 02:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Thermaltake Kandalf seems to have a lot of space inside. Enough to fit an Asus P5B Deluxe and E6600 based system with a MSI NX7900GTO and an original XBox, plus lighting, a 5" TFT screen, and lots more.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 30, 2007 - 12:42 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tweaktown has a review of the new Catalyst 7.1 that was released just in time for Vista. With support for Blu-ray, HD DVD and enabling Crossfire, it will let you take advantage of new features in Vista as well as let you do everything you could in XP. Read on to find out if it can overcome the performance hit that games take in Vista.
Subject: General Tech | January 30, 2007 - 12:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Digital Trends presents an interesting theory, that is also a little worrying. The big PC and laptop retailers may have been behind the push to move to dual core in order to let their proprietary software run. Almost any PC and laptop from a major manufacturer has any number of programs that constantly run and take up CPU cycles. What would it mean if that load was pushed onto the second core, leaving the first core for the user?
Subject: General Tech | January 30, 2007 - 12:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Today is the day that Vista hits retail stores everywhere, though it does not seem to have had the same effect on people as, say, Burning Crusade. With the FUD surrounding this new OS from Microsoft, many are double thinking the switch from XP to Vista. In that crowd is [H]ard|OCP, and Kyle, an admitted Microsoft fan, is sharing his thoughts on his satisfaction with XP versus his desire to have the new shiny.
Subject: Chipsets | January 30, 2007 - 11:43 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan, 29 January 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today confirmed the most comprehensive and flexible range of core logic solutions for Vista-based systems across all the major processor platforms for motherboard, PC, server and device manufacturers.
Subject: Memory | January 30, 2007 - 11:39 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
FREMONT, CA (January 30, 2007) — CorsairÂ®, a worldwide leader in high performance computer products, today unveiled production-ready 2GB DDR2-667 (PC5300) ValueSelectTM SODIMMs. Designed for current generation notebooks and mini-PCs, the new high density SODIMMs allow users to maximize memory bandwidth and minimize performance bottleneck to deliver superior user experience. The Corsair ValueSelect SODIMMs are optimized for MicrosoftÂ® WindowsÂ® VistaTM client operating system.
Hi there! Let me take a minute to introduce myself. I'm Uncle Bob, a Mod here at PC Perspective. We will be running a series of articles within the forum that will be called Mod Interviews. I ask revealing, embarrassing, stupid, probing questions of Mods and hopefully you get to laugh with us at ourselves and in the process get to know some of us better. Beware, not all the Mods are as forthcoming as you may like, I do my best to uncover the truth, but haven't always hit the mark!
Now, without further delay, here is my first interview with Electric Bill.
Subject: Storage | January 29, 2007 - 06:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HEXUS has picked up a new habit ... killing USB sticks. They are taking Corsair's ruggedized USB thumb drives and 'Testing them to Destruction. The claim from Corsair is that the rubberized drives they are water resistant, and shock resistant as well, and Hexus took that as a challenge. Even better it is the start of a series, so expect to see a lot of tortured flash drives.
Subject: General Tech | January 29, 2007 - 06:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Jan. 29, 2007 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today detailed the
hardware and supporting software technologies to deliver the highest
levels of performance, stability and application compatibility for
Microsoft Windows Vista(tm) users.
Subject: General Tech | January 29, 2007 - 03:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Digital Trends compares the LG Prada phone to the Apple iPhone. While both have touch screens and are 2.5G GSM GPRS EDGE phones, the LG will be out sooner, and does not tie you into a contract with Cingular. That may give it an edge in your mind, or not. They follow up with a look at Ruckus, which is going about online music subscriptions in a very different way than iTunes, and will work with the Prada, and just about anything else. They finish with some screen grabs, and a hypothesis that Apple may have been