Subject: General Tech | October 13, 2010 - 12:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Ars Technica tells you all about the good, the bad and the ugly of the new Medal of Honor game here. Much of the news is good, they describe a game that seems to have some depth to it, as well as impressive explosions. They do have some negatives, calling melee a pale reflection of Bad Company 2 as well as the existence of some portions of the game that leave you feeling like you are passively watching and not actively participating. Check out
Subject: General Tech | October 13, 2010 - 12:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
For the most part, when someone is on the move in a fast moving vehicle they depend on the 3G cell network (or 4G if they're lucky) to provide their data connection. The problem is one of pricing, as utilizing the cellular network to move any amount of data tends to add up to a noticeable expense over time whereas WiFi tends to be free. Enter Wiffler, a "prediction based offloading"
program that is intended to allow you to offload at least some of your data transfers onto WiFi. The program will hopefully allow a WiFi/3G combo neteork while you are driving or otherwise non-s
Subject: General Tech | October 12, 2010 - 05:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you haven't encountered a review of the Cyborg Rat 7 gaming mouse, then dropping by The Tech Report is probably a good idea if you are into high performance gaming mice. At $80 it is certainly priced for the high end and that entry fee gets you a mouse that can be adjusted to be a prefect fit for just about any hand ...
Subject: General Tech | October 12, 2010 - 01:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
On the internet you can find some benchmark results that may well show the current performance levels of the HD6850 and HD6870, ones that are not terribly encouraging. The results were purportedly generated from tests of using 3DMark Vantage and 3DMark 2006 and both cards seem to have scored lower than the HD5800 cards that preceded them. If the leak is valid it raises some interesting questions about the drivers, benchmark integration and performance of the cards in games.
Subject: General Tech | October 11, 2010 - 04:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The rumours about XFX seem to be true, especially after a chat Kitguru had with XFX seems to confirm all the other evidence that XFX will be focusing solely on AMD cards in the future. This move does seem to have inspired their creativity a little bit, as evidenced by some of their new packaging. The troubles between nVIDIA, who have yet to comment on the situation and XFX predate the decision by nVIDIA to undercut the middle man by selling their own cards a
Subject: General Tech | October 8, 2010 - 06:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
One thing we are good at here at PC Perspective is producing a complicated answer to a simple question. That is the nature of the beast as it were, where a simple question about the maximum number of connections a wireless router can handle generates a rather informative post on how much it can handle in theory versus how many it can handle in reality, if you can understand the rather technical reply. That is not the only thing we are good at however, the tricky part is finding a way to explain the techni
Subject: General Tech | October 8, 2010 - 01:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Microsoft has a bit of a problem when it comes to mobile products, historically that was not a big issue but as more and more people are looking for serious mobile power and they are finding it offered by other companies, Apple for instance. The mobile war is going poorly, the Zune did not really catch on and had a very limited release and we are still awaiting for a phone or tablet running Microsoft's new mobile OS.
Subject: General Tech | October 7, 2010 - 11:37 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Intel has always had a fondness for making Xeon processor model numbers a little hard to interpret, something they have now shared with the average user with the Core series of desktop CPUs. With Sandy Bridge around the corner it is time for them to rename everything once again and SemiAccurate has the list of the server parts. Many will be unsurprised to see three family lines, the E3, the E5 and the E7
but it is the four numbers or more after the dash that really tell you about the processor. The first digit indicates how many CPUs it will be able to work in tandem with on
Subject: General Tech | October 6, 2010 - 08:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tech Spot would be happy to show you just how over a dozen video cards perform as well as , the loads experienced by dual, quad and hexa core processors. One of their last tests focused on the performance scaling of a Core i7 that was clocked initially at 2.0GHz and then ramped up in 200MHz steps all the way to 4.0 GHz which displays just how GPU dependent Sid's newest creation is.