Get a diverse view of CES 2011

Subject: General Tech | January 6, 2011 - 01:34 PM |

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 |

Iomega TV (Courtesy of Boxee)
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CES 2011: Smartfish rolls out Engage Keyboard with unique ergonomic features

Subject: General Tech | January 3, 2011 - 04:38 PM |

Courtesy of Smartfish Technologies
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Manufacturer: Gigabyte

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.

Pirates and Vikings and Knights, oh my!

Subject: General Tech | December 15, 2010 - 01:17 PM |

If you are looking for a little fun over the holidays but don't want to ruin any possible surprises by buying a new game then consider modding one you already have.  It could be something old like Freelancer or Half Life 1 but you could also mode HalfLife 2 and change your multiplayer experience from gravity guns to swords and attack parrots with the Pirates, Vikings and Knights II mod up for grabs on ModDB.  Read about that and more over at Rock, Paper,. SHOTGUN!

Chrome OS has few friends

Subject: General Tech | December 15, 2010 - 11:58 AM |

The new prototype CR-48 from Google is not popular among some circles according to this story on The Register.  Richard Stallman has nothing good to say about the idea of storing all of your data on the cloud, as you will never really know where that data is or who is able to get at it. 

Will you join Google in the 'careless computing' movement, or do you have concerns as to the privacy of your personal data like Stallman?

Source: The Moditory

OCZ scores a Tier 1 OEM, most likely Dell

Subject: General Tech | December 14, 2010 - 12:22 PM |

It might not seem terribly exciting, but OCZ landing a deal with a Tier 1 OEM is a pretty good guarantee that they will be around and successful for a while.  If the prediction made at The Register is correct then we will see OCZ replacing long standing HDD providers for HP and there will be Sandforce based SSDs in the Proliant line of servers.  OCZ is also getting inventive as they will be offering various connections such as fibre channel, PCIe, SAS and SATA as well as a variety of 1.8-in

Source: The Register

Get Starcraft II on the brain and in the palm of your hand with branded peripherals

Subject: General Tech | December 13, 2010 - 01:27 PM |

If you prefer form over function then perhaps this review of several PC peripherals branded with StarCraft II will be right up your alley.   You can harvest a headset, keyboard and mouse all proudly proclaiming the existence of one of the best selling games to date.  The keyboard and mouse are from Razer and are recognizable as products from that popular input device maker, so you would assume the quality would be high, with perhaps some leeway given to the headset.  As it turns out,

Sandy Bridges don't come cheap

Subject: General Tech | December 13, 2010 - 11:32 AM |

SemiAccurate has been searching the interwebs for signs of the new P67 and H67 boards and have found a few retailers that have priced them.  With the amazing amount of choice we now have in motherboards, with each manufacturer offering at least a half dozen choices of board for each chipset SemiAccurate did not compile a list of models, simply observed a trend.  You get no points for predicting that the trend is higher prices, that is something we all knew.  What seems to have caught

Source: SemiAccurate

TDK has some new wireless headphones for you

Subject: General Tech | December 10, 2010 - 06:10 PM |

The wireless TDK WR700 Headphones are a step above some of the previous incarnations of wireless headphones but they still have one of the same weaknesses, they need 4 AAA batteries.   The sound quality is the main requirement for those looking to be able to listen to their music or movies without having an umbilical linking them back to their audio source which is something that t-break felt these headphones did well.  They were also impressed with the noise isolation abilities of the headset. 

Source: t-break