A matter of stability and compatiblity

Subject: General Tech | January 12, 2010 - 12:01 PM |
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The Firefox 3.6 Release Candidate arrived on Friday, with many users considering it a minor upgrade and screams from some add-on developers.  The improvements come in the way of improved javascript performance, support for the WOFF font format, HTML 5, CSS, DOM web technologies, full screen open and native video and poster frames as well as one stability upgrade that has a few people up in arms. 

Source: The Register

Your own personal theatre

Subject: General Tech | January 11, 2010 - 02:13 PM |
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Picking up a 100W+ 5.1 surround sound system is guaranteed to make your ears happy and likely to occasionally make the ears of those around you upset.  Of course, just because your neighbours are unhappy is no reason to abandon positional audio in either gaming or while watching movies.  That is why products like the ROCCAT Kave 5.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset are popular.  PC Shop Talk takes a listen to these gaming headsets, which even feature a switch to tog

Source: PCShopTalk

It is a bit like a swine flu mask for your server

Subject: General Tech | January 11, 2010 - 11:50 AM |
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Secure Socket Layer is obsolete, so if you still refer to SSL connections it is time you meet Transport Layer Security, aka TLS or SSL/TLS.  TLS is a must in e-commerce, or any site that wants to ensure that any traffic between the server and a remote computer is encrypted so that it is much harder to intercept or change.  VPNs can be unwieldy for someone who simply wants to set up a server to share family movies or other media and getting a proper certificate from a certificate authority tends to cost money. 

Source: Ars Technica

Did you know PC Perspective is 10 years old?

Subject: General Tech | January 8, 2010 - 07:00 PM |
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A new year means new projects for the average computer geek, nerd or enthusiast; often utilizing parts that were wrapped in paper and living under a tree just a few short weeks ago.   Of course, not everyone gets a smooth ride, nor does everyone have instant inspiration as to what system to build.  Others have been slaving away trying to make PC Pe

Ryan on TWiT Live @ CES 2010 - right now!

Subject: General Tech | January 8, 2010 - 04:19 PM |
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Update: 4:45pm ET. It's all over now. The guys will be back on the show sometime soon. Still 2 more days of CES.

Ryan is on TWiT Live at CES 2010.

Hit this link:http://live.twit.tv/

The newly kindled lust for electronic ink

Subject: General Tech | January 8, 2010 - 11:51 AM |
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Call it mobile computing or ubiquitous computing, the fact is that people want smart devices which can connect to the internet, carry around huge amounts of data and don't weigh much.  One of the last analog holdouts is the book, but thanks to significant changes in technology the e-book is now here to stay.  They have been around in various configurations previously but never caught on; Amazon changed all of that a few short years ago.  Ars Technica postulates that 2010 will be the year of the e-book and from the examples we have been seeing this week at CES and from press rele

Source: Ars Technica

Razer Announces new XBOX 360 Peripherals - More Evidence of PC Gaming Decay?

Subject: General Tech | January 8, 2010 - 11:10 AM |
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Razer, the company best known for their PC peripherals for gamers, has announced two new products for the XBOX 360: the Onza gamepad, and the Chimera headset. The Onza is particularly interesting as it is a wired controller and does away with the D-Pad in favour of a 4-way button set. Being a USB peripheral, I wonder if it will work successfully on Windows?


Source: General

Keeping up with the nVIDIAns

Subject: General Tech | January 7, 2010 - 05:00 PM |
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If you want to keep up with all of the latest updates from CES 2010 that pertain to nVIDIA then there are some great ways to do so.  The best way is to keep your eyes on the front page of PC Perspective as we have several members on site providing live blogging as well as news posts.

Source: NVIDIA

Who ever would have guessed developers put shortcuts in for themselves?

Subject: General Tech | January 7, 2010 - 11:54 AM |
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If you are annoyed by the moniker 'God Mode' when it comes to the string that you can add to a folder name to create a super charged control panel then you may have forgotten your gaming history.  So called 'Cheat Codes' exist because developers have always allowed themselves back doors and shortcuts in order to test their programs.  It was hard to see how a level looked overall without no-clipping and looking for textures that don't match can be hard without God Mode enabled.