The Millennium Falcon is iPhone compatible

Subject: General Tech | January 12, 2011 - 01:25 PM |
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Getting sick of Angry Birds and looking for something else to amuse your fingers on your mobile phone?  How about taking control of one of the quad laser turrets on the Millennium Falcon?  The Star Wars Arcade:Falcon Gunner lets you do just that.  You get to trade shots with the Empire with all the sounds from the franchise and use the gyroscope to full effect.  Check it out at t-break.

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AMD playing follow up with ARM architecture support

Subject: General Tech | January 12, 2011 - 11:14 AM |
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As you may have seen on the live broadcast of TWITCH from CES 2011 and from the editorial that Josh published of nVIDIA's Tegra 2 and Project Denver, nVIDIA's Tegra 2 supports ARM architecture at a high level.  Boot time is quickened and the performance is a large step above previous generations.  Unfortunately the same cannot be said about AMD, as their adoption pace is nowhere near the speed of nVIDIAs.   DigiTimes reports that many notebook makers feel AMD is really dragging their heels when it comes to making processors to support the existing ARM architecture.  That could spell trouble for AMD in the ultraportable market and is perhaps a contributing factor to the dismissal of Dirk Meyer from the top spot of AMD.

"AMD starting to develop display processors to support ARM architectures is correct in terms of marketability and market potential, but its pace is too slow compared with Nvidia's success with Tegra 2, according to Taiwan-based notebook makers."

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Secure your peripherals with NZXT's Bunker

Subject: General Tech | January 11, 2011 - 03:17 PM |
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The NZXT Bunker looks similar to a fan controller in that it is installed into a 5.25" bay, though the function is rather different.  On the faceplate are 4 USB 2.0 connections and behind the scenes the Bunker attaches to an internal USB port on your motherboard.  The purpose of this device is to secure your wired USB peripherals and it does so with a locking mesh door that covers the connections, with enough space on the bottom for a cord to come through without being pinched, but not enough room for the actual USB connector to be removed and slid out.  

A quick way to boost your browsers performance in Linux

Subject: General Tech | January 11, 2011 - 11:28 AM |
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The main attraction of Linux for many of its users is the high degree of customization that can be achieved with a little study and a bit of work.  That also happens to be the main reason many have no desire to try to learn Linux and the tricks needed to get it to run perfectly.  Hack a Day has posted a rather handy and easy to implement tweak today involving the use of a RAMDisk to speed your internet browsers cache.  The article might be targeted towards speeding up your browser but yo

Source: Hack a Day

Take a moment to think before running Java apps

Subject: General Tech | January 10, 2011 - 12:24 PM |
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It is understandable that after a while we become desensitized to the pop up window asking to download a Java app to play an online game or to access a bandwidth test but you should keep in mind that is also a common vector for infection.  According to Slashdot several security firms are pointing to a rise in infections via a malicious program installed via that pop up window, especially now that social networking sites are including Java.  Make sure to

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CES 2011: What was missing? Intel Light Peak

Subject: General Tech | January 9, 2011 - 04:44 PM |
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We might be home from CES, but the coverage doesn't stop with that.  While watching some NFL playoffs we began to think that there was something missing from the show this year...oh yah, remember Intel Light Peak? 


Get a diverse view of CES 2011

Subject: General Tech | January 6, 2011 - 01:34 PM |
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The PC Perspective gang is hard at work bringing you all the news from CES 2011, battling our way through hordes of other media to bring you the best of the newest products.  You can catch all of our coverage by visiting our CES page.

CES 2011: Boxee partners with Iomega to create NAS device

Subject: General Tech | January 4, 2011 - 06:16 AM |
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CES 2011: Smartfish rolls out Engage Keyboard with unique ergonomic features

Subject: General Tech | January 3, 2011 - 04:38 PM |
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Manufacturer: Gigabyte
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Introduction and Specifications

Gigabyte has a reputation of being one of the industry's top motherboard and graphics card manufacturers and now they are focusing their efforts on expanding their product line to include more PC components aimed at the PC gaming crowd. One of their newest additions to accommodate PC gamers is the Aivia K8100 gaming keyboard. This $69 keyboard comes in red, yellow, and black and includes LED backlight keys and Gigabyte's Ghost Macro Engine.