A bird? A plane? No, it's a flying Pig Cop!!!

Subject: General Tech | September 8, 2010 - 01:55 PM |
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13 long years ago we were promised a new and improved Duke Nukem and we have been waiting ever since.   The game has gone through a long and twisted history, leaving game engines behind, ruining careers and even destroying the occasional
game design company.  Unfortunately the long sordid story behind the development of the game, which you can catch a summary of on Ars Technica, has a good chance of being more entertaining than the game its self.&n

Source: Ars Technica

Orion proves two cores in your hand beats a Hummingbird in your pocket

Subject: General Tech | September 8, 2010 - 12:48 PM |
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The old A8 Cortex chip is looking rather dated compared to the new Tegra 2 chip featuring a pair of Cortex A9 chips, bringing dual core to mobile phones everywhere.  Along with the second processor that will be helping handle the load this is also ARM's first chip that can handle out of order instructions, a feature which will bring significant performance improvements.  AnandTech could tease much information about the graphical performance though, apart from a va

Source: AnandTech

A gag gift with some use as car audio

Subject: General Tech | September 6, 2010 - 02:51 PM |
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Where Legit Reviews found the SoundRacer V10 Engine Sound Effects
gadget may be a mystery but not as big a mystery as who would spend almost $50 for it.  By plugging it into your car you can broadcast the sound of a high performance engine over FM radio, turning the sound of your rust bucket to a more impressive roar.  Of course that will only help if you can get it to work, something Legit Reviews failed at on many cars.  Once the novelty has worn out, at least you can also use it to stream audio from a

It's a GPU refresh for October

Subject: General Tech | September 6, 2010 - 02:31 PM |
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Source: Digitimes

Get out and enjoy your long weekend ... assuming you are one of the lucky ones

Subject: General Tech | September 3, 2010 - 04:50 PM |
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You may have noticed a few changes to our Forums over the past few months as Joe does a yeoman's job of restructuring and updating the Forums organization.  You will notice that our long list of motherboard forums, which were broken down by brand as well as divided between AMD and Intel motherboards have become a single mega-forum that should be able to solve just about any problem you could find with its combined wisdom and

Of Zacate and other AMD codewords

Subject: General Tech | September 3, 2010 - 12:27 PM |
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While Zacate does seem imply that AMD is making Spanish Hay it is equally likely they are continuing their Age of Aquarius and referencing a certain creek that runs through Laredo, Texas.

Source: SemiAccurate

More speculation on the GPU side of Sandy Bridge

Subject: General Tech | September 2, 2010 - 12:06 PM |
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Looking into the near future and what we know about Sandy Bridge and its integrated graphics AnandTech tries to determine what we will be seeing.  We do know that there will be two types, the single core GT1 and the dual core GT2 with the GT1 parts having 6 execution units and the GT2 doubling that to 12.  Though he cannot confirm the fact, the assumption is that the CPU tested was a GT1 part, leaving us to wonder what the performance of the GT2 will be, the chip that will be found in all Sandy Bridge laptops and some desktops. 

Source: AnandTech

More news from the Global Foundries GTC 2010

Subject: General Tech | September 2, 2010 - 11:08 AM |
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There is quite a bit of news that came out of the Global Foundries Global Technologies Conference that shows what the future of GF looks like.  You may have heard of Freescale, whose thin film storage technology is found in non-volatile flash memory called FlexMemory are partnering with GF to start to produce 90nm EEPROM flash memory.  This represents another non-AMD contract that AMDs semi-detached manufacturing arm will be working with.

Is it still a demo when it costs $5? Dead Rising 2 prequel arrives

Subject: General Tech | September 1, 2010 - 01:11 PM |
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If you are a fan of dispatching zombies in new and interesting ways, such as with a kayak paddle, duct tape and chainsaw Darth Maul-ish kludge then you have probably been following the Dead Rising series.  For those anxious for the release of the sequel or those curious about what all the hype is, for 400 Microsoft points you can have a few hours of fun in a post-apocalyptic world filled with zombies for you to torment.  Take a peek over at Ars Technica.

Source: Ars Technica