ROCCAT believes in customizable mice

Subject: General Tech | November 2, 2010 - 05:47 PM |
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The name of ROCCAT's new mouse gives away what is special about it, the Kone + Maximum Customization gaming mouse.  They are not kidding, there are 8 programmable buttons as well as what they refer to as a 4D mouse wheel as well as a shift key which can make all buttons, including the sensitivity adjustment buttons and mouse wheel have a second function.  If that sounds at all attractive take a look at the mouse, along with its buttons and LEDs at MADSHRIM

Source: Madshrimps

Intel opens up its 22nm Fab to Achronix

Subject: General Tech | November 2, 2010 - 11:53 AM |
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Achronix is a start up that will be making 22nm field programmable gate arrays
for a variety of uses in networking and industrial areas and will have the use of of a 22nm Fab belonging to Intel, the first external company Intel has allowed into its facilities.  This was never a job for TSMC who are skipping 22nm and going straight to 20nm but it might be a blow to Global Foundries who are producing 22nm parts and has a history of letting other companies designs make it onto their production floors. 

Source: Extremetech

Chief River will be the next mobile platform from Intel

Subject: General Tech | November 1, 2010 - 11:46 AM |
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It has taken quite a while for native support for USB 3.0 to appear on an Intel chipset and while we now know which chipset it will first appear on the wait still continues as Chief River will not be arriving until sometime in 2012.  This should give them enough time to iron out any issues with the 22nm process it is going to be built on.  CES 2011 will at least bring us the mobile Huron River chipset and DigiTimes also reports that we will see new netbooks from Intel before the year is out.

Source: Digitimes

All Hallows Weekend

Subject: General Tech | October 29, 2010 - 05:49 PM |
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Blue Screens of Death are a fact of life with unmodded Windows installations, sooner or later you will see one flash by, perhaps even giving you enough time to see an IRQ less than or equal to or even an accusation that a recently installed piece of hardware and not Windows is to blame.  For the most part you won't even have a chance to see that much and if you have not turned on the built in dump file function of Windows the chances of tracking down exactly what happened are slim.  If you do have occasional reboots,

Adobe comes close to the perfect vulnerability

Subject: General Tech | October 29, 2010 - 11:25 AM |
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To paraphrase how The Inquirer succinctly sums it up, if you are running any version of Adobe Flash, Reader or Acrobat released in the past few years and have an operating system you are vulnerable to crashes and potentially having someone take over your box.  It seems almost like showing off that they managed to leave a hole that affects almost every modern OS in use but that is what they have managed to do.  The fix for Flash will be available on the 9th and the rema

Source: The Inquirer

Seven wireless routers fight it out

Subject: General Tech | October 28, 2010 - 12:12 PM |
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Gizmodo hit up seven of the major router manufacturers for the routers that those companies felt represented the best they had to offer consumers.  The

Source: Gizmodo

New Category 6A Cords Extend Reach of Network Channels

Subject: General Tech | October 28, 2010 - 11:34 AM |
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October 28, 2010, WATERTOWN, CT – Siemon today introduces innovative category 6A Z-MAX solid cords terminated to 23-22 AWG copper conductors for use in high-performance consolidation points and cross connects as an equipment cord.

Available in both 10Gb/s category 6A shielded and UTP configurations, these new solid cords feature the patented Z-MAX 6A RJ-45 Smart-Plug design that integrates a precisely tuned printed circuit board (PCB) into every plug.

Source: Siemon

The SteelSeries Shift, a keyboard that switches from top to bottom

Subject: General Tech | October 27, 2010 - 06:19 PM |
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The SteelSeries Shift keyboard can do a few tricks no other keyboard would dare, the most impressive of which is its ability to move the arrow keys and numpad as one unit, from the right side to the left side.  It doesn't stop there, there are other movable sections, three profile buttons for quick changes to keymappings and even a record button if you need to capture a keystroke pattern as a macro. 

Diablo Diablo Diablo

Subject: General Tech | October 27, 2010 - 12:43 PM |
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With Blizzcon a very recent memory many gamers are still drooling over the Demon Hunter and the various screenshots and demo movies that have arrived.  HEXUS takes a different approach and sat down with a few Blizzard reps to talk about what we will see in the game.  Read their interview here but fear not as the movies and screens can be found just below the fold.

Source: Hexus

Discussing untapped market segments for the Atom processor

Subject: General Tech | October 27, 2010 - 11:33 AM |
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If the purchase of McAfee by Intel and the ensuing discussion of what it meant for the company specifically and the PC market in general had you excited then this article at DigiTimes will be right up your alley.  Michael Chen the Managing director of the Embedded Sales and Ultra Mobility Group at Intel in Asia sat down with DigiTimes to go over Intel's plans for the Atom processor.  Intel is focusing considerable attention on Point of Sales and other f

Source: Digitimes